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New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014

New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014 The Société Suisse de Chronométrie (SSC), hosted a study day in September dedicated to t...

Glashutte Original

Everything you wanted to know about Glashütte Original's latest chronograph cal 37 . . .

. . . courtesy Our Man in Glashtte. I was able to take a first-hand look at the exceptional automatic chronograph introduction from Glashtte Origina...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 - 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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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,...


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...


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 ...

Forum: Horological Meandering think-i-got-it-right-this-time

think I got it right this time!

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 12:25 >> After quite a few trials, passing from black, grey, Bordeaux, green, pearl ray and even rubber, I think I might have found a strap-style suitable for my Dato! I comes from the abp Paris and I can only say that I'm impressed with the quality. this watch surely deserves the best treat! Cheers! Alex... Read more..
Author: Alex83
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: amanico   1 hours ago

Forum: Omega speedmaster-moon-a-true-mystery-to-me-

Speedmaster Moon - A true mystery to me ...

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 11:21 >> Team, Other day I posted a teaser that was composed by a case with twelve Speedmaster watches there. Today, after I did the photo process, here are more detailed pictures of each. Looking each one, we can see that those watches were no "safe queen" and no one can claim "new old stock". Those watches... Read more..
Author: nilomis
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Latest Reply: MikiJ   2 hours ago

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne press-release-a-lange-sohne-lange-1-tourbillon-handwerkskunst


Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 10:45 >> Here it comes! Press Release PuristSPro strictly respects and observes the embargo: Release Time - CET 19:45, Friday, October 24th LANGE 1 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST A. Lange & Söhne is celebrating the 20th birthday of its brand icon with a limited special edition One-minute tourbillon with stop ... Read more..
Author: KIH
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Latest Reply: 4Js   15 minutes ago

Forum: Glashutte Original

Have a nice weekend out there!

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 10:12 >> Rock on!!... Read more..
Author: Axelzon
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: massimiliano   31 minutes ago

Forum: Chopard the-theme-for-the-week-in-the-wristscan-forum

The theme for the week in the WristScan forum:

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 09:08 >> Your most valuable (not necessarily expensive) watch. See the link below. My choice was the 16/1860/01. Will anyone else choose his/her Chopard? Best, CaliforniaJed It's going to be a golden day! :-) Micro-rotors help produce fantastic micro-foam! :-) An L.U.C, and a latte, are nice diversions from... Read more..
Author: CaliforniaJed
   5 hours ago

Forum: AHCI rg-logical-one

RG Logical One

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 08:40 >> Got to try on Romain Gauthier's personal Logial One (No. 00) today. Very substantial and the dial has a great depth to it.... Read more..
Author: tom2517
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: moc   5 hours ago

Forum: JLC jlc-sponsored-abu-dhabi-film-festival-2014

JLC Sponsored Abu dhabi Film Festival 2014

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 08:36 >> Hi All, Had the privilege to be invited at the red carpet event sponsored by JLC in AbuDhabi UAE. The 2014 ADFF was at the Emirates Palace Hotel on the 23rd of October 2014. As they say that the pictures speak for themselves. Well organised JLC Middle East, Job well done!! E Invitation Entry Pass Th... Read more..
Author: Ovi
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: Ovi   3 hours ago

Forum: Breguet wouldnt-it-be-about-time-to-show-an-old-friend-again

Wouldn't it be about time to show an old friend again?

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 07:13 >> have a great weekennd. Best S.... Read more..
Author: axisskin
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: jane   5 hours ago

Forum: Omega the-english-version-of-the-apollo-soyuz-the-first-guide-is-ready-and-online

The English version of the "Apollo Soyuz 'the first'" guide is ready and online

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 07:09 >> Dear forum's friends, I'm proud and glad to announce you that the English version of my latest guide on the "Omega Speedmaster Apollo Soyuz 'the first'" is ready and freely readable on line at this link: issuu . com / mstanga It was a great effort but I'm sure it was worth it so that all the collect... Read more..
Author: mstanga
   7 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering

My experience at Les Apprentis du Temps in Le Locle

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 07:09 >> Last weekend I visited the Swiss Jura on a watch sightseeing excursion. As part of this trip I participated in a "build your own watch" workshop at Les Apprentis du Temps, a watchmaking school in Le Locle. This was arranged by Neuchtel Tourism, timexplorer.ch I thought the people here at PuristS wo... Read more..
Author: sfoskett
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: sfoskett   6 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet ap-and-la-bella-vita

AP and La Bella Vita...

