Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bring a Loupe: Some Early Tudors With Full Kit, The Nicest Gold Daytona Anywhere, The First 3970 Ever, And Other Picks From Antiquorum’s Hong Kong Sale

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In this week’s Bring A Loupe we will be taking a look at a wide range of pieces that share very little, except that they represent what each manufacture does best. This includes some very rare military watches (with papers!), a kick-ass Universal Geneve, one of the rarest quartz watches on the planet (yes, it’s […]

Bring a Loupe: Some Killer Vintage Watches Including A Tudor And Speedmaster With Full Sets, An Original Owner Pre-Daytona, An Alarm Watch For Under $1,000 and A Crazy Fake Omega Speedmaster

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And Bring A Loupe returns! Sorry for the week or two off, we were, you know, making moves. This week we have a great range of vintage watches found everywhere from private dealers that seldom list online, to forums, and even Instagram. Oh, and we have one major buyer beware that will surprise a few of you. […]

Glashütte Original Opens New Dial Manufacture In Pforzheim Germany

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Inspecting Various Dial Components Last month, Glashütte Original opened their new dial factory in Pforzheim, Germany, further integrating their production process. While many high-end manufactures can boast true in-house movements, dial creation is an entirely different art from watchmaking and there are a handful of producers supplying dials to many of the top marques. Let’s […]

Hands-On: With The Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator (Live Pics Pricing)

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Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Regulator Earlier this year I had the pleasure of visiting Glashütte Original’s manufacture in Saxony, and I was impressed with what I saw. This watch is a perfect example of what makes Glashütte Original a brand to watch. Released at Baselworld 2013, the Senator Chronometer Regulator is a modern take on […]

Patek Philippe Invests CHF 450 Million To Expand Its Plan-les-Ouates Manufacture

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Following the acquisition of an adjoining plot of land in 2009, the existing Patek Philippe facilities at Plan-les-Ouates will see a substantial, CHF 450 million expansion. Image courtesy Patek Philippe. The already state-of-the-art Patek Philippe manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates will soon see a huge expansion in size and production capabilities. Citing the importance of safeguarding their 175-year-old […]

Hands-On: With The 50th Anniversary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona In Platinum Reference 116506 (Live Pics, Full Details, Pricing)

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What’s there to say about this watch? A lot, really. The Daytona is arguably the most sacred watch to Rolex collectors, rivaled only perhaps by the Submariner. And coming into Basel World 2013, expectations for a 50th anniversary Daytona were really, really high.  The assumption was, for some reason, that we’d see something that would […]

The Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727 Takes The Top Prize At The 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (Plus Full List Of Winners)

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Coming to you live from the grand theater in Geneva, watchmaking's top prize, the “AIGUILLE D’OR” has been presented to Breguet's Classique Chronométrie 7727. This simple appearing watch is anything but, and actually represents years of development, six new patents, and innovation in not only high-frequency calibers, but also magnetism and materials, all in a thin elegant case […]