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Girard Perregaux

Vintage GP journey, Summer Edition, Part #3.1 - GP 8846 N

Friends, It is my great pleasure to present to you the third part of this Vintage GP journey, Summer Edition. For those of you who dont know the re...


Solitary man

Solitary Man I'm not much of a fan of too much post processing or digital filters, but vintage vignette seemed to work for this pic. What do you think...

A.Lange & Sohne

Lange One Picture Contest - please cast your vote!

It was a very difficult process to choose the 8 pictures, and we felt sorry to eliminate some. We thank every contestant for his/her beautiful picture...

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...


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...

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...


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: Horological Meandering peek-a-boo


Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 05:13 >> Which of your watches look their best peeking out from under a sleeve or cuff? For me it's easy - all the F.P.Journe watches with framed subdials lend themselves to this view in such a sensual way ...... Read more..
Author: AndrewD
   54 minutes ago

Forum: Rolex the-watch-you-could-never-part-away-with

the watch you could never part-away with?

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 05:10 >> I am sure we all have a watch of this kind, the one we (hope) we will never ever give away, except maybe to a son or special person. for me it's my grandfather's Dayjust 1603 from the 70's or 80's. Besides the emotive side, I think I have not tried another 36mm that fit so well my wrist, love the so... Read more..
Author: Alex83
   57 minutes ago

Forum: Zenith my-wife-has-issued-a-no-more-watches-warning

My wife has issued a "No more watches" warning!

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 02:35 >> It was just about two weeks ago that I ran into a Rolex 116610LV, which I presented in the thread "The Hulk has found me". Fellow purists might still remember my conclusion:"There is no need to go after a watch, if it is meant to be yours, it will come to you." Yesterday I and my wife went to a watc... Read more..
Author: Luis6
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: Alex83   1 hours ago

Forum: JLC a-closer-look-on-the-grut-1931-chocolate

A closer look on the GRUT 1931 Chocolate

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 01:58 >> Friends, Not long ago I had the chance to see the RG/Chocolate in real. When I first saw the press photo of this watch I was over the Moon! After seeing the watch in real I am still under its charm, no doubt about that. But Yes, there is a but here The fact that it has a sub-second do not bother m... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: watchthatman   1 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet what-do-you-think

What do you think

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 01:36 >> about this combination? red rubber strap on forged carbon cheers, taro... Read more..
Author: happylife8167
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: moc   43 minutes ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux midweek-picture-sea-hawk-ref-49950

Midweek picture: Sea Hawk Ref 49950

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - 00:14 >> Friends, Thanks to our local GP dealer here in Stockholm I had the chance to see the Sea Hawk Ref 49950 - old case version. As you can see this year's Sea Hawk Blue have a lot incommon with this previous version. But in details, very different... I will come back with a comparison post on this subje... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: amanico   3 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering another-fun-and-happy-gtg-in-singapore-with-fellow-purists

Another fun and happy gtg in Singapore with fellow PuristS!

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 20:59 >> With my closest watch collecting PuristS friends and chat group friends! Another evening of nice watches (look at the spread!), nice Chinese dim sum, followed by boutiques visits. What a way to end a tough day at work. Feeling of bliss! Special thanks to cmlee, KFC, dylan61, equationoftime and Stefa... Read more..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: respo   32 minutes ago

Forum: Blancpain old-picture-rotomatic-incabloc-lip-blancpain

Old picture: Rotomatic Incabloc / Lip Blancpain.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 13:55 >> No No Rad, no Milspec, nothing else than fundamental pleasures. In all simplicity. The Lip Blancpain has gone, sadly. The Rotomatic Incabloc is still in the collection. Two different ways to enjoy the Vintage Fifty Fathoms Fabulous Universe. Best, Nicolas... Read more..
Author: amanico
   Yesterday at 13:55

Forum: Vacheron Constantin the-pleasures-of-collecting

The pleasures of collecting

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 12:07 >> One of the chief pleasures in collecting Vacheron Constantin lies not with the watches themselves but with the books and other ephemera produced by the brand. I just had the good luck to add a book published by VC in 2002 to my growing bookshelf of watch-related volumes. The book is titled, and is i... Read more..
Author: respo
Replies:  (19)
Latest Reply: respo   37 minutes ago

Forum: AHCI quick-review-parmigiani-kalpa-steel

Quick review: Parmigiani Kalpa Steel

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 11:21 >> This is a quick overview about the watch I've been searching for more than a year! All of us are in a constant quest for the grail(s), or onlywatch, but I would rather define this timepiece as a fits-for-all-occasions signature watch. (One might not wear a grail for everyday use, Greubel-Forsey come... Read more..
Author: de Owar
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 22:20

