Posts in Timepieces


Five Watches from A. Lange & Söhne That Changed History

Dedicated to the rule formulated by Walter Lange – “There’s something one should expect not only of a watch but also of oneself: to never stand still”, the watch company which bears his name has become globally renown for excellence in timepieces. Among the multitude of precise complications and clean lines, five watches stand out in the lineage of A. Lange & Söhne.

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Shaping Up in 2018: The New Fleurier Kalpa Collection

Sundials are round, clocks are round, so it only makes sense for watches to be round. At least that seemed to be the rule, until Michel Parmigiani created the first tonneau-shaped movement in 2014 (that calls the Parmigiani Kalpa home). While the shape was certainly unconventional, people were also amazed by the eight-day power reserve and impeccable regularity.

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150 Years in the Making: A Look at IWC’s Jubilee Collection

One hundred and fifty years ago, Boston watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones established the International Watch Company. In 2018, IWC is still the only Swiss watch brand founded by an American. To celebrate a century and a half of watchmaking, IWC is breaking from its usual tradition of releasing a family of watches and is instead releasing a special Jubilee Collection. 

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Made-to-Order: The Most Complicated Panerai Ever Created

Panerai has a habit of making a splash at January’s SIHH watch show year after year. In 2016, they unveiled the Lo Scienziato, a 3D printed skeletonized timepiece. In 2017, they introduced LAB-ID, a nanotube carbon dial which absorbs the light and reduces the reflection level to a minimum. And this year is no exception - meet the Panerai L'Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT.

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