Artist Elisabetta Fantone Designs Dial for New Corum Bubble 47 Magical

 |  January 11th, 2018

 Corum has long been affiliated with artists for its legendary timepieces. Even back in the mid 1950’s when founder Rene Bannwart experimented with drilling holes into coins to create dials, and when his son Jean-Rene turned to watchmaking artists such as Vincent Calabrese for the famed Golden Bridge, this brand was on the cutting edge of blending art and watchmaking technology.  Decades later,  when the brand was owned by Severin Wunderman, the beloved Bubble was unveiled, and frequently incorporated artistic…

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Armin Strom Taps Kari Voutilainen For Mirrored Force Resonance Guilloche’ Dial Watches

 |  January 11th, 2018

Never content to rest on its laurels, independent watch brand Armin Strom continues to build on the success of the rose gold and stainless steel Mirrored Force Resonance watches that it has garnered amongst the watch collecting world. Now the brand teams with independent master watchmaker, Kari Voutilainen, adding an option of a hand-executed guilloche dial — created by the master himself. For those who may be unaware, Armin Strom offers a significant level of bespoke beauty for buyers looking…

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Author Mary Shelley Turns Over In Her Grave Thanks To H. Moser & Cie’s Unveiling Of Frankenstein Homage Watch (Swiss Icons Series)

 |  January 11th, 2018

This article was amended on January 12, with a new statement by the brand being issued about this timepiece. That statement is at the end of this article. Well, ok, Mary Shelley, the original author of what may well have been the first science-fiction book,Frankenstein, might not be rolling over in her grave with the introduction of the new H. Moser & Cie Frankenstein Homage Watch that is the third in the brand’s Swiss Icons series (which began with Moser’s…

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Video Interview: Fireside Chat with MB&F’s Charris Yadigaroglou

 |  January 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, we had the opportunity to talk at length with MB&F’s Charris Yadigaroglou about the brand’s exceptional, highly technical Legacy Machine Split Escapement watch. The LM SE is one of the more challenging timepieces to build because the escapement is actually split. Of course, for a brand like MB&F, challenge is an opportunity. We invite you to learn more about how MB&F overcame the obstacles to produce this $79,000 feat of matchmaking.

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Pre-SIHH 2018: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second Limited Edition Blue

 |  January 9th, 2018

With SIHH around the corner, Jaeger-LeCoultre releases a very special watch:  the Geophysic True Second Limited Edition Blue. Created in a series of just 100 pieces, the latest rendition is endowed with a stunning blue dial and to say it ‘pops’ would be an understatement. The inspiration for todays piece dates to the chronometer created in 1958 for the International Geophysical Year. The watch created then was gifted to the first man that led an expedition under the North Pole,…

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