Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the Roger W. Smiths ´Great Britain` and we ´the eclecticum` added some context

“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Roger W Smith – ´Great Britain`

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the Roger W Smiths ´Great Britain` and we ´the eclecticum` added some context
Manufacture Royale Opéra Tourbillon Minute Repeater Silicon Escapement

„Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Manufacture Royale – ‘Opéra’ Minute Repeater

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the Manufacture Royale ‘Opéra’ Minute Repeater - plus some context by “the eclecticum”
Patrimony - retrograde perpetual calendar - Boutique Edition Geneva - LE 25the eclecticum

Eclectic Sunday: three very different perpetual calendars from Vacheron Constantin

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For today I have chosen one of the best known (or can we even say common) `Grand Complications` - the perpetual calendar from one of the power houses of Swiss fine watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin is close to my heart, especially for the ´delicacies` they can offer from time to time – even when those are quite often like a hidden secret to the public.
URWERK – Snapshot´s ´UR-T8 RAPTOR` - a one-of-a-kind art piece to support charity by ART IN TIME (Monaco), engraved by Johnny “King Nerd” Dowellthe eclecticum

URWERK: Snapshot´s of the ´UR-T8 RAPTOR` - a one-of-a-kind art piece to support charity

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A long-term project from ART IN TIME (Monaco) with local and philanthropic engagement in mind was launched with a unique URWERK time-/art piece ´UR-T8 RAPTOR` in 2020. This time they support the Monaco Red Cross, and Covid-19 was partly responsible
Jaeger-LeCoultre JLC Master Control Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon 2020

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Hands-On with the new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon for 2020

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A delight for the seasoned collector, as the details of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon outshine its complexity
Linde Werdelin – SpidoSpeed DLCGuy Lucas de Peslouan

„Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Linde Werdelin – SpidoSpeed DLC

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the Linde Werdelin ´SpidoSpeed DLC` - plus some context by “the eclecticum”
Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime Minute RepeaterGuy Lucas de Peslouan

„Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Louis Vuitton – Escale Worldtime Minute Repeater

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the Louis Vuitton ´Escale Worldtime Minute Repeater` - plus some context by “the eclecticum”
Glashütte Original Senator Alfred Helwig Flying Tourbillon 1920 Limited Edition

Glashütte Original: Hands-On with the new Senator Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920

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We got an exclusive view on the watch which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Flying Tourbillon: the Glashütte Original Senator Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920, limited to 25 pieces
George Daniels Co-Axial Anniversary Watch

„Guy's Eclectic Choice of The Week”: George Daniels – Co-Axial Anniversary Watch

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images on the George Daniels ´Co-Axial Anniversary Watch` and we “the eclecticum” added some context
Laurent Ferrier – Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral Guy Lucas de Peslouan artsightGuy Lucas de Peslouan

„Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Laurent Ferrier – Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images on the Laurent Ferrier ´Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral` and we “the eclecticum” added some context
Hublot Classic Fusion Flying Tourbillon

Gold Dust: a surprisingly timeless and restrained Hublot: the Classic Fusion Flying Tourbillon

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A token for the *other* side of Hublot's recent story: the Classic Fusion Flying Tourbillon of 2006
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„Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Cabestan ´Winch Tourbillon Vertical`

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images on the Cabestan ´Winch Tourbillon Vertical` vertical tourbillon with constant force delivered by the fusée-and-chain
Patek Philippe Ref. 5004A Perpetual Calendar Rattrapante Split-Second Chronograph stainless steel CHR 27-70

Gold Dust: the elusive Patek Philippe Ref. 5004A Split-Seconds Perpetual Calendar Chronograph – in steel!

