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A.Lange & Sohne

Lange & Söhne – a visit to the factory helps a lot to understand the products and ...

... the people behind. I will share some impressions of the trip, some wrist shots of watches together with personal thoughts about and an excursion a...


Wristscan - starting 24th July: Colours in all their glory

PuristS are everywhere.....in each corner of the world. For some, it will be winter. Spring or autumn elsewhere. And for some it is summer. With each ...


Under the dial of the Montblanc Heritage Perpetual Calendar

Montblanc's debut of a mechanical perpetual calendar in stainless steel for under 13,000 USD was a shocker at SIHH 2014. Montblanc was able to bring t...

Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Blue - a second look

Friends, Nicolas has already posted a review on this watch. The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Blue in Pink Gold Reference: 49525-52-432-BB4A Just a FYI before...

Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis - The 2014 Hommage Collection

Roger Dubuis founded his manufactured in 1995, and created watches as tribute to his teachers and friends whom had helped him during his journey of le...


Rolex Milgauss 1019 Review

The very first Rolex Milgauss was provided through the two references 6541 and 6543, produced in the mid-1950s. These are watches of great rarity. My ...


Omega and Vanity Fair event with Buzz Aldrin and the Omega Speedmaster: PART 1

On a beautiful Wednesday evening in Beverly Hills, the PuristSPro Team joined Omega and Vanity Fair to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11...

Horological Meandering

A visit to La Joux-Perret in La Chaux-de-Fonds

A visit to La Joux-Perret in La Chaux-de-Fonds La Joux-Perret is one of the well established watch industry suppliers supplying many brands. They can ...


A new offer from France: the Chronometre watch by Pascal Coyon

Far from the Jura mountains and close to the sunny beaches of the South West of France is located Pascal Coyon 's workshop. And I can tell you that th...


Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Retrospective Exhibition in Singapore

The Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Retrospective Exhibition in Singapore kicks off today at the Chopard Marina Bay Sands today till 27 July. ...


This one's for you :)

Banaue, 2014 A photograph from a shooting trip in the rice terraces 2 weeks ago. It was an opportunity that I didn't notice until it presented itself ...

Richard Mille

Polo, Pablo MacDonough and the Richard Mille St. Tropez Polo Club Limited Edition RM030

Pablo MacDonough, Richard Mille's polo ambassador looked down at his watch, back at me, and simply stated: "Polo is the hardest sport on a watch; more...


Zenith Coffee House Tales (v): Revisiting an Icon - the El Primero 36'000 VPH 42 mm!

In this and the upcoming Coffee House Tales Miss R and myself tried to revisit the two fundamentally different approaches 'current' Zenith has in resp...

Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux, Traveller WW TC Pink Gold – a second look

Friends, Nicolas has already posted a review on this watch. The Traveller WW TC Pink Gold Reference: 49700-52. We have discussed a lot about the new c...


Journey into Montblanc - My Story to tell

My journey into Montblanc and how I got my Montblanc Villeret chronograph grand feu enamel watch is a story I would like to share here. For Montblanc ...


An Exclusive with Mr. Stephen Forsey

In celebrating their tenth year as a forerunner in complicated timepieces, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Stephen Forsey of Greubel Forsey...


Piaget Altiplano 900P Presentation in Tokyo

I was invited to Piaget's presentation on Altiplano 900P - which has been talked about and discussed here so many times already - and I would like to ...

A.Lange & Sohne

Lange exhibition at the Les Ambassadeurs boutique in Zürich

During my latest stay in Zrich, I had the chance to visit the exhibition organized by the Les Ambassadeurs boutique and dedicated to Lange & Shn...


JLC SIHH 2014: Duometre à Quantiéme Lunaire 40, 5 with an... Enamel dial

The Duometre à Quantiéme Lunaire was first unveiled in 2010, in two versions: - Rose Gold, unlimited: - Yellow Gold, limited to 300 pièces: 42 mm case...


My new Grail-Master has landed

Born in 1957, the Railmaster is part of the famous trilogy of "technical" watches : it is the one specifically invoking an impressive resistance to ma...


SEIKO 5 - first steps into a new (to me) world ...

SEIKO 5 - it all started with a Seiko Sportsmatic 5 , back in 1963. The idea was to set a new standard in accessibly priced mechanical watches with it...

Richard Mille

LIVE! The Le Mans Classic 2014 with Richard Mille!

[A racing machine on the wrist at the racing track: the limited edition RM030 Le Mans Classic: British racing green with white bezels. Eye catching!] ...


Zenith Coffee House Tales (iv): Unearthing a treasure - the El Primero ChronoMaster Terra!

