Heat-oxidized yellow titanium case

High performance escapement with “triple pare-chute” protection

Patented spherical moonphase

Floating lugs maximize comfort on wrist

Mixing Money And Watches: A Collector’s Lament On The Current State Of Our Hobby

Once upon a time, it was possible to have an entire discussion about watches without once addressing the prospects of the price of a given watch growing or shrinking over time. Those were the days! As soon as public health constraints allow there will be a flood of gatherings where collectors catch up, swap tales, and speculate on the future. GaryG just wishes that money wasn’t going to be a prime topic of those discussions.

Warning: Strong magnetic field ISO symbol

The Truth About Magnetism And Watches – Reprise

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General everyday contact with magnets isn’t going to cause your beloved wristwatch any real harm, but overdoses of magnetism may still present a problem, causing erratic timing and even stoppage altogether as watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains. What to do when this happens?
Patek Philippe Calatrava Squelette Reference 5180/1R-001

My (Very Subjective) Top 5 Patek Philippe Timepieces Since 2005 – Reprise

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A fellow journalist friend asked Elizabeth Doerr for a subjective listing of her “top” Patek Philippe watches of the twenty-first century. In her article, though, she cited only one of Elizabeth's top five choices. So here Elizabeth shares the full list. You may be surprised at some of her very subjective picks.

Primer On The Most Divisive Of All Wines: Sherry – Reprise

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One of the wines Ken Gargett brought to a recent wine tasting with friends was a sherry, the Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada No 80, Bota Punta. Some among you will have no doubt that such a wine demands Grand Cru status, while others will be horrified at the thought. And so it was at the dinner. But let's just talk about sherry for a moment, shall we?

3 New Breitling Vintage-Style Watches, Including A Gorgeous Split-Seconds Chronograph, For The Premier Collection

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In the world of fine Swiss watchmaking, the name Breitling is synonymous with top-notch chronographs. And in the 2021 Premier Heritage collection, Breitling commemorates its technical pioneers Léon, Gaston, and Willy Breitling with three new very attractive vintage-style chronographs.

Sensational House Of Arras Sparkling Wines From Tasmania: Not Yet Better Than Champagne’s Very Best, But Getting Extremely Close

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England’s 'Decanter' magazine's judges selected the House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 as the best sparkling wine of 2020 against top competition including the 2006 Krug champagne. Here Ken Gargett takes a look at just how good this Tasmanian wine producer is.

5 New Perpetual Calendars Presented At Watches & Wonders 2021 From IWC, A. Lange & Söhne, Vacheron Constantin, Bulgari, And Hermès

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The perpetual calendar (along with the split-seconds chronograph) ranks among Martin Green's favorite complications. Here he highlights 5 perpetual calendars that caught his eye during Watches & Wonders 2021.
A brace of Patel Philippe Reference 5196 Calatravas

Death Of The Dress Watch: Is It Time To Write Its Obituary? – Reprise

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As the resident gentleman of Quill & Pad, Martin Green feels that the time is soon approaching to write an obituary announcing the death of the dress watch. He thinks that its passing is coming and it's not an isolated event. But it still hurts.

5 New Unisex Timepieces Presented At Watches & Wonders 2021 From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Nomos, Cartier, Chanel, And Vacheron Constantin

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Unisex watches are the future. As watches continue the trend to smaller sizes, unisex styles are a natural progression allowing brands to market their watches to more people. Martin Green highlights 5 sensibly sized watches from Watches & Wonders 2021 that he thinks will look good on the wrists of all genders.

Nomos Glashütte Metro Neomatik 41 Update: ‘Dating’ A Classic

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The Nomos Metro Neomatik 41 Update was introduced at Watches & Wonders 2021. As Nomos enthusiasts might conclude from the name, it sees the brand’s latest interesting date complication, first seen in 2018, introduced into the progressive Metro line.

Dresden Semper Opera Five-Minute Clock — The Inspiration For A. Lange & Söhne’s Large Date — Celebrates 180th Anniversary

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The 180th anniversary of Dresden’s famous Semper Opera takes place on April 12, 2021. Home to the Saxon State Opera and the Saxon State Orchestra concert hall, the historic building also features the innovative Five-Minute Clock, which was the inspiration for A. Lange & Söhne's now iconic large date. Sabine Zwettler shares the story behind this clock and how it inspired the most powerful visual element of A. Lange & Söhne's Lange 1.

5 New Watches From Independent Watchmakers At Watches & Wonders 2021

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Joshua Munchow highlights five pieces from some of our favorite independent brands that have just been released at Watches & Wonders 2021. From sapphire crystal-encased tourbillons and constant force fusée-and-chain-powered movements to stunning art pieces, these watches span genres and the spectrum of collector dreams.
Chateau Yquem

Château d’Yquem: Paired Years Elevate The World’s Best White Wine, Simply Magical – Reprise

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Ken Gargett thinks that the 2001 Château d’Yquem is the finest young wine he has ever experienced, red or white, and remains convinced that it will go down as one of the greatest Yquems, if not the greatest of all time. But he was also able to experience something else: drinking "twin" vintages of this amazing Sauternes.

5 New Chronographs Presented At Watches & Wonders 2021

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The chronograph remains one of the most popular complications – and for a good reason. While most of us only use it as a mobile egg timer, chronographs both add a lot of dynamic to the look of a watch and give the wearer a sense of control. Watches & Wonders 2021 is not short on chronographs, which come in their usual wide variety of interpretations. Martin Green highlights five of the most interesting from the digital fair.
2005: Harry Winston Opus V by Urwerk

Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk, Harry Winston, And The Opus V: Where On Earth Did That Come From? Plus UR-103.03 User Review – Reprise

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While it was the UR-103 that first brought Urwerk attention from serious watch aficionados, it was the Harry Winston Opus V that really launched the boutique independent brand to the world. Ian Skellern takes a trip down memory lane with a deep dive into the history of Urwerk, the story of the Opus V, and a review of the UR-103.03.

Why I Bought It (Despite The Strap And Buckle): Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake Reference SBGA407 – Reprise

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After a week on the wrist, Chris Malburg had some issues with Grand Seiko’s Blue Snowflake Reference SBGA407. Even so, he pulled the trigger. Here Chris explains how he fixed those issues and why it just might deserve a place in your collection too.

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