How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

 |  January 14th, 2016

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more importantly – reflect the genius thinkers of today and even tomorrow. Centuries ago, great watchmakers such as Abraham-Louis Breguet, Antoine LeCoultre and Adrien Philippe – among others – developed monumental inventions in watchmaking that brought us the keyless winding watch and even the tourbillon escapement (a device that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity on the watch in certain positions.)…

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Watchstars Awards Go to Tudor, A. Lange & Sohne, MB&F and Omega Watches

 |  December 30th, 2015

As the year winds down, the winners of the Watchstars Awards 2015-2016  have been named. Winners of the awards are selected by a panel of watch experts via  independent voting. The expert panel consists of more than 70 international experts, and watches were nominated in five categories. Winners: Classic Stars:  Omega Globemaster. This watch model, which was launched in 2015, succeeded to establish itself against its competitors with its Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement and METAS certificate. Technical Stars (watches with additional function(s).  A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater with  jumping hours and minutes combined with a decimal minute repeater. Design Stars:  MB&F Legacy Machine 101 with in-house developed movement and domed sapphire crystal . Stars for a  Lifetime (timeless icons):  Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch –selected for design,…

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