Watch winders are machines with a simple but vital task to perform for watch owners: ensuring that automatic (or self-winding) watches have sufficient energy for their clockwork drive by generating constant and steady motion. But that’s not all watch winders can do. The selection of models, sizes, designs and functions of available watch winders is as full of variety as the watch winders themselves. Watch winders can be differentiated based on their functions as well as their design (stand-up … [Read more...]
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During our annual visits to Orbita at the various watch and jewelry trade shows, we always see an impressive collection of new and existing winders of all sizes, holding anywhere from a single watch to as many as 48. And of course, the vast majority of these Orbita watch winders — and most other watch winders — are equipped to supply power to automatic (that is, self-winding) watches by rotating them at regular intervals so the rotors in the watches' movements can continually supply energy … [Read more...]
The A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna was one of the most talked-about new timepieces at SIHH 2014. (Click here to read technical editor Mike Disher's first impressions of the watch.) The Terraluna combines a sophisticated orbital moon-phase display with a perpetual calendar featuring Lange's traditional outsize date, and also boasts a 14-day power reserve and constant-force escapement. During the watch's presentation at SIHH 2014, Lange showed us a brand video … [Read more...]
There is never any doubt about which watch is A. Lange & Söhne’s “hero” each year at SIHH. The brand presents it proudly in the center of its booth, scaled up to proportions even Panerai would not dream of. This year, it is the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna, though CEO Wilhelm Schmid told us that the 1815 Tourbillon gave the Terraluna a run for its money. … [Read more...]
Orbita, which specializes in luxury watch winders for both automatic and manual wristwatches, will introduce its new Carolo Watchwinder in spring 2013. … [Read more...]
Chopard introduced the first L.U.C Lunar One Grande Complication — one of the most prestigious models in its haute horlogerie L.U.C. collection, named for founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard — in 2005. In keeping with the brand's recent revamp of that collection, the Lunar One, a perpetual calendar with an orbital moon-phase display, has been released in a new version whose aesthetics emphasize more flowing curves for the case and ideal legibility for the dial. The rounded 43 mm-diameter case, … [Read more...]
Master watchmaker and Urwerk co-founder Felix Baumgartner proudly announces Urwerk's presence at Only Watch 2011. As an expression of commitment to the Only Watch cause, Urwerk will be auctioning the UR-103 Phoenix, a unique timepiece made of white gold and hand-decorated by master engraver Jean-Vincent Huguenin, one of the most gifted artists in this field. … [Read more...]
Still seeking the right gift for the watch aficionados and other men of discerning taste on your shopping list? Check out WatchTime’s lineup of luxurious items and accessories for some last-minute ideas. … [Read more...]
In many ways, the story of Christophe Claret is the story of the Swiss watch industry. He is independent and innovative. Much of his work is done in secrecy. He designed and created many of the most complicated movements introduced during the past 20 years. Now, Claret emerges from behind the curtain to produce timepieces under his own name. … [Read more...]
Orbita's Casetta watchwinder is now available with their patented Rotorwind System. The Casetta is available as a free-standing module or housed in a Brazilian Rosewood case with a high-gloss lacquer finish. The suede-lined cases are fitted with gold-plated quadrant hinges and a beveled glass viewing window. … [Read more...]
Every year, Richemont Group's luxury watch brands, plus a handful of large, independent brands, exhibit their new watches at SIHH in Geneva’s labyrinthine Palexpo Center. This year, 38 small, independent watch brands put on their own show called the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) at the International Geneva Conference Center, in the heart of downtown, near the famed Place des Nations. … [Read more...]
(This is the first of a series of articles on historical watchmakers whose names have been revived as contemporary watch brands.) In 1986, Luigi (Gino) Macaluso, a Swiss watch distributor in Italy, bought the rights to the name Daniel JeanRichard from Lemania, the Swiss movement manufacturer. Daniel JeanRichard was not a watch brand. It is the name of a 17th century Swiss watchmaker, who was an extremely important, if obscure, figure in the development of the Swiss watch industry. … [Read more...]
The year was 1962. The space race was well under way, and as a supplier to civilian and military aviation, Breitling took a keen interest in this new adventure. Using the Navitimer chronograph as a base, the brand's technicians developed the Cosmonaute, a space-going version of this instrument indicating the daily 24 hours in a single sweep of the dial. This configuration prevented confusion between midday and midnight. On May 24, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter tested this instrument under … [Read more...]
For 60 years, Agresti has been producing deluxe jewelry boxes and chests in Florence, Italy. Now, Orbita Corporation, well-known purveyor of fine watch winders and accessories and Agresti's exclusive USA distributor, is pleased to offer the Agresti Jewelry Armoire, also known as "La Fortezza Grande" - a finely crafted cabinet that incorporates a safe with digital electronic locks and an available biometric fingerprint device. … [Read more...]