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SIHH 2019: Girard Perregaux Esmeralda White Gold.

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amanico
Esmeralda: A magic name given to a pocket watch in the second half of the 19th Century. A rose gold Tourbillon Chronometer with gold bridges which received superb finishings: This legend saw the light, once again, in 2016, but in a wrist watch, this time. The 44 mm big, 14, 55 mm high case was in rose gold, sublime, even for the non colored gold watch I am. In 2018, Girard-Perregaux went farther in the homage, with the Esmeralda à Secret, a rose gold version with a decorated case this time, and a hinged case .....Story

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Hands on review of the WH&T LCF888 Chronograph

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foversta
There are many ways to glimpse originality in the small world of watchmaking. We can discover a watch with a surprising design. Or with a delirious atmosphere. Or with an unexpected inspiration...Story

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Hands on review of the Corum Coin Watch Year of the Pig

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foversta
The year of the pig ends on January 20th, so there are still a few more weeks to enjoy the pieces dedicated to this Chinese astrological sign. One of the most interesting watches around this topic is the Corum Coin Watch. Corum applies a well-mastered recipe: one that uses a silver coin to create the dial and the caseback to house it in a silver case. The interest of the watch lies in the 10 euro coin that comes from the Monnaie de Paris...Story

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The Roger Dubuis boutique in Paris has just opened!

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foversta
The opening a few days ago of the Roger Dubuis boutique at the #239-241 of the rue St Honoré is part of the deployment of the top segment of Richemont around the Hotel Costes. The Roger Dubuis boutique is located to the left of the main entrance of the hotel while the Buccellati and Lange & Söhne boutiques are on the right. The access to the Roger Dubuis boutique is also done inside the hotel thanks to a door on the left side of the main corridor. Undeniably, the architects worked very well...Story

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A visit at the Breguet Manufacture, November 2019.

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amanico
Breguet certainly is one of these magic names of the watch industry. We all have these old ads in mind, featuring some famous clients of the brand, such as Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, Churchill, just to name a few. We are many to have some models in mind, like the Type XX, or the Triple Date ref 3330 / 3337, without forgetting the Tradition. The 3330: We know that Abraham-Louis Breguet was the inventor of the Tourbillon as soon as 1801, and that this is one of the oldest name of the watch universe...Story

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Just back from Les Journées de la Passion in Luxemburg: my selection of wristshots

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foversta
I have just come back from Luxemburg after having attended the "Les Journées de la Passion" event which aim is to present the latest offer from a lot of brands to end customers. This event takes alternatively place in Luxemburg and Brussels and is always successful because the organizer manages to involve the local retailers. I always like this type of event during the last quarter because they allow me to do a kind a wrap-up of the year, to discover some of the latest novelties from the brands and of course ... ...Story

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Some Mare Nostrum pictures and thoughts.

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amanico
Sergio and myself are disagreeing on the Mare Nostrum. I am a big fan of this model, while Sergio doesn't like it. I think that the Mare Nostrum is a superb alternative / interesting option to or for a Panerai collection. The original was a prototype, made in 1942, housing an Angelus movement ( Cal 215 if my memory serves me well ), while the Pre Vendome versions ( 5218-201/A, 5218-302 and 5218-304 ) housed an ETA movement with a Dubois Depraz module, as well as the PAM 6, 7 and 8 and the latest PAM 716...Story

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The Eagle has landed: Astronomic Souveraine. Press Release + Product Brochure

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ChristianDK
As previously announced, the Astronomic Souveraine was to be presented just after the sale of the Astronomic Bleu. So today was the day where the watch was first presented in Tokyo at the F.P. Journe Boutique I have converted the Press Release + I have converted the the "Astronomic Souveraine" catalouge. More will follow...Story

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Hands on review of the David Rutten DR-01 Streamline

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Foreword: The pictured watch is a prototype and some details will be improved. In particular, a plate is missing on the caseback and the contrast between the numerals and the discs will be increased. David Rutten claims that he was born in Belgium but I do not think so. He comes from a very distant planet...Story

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Vacheron Constantin Mercator Yellow Gold Russia and Europe, ref 43050.

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amanico
It is not a mystery I am a huge fan of the Mercator. A special, refined, original and poetic piece from Vacheron which basically, made two versions, one with solid gold dial, and the other one with Enamel Champlevé dial. If I am more fan of the Enamel Champlevé dials, I cannot deny the charm of the solid gold dials. Here is an enemel Champlevé, " Germany "...Story

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