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Some thoughts on the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph in Titanium.

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The combination of a chronograph and a perpetual chronograph is one of the classiest I know. Chopard has its own interpretation of such a classic, with several versions, in gold, in platinum and... In Titanium. This is the last one we'll see, here...Story

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Alpine A 110 Legende : 4th stage of improvements.

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The third stage was dedicated to power, torque, mainly. Now I have to focus on the brakes, as the car is too powerful for the small discs I have. A real pain on tracks. The original discs on my car are 296 mm big...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso " Beauty of India " ( 1936 / 1937 ).

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amanico
A couple of years ago, I showed you a Reverso featuring Rama, an i ncarnation of the Hindu divinity Vishnu, probably ordered in 50 pieces in 1932 by the Maharaja of Kapurthala. Here is another " Indian Reverso " so called " Beauty of India ", which was bought by Jaeger LeCoultre in 2004 for the sum of... 77, 000 USD. Was she a fiction, or a noble lady? The mystery is still alive, which is a good thing, in my opinion, as it enhances the legend of this watch...Story

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2023 Girard Perregaux Neo Constant Escapement. Some thoughts.

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amanico
In 2013, Girard Perregaux released the Constant Escapement which offers linear energy to the balance wheel thanks to an ultra thick ( 14 microns ) silicium blade buckling back and forth. The interest being that the amplitude is never the same all along its power reserve. At the beginning, the amplitude is good, and decreases at the end of its power reserve. With this concept, the amplitude is constant...Story

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Some thoughts on the Arnold And Son Luna Magna, Platinum, Aventurine and Meteorite.

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amanico
Arnold and Son is just an incredible brand. The more I see some of their creations, the more I love the brand. The Luna Magna ( Big moon, in latin ) is an awesome creation, or should I call it Creature. Launched in 2021 in rose gold or in platinum with an aventurine crystal, Arnold and Son came in 2022 with another platinum version, showing a meteorite and an opal dial...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Master Memovox: The Epitome of Elegance.

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Let's think about it: Among all the modern Memovox, which one is the most elegant? Yes, there is an evident subjectivity in this question, as elegance depends on our very own conceptions / criterias / taste / education, but I believe that the Master Memovox is, in my opinion, THE Epitome of Elegance. A curious detail in JLC's recent history: The Manufacture offered the choice between a Manual and an Automatic Alarm watch for several years. Indeed, while the Master Reveil ( Automatic ) had a quite long life ... ...Story

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Jaeger Lecoultre Duomètre à Chronographe, White Gold / Black Dial. 7th Anniversary!

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amanico
Yes, this one landed on my wrist 7 years ago, exactly. I will not write the tumultuous story again, as you all know how important is this watch for me. To make it short, I ordered it when I was back from the SIHH, in 2007, and got it in platinum, first, with a white dial ( quite a rare combination ). Then stolen to me in January 2011, and I bought it in white gold, this time, with this black dial, on the 26th of December, 2016...Story

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Watches and Wonders 2023: A review on the Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 XPS.

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amanico
I am not a super fan of these so-called " luxury sports watches ", and, among them, the Nautilus or the Royal Oak, with a preference for the Royal Oak, though. Same for the Vacheron 222. My favorite, till now, was the Girard Perregaux Laureato. As for the Chopard Alpine Eagle, I must say that it was not in my scope at all, and I don't even mention the St Moritz, which I always found too " rococo ".....Story

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Some thoughts on the Arnold and Son Nebula.

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Warning: The Nebula is a totally under the radar and underrated masterpiece. Unveiled in 2016 first in gold with a 41, 5 mm case, it became available in 2018 with the choice between two cases, in steel or in gold. And in 2020, if my memory serves me well, the Nebula also comes in 38 mm, with a blue dial in 2022. The 38 and the 41, 5 mm have the same case height: 8, 73 mm, which gives a super harmony to the watch...Story

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Dubai Watch Week 2023 Edition: Review of the Show

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Moderator Patrick_y summarizes his experience of the Dubai Watch Week 2023 show and why WatchProSite readers should absolutely attend the show! The site of the Dubai Watch Week - at Dubai International Finance Center. In the world we live in today, we rarely see a privately held family business reinvest so much time, money, and effort into their passion. Few companies have the vision and the big-picture mentality to take on such a momentous task as to put together a week long trade show - a trade show intended ... ...Story

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