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Chopard

Vote for the Chopard watches at GPHG 2014

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...

Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT

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...

Patek Philippe

The Grandmaster Chime (ref. 5175) – Part IV from the 175th Anniversary

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...

Richard Mille

The Mayfair Mille! The latest Richard Mille Boutique opens on Mount Street, London.

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...

JLC

A quick view on the two most innovative watches in the world.

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...

Seiko

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 5: Spring Drive Watch Movements

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...

Seiko

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 4: High-End Quartz Watch Movements

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...

Seiko

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 3: Mechanical Watch Movements

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...

Seiko

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 2: Component Manufacturing

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

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 1: The Overview

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

Hands on review of the Rotonde de Cartier Large Date Retrograde Second Timezone

Cartier took advantage of the last Watches & Wonders fair to start a new collection of watches considered as "small complications" ones. I have to...

Horological Meandering

Report of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter cocktail at Bucherer Paris

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...

Patek Philippe

PP 175th Anniversary Part III – The Rare Handcrafts

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...

Patek Philippe

PP 175th Anniversary - Some live pictures to start ... (Part I + II)

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...

A.Lange & Sohne

Lange 1815 Moonphase Platinum: The Torquemada's watch.

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...

Montblanc

Report on Montblanc at Watches and Wonders 2014 Part III

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...

AHCI

PoT October 2014 - Playing with some Voutilainen's timepieces

Genève, 7th October, some PuristS are rapidly reaching the restaurant for the Independent PuristS Welcome Get-Together Dinner, the very first date of ...

Omega

A Review of my Seamaster 300 reference 165024

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,...

Photography

A girl on a swing.

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...

Hublot

A Hublot day in Paris

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...

A.Lange & Sohne

Lange & Söhne at the Salon Les Montres

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...

Glashutte Original

GO Senator Chronograph Panorama Date - Cal. 37: A teaser ...

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 ...

Montblanc

Montblanc Villeret Chronographe Grand Feu revisited

I have this Montblanc for 5 months and I love it! I recall in 2011 when I went to buy it I realized the price doubled overnight (why I couldnt place ...

JLC

A very nice Vintage Diving Watch: The Master Mariner Dolphin or Voguematic.

You all know at least one or two Vintage JLC Diving watches, such as The Polaris, the Deep Sea, and the Chronograph. But did you know that JLC also re...

Photography

Under the Bridge

Urban planning & making full use of all available space ... makes perfect sense for Singapore In so doing ...... provides a perfect photo-op Think...

Forum: Chopard vote-for-the-chopard-watches-at-gphg-2014

Vote for the Chopard watches at GPHG 2014

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 11:23 >> 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 middle name As a man, I have to encourage votes for either the Chopard LUC 1963 Chrono Rose Gold in the Chronograph Category. LUC's first Manufacture man... Read more..
Author: MTF
   1 hours ago

Forum: Chopard chopard-helps-porche-club-of-america-celebrate-60-years

Chopard helps Porche Club of America celebrate 60 years.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:52 >> You can read about their limited edition Mille Miglia here: Best, CaliforniaJed MTF: Teaser Photo....... ... Read more..
Author: CaliforniaJed
   3 hours ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-9-mrs-c-on-seiko-and-collecting-watches

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 9: Mrs. C on Seiko and Collecting Watches

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:51 >> MRS CAZALEA says: Being the wife of a watch “junkie" ( Who, me? ), I have often sat at the elbow of my husband when he opens a box with a new watch inside, or when he shows me an article from a watch website, or when he wants me to see all the fantastic photos of a beautiful timepiece. While I am no... Read more..
Author: cazalea
   4 hours ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-8-thoughts-on-japan

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 8: Thoughts on Japan

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:50 >> I think I have discovered the secret of Japanese thinking. I've been home in California for a few days, slept little, and pondered much. Last night we had friends over, ate $100 worth of sushi, drank our souvenir bottles of Japan's brew and had a great time. It's now the morning after and I'm trying... Read more..
Author: cazalea
   4 hours ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-7-getting-around-japan

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 7: Getting around Japan

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:29 >> It's safe to say that planes, trains and automobiles are seen everywhere in Japan. With scooters, boats and escalators. This is a country on the move. Here's one short, action-packed segment of our trip - last Thursday: up for docking the boat at 5:15 breakfast at 6:00 disembark at 7:30 taxi to Yoko... Read more..
Author: cazalea
   4 hours ago

Forum: JLC just-because-its-a-cold-spring-tuesday-

Just because it's a cold Spring Tuesday ...

