Recommended Reading: Setting the Royal Clocks in Windsor Castle

25/10/2020 2:13 pm Recommended Reading: Setting the Royal Clocks in Windsor Castle As daylight savings time ended in the United Kingdom, the full-time horological conservator at Windsor Castle was setting some 400 clocks, one at time – a task that takes some 16 hours. As documented in a recent BBC story, horologist Fjodor van den Broek is responsible for all the clocks at Windsor Castle, while a […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Up Close: S.U.F. Sarpaneva x Moomin

24/10/2020 5:44 pm Up Close: S.U.F. Sarpaneva x Moomin Finnish independent watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva is famous for his frowning moon “face”, an instantly recognisable emblem of contemporary watchmaking. But he also makes more affordable watches under the S.U.F. Helsinki label, which recently launched the S.U.F. Sarpaneva x Moomin, a cartoon watch that is seriously good. Created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 75th anniversary of […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Hublot Introduces the Meca-10 Clock

23/10/2020 1:06 pm Hublot Introduces the Meca-10 Clock Time-only but visually and mechanically interesting, the Hublot Meca-10 wristwatch has a skeleton movement inspired by Meccano, the children’s construction toy. Now it’s been blown up – by a multiple of four – to create the Meca-10 Clock. Created in collaboration with Swiss clockmaker L’Epée, best known for the clocks it has made for MB&F and Chanel, […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Watchmaking: A Primer on Frosting by a Watchmaker

23/10/2020 11:52 am Watchmaking: A Primer on Frosting by a Watchmaker Fine finishing in high-end watchmaking automatically brings to mind polished bevels, black-polished steel, Cotes de Geneve, blueing, and even perlage. But less thought is given to frosting, even though it is prominent in the grandest of timepieces made by leading independent watchmakers. Put simply, frosting is the treatment of a metal to create an uneven, […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Up Close: Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono

22/10/2020 12:45 pm Up Close: Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Bell & Ross’ integrated-bracelet sports watch gets an upgrade this year, with the bigger, and arguably better, BR 05 Chrono. The new chronograph retains the design of the basic BR 05, but incorporates 1970s racing-chronograph style with its twin square registers. At the same time, the case design and finish work better on the larger […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Fugue Introduces the Fiction One

22/10/2020 11:08 am Fugue Introduces the Fiction One Founded just three years ago, Fugue got its start with a watch featuring a modular case with interchangeable lugs. The brand’s second model is altogether more interesting, the Fiction One. Powered by an automatic Sellita movement, the Fiction One has an intriguing mystery dial – the hands appear to be floating over its surface with […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Zenith Introduces the Chronomaster Revival Liberty

22/10/2020 5:39 am Zenith Introduces the Chronomaster Revival Liberty Just days after unveiling the Lupin the Third edition inspired by a Japanese anime series, Zenith has rolled out a limited edition for countries on the other side of the world. The Chronomaster Revival Liberty is similarly based on the El Primero A384, but dressed in red, white, and blue. Initial thoughts Zenith has released several […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Dubai Watch Week 2020 Goes Online

21/10/2020 1:30 am Dubai Watch Week 2020 Goes Online Having taken place in Dubai and London since 2015, Dubai Watch Week (DWW) is now going online. Organised by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the largest watch retailer in the Middle East, DWW was traditionally a watch fair catered to consumers and collectors that was a platform for education as well as new product launches. Despite […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Massena Lab Introduces the Uni-Racer Chronograph

20/10/2020 4:50 pm Massena Lab Introduces the Uni-Racer Chronograph Having gotten its start by collaborating with independent watchmakers like Habring2, Massena Lab has just unveiled the first watch of its own brand, the Uni-Racer. A vintage-style wristwatch modelled on the Universal Genève Uni-Compax “Big Eye” chronograph of the 1960s, the Uni-Racer features several details that will appeal to enthusiasts, while having an affordable price […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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Chopard Introduces the L.U.C Skull One

20/10/2020 12:05 pm Chopard Introduces the L.U.C Skull One Chopard has loosened up its strictly formal, ultra-thin dress watch with recent launches like the collaboration with tailor Kiton. Launched during Mexican watch fair Salón Internacional Alta Relojería México (SIAR), the L.U.C Skull One continues the theme – a slim, black-coated case and the dial decorated with a motif inspired by Día de Muertos, the Mexican festival that celebrates the […] SJX A Journal Dedicated to Fine Watches

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