Hands-on. Snapshots, thoughts, and details about the ´Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Carbonium – Exception Collection – burgundy` from ROMAIN GAUTHIER, an eclectic approach of to fine contemporary watchmaking

ONLY WATCH: MB&F HM10 Panda. ´SNAPSHOT(s)` with lots of hands-on pictures by ´the eclecticum´, next to a series of illustrations created by Lee Yuen-Rapati (@onehourwatch) and the official press release (text)

Shaped watches are always for those with the most eclectic tastes – the Vacheron Constantin Prestige 1972 sits at the apex of this genre, and this not only because of its asymmetric design…

After a few more or less limited re-editions, the lovely Zenith A86 resurfaces permanently as Chronomaster Original

In a trend to return to ‘reasonable’ sizes, the new IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch 43 hits a perfect middle ground, but it may also be the real ‘PuristS’ Choice’…

‘Sustainability’ is a troubled keyword. In the watch industry, brands are adding ‘vegan’ straps. We had our hands on a charming option from Austria, the Hirsch WINE making use of real wine leaves. Is it a valid alternative yet?

Some snapshots and brief thoughts about the ´UR-111C` from URWERK, a machine for the wrist that happens to show the time

Unisex yet sexy! The ´Little Lange 1 Moon phase – white gold blue dial` from A. Lange & Söhne. Some snapshots, facts, and brief impressions.

Auction season is approaching, a there are a number of true collector’s delights to marvel (and perhaps bid?) at amongst the offerings – some combining watchmaking excellence in dangerous concentration

Ever since I saw this Minerva Pythagore at the manufacture in Villeret I was on a hunt – only more than 5 years later I found one – in my backyard!