Pre-SIHH: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire 40.5

Next month at SIHH Jaeger-LeCoultre will introduce the new Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire 40.5 - a slightly smaller version of the original 42.5mm watch that debuted in 2010. The new model's case measures 13.07 mm thick and is 18k pink gold. Production is not limited. … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Manero MoonPhase

The Carl F. Bucherer Manero MoonPhase is designed for lovers of classical watchmaking. A quick glance provides the date, indicated with a center-mounted hand, along with the day and month displayed in apertures at 10 and 2 o'clock. The moon phase is shown at 6 o'clock. The movement is an automatic CFB 1966 that is unique to Carl F. Bucherer. Find pricing and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

Three Special Watches Celebrate Vacheron Constantin’s First U.S. Boutique

In September 1831, Jean-Barthélémy Vacheron wrote a letter stating an intention to expand business to the U.S. market. Today, 180 years after that letter, Vacheron Constantin opens its first U.S. boutique, and celebrates the event with three limited edition watches. Find complete specifications, pricing and wallpaper for the boutique limited editions inside. … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire has won numerous awards and been heralded by collectors and enthusiasts, and today the manufacture in Le Sentier announces that this timepiece will be offered in a limited series of 200 pieces in white gold with a matte black dial. Find complete details, pricing and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Perpetual Calendar

For 2011 Vacheron Constantin introduces the first high complication in the Patrimony Contemporaine collection, and it is perhaps the most useful of all, the perpetual calendar. This ultra-thin automatic winding perpetual calendar can keep track of all the vagaries of the calendar and require no correction whatsoever until March 1, 2100. Find wallpaper and pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases

The Longines Master Collection Retrograde Moon Phases is available in 41mm or 44mm diameters and combines four retrograde functions with moon phase and day/night displays. The retrograde hands indicate day of the week at 12 o’clock, the date on the right-hand side of the dial, a 24-hour second time-zone on the left-hand side of the dial, and small seconds at 6 o’clock. Find pricing and … [Read more...]

Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir Quantième Complet

Blancpain is creating some aesthetic pleasures with its reinterpretations of the Villeret collection, which started last year. At Baselworld, the manufacture from Le Brassus showed a single-pusher chronograph with complete calendar and moon phases. This complicated watch, available in two versions, features classic dials that are both highly attractive and highly legible. Find wallpaper and … [Read more...]

Breguet 7787 Classique Moon Phases

The Breguet 7787 Classique Moon Phases is available in 39mm and 36mm sizes, and in white and red gold with a dial that is hand-engraved on a rose engine, and two versions in red gold, one with a grand feu enamelled dial, and one set with diamonds. This last configuration will be sold only in pairs, in a box available exclusively in Breguet boutiques and also containing a pair of cufflinks and a … [Read more...]

Heir to the Throne: The New Patek Philippe Reference 5270

Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar chronographs are among the most collectible of all timepieces. References such as 1518, 2499 and 5970 are spoken of reverently, and the phrase “holy grail” often slips into the conversation. So when a new reference comes on the scene, the event commands attention. When it has a new manufacture movement, the occasion is doubly important. … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar White Gold

Girard-Perregaux has unveiled a new version of the Full Calendar from its 1966 collection, this time in white gold. Inside the polished 40mm case is the manufacture's in-house automatic caliber GP033M0 with date, day, month and moon phase. The slightly domed dial is available in black or white-silver opalin. Find complete specifications and pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Basel Preview: Perrelet Big Central Moonphase

Perrelet’s latest timepiece places the moonphase display front and center and scales it up dramatically for maximum effect. Developed and manufactured by the group’s affiliate, MHVJ, (Manufacture horlogère Vallée de Joux). The Big Central Moonphase combines a striking appearance with precision. Find pricing and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile Retrograde Annual Calendar

Vacheron Constantin's Quai de l’Ile collection offers contemporary design and a unique opportunity for owners to create their own distinctive example via a series of personalization options. For 2011, a new Retrograde Annual Calendar joins the collection, powered by the new Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2460 QRA automatic movement. … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual

Carl F. Bucherer presents the new Manero ChronoPerpetual, combining a perpetual calendar with moon phase and leap year displays and a flyback chronograph with tachymeter scale. A Manufacture movement from Vaucher, with contemporary decoration in the distinctive style of the Lucerne-based Bucherer brand, creates the exclusive mechanical foundation for this new timepiece. … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Perpetual Calendar

Girard-Perregaux has added a Perpetual Calendar to its classically-styled 1966 collection. The 40mm case houses in-house caliber GP033Q0 with 288 components. The caliber uses the Manufacture's exclusive Microvar variable inertia balance, which is visible through the watch's transparent case-back. … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley Masterpiece: A Tribute to “W.O.”

Each year, Breitling creates a unique piece named Bentley Masterpiece: a mechanical magnum opus combining tradition, performances and the finest craftsmanship. This year at Baselworld, Breitling will unveil its new, one-of-a-kind Grande Complication pocket watch dedicated to the Bentley's founder. The 2010 Masterpiece combines two sophisticated complications: a perpetual calendar displaying the … [Read more...]

Linde Werdelin Introduces Oktopus Moonphase

Linde Werdelin's new Oktopus Moonphase is powered by a Frédéric Piguet movement (caliber 1150) and with a moonphase complication built by renowned Danish-born independent watchmaker Svend Andersen. The complication depicts seven phases of the moon with photorealistic Super Luminova discs. The moonphase complication is built on the date function to also provide a countdown to the next full moon, … [Read more...]

IWC Portuguese Grande Complication

Twenty years ago IWC debuted its Grande Complication, and at SIHH 2010, the 657-component movement made its first ever appearance in a Portuguese case. Dubbed the flagship of the Portuguese fleet, the automatic-winding 79091 caliber offers a chronograph that records up to 12 hours, perpetual calendar displaying the day, date, month and the complete year in four digits, moon phase accurate to 1 day … [Read more...]

SIHH: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire

For 2010 Jaeger-LeCoultre expands the Duomètre family with the addition of the 42mm Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire. This piece displays time with a jumping foudroyante seconds hand showing 1/6th of a second increments, along with the date and the age of the moon. The "dual-wing" movement features two independent power supplies: one regulated by the escapement and balance, and the other for the … [Read more...]

SIHH: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar

The 1966 collection has quickly become one of Girard-Perregaux's icons. The collection is named for the Neuchatel Observatory's Centenary Prize, awarded to GP in 1966 for its achievements in the field of chronometry. The 1966 Full Calendar is available in red gold, and in a limited edition of 199 pieces in palladium. The displays include date, day of the week, month and moon phases. The 40mm case … [Read more...]

SIHH: The Lange 1815 Moonphase Returns

2010 is Lange's 165th anniversary, and to mark the occasion they are creating new versions of 3 well-known models in a new metal called honey gold, which is not only a unique color, but it is also nearly twice as hard as regular gold. Together, the new models are known as the F. A. Lange Homage Collection. Among the new releases is an 1815 Moonphase. … [Read more...]