1. What Does The Future Hold For Corum & A Look At 2013 Basel Novelties
Corum makes some fantastic pieces and their Golden Bridge watches are truly one-of-a-kind. Unfortunately, the company has not enjoyed much commercial success and was recently acquired by China Haidian Group. How Corum will go forth from here is pretty uncertain, but if they continue to churn out beauties such as these (love the new Golden Bridge automatic) and with the financial muscle of their new owners, I’m sure Corum will grow from strength to strength.
2. Timekeeping Icon: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is truly a “timekeeping royalty”. The brainchild of the legendary watch designer, Gerald Genta, the stories of how the Royal Oak came to be have been told to death. But every time time I hear it, the more impressive it seems to me. For those who are still unfamiliar about this amazing piece of horology and the history surrounding it, do yourselves a favour and read this. Now!
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3. A Visit to AP Service Centre in Singapore
Unless you have an ultra-complicated piece, your Swiss-made timepiece is rarely sent back to its place of birth, that is to say Switzerland. For Singapore at least, Audemars Piguet has taken great pains to setup a comprehensive service centre capable of servicing and refinishing the bulk of models that Audemars Piguet offers – including high complications such as perpetual calendars and a specific tourbillon model.
4. Best Custom Watch Straps
A simple change of strap can completely alter the look and feel of a watch, and this has led to a booming third-party strap industry. Today, these strapmakers are offering countless numbers of styles and designs, and are only too happy to customize a strap for you. This list is by no means exhaustive of course, but it is a good starting point for anyone who is looking to customize a strap to go with his or her watch.
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5. Hands-On With The Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT, With Two Hands And Two Timezones
Leonardo Da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. The Jaquet Droz Heure GMT is the embodiment of that saying. It is, quite simply, the most simple yet effective travel watch I have ever seen. Instead of busy city disks or a GMT hand, the watch only has two hour hands, which tells times on a 24-hour scale. That’s all there is to it. Bold? Possibly. Simple and yet sophisticated? Most definitely.