Last Monday, the F.P.Journe boutique in Paris organized an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the support and commitment of the brand with the...
Being able to take some side by side pictures of two rare birds, the Black Duometres à Quantieme Lunaire and à Chronographe, was something I wanted to...
I visited the AP booth today at W&W and was assisted by a very professional and friendly brand representative even though I am not an AP collector...
I am very new to the RM brand but thanks to a fellow Purist in Singapore, I am starting to want to learn more about the brand and its offerings. Altho...
Cartier tends to have the most striking booth with its red theme. I managed to spend a bit of time there today looking at some of the novelties and al...
you can file under both categories: a watch and a wonder - the RM056-02. A stunning combination of the cable suspension (seen in the RM027-01) with th...
So today, I spent even more time at the booth and I will have a surprise for PuristS here very soon. And also more private time on the novelties which...
I will do a proper review of these watches in due course. The 2777-1 has already had a short review, but the 2914 Railmaster and 165014 Seamaster are ...
There is something irresistible to me about a blue dial on a watch. Most blue dials are to be found on sport watches: the ubiquitous Rolex Submariner ...
Dear all, As promised, here is the first part of my report of Montblanc at Watches and Wonders 2014. Today is the first day of W&W, a day for VIPs...
Here are the new Panerai Radiomir 1940 models released at Watches & Wonders 2014 with the new P.4000 automatic movement with 3 days power reserve ...
Dear Purists, It's more than eight months I'm the proud owner of our Community watch (mine is #167) and it's time to write a review and post some pict...
It was about 20C warm and sunny all the time. Just a perfect day in autumn to spend with family & friends and lucky us we got a nice invitation to se...
I will make it short, this is a BOMB. This is THE watch I was looking for, from Panerai. First the case, which is sublime ( 47 mm ). Big? Well, not fo...
Dear forumners, It's official: Mr Karl-Friedrich Scheufele of Chopard has admitted that he is a secret PuristS.... "or at least close to one". See the...
And by this question, I mean is there a specific reference that dominates your focus? Something that calls to you more than any other type of referenc...
It may be strange but we don't speak very often about the Santos Dumont line. I think it is a pity since these watches are a very good example of eleg...
This one is quickly becoming a 'go to' watch for casual weekend wear. It can run the full spectrum, from suit during the week to jeans on the weekend....
The Prix Gaa is a prize awarded by the International Horological Museum (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this year for the 20th time. The presentation is ...
Yesterday, it happened a big horological event in Paris at the Opera Gallery. You may smile by reading these words but as you know I'm always as inter...
Dear Chopard Forumners, With the sabbatical of our WOW series instigated by California Jed, the rest of us must fill in with our stories and images. T...
What is your favourite watch metal? Originally, it was suggested by Art that the theme should be your favourite "precious" metal. However, given i typ...
Innovation at the Poinon de Genve Timelab in Geneva invited to a presentation of their newest developments for the Poinon de Genve, the Geneva Hal...
Five of us gathered last night in a casual gtg with a chronograph theme. But it ended up being very Lange centric too thanks to the 5 of us all having...
There is more happening in the watch world than we may expect, here an example announced yesterday, the Genequand regulator. Photo credit CSEM Followi...
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 - 06:29 >> Here are some snapshots on the final day. I managed to drop by and had a great time! Enamel dials All about minute repeaters Polishing demo. Always good to see these two. These pictures show more of the event rather than individual watches which has more or less been covered by others here. Thanks f... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico 51 minutes ago
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 - 03:49 >> Those who know me are aware I am a fan of the smallcrown submariner. Maybe its because I like to take small steps and have not yet reached the BC brother. Maybe it is also because I believe that sometimes it is nice to focus on something that not everyone else is focussed on. Whatever the case, I no... Read more..
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Latest Reply: amanico 46 minutes ago
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 - 02:51 >> First, to be honest, I was surprised to see him in suit and tie. My complacent impression of him through all these years was: T-shirt, Jeans, a bit punk and a bit difficult person (sorry!). I don't know why, but I just had that "image" about him for such a long time. As is often the case, I was tota... Read more..
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Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 - 00:12 >> Friends, I could not help smiling when I received this ad. 432 000 good turns per day! That is 18 000 turns per hour. How many good turns do you have per day? Best Blomman... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico 47 minutes ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 21:05 >> In Hong Kong, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Lange Singapore to join a cosy dinner hosted by Lange for their collectors in the region. Mr Wilhelm Schmid hosted the dinner for us. It was a great dinner with great food and wine, great company with very knowledgable collectors and mgt staff fr... Read more..
Latest Reply: small-luxury-world 2 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 20:57 >> Cortina Watch opens its 7th Jewellery Time last week since this biennial luxury event started in year 2000. 12 prestigious brands participates this year 10-day event Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Corum, Ebel, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin and Zenith,... Read more..
