Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel

 |  April 11th, 2019

Back in January when the SIHH took place, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel watch was top on everybody’s list of best watches from the show. Critics weren’t wrong. They  were, however, early. Showing off this watch at its launch is great, however the complex timepiece is only just starting to make its way to markets around the world, with just a few pieces becoming available this summer and fall. For that reason, we held off on our review. Here,…

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Baselworld 2019: A Closer Look At The Hautlence HL Sphere 01

 |  April 8th, 2019

Much of the value and pedigree of a watch manufacture is derived from how long the manufacture has been in existence. There has, however, over the last couple of decades, been a bucking of that trend as newer manufactures have entered the market place with fresh takes and technological accomplishments that rival those of any of the older houses. One such brand is Hautlence, and over the past 15-plus years the independent Swiss manufacture has  regularly launched pieces that  are…

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Wildest Watch Ever? Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost Watch

 |  October 10th, 2017

We all know that Richard Mille goes to extremes to create timepieces that can go the distance — on the tennis court, the golf course and the black top. Now, however, the brand tackles the cycling world with one of the wildest watches ever: Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost. The former racing driver and four-time Formula One  World Champion joined forces with his friend Richard Mille to create a cycling watch that could track the entire season’s distance.…

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MB&F Unveils HMX – the 10th Anniversary Horological Machine that Bends Light and Time

 |  June 2nd, 2015

This year, independent watch brand MB&F celebrates its 10th anniversary. Hard to believe that it has already been 10 years – as this brand has regularly set hearts and minds of collectors askew with the most visionary micro-engineering horological machines on the market. I remember so vividly sitting with Maximilian Busser the year before he launched MB&F (Max Busser and Friends). We were in Geneva and he was showing me a prototype for his first horological machine … it looked…

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A Close-Up Look at Jacob & Co.’s SF24 – on the Wrist

 |  October 11th, 2013

In today’s watchmaking world, several brands recognize that a little touch of added dimension goes a long way. Such is the case with the new Jacob & Co. SF24 watch.  This timepiece is a wonderful blend of past, present and future.  Crafted in micro-blasted 18-karat rose gold, the watch features an open-work dial for viewing of the Concepto based Caliber 2220 with exclusive world time SF24 module. The watch features a cylindrical three-dimensional top piece that displays the cities via…

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Richard Mille’s Amazing Tourbillon RM26-01 Panda – in Video

 |  June 17th, 2013

One of the first watchmakers ever to introduce the concept of 3D watches to the world, Richard Mille has done it again with the stunning RM 26-01 Panda high-jeweled watch.  In three-dimensional beauty, a giant panda, created in gold with black sapphires and white diamonds, rests among bamboo shoots on the dial of the tourbillon timepiece. The giant panda enjoys global recognition as a friendly, loveable and protected species and is considered a symbol of peace. Richard Mille opted to…

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