Originally launched in 2005, this model features a few upgrades, most notably the new dial variation and mechanical self-winding movement now showing the date. The timepiece, which comes with a hand-stitched alligator strap, is available in both white and rose gold. Inside Information: While the 5296 is also a classical Calatrava, the self-winding movement contains […]
The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196 was originally launched in 1932. Although the style has remained the same, the modern updates include a larger case size and a yellow-gold dial. Inside Information: This simple round watch is actually one of the most influential designs of the 20th century, and this subtly updated model perfectly embodies the […]
Ulysse Nardin’s first completely in-house automatic movement was introduced on the 160th anniversary of the company. The Caliber 160 uses escape wheels made from silicon. Because it has two wheels instead of one (as in the Swiss-lever escapement), the mass of these wheels had to be radically reduced so that the power supply to the […]
The 18-karat gold movement contains the F.P. Journe free-sprung chronometer balance. Twin barrels work in parallel to deliver stable power for much of their 50-hour power reserve (indicated). Through the display back, the balance and escapement are mysteriously detached from the movement, beating without apparent motive power. Journe has put the connecting train under the […]
With its precision jumping-minute counter, fly-back mechanism, column-wheel gearing, 18,000 semi-oscillations, and outsize date, A. Lange & Söhne has given the chronograph a new look with the Datograph. Inside Information: Adolph Lange was building chronographs with a column-wheel construction as early as 1868. The Datograph was first presented in 1999, only five years after the […]
This timepiece combines a black grand feu enameled dial with a scratch-resistant black ceramic case. Each hand-crafted enameled dial has an individual limited- series number painted on it, self-winding mechanical movement, 68-hour power reserve, and is water-resistant to 30 meters. Inside Information: Because ceramic shrinks by one-third during firing, the mold size must be scientifically […]
The 8-Day Power Reserve features a platinum case and opaline dial and 192-hour power reserve with indication of the power reserve on the dial, and is water-resistant to 100 meters. It’s equipped with a titanium base, an adjusting screw system, and Breguet overcoil balance spring.
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