Bell & Ross AeroGT For the First Time, a Watchmaker Makes a Car... and It's a Legit Concept Car. Meet the AeroGT.
Mar25

Bell & Ross AeroGT For the First Time, a Watchmaker Makes a Car... and It's a Legit Concept Car. Meet the AeroGT.

For the First Time, a Watchmaker Makes a Car… and It’s a Legit Concept Car. Meet the AeroGT and BR 03-92 and BR 03-94 Watches that Go with It. AeroGT. Good name for a concept car but not a name you’d expect from a watchmaker. Actually, there’s nothing about watchmaker Bell & Ross’ AeroGT concept car that’s expected. Just let that sink in for a second… the concept car was created by Bell...

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Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.
Nov11

Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.

Henry Graves, Jr’s Patek Philippe Supercomplication, The World’s Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby’s Auction for a Record $24 Million. First question that pops into mind when looking at the Henry Graves, Jr. Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch is a practical one. $24 million price tag aside, who would ever carry a pocket watch weighing a massive 1 pound 3 ounces (aka 536 grams) and...

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Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph
Mar29

Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph

The Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph may very well be the most controversial watch coming out of Baselworld 2014… In fact, this watch is probably the most controversial and divisive Patek Philippe in a long, long time.  I’ll give you a hint as to why… in Patek Philippe-speak the “1” stands for bracelet and the “A” stands for “Acier” which is French for steel. ...

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Arnold & Son Instrument CTB: First Dead-Beat Seconds Chronograph
Mar26

Arnold & Son Instrument CTB: First Dead-Beat Seconds Chronograph

It’s Baselworld 2014, ladies and gentlemen.  That means the best and the brightest of the watch world are exhibiting their latest and greatest innovations in the art of time-keeping.  It seems this year there is a fare amount of modern takes on brands’ old models… a rehashing and updating of manufactures’ past standard-bearers (more on that in a later post).  Arnold & Son, on the other hand, has created...

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Spirit Seafire: The First Speake-Marin Chronograph (UPDATE: Price)
Feb27

Spirit Seafire: The First Speake-Marin Chronograph (UPDATE: Price)

Peter Speake-Marin has some pretty stunning watches under his belt… some great complications, too.  But as of recently, the mainstay of the independent watch manufacture scene, Speake-Marin, had yet to produce a chronograph.  Thankfully, with Baselworld 2014 just around the corner, the brand has announced the Speake-Marin Spirit Seafire, the first-ever Speake-Marin chronograph.  And, it’s lovely.   In case you...

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Hamilton Chrono-Matic Caliber 11: 1st Auto Chronograph
Feb15

Hamilton Chrono-Matic Caliber 11: 1st Auto Chronograph

I love vintage Hamiltons.  I’ve already written about the Hamilton Thin-o-Matic and the Hamilton Ventura.  This post is on the the Hamilton Chrono-Matic Caliber 11 chronograph.  The year is 1969.  And, Omega has just sent a Speedmaster Professional chronograph to the moon strapped to the wrist of some NASA astronauts.  Sadly, the Omega Moon Watch was simply a manual wind.  Had it been an automatic, Neil Armstrong’s famous...

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The Zenith El Primero 410: A Triple-Date Chronograph
Jan09

The Zenith El Primero 410: A Triple-Date Chronograph

The original Zenith Calibre 410 is a rather highly revered and sought after watch.  That’s probably due in part to the fact that it has one of the best movements in the history of watch-dom, the El Primero automatic column-wheel chronograph.  The Zenith Calibre 410 is even complete with triple-calendar and moon phase.  Or, at least it was during its 1960 to 2000 production run. Now, there’s a new one to honor the...

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Here Is the New IWC Aquatimer Collection
Jan08

Here Is the New IWC Aquatimer Collection

IWC has been big on updates and renovations over the past few years.  The Aquatimer collection was rejiggered in 2009, Ingenieur in 2012 and IWC’s line of Pilot’s watches got its facelift just last year.  I guess for 2014, it’s the IWC Aquatimer collection’s turn again. As far as details are concerned, we’ll have to wait for the official debut at SIHH later this month.  But, here’s what we know so...

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Chopard Mille Miglia Zagato Chronograph [Pricing]
Nov02

Chopard Mille Miglia Zagato Chronograph [Pricing]

Zagato of Milan exists in a pantheon of royalty in the world of car design.  Their custom coachwork stands at the pinnacle of automotive beauty and extreme design.  I mean, just look at the Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial and the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial.  So, when I learned that Chopard would be teaming with Zagato to create two 500-piece limited editions of their Mille Miglia Chronograph, I was excited, to say the...

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Zenith El Primero Lightweight: A Lighter Side of El Primero
Oct05

Zenith El Primero Lightweight: A Lighter Side of El Primero

I really like Zenith watches.  I’ve had a Zenith Elite for about 8 years, and it’s been great.  Whenever there is a new Zenith to take a look at, I’m always excited, especially when it is one from the famed El Primero line.  So, now that Zenith is presenting an ultra-light variation of their much-lauded El Primero Striking 10th, TickTickVroom is keen to check it out.  It’s called the Zenith El Primero...

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