Louis Erard La Sportive Ultima RS Limited Edition

Louis Erard La Sportive Ultima RS Limited Edition The Louis Erard La Sportive Ultima RS Limited Edition is a bi-compax chronograph, featuring both a telemeter scale and a tachymeter scale. Its 42.5mm steel case is presented in a matte black PVD finish. This limited-edition watch has been produced in collaboration with the specialist British supercar company, Ultima Sports Ltd. When some consumers contemplate purchasing a new watch, they may well consider a Breitling, an IWC, an Omega or a Rolex. All of these companies make superb watches. Indeed, from a…

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Bulgari London Limited Edition Octo Finissimo

Share this: Bulgari London Limited Edition Octo Finissimo The Bulgari London Limited Edition Octo Finissimo is a limited edition, ultra-thin skeletonised watch to be sold exclusively by Harrods, London. The model is presented in a 40mm, extra-thin ceramic semi-polished case, measuring 5.5mm in depth. Featuring a hand-wound movement, this slender timepiece will be launched at the Kensington store on Wednesday 26th August. An ultra-thin, openworked watch such as the Bulgari London Limited Edition Octo Finissimo presents an array of technical challenges which need to be overcome. Normally, a watch has…

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Patek Philippe 5370P Split-Second Chronograph

Share this: Patek Philippe 5370P Split-Second Chronograph The Patek Philippe 5370P Split-Second Chronograph is a new addition to the brand’s portfolio. Its specification is of the highest order. The  Calibre CHR 29-535 PS is a hand-wound movement featuring a column wheel and horizontal coupling. The model, presented in a 41mm platinum case, also includes a rattrapante and a grand feu enamel dial. The Patek Philippe 5370P Split-Second Chronograph is a new model for 2020 and is endowed with a plethora of delightful details. A split-seconds chronograph, sometimes referred to as…

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Theo Auffret Tourbillon à Paris – Subscription Series

Share this: Theo Auffret Tourbillon à Paris Theo Auffret Tourbillon à Paris is a remarkable timepiece from a young watchmaker based in Paris. Based on his work to date, I suspect Theo Auffret will eventually become one of the finest watchmakers of his generation. His latest model is an evolution of a prize-winning prototype he entered for the F.P.Journe’s young talent competition back in 2018 and is now offered on a subscription basis. I am the greatest I suspect many men of my generation will recall standing in the school…

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Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic

Share this: Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic The Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic exhibits a caring, more sustainable approach to making luxury goods. The Swiss watch brand has collaborated with a Dutch start-up, Gyre Watch, making timepieces housed in composite cases formed of 70% plastic waste and 30% fibreglass, with the latter material adding strength to the case’s structure. Image: ©Eric Rossier Luxury is the preserve of the fortunate. When purchasing a luxury product we demonstrate that we can already afford life’s essentials such as safe housing, food and essential…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

Share this: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar This year there is a new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar featuring the updated Calibre 866. A further enhancement is the jumping pointer date indication. The dial is beautifully executed with beautiful proportions, while the movement is enriched with impressive finishing and various technical attributes. Antoine LeCoultre (1803 – 1881) founded his eponymous company in 1833 within an area now synonymous with fine watchmaking, the Vallée de Joux. The region was known for making ébauches and movements for various watch companies. Indeed, these latter firms…

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Grand Seiko 60th anniversary re-creation watches

Share this: Grand Seiko 60th anniversary re-creation watches The Grand Seiko 60th anniversary re-creation watches are available in a choice of platinum, 18-carat yellow gold and titanium. While the models celebrate the release of the first Grand Seiko in 1960, these re-creations harness much modern-day know-how. The Japanese firm ‘K. Hattori’ was founded in 1881. Over the years, the company’s products would bear the names, ‘Seikosha’ (1892) and ‘Laurel’ (1913). Incidentally, this latter product was the first Japanese wristwatch. In 1924, a new brand name was born, Seiko. It would…

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin skeleton

Share this: Vacheron Constantin Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin skeleton The Vacheron Constantin Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin skeleton is a technical tour de force. It blends a highly complicated movement, a slender case and an openworked calibre using traditional skeletonising techniques. Few brands would dare to make a watch of such complexity, however, based on its vast experience, this Maison is clearly up to the task. This year, Vacheron Constantin has been particularly prolific, releasing numerous new watches or ‘novelties’ as they are referred to within the trade. Recently, I wrote…

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Montblanc 1858 Geosphere in Blue

Share this: Montblanc 1858 Geosphere in Blue The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere in Blue displays worldtime on two rotating globes. This eye-catching composition features a sumptuous blue dial that transitions to black near its periphery. Other highlights include a Grade 5 titanium case, ceramic bezel inlay and an Automatic Manufacture movement. With the advent of travel and overseas trade, there was a requirement to know the prevailing time in different parts of the world. The simple GMT or dual-time watch, featuring an additional hour hand, can simultaneously display the local time…

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Bulgari Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary Arena Bi-retro

Share this: Bulgari Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary Arena Bi-retro 103191 The Bulgari Gerald Genta 50th Anniversary Arena Bi-retro features a blue lacquered dial with a sunray motif and is housed in a 41mm platinum case. Its functions include a jumping hour, retrograde minutes and retrograde date. This model, produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gérald Genta establishing his eponymous brand, perpetuates the legacy of arguably the greatest watch designer of all time. Ask any watch journalist to name a famous designer of timepieces and, with few exceptions, each one…

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