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Watchonista: Volume 01

Watchonista Introduces The Watch Magazine You Can’t Buy · Watchonista: Volume 01 Watchonista is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Watchonista: Volume 01 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. It represents the online magazine’s first official foray into the world of print. This exclusive biannual magazine won’t be sold in bookstores or anywhere else, for...
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Watchonista: Volume 01
24
Aug

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

Cigar maintenance and the “long” game…

If there is one thing I wish not to know is how much I must have spent on humidors in my lifetime… large, small, elegant, ugly, vintage, modern, electronic, expensive, cheap… You name it, I probably bought it. I have tried miracle liquids, special sponges and electronic paraphernalia with no positive results and only yielding...
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Cigar maintenance
27
Jul

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

Christie’s Subasta Hong-Kong

Christie’s no quiere ser menos que Phillips: 22 de Mayo subasta online desde Hong-Kong El próximo evento de Christie’s Subasta Hong-Kong aspira a mantener el listón de pujas alcanzado en las subastas más recientes. Sin tiempo a que coleccionistas, entusiastas y connoisseur de todo tipo se hayan recuperado aún completamente de las novedades, y por qué...
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20
May

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

Spirit of Sixty-Five by Oris

CronotempVs Collectors presents a new take on the Sixty-Five by Oris with an exclusive limited edition of 65 units In the sixties, explorers of the magnitude of Jacques Costeau, Hans Hass o Christian J. Lambertse where implicated witnesses of the advances in deep sea diving. An adequate legibility of the instruments was key to control diving...
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Spirit of Sixty-Five by Oris
02
Feb
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