Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière

This watch looks a bit like a 1960s clock radio, with its long rectangular case, and the brand Angelus mentions, amongst its design inspirations, televisions by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso for Brionvega and record players designed by Dieter Rams for Braun. In this tourbillon watch, a stainless steel case has seven sapphire glass windows,…

Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer

Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud is a new brand owned by Chopard, whose Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele acquired the right to use the name in 2006. Like other analogous relaunches of watchmakers of the past, such as Arnold & Son and Graham, Ferdinand Berthoud is not just a way of purchasing a chunk of watchmaking history: it reflects…

Tudor North Flag

The Tudor North Flag was big news at Baselworld: a watch with the first in-house Tudor movement, the MT5612 that also appears in the Pelagos. Tudor, founded by the father of Rolex Hans Wilsdorf to provide lower-priced watches that Rolex dealers could sell, traditionally used ETA movements. This in-house movement shows that they are preparing…

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture Ladies

The Marine Chronometer series by Ulysse Nardin comprises mostly men’s models, but the two new pieces for this year are limited editions for women. A comparison between the men’s piece closest to these two new watches shows that they are very similar (see photo below), with the same 43 mm diameter case, the same dial…

Bell & Ross WW1 Edición Limitada

In their WW1 (Wrist Watch 1) collection, Bell & Ross produce their tributes to the earliest aviation watches, and this piece has some characteristics of the early pilot’s watches and the 1909 Zenith that probably initiated the style. With those precedents, it shares the numeral design, and the welded wire lugs. This piece is one of…

Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari 336

Eberhard & Co. continue their tradition of watches inspired by Italian racing driver Tazio Nuvolari with the 336, a piece that recalls Nuvolari’s attempt on the world speed record for a car on a road. The location that he chose was the Florence-Lucca motorway, and, driving an Alfa Romeo 16C Twin-Engine , on 15 June…

NOMOS Glashütte wins a Green Product Award

In the second edition of the Green Product Award, one of the Professional awards went to NOMOS Glashütte with their “sustainable watch” Metro. While the watch doesn’t seem any greener than other mechanical watches, in actual fact there is something eco-friendly here, because nearly 95% of production is conducted within the company rather than outsourced,…

Chopard L.U.C 1963 Tourbillon

The name is very symbolic. L.U.C. is a reference to Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the watchmaker who founded the brand in 1860; 1963 is the year in which Paul André Chopard sold the company to Karl Scheufele, transferring ownership from one private family to another. With all this history, it is not surprising that Chopard developed a…

Chopard L.U.C. Quattro

The Audi Quattro (or Kvattro, as the Germans pronounce it) has four-wheel drive, the L.U.C. Quattro has four barrels. Meaning four mainsprings, giving it an exceptional power reserve of 216 hours, or nine days. At Baselworld 2015, Chopard presented two new versions of the L.U.C. Quattro, one with rose gold case and brown dial, and the…

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control

The Mille Miglia collection has been an important part of the Chopard range from its launch in 1998, and this year it has been extensively revamped. For the first time, Chopard in-house movements are used. There is a lot of red on the dials, providing a strong sense of family identity, along with the powerful…