New: Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force in 18k RG

With the success of the premiere model in stainless steel, Armin Strom releases the Gravity Equal Force in a 18k rose gold case. We covered the premiere model at launch with high resolution photography and hands-on details as follows: Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force in 18k RG In a nutshell: The new release model is now in an 18k rose gold case, with a striking black dial and rose gold cocks visible from the dial side. This is an attractive visual contrast. The movement remains…

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New: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in Sedna Gold

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe model, renowned for its dual function as a diving instrument and civilian timepiece, now comes in a version combining a blue dial and bezel with a Sedna® gold case. Press Release with commentary in italics. The history of the Fifty Fathoms goes back to 1953, when Blancpain unveiled a timepiece that was to become the first professional diver’s watch. A few years later, Blancpain complemented this time measuring instrument with the Bathyscaphe model, thereby aiming to offer a diver’s watch in a size suited to…

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History at a Glance: The Story of Breguet – Part 2

The Story of Breguet – Part 2 With his brilliant mind, talent, and entrepreneurship, Abraham-Louis Breguet’s watchmaking firm brought about the golden age of horology. For the longest time, Breguet had peaked with the life and death of its founder. This was hardly surprising as Abraham-Louis Breguet is widely considered the greatest horologist of all time. Nevertheless, the Breguet name and brand persisted through the ages. The observation chronometer, or “montre à double secondes”, is the forerunner of the modern chronograph. Debuting in 1820, it was one of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s…

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Throwback Sundays: Six Iconic Watches Revisited, from Our Archives

In the world of watch collecting, there are admittedly so many options available. With brand launching novelties on an annual basis, collectors are definitely spoilt for choice. Despite the myriad of models, some of the icons remain. These pieces do not just come and go – they are evergreen watches that have stood the test of time. In fact, some of them can boast that they have remained relevant over the many decades of existence. This is definitely remarkable, considering the nature of consumerism and the proliferation of fast fashion…

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The Cartier Santos-Dumont XL

A gem from 2019’s collection, the Cartier Santos-Dumont is everything we want in a modern dress watch. It is slim, iconic, and of sound watchmaking pedigree. Most importantly, its price point is relatively accessible at US$5,850 for a manual wind in steel and US$15,600 in rose gold. The Cartier Santos-Dumont XL 1904. Louis Cartier granted the wish of his friend, the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont: to be able to tell the time while flying. This was the birth of one of the first ever wristwatches. Featuring a geometric…

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TGIF Fridays: Photographs from the Fujifilm GFX 100

DEPLOYANT – the watch magazine for collectors, by collectors We discussed the Fujifilm GFX 100 last week, with lots of details on the camera, lenses, and the pros and cons of such a camera. The GFX 100 is the most technically advanced medium format digital camera in the market. Established. But how do the images look like? Here is our lookbook, with some commentary. As discussed in last week’s article, I had the camera for the best part of 3.5 months. During the first part of this period, Singapore was…

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New: Genus GNS1.2 TD Damascene Titanium with Editorial Commentary

After introducing a new way of looking at and telling time with orbital hours and minutes with the Genus GNS1, which garnered the Mechanical Exception Prize at the most recent Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). In this new release, Genus explores the world of metal artisanship. Press Release with commentary in italics. Genus GNS1.2 TD Damascene Titanium GNS 1.2 Thinking differently, combining creativity as well as singularity, leaving the beaten track, inventing instead of replicating, stretching the ingenious whilst ensuring precision, reliability, legibility and wearability: In 2019, Genus opened…

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New: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph in black ceramic case

Audemars Piguet releases 3 new versions of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph in black ceramic case, black dial and a textured rubber strap. Press Release with commentary in italics. Audemars Piguet now offers its Royal Oak Offshore collection with a choice of smoked blue, green or grey dials, each incorporating the Manufacture’s “Mega Tapisserie” pattern and new Arabic numerals which supplant the customary applied hour-markers. Both the blue and green dial options feature a 44 mm ceramic case with matching ceramic bezel, pushpieces and screw-locked crown. The pushpiece guards…

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Review: Rare watches, The Collector’s View: The IWC Ingieneur Ref. 3508

We begin our series of amagnetic watches with the IWC Ingieneur REf. 3508, aka 500,000 A/m model. This watch was released in the 1990s, and was well known not only for the Genta design, but also the very high resistance to magnetic fields. Sharon Tan writes about her own watch. IWC Ingieneur Ref. 3508 The Ingenieur 500,000 A/m The IWC Ingenieur Ref. 3508Link to wallpaper: By clicking on this link you confirm that you have read and understood this statement, and agree that you will use the linked photograph for…

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New: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi with Editorial Commentary

Omega partners with the Swiss sailing team Alinghi, and in tribute to this new partnership, Omega announces the new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. Press Release with commentary in italics The Swiss sailing team of Alinghi is renowned for winning the America’s Cup in 2003, though Switzerland is a land locked country, with no access to the oceans, they managed to take the cup from New Zealand. It may be criticized by many that the team comprise mainly of former NZ sailors due to a rule change, but Alinghi…

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