Hands-On

Hands-On with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 at The Explorers Club in NYC (Slideshow)

April 15, 2014 | Hands-On, Jaeger-LeCoultre

GALLERY: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958

In New York City last week we got a hands-on look at the new 2014 Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 collection. The images include three new models (steel, rose gold and platinum) as well as one vintage Geophysic. Being that the Geophysic was originally developed for use during scientific exploration, it is fitting that the international launch of the collection took place at The Explorers Club in NYC. The exclusive membership only club is devoted to the people who risk their lives to explore the planet’s most extreme locations.


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Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to the Geophysic 1958

April 14, 2014 | Hands-On, Jaeger-LeCoultre

Last week, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled a new collection that pays tribute to a timepiece originally produced in 1958 for scientists, explorers and adventurers — the Geophysic. The name Geophysic comes from International Geophysical Year, which was an international scientific project that lasted from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958. It marked the end of a long period during the Cold War when scientific interchange between East and West had been seriously interrupted.


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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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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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Victorinox's Most Rugged Watch Ever, The Inox

April 1, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | $1,000 or less, Baselworld, Hands-On, Victorinox

Victorinox's Most Rugged Watch Ever, The Inox

To celebrate Victorinox’s 130th anniversary, Victorinox Swiss Army has created an ultra-rugged timepiece that symbolizes the robustness and reliability of the Swiss Army knife. To ensure that the Inox performs under the most strenuous conditions, it has been run through a battery of 130 rigorous strength tests.


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