Tag: breguet

Ringing In The New Year: Three Repeaters To Be Merry About

By Low Ka Wei Like most complications, the repeater is an anachronism. Invented at a time when Thomas Edison’s great-grandparents had yet to even be conceived, it was targeted at an extremely tiny sliver of the market: wealthy people whose nocturnal timekeeping needs exceeded those offered by the hourly bells of town’s clock tower, but … Continued

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1

The Art Of Guilloché In 3 Questions

By Olivier Müller “Guilloché work: extremely varied pattern of crossing or interlaced lines, giving a decorative effect. Guilloché work is no longer in fashion”. This delicious definition comes from the Berner, the historic unofficial dictionary of watchmaking, written in 1961 – hence this note by Mr Berner himself: “guilloché work is no longer in fashion”! … Continued

The Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727 has a beautiful guilloché engraved dial.

Thin Is In: 5 Slimmest Tourbillon Watches For Gents

By Low Ka Wei The tiny rotating mechanical cage that mesmerises watch afficionadoes used to put them in a conundrum: how to properly carry such a complication, which normally adds bulk to a watch, in a formal setting. Thankfully, slimming down the tourbillon is a preoccupation of fine watchmakers who, apart from addressing a need, … Continued

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon uses ball bearings in place of pivots to shave off precious millimetres.

5 Beautiful And Complicated Watches For Women

By Ariel Adams The wristwatch started out as an item exclusively for women and up until World War I was considered far too feminine for most men to wear. Fashion changed of course and from a technological perspective it is men’s watches that have shaped the innovative landscape over the last several decades. Trends are … Continued

The Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye jewellery tourbillon with golden bridge sets the high-end horological framework for decorative engraved floral face.
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