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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KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Works with Zenith Watches on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Thayer Limited Edition Bronze Watch

 |  February 21st, 2017

In anticipation of a big military museum fundraiser that was taking place this past weekend, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer — known to fans around the world as the Spaceman — worked with Zenith, with the help of KISS rocker Eric Singer, on the creation of the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Thayer Limited Edition Bronze watch honoring Thayer’s father, a decorated war hero. I spoke at great length with the Spaceman this weekend about the watch, his father and more, just 24 hours before the big fundraising event where legendary rockers like Alice Cooper, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, and others were performing in Portland, OR. KISS also gave a rare (un-costumed) performance at the…

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All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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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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