GEVENA WATCH DAYS 2021 and more: On the rise of individuality, the consequences of success and moral hazards. Insights, Snaphots & Thoughts
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