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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Introducing the Omega De Ville Central Tourbillon w/ Diamond Bezel
by Kyle Stults on September 26, 2014
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Omega De Ville Central Tourbillon with diamond-set bezel angleview

More than 200 years have passed since the tourbillon was invented and today it is still considered to be the pinnacle of watchmaking. Though not a brand known for its watches containing the heralded complication, and in fact it rarely issues such pieces, Omega’s “center-set” expression of the tourbillon is certainly a unique and eye-catching one.
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tecnica Palm
by Kyle Stults on September 25, 2014
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Parmigiani Tecnica Palm watch front back

A one-of-a-kind masterpiece from Parmigiani Fleurier, the Tecnica Palm features a tourbillon, a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar, and a chrongraph.  Oh, and some impressive enamel and engraving work, both front and back.   The style, the finishing, the complication — talk about an incredible watch!  This is one of those pieces that can only come from a shop like Parmigiani.  Although this piece was quietly previewed earlier this year at SIHH, I couldn’t myself in revisiting it today.
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