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Sponsored: New Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Pay Tribute to Astronomy at SIHH 2015

“Captivating” is a word that aptly describes the night sky over the Vallée de Joux, this secret hollow nestling in the Swiss Jura that gave birth to the Maison Jaeger-LeCoultre. Very few lights disturb its luminous beauty that remains imperturbably serene, softly enveloping those who take the time to observe it, accepting to reveal its...

Escapement Watch Review: H. Moser & Cie Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time

I was drawn to the unusual dial of the H. Moser & Cie Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time. However, beneath the attractive face of this watch is a profoundly impressive specification which demonstrates this watch company’s incredible ability to innovate. In this article from my online magazine Escapement, I discuss the timepiece in detail. 

Escapement Watch Review: Nomos Glashütte Metro

Nomos Glashütte releases its own “swing system.” The brand’s terminology refers to a new in-house escapement which features in its Bauhaus-influenced Metro watch. This degree of vertical integration is quite rare. In this article from my online magazine Escapement, I discuss this latest development in more detail.

Monochrome Watch Review: Armin Strom Racing Gravity

Identity is a brand’s main objective. Look at a Rolex and you’ll recognize it at first glance. Same goes for a Ferrari or a Louis Vuitton bag. Even though its introduction is recent (2006), Armin Strom has forged for itself such an identity, boasting  a coherent collection with clearly defined design cues. The Armin Strom Racing...

Looking Time in the Eye: Two New HYT Skull Watches

Skulls are a popular motif in luxury watches lately — check out our list of some of the most notable ones — and now HYT, one of the most unconventional watchmakers out there, gets in on the act in its own unique “hydromechanical horology” style with the release of the HYT Skull, available in two...

Escapement Watch Review: The Chopard LUC Tourbillon QF Fairmined

Earlier in 2014, Chopard announced that, for the first time, the company had used ‘Fairmined’ gold to create the Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon QF Fairmined. In this article from the online magazine Escapement, I review the watch, which also bears the symbol of the Fleurier Quality Foundation.

The Charmex CX Swiss Military Watch That Broke a Scuba Diving Record

You have probably never heard of Charmex nor of Ahmed Gabr, but there are at least two reasons why both are worth knowing. In 2005, the Swiss watch company Charmex launched a massive dive watch capable of withstanding water pressures down to 12,000 feet. It was not only the most water-resistant (serially produced) mechanical dive...

Monochrome Watch Review: The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Dual Time

The 1966 Collection by Girard-Perregaux is defined by its clean, pure and refined design. We at Monochrome Watches have hailed its styling before, when we reviewed the 1966 Blue Dial and the more recent 41-mm edition. This collection also includes numerous complications, such as an Equation of Time and Annual Calendar, a full calendar and even a Minute Repeater. The only...

ESCAPEMENT Watch Review: Frédérique Constant Manufacture Worldtimer

Louis Cottier invented the world timer in 1931. The complication has long been the preserve of the most prestigious watch companies. There are, however, an increasing number of more accessible offerings entering the market. In this review from my online magazine, Escapement, I look at the relatively affordable Frédérique Constant Manufacture Worldtimer.

Dive Watches 101: How Swatch Helped Rescue the Dive Watch

The quartz watch revolution (aka “quartz crisis”) of the 1970s affected not only the watch industry in general, but also, of course, the dive watch category within it. Considering the number of model launches, innovations and constant improvements to such watches in the 1960s and the first half of the ’70s, the ’80s and early...

4 New Vacheron Constantin Watches That Debuted at The Moscow Boutique

Vacheron Constantin in 2014 opened a new boutique in Moscow. As is the brand’s tradition when opening a new flagship store, new limited edition watches are being introduced to coincide with it. (For example, Vacheron inaugurated its Paris boutique with a series of very nice pink gold and guilloche-dial watches and with the very stylish 1972...

Fratello Classics: 5 Interesting Pre-Owned Watches Under $4,000

I wrote a Fratello Friday article on the things you need to consider when buying a pre-owned or vintage timepiece. I suggest that if you are not familiar with buying pre-owned watches, you read that article first to familiarize with the things you need to consider before buying a pre-owned watch… which is the subject...

Fratello Classics: The Most Exciting Omega Watch

This post is a part of my series of Omega articles, zooming in on some of the most interesting and iconic models that Omega manufactured (or still manufactures), which began last week with a list of Omega watches you can find for under $1,000. In this week’s post, I attempt to answer the question of ...

Fratello Classics: 5 Rolex Watches Introduced at Recent Baselworlds

While SIHH is about to start, the watch industry is also getting ready for Baselworld. Every year, as soon as the doors of the exhibition open, there is a run (literally) on the Rolex booth to see what’s new from Geneva’s luxury-watch giant. Here’s a look back at some of the recent Baselworld Rolex introductions.