Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Edition

Montblanc Celebrates 110 Years With 2 Pocket Watches And Special Edition Wristwatches From The 4810 Collection

Mont Blanc is visible from just about everywhere in Geneva: the name of the highest mountain in the Alps means “white mountain” and it rises 4,808.73 meters above sea level. The summit comprises a thick dome of snow and ice, which makes exact measurements not only difficult, but also different depending on what time of year – and what year – the measurements are taken. This is why Montblanc added “4810,” the approximate height of Mont Blanc in meters, to its historical logo. And 4810 is also the name of a new themed collection making its debut at the 2016 edition of the SIHH.

Lume shot of the Urwerk EMC2

Presenting EMC2 Time Hunter By Urwerk: Ugly Duckling Takes First Step To Swanhood

The original EMC was designed from the outset to be a platform for validating Urwerk’s mechanical/electronic hybrid concept; to be a technical instrument rather than a full-fledged conventional wristwatch.

But EMC2 now looks like a wristwatch. I still wouldn’t call it pretty, not while sober anyway, but “good looking in a macho way” isn’t so much of a stretch.

IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55

9 Brand-New Pre-SIHH 2016 Watches By Jaeger-LeCoultre, Richard Mille, Piaget, Monthblanc And More

In this age of digital information, watch companies try to get ahead of the competition by releasing news on their new timepieces ahead of the big watch fairs. The 2016 edition is no different, and in honor of the upcoming 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), we present you with an overview of some of the new models that have already been revealed, including timepieces by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Richard Mille, Piaget, Montblanc, MB&F, H. Moser & Cie, HYT, and Roger Dubuis.

Particle physicist Harry Cliff at the 7th Forum de la Haute Horlogerie (photo courtesy www.point-of-views.ch)

Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity, The Future In Progress, And Watchmaking At The 2015 Federation De La Haute Horlogerie Forum

On November 25, 1915 Albert Einstein introduced his general theory of relativity to the scientific community in Berlin.

Now, on the 100th anniversary of this scientific milestone, the Federation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) poses the question through its seventh forum, entitled “The Future in Progress,” as to whether this theory is still relevant as a metaphor for out-of-the-box thinking in watchmaking.

The Urwerk EMC Pistol on the wrist

Urwerk Of Art: The EMC Pistol

The Urwerk EMC Pistol, an extremely limited edition of just five pieces, features a very intricate mix of hand-engraved artistry and groundbreaking technology. The EMC Pistol is an edition of the watch that closes the EMC line, which is really a test bed for the hybrid technology inside rather than a fully finished wristwatch.

1994 George Daniels co-axial four-minute tourbillon with Daniel's compact chronograph mechanism

Inside A Second: Chronograph Exhibition Featuring Many Of The Most Important Chronographs Ever Made

Among the many highlights of SalonQP 2015 was the “Inside a Second” exhibition of chronographs presented in partnership with the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie. The exhibition included the George Daniels co-axial four-minute tourbillon with Daniels’ compact chronograph mechanism. And that would have been enough chronograph for me all by itself, but there were many more highlights.

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Black Tourbillon at SalonQP 2015

SalonQP 2015 Roundup With A Few Of My Favorite Watches From The Fair

The Saatchi Gallery on Kings Road in trendy Chelsea has played host to SalonQP in London for the past four years. It is a fantastic venue and a great place for the brands attending to showcase their wares.

What an eclectic mix of brands and watches on show this year, too! Come with me on a virtual tour.

Top Only Watch lot: Patek Philippe Reference 5016A-010

You Are There: Attending The Only Watch Auction 2015 With Patek Philippe

Only Watch, the biennial charity auction on behalf of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research, has firmly established itself as a landmark event on the watch scene. This year’s sixth renewal of the event, serving as the kickoff for the autumn Geneva watch auction week, saw Patek Philippe donating the landmark piece for the event, a blue-dialed, steel-cased Reference 5016A-010, which hammered for more than $7 million.

The most accurate watch of 2015 as independently certified by the 2015 International Timing Competition was this Tissot Caliber A86.501 with an impressive score of 908/1000 points

Why The International Chronometry Competition Needs To Change Format Or Sink Into Total Irrelevance

A watch for me isn’t just a portable three-dimensional sculpture or piece of kinetic art, it is first − if not foremost − an instrument for telling the time. Like you, I’ve excitedly followed the animated discourse and heated debate after the results of the 2015 Chronometry Competition were announced. Oh, you missed that? Me too.

Greubel Forsey at Dubai Watch Week

Videos Of Dubai Watch Week

The inaugural Dubal Watch Week was organized by the Seddiqi watch retailing group in the Middle East. Here we share a couple of videos of the event by The Watches TV.