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Baselworld 2019: Rolex

Despite its significant production, Rolex presents finally few novelties every year. The ratio of number of novelties / annual overall production must be among the lowest in the industry. A sign doesn't deceive: when I leave Basel, I have a clear vision of what Rolex has presented. On the other hand
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By: foversta
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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual. A quick review.

After the introduction of the masterpiece of the year, the Gyrotourbillon Five, at the SIHH in January, Jaeger Lecoultre comes back, 4 months after, with another big piece, the Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual, which I will call the " Minute Repeater Perpetual ". This new watch is a
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By: amanico
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A visit at the Paris Breguet Boutique. Part Two: A review on The Breguet Classique Triple Calendar Moon Phase reference 3330.

I had six goals when I visited the Paris Breguet Boutique, and I was lucky to score all of them, thanks to the kind collaboration of the Boutique Team, my contact at Breguet, and Mr Emmanuel Breguet. One of them was to review the Classique 5177 Blue Enamel, which I recently put on line, the other wa
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By: amanico
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A visit at the Breguet Paris Boutique Part One: The Review of the Breguet Classique 5177 Enamel Blue, White Gold.

I already reviewed this Classique 5177 in white gold with its blue dial, and told you that my feelings were very positive about that watch. Yesterday, I had a meeting at the Breguet Boutique in Paris, with my contact at the Manufacture, and Mr Emmanuel Breguet. I could take some pictures about the C
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By: amanico
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amanico
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SIHH 2019: A Review on the Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Guilloché Blue Enamel.

The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar saga started not a long time ago, as the first ones came in 2013, followed in 2016 by the steel case black dialed version which is a star. We had steel versions, rose gold, white gold, all over these last years, with different dials, but this year, the Master
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By: amanico
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SIHH 2019: Lange & Sohne Langematik Perpetual Honey Gold. A quick review

The Langematik Perpetual was a superb watch, and one of the most desirable perpetual calendar since its introduction in 2001. 18 years after, Lange comes back to this watch in a different metal version, honey gold. Honey gold was used by Lange since 2010, with, among others, the 1815 Moon Phase Homa
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By: amanico
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A visit to the F.P. Journe Boutique in Paris (WARNING: MANY PICTURES INSIDE)

On 63 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, you find one of my favorite watch stores. The F.P. Journe Boutique. I have been coming here for more than ten years and whenever I am in Paris,a visit is always on my list. Why a favorite? - Because of the staff there. It has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and
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By: ChristianDK
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Dear All, With immense pleasure, I announce the completion of the 5131 set of quadruplets !

This journey of six years is one that I could never have dreamed of ! Along the way involved highs and lows and discovery of my horological preferences. Furthermore, tremendous help and advice from some serious PuristS Patek collectors (KC, JK and Singapore "lurker") and staff members at my AD carri
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By: GLau
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SIHH 2019: Some thoughts on the Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Date.

The Master Ultra Thin Date first came in the catalogue in 2014, in rose gold, then, in 2015, in steel. This watch had a 40 mm case, 7, 45 mm high. We also had the Champagne dial, unveiled in 2016. This year, Jaeger Lecoultre revisits this model. With a smaller case, first, which is now 39 mm, a tad
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By: amanico
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amanico
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Baselworld 2019: Tudor

Tudor did it as usual this year at Baselworld: simply and efficiently. In fact, Tudor always aims to find a good balance between the "talking pieces" and commercial watches dedicated to volume markets, while limiting the number of novelties. This year is no exception to the rule, with the new pieces
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By: foversta
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