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Independents: Maîtres du Temps is a Real Deal, and my favourite is Chapter 3

Steven Holtzman is a genuine enthusiast who in 2005 had the idea of bringing master watchmakers together as a team to create a watch. The first collection was ready in 2007, Chapter 1 with a Tourbillon mono-pusher chronograph movement. Eventually, this model was available with a tonneau-shaped case
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By: BjoernM21
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Food & Wine: The price is also due to logistics costs

The chocolate you show is absolutely fresh and the natural ingredients dictate a consumation within 4 to 6 weeks since fabrication. The usual transport and distribution channels can therefore not be used, which is why air transport to Asia (and other places not within trucking range from Switzerland
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Food & Wine: I stop looking for the other two of the "trinity" when I can get my hands on this one

It seems to make all the difference to first caramelize hazelnuts, almonds etc. before embedding them in not too sweet chocolate, as they do. Björn
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Horological Meandering: Was the post really asking to justify what is owned and why?

For me any reason to acquire a "thing" is valid. It can be its technical merit, it can be investment, it can even be making a fast buck by reselling it, or whatever. But was Jocke's question not also focused on what the buyers of some watch models are prepared to endure to get them? Personally, I wo
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By: BjoernM21
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Independents: What great morning read (before even starting with work)

The superb photos together with the detailed explanations let me definitely see more of Stefan Kudoke's work than looking at it on my own in his atelier. Many thanks for this (and such) reporting. I believe it is also a good move to openly inform who does what regarding the new movement. I still rem
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By: BjoernM21
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Automotive: No, it is a British '69 Trident Clipper V8

The chassis with its running gear comes from an Austin Healey 3000 Mk. 3, engine and gearbox is Ford (289 and Toploader). This is a small English brand, building about 85 cars from 1967 to 1976. For legal reasons, it is almost impossible to register real Hot Rods for road use in Switzerland. My only
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By: BjoernM21
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Automotive: As a long-time subscriber to The Rodder's Journal I could not resist some non-original detailing when restoring a classic car

At least I tried to avoid the braided hoses for the bigger fluid lines, but then ended up with material also used in Formula 1... Since all is reversible, I feel not even guilty for "messing-up" a classic car. Björn
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By: BjoernM21
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Horological Meandering: Breitling seems at least to have had the intention to offer the Unitime 2610 model as a worldtimer

While the series produced 2610 model was still called a "worldtime" watch by Breitling, it used no longer reference cities for a convenient use of the function. Though, at least prototypes seem to have been produced, with the under-glass city disk of ref. 1260 being replaced with a moveable bezel. T
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By: BjoernM21
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Ulysse Nardin: The best information source on this great UN model is the book written by Marcus Hanke!

A copy for sale can currently be found on Abebooks. Björn
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Horological Meandering: The Orbita Lunae has for me the best design of Svend Andersen's watches

Svend Andersen favours the bold sans-serif type. For my taste, this type does not always fit the traditional design of the case. But on the Orbita Lunae the slightly tuned type makes the numerals an integral part of the dial design, making it look fresh and modern, but still matching the rest of the
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