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Horological Meandering

F.P.Journe: a celebration of a 10 years support of the I.C.M

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...

JLC

Some thoughts and pictures on the 2 Black Duometres a Chronographe and à Q.L.

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...

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet at Watches and Wonders 2014

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...

Richard Mille

Richard Mille at Watches and Wonders 2014

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

Cartier at Watches and Wonders 2014

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...

Richard Mille

LIVE: From Watches and Wonders in Hong Kong! There is only one watch: the RM056-02

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...

Montblanc

Report on Montblanc at Watches and Wonders 2014 Part II

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...

Omega

My three Amigos...Omigos....Omegas...agggh my spelling.

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 ...

Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux's Blue Dial Vintage 1945 XXL Small Seconds

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 ...

Montblanc

Report on Montblanc at Watches and Wonders 2014 Part I

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...

Officine Panerai

Watches & Wonders 2014 - Panerai PAM572, PAM573, PAM558, PAM587 Radiomir 1940 w/ P.4000

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 ...

Horological Meandering

My review of the PPro ABR

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...

Horological Meandering

A wonderful and sunny day at the Bucherer German Polo Tour, with family & friends ...

It was about 20C 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...

Officine Panerai

Panerai 2014 Collection: Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare PAM587 from Watches & Wonders in HK

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...

Chopard

Mr Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is a PuristS: video inside

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...

Rolex

Do you have a Rolex obsession?

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...

Cartier

Hands on review of the Santos Dumont Calendar Aperture Power Reserve

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...

Chopard

Weekend watch.

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....

Horological Meandering

The Prix Gaïa 2014 presented at the MIH

The Prix Gaa is a prize awarded by the International Horological Museum (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this year for the 20th time. The presentation is ...

Horological Meandering

Report of the JEANRICHARD Graphiscope cocktail in Paris

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...

Chopard

Once upon a time in.....Kowloon

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...

WristScan

Wristscan - starting 18th September: Your favourite watch metal?

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...

Horological Meandering

Innovation at the Poinçon de Genève

Innovation at the Poinon de Genve Timelab in Geneva invited to a presentation of their newest developments for the Poinon de Genve, the Geneva Hal...

Horological Meandering

A gathering amongst collector PuristS friends in Singapore

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...

WatchTech

New Movement Developments, the Genequand Regulator

There is more happening in the watch world than we may expect, here an example announced yesterday, the Genequand regulator. Photo credit CSEM Followi...

Forum: Horological Meandering watches-and-wonders

Watches and Wonders.

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..
Author: fernando
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: amanico   51 minutes ago

Forum: Rolex rolex-submariner-history

Rolex submariner history

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..
Author: Le Monde Edmond
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: amanico   46 minutes ago

Forum: AHCI speaking-with-peter-speake-marin

Speaking with Peter Speake-Marin

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..
Author: KIH
   4 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux 432000-good-turns-per-day

432000 Good turns per day...

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..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: amanico   47 minutes ago

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne alange-vip-collectors-dinner-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

A.Lange VIP collectors dinner at Watches and Wonders 2014

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..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: small-luxury-world   2 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering cortina-jewellery-time-2014

Cortina Jewellery Time 2014

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..
Author: Kong
   Yesterday at 20:57

Forum: Omega so-a-long-search-finally-bears-fruit

So a long search finally bears fruit.....

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..
Author: Darren
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: Darren   24 minutes ago

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne be-careful-about-what-you-write

Be careful about what you write...

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..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: COUNT DE MONET   3 hours ago

Forum: Rolex

New 2014 Oyster Perpetual

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..
Author: JatG
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: Baron   6 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering fpjourne-a-celebration-of-a-10-years-support-of-the-icm

F.P.Journe: a celebration of a 10 years support of the I.C.M

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 Epinire, the Brain and Spine Institute ). The ICM is a private fundation which receives financial support ... Read more..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: doobooloo   Yesterday at 19:59

Forum: AHCI breaking-maria-kristina-habring-elected-business-woman-of-the-month-in-carinthia

BREAKING: Maria Kristina Habring elected Business Woman of the Month in Carinthia!

