Blancpain Bathyscaphe en oro Sedna y esfera azul

Hacía más de dos años que Blancpain no presentaba ninguna novedad dentro de la línea Bathyscaphe; la última vez fue en Baselworld 2018 cuando lanzó el  Day Date 70s, un precioso reloj de look vintage que rompía con el habitual diseño de reloj-instrumento de la colección. Y es ahora cuando la firma de Le Brassus nos presenta dos nuevas referencias. La primera de ellas es el Mokarran, una edición limitada destinada a la protección del tiburón martillo gigante de la que os hablaremos esta misma semana. La segunda es la…

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Swatch Introduces the Swatch x BAPE Big Bold 2020

One year after the launch of its first collaboration with Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape (BAPE), Swatch has just announced the second edition of the Swatch x BAPE Big Bold. A limited edition of unknown quantity, the new line up is made up of three model, plus a more exclusive box set that Swatch has teased about but not yet announced. From left: Tokyo Black Multi Camo, Tokyo Grey Multi Camo, Tokyo White Multi Camo Initial thoughts The first Swatch x BAPE edition was made up of six watches, each…

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Dutch Courage: In Conversation with Batavi’s Ugur Mamak

After your positive reception to our recent review of Batavi’s new Kosmopoliet GMT, we decided to reach out to founder Ugur Mamak for a follow-up chat, discussing the company’s past, present, and future in the wake of the Komopoliet’s success. Hey, Ugur. How’s life? How are things at Batavi? Hi Edwin, life in the time of COVID-19 is strange and different, but all good here. Things at Batavi are also going good, very busy at the moment with production, and some side projects based on the Kosmopoliet collection. Can’t complain! The Kosmopoliet is a seriously eye-catching design. Since the Scottish Watches review went live, we’ve had a…

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“Ya tenemos importantes actores de la industria que muestran un gran interés en unirse a la comunidad HourUniverse”

El mundo de las ferias relojeras ha implosionado y se ha convertido en un thriller apasionante. Watches & Wonders, Dubai Watch Week, Geneva Watch Days, Time To Move, el evento sin nombre liderado por Rolex en Ginebra en 2021… y ahora HourUniverse. Cuando todos habían sentenciado a muerte Baselworld, MCH Group lanza HourUniverse como su proyecto más ambicioso. Una apuesta revolucionaria bien definida que sí plantea sobre la mesa detalles muy concretos frente a otros eventos anunciados que aún flotan en planteamientos generales. “Hay que olvidar la idea de pasillos…

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Bond Roberts Cigar Auctions: Avoid The Plethora Of Fake Cigars With This Trustworthy Source

Bond Roberts is a joint venture between Rob Fox of James J. Fox and Rob Ayala of Friends of Habanos. They refer to the operation as, “a transparent cigar exchange where technology, oversight, and member participation come together to offer the largest continuous selection of aged, vintage, and rare Cuban cigars to the global market in a secure trading environment.” Ken Gargett weighs in on the trustworthiness of the new operation. The post Bond Roberts Cigar Auctions: Avoid The Plethora Of Fake Cigars With This Trustworthy Source appeared first on…

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Armin Strom Adds Gold to Gravity Equal Force

Armin Strom this week releases a rose gold version of its Gravity Equal Force, an innovative time-only design with an unusual constant-force mechanism. The Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force, now with a black dial and a rose gold case, bridges and hands. The watch, which Armin Strom debuted in steel last year, features an in-house movement that takes a cue from high-precision pocket watches of yore. The watch’s ASB19 automatic movement features a motor barrel (where the mainspring resides) that stays locked after the watch is wound, creating a more…

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Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000: Blake Buettner’s Picks

Building a watch collection that brings you joy shouldn’t have to break the bank. Setting aside $5,000 to build an ideal 3 watch collection is within reason both financially (with a bit of planning as needed), and from an horological perspective. Not all great watches are locked behind long waitlists and hefty price tags, after […]
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Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force System 78 Rose Gold

Swiss watchmaker Armin Strom debuted its latest version of the Gravity Equal Force today — in a new rose gold and black variation. The new case measures the same 41 mm x 12. 65 mm as the original Gravity Equal Force System 78, but is constructed of a solid 18K rose gold instead of stainless steel. With the Gravity Equal Force — and virtually all of Armin Strom timepieces — the movement components are openworked and visible on both sides of the watch and protected by sapphire crystals front and…

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In-Depth: Three Post-Quartz Crisis Mechanical Masterpieces You Probably Forgot About

The 5100, which was also released in 2000, is for me one of the most beautiful and interesting simple watches that Patek has produced since the Mechanical Renaissance began in earnest. It is, in certain respects, diametrically opposed in complexity and intention to the Jules Audemars Equation Of Time, but it is its equal in terms of masterful presentation of horology as art and of watchmaking at the high end as the capacity to take infinite pains. It’s a watch that was written about the year it debuted, most entertainingly (in parts one and two of a two-part article), by Alan Downing, who wrote under the pseudonym Watchbore on Timezone.com. The watch was a technical tour-de-force – it was the first wristwatch ever to be made with a 10-day power reserve, a world record at the time – and was the brainchild of Patek’s long-time technical director, Jean-Pierre Musy, of whom Downing waggishly wrote, “Mr. Musy, who, as one of Switzerland’s most talented horological engineers, is unknown to the watch-buying public, is a stickler for what he calls le confort — the provision of every convenience the most exacting owner will ever think of requiring.”

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