Many of you are likely to have come across at least a few heated discussions of “finishing,” a topic that seems to fascinate, and divide, watch enthusiasts. Like many people, GaryG’s starting point for serious watches was with a well-priced brand long known for its expertise in developing movements, justly viewed as offering good value for money – but not necessarily for the refinement of its movement finishing, at least on its less expensive pieces. Read on to discover what he has learned since then?
In 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre pays homage to one of Switzerland’s most significant artists of the nineteenth century, Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918), with a Reverso Tribute Enamel available in three versions limited to eight pieces each: ‘Lake Geneva with Mont Blanc in Morning Light’; ‘Lake Thun, Symmetric Reflections’; and ‘Lake Thun with Symmetric Reflections Before Sunrise’ (Sabine’s favorite).
Watchmaking is an impressive art, and that art costs money. However, as the old saying goes, every rule has its exceptions. Here are Lukasz Doskocz’s top five picks for best value for money at the 2018 SIHH.
Today, many premium watch brands look for that certain “extra element” to get ahead of the competition, and one hot item now is straps. If it is true that shoes make the man, then the strap must make the watch. Here is a selection of interesting partnerships.
In 2016, Richard Mille announced it was the new watch partner to carmaker Aston Martin, effectively taking over the spot that Jaeger-LeCoultre had occupied for 12 years. Which makes this a great time to review the sporty Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox line.
On the last day of SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Elizabeth and Ian met with Marc André Deschoux of Watches TV to discuss what we had seen during the second part of the fair.
The six new watches of the 2018 Polaris collection docks into the history of the handsome diver’s watch of the same name that is unmistakably Jaeger-LeCoultre, and it seems perfect to me for the needs of 2018’s consumers.
Waxing poetically about moon phases has gotten me excited enough to take a trip through certain “phases” of engineering excellence . Here we bring you the eight most accurate moon phases currently fitted into a wristwatch. Join us on this odyssey through space and time.
Over the twenty-odd years he’s been buying “serious” watches, GaryG has purchased more pieces bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name than any other, by far. Within the Jaeger-LeCoultre pantheon, one watch sub-group stands out for him: the Reverso. Between his wife and he, they’ve bought a total of seven Reverso models. Given that, why add another? In this instance, the Reverso Tribute to 1931?
The ‘perpetual’ Atmos by Jaeger-LeCoultre is made even more interesting by collaborations with celebrated designer Marc Newson; the Swiss manufacture and the Australian designer have done three Atmos variations together. I had a chance to speak with Newson upon the release of the latest collaborative clock, the Atmos 568. And some of his answers to my eager questions were a bit surprising.