Long known for vintage movements and colorful traditional dials, the relatively modern (founded in 1946) firm of Dubey & Schaldenbrand is currently reviving itself with an even more modern set of design values. Its latest Grand Shar DBT Ti Tourbillon ($127,500) is housed in grade 5 titanium specially treated by an electroplasma oxidation process to […]
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The 201 is the result of three years of research and development by a five-man team at Urwerk. In this innovative timepiece, time is displayed using telescopic minute hands operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites. The new Linear 100 Year Plus Indicator, inspired by the odometer of a car, keeps […]
The Freak turned watchmaking on its head when it was unveiled. The arrangement of parts was so unorthodox—it essentially had no true case. The crystal and the bezel were actually part of the movement; the Freak had no crown, no hands, and the movement pivoted to indicate time. It contained fewer parts than the simplest […]
The Trilogy Set pays homage to three famous names in astronomy: Galileo, Copernicus, and Johannes Kepler. The first in the trilogy is the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei, which indicates the position of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth. It also tells sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk, moon phases, moonrise, moonset, and eclipses of sun […]
The Classique Grande Complication is a double-tourbillon wristwatch in 950 platinum that features a hand-wound movement with a ring-shape dial forming a flange in 18-karat silvered gold, and a chapter ring with Roman numerals. The hour hand is an extension of the bridge supporting the two tourbillon carriages. Engine-turned by hand, a center plate featuring […]
The Hautlence HL07 stands out with an exterior design that provides depth and a great view of the mechanical movement. The HL07 uses three distinct offset dials, one each for hours, minutes, and seconds, on a same plane. The HL07 timepieces are individually numbered and released in strictly limited editions of 88 timepieces per model. […]
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