Keep it up your sleeve: Invention Piece 1 from Greubel Forsey

Does Hand Finishing Matter? A Collector’s View Of Movement Decoration (Archive)

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?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso tribute to Ferdinand Hodler

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Métiers Rares Enamel Tribute To Ferdinand Hodler: Artistic Grandeur, Very Swiss

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).

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 with chocolate dial and complementary leather strap

If Shoes Make The Man, Then The Strap Must Make The Watch: Watchmaking And Leather, A Love Story

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.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 1 Alarm in platinum

Complete Overview Of The Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox Line (Archive)

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.

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Planétarium on the wrist

Video: Elizabeth And Ian Discuss SIHH 2018 Standouts With The Watches TV

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.

Lume shot: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date glowing in the dark

6 New Watches In Jaeger-LeCoultre 2018 Polaris Collection Including A New Memovox Model

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.

Andreas Strehler Lune Exacte

The 8 Most Accurate Moon Phase Wristwatches (Archive)

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.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Reverso 1931

Why I Bought It: Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Reverso 1931 (Archive)

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?

Atmos 568 by Jaeger-LeCoultre designed by Marc Newsom

Talking With Marc Newson: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Favorite ‘Clock Designer’ Styles New Atmos 568

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.