Entries by Joshua Munchow

Jaquet Droz Grand Seconde Skelet-One: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Jaquet Droz has been creating beautiful pieces of horology and automata for nearly three centuries, and in that time there has been little to no emphasis on exposed or skeletonized movements. Yet here we have the new Grande Seconde Skelet-One! Check out why Joshua Munchow thinks this is a stunning piece of horology even though it may be outside the brand’s established design arena.

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8: Commemorating The First Humans Ever To See The Other Side Of The Moon (With Video)

Omega took another step forward along the road of its story with a release commemorating space exploration in a way different than it has done before: the Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 pays tribute to the crew that was the first to actually see the “dark” side of the moon. And it does so in an unequivocally modern way that just fits.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision Enamel: Clean, Classic With A Twist

Joshua pontificates upon the unadorned cleanliness emphasized by the new Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision Enamel. The chapter ring and center inset are gone, and for good reason: enamel. This entire fresh dial is made of oven-fired enamel, with thinner numerals and markers harking back to classic pocket watches or vintage wristwatches, and a cutaway to admire the perfect finish of the 24-second tourbillon.

The Jump Hour: A Love Story (Archive)

The jump hour has a long history, but first things first, it can’t technically be called a complication since the accepted definition of complication is a mechanism that provides information other than the time. However, anyone who gives a hoot will say in the same breath that there are many complications that don’t fit that definition and Joshua couldn’t agree more.