Panerai PAM 598 Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso (PAM 598)
by Kyle Stults on October 01, 2014
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First look…

Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso PAM 598 watch front back

Reporting on the new many new pieces introduced at Watches & Wonders Hong Kong this year, here’s your first look at the new Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso (PAM 598).  A real beauty, with a 47mm red gold case and Panerai’s in-house P.3001/10 movement visible through the caseback.  The P.3001 features GMT function and a high level of finishing and skeleton work.  The deep blue dial has a radiant “satiné soleil” (satin sun) finish and looks absolutely divine with the red gold case.  You can see it all in many high-res detail shots below.
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An Encounter with the Bremont Watch Company at Oster Jewelers (Photo set)
by Kyle Stults on September 30, 2014
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Bremont Wright Flyer watch caseback

A couple weekends ago the Bremont Watch Company came to Denver to show off its watch collection — including the exciting new Bremont Wright Flyer watch which contains a piece of muslin from the actual Wright aircraft incorporated into it (seen above).   London-based Bremont is stocked exclusively at Oster Jewelers in Denver, one of the premier luxury watch dealers in the area (they carry Hublot, Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin and more), and I was pleased to be able to join proprietor Jeremy Oster and several enthusiasts for an up close and personal experience of all things Bremont.   Bremont’s Director for North America, Mike Pearson (below center of attention), was on scene for a few days to lead the show and answer questions.

Oster Jewlers logo

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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