Forum: Omega new-belt-old-watch

New belt, old watch

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 10:17 >> ... Read more..
Author: JFY
   Yesterday at 10:17

Forum: Officine Panerai panerai-will-be-redesigning-its-boutiques-hired-designer-patricia-urquiola

Panerai will be redesigning its Boutiques - hired designer Patricia Urquiola

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 07:44 >> Patricia Urquiola will be redesigning the Panerai Boutiques first starting in the 2014 Summer with the Florence, Hong Kong, Miami, Paris, and New York Boutiques. For full press release and details, please visit our News Central forum here: http://news.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-112/pi-652316... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
   Yesterday at 07:44

Forum: Audemars Piguet puristspro-visits-the-ap-manufacture-in-le-brassus

PuristSPro visits the AP Manufacture in Le Brassus

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 06:51 >> We will now conclude our coverage of PuristSPro's meetings with Audemars Piguet in June 2014. The previous reports can be found directly by clicking the links below: Audemars Piguet and Art Basel: Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi: Audemars Piguet Heritage Museum and Restoration Workshop: The pri... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: Duf   3 hours ago

Forum: WatchTech watches-and-motorcycles

watches and motorcycles

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 06:44 >> Some (long) time ago, I read that riding a motorcycle with a mechanical watch on the wrist should be avoided due to the continuos vibrations of the bike. These days, watches are a bit sturdier and bikes are a bit softer. How actual do you think this advice is? PS. The bike is this Ducati Diavel ;-):... Read more..
Author: radone
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: cuibono   Yesterday at 13:06

Forum: Rolex explorer-1-6610-red-depth-or-red-hot

Explorer 1 - 6610 Red Depth or Red Hot?

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 04:47 >> Just some pictures for pure pleasure. This has been in my collection for a few years now....i just adore it. Catching the right light to do it full justice is tricky, but there is no disputing its charm for me.... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (13)
Latest Reply: blomman   Yesterday at 10:37

Forum: Horological Meandering


Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 04:11 >> Why do a lot of people (watch 'journalists', forum members, etc) keep using the word Manufacture in French while speaking/writing in English?... Read more..
Author: Arie
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: AndrewD   Yesterday at 19:45

Forum: Horological Meandering guys-have-a-look-at-this

Guys, have a look at this.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 02:04 >> What do you think happened to the ceramic (from serial number to the spider logo)? I got it new this way, it can't be corrossion, or caused by my sweat. Material texture or factory mishandling? Thanks.... Read more..
Author: Rei
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: Rei   3 hours ago

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne happy-birthday-dear-walter-lange

Happy Birthday dear Walter Lange!

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 00:46 >> Today Mr. Lange celebrates his 90th birtday. Huge congratulation to him and stay always in good health! (Image from Andreas Eck) Best wishes from stere... Read more..
Author: stere
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: patrickh   Yesterday at 11:34

Forum: Girard Perregaux vintage-gp-journey-summer-edition-part-31-gp-8846-n

Vintage GP journey, Summer Edition, Part #3.1 - GP 8846 N

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 00:19 >> Friends, It is my great pleasure to present to you the third part of this Vintage GP journey, Summer Edition. For those of you who dont know the reference GP 8846 N, the number refers to the first generation of Girard-Perregaux Olimpico chronograph. According to my contact at the Manufacture, the... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (22)
Latest Reply: Ares501   5 hours ago

Forum: JLC the-aura-of-the-beauty

The aura of the beauty.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 - 00:05 >> Yes, indeed !... Read more..
Author: Vilit
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 06:00

Forum: Seiko what-kind-of-guy-buys-a-grand-seiko

What kind of guy buys a Grand Seiko?

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 20:05 >> I discussed this question today with Riley, the cheerful product specialist at World Lux, the authorized GS dealer in Seattle. The GS customer is a man. He usually comes in knowing about the brand and knowing what he wants. Other mid-level Swiss products they carry (MLC, Ball, Rado, Mont Blanc etc) ... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: PeeCeeBee   Yesterday at 23:52

Forum: Audemars Piguet this-one-i-miss

This one I miss.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 19:47 >> Still among the best Royal Oak Chronograph iterations to date. Maybe to return, one day.... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: Ancienne Le Brassus   Yesterday at 12:32

Forum: Chopard

Masthead Photo...

