A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite Watch Review

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Retailing for just about half a million dollars, the A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph Perpetual Pour Le Merite watch is truly something to marvel at. The mega-complicated watch now also includes a perpetual calendar. The A. Lange & Sohne  Pour le Mérite line was first launched in 1994 and has seen a number of additions to the family since then, with each new piece more daring and innovative then the last. The first piece ever released was the Tourbillon Pour Le Merite, and it came equipped with fusée-and-chain transmission. Then, 2005 saw a new model released with the complications of the original and the addition of a chronograph with Rattrapante function. The release was the manufacturer’s most complicated watch at…

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Louis Moinet Mobilis Double Tourbillon Automaton Watch Review

 |  February 17th, 2017

Every once in a while we see something that truly stands out from the rest — not just because it is different, but also because of its inherent beauty and craftsmanship. Such is the case with the Louis Moinet Mobilis Double Tourbillon Automaton watch that we got to spend some time with in Geneva recently. We shouldn’t be too surprised that this watch is incredible, after all we are dealing with the inventor of the world’s first chronograph. Here we bring a review of this timepiece from start to finish. Mobilis is the first Double Tourbillon watch whose function is to power a watch complication – the first patent application of its kind. To accomplish this, two large tourbillon cages…

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition Watch for Hodinkee Sold Out

 |  February 16th, 2017

It was another on-line sale of specially made watches — offered exclusively just last week via our friends and colleagues over at Hodinkee —  that has created quite a buzz. The specially made  Vacheron Constantin watch represented the brand’s  first co-designed collaboration. Now, if you read Hodinkee frequently, you would know that the original Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955  watch is a favorite of theirs (or at least of founder, Benjamin Clymer). So, the choice of this watch as a special edition was not a big surprise. The point is, though that the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition for Hodinkee  36-piece collection, priced at $45,000 USD each, has totally sold out. In fact, there is…

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Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire Watch, Video

 |  February 16th, 2017

We’ve been keeping tabs on the recently released Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance watch, that increases accuracy by about 30 percent. Today, we bring you a look at a video that showcases the watch in all its beauty. The Armin Strom timepiece was developed after much research and development into resonance — a sophisticated and demanding horological technique that has rarely been mastered. Armin Strom’s resonant Caliber ARF15 is a classically constructed manually wound movement that was conceived, manufactured, assembled, and regulated in-house. It beats at a 3.5 Hertz (25,200 vph) frequency, allowing the observer to really appreciate the patented, resonant regulators in action. The resonance clutch spring needed to realize the Mirrored Force Resonance’s twin display of seconds was so…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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