Monthly Archives: February 2015

Introducing The Ulysse Nardin Original Marine Chronometer Series (Live Pictures and Pricing)

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With all the certified chronometers around these days, it’s easy to forget that the term originally was applied to the accurate clocks necessary for navigating the world’s oceans in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Those timepieces were heavy hand-wound clocks mounted on gimbals inside of rubberwood boxes, a far cry from the wristwatches that […]

Officine Autodromo Offers Last Remaining Prototipo Chronograph Vic Elford Limited Edition At Bonhams, Fighting Domestic Violence

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We’re gonna call it like it is: there simply are not that many interesting new watches being made today for under $1,000. You know, where designs aren’t simply reinterpretations of more expensive, existing watches. Officine Autodromo is an exception to that, and while we wish more of them featured mechanical movements, we are big fans […]

With The Androgyne, Manufacture Royale Defines A Category Of Its Own: The Neo-Steampunk Wristwatch

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Manufacture Royale Androgyne Pure Glacier Manufacture Royale is relatively new to the scene of independent watchmakers, having begun operation in 2010. Since then, the brand has positioned itself in the relatively crowded space by offering a number of models with brash aesthetics and, notably, beautifully designed in-house movements. One of these models, the Androgyne, distinctly symbolizes the brand’s […]

Photo Report: Inside Panerai’s Flagship Boutique In Florence

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There are a few stores around the world that any watch lover must make a point of visiting – Panerai’s flagship in Florence is certainly one of them. The historical home to Panerai dating back to 1860, the shop was just re-imagined and expanded in November of 2014. Here is a quick look inside. Located in […]

Interview: Stephen Forsey Offers A Balanced Perspective On Exclusivity, Design, And The Impact Of Smartwatches On Mechanical Watchmaking

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Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Greubel Forsey. Image courtesy Greubel Forsey. If you read the newspaper or watch TV, you know that we live in a profit-hungry world. Budget forecasts dominate discourse, and even our most innocuous diversions, platforms like Facebook and Instagram, are under pressure from shareholders to produce more and more revenue.  What we […]

Hands-On With The Clé de Cartier, An Evolution In Concept, Shape, And Functional Design (Live Photos, Pricing)

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My first vintage watch was a Cartier Santos Dumont – a small, handsome, time-only yellow gold model from the 1960s that introduced me to the wide, wide world of vintage watch research. I became fixated on this watch for a myriad of reasons, but most certainly because I knew Cartier as a watchmaker and this particular watch harkened back to both […]