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 03:37 >> I choose to wear my Amvox II. I will never knew why took me so long to accept the 44mm (the new 42mm). Titanium cased, wear like ... heaven. Good morning, Nilo... Read more..
Author: nilomis
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: fabmelch   1 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux girard-perregaux-traveller-large-date-moon-phases-gmt

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 00:42 >> 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, Moon Phases & GMT was released. All three versions have the same technical specifications like the John Harrison edition except for a few details I like... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: crown comfort   7 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe my-first-pp

My First PP

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 22:30 >> Hello, I'm also new here to the Purist Pro site but has been reading a lot of post here, nice place for watch diehard fans to share info. I've always love watches since I was in my teens, have been buying and upgrading slowly, from Pierre Balmain, Philipe Charriol, Tag Heuer, Maurice Lacroixs, Hublo... Read more..
Author: Raymond_S
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: Jorge116.039   4 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe

Live photos of 5575?

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 20:00 >> Could anyone who attended the 175 event post live photos of 5575? That would be terrific! Thank you!... Read more..
Author: carnegie
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: carnegie   6 hours ago

Forum: WatchTech visual-tour-of-a-service-center

visual tour of a service center...

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 15:10 >> I was recently invited to visit a service center in Tokyo and took my camera along... who could pass up an opportunity to see the operation, talk to the technical staff, and take a few photos. From a technical standpoint, the center is officially recognized to work on twenty or so brands and handles... Read more..
Author: cshimokita
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: vandyke   1 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux girard-perregaux-celebrates-pedro-almdovar-lumire-award-2014

Girard-Perregaux celebrates Pedro Almódovar, Lumière Award 2014

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 13:43 >> The Haute Horlogerie Manufacture Girard-Perregaux, partner of the Lumire Film Festival of Lyon for the second year in a row, honored the iconic movie director Pedro Almodovar, recipient of the 2014 award. The Lumire Award was created to celebrate an outstanding filmmaker, in Lyon, the very place w... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: blomman   12 hours ago

Forum: Hublot pot-october-2014-hublot-factory-tour-2nd-part

PoT October 2014 – Hublot factory tour – 2nd part

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 13:28 >> Dear PuristS, This is the second part of the Hublot factory tour report, where I'd like to share pictures regarding one of the most interesting part of our tour: the discovery of Magic Gold. You can find the first part here . First of all, you have to know that Hublot defines itself as <>. Indeed, w... Read more..
Author: heartbreaker
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: heartbreaker   11 hours ago

Forum: Chopard its-nice-to-know-isnt-it

It's nice to know, isn't it

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 13:15 >> ... that hidden beneath our shirt cuffs are machines as beautiful as these? What's hidden under your cuff this week? Best, CaliforniaJed ... Read more..
Author: CaliforniaJed
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: small-luxury-world   54 minutes ago

Forum: Patek Philippe its-been-a-while-i-used-to-have-13-watches-now-i-have-just-3

Its been a while... I used to have 13 watches, now I have just 3

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 13:03 >> Some might remember when I posted here more often but I guess I been lying low. Whats new ?. Well I decided to shrunk my collection. I went from 13 to 3. Of those 13 worthy mentions are: PP 5146g, PP 5712/1a, Lange Timezone, Lange Saxonia Thin, AP 15300, FP Journe Chronometre Bleu, VC Overseas Chron... Read more..
Author: Jorge116.039
Replies:  (23)
Latest Reply: Jorge116.039   5 hours ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-6-astron-and-jeweled-watches

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 6: Astron and Jeweled Watches