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 - 12:29 >> Just after the presentation of the new and completely Austrian-made watch Habring2 Felix , another reason to celebrate: Octobers Business Woman of the Month: Maria Kristina Habring of Vlkermarkt World's largest watch producer? Globally active luxury brands? Stock market listed corporation? No, Kri... Read more..
Author: Ornatus-Mundi
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: photobiker9   6 hours ago

Forum: JLC jlc-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

JLC at Watches and Wonders 2014

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..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: Conkers   Yesterday at 21:50

Forum: Vacheron Constantin vacheron-constantin-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

Vacheron Constantin at Watches and Wonders 2014

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..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: joenghenry   5 hours ago

Forum: JLC some-thoughts-and-pictures-on-the-2-black-duometres-a-chronographe-and-ql

Some thoughts and pictures on the 2 Black Duometres a Chronographe and à Q.L.

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..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (25)
Latest Reply: amanico   4 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux father-and-son-shot

Father and Son Shot.

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..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (12)
Latest Reply: Subexplorer   36 minutes ago

Forum: Officine Panerai panerai-2014-collection-pam-785-an-air-of-pre-vendome

Panerai 2014 collection PAM 785: An air of Pre Vendome.

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..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: flamenco   1 minutes ago

Forum: Patek Philippe patek-5159g-operational-observations-pleasantly-surprised

Patek 5159G operational observations: Pleasantly surprised...

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..
Author: jimjenkins
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: COUNT DE MONET   4 hours ago

Forum: Vacheron Constantin i-saved-a-watch

I saved a watch

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..
Author: radone
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: radone   Yesterday at 10:22

Forum: Girard Perregaux cant-help-myself-playing-with-my-camera

Can't help myself playing with my camera....

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..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: blomman   7 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering purity

Purity

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..
Author: SALMANQ8
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: SALMANQ8   Yesterday at 15:08

Forum: Cartier cartier-tank-mc-chronograph

Cartier Tank MC Chronograph

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..
Author: WHL
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: respo   Yesterday at 08:08

Forum: WristScan chairman-kaga-reveals-the-secret-ingredient-for-this-weeks-wristscan

Chairman Kaga reveals the secret ingredient for this week's Wristscan

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..
Author: mkt33
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: patrick_y   Yesterday at 10:14

Forum: Seiko strange-seiko-obsession

Strange Seiko Obsession

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..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: KIH   1 hours ago

Forum: Cartier a-summer-pic-taken-yesterday

A summer pic taken yesterday...

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..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: Mark in Paris   Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Forum: Audemars Piguet audemars-piguet-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

Audemars Piguet at Watches and Wonders 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..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (16)
Latest Reply: emijar3   Yesterday at 21:35

Forum: Horological Meandering mini-gtg-in-marseille

Mini GTG in Marseille

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..
Author: DrStrong
Replies:  (14)
Latest Reply: foversta   Yesterday at 13:50

Forum: Richard Mille richard-mille-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

Richard Mille at Watches and Wonders 2014

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..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: Conkers   Yesterday at 19:33

Forum: Cartier cartier-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

Cartier at Watches and Wonders 2014

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..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: jrwong23   Yesterday at 10:26

Forum: Piaget piaget-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

Piaget at Watches and Wonders 2014

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..
Author: jrwong23
   Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Forum: Roger Dubuis roger-dubuis-at-watches-and-wonders-2014

Roger Dubuis at Watches and Wonders 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..
Author: jrwong23
   Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Forum: Audemars Piguet royal-oak-offshore-safari-new-or-old

Royal Oak Offshore Safari - new or old?

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..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: emijar3   Yesterday at 21:37

Forum: AHCI some-sighting-of-rare-and-fine-independent-watches

Some sighting of rare and fine Independent watches

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..
Author: samrotandi
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: Ancienne Le Brassus   Yesterday at 01:24

Forum: Richard Mille live-from-watches-and-wonders-in-hong-kong-there-is-only-one-watch-the-rm056-02

LIVE: From Watches and Wonders in Hong Kong! There is only one watch: the RM056-02

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..
Author: 219
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: RiPiper   Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Forum: Girard Perregaux chrono-hawk-what-are-your-preferences

Chrono Hawk - What are your preferences?

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..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (14)
Latest Reply: blomman   Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Forum: Horological Meandering red-power

red power!

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..
Author: Alex83
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: Ancienne Le Brassus   Yesterday at 02:23