Heat-oxidized yellow titanium case

High performance escapement with “triple pare-chute” protection

Patented spherical moonphase

Floating lugs maximize comfort on wrist

Olympic Wrist Watch Stories In Honor Of Tokyo 2020

Sports fans, ahoy! The Olympic Games have just started, making it a perfect time to look back on a few Olympic-sized sports-and-watch stories. The Olympic Games are always a fun focus time for watch sponsorships, and Elizabeth Doerr loves to keep an eye on what athletes might potentially be wearing. Here are some from past games.

Clear shooting: Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph II

Commissioning A Watch: My Journey With The Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph II – Reprise

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In late February 2010, an informal group of Northern California watch collectors, all owners of at least one Kari Voutilainen watch, met for lunch. One of the members of the group nonchalantly mentioned, "I've been talking with Kari about something . . ." It was a set of bespoke Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph II models. GaryG's response two seconds later: "I'm in!" So how did it go after that?
"Purple Rain" Armin Strom Tourbillon by Elizabeth Doerr in the Configurator

Watch Customization: The Top Of The Pyramid – Reprise

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To the “right” person and for the “right” price anything can be customized – whisky, cars, shampoo, and, of course, timepieces. This second article in Chris Malburg’s watch customization trilogy shines a light on the high-end of the watch customization spectrum, uncovering three uber-exclusive brands that work in the stratosphere of the customization price range revealing what it takes to get the job done.
Michael Phelps’s personal Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph as photographed in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games

The Omega Watches Of Michael Phelps, The Most Successful Olympian. Ever. – Reprise

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American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history, having won 23 gold medals over the course of 5 Olympic Games. In addition, he is an Omega ambassador and has been since 2004, a longstanding partnership. What watches did he wear during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? Find out here!

‘Agave’ (Get It?) My Heart To Tequila: A Brief History And Tasting Notes By A Very Recent Convert – Reprise

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Ken Gargett has been reliably informed that there are tequilas now considered quality spirits, designated for sipping – he admits that he swallowed this obvious falsehood on an occasion many years ago, but in the interests of research once again he sallied forth. Sharing the results of his investigations here, he dips into two high-end tequilas: Fortaleza and Calle 23. Olé!

Bill Murray Double Wristing Timex And Cartier at The Cannes Film Festival 2021

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Bill Murray stood out during a photoshoot at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 in his, shall we say, rather colorful clothing, including an eye-catching shirt sporting a plethora of patterns. Horology-wise he was wearing two timepieces, double wristing in WIS parlance with a Cartier and a Timex.

Flipping Watches: How To Eliminate Both Flipping And The Gray Market

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Ian Skellern came up with a solution that would not only eliminate flipping but would also decimate the gray market. Or at least it would significantly minimize them. Might it work?

A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual And Saxonia Thin With Aventurine Dial: Watch Wardrobing The WIS Way 

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The A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual is pure WIS geekery wrapped up in a totally classic – and Germanic – design. But maybe your outfit calls for something else? In that case, Elizabeth Doerr suggests the new Saxonia Thin with aventurine dial, which she finds irresistible.

Why I Bought It: Romain Gauthier Logical One – Reprise

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GaryG was sitting at his breakfast table on the morning of January 18, 2013 when during his morning scan of news he saw a photo of something breathtaking. It was Logical One by Romain Gauthier – a watch he immediately knew that he would own someday. He was captivated by the white gold version with frosted gold movement: this was “the one” for him.

Watch Wardrobing The WIS Way With The A. Lange & Söhne Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

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You are heading to a special event for the evening. You’re feeling elegant, you’re a fan of decorative arts, and you also have a real penchant for classic mechanics with a twist. What do you wear on your wrist? Elizabeth Doerr can’t think of many watches better than A. Lange & Söhne’s new Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst.

Sensational Dry German Rieslings: Digressions And Reminiscences About The Colonel, Egon Müller, Vegemite In Hand Luggage, And Screwcap Vs. Cork

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Ken Gargett reminisces and rambles about visiting the Saar region of Germany and tasting some of the world's best Tieslings. And then there was that Vegemite incident at the Madrid airport.

Montblanc Star Legacy Metamorphosis & Star Legacy Suspended Exo Tourbillon: The Fancier Side Of Montblanc

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The new Montblanc Star Legacy Suspended Exo Tourbillon and Star Legacy Metamorphosis are both watches that might convince anyone that Montblanc makes only high-end mega creations. They are standout pieces from a brand normally known for more accessible luxury in the watch world. But these timepieces are incredible examples of high horology and worth further inspection.

How To Make A Milanese Watch Bracelet (Video) – Reprise

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Our friends at The Watches TV visited Laurent Jolliet, the last “chain maker” in business in Switzerland according to Marc André Deschoux. As Jolliet crafts his bracelets and chains fully by hand, Deschoux and crew were able to find out in detail how Milanese bracelets are made, an art form no longer formally taught, and they share the secrets with us here.
The OG: the author’s Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire with silver dial

Why I Bought It: Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire – Reprise

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There are some watches you fall for the moment you see them. Sometimes that initial infatuation passes and you move on to the next temporary obsession, but then there are those instances in which the more you see, talk about, and learn about a piece and its origins the more you resolve to save up to buy one. For GaryG, the Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire was one of the latter.

Big Fish: Behind The Lens With Unique And Rare Salmon-Dialed Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendars

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GaryG recently enjoyed the opportunity to check out three of his friends’ rare Patek Philippe pieces, all with salmon dials: Reference 5059G-018 and Reference 3940G-029 perpetual calendars from Patek Philippe’s Vintage Collection and a unique piece Reference 5270G. And he shares his thoughts and stunning photos with us here.

Why I Bought It: Patek Philippe Reference 5370P Chronograph- Reprise

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The first weekend of November 2016 was a big one for GaryG: in addition to attending the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, he collected not one, not two, but three spectacular watches. The watch he left home certain to bring back was one that he had been waiting patiently for since January 2016: the split-seconds chronograph Reference 5370P from Patek Philippe. Here Gary explains why he bought it.

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