Archive for July, 2011

McIntosh MCLK12 mantle clock

McIntosh MCLK12 mantle clock

Through one of the ‘cool designs’ blogs or websites (I’m sorry, really don’t remember which one) I found this nice McIntosh mantle clock. McIntosh (originally founded in Silver Springs, Maryland in 1949 and since 1956 home in Binghamton, NY) is known and celebrated for their high-end, high quality audio equipment, and this clock seems...
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Ochs und Junior’s storehouse

Ochs und Junior’s storehouse

I assume most of you know the interesting watches from Ochs und Junior. The technical complications, and certainly Ludwig Oechslin’s apparently simple solutions for obviously complicated mechanical watch related problems, are unmatched. However, on the new Ochs und Junior website there’s more to learn than just looking at the – now four – different...
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New! Sinn 358.Flieger / Pilot

New! Sinn 358.Flieger / Pilot

Today the information reached me that, in succession to the now sold out 358.Jubiläum, Sinn will introduce three regular versions of this beautiful new 42 mm Pilot model. The 358 series starts with the regular 358.Flieger (for English speaking countries also known as 358.Pilot). This model has a stainless steel bead-blasted casing and acrylic...
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Omega, Seamaster Professional 300M

Omega, Seamaster Professional 300M

This Omega Seamaster Professional 300M, probably better known as the Omega Bond watch, has already now reached the status of a true classic. The one I’m selling must be one of the last watches produced of this model (reference 2531.80.00) because it was sold in 2005. In 2006 Omega came with the successor, the...
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DeBethune, watchmaking around the bend…

DeBethune, watchmaking around the bend…

This week I was lucky enough to have an appointment with Martial Cuendet, one of the master watchmakers of DeBethune in La Chaux L’Auberson. I had an extremely pleasant and interesting day, where Martial showed me around all different stages and disciplines of DeBethune’s manufacture. The calibre DB 2024 self-regulating twin barrel automatic movement,...
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Tudor becomes official timing partner for Ducati

Tudor becomes official timing partner for Ducati

On the last day of last month, Tudor and Ducati announced their cooperation on timing. I have a weak spot for both brands, however I can’t see exactly what Tudor is going to add to Ducati in terms of timing. Timing in motorsports – well in any of todays sports – is nothing about...
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A learning moment on Rolex’ restoration services

A learning moment on Rolex’ restoration services

Last Monday I had a learning moment on Rolex’ restoration services. I traveled to Geneva to bring and discuss the restoration of the below pictured 1962 reference 5508 Rolex Submariner. I’ve done this before; mostly I’ll send modern Rolex models for general service or overhaul to the Rolex BeNeLux service center in Brussels (where...
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Nomos, Zürich Weltzeit

Nomos, Zürich Weltzeit

They kept us waiting didn’t they? The first time a saw a prototype (or just pictures, I don’t exactly remember) was at the Baselworld 2010 show. Then I had the possibility to try a prototype on my wrist during the SalonQP in November 2010 in London, and the almost final product was shown at...
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Une soirée avec… Louis Moinet

Une soirée avec… Louis Moinet

Very much like Frank Geelen and myself are organizing ‘An evening with…‘ diner events for watch aficionado’s in The Netherlands, Thierry Gasquez of Passion Horlogere does so for watch aficionado’s in France. Last night Thierry invited me to join an event in Paris with Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO of Louis Moinet. Before I go any...
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