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Qualite Fleurier Foundation 10th Anniversary 2014

Fleurier Quality Foundation 10th Anniversary in 2014 HEADLINES * 10th Anniversary 2004 - 2014 * Opening of the FQF-Lab to all Swiss brands * Fleurier ...

Rolex

Wishing everyone on the Rolex forum a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015

I am now heading for a week's vacation with family, getting back on the 24th. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone on this forum for al...

JLC

JLC Earth Globe Mappemonde, Ref 163.

Among the Vintage JLC World, we can find some nice treasures. Undisputably, the Earth Globe ( Ref 163 ) belongs to this category. A piece of History, ...

Montblanc

Pre-SIHH 2015: Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum - my initial thoughts

Many of us PuristS love Worldtimer watches, especially those of us who travel and/or have global/regional responsibilities in our work and business. M...

Cartier

Hands on review of the Rotonde 8-days Power reserve

During the last weeks, we have talked several times about the new Rotonde Small Complications. Actually, the novelty brought by Cartier with these wat...

Patek Philippe

PP World Timer´s – just more commemorative watches for the 175th Anniv. or a must-have ...

... for the collector and/or connoisseur, the references 5131-175G and 7131-175R ? A world timer (complication) from Patek Philippe sings loud to quit...

Chopard

L.U.Chopard Qualité Fleurier 2014: Ten Testing Years

L.U.Chopard Qualit Fleurier 2014: Ten Testing Years L.U.Chopard Qualit Fleurier version 5 in 2014 L.U.C movements, entirely developed, crafted and a...

JLC

Pre SIHH 2015: Jaeger Lecoultre Master Calendar Meteorite Dial!

Hi all, In avant première, and for your eyes only, the new Master Calendar has a new dial. To stay objective, the Master Calendar is not a new Watch. ...

Montblanc

This week, Robin and I will be showcasing the TimeWalker Chronograph 100

The TimeWalker 100 was first shown at SIHH 2014 and is derived from Montblanc's Timewriter 2 Chronographe Bifrequence. The timing of the release was a...

A.Lange & Sohne

Hands on review of the White Gold Black Dial Langematik Perpetual

The recent presentation of the White Gold Langematik Perpetual with black dial at the last edition of Watches & Wonders occured to timely reminder two...

Rolex

The mighty bakelite insert of the Rolex 6542.

Most of the 6542 we see have an aftermarket bakelite insert. There are three good reasons to that: 1/ The original bakelite inserts are fragile. 2/ Th...

Montblanc

Montblanc vs. Minerva

Last weeks saw two new wonderful pieces added to my collection. The Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Minerva Clibre 13.20 I was overwhelmed since the lau...

Patek Philippe

Patek World Time 5575, 175th Anniversary. Thoughts and pictures

I finally had the opportunity to see it in the flesh. To say it straight, I was less disappointed than on the first pictures I saw. It is a Watch to b...

Chopard

Chopard Academy in Tokyo

If you are reading this, many of you already know what are so good or great about Chopard and why, how. I have attended " Chopard Academy " to attempt...

Zenith

PoT 2014: Visit at dial-maker Fehr & Cie S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds (iii)

Ahhh! We already know you were impatiently awaiting this kind of stuff! Those of you that gave us the honour of reading the first and second parts of ...

JLC

A Trip In Asia. Part 3: Jaeger-Lecoultre Duometre à Quantième Lunaire Enamel.

This is THE Watch, along with the Tribute To Geophysic in stainless steel, I wanted to test on the wrist during this trip. The Tribute To Geophysic, I...

AHCI

A Visit to the Christophe Claret Shop

A Visit to the Christophe Claret Shop It has been quite a while since I last visited Christophe Claret in Le Locle. When I last visited Claret was a s...

Rolex

Rolex 6610 Red Depth..... and Explorer roll-call generally

I have certainly dedicated more than one post on this watch in the past. Here is a link to the more detailed article I did on the watch some time ago....