Despite the recent heat here in Vienna Miss R and myself did not pause to bring another rarely seen watch - the Zenith El Primero ChronoMaster Terra ,...


New Video! Montblanc Fine Watchmaking: 500 Hours Quality Certificate

Following Mike's post on the technical details of the 500 hours quality certificate from Montblanc, here is a very interesting video produced by Montb...

Horological Meandering

Preliminary Announcement: ZENITH PuristS Factory Visit

Dear Forumners, Zenith Manufacture has kindly invited PuristS to visit their factory in October 2014 when the Swiss watch industry re-opens after the ...

Forum: Patek Philippe new-pp-3940-white-gold-first-series

New PP 3940, White Gold, First Series

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 11:28 >> Hi All, seems a lot of 3940 lovers here so wanted to share my newest purchase. A first series (within the first 600 numbers) white gold model. Original papers, French dial. This is the only white gold true first series I have ever seen. Currently on black strap, but think I am going back to the dark... Read more..
Author: rcg412
   1 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering tools-toys-for-a-casual-summer-holiday-which-one-are-yours

Tools & toys for a casual summer holiday. Which one are yours?

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 11:20 >> Just came back from my family holiday at the boat house and would like to share some of mine ... Cheers, Oliver... Read more..
Author: small-luxury-world
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Latest Reply: colton_d   48 minutes ago

Forum: Patek Philippe some-believe-this-is-the-most-beautiful-watch-ever-made

Some believe this is the most beautiful watch ever made...

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 09:26 >> you be the judge.... Read more..
Author: nicacag66
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Latest Reply: tic-toc   26 minutes ago

Forum: Officine Panerai heres-the-new-47mm-panerai-pam571-luminor-submersible-1950-3-days-automatic-titanio

Here's the new 47mm Panerai PAM571 Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 09:07 >> The PAM571 was created to celebrate Panerai's 10 years of passion for classic sailing. The PAM571 is basically a titanium version of the PAM24 Submersible with a regular black dial and an engraved solid caseback. For the full PAM571 technical specifications, please visit our News Central forum for f... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: amanico   2 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering sistem51-arrives-in-singapore

SISTEM51 Arrives in Singapore

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 08:45 >> Sistem51 finally arrives in Singapore today, after the recent positive note from the Swatch Group 2014 Half-year report stating in the outlook - "The Swatch brand expects robust growth in the second half of the year from the increased availability of the very successful and sought-after Sistem51, an... Read more..
Author: Kong
   4 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe a-hot-classic

A hot classic

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 08:30 >> Golden Ellipse legere ... does it also work for you? Best Moritz... Read more..
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Latest Reply: COUNT DE MONET   1 hours ago

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne lange-shne-a-visit-to-the-factory-helps-a-lot-to-understand-the-products-and-

Lange & Söhne – a visit to the factory helps a lot to understand the products and ...

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 08:22 >> ... the people behind. I will share some impressions of the trip, some wrist shots of watches together with personal thoughts about and an excursion about value.  The price is what we have to pay. The value is what we get.  Warren Buffett If something is valuable or not depends on the eye of the b... Read more..
Author: small-luxury-world
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: ED209   33 minutes ago

Forum: WristScan wristscan-starting-24th-july-colours-in-all-their-glory

Wristscan - starting 24th July: Colours in all their glory

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 05:28 >> PuristS are everywhere.....in each corner of the world. For some, it will be winter. Spring or autumn elsewhere. And for some it is summer. With each of these seasons comes different colours in nature.....and i am guessing that each watch collector tends to have different watches that they favour in... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (42)
Latest Reply: blomman   1 minutes ago

Forum: JLC celebrate-with-my-dear-friend-jlc-amvox-1-alarm-aston-martin-special-edition

Celebrate with my dear friend - JLC Amvox 1 Alarm Aston Martin Special Edition

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 04:20 >> A long time collector friend of mine, Kheng, (kfc on PuristSPro) went to collect a very special JLC which he ordered some weeks ago. A boutique special edition JLC Amvox 1 Alarm. Another dear friend of ours, Charles (cmlee) and I accompanied him to the JLC Singapore boutique today to collect it. All... Read more..
Author: jrwong23
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Latest Reply: jrwong23   5 hours ago

Forum: AHCI upside-down-and-grey

Upside Down and Grey

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 02:58 >> Don't see this watch posted much, so thought I should share a picture of mine with a grey strap from abp. Would love to see some other color combinations of this watch from other owners out there.... Read more..
Author: the_real_muttley
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: SALMANQ8   54 minutes ago

Forum: Rolex landsea-and-air

Land,sea and air.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 02:53 >> To me these three modern iterations of the veritable tool watch brand represents the very best in their class. The Daytona and the Submariner are probably the most recognised and sort after in their respective categories and the GMT is no less important in the field of aviation and its purpose in di... Read more..
Author: fernando
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: amanico   2 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet the-open

The Open!!

