Archive for: July, 2015

Any Time, Any Place: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time Watch

Any Time, Any Place: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time Watch

A watch like this is for a commander, a leader who needs information at their fingertips. That might sound like a cliché self-aggrandizing remark a high-end Swiss watch brand might say about their products, but this new piece from Vacheron Constantinis more about information than it is about the traditional minimalism you might consider when thinking of the brand. In fact, I find it is somewhat ironic that the term “Traditionnelle” is part of the watch’s name. It is true however that the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch has a certain retro aesthetic to it. It reminds me of something that READ MORE

Flying With Style: A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time Watch

Flying With Style: A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Dual Time Watch

Timepieces are the original traveler’s gadget. In fact, historically speaking most long distance travel and navigation was reliant on suitable timing instruments. Back when A. Lange & Sohne only made pocket watches they would occasionally put together a watch with two dials and movements in it for clients who needed a watch to track two time zones–though they admit this was a rare type of project. Today’s fast travel has made it almost a necessity for travelers to have the ability to track the time at home in addition to the “local time” of where they are currently situated. Today’s READ MORE

Have Watch, Will Travel: Cartier Calibre Multi Time Zone Timepiece

Have Watch, Will Travel: Cartier Calibre Multi Time Zone Timepiece

Second to telling the time where you live, the most useful function a watch can have is the ability to tell you the time wherever else you might be. Travelers used to jet setting with a dedicated “world time” watch often never go back to a single time zone watch given the ease of reading the time at home and the time in their current location. Now I’ll do my best to use the word “time” sparingly for the rest of this article. World time watches usually rely on reference city discs that clutter up dials with lots of text. Cartier was READ MORE

For The Sake Of Complexity: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece Number 2 Watch

For The Sake Of Complexity: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece Number 2 Watch

“Micro-decoration” (as I call it) is a thing of love. It is the process whereby fine watches are made even finer because of an enormous amount of time spent on making the movement look pretty. There are functional uses to decorating a movement – such as corrosion prevention and ensuring that parts fit together properly, but obsessively meticulous decoration is a matter of pride for watch makers. One of the most common types of decoration is something called “anglage.” This is literally the process of applying “angles” to the bridges and other components in a movement – and the 594 READ MORE

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