Archive for: 2015

Steve McQueen’s Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph

Steve McQueen’s Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph

  Steve McQueen’s favorite watch the Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph, has debuted in a new version. The TAG Heuer Monaco seriesas originally introduced by Heur in 1969 in honor of the Monaco Grand Prix and worn by the Hollywood icon in his 1971 film Le Mans. The updated classic has is a square case designed rugged blue-faced Tag Heuer, powered by the original Calibre 12 chronograph. The overall crown design honors the original series and featured a sapphire crystal caseback that reveals the movement in action. The timepiece is 11mm thick with a crocodile strap and retails for $4,410. Like Haute READ MORE

Cartier Grand Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch

Cartier Grand Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch

Gearing up for SIHH in Geneva next month, Cartier will be unveiling a special timepiece inspired by the 1930s. Another one of the brand’s “grande complication” the white gold pocket watch with white gold chain features a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and monopusher chronograph. The design boasts skeletonized Roman numerals and a mechanical hand-wind Calibre 9436 MC. The limited edition includes just ten pieces with an additional five diamond-set pieces. The watch comes displayed on a gorgeous obsidian and rock crystal stand. READ MORE

Ten World Records Set At Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction

Ten World Records Set At Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction

  Last month at Paris’ Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Unique Auction not only brought out some top bidders but also set ten world records. This was the largest Jaeger-LeCoultre collection ever offered for sale. Of the 565 pieces from the 180 years of Jaeger-LeCoultre history, approximately 345 were sold with the vintage watches including pocket watches, divers and chronographs having the most success. World record setters included the Deep Sea Alarm Europe and the Atmos for 38,000 € each Other standouts included the Militaire SHOM, which sold for 15,000 €, a Polaris 1968 for 23000 €, a QP Staybrite for 70,000 € and READ MORE

The Hublot King Power Unico GMT

The Hublot King Power Unico GMT

  Hitting the market early 2012, the King Power Unico GMT from Hublot is a sporty modern timepiece which features rotating satellites to display 24 timezones at once. The design features displays of cities which go from bezel to dial, all in different font sizes. Four GMT discs attached together and all linked to move and rotate centrally with the main time.   This is so you can tell time in each of the 24 time zones which are marked off by fine red lines and city names around outer edge of the dial. The sharp watch showcases the new Hublot READ MORE

Glashütte Original Announces the Limited Edition Senator Observer 1911 – Julius Assmann

Glashütte Original Announces the Limited Edition Senator Observer 1911 – Julius Assmann

  Honoring its rich heritage of more than 165 years of superior watchmaking in Glashütte, Germany, Glashütte Original has debuted the Limited Edition Senator Observer 1911 – Julius Assmann. Limited to just 25 pieces, the timepiece pays homage to Julius Assmann and Roald Amundsen. Julius Assmann is one of the founding fathers of watchmaking in Glashütte. The timepieces crafted by Assmann, particularly the observation watches crafted by Assmann played significant role in first establishing the company grand reputation Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian polar explorer acquired a number of Assmann observation watches, including one crafted by the young Glashütte watchmaker Paul READ MORE

IWC CASEMAKING

IWC CASEMAKING

  The process of casemaking is both an art and a science. While Swiss IWC main factory is located  Baumgartenstrasse in the City of Schaffhausen, cases are produced in another facility in Neuhausenm which dedicates extra special attention to details and craftsmanship. While the movements and small pieces of watches are often thought to be the more intricate to create the construction of casing is in reality one of the most complicated processes as it  protects the watch’s movement and dictates the design Few other watch companies make their own cases because of the complexity and costs, which makes IWC stand apart READ MORE

Breguet Acquires An Exceptional Turkish Watch at Auction in Beijing

Breguet Acquires An Exceptional Turkish Watch at Auction in Beijing

The Breguet Museum in Genva has gotten its hands on an extremely  rare Turkish-style Breguet watch made in 1808 for a dignitary of the Ottoman Empire, for the sum of aproximately $695,000. This represents a record bid for a Breguet watch as well as a record for a pocket-watch auctioned on the inland China market. This historical piece was ordered in 1807 by His Excellency Esseid Ali Effendi, former Turkish ambassador to Paris of the nation nicknamed “The Sublime Portal”, and a personal friend of Abraham-Louis Breguet. The Breguet N 1090 Grande Complication watch is a quarter-repeating model with independent grande and petite READ MORE

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