Much has been written about the history of the Polerouter model, the first Gerald Genta designed model, and celebrating commercial airline travel over the shorter polar route. This one is a vintage Universal Geneve Polerouter YG plated, powered by the caliber 215 microrotor movement. Featuring 35mm diameter case with screw down caseback, Substantial extended lugs, acrylic crystal, and beautiful condition original silver dial with printed cross hairs pattern. The outer edge is sloped and has a matte champagne finish, the dial has applied hour indexes, and date. Original tapered, luminous, sword hands. Unsigned crown. Fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.
Today, Swiss independent watchmaker Romain Gauthier unveiled their first series production watch in stainless steel. The Prestige HMS Stainless Steel comes in a 43 mm diameter case and features an ultra-rare meteorite dial (pictured top). The material was taken from the Henbury crated, originally discovered in 1931 in the Northern Territory of Australia and is […]
This coming Wednesday, the Fortuna Exchange auction will take place. A monthly live auction where you can bid on watches and jewellery. In this month, Fortuna offers 45 watches of which we selected 4 to show you. Rolex Milgauss 1019 The rare Rolex Milgauss reference 1019 is a watch that was meant for engineers and […]
We recently learned that, chaired by Evelyne Genta, the Gerald Genta Heritage Association has been established. Evelyne, a citizen of Monaco, today lives in London and has founded the association to pay tribute to one of the greatest watchmaking designers and encourage and reward promising young talents. Evelyne Genta establishes the Gerald Genta Heritage Association […]
The French house is out to prove its watchmaking is as serious as its fashion.
Almost 10 years ago, I wrote a comparison between the Royal Oak 15202 ‘Jumbo’ and the ‘then’ standard Royal Oak Date, with reference 15300. Both 39mm Royal Oak watches but with a huge difference: the movement. In 2012, this reference 15300 was succeeded by the 41mm reference 15400 and last month Audemars Piguet introduced its […]
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“The luxury brand is returning to its roots with its latest line.” – reports artnet News “If we are writing a new page in the history of the company, it has to be perfect.” With those words, Audemars Piguet’s chief executive, François-Henry Bennahmias, introduced Code 11.59, the Swiss watchmaker’s new collection at a much anticipated […]
“If we are writing a new page in the history of the company, it has to be perfect.” With those words, Audemars Piguet’s chief executive, François-Henry Bennahmias, introduced Code 11.59, the Swiss watchmaker’s new collection at a much anticipated unveiling last week in Geneva, just as the 29th edition of the Salon International de […]
At SIHH 2019 haute-horlogerie exhibition in Geneva, Swiss luxury watch manufacture Audemars Piguet has launched a brand new watch collection, the CODE 11.59, which represents a major design and technological transformation in the history of the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families. For over 144 years, Audemars Piguet has […]
For horolophiles who want to stand out, microbrands are making a mark on a storied industry.
If your notion of a watchmaker conjures up images of a wizened man, loupe affixed to his face, tinkering with a variety of tiny cogs and wheels in the Vall?e de Joux, Switzerland’s famed horological hub, think again. There’s a new wave of independent watchmakers shaking up the timepiece world and gaining currency among both […]
This week was SIHH – that’s the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève, to give it it’s full title, and that means some of the world’s biggest horology brands came together to unveil their latest creations that will be seen on discerning wrists in the year to come. A few themes developed, including advances […]
Audemars Piguet spent the last seven years designing a new family of wrist watches, heralding its most important product launch in decades as a bold move beyond the Royal Oak timepiece that the company has long relied on for the bulk of its sales. The online reaction was swift and brutal: It’s a dud.The “Code…