Build Your Own Mechanical Pendulum Clock

 |  June 12th, 2018

Via the National Clock and Watch Museum in Pennsylvania, we learned of a site called Clockworks, where – for those mechanically inclined – can order all the makings to build you own Mechanical pendulum clock. The clock kit comes with everything from the movement to the pendulum, the chime block and rods, dial and hands. It does not, however come with the wooden grandfather (or grandmother) case. You have to buy that separately. They do, of course, offer choices. Additionally,…

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World Oceans Day: Rolex Defies the Elements, Goes Deep Into Ocean Exploration

 |  June 8th, 2018

Rolex has long been involved in the worlds of pioneering and exploration. This is the brand that has gone to the highest heights on the wrists of explorers conquering Mt. Everest more than half a century ago, to the deepest depths of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean strapped to the Trieste Bathyscaphe, piloted by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh. Rolex was the first brand to introduce a truly water resistant watch, the Oyster, in 1926, and the brand…

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Hands On With The Patented Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral Watch

 |  May 30th, 2018

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2018, Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer made a powerful statement about the brand’s watchmaking prowess when it unveiled the unique Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral watch with two patients (one still pending) and a superb design that allows for optimum viewing to the large-sized tourbillon. Powered by the in-house-made CFB T3000  unique movement developed and designed by the Manufacture, the watch is the world’s first to combine a peripheral automatic winding system and a peripherally mounted tourbillon.…

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Watches and Jewelry Worn At The Royal Wedding Of HRH Prince Harry To Megan Markle

 |  May 24th, 2018

This article first appeared earlier in the week on our sister blog, Watch Seduction. “Everyone seems to have something to say about the Royal Wedding of  HRH Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to American actress Meghan Markle, who now becomes Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex. From the gown she wore to the car they drove off in for the after party, whether your thoughts are positive or negative, one thing is clear: it was all very elegant.  Especially when it…

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Breaking News: Richemont Group Launches New Watch Brand Called Baume

 |  May 15th, 2018

Yes, you heard right. The luxury Richemont Group has just launched a new watch brand — an affordable one at that. Yes, you also heard right, the new brand is called Baume — mostly because it was conceived of and begun under the auspices of its “mother” brand Baume & Mercier. Additionally, the new brand — which now has its own design team and leader, veteran Richemont Group product director Marie Chassot — is geared for a better future and…

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Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

 |  May 11th, 2018

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in larger than 60-second increments – in fact measuring multiple increments of up to 12 hours – the A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split is an…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018

 |  May 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind we will be writing in depth about each of these watches in the coming weeks. “Over the past decade, the watch industry has witnessed incredible…

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