Entries by GaryG

Up Close And Personal With The Indies: Visiting With Akrivia, Beat Haldimann, De Bethune, And Philippe Dufour

This year, our small Northern Californian group had a bumper crop of meetings with independent watchmakers; we started during our time in Geneva with Akrivia, and then ventured out to the Bernese Oberland for a visit with Beat Haldimann before circling back to the De Bethune manufacture and finally a visit to that shrine of watchmaking: the atelier of Philippe Dufour.

Becoming Horological Art: My Transformational Experience With Alexa Meade And The Audemars Piguet Equation Of Time

It would be relatively easy, and pretty interesting, for GaryG to tell you the story of his two days this past summer with artist Alexa Meade and her team. And he’ll get to that, but there’s more: the flood of sensations and emotions that came from considering why time and space are so important to him and from inhabiting a work of art that melded GaryG’s vision of himself with the artist’s interpretation and self-expression. And what does any of this have to do with watches?

Why I Bought It: Carpe Diem “Only Watch” By Agenhor And HEAD Genève

Autumn 2017 constituted the third consecutive year that I traveled to Geneva to partake of the excitement that is the November auction weekend, and this time around I had the good fortune to win the very first lot in that day’s auction: the Carpe Diem clock developed by Agenhor in collaboration with design school HEAD Genève. Here’s why I bought it.

Behind The Lens: Rare Lange 1 Limited Editions (Archive)

In this edition of ‘Behind the Lens,’ GaryG pays tribute to the introduction of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 on October 24, 1994. He brings us stunning images of two very special variants of the classic watch: the rare Cellini limited edition, of which only 25 were made for the New York City retailer, and the even rarer stainless steel Lange 1, which was not a limited edition per se, but certainly a (very) limited sort-of production watch.

Why I Bought It: Patek Philippe Reference 2526 ‘Gobbi Milano’

A good friend of mine owns a cream-dialed Reference 2526, and I’d often admired it over the years but hadn’t really understood the role that the 2526 plays in Patek Philippe’s history until talking with him and other watch pals and doing some late-night online research. Read on to learn why I bought this special “Gobbi Milano” edition from 1954 on an exciting spur of a moment.