Entries by Joshua Munchow

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph: The Day Everything Changed (Archive)

Joshua had found himself at a bit of a crossroads, horologically anyway, as he was having trouble with a new discovery he had made. You see, he had been slapped across the face by something entirely unexpected, and he needed to come to terms with the fact that he may have been wrong if this new development was to be accepted as reality. It turned out he was completely wrong about the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph, and here he tells you why.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph: A Coaxial Vision Of Time (Archive)

The holy grail of quick readability for a chronograph is centered, concentrically mounted hands. But making the displays concentric increasingly complicates the center stack of indicators and their staffs or requires the gear train to run alongside the center and display the time elsewhere. The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph solves this issue and many more to become one of most interesting chronographs on the market today.

Ming 17.03 GMT: A Brand On A Roll

Ming was fast out of the gate in establishing itself as a serious new contender at the more affordable end of independent watchmaking, and I believe the debut of the all-new 17.03 GMT indicates that this young brand is on a roll. This latest model was designed to be the new entry level star for Ming, checking all the boxes that the team behind it would want in a sub-$2,000 travel watch.

Motivation To Achieve: F.P. Journe-FHH Young Talent Competition, The F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award And Fantastic Watchmaking

At SIHH 2018, two competitions highlighted creative young watchmakers: one by F.P. Journe in collaboration with the FHH and one from A. Lange & Söhne. Each of these competitions has a specific focus, but both are aimed at giving young watchmakers an opportunity to find the spotlight for their talents. Judging by the finalists, there is plenty of creativity to keep mechanical watchmaking alive for the next generation.