As October comes to a close, we check out new watches from Girard Perregaux, Harry Winston, Panerai and Nomos; find out what is revered watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe’s grail watch; learn more about Seiko; and talk to J.J. Redick of the L.A. Clippers about watch collecting.
1. My First Grail Watch: Francois-Paul Journe
Independent watchmakers are a truly a special breed. And amongst them, Francois-Paul Journe is perhaps the one I admire most. Not only are his watches technically complex, but he has managed to give his watches a certain design language that is distinctly his own. Find out what was his first grail watch in our article.
2. Girard-Perregaux 1966 Ultra-Thin 41mm Watch Review
If you are looking to add a classic dress watch to your collection, the Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 Ultra-thin 41mm should not be overlooked. It features a nice uncluttered dial, classic timeless kind of design, and Girard-Perregaux’s in-house caliber GP01800-0004. The 41mm case diameter might be a tad large for a classic dress watch, but it does show that the brand is keeping up with the times.
3. Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Watch Review
The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days, or more affectionately known amongst Paneristis simply as the PAM 372, is one of the most popular watches from the Italian brand in recent times. Find out why this simple 2-hander watch is sought after and adored by Paneristis in our full review.
4. Breguet Pocket Watch Hands-On: Antique 2567, No. 5 Replica, And 1907BA
Breguet is one of the oldest brands around and their founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, was the inventor behind many horological innovations. Recently, Ariel was lucky enough to be able to check out a couple of pocket watches from Breguet – some old, some new. If you are interested about the brand and pocket watches, this is not to be missed.
5. A. Lange & Söhne Watches: A Love Letter From The Akademie
I have deep respect for A. Lange & Söhne. Their movements in particular are so gorgeously finished that it puts many other established manufactures to shame. Recently, my colleague was lucky enough to be invited to Lange’s Akademie program, and here are his insights from the trip.