Archive for: July, 2015

Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique Watch

Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique Watch

A Study In Consistency Isochronism. A strange word that means a lot in the mechanical watch industry. The idea really being that something moving in the watch does so at a consistent rate–this is the basis of accuracy in a watch. Some high-end watches experiment with a trick to improve isochronism by using two parts that operate with some inherent error, but can be doubled to run side by side, doing the same thing with the error from each canceling out their aggregated error. At least that is more or less the idea. For those who aren’t physicists, let me READ MORE

New Richard Mille Watch Boutique In Beverly Hills

New Richard Mille Watch Boutique In Beverly Hills

Richard Mille and John Simonian walk like good friends with arms around one another. They are smiling as though reminiscing about fond memories. Richard Mille is the man behind the phenomenally successful ultra high-end, technically sophisticated sports watch brand, while John Simonian has long been known as the most important name in Independent watch brands in the United States. In addition to being friends, these men are helping to redefine the face of contemporary luxury watches in America. Mr. Simonian is also the Richard Mille brand distributor in the Americas. A few years ago he not only recognized the potential in the brand, READ MORE

Sweat the Details: Richard Mille RM 030 Watch

Sweat the Details: Richard Mille RM 030 Watch

There exists a place between gadgetry and luxury where Richard Mille watches are positioned. You absolutely must have an appreciation for mechanical gizmos to ‘get’ Richard Mille – even more so than you do for “normal” high-end mechanical watches. Forget for a moment that Richard Mille himself partially created the brand as an homage to the high-tech world of Formula 1 racing – these watches are officially meant to tantalize the eye and mind of the technophile. Luscious little technical details abound as Richard Mille watches playfully dismiss the traditional concept that a watch movement must be hidden by a dial. “Who READ MORE

The Sun Never Sets: Movado Datron Watch

The Sun Never Sets: Movado Datron Watch

When Movado purchased the rights to the “Museum Dial” clock designed by Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, it changed the face of the brand forever (no pun intended). By the 1980s Movado was more or less primarily known for the Museum Watch, almost exclusively. It was not until a few years ago that Movado wished to break the popular perception that Movado only offered the Museum Watch and nothing else. While the Museum watches were and are still very successful, Movado has a rich history of good looking watches — not to mention some very impressive contemporary designs. An interesting READ MORE

Statement of Achievement: Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra Thin Watch

Statement of Achievement: Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra Thin Watch

There exists in psychology a concept known as the hierarchy of needs. This forces us to have a set of wants and desires no matter how comfortable our lives are. The idea is that after a person has satisfied basic elements of life and subsistence, their needs move up the ladder to things such as shelter, love, socialization, and all the way up to actually requiring intellectual stimulation and to be surrounded by the finest things in life. When you are at the top, your needs can be just as distinct and pervasive as the need to eat for those READ MORE

Precision Travel: Blancpain Villeret Half-Time-Zone Watch

Precision Travel: Blancpain Villeret Half-Time-Zone Watch

Are you sure this isn’t a German watch? Yes, it is in fact Swiss. What surprises me is that Blancpain – one of Switzerland’s oldest watch makers – has developed a timepiece that is so straight forward in its unapologetically functional design, and has such a niche, yet useful complication. I tend to typically regard the utility minded watch makers in Germany as those who focus on such precision oriented features. What am I talking about? Well this watch allows you to adjust the time zones in half hour increments versus full hour increments. Why? If you were not already READ MORE

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