2/6/2018 / In Timepieces
Think of watch movements like engines in cars. The engine takes in fuel (in this case a movement absorbs energy from motion or a battery) and makes the pistons fire, starting the engine and making the car move, and when you have a watch with an in-house movement, you have a timepiece built to outperform the Bugatti Veyron of timepieces.
1/23/2018 / In Timepieces
The change of years marks memories, the passage of time, and the start of something new. With this intention, the 28th edition of SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) took place last week, setting the tone for trends and advancements in watchmaking across the globe. Exhibited at SIHH this year were two new pieces from heavyweight Vacheron Constantin.
1/18/2018 / In Timepieces
Piaget set a record when it introduced the world’s thinnest hand-wound watch in 2011. Measuring in at 5.25mm, the Altiplano held the record until Baselworld 2017, when Bulgari introduced the Octo Finissimo Automatic, measuring 5.15mm in thickness and claiming the crown of world’s thinnest. It seems that Piaget spent the remainder of 2017 slimming down for the new year, and the result is a world-beater once again.
1/16/2018 / In Timepieces
How do you honor a legend? When that legend is Walter Lange, the founder of A. Lange and Söhne, you release a limited timepiece packed full of historical details in his honor. Lange, who passed away January 17, 2017, resurrected his family business after the fall of the Berlin Wall and quickly began producing icons of modern watchmaking.