Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic: from an historical collection, new models full of innovation

30 November 2015 | ,

October 2015: Jaeger-LeCoultre chooses an unconventional month to introduce some beautiful novelties, far from the International watchmaking fairs. We are talking about the new watches from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic collection: the True Second and the Universal Time. Before introducing the novelties, a fascinating digression about the current Geophysic collection, that is becoming a true watch…

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SIHH 2015 trends #4: materials

2 February 2015 | , , ,

Research in watchmaking works toward mechanics improvement, but also toward esthetics. Materials is an important field for research for both directions. The new Carbotech case material, introduced by Panerai, answers to the need of a light and resistant case. In order to produce the plates of carbotech that form each of the components of the…

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SIHH 2015 trends #1: black watches

23 January 2015 | , , ,

Black is back! And is the protagonist at SIHH 2015 Geneva watchmaking fair. A new version of the Datograph Up-Down by A. Lange & Söhne was introduced, with a black dial on a pink gold case. Also Vacheron Constantin completed its Patrimony and Malte collection with four rose gold and black face watches. The black…

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Virtuosity on seconds hand: complicating the essential

24 May 2014 | , , , ,

The seconds hand is fundamental in watches, especially in the automatic ones, since it indicates the flow of time, and shows the correct functioning of the watch. In mechanical watches, the seconds’ hand is naturally decentrated, because it is placed on the second’ wheel. By modifying the wheel train, thus adding a complication to the…

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SIHH 2014 trends: small jewels

7 February 2014 | , , , ,

At the Geneva Fair, small dimensions confirm to be a trend for ladies wrists. Here the proposals by Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin and Parmigiani Fleurier.

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SIHH 2014 trends: openworks

1 February 2014 | , , ,

Skeleton works in evidence at SIHH 2014. Vacheron Constantin introduces a skeleton watch collection, within the Métiers D’Art tradition. The small openworked parts are engraved following the orders of ancient train stations. Cartier unveils a bi-color openwork on the rose gold Tank MC: the superior face of the roman numbers is black, while the angles…

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SIHH 2014 trends: the chocolate colour

30 January 2014 | , , , ,

The brown will appear on the elegant wrists on 2014, both for ladies and men. Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces the 1931 Tribute Reverso with brown dial and leather strap, recalling the bond among Polo and the Reverso case’s origin. Lange & Söhne chooses the brown to dress its elegant watches for lady, the Saxonia Soirée in white…

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SIHH 2014 trends: Earth appears within complicated watches

29 January 2014 | , , ,

Planet Earth appears on the dials (or on the back!) of some of the most complicated watches, in order to complete the reading of moon phases or  the world’s time zones. The Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna” combines precision, inventiveness, and design competence. It features an orbital moon-phase display, a perpetual calendar with the Lange…

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