Horological Meandering

A visit at the IWC boutique at the Bon Marché in Paris

The Bon March is a famous store located on the left bank of Paris. Several months ago, the luxury watches department was redesigned allowing several ...

Chopard

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph: Owner Watch Review

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph: Watch Owner Review My love affair with the new Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograp...

A.Lange & Sohne

Lange Connoisseur's Akademie Session III in Singapore

Last night was the final session of a series of 3 Lange Connoisseur's Akademie (CA) sessions for 2014 in Singapore. I shared session II previously her...

Horological Meandering

Watch brands crack down on smart-watch 'fakes'

25 November 2014 The BBC reported that " Luxury-watchmakers are cracking down on the growing trend of copying traditional watch-faces on to smart devi...

Glashutte Original

Glashütte Original – The Art of the Chronograph, the caliber 37-01 ...

 two quite different watches and a dedicated road show to celebrate for good reasons. The star of the show was obviously the innovative Calibre 37-...

JLC

Jaeger LeCoultre 906: THE other Chronometer from " La Grande Maison ".

If there is a Chronometer we don't often speak about, it is this one. Indeed, when we think Chronometer and Vintage JLCs, two watches are most often m...

Zenith

PoT 2014: Visit at dial-maker Fehr & Cie S.A. (official report (i))

On the 8th and 9th of October a small group of lucky fellows had the opportunity to participate in a PoT (PuristS on Tour). The first day we was hoste...

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne i-just-want-to-wish-a-very-happy-birthday-to-pope-francis

I just want to wish a very happy birthday to Pope Francis!

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 12:11 >> It gives me the opportunity to post this old pic of the 1815 on the top of St Peter! Fx... Read more..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: rg1   2 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering qualite-fleurier-foundation-10th-anniversary-2014

Qualite Fleurier Foundation 10th Anniversary 2014

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 08:05 >> Fleurier Quality Foundation 10th Anniversary in 2014 HEADLINES * 10th Anniversary 2004 - 2014 * Opening of the FQF-Lab to all Swiss brands * Fleurier Quality Foundation certification most demanding in the world. * Qualit Fleurier high status because of three key reasons: Neutrality Complementary na... Read more..
Author: MTF
   10 hours ago

Forum: Omega just-because-its-outstanding

Just because ... it's outstanding

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 05:24 >> Team, As time passes, I love the Dark Side more and more: Hard to capture the ZrO2 on the dial: Cheers, Nilo... Read more..
Author: nilomis
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: nilomis   6 hours ago

Forum: JLC jaeger-lecoultre-reverso-minute-repeater-rideau-when-grey-is-beautiful

Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Minute Repeater à Rideau: When Grey is Beautiful.

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 05:24 >> I will come back to this Watch, as I could see both the Venice Edition and the " normal " one. Here is the normal one, to whet your appetite. A superb dial, an astute way to use the minute repeater ( no trigger, but a curtain " rideau " ), and a great allure. A Watch we certainly need to more often ... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: amanico   42 minutes ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux mid-week-shot-gp-1966-annual-calendar-and-equation-of-time-silver-dail

Mid-week shot: GP 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time Silver dail

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 04:43 >> Friends, Last week I shared a shot of the GP 1966 Annual Calendar Equation of Time with grey dial. This week I thought I should share the same but with silver dial. What differances the color of the dial makes...... By some reason I find this version much cleaner and appealing. And you? Which one do... Read more..
Author: blomman
   13 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering breaking-tag-heuer-announces-smartwatch-plans-as-threat-from-apple-watch-looms

BREAKING: TAG Heuer Announces Smartwatch Plans as Threat From Apple Watch Looms

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 04:42 >> Specialist portal Macrumors.com announced today (quoted): "High-end Swiss watchmakers have generally been publicly dismissive of any threat posed by Apple's upcoming smartwatch, but now that the Watch is creeping closer to launch, fashion watch leaders are starting to take notice. According to R... Read more..
Author: Ornatus-Mundi
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: Raymond_S   3 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet farter-christmas-mixed-the-days

