One of my favorite non-sport watches from Chronoswiss for 2011 was this Balance Chronograph – I like to just call it the Balance. The source of the name? I think it stems from the fact that the dial is very symmetrical (and thus balanced). A quality that I highly value. Even though I can appreciate […]
Topic | BaselWorld 2011
Things are getting a bit weird when brands start making limited edition timepieces for Baselworld. That would be like auto makers producing special cars to debut at auto shows, that are done in honor of those auto shows. It starts to turn into a cyclical argument. This piece is the new Rado D-Star. In addition […]
Aside from the Balance Chronograph, this was the coolest Chronoswiss watch that I saw at Baselworld 2011. No official details yet, so I will have to infer a bit of the specs. One of the things you may notice is that not too many watches have this exact big day and power reserve layout. For […]
One of the biggest reasons that the Rolex Submariner is the popular icon that it is, has to do with its ability to seamlessly go from sport to serious, and from casual to corporate. This gives it the ability to be worn in almost every occasion, but when it comes down to it, for most […]
One of the watches that I was most eager to get my hands on at Baselworld 2011 was Christophe Claret’s new 21 Blackjack masterpiece. Having previewed the 21 Blackjack watch and understanding all of its three gambling game functions, I was eager to see the master watchmaker’s work in real life. For the first time, […]
BaselWorld 2011 had a large selection of watches you can wear from brands that normally make watches most people cannot afford. While the ultra-high end certainly had its place, many of the watches on my BaselWorld Top 11 watches list were in the “I could feasibly save up for this” range. One of them was […]
The horological highlight from Hublot this year was the long-named “Cathedral” Minute Repeater Tourbillon and Column Wheel Chronograph watch. In a King Power style case, this watch boasts a case formed out of carbon fiber and a very complex movement that has (Yup, you guessed it!) the time, a tourbillon, a minute repeater, and a […]
Back from Baselworld 2011 we discuss some of the show highlights (and quirks). On list is the Harry Winston Opus Eleven (that John loves), and a few other watches such as the Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Heritage and new Omega Speedmaster pieces (that John needs to be school about). Listen to the HourTime Show watch […]
The end of Baselworld is like coming down off a really brutal high. The intense energy of the show is only matched by how busy you are. Nights are filled with long European style dinners that take forever, but go by quickly as the conversation is engaging. Watch lovers can be themselves – this is […]
In addition to the new Rolex Explorer 2 watch model for 2011, Rolex offers a new range of Daytona watches for men this year at the Baselworld show. 2011 is apparently the 50th anniversary of the Daytona, so we get two types of new models. Rolex is further rumored to released an overhauled Daytona for […]
For 2011 Rolex offers a new Explorer 2 to follow up last year’s new Explorer. While the Explorer was bumped up to 39mm last year, the Explorer 2 is the Rolex sport watch with a modern size of 42mm in width. That is 2mm larger than the Submariner, and it likely wears better than the […]
If you are a Tag Heuer fan, then you’ll want to check out the live feed of video here (in the above player) at 9:45am PST (6:45pm Swiss time) on March 23rd. This will be a view of the live Tag Heuer press conference at BaselWorld where they will unveil a brand new concept watch. […]
Tomorrow morning (March 23rd) I will post a video player that will allow you to view a live press conference put on by Tag Heuer where they will debut a new concept watch, as well as discuss their 2011 collection. So not just on Facebook as the graphic suggests. The press conference will begin at […]
In this episode we cover watches we love such as the Ressence and the new Spidospeed Chronograph from Linde Werdelin. We also discuss Baselworld 2011 and Greubel Forsey. Enjoy! Listen to the HourTime Show watch podcast episode 56 here.
Good thing it is a German speaker (Swiss German) who revived the Duesenberg name! The brand with the same name as the classic car that almost epitomized F. Scott Fitzgerald era art deco cars has two new models that will come out in 2011. The watches are the Duesenberg Rectangular and Duesenberg Circular. Can you […]
The build up was intense. Months of teasers and speculation to see what new CEO of TechnoMarine Vincent Perriard would do to the brand that desperately needed a refresh. At the same time, Perriard only had a few months because he was new to the brand – fresh out of his seat at Concord. His […]
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