Introducing the Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic
by Kyle Stults on September 30, 2014
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MANUFACTURE ROGER DUBUIS - Hommage Répétition Minutes HO45 104

MANUFACTURE ROGER DUBUIS - Hommage Répétition Minutes HO45 104

As you are likely aware by now, there are some superb new watches being unveiled at the Watches & Wonders show going on right now in Hong Kong.  And I have for you here perhaps one of the most exciting, visually dramatic, and mechanically complex of them all:  the new Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic.   This spectacular piece features the distinctive platinum double micro-rotors (a Roger Dubuis signature, finished here in hand-guilloché pink gold) as well as a flying tourbillon and a minute repeater.   Of course a watch this special will be ultra-exclusive  — only 20 pieces of the Hommage Minute Repeater will be made.  After all, it is the Manufacture’s 20th anniversary.
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Hands-on: Barrington Single Watch Winder
by Kyle Stults on September 30, 2014
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Barrington Single Watch Winder f

One item I’ve never physically reviewed here at Perpetuelle.com is a watch winder.  Though I have on occasion featured some of the exotic and ultra-luxe systems from the likes of Döttling, a German watch safe/winder maker  whose designs really resonate with me, my general view on watch winders is that they are a niche product for collectors who want to keep something like a perpetual calendar properly set.   This said, I was recently offered a review unit by a UK-based company called Barrington Watch Winders, and so I decided to open my eyes a bit to the world of watch winders.

Overall I was impressed with the Barrington Single Watch Winder, it surpassed my expectations of what I thought a watch winder would look, sound and feel like.
My quick thoughts and impressions, on the click

Panerai Unveils New P.4000 Micro-Rotor Automatic Movement
by Kyle Stults on September 29, 2014
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Panerai P.4000 Caliber with Micro-Rotor

At Watches & Wonders 2014, ongoing now in Hong Kong, Panerai has taken the covers off of its new automatic movement, the P.4000.   The P.4000 is noteworthy as it is Panerai’s first automatic caliber with a micro-rotor.  The new caliber is being introduced in the new Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic – 45mm in steel (PAM572) and red gold (PAM573).    Also of note is that the new P.4000 caliber marks the first time that the newly-released Radiomir 1940 case family is being presented with an automatic movement.
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Revealed: The Montblanc Metamorphosis II (with video)
by Kyle Stults on September 29, 2014
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 Two Faces of the Montblanc Metamorphosis II

Montblanc Metamorphosis II dial transformation

Perpetuelle readers know that big horological things have been happening at Montblanc for several years now.  For just one example, take a quick trip back to 2010 when Montblanc turned heads with its Metamorphosis complication watch (and Perpetuelle was new the watch blogging scene, too!).  Looking back on it, the name ‘Metamorphosis’ was all too apropos for what was and is underway at Montblanc, but this is really a story for another day.    Right now you can enjoy a look at the new Montblanc Metamorphosis II, one of the most complex movements ever developed and designed in Montblanc’s manufacture workshops in Villeret.
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