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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Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller Cloisonné Enamel Dial (Red Gold)
by Kyle Stults on September 25, 2014
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Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller World Red Gold US Edition New Dial detail

Last week I gave you the exclusive first look at Laurent Ferrier’s limited edition Galet Traveller with white gold case and cloisonné enamel dial (in the form of North America).  Limited to just 8 pieces, it was and is no doubt a very special piece.  But did you know the same watch is also being produced in a red gold case?  It is.  With production limited to an even more exclusive 5 pieces (price still $79,000).  Though on this red gold version, the dial is slightly different — one more color was added to the enamel mix, with the intent to make it ‘warmer’.   You can get the specs on this watch, which are otherwise the same as the white gold model, in my earlier post, here>>>

Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller World Red Gold US Edition New Dial