Farter Christmas mixed the days

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 04:00 >> and came early this year. I guess he needs a perpetual for next year... Now it's on local time and I could not be happier! Best, Kari... Read more..
Author: dr.kol
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: Raymond_S   2 hours ago

Forum: Seiko seiko-historical-collection-the-year-2000

Seiko Historical Collection the year 2000

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 - 02:41 >> Hi all, Wanted to share 2 recent acquisitions from a highly under-rated collection by Seiko in 2000. Pity not much information nor discussion can be found regarding this collection. I also wrote briefly about this collection here . Does any members here have other examples from this collection? Woul... Read more..
Author: czq
   15 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering tonight-is-the-first-night-of-hanukkah

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah!

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 14:18 >> ... Read more..
Author: Zhege
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: ronpaneth   5 hours ago

Forum: WristScan in-

"In . . .

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 14:12 >> . . . and out." The theme will be our collection entries and departures of 2014, along with your watch du jour . Two out and three in here; I'll bet Nilo outdid us all in terms of turnover. See you all Friday around midnight, Singapore time; please wait for my cue. Art... Read more..
Author: Dr No
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: Dr No   Yesterday at 14:28

Forum: Chopard bad-photo-of-a-nice-watch

Bad photo of a nice watch

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 10:27 >> I happened by the Chopard Boutique in Bal Harbour, FL recently and tried on this wonderful 2014 Race Edition Mille Miglia. I was rather surprised by the low price and expected it to cost more. My photo does a horrible job capturing the Italian colors discreetly applied around the perimeter - a cool ... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: CaliforniaJed   Yesterday at 19:29

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne inspired-by-robins-macros

Inspired by Robin's macros

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 10:20 >> This should get more wrist time too! Regards Ian This message has been edited by ianny on 2014-12-16 10:37:56 This message has been edited by ianny on 2014-12-16 10:38:51... Read more..
Author: ianny
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: MTF   14 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe xmas-gift-to-my-watch-so-that-she-has-a-companion-for-generations-to-come-

X'mas gift to my watch so that she has a companion for generations to come !!

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 07:46 >> Fortunate enough to get an allocation of the 5575G which was just in time for it to be a X'mas gift to 5131G as a sibling. Previously I responded to 5575 posts by others about how I felt about it. Hence, this post is about sharing more photos. Cheers, Gordon traveling companions for the world the bi... Read more..
Author: GLau
Replies:  (42)
Latest Reply: fernando   1 hours ago

Forum: Omega ck2915-with-new-strap

CK2915 with new strap

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 07:06 >> Hello Recently Blomman posted some pictures of his gorgeous Railmaster with a strap , liked a lot the combo and wondered how would it be my CK2915 with one of those straps , just arrived this from a friend and took some pics that I am happy to share with you , the truth is I prefer the original 7077... Read more..
Author: nacho217
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: blomman   Yesterday at 21:59

Forum: Vacheron Constantin vacheron-dubai-boutique

Vacheron Dubai Boutique

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 05:18 >> The boutique in Dubai is finally renovated with a fresh and crisp new look . The change is over whelming. More pieces to view and feel and fantastic hospitality by the new well trained staff. Well done Richemont Dubai and Iam looking forward to dealing with them on the Atelier Cabinotiers time piece... Read more..
Author: Ovi
   Yesterday at 05:18

Forum: Girard Perregaux tip-of-the-week-69-sea-hawk-symbol

Tip of the Week: #69 Sea Hawk symbol

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 02:27 >> The Sea Hawk case-back is engraved with a meaningful symbol. This porpoise, anchor and trident engraving was attached to a Girard- Perregaux patent of 1897 accompanied by the motto Do nothing without advice and has become a logo of the Sea Hawk line.... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: blomman   Yesterday at 12:43

Forum: Rolex wishing-everyone-on-the-rolex-forum-a-merry-christmas-and-a-happy-and-healthy-2015

Wishing everyone on the Rolex forum a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 00:37 >> I am now heading for a week's vacation with family, getting back on the 24th. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone on this forum for all their time, scans, posts and general contributions over the year. I like to think that the forum has become a place where friends gather and chat co... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (12)
Latest Reply: SF_C   17 hours ago

