With the new Régulateur Squelette (calibre FB-T.FC-RS) Ferdinand Berthoud introduced a strategy to limit by movement. At Geneva Watch Days 2021, we sat together with them and now want to share insights collected and some snapshots taken, plus our first impressions/thoughts.

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…

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!

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’…

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 …

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

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