Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hublot – What is wrong with this photo?

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My beloved Magic gold Hublot Ferrari: [/URL] or chronogrpah scale is displaced ? It came to you like that ? The inner bezel has indeed moved! But you will be amazed how …then thinking it is wrong as not on your wrist  but of course its the inner bezel has moved around. I am sure […]

Weekend Report: Pen For Watch Fans: The Hermès Nautilus Pen By Marc Newson

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Design superstar Marc Newson’s name is well known in horological circles –most significantly, for his co-founding of Ikepod (we love his Ikepod hourglass.)  He’s also done design work for Jaeger LeCoultre (he created an Atmos clock in partnership with Apple’s Jony Ive) and just last September, Newson joined Apple as part of Ive’s design team.  His interests have led him into many other fields than watches, of course –he’s well known for his flatware designs for Alessi; and the iconic Lockheed […]

A Week On The Wrist: The Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquée

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Some of the most original watch designs in recent years have come from a company that’s not, for the general luxury loving public, especially associated with watches: Hermès. However the company actually has a quite long history of offering timepieces under its name;  the first Hermès labeled watches were actually sold at 24 Faubourg St.-Honoré in […]

The Hermès “In The Pocket” Watch For The Only Watch Auction

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More news from the Only Watch auction: Hermès has just released that it will be including the “In The Pocket” watch in the line up for the November 7 charity auction. Originally, the “In The Pocket” watch was inspired by the porte-oignon given to Jacqueline Hermès by her father in 1912. The porte-oignon allowed Jacqueline, a keen horsewoman, to fasten her pocket watch to her wrist while she remained […]

Hublot – I can hardly see the time….

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But being a rare piece from Hublot, released in 2008 to commemorate Singapore first F1 event & specially requested by Hour Glass Watches to make just 100 pieces, to incorporate a power reserve indicator, all black dial, rattrapante (the split second hand with red / white to represent the Singapore flag color), and a destro […]

The Restoration Of A Rolex Tru-Beat Caliber 1040 (Reference 6556)

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Rolex makes some of the most robust workhorse movements on the planet, but (with some exceptions) “Rolex” and “complication” are rarely words found in a single sentence. That is what makes the Rolex Tru-Beat and the restoration of it so awesome. I got the chance to work on an incredibly rare and uncharacteristic Rolex movement and loved […]