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 02:19 >> Hello Everybody! Coming back on last we; I share with you a great moment! At least for me!! Nice watch Lee!!... Read more..
Author: Duf
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: Duf   3 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux constant-escapement-lm-pink-gold-it-is-hard-to-

Constant Escapement L.M. Pink Gold - It is hard to ....

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 00:11 >> When you see this - it is hard to understand that this is not the most technical challenging side of the watch... This is! Best Blomman This message has been edited by blomman on 2014-07-24 00:13:05... Read more..
Author: blomman
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Latest Reply: blomman   8 hours ago

Forum: Montblanc under-the-dial-of-the-montblanc-heritage-perpetual-calendar

Under the dial of the Montblanc Heritage Perpetual Calendar

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 19:40 >> Montblanc's debut of a mechanical perpetual calendar in stainless steel for under 13,000 USD was a shocker at SIHH 2014. Montblanc was able to bring this type of "value" to the table was by working with Dubois-Depraz and creating the MB caliber 29.15. The MB 29.15 is an unique movement developed and... Read more..
Author: mkt33
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 22:27

Forum: Hublot 2-x-unico

2 x Unico

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 16:52 >> Attended one official function and saw my friend, a discreet watch collector who wore a Hublot Ferrari RG. 2 x Unico KingPower Ferrari... Read more..
Author: ekintay
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: ekintay   Yesterday at 19:57

Forum: Chopard chopard-wow-3


Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 16:16 >> L.U.C Qualit Fleurier For this week's WOW, I have gone back to pictures posted by MervC in December 2012. His white gold QF, with the L.U.C Cal. 9.96 beating inside, is simply exquisite. IMHO, Chopard hit a home run with this particular combination. Merv, I hope you are still enjoying it. Congratul... Read more..
Author: CaliforniaJed
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: CaliforniaJed   38 minutes ago

Forum: Horological Meandering new-to-pp

New to PP...

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 11:42 >> Coming over from "another" forum, it looks like PP is alive and well. Good to see Andrew chipping in which tells me great things will come of this forum. That's a challenge to you, Andrew as it looks like Ken is doing a nice job. Anyway, I'll start my first post with my Three Kings, my first is a Ki... Read more..
Author: JToddH
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Latest Reply: andrewluff   3 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe the-first-patek-that-i-really-loved-was-the-5015-i-recall-going-to-my

The first Patek that I really loved was the 5015. I recall going to my

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 10:51 >> local AD over and over again just to admire it. But I could never afford it. The journey has been a very long one. Today my grail arrived. Why ? Because you only live once.... Read more..
Author: nicacag66
Replies:  (14)
Latest Reply: Baron   6 hours ago

Forum: Ulysse Nardin ulysse-nardin-sonata-10th-birthday

Ulysse Nardin Sonata 10th birthday.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 08:27 >> There are few watches which, in my collection, have this importance. A sentimental and horological importance, I mean. Sentimental, because the Sonata is one of my first original " high end " piece which lived many important events of my Professional and private life, on my wrist. Sentimental becaus... Read more..
Author: amanico
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Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 18:40

Forum: Rolex summer-and-rolex-colours

Summer and Rolex colours

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 07:57 >> With many of us experiencing such a wonderful summer season, it occurs to me that we tend to make much more use of the colours in our watches during the summer season. Lets see some colour, maybe? Guessing this opens the door for a few GMTs???... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (34)
Latest Reply: amanico   5 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet every-now-and-then-you-gotta-slow-it-down

Every now and then you gotta slow it down

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 07:00 >> The older I get, the more time I try to find to just relax and unplug. No better way to do that than with a Royal Oak and some nice accoutrements.... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
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Latest Reply: emijar3   Yesterday at 21:50

Forum: Horological Meandering closeup-pics-of-my-aging-patek-omega-dials

Closeup pics of my aging Patek, Omega dials

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 03:49 >> Well, I am back for more bashing. In a way, I see critical comments as good for me, because I learn from them. I don't take things personally, I try not to. Anyway. Here are pics I shot recently as I wish to share and if others do know more, how the aging process works on dials from really good comp... Read more..
Author: bernard cheong
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Latest Reply: SALMANQ8   59 minutes ago

Forum: JLC the-hunt-for-the-one-with-the-depth-gauge

The hunt for the one with the depth gauge...

