Tag Archives: Tourbillon

Arnold & Son UTTE–The Quest for Thin

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In the watch world, there’s a quest for records. For example, Franck Muller vied for the most complicated watch with Jaeger Le-Coultre in 2010. The Muller Aeternitas beat out the JLC Hybris Mecanica by a hair. Here’s how crazy competitive it is. When Franck Muller got wind that the ... Read more

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The Different Sides of Breguet

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Pedigree is an important aspect that determines the overall value of a watch. Many watch brands know that and often they gladly go the extra mile to preserve their history for future generations. Great when you have a vintage watch by a reknowed watchmaker. But often these vintage pieces are ... Read more

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Set In Stone: The Edward Piguet Moss Agate Tourbillon

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It is without a doubt one of the horlogical most favorite high end complications; the Tourbillon!  Invented by Abraham Louis Breguet, who used in his pocketwatches, it is even today a rockstar amongst wristwatch complications. A bad boy everybody wants to have in his or her collection. So it is not ... Read more

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Vintage ROCKS!

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Indeed, vintage watches rock! There is no doubt about it. Whether you go for a Rolex pre-Daytona ref. 6248, Universal Geneve Polerouter or perhaps one of the many Omega Seamaster’s, a vintage watch has a charm of its own. This is perhaps even enhanced when this watch is not only ... Read more

CATEGORIES Franck Muller, Gent's Wristwatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/jaeger-lecoultre/vintage-rocks/

In Conversation with Jerome Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

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In New York last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jerome Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The brand continues to celebrate the iconic Reverso, which had a big birthday last year. I told you about the  Tribute to 1931 and a few months ago saw the release of ... Read more

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A Lange & Sohne Book Not to be Missed

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Peter Chong, a passionate Lange & Sohne lover, became intrigued by Lange & Sohne right after Walter Lange, the founder’s great grandson, and Gunter Blumlein resuscitated the brand. Since then he’s immersed himself in all things Lange, becoming an avid collector and a knowledgeable historian. He’s also the founding moderator ... Read more

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Watchmaker Dominique Loiseau Joins Girard-Perregaux: Why This is Important

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Girard-Perregaux ups its game by bringing Dominique Loiseau into the fold. Sure, GP has produced some classics, most notably the Tourbillon with 3 gold bridges, based on the original pocket watch called Esmerelda, and while the company has put out some cool complications like the Opera Three, which sounds passing ... Read more

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Piaget for Only Watch 2011-One-of-a-Kind Altiplano Skeleton

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Piaget prides itself on taking the skinny down to the bone. They built a reputation on record breaking thin watches. Witness the Calibre 600P, the thinnest hand-wound tourbillon and the 1208P, the thinnest self-winding movement with a micro-rotor. This year Piaget reached another milestone with the Calibre 1270P in the ... Read more

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