Hands On: Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10 World Premier

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10,

I have long been a fan of the Histoire de Tourbillon series by Harry Winston. Begun in 2009 to really showcase the tourbillon escapement (a device that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity on the wrist when it is in certain positions), the Histoire de Tourbillon series of watches have…

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Manufacture Royale Unveils 1770 Micromegas Revolution for about $178,000

It was just last year that Manufacture Royale surprised watch lovers with its Micromegas timepiece with double tourbillon escapements rotating at different speeds. That watch was powered by the MR04 caliber. Now the brand unveils the new 1770 Micromegas Revolution with a new movement, MR08, and a host of technically advanced features. The line and…

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Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts Atelier (Dial Painting, Gem Setting, Technology)

It isn’t every day one gets to visit one of the top-tier Manufactures — but I have been lucky enough to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre twice in one year.  The brand, tucked away in the village of Le Sentier, Switzerland, has a rich history of watchmaking and innovative pioneering that sets it apart from most others and flags it…

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Louis Moinet’s Astrolabe Tourbillon Brings History to the Forefront

The old adage “Everything old is new again” couldn’t be more to the point than with the latest release from Louis Moinet, the Astrolabe Tourbillon. Invented by the Greek scientist Hipparchus, the word astrolabe comes from the Greek astrolabos, which means “an instrument to measure the height of the stars.” The tool can be used to…

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BaselWorld 2016: Meet the Affordable TAG Heuer Carrera 02T Tourbillon

In typical TAG Heuer style, the brand that  loves to give us exciting news at BaselWorld does it again. Just six months after the release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Manufacture-made chronograph, the brand releases the all-new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T, a COSC-certified automatic chronograph chronometer with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon. And, get this,…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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