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SPEEDY TUESDAY – BID ON A FLOWN SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL

SPEEDY TUESDAY – BID ON A FLOWN SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has spent 879 days in space, during 5 different missions. It is about 50 days more than the second record holder (also a cosmonaut). During Padalka’s International Space Station Expedition 31/32, he wore an Omega Speedmaster Professional. Now, this watch is being offered at an auction this ...

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TISSOT BALLADE POWERMATIC 80 COSC – HANDS ON REVIEW

TISSOT BALLADE POWERMATIC 80 COSC – HANDS ON REVIEW

Technological development has always been one of the key features of Tissot. Tissot has several achievements under their belts. Did you know for instance that they assembled the first non-magnetic watch in 1929? Or that Tissot was the first company to release watches made of plastic, stone and wood? Surely, once the ...

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OUR CATAWIKI FAVORITES – EDITOR’S CHOICE

OUR CATAWIKI FAVORITES – EDITOR’S CHOICE

We have partnered with Catawiki to bring you a selection of interesting watches they’ve auctioned. Different from the other auctioneers in the market, Catawiki started originally in 2008 as a website where collectors could manage and keep track of their collections (comics for example). Then, because of growing ...

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WHY I BOUGHT A BESPOKE MADE CHRONOGRAPH FROM BRÜGGLER

WHY I BOUGHT A BESPOKE MADE CHRONOGRAPH FROM BRÜGGLER

One of our long time readers and friends, Boris Pjanic, told us about his Brüggler chronograph. A new brand from Zürich, specialized in creating bespoke chronograph watches. Even though Boris considers himself to be a vintage watch guy, he was intrigued by the story of owners Katarina and Michael (Brüggler) when he ...

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ADAC GT MASTERS IN HOCKENHEIM WITH CERTINA – A PHOTO ESSAY

ADAC GT MASTERS IN HOCKENHEIM WITH CERTINA – A PHOTO ESSAY

Living in the South West of Germany has its perks; it’s the warmest area of the country, the scenery is breathtaking and France and Switzerland are just a stone throw away. Two of the legendary Germany circuits are also within short driving distance. The Nürburgring is only a few hours drive for me but Hockenheim is ...

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FRATELLO WATCHES X GRAND SEIKO READER’S JOURNEY – PART 2

FRATELLO WATCHES X GRAND SEIKO READER’S JOURNEY – PART 2

In part 1 you’ve read that during our reader’s journey to Japan, we’ve been visiting the Grand Seiko manufacture in Shiojiri. In that location, we witnessed the creation of Grand Seiko and Credor models, using their Spring Drive and 9F quartz movements. We also had a workshop in polishing cases in the ‘zaratsu’ style ...

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SPEEDY TUESDAY – THE TIMELY WRIST CALENDAR

SPEEDY TUESDAY – THE TIMELY WRIST CALENDAR

A topic that kept our friend TLIGuy occupied for a while has to do with the use of calendars by astronauts during their mission. In fact, he asked a few astronauts about the H-shaped calendar they wore on their JB Champion bracelets, and at some point, he received an answer by one of them via e-mail.

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UNIVERSAL GENEVE SENNA 41 – 52MONDAYZ, WEEK #41

UNIVERSAL GENEVE SENNA 41 – 52MONDAYZ, WEEK #41

In the late 1990’s Universal Geneve teamed up with the Ayrton Senna Institute (IAS). Founded in 1994 by Ayrtons Senna’s family and presided by Viviane Senna. Viviane being Ayrton’s sister, and mother of Formula One driver Bruno Senna.

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IN DETAIL – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH MANUFACTURE

IN DETAIL – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH MANUFACTURE

Forget about the level of difficulty concerning perpetual calendar or even tourbillon movements. A chronograph movement is the toughest to design and produce. Perhaps the reason why Audemars Piguet is able to come up with the craziest complications, but not (yet) with their own in-house chronograph. Peter Stas, CEO of ...

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