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A watch at the apex of an eminent manufacturer, the Patek Philippe 5004A Split-Seconds Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is as eclectic as it is miraculous
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“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Hajime Asaoka - Project T

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images on the Hajime Asaoka Project T Tourbillon, a masterpiece with Art Deco elements and sophisticated technical solutions
Jean Daniel Nicolas 2-Minute Tourbillon Daniel Roth

“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Jean Daniel Nicolas 2-Minute Tourbillon

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the Jean Daniel Nicolas 2-Minute Tourbillon, a masterpiece conceived & made by Daniel Roth
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Eclectic Sunday – Vacheron Constantin Historiques Aronde 1954

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... if only the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Aronde 1954 was as pure as I (then) wished it to be ...
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Glashütte Original SeaQ and SeaQ Panorama Date at the “Kaiserpokal 2020”

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Fine German watchmaking and classical sailing boats meet at the Berliner Yacht Club – one of the oldest sailing clubs of Germany. GO SeaQ and SeaQ Panorama Date right in the middle.
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“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: C3H5N3O9’s Experiment ZR012 Nitro

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on C3H5N3O9’s Experiment ZR012 Nitro – a collaborative watch with a display based on a Wankel engine’s epitrochoid ‘piston’
Roger Dubuis Hommage Condottieri RD27 Cyma Tavannes Cal. 507 586 chronometer Besançon Grand Feu enamel Poinçon de Geneve Geneva Seal

Gold Dust: the Roger Dubuis Hommage 'Condottieri'

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Some ultra-fine simple timepieces irrestably burst of watchmaking content, and the Roger Dubuis Hommage ‘Condottieri’ is certainly one of them
A. Lange & Söhne

„Homage to F. A. Lange”: 1815 Thin, 1815 Rattrapante & Tourbograph Perpetual - 175th anniversary of Saxon fine watchmaking

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Three “Homage to F. A. Lange” novelties featuring special movement decorations and dials dedicated to Ferdinand Adolph Lange. 175 years ago, he opened his first workshop in Glashütte, thus laying the cornerstone for the Saxonian art of watchmaking
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“Guy's Eclectic Choice of The Week”: François Quentin's 4N MVT01 D01 Digital Watch

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on François Quentin's 4N MVT01 D01, a watch with a kinetic digital time display
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“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Bernhard Lederer's – Gagarin Tourbillon

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Bernhard Lederer's Gagarin, a flying orbital tourbillon
Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle Tourbillon David Candaux central flying tourbillon

“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Fonderie 47 – Inversion Principle Tourbillon

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Fonderie 47’s Inversion Principle Tourbillon
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“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: De Bethune – DB 25 IX Inframonde Maya

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on De Bethune´s DB 25 IX Inframonde Maya
Girard-Perregaux Classique Elegance Ref. 49520 manufacture rose gold in-house

Gold Dust: the Girard-Perregaux Classique Elegance Ref. 49520

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With Girard-Perregaux making not only its movements, but also cases, bracelets and buckles in-house, the Classique Elegance is a truly thoroughbred watch
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Snapshot: A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus - for today it´s some live pictures with “German” context from Berlin – Museum Island & neighbourhood

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Odysseus – given the name I thought it could be nice to show the watch from A. Lange & Söhne together with some impressions from the Pergamon Museum, part of the Museum Island Berlin
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Novelty: hands-on with the MING 18.01 H41 (live pictures)

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Titanium (MING 18.01 H41) - water resistant to 1000 meter, functional and reliable for diving …
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“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Bovet – Tourbillon Virtuoso

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Bovet´s Tourbillon Virtuoso
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“Guy´s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Grönefeld – Parallax Tourbillon 1912

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Grönefeld´s – the horological brothers – Parallax Tourbillon 1912
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date 2020 wristshot

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Hands-On with the new Master Control Collection

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With the 2020 edition of its Master Control Collection, the ‘watchmaker’s watchmaker’ Jaeger-LeCoultre proves its fame
Daniel Roth Double-Face Tourbillon Ref. 187 Ming Thein

Gold Dust: the early Daniel Roth Double-Face Tourbillon Ref. 187

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The Daniel Roth Double-Faced Tourbillon Ref. 187 has that heft, solidity and old-world charm – masterfully illustrated with photography by Ming Thein
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"Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Audemars Piguet - Chronograph Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on AP´s Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher
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Snapshot – URWERK UR-111C Black Cobra, pictures and musings

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UR-111C an unconventional watch, that still represents traditional values of fine watchmaking if you go in detail. Polarizing, for sure!
Urban Jurgensen 1140 red gold case Guy Lucas de Paslouan guillocheGuy Lucas de Peslouan

Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Urban Jürgensen - Reference 1140

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Urban Jürgensen´s Reference 1140
Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph automatic coaxial crown