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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 14:58 >> Hello all. The Omega 30T2rg has, for me, always held a place on the pedestal as one of truly magnificent time-only timepieces ever created by Omega or any other house for that matter. The combination of the "scientific dial" and the iconic movement is hard to beat. Years ago I acquired a stainless s... Read more..
Latest Reply: Darren 24 minutes ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 14:54 >> Because it can be used against you several years later... This is what I wrote about the Grand Lange One Luminous in this thread: alang.watchprosite.com "The Grande Lange 1 Luminous is the love&hate watch of the collection. No mixed emotions here ! You love it or you hate it ! This watch is far from... Read more..
Latest Reply: COUNT DE MONET 3 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 14:47 >> Hello all, Long-time lurker here, and sometime poster on JLC forum. There's something I have to run past you. I've always rather liked the Milgauss but I can't run to a vintage one, and the modern one wears too big for me. When I saw the brand new 36mm Oyster Perpetual with the dark grey dial this y... Read more..
Latest Reply: Baron 6 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 13:22 >> Last Monday, the F.P.Journe boutique in Paris organized an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the support and commitment of the brand with the ICM ( Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinire, the Brain and Spine Institute ). The ICM is a private fundation which receives financial support ... Read more..
Latest Reply: doobooloo Yesterday at 19:59
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 12:29 >> Just after the presentation of the new and completely Austrian-made watch Habring2 Felix , another reason to celebrate: Octobers Business Woman of the Month: Maria Kristina Habring of Vlkermarkt World's largest watch producer? Globally active luxury brands? Stock market listed corporation? No, Kri... Read more..
Latest Reply: photobiker9 6 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 11:49 >> I spent some time at the JLC booth today and had lunch with a close JLC friend of mine. Some quick pics to share from the JLC Booth at W&W. Entrance to the JLC booth The center of the booth to showcase some of the super watches from JLC The new Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute repeater launched in W&W 201... Read more..
Latest Reply: Conkers Yesterday at 21:50
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 11:20 >> As a member of VC's hour club, I was invited to a collectors' presentation this morning and a collectors dinner this evening. Some quick photos to share for now and I hope we can give more details next time Some of the slate grey dials new Patrimony watches: Another novelty for W&W, the Vacheron... Read more..
Latest Reply: joenghenry 5 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 10:49 >> Being able to take some side by side pictures of two rare birds, the Black Duometres à Quantieme Lunaire and à Chronographe, was something I wanted to live since I saw the Q.L in Geneva, at the SIHH, this year. The black dialed Duometre à Chronographe let me a strong souvenir, and when I discovered ... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico 4 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 10:37 >> In this case, and Daughter. I am quite happy, to say the least, to see that my daughter's first Watch is a Girard Perregaux, and one I desired for a long time, the Gyromatic Deep Diver. Now, we can go out together, fully GP equipped. Best, Nicolas... Read more..
Latest Reply: Subexplorer 36 minutes ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 10:34 >> Panerai surprised me a lot, in a positive way, this year. After the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare, here is another delicious surprise, the PAM 785, which is not one Watch ,but a set of rwo watches, which will mean a lot for the old school guys, as we have here, nothing else and nothing more than the... Read more..
Latest Reply: flamenco 1 minutes ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 10:07 >> I had an opportunity to borrow a friends 5159 G for a month to see how a retrograde PP feels like as I always had reservations about this movement. I am a great fan of 5050, but finding one in a condition I like has been unproductive. The sticking retro date hand has been a concern, especialy with t... Read more..
Latest Reply: COUNT DE MONET 4 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 02:45 >> Even it was never on my list, I felt obliged to save this VC from someone that was treating it badly (scratches, few dents, lack of service). I know, it is as bling as a watch can be but I was never afraid of wearing hard colors. To me, it proved to have the magic effect of "once you put it on, you ... Read more..
Latest Reply: radone Yesterday at 10:22
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 00:42 >> Friends, Sorry for posting photos of this watch over and over again, but I can't help myself.... I just love this watch! Best for the mid week! Blomman... Read more..
Latest Reply: blomman 7 hours ago
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 22:03 >> Sometimes with the all the complications, elaborate designs and ways to display time it is refreshing to see a watch that brings it back to the essence of it all, reminds me of a Vintage 911, IWC 3706 Fleigerchrono circa 1995. A Very Pure Watch. S... Read more..
Latest Reply: SALMANQ8 Yesterday at 15:08
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 20:14 >> One of my favorite Cartier watches from the past couple of years has been the Tank MC. Introduced in 2013, it is an instant classic, as Cartier found a wonderfully masculine expression for its iconic Tank design. It was just a year ago that I composed a review of that watch: cartier.watchprosite... Read more..
