Tag: Zenith

Expert’s Pick – Great Watches From Baselworld 2017

2017 may be a relatively slow year for the watch industry, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some excellent new watches collectors should be eager to get their hands on. Baselworld 2017 was marked by sensibility and refinement. In times like these the best brands spent extra time focusing on what consumers actually want. In … Continued

Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph PEEK Carbon

Zenith’s History In Aviator’s Watches

Zenith’s Pilot Type 20 collection of aviator’s timepieces didn’t come out of the blue. In fact, the brand has a rich and long pedigree in this specialised field of watches, dating back the early 20th century, back to the birth of aviation itself. The Blériot Era and The Zenith Special The history of Zenith Pilot’s … Continued

Zenith A.Cairelli and Heritage Cronometro Tipo

Counting Time: Four Great – And Affordable – Chronographs

Use it to record your laps and to avoid parking over the time limit, or simply play with the mesmerising seconds hand. Chronographs, I have long argued, are one of the most useful complications out there – second probably to the calendar. And they are also sold at accessible price points, making them a great … Continued

IWC, Omega, TAG Heuer & Zenith

Watches With Tech Cred That Don’t Break The Bank

It’s a sign of the times when one-percenters start bragging not about their lavish spending habits, but about how little they’ve forked out for, say, a timepiece or their summer vacation. This newfound value-consciousness isn’t limited to ultra high net worth individuals, however; across the board, we’re noticing folks of all stripes treading cautiously with … Continued

Rolex Air King 116900

Explaining Constant Force In Mechanical Watches

One of the main obstacles in reliable mechanical timekeeping is the unstable delivery of power to the movement’s regulator (meaning the escapement). When the main spring is fully wound, the power transmitted via the gear train to keep the escapement ticking is strong. But once the main spring is almost run down, the torque will … Continued

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum constant force mechanism
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