Introducing the Armin Strom One Week Skeleton (Slideshow)

April 7, 2014 | Armin Strom, Baselworld, Hands-On

GALLERY: Armin Strom One Week Skeleton

Armin Strom, a brand whose founder is best known for his expertise in skeletonizing and engraving of timepieces, introduced their first totally in-house manufactured skeleton timepiece at Baselworld last month. The Armin Strom One Week Skeleton is powered by manually wound caliber ARM09-S runs at a rate of 2Hz and has a 7-day power reserve. This is not your typical skeletonized movement, as each piece requires 4 days of hand engraving and another 3 days of hand finishing. The main plate is fully skeletonized, as are gear-train bridges and barrel-bridges. Moreover, the components are all decorated with classical hand engravings.


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The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon

April 6, 2014 | Baselworld, TAG Heuer, Videos

This year at Baselworld TAG Heuer launched the Monaco V4 Tourbillon, the first ever belt-driven tourbillon. Like the original Monaco V4, which was first unveiled in 2004, the Monaco V4 Tourbillon utilizes a linear mass that moves the belts which in turn powers the four barrels.


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A New Swiss Chronometric Certification

April 6, 2014 | Watchmaking

A New Swiss Chronometric Certification

Timelab, the 3rd party company who tests watches for Poincon de Geneve (Geneva Seal) certification, has just launched an all new chronometer certification called ‚ÄúChronometric+ Observatory.” Unlike the Geneva Seal, which has numerous aesthetic requirements, and only certifies watches made in Geneva, the Chronometric+ certification focuses purely on performance, and any mechanical watch made in Switzerland can be submitted for certification.


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Introducing the Christophe Claret Maestroso

April 4, 2014 | Baselworld, Christophe Claret, Hands-On

GALLERY: Christophe Claret Maestroso

Last week at Baselworld 2014, Christophe Claret introduced their newest creation, the Maestroso, a wristwatch that is regulated by a detent escapement instead of the commonly used lever escapement seen in most wristwatches today. Historically, the detent escapement was most commonly used for marine chronometers, which needed to be very accurate in order to calculate longitude while at sea.


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Hands-On with the Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Travel Time 5990A

April 2, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Patek Philippe

Hands-On with the Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Travel Time 5990A

The Nautilus was first produced in 1976, almost forty years ago. The first chronograph Nautilus came in 2006. And now, Patek Philippe has a introduced for the first time, a Nautilus the combines the chronograph and dual time functions.


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Tudor Heritage Black Bay Video

April 2, 2014 | Baselworld, Tudor, Videos

To promote the new blue Tudor Heritage Black Bay timepiece, which was launched last week at Baselworld 2014, Tudor produced a short video with the music and feel of a scene from a Bond film. Read more about the new Black Bay here.


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