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 06:11 >> Audemars Piguet and La Bella Vita...perfect partners I had the chance to dine with some special friends last night. The co-host very generously offered his lovely home, the former Houdini Estate on Laurel Canyon. There were some interesting wines poured... Including Of course, which timepiece best m... Read more..
Author: ThomasM
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: amanico   1 hours ago

Forum: Montblanc love-to-see-the-black-enamel-dial-under-sunlight

Love to see the black enamel dial under sunlight

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 05:49 >> A TGIF shot I did to start the day today at my office. Always happy to have my Montblanc Villeret chronograph grand feu enamel on my wrist Have a good weekend everyone! Cheers Robin... Read more..
Author: jrwong23
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: WTA   6 hours ago

Forum: Seiko -2-minutes-and-4-minutes-per-day-but-still-going-strong

-2 minutes and +4 minutes per day, but still going strong!

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 05:31 >> Thanks for watching. ... Read more..
Author: Salamanca
   8 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering the-pearl-dial

The pearl dial

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 03:23 >> Lucien Rochat I think this watch is dated since 1990 or after that. The first time I saw this watch at a preowned watch shop but I didn't give it much attention, while at that time, the price was very suitable. After sometimes, I made a service for my watch and saw it again, and I asked to have a go... Read more..
Author: WTA
   10 hours ago

Forum: JLC picture-of-the-day-jaeger-4-atm

Picture of the Day: Jaeger 4 ATM.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 01:30 >> A 4 ATM lying on a " Rose des Sables " ( rose sands, in English? ), showing the beauty of its dial, the sunburst finish, and the grey blue subdials. I will really need to find a nice strap for this one, it really deserves much better than the one it has, for the moment. Best, Nicolas... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (13)
Latest Reply: amanico   4 hours ago

Forum: JLC my-first-and-definitely-not-the-last

My first and definitely not the last!

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 22:18 >> Ever since the release of the GRUT 1931 I was hooked with the reverso. Tried it on my wrist and felt like I was wearing nothing and yet the presence was overwhelming. Since then, plenty of variations came out. Others were limited series, standard productions. And the choice was not easy until.... Th... Read more..
Author: Ots
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: Ruckdee   3 hours ago

Forum: JLC im-thrilled-to-say-im-finally-a-fellow-jlc-owner

I'm thrilled to say I'm finally a fellow JLC owner!

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 20:10 >> A good friend of mine sent me a PM letting me know of this piece for sale, and it was a watch I've been eyeing for the past 2 years ever since I tried it on my wrist at the JLC Beverly Hills Boutique and most recently at the South Coast Plaza Boutique. The price was too good to ignore. I was thinkin... Read more..
Author: AnthonyTsai
Replies:  (15)
Latest Reply: pingtsai   4 hours ago

Forum: Blancpain a-few-photos-of-my-leman-grande-date

A few photos of my Leman Grande Date...

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 11:59 >> My Leman recently returned from the US Service facility so I took a few photos to share with the forum. I was struggling with the lighting, so the photos of the dial are not very good. However, I am pretty happy with the pictures of the movement. I had admired the Leman series for a long time, yet n... Read more..
Author: bar2020
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: bar2020   7 hours ago

Forum: WristScan your-most-valuable-not-necessarily-expensive-watch

Your "most valuable (NOT necessarily expensive)" watch!

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 08:50 >> This week's WS thread starts now! Sorry for a bit early start Here is what I have shown here somewhere - the watch my father left. I always wear this for the family gathering occasion, as if he joined, too. This is the most valuable watch for me. Have a great Friday and weekend! Ken... Read more..
Author: KIH
Replies:  (126)
Latest Reply: Baxter   33 minutes ago

Forum: Rolex incomingafter-a-few-years-of-searching-for-a-good-specimen

Incoming...after a few years of searching for a good specimen

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 07:00 >> This just in early this week - I've been searching for this specific series that had the older 3185 movement and the drilled lugs, but so far, it's either badly beaten up or just the newer versions which didn't speak too loudly to me. I've not been a huge Rolex fan, once owning a white dialed Dayton... Read more..
Author: Richard N
Replies:  (12)
Latest Reply: jrwong23   7 hours ago

Forum: Patek Philippe just-arrived-pleasure-to-share-with-you

Just arrived, pleasure to share with you

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 06:14 >> ... Read more..
Author: ch9698
Replies:  (22)
Latest Reply: Bruno.M1   4 hours ago

Forum: Rolex we-have-a-new-mastheadby-axisskin

We have a new Masthead...By: axisskin

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 05:04 >> I think I have just instigated a new rule....anyone who gets their "first Rolex" has the honour of the Masthead...... Congrats to " axisskin"... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: Baron   4 hours ago

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-10-food-in-japan

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 10: Food in Japan

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 05:04 >> Food and drink have always been very important to establishing a proper mood for PuristS contemplation of fine watches. So in concluding our report on our Seiko visit(s) around Japan, we felt we must provide you with some tempting images. I must add that we did not attempt a gourmet-only tour - in a... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: 21EP   Yesterday at 15:10

Forum: Audemars Piguet as-cooler-weather-approaches

As cooler weather approaches....

