1. 1-On-1: Comparing The Philippe Dufour Simplicity And The Credor Eichi Ii

Credor Eichi II

The Simplicity by Philippe Dufour is a famous watch. Though it tells only the time (there’s no date complication), it is known for its perfect dimensions and other-worldly beauty. Its hand-finished movement, in particular, is often said to be one of the most beautiful in the business. The Simplicity also served as the inspiration for Seiko’s equally epic Credor Eichi II. Like the Simplicity, the Eichi II is a time-only watch and it was designed with the same philosophy in mind: to look simple but exhibit the highest levels of watchmaking and craftsmanship. Take a look here to see how these two watches compare with each other.

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2. Speedy Tuesday – Watch Fan Discovers Forgotten Moonwatch In A Box Of His Grandfather

Vintage Omega Speedmaster

As watch enthusiasts, we all love a great watch story and this is one of the most remarkable I have come across in all my years as a watch lover. Briefly, Jason was a fan of the Speedmaster Professional and has long considered it to be his grail watch. However, the opportunity to purchase one never quite presented itself. But amazingly, one day while going through a box filled with “20 years of meaningless bank receipts” at his grandmother’s place, Jason found his late grandfather’s Speedmaster Professional 145-022-69 sitting in the box. Needless to say, Jason was over the moon. This is his story.

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3. The Heuer Parade – The Value of Themed Auctions

Vintage Heuer Autavia Big Sub

Earlier this month, Phillips offered 42 vintage Heuer chronographs in an auction that was nicknamed the “Heuer Parade.” It was a decent success. Not only were all watches sold, most went over the high estimate. This tells us a few things: a) vintage watches in good condition are highly desirable, b) Rolex and Patek Philippe aren’t the only sought-after brands in the vintage market, and c) themed auctions are definitely all the rage now.

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4. Introducing Rising Chinese Watchmaker, Tan Zehua

Tan ZeHua

Mention Chinese made watches and you are probably thinking of cheap quartz watches costing less than a dollar to make or maybe OEMs making watches for micro brands. However, this year’s China Watch & Clock Fair also saw a handful of Chinese independent watchmakers showcasing some really interesting hand-made watches. One of them is Tan Zehua, who has designed and made four in-house movements and has even developed his own escapement that he calls the Di-Axial. Find out more about this watchmaker in the link below.

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5. Want to discover a top independent, probably even unknown to a lot of watch enthusiasts?

Aaron Bexei

Independent watchmaking isn’t limited to only the Swiss. As we discovered earlier, even China has its own burgeoning independent watchmaking scene. Hungary is probably one of the last countries you would think to have any sort of a watchmaking scene, but the Central European country is actually home to one Aaron Becsei of Bexei watches, and he makes some of the most stunning watches that you will ever see. Honestly, the level of finishing matches or even exceeds that of any of the big haute horology brands you can think of. But don’t just take my word for it, take a look for yourself at some of his pieces and learn more about how they are made.

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6. TAG HEUER – Disassembling a Heuer 01 chronograph movement

The Heuer 01 is a modified version of the Calibre 1887, and going forward, will be the main movement that you will see powering a range of Tag Heuer chronograph watches. It has the same features as the Calibre 1887, but the aesthetic of the movement has been completely reworked to bring it more up to date and make it more appealing. Technical features include a column wheel, 4Hz beat rate, and a rather generous 50 hours of power reserve. Check out this video to see a Heuer 01 being taken apart.

Source: Time and Tide Watches

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