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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...

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 ...

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
   59 minutes 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
   59 minutes ago

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
   1 hours 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:  (2)
Latest Reply: meier851   1 hours ago

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:  (3)
Latest Reply: KIH   2 hours ago

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
   Yesterday at 17:55

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:  (4)
Latest Reply: jrwong23   3 hours ago

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:  (3)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 22:31

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:  (16)
Latest Reply: hs111   1 hours ago

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:  (3)
Latest Reply: heartbreaker   4 hours ago

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:  (10)
Latest Reply: Baron   2 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:  (11)
Latest Reply: jrwong23   3 hours ago

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:  (7)
Latest Reply: axisskin   5 hours ago

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:  (11)
Latest Reply: expwmbat   1 hours ago

Forum: Glashutte Original my-birthday-present-has-finally-arrived

my birthday present has finally arrived

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 03:53 >> firstly, its taken 12 weeks because I made the mistake of believing a dealer when he said he had one in stock. he was lying and still hasn't got one in stock, so after going to my credit card company and getting the money back I went to a dealer who proved he had one in stock. 2 days in transit and ... Read more..
Author: G99
Replies:  (22)
Latest Reply: jrwong23   3 hours ago

Forum: WatchTech new-developments-in-timepiece-regulators-ssc-study-day-2014

New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 00:10 >> New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014 The Société Suisse de Chronométrie (SSC), hosted a study day in September dedicated to the “Vectors of Innovation in Watchmaking – Materials, Design and Calculation” The conference was held at the new SwissTech Convention Center on the ca... Read more..
Author: DonCorson
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: watercolors   Yesterday at 04:26

Forum: AHCI zeitwinkel-273-a-mini-review

Zeitwinkel 273 - a mini review

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 22:39 >> So what's in a name?? In this case, Zeitwinkel means a unit of measurement used to calculate the "true local time." I understand that to a few members the name causing some hilarity and amusement, while other think that the name makes no sense at all! Even the model numbers are named after angles, a... Read more..
Author: Topcat30093
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: Ronald Held   Yesterday at 14:08

Forum: Hublot classic-fusion-for-a-mid-week-holiday

Classic Fusion for a mid week holiday

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 20:24 >> It's a nice and welcome mid week break here for the Diwali festivals. This is a festival celebrated by those of the Hindu faith, and for those of us who don't celebrate this, we visit our friends who do, to foster friendship, and of course to enjoy excellent food. Decided that my Classic Fusion will... Read more..
Author: Richard N
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: Richard N   2 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering fpj-glossy-straps

FPJ + glossy straps

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 20:09 >> Recently received a few custom strap orders through the FP Journe NYC boutique, two of them being glossy burgundy and glossy slate grey. Here are my four glossy FPJ straps together - I think there's something about FPJ pieces that naturally lend themselves to colorful, glossy straps...... Read more..
Author: doobooloo
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: d-star   Yesterday at 15:46

Forum: Horological Meandering perptuelle

Perpétuelle

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 20:01 >> A new member of the family... FP Journe Octa Perptuelle, paired with a glossy slate grey strap:... Read more..
Author: doobooloo
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: Fricks   Yesterday at 13:54

Forum: Patek Philippe

Patek 5970 watch winder?

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 18:54 >> So I own 3 5970, R,J, and P. Long story short, bought the R, loved the watch but not crazy for the metal. Bought the J and promised myself I wasn't cutting it open until I lost some weight (figured if this didn't do it nothing would!). Then saw the P and fell in love. Hopefully they will both be joi... Read more..
Author: bipper
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: bipper   Yesterday at 08:49

Forum: Glashutte Original everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-glashtte-originals-latest-chronograph-cal-37-

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

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 18:24 >> . . . courtesy Our Man in Glashtte. I was able to take a first-hand look at the exceptional automatic chronograph introduction from Glashtte Original last month. In-house calibers of this quality . . . . . . aren't exactly commonplace. What separates the cal 37 from every other comparable competit... Read more..
Author: Dr No
Replies:  (16)
Latest Reply: Esharp   Yesterday at 23:46

Forum: Audemars Piguet ask-ap-volume-1-the-final-list-of-questions

Ask AP Volume 1: the final list of questions

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 13:20 >> Hello Friends, the following list of questions has been submitted to Audemars Piguet. Please remember, these questions have been derived directly from your input, which can be reviewed by clicking the following link: 1. We have all heard rumors the past few years that Audemars Piguet would bring fo... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: MichaelC   Yesterday at 19:24

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
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: nilomis   Yesterday at 02:21

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
Replies:  (5)
Latest Reply: SALMANQ8   Yesterday at 14:26

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
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: Ares501   Yesterday at 05:39

Forum: Seiko visit-to-seiko-part-8-thoughts-prompted-by-japan

VISIT TO SEIKO PART 8: Thoughts prompted by Japan

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:50 >> (An imaginary journey) I am trying to understand a tiny bit of Japan. How did it come to be as it is today? I've been home in California for a few days, sleeping little, and pondering much. Last night we had friends over, ate lots of sushi, drank our souvenir bottles of Japan's brew and had a great ... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: KIH   Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: cshimokita   Yesterday at 06:56

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   Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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   Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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:  (15)
Latest Reply: pingtsai   Yesterday at 22:20

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   Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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:  (11)
Latest Reply: cshimokita   Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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   Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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   Tue, Oct 21, 2014