Introducing the Greubel Forsey Golden Sails

Last Friday, we brought you the story of Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 here and the magnificent alliance the brand has formed with micro-sculpter Willard Wigan. In that post we showed you the Golden Mask, and alluded to the newest piece coming to the fore front — the Golden Sails. Representing a true journey, the Golden…

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Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

As mentioned here a couple of days ago, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, and as such it unveils the 10th watch in its Hybris Mechanica series of Grande complications – the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3. The watch features a flying spherical tourbillon and – for the first time – an instantaneous digital…

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Greubel Forsey Takes Time to a New Level

As seen on Worldtempus.com You had to look really hard at this year’s SIHH to see the cooperative work of Greubel Forsey and miniature sculptor artist Willard Wigan – who micro-sculpts art on metal that is smaller than 1/15th of a single grain of rice.  The sculpture created for Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 watch…

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Inside Montblanc’s Minerva Workshops in Villeret — Hand Crafting Watches

Montblanc Minerva workshops in Villeret

Recently, in Switzerland, we had the opportunity to take a private tour of the small, exclusive Montblanc watch factory in Villeret that began as Minerva. Here, every single piece of every single watch movement (except the base plate) is made by hand, polished by hand and assembled by hand. Even the hairsprings are made in-house.…

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