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Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques American 1921 Platinum or Chronometre Royal platinum?

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amanico
If I think about modern Vacheron Constantin watches, there are a few which come to my mind, such as the Malte Chronograph Perpetual from the Excellence Series, the Malte Chronograph, too, the Mercator Enamel Champlevé, and... The Les Historiques American or the Chronometre Royal, both in platinum. I know, some will tell me why choosing between these two last Vacheron... They are so different in their style and movements, one being round, the other cushion shaped, one having a manual winding movement while .....Story

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Paul Gerber: Amateur Watchmaking with the Master

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BjoernM21
“Initiation Courses” have become very popular within the watch industry. Almost every manufactory visit is interrupted by a workshop to give visitors the illusion of being watchmakers. With me, this illusion vanished quickly, even when dressed in a white watchmaker’s coat, because taking apart a movement and reassembling it was only proof of my challenged fine motor skills. For my part, I thus declared these entertainments as a waste of valuable visiting time after two experiences...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin 34: When Simplicity is a Challenge.

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amanico
The Master Ultra Thin lived a quite long life, with a bit more than a 10 years of production. It was, by all meanings, a discrete watch, by its general allure, with a 34 mm case, its 4, 20 mm height, the sobriety of its dial with no other thing than a minutes and hours hands, and; last but not least, its GREAT movement, the manual winding Cal 849, born in 1994, which qualifies as a very thin one, with a height of 1, 85 mm only. I summed in 4 lines all the interest of this watch. Though, it was fully appreciated .....Story

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One week with the Tudor Black Bay GMT

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foversta
The Tudor Black Bay GMT was one of the stars of the latest edition of Baselworld. It was put under the spotlight thanks to its intrinsic qualities and the concomitant presentation of the Rolex GMT-Master II "Pepsi" in steel with Jubilee bracelet, causing the publication of thousands of articles comparing the two watches. I couldn't escape this trend since I also wrote an article on the same theme (which was published on PuristSPro a few months ago) even if it was primarily devoted to the strategic directions ... ...Story

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What is, according to you, the most important or let's say interesting Jaeger Lecoultre watch from these last 18 years?

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amanico
While having a look at the current collection and the models which were made since year 2000, I was wondering which was the most important watch the ever made... The following ones are my selection: 2004: Master Gyrotourbillon One. Which, for me, is the first attempt in the high horology segment from and for Jaeger Lecoultre, in the wrist watch category, of course. At that time, there were almost no multi axis tourbillons, so we can say that Jaeger Lecoultre is one of the very first to launch such a concept...Story

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2018 Novelty: Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon.

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amanico
You like the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds and its awesome blue dial from this year's collection? Or were you more after the Grande Reverso Duo Blue from some years ago? But as you are very picky, maybe you also liked the Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon, but in a more affordable version? The new Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon unveiled a few days ago is for you, then. The case has some excellent ( from my point of view ) dimensions: 45, 5 x 27, 4 mm, and a reasonable thickness: 9, 15 mm. And good ... ...Story

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Mido Powerwind Ocean Star Diver Ref 5907: A quick review.

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amanico
There are some positive accidents, in life. I noticed a strange vintage diving watch in the window display of a famous parisian watch dealer, in... 2010. Two years after, the watch was still here, like if nobody wanted it.....Story

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Hands on review of the Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon enamel dial

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foversta
The Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon was unveiled 4 years ago. It seemed to be the most simple tourbillon watch from the Saxon manufacture and yet it was characterized by the joint presence of two important technical features: the stop-tourbillon mechanism that had been introduced with the Cabaret Tourbillon and the zero-reset mechanism which is used by the Lange & Söhne automatic movements but which had been featured for the first time in a handwind movement with the Richard Lange Referenzuhr. As always ... ...Story

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Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part 4: Rolex 16710 GMT-Master II "The Stick dial"

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Baron - Mr Red
This is Part 4 of the series of “Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era”. I am attaching Parts 1, 2 and 3 below in case anyone missed them. Part 1: www.watchprosite.com Part 2: / Part 3: / Part 4 - The Rolex GMT-Master II "The Stick dial" The Rolex GMT Master II Reference 16710 was produced from 1989-2007. It was the last GMT before the ceramic inserts took over...Story

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