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What’s On My Wrist – I use the popular Twitter #womw hash tag to show here from time to time which watch I am wearing, or I am reviewing hands-on.

Christiaan van der Klaauw, Planetarium

Christiaan van der Klaauw, Planetarium

Christiaan van der Klaauw’s passion for the firmament reveals itself in an ode to the Planetarium and is one of the most famous creations of the master. This masterpiece is an ultimate demonstration of precision and traditional handwork. The watch is equipped with the smallest planetarium in the world and gives not only the...
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A nice shot of the Rolex Submariner which was #womw

A nice shot of the Rolex Submariner which was #womw

During my visit last week in Southern-France I was able to find a little spare time to have a dive in to the Mediterranean. What els can you wear than the mother of all diving watches in that case, so here’s the watch which was #womw. Very nice to see the mirror effect, disabling...
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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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Heuer, Carrera Chronograph 1964 re-edition

Heuer, Carrera Chronograph 1964 re-edition

Between 1997 and 2002 TAG-Heuer released re-editions of original Heuer models. Certainly the first ones were faithful copies of the originals, much more than the current models with just names from the past being merely a homage to once popular watches. The first one in this re-edition series was the Carrera Chronograph 1964 with...
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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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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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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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New Archimede model, the Outdoor

New Archimede model, the Outdoor

Archimede just started to deliver their new Outlook model this week, and I got one in. Sports like climbing, biking or surfing call for the lightest, high performance equipment that give total reliability. Like any other piece of equipment a watch has a function to perform. The new Archimede Outdoor is designed to fulfill...
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New Facebook group, WRISTSHOTS

New Facebook group, WRISTSHOTS

This week, I thought it was last Thursday, Watchonista Suisse started the Facebook group ‘wristshots’. Now, only a few days later, the group already has over 230 members and is rapidly growing. And not only the number of members is growing, however new posts appear almost every minute. It’s a so called open group...
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In honor of Alain Silberstein’s birthday

In honor of Alain Silberstein’s birthday

Today the watch on my wrist is the Alain Silberstein Krono Bauhaus 2 in bronze-pvd treated titanium. The watch is fitted with a brown rubber strap (with folding buckle) indicating Alain Silberstein’s saying “le vrai bonheur est d’avoir sa passion pour metier”. Alain Silberstein was THE forerunner of ‘avant garde’ watch making in the...
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A lesser known early Ikepod (POD), the Seaslug

A lesser known early Ikepod (POD), the Seaslug

Most of us know the Ikepod Hemipode and Megapode series from the nineties. These watches were the product of a collaboration between designer Marc Newson and businessman Oliver Ike, and further to a watch prototype and clock designed by Marc Newson, named the POD. However besides the Hemipode and Megapode series, there was another...
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Holiday!

Holiday!

I just returned from a one week very nice holiday in Southern Spain. So that’s why there weren’t any postings last week ;-) The Rolex GMT-Master IIc was my companion for this week and of course didn’t disappoint. I’m even getting a little used to it ;-) The choice of airline wasn’t as good...
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Roger Dubuis, Perpetual Chrono

Roger Dubuis, Perpetual Chrono

The full name and model of this watch is ‘Roger Dubuis Sympathy Bi-Retro Perpetual Calendar Chronograph’, however that was too long to print all in the title of this posting. The reference of this watch is SY43 56 and a whole lot of digits which indicate the color of the strap and the dial...
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Devon Works, Tread 1

Devon Works, Tread 1

One of the strangest, and most interesting, watches I saw during the Baselworld 2011 fair was the Devon Tread 1. The Devon Tread 1 features a system of rubber interwoven time belts, which indicate the time in hours, minutes and seconds. The belt assemblies are mounted on a central chassis, together with four extremely...
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#womw Rolex, GMT-Master IIc

#womw Rolex, GMT-Master IIc

Today I’m wearing a Rolex GMT-Master IIc. It probably was one of the first available GMT-IIc models, a 2007. I’m really trying hard to like this watch. I’m not the kind of person who wants to like a watch on first sight only, I like giving watches some time and effort. And if I...
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