1. The New Tudor Pelagos – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
First introduced in 2012, the Pelagos is Tudor’s interpretation of a modern, hardy dive watch. It features a titanium case with a helium escape valve, a ceramic bezel, and a high-tech bracelet that has an extremely nifty extension system, and it also has a rated water resistance of 500m. For this year, Tudor has updated the Pelagos and is fitting it with the company’s new in-house made MT5612 movement which boasts a power reserve of 70 hours and is also COSC certified. But perhaps most crucially, it is also available, for the first time, in blue. Here’s a closer look at the latest Pelagos to hit the stands.
Source: Bulang & Sons
2. The Verdict: Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph and the New Calibre 3300 Movement
To mark the Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary, the brand released a special limited edition chronograph called the Harmony Chronograph at SIHH 2015 earlier this year. The cushion-shaped watch features a mono-pusher chronograph complication and features a pulse register scale. But what’s truly important about this piece is that it features Vacheron Constantin’s first modern in-house chronograph movement – the Caliber 3300. Here, then, is an in-depth and close-up look at the Caliber 3300 found in the Harmony Chronograph. How does it stack up against Patek Philippe’s CH29 and A. Lange & Söhne’s L951? Hit the link below to find out.
Source: Watches by SJX
3. Visiting Grönefeld, the Horological Brothers
Grönefeld is an independent Dutch watch brand that arguably most famous for its unique One Hertz watch and also the Parallax Tourbillon, the latter even won the GPHG Tourbillon Watch prize in 2014. Unknown to many, Grönefeld is the surname of the two brothers Tim and Bart, who released their first timepiece in 2008. If we were to trace further back, the brothers’ grandfather, Johan Grönefeld first began his career as a watchmaker over a century ago in 1912. Today, Johan’s son, Sjef, who is also the father of Tim and Bart, still continues to service the large clock in the town’s church tower in Oldenzaal, Netherlands. Find out more as we head behind the scenes to see how watches are made at Grönefeld.
Source: Escapement Magazine
4. Vintage Breitling: the Expert Interviews
With interest in vintage watches at an all time high, the truth is that there are precious few undiscovered gems left to be found. Even if there were, knowledge of such watches are only in the hands of a select few experts. Best, then, to look at brands that are not on the radars of serious hardcore collectors. And so it is with this in mind that we turn our lights to Breitling. And here, we have two experts on vintage Breitling watches to share with us their insights, motivations and, of course, buying tips and advice.
5. What Vintage Watch would you Buy if Money was no Concern?
Still on the topic of vintage watches, we take a look at the hypothetical question of what vintage watch would you buy if money was no object. A dozen-plus watches are spinning through my head right now, but if I only had a single choice, I would pick Patek Philippe’s reference 1518 for its diminutive size, design and historical significance. But enough about me, what do the folks from Worn and Wound think?
Source: Worn and Wound