Have you ever heard about the musical term “Triad”? A Triad is a three-note chord. Three notes played simultaneously to provide a single sound rich in emotion. It is this emotion that Speake-Marin wanted to highlight with its first piece of the Mechanical Art collection, the Speake-Marin Triad.
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We had caught a glimpse of it when we visited the R&D workshops of Girard-Perregaux a few months ago without thinking that this technology, still in “test” at this time, would emerge on a production model so quickly. The constant escapement is indeed now integrated into the movements driving the new models of Girard-Perregaux’s Haute Horlogerie collection.
After a very cruel teasing, the HYT H2 is finally revealed! Second unlikely alliance between Fine Watchmaking and fluid mechanics, the HYT H2 comes from a vision shared by HYT team and APRP watchmakers (Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi). All this overseen by Giulio Papi himself. Let’s see the result of this explosive cocktail!
Breva is the name of the thermal breeze that rises each day and blows on Lake Como at the whim of the sky. It is also the name of this nice barometer watch, ultimate proposal of Jean-François Mojon (founder of Chronode), wizard of complications, under the desire of Vincent Dupontreué, young serial entrepreneur and former retailer of rhinestones jeans. What can we expect from this unlikely encounter, the Breva whose purpose of capturing atmospheric pressure: a high pressure or a depression? (by Nicolas Salomon*)
After the famous “Roue Carrée Seconde” launched in 2010, Maurice Lacroix unveils this year a new “Masterpiece” offering an amazing time reading (or rather seconds). The caliber developed in-house of this Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse allows a very special second reading. Remains to understand how!
While the MB&F Horological Machine No4 watch landed on our Fine Watchmaking planet in July 2010 after a well prepared teasing, it is in 2013 that its flight ends! In a stealthy way… MB&F announces indeed the last adaptation of its watch tribute to the world of aviation with a model that bears his name: HM4 Final Edition.
What’s going on at Harry Winston since its acquisition by the Swatch Group? A long story!… of Tourbillon. Faithful to its Histoire de Tourbillon collection, Harry Winston explores once again this watchmaking complication by developing Histoire de Tourbillon 4, a precious timepiece equipped with a tri-axial tourbillon.
Connoisseurs will only need one glance to identify this watch as a François-Paul Journe. A second might be necessary for real enthusiasts of the brand to identify it as the new Quantieme Perpetual signed by FP Journe. An exceptional piece that shines in its simplicity.
Breguet launched a few years ago its Type XXII 3880 ST steel model with a 10Hz movement (ie 72,000 vibrations per hour) more accurate with a second hand that completes a full rotation in 30 seconds. A technical advance made possible by the use of silicon. At Baselworld 2013, Breguet make the model range evolve with a new Type XXII 10Hz 3880 in Rose Gold.