Forum: JLC another-quick-shot-of-the-duometre-chronograph-white-gold-black-dial

Another quick shot of the Duometre à Chronograph White Gold Black Dial.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 00:06 >> Twelve more days before I give it back to its owner.... I am counting the days with some big pain... But, in the meantime, I am enjoying it with some daring combos. After the Brown Nato, here is a cream one. I am surprising myself to wear it this way. It gains in coolness, it looses some elegance, b... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (29)
Latest Reply: amanico   45 minutes ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux a-letter-to-santa-girard-perregaux-wish-list

A Letter to Santa: Girard Perregaux Wish List?

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 - 00:01 >> Let's see what you would like to get, let's share your maddest dreams, or your most reasonable wishes. I start, if you don't mind. If Vintage are allowed ( and they are ), then I would grab a Deep Diver, a Chronometer, and a a few Chronographs, such as the Olimpico, for example. Without forgetting t... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: amanico   13 hours ago

Forum: Rolex the-power-of-suggestion

The power of suggestion...

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 14:20 >> Sometimes, a picture is better than a thousand words. And sometimes, a picture hiding a Watch is even more efficient. The power of suggestion, at the service of sensuality. And the 6542 doesn't lack sensuality! Best, Nicolas... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (29)
Latest Reply: Bill   10 hours ago

Forum: Glashutte Original glashtte-original-addicted

Glashütte Original addicted...

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 12:45 >> Who would have thought that I would end up falling in love with this small German company!? Probably the history of the brand, the quality of products, a style that I feel close (especially for the models until a few years ago, at least for the collection Senator: the Pano line is still tremendously... Read more..
Author: massimiliano
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: massimiliano   Yesterday at 12:50

Forum: AHCI sihh-2015-greubel-forsey-gmt-black

SIHH 2015: Greubel Forsey GMT Black

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 09:53 >> Greubel Forsey will be releasing this 22 piece unique edition at SIHH 2015. Black coating is ADLC. For more details, please visit our News Central forum here: http://news.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-112/pi-6719463/ti-965388/s-0/t-news-central-the-greubel-forsey-gmt-black/ Cheers, Anthony... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: small-luxury-world   Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Forum: Basel/SIHH 2015 sihh-2015-greubel-forsey-gmt-black

SIHH 2015: Greubel Forsey GMT Black

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 09:51 >> Greubel Forsey will be releasing this 22 piece unique edition at SIHH 2015. Black coating is ADLC. For more details, please visit our News Central forum here: http://news.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-112/pi-6719463/ti-965388/s-0/t-news-central-the-greubel-forsey-gmt-black/ Cheers, Anthony... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
Latest Reply: AnthonyTsai   Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Forum: Horological Meandering

Is it me, the auction houses or some collectors ?

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 09:23 >> But I just don't get it anymore www.sothebys.com CATALOGUE NOTE The present lot is an exceedingly rare example of the reference 16520 without the red 'Daytona' moniker to the dial. Under close examination, the dial retains all the original printing and coloration, and was undoubtedly born an... Read more..
Author: Bruno.M1
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: MTF   Yesterday at 00:21

Forum: Audemars Piguet recent-ap-happenings-in-miami-fl

Recent AP happenings in Miami, FL

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 09:21 >> Last week, I caught a redeye flight to Miami, FL to check in quickly with Audemars Piguet. Art Basel's Miami installment was happening in South Beach, and Team AP was on the ground with a variety of events. You might recall I reported on Art Basel 2014 held in Basel, Switzerland in June: ap.watc... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: emijar3   Yesterday at 21:26

Forum: Montblanc world-gone-grey

World Gone Grey

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 09:14 >> ... Read more..
Author: Todd B.
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: mkt33   Yesterday at 15:09

Forum: Officine Panerai sunny-monday-blue-love

Sunny Monday blue love...

