With the Patria collection first introduced in 2013, Tutima continued its noble tradition of offering the high-end Glashütte hallmarks of virtuoso craftsmanship combined with a sense of taste. In 2018, the royal Patria family received a worthy companion: the Patria Power Reserve. Sabine Zwettler reviews it here.
About Sabine Zwettler
German by birth but a resident of the United States for the past ten years, Sabine is particularly fond of the art of independent watchmaking and the diversity of the manufacturers of her home country, Germany.
Entries by Sabine Zwettler
For many, the Porsche 911 is the pinnacle of sportscars, a perfect blend of sophisticated design, superior functionality, and sensational performance. All Porsche Design timepieces of recent years can be distinguished by their decidedly minimalist design, inspired from the world of motor racing and, not surprisingly, the iconic Porsche 911. Here comes Porsche Design’s 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition in honor of the latest iteration of the 911: the 911 Carrera 4S (992).
Makin’ a list, checking it twice . . . The holiday season is almost upon us, and while “’tis the season to be jolly,” it is often also a time to hustle to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. In case you needed another reason for watch shopping (and Sabine doesn’t) – a watch certainly would help navigate through stores to find everything on time. Here are five wallet-friendly suggestions that might just be the ultimate “tra la la la.”
Pilot’s watches rank among the most successful of all watch genres, owing their strong popularity to an unmistakable design with an instrument-like look resulting from over 100 years of history as a technical aid in the cockpit. Modern pilot’s watches still exude this spirit of adventure and audacity, and here are three prime examples from 2018.
Many watch enthusiasts dream of owning at least one timepiece by Omega. And maybe even a second or a third. The Swiss brand definitely ranks among the most popular watch firms ever. To give you an idea of the overwhelming variety in the current Omega watch world, Sabine Zwettler has put together a guideline of references.
Not every autumn day is full of intense Indian summer hues. Gray, windy, unpleasant weather provides the perfect occasion to go on a horological trip . . . to Germany. Here are three timepieces of German provenance by Nomos Glashütte, Wempe, and Sattler to help stave off any autumn anxiety.
An impressive range of 30 international luxury watch brands will welcome horological enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors to WatchTime New York on October 26 and 27, 2018. Held in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, WatchTime New York offers plenty of opportunity for enthusiasts and the curious alike to get in contact with brands and try on their watches. Sabine Zwettler highlights five watches to look out for at the fair.
When it comes to the story of fine watchmaking in Glashütte, Carl Moritz Grossmann (1826-1885) was more a volume than a chapter. And the famous German is the namesake of a high-quality manufacture that now boasts ten years under its belt. Founder Christine Hutter looks back.
For moon-struck astronomy fans looking for a fix until the next lunar eclipse takes place on January 20 in 2019, here are five beautiful haute horlogerie moon phases watches, all powered by manufacture calibers.
The very cool thing about Qlocktwo’s timepieces is that they spell out the time every five minutes using a typographic indication with letters: so instead of “7:30,” the time on a Qlocktwo “dial” quite literally reads “it is half past seven.” Sabine Zwettler finds this eminently intriguing!