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Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon detail - Perpetuelle

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6, with Tri-axial Tourbillon and Carrousel

The sixth series in Harry Winston’s exploration of the tourbillon features two independent hour indications: one regulated by a tri-axial tourbillon (positioned at 7 o’clock) and the other by a carrousel (1 o’clock position).   Both are fairly unusual complications, particularly a tri-axial tourby.  The Caliber HW4701 comprises a whopping 683 parts. Like other Histoire de […]

Swatch 2015 Roland Garros Special Models

Swatch 2015 French Open Roland Garros Specials

In advance of the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament which will start about a month from now, two special Swatch watches have been unveiled.  Haute horologerie these are not, but rather fun (quartz) watches with nice, simple color-themes — my fav is the $120 for the Swatch “Fast Server” seen above.  The $60 for Swatch […]

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Speake-Marin Vertical Double Toubillon live shot - photo credit Speake-Marin

☆☆☆☆☆ Speake-Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon

Aesthetically and mechanically powerful, the Speake-Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon features two prominent 60-second tourbillons and an off-center white enamel dial with power reserve indicator over it and and day/night indicator below.  Intriguingly, the tourbillons are linked by a single massive bridge (beautifully shaped and finished).  Each tourbillon has its own independent gear train and mainspring, […]

Breitling security

Breitling Opens Online Sales Boutique, and It Sucks. Bad.

Breitling is one of the last Swiss watch brands I would expect to open up an e-commerce store.  I recall a time no too long ago when a visit to the Breitling website was prefaced with a cautionary note of the risks of buying Breitling watches online.  But now they’ve done it themselves — Breiting […]

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