POLARIS MEMOVOX

POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH

POLARIS DATE

POLARIS MEMOVOX

Breguet Marine
Chronographe 5527

Iconic Breguet codes with a contemporary twist

Breguet Marine: inspired by the sea

Manufacture caliber 582QA

Exclusive edition of 60 movements

Retrograde perpetual calendar, automatic movement

Precision moon phase

Slate guilloche dial, blue aventurine moon phase

Retrograde perpetual date

Hand-knurled bezel

Why I Bought It: A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus (A Photofest!)

If you’re at all a Lange enthusiast like GaryG, you’ll likely understand the most compelling reason for buying the Odysseus is that it’s an A. Lange & Söhne watch you can wear every day.

Custom De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono with retro look

How Do You Top The Sensational De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono? By Customizing It, Of Course - Reprise

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What Makes Me Tick loves watches made by small independent artisans because they fully embody the vision of their makers, who have put blood, sweat, and tears into creating them. Among the independent brands, De Bethune is most probably his favorite. In fact, no "probably" about it: De Bethune is his favorite. Here's how his customized DB28 Maxichrono came to be.
Low angle view of the McGonigle Tuscar One of Ten

Behind The Lens: McGonigle Tuscar One Of Ten - Reprise

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For those of you who are regular readers of GaryG's “Behind the Lens” series, it’s no secret that he and his watch pals are big fans of independent watchmaking. Here Gary points his lens up close to a rare McGonigle Tuscar One Of Ten.

In Conversation With Adrian Hallmark, Chairman And CEO Of Bentley: Sustainability, Hybrids, And Full Electrics

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Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle sat down with Bentley chairman and CEO Adrian Hallmark to discuss how the last 100 years have set the company up for the future and how sustainability and electrification have been established as the new frontier.

Pommery Cuvée Louise Champagne And The Invention of Brut

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Madame Pommery might have had no idea what she was setting in motion so long ago, but Ken Gargett feels that she would undoubtedly be very proud of her house today. Here he goes through her namesake bubbly.

Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon: Precious Metal, Precious Stones, Precious Movement

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Bulgari spent two and a half years developing a manual-wind movement that perfectly fits the signature serpent head-shaped case of the Serpenti Seduttori Tourbillon, the brand's ladies' flagship. Martin Green feels it was time very well spent and explains why here.

Australia Is Burning: Time & Tide Watch & Act Charity Auction To Aid To Bushfire Crisis

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Australia is burning up, so Time & Tide founder Andrew McUtchen has organized the Watch & Act charity auction. Going live on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am AEST, the online auction is set to raise money for bushfire victims and wildlife by auctioning special watches.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic With Full Metal Bracelet: Inspiring Amnemori!

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The Streamliner Flyback Chronograph is about firsts for Moser: its first chronograph complication, its first bracelet, its first cushion-shaped case, a brand-new dial, hands, and a new movement. But what grabbed Joshua Munchow from the start was the bracelet, and that is when the amnemori began. What is that? Joshua explains here in detail.
A bus strap turns into an interactive IWC Big Pilot

Watch Advertisements (Should) Invoke A Special Feeling, Here Are A Few That Work For Me - Reprise

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With all of the money being spent on watch advertising, brands to create a campaign that invokes that “I want it” feeling, by using celebrities or athletes, creating a comedic situation, or tugging on heartstrings. Here are a few great advertisements of recent years that John Keil loves.
Hip to be square: shaped Jaeger-LeCoultre watches in the author’s and his wife’s collections

How To – And Not To – Photograph A Watch – Reprise

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One of the great pleasures GaryG has of being a contributor here at Quill & Pad is that it gives him an excuse to set aside other priorities on a regular basis and immerse himself in the world of macro watch photography. Along the way, he has been asked by a number of folks to reveal techniques that he uses to create the images you see in his articles, so here he shares some of his tips.

LVMH Watch Week 2020: A Round Table Discussion Of A New-Generation Group Fair And A Photofest Of New Watches From Zenith, Hublot And Bulgari

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As Baselworld and Watches & Wonders (formerly SIHH) continue to evolve, change, and metamorphose, the various groups and brands continue to ponder how to best show their new watches to both retail and press. In an experimental trial run for a new-age solution, LVMH staged a small fair comprising three of its watch brands – Zenith, Hublot, and Bulgari – in Bulgari's Dubai Resort. Here's what we thought of the event.
Andreas Strehler Trans-Axial Remontoir Tourbillon

Andreas Strehler Trans-Axial Remontoir Tourbillon: Focusing On Precision - Reprise

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Andeas Strehler's Trans-Axial Remontoir Tourbillon uses the watchmaker's definitive style to create an even more accurate timepiece than he has made before. And since Strehler also likes to focus on impressive mechanics, he has done it in a way that stood out among the multitude of new watches presented at Baselworld 2018. Which is worth repeating.
Unlikely to inflict pain: A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph

Living Beyond Your Means As A Collector: How To Avoid Getting Hurt - Reprise

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When collectors gather anywhere and talk about their collections, recent purchases, and executed or potential sales, there’s a term that comes up more often than not: “getting hurt.” Here GaryG provides a masterclass in how not to get hurt in the world of watch collecting.

How LIP And Timex Became Involved In Two Of The 20th Century’s Most Vicious Industrial Disputes

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If you were to ask people about the first watch they received as a child, the majority would probably say it was a Timex. And although LIP was at one point the world’s seventh largest watch manufacturer, it's now little known outside France. Both companies share an extremely turbulent past one aspect of which Colin Smith shares with us here.

Handcrafted Metamorphosis Champagne Glasses: Perrier-Jouët Teams Up With Milanese Designer Andrea Mancuso

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Perrier-Jouët invited Milan-based designer Andrea Mancuso to conceive a new artistic champagne tasting ritual for its stand at Design Miami 2019, and Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle was on the scene to take a closer look, taste some champagne, and talk to the artist.

Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Rainbow: The Trick Is In Making It Look Casually Playful

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At the 2020 LVMH Watch Week in Dubai, Hublot introduced a second chapter to its Rainbow concept by giving the shaped Spirit of Big Bang model the multicolored treatment. Martin Green thinks it is even better than the previous Big Bang edition as it's all down to the angles.

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