Here’s our take on the Academy’s selection of the 2021 GPHG finalists – an event overdue for some fresh thinking…

Hands-on with MING ´17.09 BLUE` – a novelty for 2021 but (also) sold out already. Lots of livfe pictures (on strap and bracelet) and some thoughts about a masterpiece of design that might not be to everyone’s taste

True luxury might not cost a lot of money and might even come form unsuspected places (Indonesia here), but it requires taste, a bit of imagination, but the result is deeply satisfying – if you work with the right people!

The tourbillon turned from an ingenious device to fight gravitational errors into a place holder for fine watchmaking of inflationary abundance. We’ll attempt to highlight its highs and lows, and discuss its future

How Vacheron Constantin created the ´American 1921 Piece Unique`: When one of the ´Holy Trinity` comes across like an independent artisan …

Hands-on with A. Lange & Söhne ´1815 Rattrapante Honeygold` with real live life pictures – and a competitor on par

Noted collector, industry insider and now also watch producer William Massena embarked on a mission to revive the forgotten art of ‘true’ gilt dials – a high rejection rate allowed for only two hand full of Archetype 0.0 watches to be made

In search for a ‘serious’ watch with credible history, stylish, reliable but not too expensive? The Hamilton Intra-Matic chronographs come to mind. Now available with automatic and manual wind movements, and a few subtle differences

What looks like just a smaller case and a new dial for IWC’s classic Pilot’s Chronograph is indeed an upgrade that recalls the traditional ‘engineer type watchmaking’ of IWC

A first meeting with shoemaker Leonard Kahlcke and no intention to start a new bespoke project on my side … and then life came in between