September 27, 2013
by Kenny Yeo
From Around the Internet
1. Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon Review
Few people have any real need to know what phase the moon is in, but the moon phase complication is one of most common because it is aesthetically attractive. The Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon was one of the stars at this year’s Baselworld for two reasons: its eye-catching moon disc and also the fact that its moon phase complication only has a deviation of one day every 122 years.
2. Interview with Anthony de Haas, Director Product Development at A. Lange & Söhne.
Unveiled early this year at SIHH 2013, the A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication is a monster watch featuring numerous complications – a perpetual calendar with moonphase indicator, split-seconds chronograph, minute repeater and a grande and petite sonnerie. Made out of a mind-boggling 876 parts, this interview with Anthony de Haas, the brand’s director of product, reveals more about the work behind this watch and the direction the brand is undertaking.
Source: Watch Insider
3. Watch Modding 101
Don’t like the dial, want another type of hands or maybe you want the bezel to be in PVD black instead of stainless steel? No problem. In this article, we are introduced to the world of watch modding, where people buy standard production watches and then modify them with aftermarket parts to create the watch of their dreams.
Source: Worn & Wound
4. Is Swiss Watch Movement Maker ETA Cutting Off the Competition or Improving the Breed?
The matter of ETA cutting supplies of movements to their competitors has been well debated and discussed. But for those who are completely new to the matter, this article provides a good summary of the issue at hand and why it matters.
Source: Gear Patrol
5. Richard Mille: The Magic Formula
We all know Richard Mille, the high-end brand that makes ultra-modern timepieces and is reported to be worth a cool 400 million Swiss francs . But what about Richard Mille, the man behind the brand? In this article, the writer spends a day with Richard Mille and shares with us what makes the man tick.
Source: World Tempus
6. Greubel Forsey and a tale of LUMINOX
For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Bernard Cheong, you would find this post to be the equivalent of the ramblings of a slightly mad man, albeit a very wealthy one. The fact is that the man is renowned not only for his watch collection and knowledge, but also his straightforward and brutally honest posts on PuristSPro.
7. Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Only Watch 2013
Only Watch is a charity auction where donors bid on one-off special pieces made by 33 of the top names in horology. The proceeds will then go towards research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Some of the brands participating include Hublot, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe and many more. You can view the full list of watches here. One interesting piece is this from Hublot, a red-and-black tourbillon featuring a bright red-and-black ceramic case. This is the first time red ceramic has been used on a watch.