Watch Review: Tutima Elevates German Watchmaking with 90th Anniversary Tempostopp In-House-Made Chronograph Watch

 |  April 19th, 2017

There are  a lot of exciting new timepieces coming from German watch brand Tutima this year, but none as breathtaking and complex to build as the bi-compax chronograph designed to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary: Tempostopp.  Before you get too excited – we have to warn you of the worst thing about this watch: just 90 pieces will be made. That said, there is so much great about this watch, that you may want to start getting your running shoes on…

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Watch Review: Jacob & Co. Opera Watch, A Dance on the Wrist

 |  March 23rd, 2017

If you are a lover of the opera, or of music boxes, the newest Jacob & Co. Opera watch just might be for you. We say “might be” because this one is pretty far out there in the design. The three-dimensional watch depicts a couple dancing in the center of the timepiece, surrounded by musical scores, the time, a multi-axis tourbillon and music box cylinders that actually play a tune. The remarkable watch, however, may be just a bit over…

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Watch Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the MB&F HM7 Aquapod, Jellyfish

 |  March 21st, 2017

Officially unveiled at SIHH and making another important appearance at Baselworld 2017, the  MB&F HM7 Aquapod, lovingly nicknamed Jellyfish, warrants a closer look for several reasons — not the least o which is the fact that the brand slipped another “round” watch in front of us without anyone really even noticing.  Here we take a close-up look at the MB&F HM7 Aquapod Jellyfish. Max Busser and friends lovingly refer to the watch as jellyfish, although, doubtless Busser’s wife does not share…

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Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture, Tribute to KonTiki Expedition, Watch Review, Prices

 |  March 2nd, 2017

This year marks the 70th anniversary of  scientist and explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary KonTiki expedition across the Pacific  in hand-made crafts. To celebrate, Eterna marks the occasion with a limited edition timepiece, KonTiki Bronze Manufacture. The 1947 KonTiki expedition was an undertaking to prove that ancient civilizations could indeed traverse the Pacific Ocean in hand made crafts. The crew was only equipped with rudimentary tools except for a radio and six Eterna time pieces. The nautical experiment was a success and in addition…

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The Truth Behind Audemars Piguet’s 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches Unveiled at SIHH 2017

 |  February 15th, 2017

From the mid-1970’s and all the way through to the late 1980’s, Audemars Piguet used a host of different methods to make its watches more exciting – mesh bracelets, link bracelets and specially hammered gold bracelets that gave a textured appeal to the timepiece. Perhaps those hammered gold watches were the inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak watches from Audemars Piguet unveiled earlier this year at SIHH. Truth be told, though, those early hammered…

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