The UTTE or Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement by Arnold & Son is the new record holder for world’s thinnest tourbillon movement. Their new movements measure a mere 2.97mm, a good 0.53mm or 15% thinner than Piaget’s 600P. The new movement by Arnold & Son also boasts a longer 80 hour power reserve, which is nearly twice that of the 600P. This is one watch we can’t wait to see in the flesh at Basel World.
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The question was reasonable as Omega is making a point to replace all watches with non in-house made movements with in-house made movements. Especially in their higher-end collections such as the De Ville, Planet Ocean, and Aqua Terra. So I waited for Baselworld to find out. What I learned is that not only will Omega release an Aqua Terra with an in-house made movement, but that it will also have a GMT complication. This is all part of the new Omega Caliber 9605 automatic movement.
In this production watch however, it is black titanium carbide steel that is used for the case material, which itself is 45mm wide and should have a sturdy presence on the wrist. Add to that the same color scheme used on the Calibre 17 here on the Calibre 1887 (red/black/white), and you can see that the two pieces are related, design wise. However, unlike the Calibre 17 with its closed case back, the Calibre 1887 bears Jack Heuer’s coat of arms and signature in red on the smoked sapphire case back, through which the movement can be seen.
Ito-san made it look easy, which having done a bit of amateur watch destruction, I can tell you it's not.
The restless drive for innovation pursued by watch companies has left a trail of "firsts" and these are a good place to start for the cost-conscious collector. An example of the first ever automatic wristwatch, the Harwood from the late 1920s can be bought for less than £300.
Raymond Weil names its watch lines after musical-related monikers. The Maestro line was introduced in 2010 in advanced celebration of Raymond Weil's 35th year anniversary since they started operating in Geneva in 1976. Many of the watches in the Maestro line are essentially RW's version of classic round watches with guilloché dials and various calendar-related complications.
Please enjoy the following article contributed by legendary watchmaker Peter Roberts of England. Peter's new self-named brand is Peter Roberts and is about to release their first watch.
I actually like the strap with its bund-style segment. In tan brown, the leather strap looks fashionable with its cuff-style appearance. The wide section also helps the watch case appear larger. That is because the Swiss Army Original has a 40mm wide case - which while not small, is not as large as many men want. However, on this style of strap you can remove the bund section for smaller wrists and put it on for larger ones. The case is made out of "nylon fiber," which is a form of plastic. Not exactly black, the cases on these versions of the Swiss Army Original are a deep gray.
Comparing the Tudor Pelagos to the Rolex Submariner is a logical thing to do as they are both dive watches made under the same roof(s). True enough, Tudor dials and cases are made by the same workers, designers, and machines that make Rolex cases and dials. They are however just as different as any two dive pieces in the incredibly populated place that is the dive watch market. The price difference between the two is also about ,000.
Taking my car match from above, let’s take a ride through history on the design evolution of the quintessential American car, the Cadillac, and the quintessential Rolex watch, the “two-tone” Datejust. Both Classics.