Introducing – The New MB&F HM9 Sapphire Vision (Live Pics & Price)

MB&F’s retro-futuristic HM9 sails into 2021 with a sapphire crystal case revealing every component of its anatomy. Like the HM3 FrogX tenth-anniversary editions in sapphire crystal presented at the end of 2020, four limited editions of the HM9 with sapphire crystal cases join the HM9 fleet. First launched in 2018, the HM9 Flow takes its […]

Introducing – De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon (Live Pics & Price)

De Bethune launches the DB Kind of Two Tourbillon, a double-sided or pivoting watch with two distinct faces and two distinct moods. A beautiful fusion of past and present, one side of the watch reveals a contemporary design with a tourbillon; the other reveals a more traditional face. Let’s take a closer look at yet […]

Introducing – The Urwerk UR-100V T-Rex

You can call Urwerk watches by many names, but shy or conservative aren’t part of this vocabulary. Daring, bold, provocative, futuristic, unusual, these are perfect ways to describe these complex and avant-garde creations. Apart from the watches inspired by sci-fi and space exploration, one of the most striking models ever was the UR-105 T-Rex, a […]

Independent Watchmaking – In Conversation with A One-Of-A-Kind Watchmaker, Vianney Halter

Stepping into Vianney Halter’s workshop in Sainte-Croix is an unforgettable experience. Inside, a wonderful mix of old watchmaking machines are humming alongside aeroplane parts, monumental clocks, books, drawings, engines and raw materials. It is exactly the workshop you have dreamed about, and yet everything is a surprise. Xavier Markl, MONOCHROME – How did a Parisian […]

Introducing – The Ming 27.02 Gradient Guilloché

The strapline for Ming watches on the internet, “designed in Kuala Lumpur, made in Switzerland”, gives you an inkling that Ming is not your traditional watch brand. Ming Thein, a renowned commercial photographer from Malaysia, was one of the six founding fathers of the brand that arrived on the scene in 2017 with the 17.01. […]

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In-Depth – The Vianney Halter Deep Space Resonance Prototype (Live Pics)

Craftsmen like Vianney Halter are a rare breed. Vianney Halter made a name for himself on the independent watchmaking scene during the 1990s with timepieces unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Creation takes time, patience and perseverance for this inspired, independent spirit… In 2013, the presentation of his Deep Space triple-axis Tourbillon put an end to […]

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Introducing – Ressence Type 1 Squared X Time by Colour

Celebrating ten years of life, today Ressence presents the fourth and final piece in its Collection X. Challenging the traditional concept of displaying time with hands, Ressence has created a new visual language for telling the time. Renowned for its distinctive ‘beyond hands’ display, Ressence watches tell the time with revolving sub-dials powered by the […]

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Hands-on – De Bethune DB28 Steel Wheels Sapphire Tourbillon

Last year, De Bethune celebrated the tenth anniversary of its flagship DB28 model and the second anniversary of its openworked DB28 Steel Wheels. The idea behind the first DB28 Steel Wheels of 2018 was to open the dial to reveal the movement’s contemporary architecture. With this DB28 Steel Wheels Sapphire Tourbillon unveiled during Geneva Watch […]

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Hands-on – The Revamped F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel

F.P. Journe, as one of the most revered contemporary independent watchmakers, needs no introduction. His work has been acclaimed by many collectors, especially his focus on chronometry – including his work on resonance or constant force – and complications. With such a background, it almost feels like a prerequisite for Journe to have a perpetual […]

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