Tag: F.P. Journe

Time To Expect The Unexpected

You imagine certain watch brands to be exactly what you expect, consensual and predictable, true to traditions, believing in decades of coherent collections of watches. But you are sometimes wrong. Here are five unexpected, even controversial, watches from some of the most respected watchmakers. Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 Calatrava – a name … Continued

MB&F LM1

Tropical Shades – Five Watches With Brown Dials

One of the major features vintage collectors look for on vintage watches, especially on Rolex sports watches, are black dials that faded to brown over time, an effect that gave them the nickname “tropical” dials. While these faded dials are mostly in the realm of vintage timepieces, some brands have carried the look over to … Continued

Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti

The Masters Of Restoration

There’s more to being an independent watchmaker than meets the eye. And even more to it if you happen to be a watchmaker who has had a hand in restoration work. The thing is, a typical watchmaker’s education through WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program) or other similar programs is in fact rather … Continued

19th century Ovale pocket watch restored by Parmigiani

Thin Tourbillons – Five Of The Best

The tourbillon is actually older than widely believed, having been around for over 220 years. Contrary to popular belief, it was not invented in 1801 – that was the date Abraham-Louis Breguet patented the invention – rather he began working on it quite a bit earlier, around 1795. Despite two centuries having passed, that has … Continued

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon
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