Video: Witness the Jaquet Droz $367,500 Signing Machine Do Its Job … For The Person Who Has Everything

 |  June 29th, 2018

Four years in the making, the incredible Jaquet Droz   Signing Machine — an automata unveiled initially four years ago and then officially at Baselworld 2018 in honor of the brand’s 280th anniversary — is ready for delivery. The incredible mechanical machine will sign your name for you — in case you can’t or don’t want to.  Retailing for $367,500 the Jaquet Droz Signing Machine is definitely for the person who has everything. Jaquet Droz is famed for its work…

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Video: Hands On With the New H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alps Minute Repeater Tourbillon

 |  June 27th, 2018

Earlier this year, H. Moser & Cie unveiled a stunning new minute repeater timepiece in its distinctive cushion-cornered rectangular Swiss Alps watch case. The timepiece, the H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alps Minute Repeater Tourbillon, houses an all-new rectangular movement and is made strictly to order. The watch as seen here is crafted in 18-karat white gold. Buyers of the H. Moser & Cie Swiss Alps Minute Repeater Tourbillon (Ref. 5901-0200) can select the dial colors that are lasered onto…

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Hands On: Tutima Glashutte Saxon One M With Midnight Grey Dial

 |  June 18th, 2018

I seem to have a love affair with German watch brands. There is something special about the clean designs and the unflagging  functionality of top-notch German watch brands. Tutima has all of this, as well as a great value/quality aspect. Additionally, the brand doesn’t need to make a lot of noise about itself. Once you pick up one of these watches and do some comparisons, you know you are getting quality craftsmanship, great product look and reliability.  Recently, we had…

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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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Hands On With the TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford Watch in Aquablue

 |  May 18th, 2018

During Baselworld,  TAG Heuer showed off its newest collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the company known for tricking out watches according to individual desires.  The new TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford watch is the second one where TAG Heuer authorized Bamford to do something special with one of its timepieces.  This new interpretation of the iconic Monaco watch is a bit of an eye opener – thanks to the visually arresting luminescent Aquablue visual cues for the chronograph sub-dial counters, minute…

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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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Hands On With The Mesmerizing Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon Watch (Video)

 |  May 4th, 2018

There were some really interesting new tourbillons watches introduced at Baselworld this year, but one of the outstanding watches comes in the form of a  beloved Corum Bubble: the Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon (aka, Bubble 47 Swoosh). The Bubble, for those who may not know, is an iconic watch with half-a-sphere raised sapphire crystal that allows for an incredible view of the dial. The Corum Bubble was introduced by Corum in the early 2000’s and  was an immediate sensation. In…

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