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 …
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
Paul Gerber is perhaps the most subtly ironic watchmaker – always ready with a charming watchmaking twist – such as this ‘bi-nique’ Cal. 41 wristwatch with switchable jumping/permanent seconds and triple rotors
The Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon Resonance shows the universe space-time continuum on your wrist – and this without any astronomical indication
Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Vianney Halter´s ´Classic Janvier – Moon and Sun` and we ´the eclecticum` added some context
Marco Lang presents his first watch in the ´Zweigesicht` series and is called ´Zweigesicht-1` a changeable watch with two faces, with a new complication ´shock-indication` … – inspired by fine watchmaking from Saxony (Germany), 18th and 19th century
Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the A. Favre & Fils ´Phoenix 10.2 – Pure` – plus some context by ´the eclecticum`
Some snapshots and brief thoughts about the ´Logical One – Byzantine` (unique piece) from Romain Gauthier, a masterpiece on many levels showcasing several crafts at their best.
There are signs for a relaunch, but what would this ‘new’ watch be without Ludwig Oechslin, Paul Gerber – and even without the MIH?