Latest Reply: respo Yesterday at 08:08
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 18:12 >> This week, we invite you to show us your best photo with this theme yes... LUME! Lume on indicies, lume on hands, lume on dates, lume in any application! Please show us lumes of varying intensity, of varying colors, of various patinas. and, this is important, your photos do not need to be "in the da... Read more..
Latest Reply: patrick_y Yesterday at 10:14
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 17:05 >> OK, so imagine this: You are packing to go on a trip, and you walk around the house checking to see that the phone charger is in the briefcase, the windows are closed, the dirty laundry is hidden so the house sitter isn't bothered, the cat is fed and his food is adequate for the duration, etc. Well,... Read more..
Latest Reply: KIH 1 hours ago
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 14:27 >> Summer is over but who cares? When you have a lunch with the Cartier team at the Piscine Molitor under a beautiful sunshine, you still have the feeling to be in the Summer... A lovely lady from the Cartier team was wearing this Tank with a lot of elegance... A few pictures of the Piscine Molitor: Th... Read more..
Latest Reply: Mark in Paris Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 10:48 >> I visited the AP booth today at W&W and was assisted by a very professional and friendly brand representative even though I am not an AP collector. Here are some pictures to share Firstly, the AP booth was the most cosy and comfortable booth in W&W imho. I don't know why but after visiting m... Read more..
Latest Reply: emijar3 Yesterday at 21:35
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 10:23 >> every time my friend Tony aka DivingT comes to Marseille, we have dinner together. A good opportunity to enjoy the holy trinity: Food, Watches & Friendship ! First, a duo of Military & Civilian SM300's: That was only the starter ;-) More food & more watches... watchnuts at work... An Omega sport... Read more..
Latest Reply: foversta Yesterday at 13:50
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 10:15 >> I am very new to the RM brand but thanks to a fellow Purist in Singapore, I am starting to want to learn more about the brand and its offerings. Although I am mainly a classical watch collector, I must admit that the innovations conceptualized and developed by RM from the use of interesting material... Read more..
Latest Reply: Conkers Yesterday at 19:33
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 09:59 >> Cartier tends to have the most striking booth with its red theme. I managed to spend a bit of time there today looking at some of the novelties and also very interesting pieces from Cartier. The Cartier booth entrance The Rotonde de Cartier 2nd time zone day & night at 42mm in WG with a blue dial. L... Read more..
Latest Reply: jrwong23 Yesterday at 10:26
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 09:28 >> Here are some photos I took at the Piaget booth today. I am very impressed with Piaget's continued push on ultra thin watches. They are indeed the masters of ultra thin innovations! Again another very dimly lit booth - I tried my best with the photos. Hope you will enjoy them. The master of ultra th... Read more..
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 09:11 >> Here's a brief photo report on Roger Dubuis in Watches and Wonders 2014, focusing on their novelties. Apologies for the photos - lighting was very dim in this booth and my camera is not the most professional one! The entrance of the booth. I like the color theme of white and blue Novelties showcased... Read more..
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 08:42 >> Audemars Piguet's 2014 Royal Oak Offshore collection continues to make its way into the hands of collectors and fans worldwide. I have seen the new models a handful of times, and the one that continues to most impress me is the new version of the Royal Oak Offshore "Safari". I will be the first to a... Read more..
Latest Reply: emijar3 Yesterday at 21:37
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 07:36 >> Horological Machine No 3 Urwerk UR103.01 in RG.. The 103 really is growing on me Legacy Machine No.1 Xia Hang Simplicity, finally see one in metal, it really is as amazing as what has been mentioned everywhere Voutilainen's GMT-6 with an exquisite color combination And this I'm sure hardly anyone ha... Read more..
Latest Reply: Ancienne Le Brassus Yesterday at 01:24
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 07:05 >> you can file under both categories: a watch and a wonder - the RM056-02. A stunning combination of the cable suspension (seen in the RM027-01) with the RM056 sapphire crystal series: a tourbillon suspended in a crystal ship.... Past watches are the RM056-01: richardmille.watchprosite.com / O... Read more..
Latest Reply: RiPiper Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 06:26 >> Friends, Let's have a look at the Chrono Hawk from a different angle. If we look at the Chrono Hawk from the 9 o'clock position, the very three dimentional case and dial really comes out! Black/Pink gold Blue/Steel What are your preferences? Black or Blue? Pink Gold or Steel? Best Blomman... Read more..
Latest Reply: blomman Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 - 05:07 >> Hi there! How do you like this new strap for my Parmigiani (Tonda 1950 special ed.)? It's my 1st time with a red strap and personally loving the new fresh look and visual power that it gives, funny enough I feel that it has made it more wearable and distinguished...or maybe it's me finding excuses t... Read more..
Latest Reply: Ancienne Le Brassus Yesterday at 02:23