New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014 The Société Suisse de Chronométrie (SSC), hosted a study day in September dedicated to t...
. . . courtesy Our Man in Glashtte. I was able to take a first-hand look at the exceptional automatic chronograph introduction from Glashtte Origina...
This is a shameless plug for votes on-line for the Chopard entries at the GPHG 2014 Competition (Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve) "Hussy" is my mid...
Friends, Last week we focused a lot on the Traveller, John Harrison Edition, but at the same time three other versions of the Traveller Large Date, Mo...
The greater the originality of the design, the greater the value of the piece. In times of CNC and CAD it is (probably) not enough to present the most...
Mayfair was always the place in London for the craftsmen and artisans. And for the sporting gentleman with the racing machines parked outside their Lo...
While I was trying to find something in my hard disc, I fell on some pictures and documents about what has to be considered as the two most innovative...
Thanks for reading on from Part 4 of this series. (Is this the final installment? No, probably not. Here we cover Spring Drive and custom creations, t...
Thanks for continuing on from Part 3 of this Seiko Visit report . Seiko may build millions of quartz movements a month for its bread and butter watche...
Thanks for reading Part 2 of this report. I suppose it is time to get to the heart of things for most PuristS (please don't give up here though). Mech...
Thanks for reading Part 1 of this series. After thinking a long time about strategy, I have decided to divide my report into segments based on the the...
SEIKO - What is it? The word SEIKO is well known to watch collectors as a brand. It's not so well known as a huge industrial corporation. Please take ...
Cartier took advantage of the last Watches & Wonders fair to start a new collection of watches considered as "small complications" ones. I have to...
I attended a few days ago an event organized by the Bucherer boutique in Paris to celebrate the unveiling of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter. Th...
Is there a better way to mark an important date than with exceptional timepieces made by scarce specialists? So far we almost only have seen and talke...
The atmosphere on Monday in Geneva was quite special. Almost everybody had no idea what will come and there have been NO leaks - something the Stern´s...
INTRODUCTION: Let's face it, this watch is a torture for any man who has a minimum of taste. Lange, at the best of its cruelty, introduced the 1815 Mo...
To wrap up my reports on Montblanc at Watches and Wonders 2014, here’s a part 3 and the last part of my report. Sorry for the delay on this as I had b...
Genève, 7th October, some PuristS are rapidly reaching the restaurant for the Independent PuristS Welcome Get-Together Dinner, the very first date of ...
The Seamaster 300 ”no date” reference 165.024 was launched in 1964 (some caseback are even dated 1963) and replaced its predecessor reference 165.014,...
I wasn't quite sure I would get this shot since the subject was in constant motion but by using zone focusing and increasing the DOF by tightening the...
I was not ready for this day! I was just expecting to quietly attend the Salon Belles Montres located on the left bank in Paris. But, after having vis...
The Salon Les Montres took place during 3 days at the Place St Germain in Paris. It gathered exhibitions from different brands which are sold in the b...
is all I would like to share for now - a wristshot and some "watch porn" from the back Just came home from a short trip to Dresden and will need some ...
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 12:25 >> After quite a few trials, passing from black, grey, Bordeaux, green, pearl ray and even rubber, I think I might have found a strap-style suitable for my Dato! I comes from the abp Paris and I can only say that I'm impressed with the quality. this watch surely deserves the best treat! Cheers! Alex... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico 1 hours ago
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 11:21 >> Team, Other day I posted a teaser that was composed by a case with twelve Speedmaster watches there. Today, after I did the photo process, here are more detailed pictures of each. Looking each one, we can see that those watches were no "safe queen" and no one can claim "new old stock". Those watches... Read more..
Latest Reply: MikiJ 2 hours ago
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 10:45 >> Here it comes! Press Release PuristSPro strictly respects and observes the embargo: Release Time - CET 19:45, Friday, October 24th LANGE 1 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST A. Lange & Söhne is celebrating the 20th birthday of its brand icon with a limited special edition One-minute tourbillon with stop ... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 09:08 >> Your most valuable (not necessarily expensive) watch. See the link below. My choice was the 16/1860/01. Will anyone else choose his/her Chopard? Best, CaliforniaJed It's going to be a golden day! :-) Micro-rotors help produce fantastic micro-foam! :-) An L.U.C, and a latte, are nice diversions from... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 08:40 >> Got to try on Romain Gauthier's personal Logial One (No. 00) today. Very substantial and the dial has a great depth to it.... Read more..
Latest Reply: moc 5 hours ago
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 08:36 >> Hi All, Had the privilege to be invited at the red carpet event sponsored by JLC in AbuDhabi UAE. The 2014 ADFF was at the Emirates Palace Hotel on the 23rd of October 2014. As they say that the pictures speak for themselves. Well organised JLC Middle East, Job well done!! E Invitation Entry Pass Th... Read more..
Latest Reply: Ovi 3 hours ago
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 07:09 >> Dear forum's friends, I'm proud and glad to announce you that the English version of my latest guide on the "Omega Speedmaster Apollo Soyuz 'the first'" is ready and freely readable on line at this link: issuu . com / mstanga It was a great effort but I'm sure it was worth it so that all the collect... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 07:09 >> Last weekend I visited the Swiss Jura on a watch sightseeing excursion. As part of this trip I participated in a "build your own watch" workshop at Les Apprentis du Temps, a watchmaking school in Le Locle. This was arranged by Neuchtel Tourism, timexplorer.ch I thought the people here at PuristS wo... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 06:11 >> Audemars Piguet and La Bella Vita...perfect partners I had the chance to dine with some special friends last night. The co-host very generously offered his lovely home, the former Houdini Estate on Laurel Canyon. There were some interesting wines poured... Including Of course, which timepiece best m... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico 1 hours ago
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 05:49 >> A TGIF shot I did to start the day today at my office. Always happy to have my Montblanc Villeret chronograph grand feu enamel on my wrist Have a good weekend everyone! Cheers Robin... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 05:31 >> Thanks for watching. ... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 03:23 >> Lucien Rochat I think this watch is dated since 1990 or after that. The first time I saw this watch at a preowned watch shop but I didn't give it much attention, while at that time, the price was very suitable. After sometimes, I made a service for my watch and saw it again, and I asked to have a go... Read more..