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 07:16 >> ... Never thought I could fell in love with a watch so heavy and with this height on my wrist. But I find it so cool and enjoyable with its fantastic blue dial which invites to play with the sun light! Amazing how it changes its blue to gray! Just a few quick pictures to share the enjoyment and char... Read more..
Author: Subexplorer
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: Subexplorer   13 hours ago

Forum: Roger Dubuis sihh-2015-roger-dubuis-presents-2-skeleton-work-excalibur-creations

SIHH 2015: Roger Dubuis presents 2 skeleton-work Excalibur creations

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 06:23 >> Roger Dubuis will present 2 skeleton Excalibur timepieces at SIHH 2015 - the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon & the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton. To see full details, please visit our News Central forum here: http://news.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-112/pi-6719248/ti-965338/s-0/... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: stere   Yesterday at 00:00

Forum: Basel/SIHH 2015 sihh-2015-roger-dubuis-year-of-the-skeleton

SIHH 2015: Roger Dubuis - Year of the Skeleton

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 06:20 >> At SIHH 2015, Roger Dubuis will be presenting 2 skeleton creations. For more info, please visit our News Central forum here: http://news.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-112/pi-6719248/ti-965338/s-0/t-news-central-at-sihh-2015-roger-dubuis-will-be-presenting-2-skeleton-work-excalibur-creations/ Ch... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
   Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Forum: Omega sometimes-they-return-

Sometimes they return ...

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 05:54 >> Team, I had this watch (model, not this one in particular) but I got it back to the stable. It's a Omega Seamaster NZL-32, quite interesting configuration: A single picture of this beauty: Love the blue dots that turn red to mark the regatta (start?) time. Cheers, Nilo... Read more..
Author: nilomis
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 13:41

Forum: Girard Perregaux interesting-gp-chronograph

Interesting GP chronograph

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 05:50 >> Team, Here is a GP that I saw yesterday. No idea about the model, but it seems to be powered by a Valjoux 72 variant. I took only one picture because I was focused on a non-GP one. Sorry. Anybody knows this model? Thanks, Nilo... Read more..
Author: nilomis
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: blomman   Yesterday at 12:40

Forum: Patek Philippe no-symmetry-in-the-dial-of-the-5235g

No symmetry in the dial of the 5235G

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 05:03 >> I have been on the list at my AD for quite some time now waiting for a 5235G to arrive. While waiting and taking a closer look at the dial one sees there is no complete symmetry in it because the day-aperture is larger than the month-aperture. Do you see this as a flaw in design or a deliberate choi... Read more..
Author: Hiëronymus
Replies:  (18)
Latest Reply: watch-er   7 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux girard-perregaux-celebrates-a-decade-of-its-iconic-cats-eye-and-announces-the-support

Girard-Perregaux celebrates a decade of its iconic Cat’s Eye and announces the support....

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 04:14 >> Girard-Perregaux celebrates a decade of its iconic Cats Eye and announces the support of a new art book project by Markus & Koala This year, Girard-Perregaux celebrates a decade of its ladies timepiece Cats Eye, the brands tribute to feminine elegance and sophistication. At this occasion Girard-P... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (12)
Latest Reply: tudorctin   8 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux gp-6557-chronograph-double-shot

GP 6557 Chronograph - Double shot

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 03:00 >> Friends, I had the chance to take this double shot of the GP 6557 Chronograph. Same watch but with a small difference. One has gilt hands and indexes while the other has sliver hands and indexes. The gilt one I think is much warmer and easier to read, while the silver is colder and has less contrast... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: amanico   Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Forum: Girard Perregaux girard-perregaux-9086-blue-chronometer-hf-ive-got-blommanized

Girard Perregaux 9086 Blue Chronometer HF: I've got Blommanized.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 - 02:15 >> Blomman wrote it, it is not a version you will see everyday... I am looking at the vintage GP market for some years, now, and I never saw one. I didn't even know the Blue dialed version existed! To tell the truth, a silver dial in very nice condition would make my day, but the blue would be a delici... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (25)
Latest Reply: amanico   12 hours ago