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 04:15 >> out with the woollies. and watches with leather straps will be worn more frequently now. Thanks for looking. fernando... Read more..
Author: fernando
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: hs111   47 minutes ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux what-does-girard-perregaux-mean-to-you

What does Girard Perregaux mean to you?

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 03:38 >> It is only recently that I bought my first GP....a vintage piece. My main passion is Rolex, though I also dabble in Patek, JLC, Omega and Blancpain. My question is a simple one. What does Girard Perregaux mean to you? I will try to explain what I mean. To me, Rolex represents a combination of reliab... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 14:30

Forum: WristScan next-ws-theme-is

Next WS theme is.....

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 21:08 >> "Your Most Valuable Watch" in your collection! No, not that.... Yes, that's what I mean. BUT "Most Valuable" doesn't mean "most expensive". Sentimental value, it is - the one you would never, ever trade even with your life, the one you have special memory, the one you always remember something by, t... Read more..
Author: KIH
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 12:14

Forum: Montblanc my-story-to-tell-video---thorsten-hering-director-artisan-atelier-at-montblanc-hamburg

My Story to Tell video---Thorsten Hering, Director Artisan Atelier at Montblanc Hamburg,

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 17:55 >> Now this video doesn't have a lot of watch content and I think many of our resident pen enthusiasts may get a kick out of it. But I'm sharing it because the spirit behind this video exemplifies Montblanc. I loved the story behind this man's career. The pride he takes in his team. The confidence that... Read more..
Author: mkt33
   Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Forum: A.Lange & Sohne i-will-be-in-dresden-tomorrow-night

I will be in Dresden tomorrow night...

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 14:14 >> Something will be unveiled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lange One (and so of the first collection! Stay tuned on PuristSPro! Fx... Read more..
Author: foversta
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: KIH   Yesterday at 08:13

Forum: JLC jaeger-lecoultre-etrier-for-herms

Jaeger LeCoultre Etrier for Hermès

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 13:56 >> I got this on a recent trip to Paris. It's a Jaeger LeCoultre "Etrier" watched stamped "Herms Paris" on the case back. I've seen similar models variously referred to as the "Grande Taille" or "Grande Modele Homme," but I haven't seen one with this exact dial in this size. There seems to have been m... Read more..
Author: Blackdial
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 22:43

Forum: JLC shot-of-the-day-jaeger-lecoultre-vintage-triple-date-black

Shot of the day: Jaeger Lecoultre Vintage Triple Date Black

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 12:42 >> A picture is Worth a thousand words. Certainly one of my nicest Vintage JLC. For your eyes and pleasure. Nicolas... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (20)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 13:48

Forum: Hublot pot-october-2014-hublot-factory-tour-3rd-part

PoT October 2014 – Hublot factory tour – 3rd part

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 11:28 >> Dear PuristS, This is the third part of the Hublot factory tour report, where I'd like to share pictures regarding the very "heart" of our tour: the departments where the UNICO movement and the other creations are manufactured and those where the watches are assembled and inspected. You can find the... Read more..
Author: heartbreaker
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: KIH   Yesterday at 10:28

Forum: Patek Philippe patek-philippe-3483

Patek Philippe 3483

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 09:37 >> It was back in February that i posted this about the Patek Philippe 3483.... patek.watchprosite.com Well, the watch was losing 45 seconds per day and needed to go for some love and care at the Geneva spa. Yesterday, it came back. The watch was simply serviced with no case valet. Its back and... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (13)
Latest Reply: patrick_y   3 hours ago

Forum: Rolex my-very-first-rolex--

My very first Rolex -

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 08:22 >> well to be honest - already half a year old - it was bought within just one hour . best s... Read more..
Author: axisskin
Replies:  (12)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 13:50

Forum: Glashutte Original it-has-been-a-while

It has been a while

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 08:16 >> but i thought I could share that one with you ((again) Best S... Read more..
Author: axisskin
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: MichaelC   Yesterday at 18:44

Forum: Horological Meandering a-superlative-chronometer-is-essential

A superlative Chronometer is essential

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 06:49 >> If you want to pour a superlative latte, don't you think? Good morning! Best, CaliforniaJed... Read more..
Author: CaliforniaJed
Replies:  (20)
Latest Reply: expwmbat   1 hours ago