Archive for: July, 2015

Unconventionally Simple: Carl F. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual Watch

Unconventionally Simple: Carl F. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual Watch

Oddly enough, when Carl F. Bucherer does a “specialty watch” it tends to look quite traditional in style. You’d think the reverse would make more sense – though this is not true with this avant garde brand. The limited edition Manero ChronoPerpetual is quite a classic looking timepiece by most angles – though it does have its eye catching quirks. Carl F. Bucherer enthusiasts will view it is as being the brand’s vision of what a traditional looking perpetual calendar watch with a chronograph complication might look like through a Bucherer lens. At the same time, the watch is being produced in READ MORE

A Swiss Italian Racer: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Chronograph Limited Edition Watch

A Swiss Italian Racer: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Chronograph Limited Edition Watch

Continuing their partnership with great Formula 1 racers, Swiss Audemars Piguet introduces this limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Chronograph watch. Trulli has enjoyed a relationship with Audemars Piguet for a few years and finally joins a short list of great Formula 1 drivers (such as Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello) who receive the honor of having Audemars Piguet timepieces named after them. Surprisingly, this watch shifts directions in terms of design and personality, representing a new approach for the presentation of a race themed Royal Oak Offshore timepiece. It is a watch for race fans as much as it is for READ MORE

Villeret Blue: Montblanc Villeret Grand Chronographe Enamel Dial Watch

Villeret Blue: Montblanc Villeret Grand Chronographe Enamel Dial Watch

Montblanc timepieces come in a few different personalities. Some are pretty and fashionable, some are classy and compliment their heritage as a pen maker, and some others have an even higher-end demeanor. A few years ago Montblanc purchased the famous watch maker Minerva, and since then watch lovers started to see some truly impressive feats of horology come from the brand. Montblanc has done so well with their watches as of late, that perceptions of the brand in America are shifting to that of primarily a watch maker instead of primarily as a pen maker. Montblanc’s best watches tend to be READ MORE

Perpetually of The Past: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Perpetual Calendar Watch

Perpetually of The Past: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Perpetual Calendar Watch

Many of today’s watch brands seem to have a fascination with the past. It is true that “retro themed” designs are en vogue right now, but a propensity for nostalgia is common in the world of horology. Can you blame them? Watch making today is the furtherance of a tradition hundreds of years in the making. The golden age of mechanical watch innovation has passed long ago. Today’s most passionate watch makers work to continue a long tradition rather than work to define it. For this reason the ‘best of the best’ look longingly at the past when the complicated READ MORE

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