news

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

Bernhard Lederer’s Gagarin Tourbillon

Bernhard Lederer’s Gagarin Tourbillon

Today, April 12th 2011 at 06:17 hours GMT, it’s exactly 50 years ago that Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. Rocketed from Tyuratam in the Kazakhstan desert, now known as the Baikonur Cosmodrome, it just took him 108 minutes to circle the earth and land safely near Engels in the Saratov region...
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Jaquet Droz iPhone and iPad app

Jaquet Droz iPhone and iPad app

Just as meanwhile many other high-end brands, Jaquet Droz recently launched a combined iPhone and iPad app. I have tried the app on my iPhone and wasn’t disappointed to be honest. The app works quickly and it looks good. It’s quite fun to discover the different JD model lines and interesting to learn about...
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Patek Philippe announces new balance

Patek Philippe announces new balance

Patek Philippe’s Advanced Research division has announced a new type of silicium balance which is not a wheel anymore. The name of this balance is GyromaxSi, and it will be combined with the earlier developed Pulsomax escapement and Spiromax balance spring. These three – for a mechanical movement highly important – components together will...
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Baselworld 2011 has ended

Baselworld 2011 has ended

And what a year it was! Not that there were so many new watches to discover, however the atmosphere was extremely positive. It was easy to spot that people – visitors and exhibitors – were having fun and were happy again. This year I’ve left the big brand names a bit for what they...
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Deep Sea

Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Deep Sea

In 1959, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the first automatic diving watch equipped with an alarm: the Memovox Deep Sea. Three years earlier, in 1956, Captain Jacques Cousteau had unveiled the splendours of undersea life in his famous film “The Silent World”, which caused an unprecedented craze for the new diving techniques that he had developed using...
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Cartier CPCP book

Cartier CPCP book

Cartier specialist GEO (troisanneaux.com) has just published a beautiful book about Cartier’s CPCP (Collection Privée Cartier Paris) collection. The book contains many pictures which GEO made from his own Cartier watch collection and during the last few years when he visited Cartier exhibitions around the world. Cartier has ended the CPCP collection after 10...
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Panerai Luminor Rattrapante

Panerai Luminor Rattrapante

The Watch Observer has tested the new and highly exclusive Panerai Luminor Rattrapante PAM 357. Have a look at the interesting review and exclusive pictures at www.thewatchobserver.co.uk
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