Moon Accuracy for 122 Years … Introducing the White Gold L.U.C Lunar Big Date from Chopard

 |  July 23rd, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Originally launched in 2009, the Chopard L.U.C Lunar Big Date watch housed the L.U.C 96.20-L, with a moon phase accuracy of 122 years! Coming from a mechanical piece, made in-house by Chopard, this is a big deal because if the watch never stops running, you won’t have to adjust the moonphase in your lifetime. Now, Chopard takes that same movement and introduces the watch in an 18-karat white gold version with an updated design aesthetic. Before I delve into the details of this watch, I should start off by saying that I have a personal bias towards lunar complications. As such, if there is some editorial sensationalism don’t be surprised. The dial on this watch is absolutely…

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Omega Unveils Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 LE watch to honor the 45th Anniversary of Man’s First Step on the Moon – Which I recall Perfectly …

 |  July 18th, 2014

I may be giving away too much information here, but, why not? I remember watching the televised landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969, and the next day’s adventurous steps as two astronauts descended the ladder of the module and stepped foot on the moon’s surface. I was a kid, on vacation with my family at a lakeside resort in Vermont. The resort set up hundreds of chairs out on the long wooden porch under the late night sky and a huge television set … remember- this was 1969 – so that all by itself was a big deal! From those chairs, under the starry sky, we watched the incredible breakthrough man made. I was a kid. Maybe…

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Close Up With the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon (video)

 |  July 16th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Girard-Perregaux is a brand with the wind at its sails. The brand’s Constant Force Escapement was unveiled a year ago and took home top honors in the 2013 Grand Prixe d’Horologerie Genève. Since then, the watch world has been asking how Girard-Perregaux will follow up on that year’s success. The answer: the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon. Long known for its stellar work with tourbillons (after all, the Three Bridges Tourbillon is legendary), Girard-Perregaux took the tourbillon to new heights with its first triple-axis tourbillon.  What exactly is a triple axis tourbillon? At its heart is a traditional tourbillon (if there is such a thing as a traditional tourbillon).  The cage in which the tourbillon is housed completes…

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Louis Moinet Watches – The Truth Behind the New York Mecanograph

 |  July 11th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson New York is awesome. Its history and diversity allow it to stand out amongst metropolises all over the world. The city boasts a population of 8 million residents and 50 million visitors a year – not to mention some of the greatest restaurants known to man.  The city is at the epicenter of a multitude of industries, cultural rights and – well – Broadway. It is the birth place of Theodore Roosevelt, Chris Rock, Michael Jordan, and so many others. It is the city of inspiration. Therefore, it seems only natural that Louis Moinet execs would choose New York as one of the first two cities of inspiration to launch the new Mecanograph Cities collection. (The other…

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4 Watch Brands Inspired by FIFA World Cup in Brazil (Part 3 in Who’s Who: Watches and the FIFA World Cup)

 |  July 9th, 2014

Throughout the past month, with the World Cup in full swing, we have brought you one of the most comprehensive looks at watch brands involved in international football. Just check back to see the 20 plus posts under the FIFA 2014 search on our sight. Now, with FIFA 2014 coming to a  close in just about two weeks, it seems a good time to add to our previous comprehensive reporting of watch brands involved in soccer. Now, we bring you a look at some watches that simply are inspired by the beauty of Brazil and the concept of this year’s World Cup there. These brands have created timepieces that sport the colors of the country, or that offer other intriguing…

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