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Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 01:30 >> A 4 ATM lying on a " Rose des Sables " ( rose sands, in English? ), showing the beauty of its dial, the sunburst finish, and the grey blue subdials. I will really need to find a nice strap for this one, it really deserves much better than the one it has, for the moment. Best, Nicolas... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico 4 hours ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 22:18 >> Ever since the release of the GRUT 1931 I was hooked with the reverso. Tried it on my wrist and felt like I was wearing nothing and yet the presence was overwhelming. Since then, plenty of variations came out. Others were limited series, standard productions. And the choice was not easy until.... Th... Read more..
Latest Reply: Ruckdee 3 hours ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 20:10 >> A good friend of mine sent me a PM letting me know of this piece for sale, and it was a watch I've been eyeing for the past 2 years ever since I tried it on my wrist at the JLC Beverly Hills Boutique and most recently at the South Coast Plaza Boutique. The price was too good to ignore. I was thinkin... Read more..
Latest Reply: pingtsai 4 hours ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 11:59 >> My Leman recently returned from the US Service facility so I took a few photos to share with the forum. I was struggling with the lighting, so the photos of the dial are not very good. However, I am pretty happy with the pictures of the movement. I had admired the Leman series for a long time, yet n... Read more..
Latest Reply: bar2020 7 hours ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 08:50 >> This week's WS thread starts now! Sorry for a bit early start Here is what I have shown here somewhere - the watch my father left. I always wear this for the family gathering occasion, as if he joined, too. This is the most valuable watch for me. Have a great Friday and weekend! Ken... Read more..
Latest Reply: Baxter 33 minutes ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 07:00 >> This just in early this week - I've been searching for this specific series that had the older 3185 movement and the drilled lugs, but so far, it's either badly beaten up or just the newer versions which didn't speak too loudly to me. I've not been a huge Rolex fan, once owning a white dialed Dayton... Read more..
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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 05:04 >> I think I have just instigated a new rule....anyone who gets their "first Rolex" has the honour of the Masthead...... Congrats to " axisskin"... Read more..
Latest Reply: Baron 4 hours ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 05:04 >> Food and drink have always been very important to establishing a proper mood for PuristS contemplation of fine watches. So in concluding our report on our Seiko visit(s) around Japan, we felt we must provide you with some tempting images. I must add that we did not attempt a gourmet-only tour - in a... Read more..
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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 04:15 >> out with the woollies. and watches with leather straps will be worn more frequently now. Thanks for looking. fernando... Read more..
Latest Reply: hs111 47 minutes ago
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 03:38 >> It is only recently that I bought my first GP....a vintage piece. My main passion is Rolex, though I also dabble in Patek, JLC, Omega and Blancpain. My question is a simple one. What does Girard Perregaux mean to you? I will try to explain what I mean. To me, Rolex represents a combination of reliab... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico Yesterday at 14:30
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 21:08 >> "Your Most Valuable Watch" in your collection! No, not that.... Yes, that's what I mean. BUT "Most Valuable" doesn't mean "most expensive". Sentimental value, it is - the one you would never, ever trade even with your life, the one you have special memory, the one you always remember something by, t... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico Yesterday at 12:14
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 17:55 >> Now this video doesn't have a lot of watch content and I think many of our resident pen enthusiasts may get a kick out of it. But I'm sharing it because the spirit behind this video exemplifies Montblanc. I loved the story behind this man's career. The pride he takes in his team. The confidence that... Read more..
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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 14:14 >> Something will be unveiled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lange One (and so of the first collection! Stay tuned on PuristSPro! Fx... Read more..
Latest Reply: KIH Yesterday at 08:13
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 13:56 >> I got this on a recent trip to Paris. It's a Jaeger LeCoultre "Etrier" watched stamped "Herms Paris" on the case back. I've seen similar models variously referred to as the "Grande Taille" or "Grande Modele Homme," but I haven't seen one with this exact dial in this size. There seems to have been m... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico Yesterday at 22:43
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 12:42 >> A picture is Worth a thousand words. Certainly one of my nicest Vintage JLC. For your eyes and pleasure. Nicolas... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico Yesterday at 13:48
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 11:28 >> Dear PuristS, This is the third part of the Hublot factory tour report, where I'd like to share pictures regarding the very "heart" of our tour: the departments where the UNICO movement and the other creations are manufactured and those where the watches are assembled and inspected. You can find the... Read more..
Latest Reply: KIH Yesterday at 10:28
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 09:37 >> It was back in February that i posted this about the Patek Philippe 3483.... patek.watchprosite.com Well, the watch was losing 45 seconds per day and needed to go for some love and care at the Geneva spa. Yesterday, it came back. The watch was simply serviced with no case valet. Its back and... Read more..
Latest Reply: patrick_y 3 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 08:22 >> well to be honest - already half a year old - it was bought within just one hour . best s... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico Yesterday at 13:50