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Here I will share news and press releases which reached me by any means.

Special Bremont B1 Marine Clock by Ronnie Wood

Special Bremont B1 Marine Clock by Ronnie Wood

One of my biggest surprises at the Only Watch 2011 auction event was to meet Nick and Giles English from Bremont over there. I wasn’t aware that they should attend, let alone that they had to introduce some exciting news. Not as a participation to the auction but on show in the same beautiful...
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Only Watch 2011 auction results

Only Watch 2011 auction results

As mentioned I visit the Only Watch 2011 auction in Monaco, and will list the auction results of the 40 watches here below as soon as they’re available. The auction is held September 23rd at 4 PM (GMT +2). Below is the list of the 40 watches for auction with their estimate; as soon...
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I’m off to the Only Watch 2011 auction event

I’m off to the Only Watch 2011 auction event

Dear all, I’m off to the ‘Only Watch 2011’ auction event, which will take place on September 23rd in Monaco. This will be the fourth edition of the bi-yearly held event, which goal is to collect funds to finance research, organize scientific roundtables and improve the quality of life of the children, teenagers, and...
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Sinn 103.Ti.Diapal – a review by Robert-Jan Broer

Sinn 103.Ti.Diapal – a review by Robert-Jan Broer

Recently I linked to an excellent article on Sinn’s Tegiment technology by Ming Thein @ Fratellowatches. Now Robert-Jan Broer owner of Fratellowatches published a very good hands-on review on the Sinn 103.Ti.Diapal. The Sinn 103.Ti.Diapal has pretty much all exclusive technology on board that Sinn currently has to offer. Although technically on the top...
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Kidrobot for Swatch

Kidrobot for Swatch

Last week Swatch presented it’s new collection in co-operation with Kidrobot in Amsterdam’s Concrete Image Store. The Kidrobot for Swatch collection exists of eight different models; enclosed in the box is a matching puppet. These puppets are painted by different artists, and give the origin to the printed dial of the watch. The size...
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Congratulations! One Year Revolution Online Cartier Forum!

Congratulations! One Year Revolution Online Cartier Forum!

Congratulations to GEO and Revolution Online for the first anniversary of their excellent forum on Cartier. In a very short period of time, it is THE place to be if you’re looking for extremely high-quality information, serious discussions and beautiful pictures on everything Cartier. If your not a frequent visitor of the forum yet,...
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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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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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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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The Sinn that doesn’t seem to exist, the 656.L

The Sinn that doesn’t seem to exist, the 656.L

During my visit to Sinn at the last Basel fair I had the change to have a sneak at a prototype of the Sinn 656 with, what on first sight looked, a cream dial. I was immediately in love with the watch, something which I have to admit doesn’t happen too often anymore. And...
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Sinn, EZM.7 mission timer

Sinn, EZM.7 mission timer

Sinn just started to deliver their new EZM.7 and I got one of the first watches available. The EZM.7 with its colour-coded bezel is an easy to operate watch for people using breathing protection apparatus, like fire brigades or rescue services. The captive bezel can even be set when wearing gloves. If you want...
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo A-series

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo A-series

Last weekend a 1972 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo A-series was sold at an Antiquorum auction in Hong Kong for HK$ 212,500.=. HK$ 212,500.=! That’s more than € 19,000.= or US$ 27,290.=… And that’s 25% more than a new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 15202ST – virtually unchanged and still housing the same caliber...
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