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‘Chronographs For Collectors’ By Sébastien Chaulmontet And Joël Pynson

Book Review: ‘Chronographs For Collectors’ By Sébastien Chaulmontet And Joël Pynson

Vintage timepieces are a hot topic right now. But that is not the reason that Sébastien Chaulmontet and Joël Pynson chose to write and publish a book on vintage chronographs: They wrote this book because they love these little objects stuffed not only with gears, wheels, and springs, but also history, tradition, and artistic craftsmanship.

Vintage chronographs, one might say, is their thing. And spreading their love of these objects and their knowledge of them is the sole purpose of this book. And it shows!

Two of a kind: the Patek Philippe 5078P (at left) and 5074P minute repeaters
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The Great Chime-Off: Patek Philippe Minute Repeater References 5074P And 5078P

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure to write here about two truly splendid minute repeaters, both property of a good friend: Patek Philippe Reference 5074P and Reference 5078P. They both look great, but I’m guessing that if you’ve been following this series you’re most interested in how they sound. Well, here's your chance. Welcome to the great Patek Philippe chime-off!
Schofield Blacklamp Moonglow with lume by Black Badge
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Design Thinking: Schofield Blacklamp With Black Badger Lume

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Giles Ellis, the man behind Schofield Watches, is first and foremost a man of details. An industrial designer by training, his passion is paying attention to the minutia that combine to create an object. The result is very often an honestly cool creation, and chief among these is the Blacklamp timepiece. This watch breaks conventions, not only for Schofield, but for watchmakers developing a product that is completely and utterly reasoned. Read on to find out why!
Fonderie 47 Cross Peerless Collector’s Edition Pen
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Fonderie 47 Cross Peerless Collector’s Edition Pen Saves One Life At A Time

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The Cross Peerless Fonderie 47 Collector’s Edition rollerball pen follows a limited edition fountain pen. And it, too, transforms an object of disdain into an element of hope, incorporating a bit of blackened steel from a melted-down AK-47 into the design of its cap crown. To further the message, the side of the pen’s cap reveals the unique serial number of the gun that was taken out of circulation and used to embellish the special edition pen. Its price makes it an ideal holiday gift!
Going upmarket: the author’s Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon
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Why I Bought It: Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon (Archive)

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I hope you’ll find this commentary on a collector’s mindset and the motivations, delights, and possible misgivings behind why I bought a Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon interesting and helpful.
Sattler Classica Secunda 1985
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Sattler Classica Secunda 1985: A Must-Have Ultra-Luxury Object Or Simply The Ultimate Geek Toy?

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An appreciation for inherent value and superior timeless aesthetics culminated with my first personal encounter with the Sattler Classica Secunda 1985, a rare modern precision pendulum clock. It adorned the hallway of the former Chronoswiss headquarters in Munich, Germany where I was working at the time. Upon sight, the immediate conviction overcame me that one day I would have to own one of these stunning marvels of wall art. Let me tell you why.
Urwerk UR-106 Lotus White on the wrist
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Urwerk UR-106 Lotus: Welcome To The Future Of Feminine Watches

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The UR-106 is the first Urwerk that is perfectly sized for a feminine wrist. And much of the reason for its extreme comfort is the crown: the tactile business of winding and setting the time on a watch is tantamount to the comfort it will exude. Fumbling with small crowns can be quite tricky, particularly – and please excuse this aspect of feminine hands – if you want to keep your fingernails intact. Find out why this one is different.
Rolex Explorer with Juste un Clou bracelet by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier
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Aldo Cipullo Hits The Nail On The Head: From Cult Designer To Cartier’s Cash Cow

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One of the coolest jewelry designers of 1960s New York was Aldo Cipullo. Cipullo was an artist often surrounded by New York's Studio 54 “in” crowd. The designer, who had his own clientele and his own collection, always dared to draw inspiration from everyday items such as a horseshoe or tank tracks, transforming them into jeweled marvels. He was an important figure in the contemporary history of Cartier. Read on to find out why.
Ferrari 488 GTB
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Ferrari 488 GTB: Talking 'Bout A Revolution

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Being Ferrari means that you have a significant challenge. Where each new generation of Porsche’s 911 is an evolution, each Ferrari has to be a revolution: superior to its predecessor in often radical ways. Not every revolution empowers the right forces, but when it does, you get something like the Ferrari 488 GTB, a thoroughbred sportscar that even dips a tire into the supercar arena.
Close up look at the dial of the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon
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The Retrograde: One Of My Favorite Complications

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The retrograde indication is one of my favorite “Because We Can” (BWC) complications. Gears are an amazing invention and have allowed watchmakers to make incredible creations. Simple gear systems leave a multitude of openings for creativity. Look at some great examples of it here!
George Daniels
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Book Review: ‘George Daniels, A Master Watchmaker & His Art’ By Michael Clerizo

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George Daniels is a polarizing and fascinating figure. Several years ago, Michael Clerizo took it upon himself to spend the amount of time with Daniels needed in order to write a detailed book about his life, and the outcome is a pure joy to read with well thought-out words, logical organization, and gorgeous photos. I heartily recommend this tome to anyone interested in horology, and as a holiday gift as well!
Breguet Grande Complication No. 1160, on rare display in Tokyo at the beginning of November 2016
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Breguet Supports Versailles' Marie Antoinette Exhibit At Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum

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The Mori Art Museum has organized a special exhibition on Versailles starring Marie Antoinette. This is the very first retrospective exhibition on the life and times of the young queen to ever take place in Japan, and it does so using more than 150 items from the French castle. Additionally, two beautiful unique piece creations were launched in celebration.
Mainstream value: the author’s Rolex GMT Master II BLNR “Batman”
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Buying (And Selling) Watches In Tough Economic Times

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What sells watches? This is the 20 billion Swiss franc question in today's challenging economic climate.For at least part of the answer to what sells watches (and how to buy them in down markets), we can learn a lot from two of the steadiest performers in the watch industry.
Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Emerald
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The Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Emerald Fans Out Into Colorful Gems

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The Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock got lots of kudos at Baselworld 2015, even winning the prestigious Ladies High-Mech prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève that same year. The Lady Compliquée Peacock Emerald's tail, embellished with hand-applied green lacquer marking the minutes in the most beautiful way imaginable.
Perpetual Secular Calendar with blue gold dial featuring distinctive circular guilloche
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Give Me Five! The 5 Best Things I Saw At SalonQP 2016: Métiers d’Art, Svend Andersen Worldtimers, Armin Strom Resonance, Black Badger Lume Room, And Kari Voutilainen

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I had the pleasure of curating a special exhibition on métiers d’art at SalonQP 2016, comprising specialist brands in their fields demonstrating the arts and crafts that they have become famous for. But what else did I particularly enjoy there? Read on to find out.
HYT Skull Axl Rose on the wrist
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7 Sensational Watches Introduced At Dubai Watch Week 2016

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Dubai Watch Week just closed the sun-soaked doors of its 2016 edition during which much of the watch world enjoyed discovering new watches, interesting opinions, the culture of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates’ fastest growing city, and the immense hospitality of the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, who staged the incredible show. Please enjoy these 7 outstanding new watches launched during the 2016 edition of Dubai Watch Week.
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