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 03:27 >> so the hunt for a proper dive watch with a depth gauge began in real earnest after this trip: home.watchprosite.com ...and after recently concluding that there were none but one (sorry IWC/Aquatimers) that I really loved, and as timing and luck would have it, a great specimen presented itsel... Read more..
Author: shing
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 07:59

Forum: JLC 1958-was-a-good-year-thanks-to-some-events-and-jlc

1958 was a good year... Thanks to some events and JLC.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 02:05 >> The Pan Am Company had the Boeing 707 first commercial service from the US to Europe. If you have interest in the Pan Am history, I suggest you read this: https://www.yahoo.com/travel/how-pan-american-world-airways-c1405101794701/photo-pan-am-introduced-its-first-stewardesses-in-1944-photo-140509521... Read more..
Author: amanico
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Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 22:34

Forum: Girard Perregaux there-is-a-coin-roll-call-started-in-the-home-forum

There is a Coin Roll Call started in the HoMe forum!

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 00:51 >> Please join in and show our GP's in the HoMe forum! Best Blomman... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: blomman   Yesterday at 06:33

Forum: AHCI news-habring2-10-years-and-a-new-in-house-movement

NEWS: Habring2 - 10 years and a new in-house movement!

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 00:22 >> PRESS RELEASE Sheet anchor for a family business The anchor of a mechanical watch serves to transfer the energy from the spring barrel to the balance wheel in the form of pulses whilst permitting the movement to run according to its frequency and thus display the passage of time. Whilst its form is ... Read more..
Author: Ornatus-Mundi
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Latest Reply: jrwong23   Yesterday at 19:14

Forum: Horological Meandering coin-roll-call-please-join-in-

Coin Roll Call – Please join in! :)

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 - 00:11 >> Friends, During the past week I have been terrorising cross forums with my Coin/Passport shots How about we gather all our change and make a Coin Roll Call? Pair a watch and some change in photo, please mention which currency and we will see  maybe the Purists can cover the whole world? *** Discla... Read more..
Author: blomman
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Latest Reply: blomman   10 minutes ago

Forum: Seiko seiko-perpetual-calendars

SEIKO Perpetual Calendars

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 21:16 >> Seiko produces a line of quartz perpetual calendars using its 8F32 and 8F56 movements. I\'ve had a lot of these watches over the last ten years, though I\'ve only got 4 right now. Here\'s the nicest one: It\'s a titanium case and bracelet with GMT. My only complaint is the cheaply stamped second han... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: Ronald Held   Yesterday at 04:34

Forum: Audemars Piguet wore-my-new-safari-today

Wore my new Safari today

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 19:15 >> I'm very happy with this one.... Read more..
Author: hanke
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: emijar3   Yesterday at 21:50

Forum: Rolex daydate-1803-wg

Daydate 1803 WG

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 15:02 >> Ciao guys, just a picture of my new Rolex entry. hope you like it (Marcello be patient LOL) i'm really in love with the weight feelings of this watch... ciao, chris... Read more..
Author: gensiulia
Replies:  (17)
Latest Reply: gensiulia   11 hours ago

Forum: Piaget need-help-experts

Need Help experts!

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 14:20 >> Hi All, i have this watch which was given to me by my mother being told that its my grand father's. Iam not sure how old is this or what era it belongs to but has his initials engraved and 1967 engraved at the back . Any input on the model, design and actual year it belonged to. It is very slim for ... Read more..
Author: Ovi
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Latest Reply: Ovi   Yesterday at 02:51

Forum: Richard Mille can-i-see-a-rm56

can I see a RM56

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 14:18 >> I do have to admit I like to spend a fair amount of free time on Instagram, model Cara is someone who I enjoy. And I was wondering if in this pic I'm right in saying its a rm56 .... Read more..
Author: TraceyB
   Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Forum: Zenith finally-back-from-the-spa

Finally back from the spa!!

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 14:03 >> Hi All, Just received my Marine Chronometer back from the manufacturer after complete service overhaul and cleaning. Dial cleaning , hands replacement and overall polishing was part of the act. After 7 months wait i think it was worth it. Well done Zenith ! Fantastic service experience Ovi Arrival ... Read more..
Author: Ovi
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Latest Reply: jrwong23   Yesterday at 19:17

Forum: Cartier cartier-time-art-exhibition-in-shanghai

"Cartier Time Art" exhibition in Shanghai

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 12:54 >> Between the 19th of July and the 12th of October, the Shanghai Power Station of Art hosts the "Cartier Time Art" exhibition which offers us a journey inside the long watchmaking history of the brand. So if you are in the city during this period, don't miss it! Fx... Read more..
Author: foversta
   Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Forum: Horological Meandering roman-numerals

roman numerals

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - 11:28 >> perhaps you'd like to share yours?... Read more..
Author: eterna-fan
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Latest Reply: fernando   Yesterday at 18:00