Tag: Parmigiani watch

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

The Longer The Better: 5 Watches With Exceptional Power Reserves

A little power goes a long way. One could say that a mechanical watch’s power reserve provided by a mainspring, or several, is akin to a car’s fuel tank, but it’s not that simple. Be it automatic or hand-wound, the average mechanical watch movement provides a power reserve of 42 hours, give or take, about … Continued

Hublot Sapphire LaFerrari

The Hour Glass Presents Christmas Wanderlust For Him And For Her

As the season of Christmas draws upon us, The Hour Glass puts together a specially handpicked collection of timepieces for Him and for Her. Christmas in the tropics inspire wanderlust; as the year draws to closure, it is the most opportune time to venture out for a mini-getaway, a joint adventure with loved ones, or … Continued

The Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Jewellery entices in full-bloom effect of a diamond-encrusted dial with two lotus motifs beautifully set on the watch face.

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.
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