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ONLY WATCH 2021

ONLY WATCH 2021 was held on 6th November and at this occasion CHF 30 million were raised for the charity Exceptional and unique timepieces to support research into Duchenne muscular distrophy: this is what Only Watch is about. The vision of his founder, Luc Pettavino, former CEO of the Monaco Yacht Show, was clear from...
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ONLY WATCH 2021
19
Nov

Trilobe, an architectural interpretation of time

Earlier this year, Trilobe participated for the first time to Watches & Wonders. I had the great pleasure of discovering their interpretation of time. Without really being able to explain why, I intuitively figured out the French roots of Trilobe. Indeed, Gautier Massoneau, founder, anchored the brand in France. Or should I say in Paris?...
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25
Oct

10 Years L.U.C. & CronotempVs

When time counts Who could have predicted over 12 years ago, when this adventure started, that the independents (that back then nobody wanted) would be so much in demand today? Looking back, the change in attitude with respect to these relatively unknown brands was hardly perceived. What seemed to impossible is the acceptance of those...
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10 años L.U.C. & CronotempVs
01
Oct

IWC Aquatimer 2000

This is how CronotempVs and the Aquatimer 2000 came into my life I had been travelling rather extensively the past few years and it was on one of my trips to Europe in 2016 that I decided to step into IWC in Madrid.  It was a last minute decision made on the spur of the...
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IWC Aquatimer 2000
16
Aug

Bronze Patina

One of the first questions you will come across when you buy your first bronze watch. Do I wait for the bronze patina to evolve with the passing of time or do I control and provoke it? For the first option, the only ingredient required is patience. For the second, just a simple tutorial will...
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Angelo del Mare Royal Officer
22
Jun

CronotempVs by Habring2 COSZM

The CronotempVs by Habring2 COSZM is the 2nd collaboration between the Club and Maria and Richard Habring following the highly successful and warm reception to the CronotempVs 6 Deadbeat Seconds complication.  For this limited edition Club watch, the focus is on something that has technical and historical significance to the only true independent watchmakers from...
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CronotempVs by Habring2 COSZM
22
Apr

A day at the Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier

Spending time at the Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier, in the middle of the pandemic, was a terrific experience. Expectations were high and still, they were surpassed. Means have been deployed to make everything tick right for a wow experience. The brand new Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier was finally inaugurated, or should I say opened due...
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Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier
11
Mar

CronotempVs VI by Habring2

The Day the Seconds Stood Still Presenting a “Dead-Beat Seconds” or “Jumping Seconds” in 2014 was certainly a gamble. Even if most interested parties where already well seasoned watch collectors, back in 2014 very few understood a complication that seemed to mimic a quartz movement (even if it predates quartz by decades),despite being present in...
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CronotempVs VI by Habring2
19
Feb

CronotempVs 8 by D.Dornblüth & Sohn

My connection to D.Dornblüth & Sohn began in 2007. I’ve visited the manufacture in Kalbe/Milde on several occasions and I sincerely appreciate the special attributes of this highly regarded independent watchmaker. As a passionate collector and enthusiast of the brand I had enjoyed Dirk Dornblüth’s willingness to collaborate on bespoke iterations of his standard offerings,...
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CronotempVs 8 by D.Dornblüth Sohn
11
Feb

Habring² Endurance CronotempVs Collectors

Habring² and CronotempVs Collectors unite to recreate a unique timepiece that rescues the Top Second, an indication from the 60’s The creative process of the “Endurance” is inspired by a feat of human resistance. When Habring² and CronotempVs Collectors got together to create the Endurance, a watch with unique characteristics, Ernest Shackleton and his arctic...
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Endurance by Habring2
05
Oct
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