Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot 5524G (English)

@munich_watch_lover Editor’s note: This post is an edited and expanded version of content first published on 04/07/2020. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Watch Collector & Storyteller (@munich_watch_lover) on Jul 4, 2020 at 2:02am PDT The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time ref 5524G is unlike anything else in the Patek world. To say the 5524G was an unexpected release back in 2015 would be a gross understatement. For a start, it’s a pilot watch. Yet Patek as a brand has no real connection with aviation watches to speak of. Or has it? Precedents In the…

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D1 Milano Skeleton Automatic (English)

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@munich_watch_lover Editor’s note: This post is an edited and expanded version of content first published on 07/06/2020. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Watch Collector & Storyteller (@munich_watch_lover) on Jun 7, 2020 at 3:43am PDT The Brand D1 Milano has a current offering that is heavily reliant on a Genta-esq case, across six collection lines (Polycarbon, Ultra-Thin Classic, Ultra-Thin Bracelet, Commando, Chronograph and Mechanical) with a total of 72 models on offer. The Mechanical collection includes the Skeleton that we review below. The company has also issued…

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Laco Frankfurt GMT (English)

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@munich_watch_lover Editor’s note: This post is an edited and expanded version of content first published on 31/05/2020. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Watch Collector & Storyteller (@munich_watch_lover) on May 31, 2020 at 3:15am PDT If you are in the market for a tough, legible GMT watch from a brand rich with heritage, look no further than Laco’s new Frankfurt GMT, part of the company’s evolution from its bread and butter World War II-era military watches. It is the recent recipient of a Red Dot design award, which we cited in our…

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Glycine Airman DC-4 (English)

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@aviationwatchcollector Introduction Our colleague @admin already published a post dedicated to the Glycine Airman in which he reviewed its extraordinary history as a pilot watch. I strongly recommend a read of this for background. The above mentioned post included a short video at the end in which I was wearing my Airman DC-4 in the cockpit of my ultralight. It is a watch that I promptly added to my collection when I returned to the hobby in 2018, this time much more focused around the aviation theme. Today I want…

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