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Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

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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Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates 180th Anniversary with Gyrotourbillon 3 and Jubilee Watches

Since its inception in 1833—180 years ago—Jaeger-LeCoultre has been a brand dedicated to excellence and creativity. From founder Antoine LeCoultre, who invented so many important timekeeping nuances, to today’s brand caretakers who perpetuate that spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to achieve record-breaking milestones. To date, the brand has more than 400 patents and 1,242 calibers under its…

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Exclusive Interview: Emmanuelle Chriqui and Baume & Mercier

A fan and ambassadress  of Baume & Mercier,  actress Emmanuelle Chriqui has partnered with the brand in the design of specially made watch straps for the alluring Linea line (which is known for its easily interchangeable watch straps and versatility).  With delicate features, sultry eyes and an infectious smile, Chriqui has charmed many in her…

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Introducing TAG Heuer’s new Carrera Carbon Caliber 1887 Concept Chronograph

It’s been a month of new technology, new innovations, concept watches and more. We’ve seen some great “firsts” in the watch industry here in Switzerland. Now, TAG Heuer joins the pack with its newest ultra-light Carrera Carbon Caliber 1887 Concept Chronograph — manufactured in Carbon Matrix Composite weighing 19g. The motor-sports inspired watch is made…

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Write Away – Win a Girard-Perregaux Fountain Pen for your Fiction

Girard-Perregaux has occasionally inspired flights of prose. Among the existing literary references to Girard-Perregaux’s timepieces: a mention in the first chapter of the 1957 James Bond novel From Russia With Love, in which author Ian Fleming describes the villain’s watch: “There was also a bulky gold wristwatch on a well-used brown crocodile strap. It was…

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Vintage Fine – Franck Muller Releases the Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve

First shown to the world at the recent World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco, the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve Mechanical wristwatch was the star of the Geneva Watchland exhibition thanks to its retro appeal and fine mechanics. The 7-Days Power Reserve mechanical watch – with its 213-part movement…

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