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Hacking away in your home studio, skeletonizing simple hand-wound movements, finding your first customer and attracting clientele by word of mouth, developing your own brand, engineering your very own complications, and branching out into a fully equipped atelier perfectly set up for watchmaking is a tall order for any fledgeling watchmaker. Meet Stefan Ketellars, founder […]
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We know all about the Omega Speedmaster 'Moonwatch', as the first wristwatch on the Moon, which cemented its place in the history when the Apollo 11 mission successfully landed on the Lunar surface on the wrist of Buzz Aldrin. But there's a little-known Heuer stopwatch that played a small but very important role when Neil Armstrong was piloting the lunar module “Eagle” to land on the moon.
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Tissot has solid ties with racing. Swiss driver Loris Kessel wore a Navigator chronograph in the 1970s and was officially sponsored by Tissot in the 1976 Formula 1 Grand Prix. The brand is once again working with Kessel Racing, this time with Ronnie Kessel (son of Loris) to launch the limited edition Heritage 1973. The […]
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Exactly 50 years ago, Mankind accomplished one of its most impressive journeys. For the first time in history, a human being walked on a soil that wasn’t Earth, on an astronomical body that wasn’t its natural habitat. On July 20th 1969, 2 men stepped foot on the Moon. Their names: Armstrong and Aldrin. Their mission: […]
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Exactly 50 years ago, Mankind accomplished one of its most impressive journeys. For the first time in history, a human being walked on a soil that wasn’t Earth, on an astronomical body that wasn’t its natural habitat. On July 20th 1969, 2 men stepped foot on the Moon. Their names: Armstrong and Aldrin. Their mission: […]
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The wait is over! On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we now know which watch is featuring the re-edition of the iconic movement Omega 321 – a movement as legendary as the Moonwatch itself. Announced earlier this year, this movement is going to equip one of the most high-end Speedy […]
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There are countless classic-car related events around the world and throughout the year. However, when it comes to the highest quality and the most impressive cars, the list goes down to a handful… Goodwood, Chantilly, Le Mans, Villa d’Este and of course, Pebble Beach. Like for every edition of this “Concours d’élégance” (considered the most […]
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One of the cool brands to have emerged recently from the “independent scene”, Reservoir stands out with its original way to display time. Created by François Moreau, the brand made its debut at Baselworld 2017. His inspiration was fueled by his passion for all things mechanical, and in particular, yesteryear measuring instruments mounted on dashboards or in cockpits: pressure gauges, speedometers, manometers, rev counters… which inspired an original time display. Let’s have a look at the Reservoir Supercharged Sport Red Zone II.
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Recently, Girard-Perregaux, which is now managed by the same man as sister-brand Ulysse Nardin, has seen a rather bold evolution, with sportier designs and modernity in the construction of the movement. Still, one of the pillars of the collection remains the elegant 1966 watch - a piece usually on the restrained side, with precious metals and dressy design... Usually, because the latest version of this watch, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Blue Moon, is certainly less classic.
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The link between Bell & Ross and the military world is essential to the brand. This is where everything started back in the days, with timepieces manufactured by Sinn and delivered to several special forces. Of course, as the brand grew, other themes were used (racing, civilian aviation and more) but the military inspiration is still part of Bell & Ross DNA... and one of its latest creations, the Vintage V2 Military Beige collection, is here to prove it.

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