Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Three new additions to Hanhart's Pioneer Collection

There are three fantastic new chronographs soon to be available from Hanhart -

This is the Pioneer MkI, a beautiful single-button Chronograph.

The Mark II like the MkI it is a bi-compax model, however, it utilizes two push-pieces for the chronograph function.
The Pioneer TachyTele

The Pioneer Mk I, Mk II and TachyTele models are based on the legendary Hanhart chronographs of the 1930s. In 2012, they will also be available with elegant, off-white dials


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Friday, 25 November 2011

Audemars Piguet and the Bolshoi!

Audemars Piguet was on hand for the re-opening of the Bolshoi Theatre following a 6 year renovation.
And it seemed fitting that the opening performance should be Sleeping Beauty!
And playing the lead was Audemars Piguet friend and ambassador - Svetlana Zakharova
And to help commemorate this re-awakening, Audemars Piguet debuted a new watch - an Extra-Thin Jules Audemars series piece that features an open-worked oscillator engraved with the façade of the Bolshoi.


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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

GRAHAM Silverstone Stowe Racing

Graham was in Munich recently to unveil the newest member of the Silverstone team - the Silverstone Stowe Racing.

Here are the specs:

Column-wheel chronograph (second, 30 minutes counter).
Date at 7 o'clock.
Hours, minutes, seconds

Calibre G1742, automatic bi-compax column-wheel chronograph, 28'800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber 28 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours

48 mm steel case with faceted horns and coated with black PVD
Steel with black PVD right hand control pushers
Screwed crown secured by an additional hexagonal bolt
Black ceramic bezel, black rim with tachymeter scale
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Smoked sapphire crystal case back

330 feet / 100 m

Black carbon dial and seconds counter, black snailed minutes counter with yellow ring, yellow external rim with minute scale White Super-LumiNova central minutes, hours hands and seconds counter's, yellow minutes counter and chrono hands

Integrated black tyre tread rubber with yellow inset


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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 Winner at the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie 2011

Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 timepiece has been awarded the "Prix du Public" at this year's Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie.


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Monday, 14 November 2011

Aquadive is BACK!

Aquadive has emerged from the depths of (recent) history and is reborn!

Currently you can order a NOS (New Old Stock) dive model -

Or Pre-order one of the two new models -

(stay tuned!)


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Friday, 11 November 2011

Courtesy of Angular Momentum
This year at the Salon Belles Montres Paris, Angular Momentum will the
first time display its new dress watch Collection with Urushi dials.

Courtesy of Angular Momentum
In the showcase 20 watches will be displayed with different dials, 
worked in Urushi Japan lacquer.

Courtesy of Angular Momentum

Urushi Classic Dresswatch “Ishimeji Index”
Three-body 1.4435NcU Staybrite case, polished,
38.00 mm diameter, double curved sapphire crystal,
historical mechanical hand-winding movement,
dial black Urushi lacquer, stone surface “ishimeji”
with polished Bâton indexes.

Visit Salon Belles Montres Paris
Le Carrousel du Louvre
November 25th to 27th

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Thursday, 10 November 2011


This is JeanRichard's Big Life Highlands - a very limited edition to benefit the BIG LIFE Foundation.


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Another award for NOMOS

Glashütte, fall 2011. Apple, BMW, Volkswagen, Jura, Philips - the list of the prizewinners of the iF product design awards is long. And now the list is richer by a watch from Glashütte: a jury consisting of international design experts has chosen the NOMOS Zürich watch as the winner in the area of product design, category leisure & lifestyle. The model created by the exceptional Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein and built in Glashütte persuaded the jurors in part with the quality of its design, workmanship, functionality, and choice of materials.

For the iF product design award 2012, 2,923 entries were submitted in 16 categories. The iF design prize, which has been awarded since 1953, is one of the most renowned design prizes in the world; the iF logo is a seal of quality for outstanding design. Once again, this award confirms NOMOS Glashütte as the home of good craftsmanship "Made in Germany," combined with a sure feeling for perfect design. Masculine and noticeable, and yet reserved, smart, well conceived, and at the same time superior - that's NOMOS Zürich. And not only the Zürich garners prizes (in 2010, it already won the coveted red dot design award); other NOMOS models compete with it for honors and this year have already won for the manufactory the Goldene Unruh twice and another red dot.

Winning the prize sends the watch on a trip around the world. But first it will be on exhibit at the iF design exhibition in Hanover from March 6 to 10, 2012.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Bremont and Ronnie Wood Marine Clock

The artist and musician Ronnie Wood is delighted to announce that he will be creating 14 unique “Art Clocks” with Bremont Watch Company. Using Bremont’s B1 Marine Clock, both the dial and internal case of each clock will be hand-painted by Ronnie and will depict a different period of his life. The Bremont B1 Marine Clock is one of the most sophisticated Marine Chronometers ever made. This Best of British collaboration presents art and clock making in a way that is rarely seen.

“I am so happy to be involved with Bremont on this exciting adventure. I feel there will be a magnificent opportunity through my art to show what has influenced me throughout my life which include my water heritage, my well documented life in music and of course my abiding passion for horses. All of these reflections will gather together to be seen in this most British tradition. I have always loved my timepieces and now I have the opportunity to thoroughly indulge myself with Bremont. “Ronnie Wood Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont: “This is a unique collaboration where we have brought artesian clock-making and fine-art together to make a truly beautiful object. It is a huge privilege to be working with Ronnie, and he has brought a completely new prospective to our thinking about the clock, but also the ability to make each truly unique.”

Ronnie has established himself as a critically acclaimed artist and his work is much sought after by collectors. Throughout the years, the artist and the musician have been inseparable. As his musical career progressed, Ronnie continued his passion for painting and drawing; his subjects ranging from band members and musicians he admired, knew and sometimes played with, to family and close friends – and of course, the self-portrait. It is as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries and finding inspiration from his musical influences.

Inspired by John Harrison's original Ships Chronometer Bremont has built a marine clock as a tribute to this great man. The clock is made in England and has been designed in-house with some unique features not normally found in clocks, which include; three time zones, 30 day power reserve, date, 90 day chronograph and the case will be fully waterproof. With such a complicated design and build Bremont will only be able to make 10- 15 clocks per year.

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

A fountain pen from F.P.Journe

Courtesy of F.P. Journe

François-Paul Journe began drawing new time measuring instruments from a very early age and today his peers throughout the world have recognized his ingenuity and his unique sense of technique and innovation. François-Paul Journe worked on the creation of a new concept of fountain pen without a cap with an entirely new concept. The result is his highly original retractable system, registered with a patent, whereby the extremity of the pen comprises 6 flaps that open and close much like the delicate petals of a flower.

This first collection of avant-garde writing instruments, fountain pen and roller, is entirely guilloché by hand in the finest tradition of artisan craftsmanship, and made in platinum PT 950 or 18K gold, the same symbolic precious metals as his exclusive watch creations. Produced in Limited Edition of 500 each, the set is comprising a fountain pen and roller lacquered to provide a more pleasing sensation while writing. The highly distinctive collection of F.P.Journe of writing instruments in which the art of the jeweler and the goldsmith intertwine is available in the 6 exclusive F.P.Journe Boutiques in Geneva,Paris, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Beijing, as well as from authorized retailers.


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