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Another proposal for the Ultra Haute Horlogerie list; Habring2 – what do you think?

Another proposal for the Ultra Haute Horlogerie list; Habring2 – what do you think?

Today another proposal to include a brand on our Ultra Haute Horlogerie list reached us; Habring2. Habring2 is a brand from Austrian watchmakers Maria Kristina & Richard Habring. They explain the brand as follows: “Habring2 stands for the both of us and designates further the first watch produced in series in our workshop. Since...
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Rolex Seadweller 16600, with or without?

Rolex Seadweller 16600, with or without?

From time to time there’s a discussion anywhere on the web about the Rolex Seadweller’s pin holes. Should a ‘real’ Seadweller 16600 have pin holes in the casing, or shouldn’t it? The first 16600 Seadwellers must have hit the market in the eighties (production started in 1986), and from that time on they always...
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Do you consider RGM to be independent Ultra Haute Horlogerie?

Do you consider RGM to be independent Ultra Haute Horlogerie?

Last week a request reached me to consider adding Roland G. Murphy and RGM Watch Company to my list of independent Ultra Haute Horlogerie watchmakers and brands. To be honest I didn’t know too much about RGM, besides seeing some mainstream divers and general purpose watches with ETA movements from them. So before answering...
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Independent Haute Horlogerie

Independent Haute Horlogerie

Further to an interesting discussion on the LinkedIn group ‘A Passion for Watches‘ I made an alphabetic list of names and websites of brands and watchmakers which qualify for the ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie’ indication. I divided ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie’ into three groups, extravagant, intermediate and classic, which will improve the readability and use of...
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The blogosphere

The blogosphere

The blogosphere: Internet panders to watch geeks’ obsessions By Simon de Burton Published in The Financial Times, November 13 2010 00:09 Not so long ago, the only way to glean information about the latest happenings in the world of watches was to subscribe to a specialist periodical. Nowadays, of course, the internet is the...
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iPhone watch apps, are they any good?

Almost every self respecting watch brand meanwhile has an iPhone watch app. Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Breitling, Lange & Söhne, Bell & Ross and, since today, Hublot. What do you think are they any good? I find myself looking at them for one or two times and removing them after I mentioned that I didn’t look...
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