We begin the second-last month of the year by reviewing Audemars Piguet’s exciting new ceramic diver as well as an usual bronze-cased pilot watch. Next, we check out 10 important electronic watches; find out who the richest people in the Swiss watch business are; pay a visit to Paris; and learn more about the Frederic Piguet Caliber 1180.
Topic | Breguet
Chrono24, in association with their partner Auctionata (both in Germany), will feature a collection of exclusively tourbillon watches next month via a live online-only auction called “The Fascination of Tourbillon – Exclusive Watches.” There will be twenty five lots, including Lot Number 10 which consists of five Glashütte Original Tourbillons that marked their 500 Year Anniversary.
We round off October by paying A. Lange & Söhne a visit, finding out what is Francois-Paul Journe’s grail watch, learning more about Seiko, and checking out new watches from Girard Perregaux, Harry Winston, Panerai and Nomos.
There are two types of luxury watch brands today when it comes to a history of value. There are some brands which ascended to a luxury position after being a tool or instrument watchmaker for many years. This often occurs when their products or technology is technically outdated, but there is still a high-level of appreciation for their products. So to remain in business, these companies reduce production, ideally increase quality, and sell their items as enthusiast products.
I was with the people who run Breguet in America a few days ago and one of them asked me, “what Breguet would you want to wear right now?” That is a tough question when it comes to a brand like Breguet. Do I go with a beautiful and simple watch from the Classique collection that is meant to remind you of Breguet’s strong past? Or perhaps follow my love of sport watches and choose a Type XXI that everyone seems to love?
Did you know that like Omega, Breguet makes use of Liquidmetal? The special technology was purchased by Omega (via the Swatch Group) a few years ago for the production of bezels and dials. In the case of the Classique La Musicale 7800, Liquidmetal is used inside of the watch to create a better resonance system for the musical alarm function.
The Only Watch 2013 charity watch auction which occurs every other year in Monaco is coming up in September of 2013. aBlogtoWatch has created a full list (that we will update as more watches for the auction are released) of all the piece unique (one-of-a-kind) timepieces that will be offered at the event.
The aBlogtoWatch team has made dressing up that much easier (and costlier) with our list of the top 10 elegant dress watches. In life, we usually avoid complications, in a dress watch as well, the less the better, a simple uncluttered dial is one of the timeless qualities that a dress watch should fulfill. The focus should ideally be on the essence of a watch…
The good news is that new watches in 2013 are better than ever, and take it from people who’ve seen the watches. Top 10 lists are great, but a few we’ve seen are written by people who haven’t even seen the products…
Tourbillons have come a long way during the past 200+ years of their existence. That time has proven sufficient to provide major ups and downs – and more than one full life cycle for this fairy invention.
I recently had the pleasure of being invited to look at a rare collection of vintage Breguet aviator watches and was treated to an uncommonly good time with old timepieces. While vintage watch love is deep amongst this (watch enthusiasts) crowd, it is the rare historic and interesting timepiece that really excites me on a tactile basis.
These two timepieces are part of the Breguet Tradition watch collection. This is not to be confused with Breguet’s Heritage watch collection. Easy to mix up those two of course. Breguet’s notoriety started long ago and for good reason…
It wasn’t until I needed to go ring shopping did I really learn to appreciate diamonds. As a guy I just always assumed diamonds were for women.,,
Between the time I originally wrote about this Breguet watch and when it was commercially released the Type XXII watch changed. My understanding is that Breguet first needed to completely finish developing…
The new for 2012 Breguet Heritage Phases de Lune Retrograde 8860 watch is for women (in case you didn’t notice). I like the woven leather strap and overall simple yet refined theme of the watch. It is also a rare “casual” ladies piece in the Breguet collection that doesn’t need to be worn with an evening gown…
Leaving Baselworld each year is bitter sweet because I tend to have such a good time. I don’t get to see even a third of what I would like to check out, and it is great to be among my friends and close colleagues for over a week. It is tiring however, and during final […]
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