Top Six Complicated Watches of 2017; Our Picks for GPHG Mechanical Exception Watches

 |  November 6th, 2017

With GPHG Awards taking place on Wednesday, we are wrapping up our coverage with the Mechanical Exception category. The pieces found in this category check all the boxes for horological geekdom. The category requirements looks for a special mechanism such as an unique display, striking component, a belt driven movement, or other innovations in the market place. This year is no exception and each piece commands numerous man hours and showcases how far each of the manufactures have been able…

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Top Six Multi-Time-Zone (Travel Time) Watches of 2017, And Our Picks for GPHG 2017

 |  October 26th, 2017

Feeling jet lagged from a recent business trip to Arizona, for me the timing for this week’s deep dive into the top six Travel Time watches of 2017, according to the GPHG pre-selection,  couldn’t be more appropriate. The watches that fall into this category are defined as mechanical watches that display time in several  zones, with additional complications are permissible. Here we bring you a look at the top six travel watches of 2017 as entered into the GPHG —…

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Top 6 Chronographs of 2017, And Our GPGH 2017 Chronograph Picks

 |  October 12th, 2017

This year has been a bang-up year for the watch category of chronographs. From chronographs that time to tinier fractions of a second to those with new indication formats and totally different movement configurations, this category of timepiece rocked 2017. Now, with just about a month left until the GPHG Awards in November, we bring you a look at the top six chronographs of 2017 (as pre-selected by GPHG) and some insight into who we think should win. The Chronograph…

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Introducing the Junghans Meister Driver Automatic Watch

 |  October 9th, 2017

As is the trend with the industry, auto racing often plays the muse for many of the horological manufactures, serving as inspiration for the pieces that make their way to market and onto the wrists of aficionados. Now, German watch brand Junghans is releasing the Meister Driver Automatic watch that is meant to embody the age when auto racing was the ultimate pursuit of the distinguished gentleman, and car travel was a stylish adventure. The new watch joins the brand’s…

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Top Six Calendar Watches of 2017, And Our GPHG Picks

 |  October 3rd, 2017

The countdown to the GPHG continues, and with that our in-depth look at the final pre-selected watches … some of which have us wondering if the judges were drinking when voting. Nonetheless, today we look at the Top Six Calendar watches as pre-selected by the GPHG. The GPHG defines the “calendar “ complexity as “mechanical watches comprising at least one calendar and/or astronomical complication” (e.g. annual calendar, perpetual calendar, equation of time, complex moon-phase display, etc.). Additional indications and/or complications are…

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