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 19:09 >> I realized that masthead photo for Chopard forum is a JLC master chronograph. I think this is a mistake or maybe I am missing something here? Thought I would just leave a message. Have a good week all!... Read more..
Author: Questlove
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 11:43

Forum: Horological Meandering longines-heritage-1940

Longines Heritage 1940

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 14:57 >> Love the case of the Longines Heritage 1940! I just wish that they would have gone for a no date option as well, like on the LLD! I think I know from where they got the inspiration for this watch...! Best Blomman ... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (23)
Latest Reply: Ares501   5 hours ago

Forum: Glashutte Original the-garden-

The garden . . .

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 10:58 >> . . . last summer evening. Seven years since this Karre entered my collection, and still increasingly appreciated. Those who haven't experienced manual winding GUB movements should try one, if only to understand how pleasurable they can be. Cordially, Art... Read more..
Author: Dr No
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: hs111   Yesterday at 07:22

Forum: Rolex hulk-and-malachite

Hulk and Malachite

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 09:53 >> I have been working/living in and out of the D.R. Congo for the last 6 years (happily "retired" of that now); that means -at least- 2 things: 1- Despite making purchases I have not had occasion to wear my watches during those years (hence loving it now!); in DRC you want to make yourself "forgettabl... Read more..
Author: Alex83
Replies:  (14)
Latest Reply: hs111   Yesterday at 23:35

Forum: Chopard on-the-wrist-today

On the wrist today.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 09:24 >> The L.U.C 1937. (Planning to post a review this week.) How about you? Have a great week. CaliforniaJed... Read more..
Author: CaliforniaJed
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: CaliforniaJed   Yesterday at 07:31

Forum: JLC mini-gtg-when-a-polaris-when-with-a-two-crown-aquatimer

Mini GTG when a Polaris when with a two crown Aquatimer

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 09:01 >> Love the Aquatimer with super nice luminous turned green, and it comes with rare case back that as far as I know, only the first series of Aquatimer comes with such case back. My friend loves my Polaris and I love his Aquatimer much ...... Super nice mini gtg with great food... Read more..
Author: terenceho
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: MattS   Yesterday at 09:16

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne lange-one-picture-contest-please-cast-your-vote

Lange One Picture Contest - please cast your vote!

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 08:13 >> It was a very difficult process to choose the 8 pictures, and we felt sorry to eliminate some. We thank every contestant for his/her beautiful picture. Now begins the second step! We ask you to vote and choose your favorite picture starting from Monday the 28th of July to the 24th of August. The own... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: timlua   Yesterday at 04:24

Forum: Horological Meandering monday-pictures-iwc-3878-02

Monday pictures - IWC 3878-02

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 04:41 >> Team, Last Saturday, a dear friend decided that this one was a tad bigger for his wrist. It's big, 43mm, but I'm a sucker for an "in house" IWC (makes a nice pairs with my Portuguese Classic chronograph), in special with this gorgeous dial. Let's see it, on four quick shots that I took this morning:... Read more..
Author: nilomis
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: Dr No   Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Forum: JLC the-jaeger-lecoultre-sihh-2014-collection-comes-to-melbourne

The Jaeger-LeCoultre SIHH 2014 collection comes to Melbourne

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 04:06 >> Last years viewing of the 2013 JLC SIHH collection [ click here ] was so successful that Richemont Australia and the Australasian Managing Director for JLC, Alexis de Laporte, were excited to share the 2014 collection with a dining room full of watch enthusiasts. I will let the watches speak for th... Read more..
Author: AndrewD
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: aptronym   1 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe not-as-easy-as-i-thought-

Not as easy as i thought …..

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 00:47 >> .. to find pieces for pairing. Thank you everyone for reading my earlier post  more this weekend.... Read more..
Author: tic-toc
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: Quotron   Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Forum: Bulgari bvlgari-titanium

Bvlgari Titanium

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 - 23:46 >> Hi All, Still enjoying the Bvlgari Diagno Titanium 42mm Chrono...... Read more..
Author: Ovi
   Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Forum: Blancpain

Looking for Milspec

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 - 20:42 >> Hi, I'm a life long SCUBA diver and divemaster (and Rolex 5513 Sub guy) that has fallen in love with the FF Milspec. I've been looking for a while to find one but haven't seen a really nice example Any tips on where I might find one of these rare birds? Don't mind being patient and waiting, just wan... Read more..
Author: Vanev
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 22:35

Forum: JLC future


Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 - 20:12 >> Playing with this "future watch", everything is just perfect, size, design, dial, just superb.... Regards, Ronald... Read more..
Author: rg1
Replies:  (15)
Latest Reply: rg1   Mon, Jul 28, 2014