Vacheron Constantin Platinum Day-Date and Power Reserve

Frédérique Constant Slim Line Moonphase Manufacture

June 14, 2013 | Baselworld, Frédérique Constant, Hands-On

Frédérique Constant Slim Line Moonphase Manufacture

Frédérique Constant, a brand that has only been around since 1988, has quickly gained a reputation for offering some of the most affordable in-house mechanical movement equipped Swiss watches on the market. And this year at Baselworld, they added another watch to the list: the Frédérique Constant Slim Line Moonphase Manufacture.


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In-Depth: Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue

June 13, 2013 | By Angus Davies | Tudor

In-Depth: Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue

Reinterpreting a historical reference for a new audience

Tudor has a rich catalog of superbly designed timepieces. They have crafted many watches which have gone on to become sought after by collectors, with prices reaching new highs at notable auction houses.


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Introducing the Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Pantographe

June 12, 2013 | Parmigiani Fleurier

Introducing the Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Pantographe

This is the new Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Pantographe with special telescopic hands that extend and retract as they sweep the oval shaped dial. “The hands are based on the pantograph - the instrument from which they take their name - and use the same principle of multiplying a length by a given factor to obtain movement on a larger or smaller scale.”


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James Dean's Elgin Pocket Watch Up For Auction At Antiquorum

June 10, 2013

James Dean's Elgin Pocket Watch Up For Auction At Antiquorum

James Dean’s prized possession was a pocket watch made by American watchmaker Standard USA with an American-made Elgin movement. Dean purchased the watch in late 1951 while he was a struggling young actor working in New York. It was his first big purchase, and he was so proud of it that he had his initial engraved on the cover. He considered it his good luck charm and wore it while acting, including in his breakout film “East of Eden.” Dean eventually gave the watch to Tillie Starriet, a Warner Brothers employee who he met during the filming of “East of Eden.”


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Immaculate 1970s Tudor Monte Carlo at Baselworld

June 10, 2013 | Baselworld, Tudor

Immaculate 1970s Tudor Monte Carlo at Baselworld

At Baselworld, during the launch of the new Heritage Chronograph, Tudor showed us this amazing Monte Carlo Ref. 7031/0 from the 1970s. The Heritage collection, which was originally launched in 2010, pays homage to this historic Monte Carlo timepiece. Later this week Angus Davies will cover the the new Heritage Chronographs that Tudor launched in Baselworld, along with original images.



NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat GMT

June 7, 2013 | Baselworld, Hands-On, NOMOS Glashütte

NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat GMT

This is the NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat GMT, which shares the same German in-house manufactured “Xi” caliber movement as the Zürich Weltzeit, but with a slightly different aesthetic. Where the city and 24-hour home time wheels on the Weltzeit are exposed via a large circular cut-out on the dial, the Tangomat dial only exposes the city and the current home time via small apertures. The concept is the same, though, you push the button at 2 o’clock to advance the hours on the central hand, which represents the local time and coincides with the city indicator at 9 o’clock. And the home time, which is displayed at 3 o’clock, is set via the crown.


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