Five Fantastic Mechanical Watches Seen at Baselworld 2016 (Video)

 |  March 31st, 2016

Once again this year, our very good friends and colleagues over at captured some horological excitement at Baselworld — especially as it pertains to mechanical timepieces.  Here, with their permission, we bring you a look at their top five picks in mechanical watches — via a video shot on site by founder Marc Andre’ Deschoux and Louis Nardin.

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Differentiating Between an Automatic Watch and a Hand-Wound Watch

 |  October 10th, 2013

We get a lot of questions from readers asking the difference between a hand-wound (manual-wind) watch and an automatic (self-wind) watch. While we took a look at this subject before, it may be a good time to revisit it for novice watch lovers. As most know,  a mechanical watch is a watch powered by the movement’s mechanical parts and not by a battery as in a quartz powered timepiece. In a hand-wind watch, the wearer must act as the initial…

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Don’t Buy that Mechanical Watch Until You’ve Read This

 |  July 18th, 2013

  If you haven’t yet purchased your first good luxury mechanical wristwatch, it is time to do so. There is so much to be said for the craftsmanship and fine-tuned technological workmanship that goes into a mechanical wristwatch. Typically, these timepieces have hundreds of tiny components all inside the case that work harmoniously to track time to the second. However, one must be aware that, unlike a quartz watch that generally just needs a new battery every few years, a…

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Introducing Urwerk’s Mechanical Watch That Lets the Wearer Monitor the Precision

 |  May 29th, 2013

A young brand,  Urwerk has nonetheless made incredible inroads in the world of fine watchmaking mechanics and innovation thanks in great part to the brand’s signature satellite complications. Urwerk’s research and development department embraces an anti-establishment sprit – and as such has developed the concept for a mechanical timepiece with integrated intelligence—called EMC. “The interaction between a mechanical watch and its owner is a theme that has always inspired us,” says Felix Baumgartner, master watchmaker and co-founder of URWERK. “Designing…

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