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 10:23 >> ASTRON Before I get into the tour information for this report, I'd like to spend a moment on the history of the Astron. It was Seiko's first quartz watch. Here is a gold version, as seen in the Seiko museum: And here is my commemorative edition re-issued of the same watch - only here it's a ceramic/... Read more..
Author: cazalea
   Yesterday at 10:23

Forum: Patek Philippe the-grandmaster-chime-ref-5175-part-iv-from-the-175th-anniversary

The Grandmaster Chime (ref. 5175) – Part IV from the 175th Anniversary

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 07:48 >> 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 complicated wrist watch with 20 complications, only. With serious funds behind it might be possible to do such an amazing project, not only for Patek... Read more..
Author: small-luxury-world
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: small-luxury-world   11 hours ago

Forum: Richard Mille the-mayfair-mille-the-latest-richard-mille-boutique-opens-on-mount-street-london

The Mayfair Mille! The latest Richard Mille Boutique opens on Mount Street, London.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 07:39 >> Mayfair was always the place in London for the craftsmen and artisans. And for the sporting gentleman with the racing machines parked outside their London abode. About a century ago this was the area where you could have your suits tailored, your car given the necessary coachwork, and ordered a set ... Read more..
Author: 219
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: 219   6 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe fallen-in-love

Fallen in Love

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 05:07 >> Deear All, having tried on my wrist this watch one week ago or so it was more like a speedy decision to help it to release from being caged at my dear jeweler.. My very first PP - and I don't know why it took me so so long. Cordially s... Read more..
Author: axisskin
Replies:  (14)
Latest Reply: Raymond_S   1 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering my-love-for-roseredpink-gold-a-comparison-of-various-rgpg-pieces

My love for Rose/Red/Pink gold - a comparison of various RG/PG pieces

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 03:14 >> On a wristscan some weeks back, I shared my "squadron" of rose / red gold watches. Rose gold has always been my favorite color for watch metals due to its warmth and glow but it doesn't mean I always choose Rose gold watches. There are some watches that needs to be practical in steel for sports, tra... Read more..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (17)
Latest Reply: watercolors   9 hours ago

Forum: JLC a-new-view-of-a-modest-vintage-memovox-quintet-my-intentions-for-this-week

A new view of a modest Vintage Memovox Quintet - my intentions for this week.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 03:14 >> .. Well, friends here ! - During the last weeks, I 've been busy, in exploring some new arrival ( the Geophysic '58), and also looking into my recent ad-ons for my small, but growing Rolex collection, with the lucky find of the marvellous samples ( Explorer 6610/ gilt,CR & my beloved 1675 ( gilt, CR... Read more..
Author: hs111
Replies:  (46)
Latest Reply: hs111   11 hours ago

Forum: JLC a-quick-view-on-the-two-most-innovative-watches-in-the-world

A quick view on the two most innovative watches in the world.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 00:18 >> 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 watches in the world, two watches we have almost no chance to see in the real life, though, the Jaeger-Lecoultre Extrem Lab One, and the Ulysse Nardi... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (16)
Latest Reply: amanico   4 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux gp-1966-on-the-wrist-experience-week-1

GP 1966 On the wrist experience, Week #1

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 00:04 >> Friends, It has been a very stressful week for me, work, the John Harrison release, an all-nighter at the emergency room. Not optimal when trying out a new watch! So, I will only give you these shots without any future comments on the watch itself for now My everyday life contains of... Work... Ba... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: Subexplorer   7 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering a-grand-series-of-seiko-reports

A Grand Series of Seiko Reports

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 21:03 >> Hello PuristS, I have returned from Japan with a hard drive full of Seiko news and reports. Thanks to the hard work of Seiko PR staff, the Japanese railways, and a few restaurants and hotels (not to mention the typhoons petering out), we were able to have a great expedition into the world of Grand S... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: cazalea   Yesterday at 07:16

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-5-spring-drive-watch-movements

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 5: Spring Drive Watch Movements

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 17:57 >> 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, then in another post we will briefly review jeweled watches, the Astron GPS, food and drink, etc.) SPRING DRIVE The Spring Drive movement was chosen to... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: Dr No   5 minutes ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-4-high-end-quartz-watch-movements