Montblanc: Hands-On with the new 1858 Monopusher Chronograph

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A watch which surprises through its tactile qualities, and also one which is closer to history as it appears at first sight
Glashütte Original Senator Limited Edition 2020 wristshot

Glashütte Original: Hands-On with the new Senator Chronometer Limited Edition 2020

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With a refreshed design resembling marine chronometers and a finely gold-coloured movement, a technically advanced sleeper timekeeper finally awakes
Kees Engelbarts Engraving Skeleton Tourbillon Mokume Gane

“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Kees Engelbarts Skeleton Tourbillon

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on one of the most eminent watch engraver artists
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Eclectic Sunday – paradigms and context, musings only

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The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1A an example to question your paradigms and some added context from Saxony.
Suissemecanica SM8 chronograph monopusher crown protector GMT

“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Suissemecanica SM8 Chrono

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on a watch with surprising details brought to life by a passionate husband-and-wife team
Parmigiani Ionica Hebdomadaire red gold mother-of-pearl

Gold Dust: the Parmigiani Ionica Hebdomadaire – the aesthetic and watchmaking vision of Michel Parmigiani, concentrated

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Also, a splendid reminder to a time when in-house movements were really exotic - particularly if they were of tonneau shape and exceeded more than one-week power reserve
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A showcase that represents the current watch industry well. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore - 44mm -

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Royal Oak Offshore - sophisticated solutions and materials meet classical design approaches - executed on a high (industrial) level
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone 2020 yellow gold champagne Boutique-Edition white gold black pink gold argentéthe eclecticum

Novelty - A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone 2020

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A new time-zone watch from A. Lange & Söhne, with a new manufacture calibre (L141.1)
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Snapshot - tourbillons from F.P. Journe, Omega and Greubel Forsey

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Tourbillons - precision tools, technical marvels or just a feast for the eyes?!
Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar steampunk inhouse movement Guy Lucas de Peslouan

“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Vianney Halter Antiqua

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the watch which defined ‘steampunk’ and put a now legendary watchmaker forever on the map of collectors
Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite Blue OMEGA Seamaster green new colours 2020
Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8 gold ruthenium inhouse Guy Lucas de Peslouan

“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Kari Voutilainen Model Vingt-8

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on Kari Voutilainen's first watch with a Ruthenium-coated movement
Hervé Morard MRV Luminova M1-01 Angelus 216 titaniumGuy Lucas de Peslouan

“Guy's Eclectic Choice of The Week” – watchmaker Hervé Morard from MRV Watch and his first watch M1-01

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the first watch from the watchmaker Hervé Morard - M1-01
Ludovic Ballouard The Upside Down Milky WayGuy Lucas de Peslouan

"Guy's Eclectic Choice of The Week": Ludovic Ballouard The Upside Down << Milky Way >>

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Photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the first (and only) watch with a dial created using milk
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone "Buenos Aires"the eclecticum

Snapshot - Lange 1 Timezone "Buenos Aires"

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A beautiful way to deal with or to dream about time zones by A. Lange & Söhne. For international business and/or musings ...
Richard Mille RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph Carbon fiber platineGuy Lucas de Peslouan

"Guy's Eclectic Choice of The Week": Richard Mille RM 004

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Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the first watch with carbon movement plates
Antiquorum Auction May 2020 Patek Philippe Ref. 2554 Manta Ray Cartier Crash Watch Daniel Roth Tourbillon Regulator
Faberge Visionnaire Tourbillon flying Renaud Papi guillochage wristshot

Eclectic Sunday: intimate moments with the Fabergé Visionnaire Tourbillon

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Fabergé lets their timepieces tell the story of the jewellery house – with the Visionnaire Tourbillon as an apt narrator
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 James Bond No Time to Die Edition Titanium Grade 2 NAIAD LOCK-System METAS certified Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 NATO strap military timepiece double-0 agents Bond-Factor NATO strap wristshotthe eclecticum

OMEGA: Snapshot on the Seamaster Diver 300M, 007 Edition

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The Secret Agent’s timekeeper just got a credible functional update and bit more… secret & pure
Glashütte Original Sixties Annual Edition 2020 Glacier Blue