Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend
May09

Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend

Up until recently, my favorite watch designed for a supercar was the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 370 made for the Bugatti Veyron.  Not any more thanks to the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 “LaFerrari”.  Created to look like the engine block of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Hublot MP-05 is the latest scion of the marriage between Ferrari and Hublot, the latest Hublot Ferrari watch.   And, man it’s cool.  Much cooler, in...

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Ressence Type 3: An Inception Watch Controlled by Magnets Suspended in Liquid
Apr04

Ressence Type 3: An Inception Watch Controlled by Magnets Suspended in Liquid

My first thought when I saw the Ressence Type 3 is that it’s a bit of an inception watch, a dial within a dial within a dial.  Little did I know it is actually an inception watch controlled by magnets and suspended in liquid.  Intrigued?  I am.  Here’s how it works. At first glance, you’ll notice that the dial is curved along with the anti-reflective sapphire crystal.  That’s due to Ressence using a...

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The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7: A Clasically Inspired Modern Pilot’s Watch
Oct11

The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7: A Clasically Inspired Modern Pilot’s Watch

Longines Avigtation Watch Type A-7 Longines is celebrating their 180th anniversary this year, and they have been releasing some truly cool watches to celebrate.  The latest…the Longines Avigtation Watch Type A-7, a single register aviation-style chronograph in the best tradition of aviation watches from the first third of the twentieth century.   Type A-7 has a 50º Rotated Dial The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 is inspired...

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Nitroglycerine Watch Experiment: What Happens When MB&F and URWERK Join Forces?
Jun20

Nitroglycerine Watch Experiment: What Happens When MB&F and URWERK Join Forces?

C3H5N3O9 Nitroglycerine Watch is the chemical formula for nitroglycerine, by the way.  And, it’s also a watch company, sort of.  An “horological experiment” according the the madmen behind the C3H5N3O9 Experiment ZR012 watch.  I know.  That’s not the most inviting of names.  Almost as bad as McLaren’s MP4-12C GT3. Every chemistry student understands that when certain exotic components are mixed, a...

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SDW Hyperbar: Water Resistant to a Depth of 39,600 Feet
May28

SDW Hyperbar: Water Resistant to a Depth of 39,600 Feet

I like weird watches.  A watch that has some sort of extreme feature or function that sets it apart from the rest is fun.  But, in the ever proliferating interest manufacturers have in giving their timepieces unique complications, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a watch that is truly one-of-a-kind.  Thankfully, a company in Zürich, Switzerland called Chronotime AG makes the SDW Hyperbar.     The Hyperbar...

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Nordschleife Racetrack 85th Anniversary Watch
May28

Nordschleife Racetrack 85th Anniversary Watch

As evidenced by my fondness for the Girard-Perregaux Ferrari watches, I love it when the timepiece industry and the auto industry team up.  Cars and watches are a match made in heaven.  The two of them together are like steak and lobster, torque and horsepower, gin and vermouth.  So when a new car-watch duo comes to market, I am suitably excited.  This time is not different.  This pairing involves what is perhaps the most iconic...

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Vintage Hamilton Thin-o-Matic
May22

Vintage Hamilton Thin-o-Matic

With the rising popularity of styles from the 1960’s championed in the media by shows like Mad Men and the ill-fated Pan Am, it’s not surprising that the watch industry is bringing back updated versions of popular Don Draper-esque ’60s watches.  Vulcain Watches with their famous Cricket Alarm watch are making a comback.  Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Extra-Thin and Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 line...

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IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar
Apr28

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar

So, the US Navy Fighter Weapons School and its TOPGUN training program moved from Air Station Miramar to Naval Air Station Fallon in 1996.  Actually Miramar isn’t even a Navy facility anymore.  It belongs to the US Marine Corps.  But, don’t tell IWC. Former US NAS Miramar       Current US MCAS Miramar The Pliot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar is part of a line of Pilot’s Watch Top Gun editions by IWC.  With...

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HYT H1 Watch
Apr14

HYT H1 Watch

Ok, now this is new.  So new, HYT has filed seven patents for this watch alone.  The HYT H1 is a revolutionary new watch from the Hydro Mechanical Horologist at HYT led by former Concord CEO Vincent Perriard.  The H1 uses a “fluorescein” liquid-filled tube to indicate the hours.  It reminds me a bit of an old bubble level filled with neon green goop.  Two bellows, controlled and regulated by the mechanical movement, push and pull the...

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