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 4: High-End Quartz Watch Movements

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 15:46 >> 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 watches, but it takes the Grand Seiko movements very seriously, indeed. This production is NOT on an assembly line, but rather it takes place in the Seiko E... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: cazalea   12 minutes ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-3-mechanical-watch-movements

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 3: Mechanical Watch Movements

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 14:22 >> 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). Mechanical movements are assembled in the Shizukuishi Watch Studio at Morioka Seiko Instruments, Inc. As you may recall if you've read previous reports, t... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: cazalea   28 minutes ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-2-component-manufacturing

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 2: Component Manufacturing

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 13:43 >> 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 theory of production and movement type, rather than strictly by the factory visited. Seiko relies on various small component specialists to supply it wit... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: Dr No   47 minutes ago

Forum: Officine Panerai pam-587-marina-militare

PAM 587 Marina Militare

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 12:56 >> There are already few wrist shots of the new Marina Militare out there...but this time the wrist is mine! What a beauty...the 6152 case and the MM dial together are stunning, 101% Panerai DNA. It's been a while since the last time I enjoyed a Panerai so much...perhaps I should say I have never enjoy... Read more..
Author: Ale (aka Fuciliere)
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Latest Reply: William M   1 hours ago

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne do-you-know-that-we-are-entering-a-lange-one-week

Do you know that we are entering a Lange One week?

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 12:54 >> At the end of the week, Lange will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lange One and of course... of its rebirth! Don't hesitate to post during the week the pictures of your Lange One to make these days very special on PuristSPro! The legend started with this Lange One: Can't wait for the end of n... Read more..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: amanico   6 hours ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-1-the-overview

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 1: The Overview

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 10:35 >> 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 a moment to look at the overall picture, for it will help us to understand the watches. Seiko is not a person's name; it is the current name of a comp... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: cazalea   45 minutes ago

Forum: Cartier hands-on-review-of-the-rotonde-de-cartier-large-date-retrograde-second-timezone

Hands on review of the Rotonde de Cartier Large Date Retrograde Second Timezone

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 08:49 >> Cartier took advantage of the last Watches & Wonders fair to start a new collection of watches considered as "small complications" ones. I have to confess that I don't like this naming because it contains a pejorative connotation while its aim is to create a clear difference with the "Grandes Co... Read more..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: tudorctin   Yesterday at 08:45

Forum: Audemars Piguet cameleon-in-rome-after-many-years-of-waiting

Cameleon in Rome... after many years of waiting!

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 08:25 >> So... When in Rome...? One thing one notices while in Rome is the color of buildings.. Terra cotta... reds, ochres... or shades of pink to salmon color. I had the 'salmon' bug for a long time now... and after sounding out some interest to friends and some watchmakers in Barcelona... I finally get th... Read more..
Author: Ancienne Le Brassus
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: Ancienne Le Brassus   10 hours ago

Forum: Seiko im-blue-had-to-go-home-to-an-old-house-old-watches-etc

I'm Blue - had to go home to an old house, old watches, etc

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 07:13 >> After 2 1/2 weeks in Japan overdosing on Grand Seikos and such, I'm so blue I am thinking of changing my Purist name to Credor-azalea wah Sigh. Same old watch (still blue) because no new watch on this trip Cred-alea (?) Credor-zalea(?) Cazalea-dor(?) PS - Old cat wonders who I am ... STAY TUNED FOR ... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: cazalea   Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne another-quick-pic-with-the-phone

Another quick pic with the phone...

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 06:34 >> Have a sweet Sunday! Fx... Read more..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: foversta   Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Forum: Horological Meandering minase-exhibition

MINASE Exhibition

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 05:52 >> Hello Gents, While I was in Tokyo I had a very brief space of time, less than one hour, to run over to see an exhibition of Minase watches. You can refer to Ken's post earlier this year on MINASE for a more detailed explanation of their models. In essence, this is a company that makes tooling, cases... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: cazalea   54 minutes ago