Monthly Archives: February 2015

Introducing The Girard-Perregaux 1966, With Guilloché Dial And Reduced Sizing

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Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 collection got our attention last year. In our hands-on review, we deemed the 1966 Full Calendar to be very wearable and functional. Additionally, we admired the 1966 Limited Edition in enamel for its intricate miniature detailing and cloisonné work. Now, in that same spirit of decoration, Girard-Perregaux introduces the 1966 with a guilloché dial.  Guilloché is the technique of engraving a […]

Introducing The Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères, A Limited Edition Worldtimer With Two Hand-Painted Demi-Globes

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Among its new releases this year, Montblanc’s crowning complicated timepiece may have to be the Villeret Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères. This limited-edition release houses yet another manufacture movement (bearing the Minerva inscription) and features a tourbillon with a cylindrical hairspring manufactured on-site at the manufacture’s Villeret workshop. The Cylindrique Geosphères employs both mechanical and artisanal details often found in the highest tiers of haute […]

Vacheron Constantin Celebrates New Miami Boutique With Limited Edition Overseas Chronograph

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Miami continues to attract the who’s who of Swiss watchmaking with its revamped Design District and this month Vacheron Constantin joins the fold with a 1,400 square foot boutique. The boutique will be the brand’s fifth to open in the U.S., and first in Florida. To celebrate the occasion, Vacheron is releasing a limited-edition Overseas Chronograph that […]

What’s Selling Where: Just A Bunch Of Great Watches, Including Affordable Chronographs

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This week’s What’s Selling Where is showing you a bunch of different watches that I like, from some more affordable chronographs on up to higher-end Rolexes. This is a mega-roundup of over 15 watches for your pleasure/terror. Candino Chronograph Justin Vrakas (Instagram: @justinvrakas) of Watchsteez just posted this simple and neat 1970s chronograph from Candino. It just has […]

VIDEO: The Making Of F.P.Journe’s Most Complicated Watch

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Before we get started, we need to talk about just what a grande sonnerie is, and what it’s not. A grande sonnerie is not a cartoonish complication. A grand sonnerie hasn’t been taken from the highest echelons of true artisanal watchmaking to become a status symbol for anyone who can string together a few bucks. […]