The Verdict: An In-Depth, Critical Look at the Original 1994 Tourbillon Pour le Mérite from A. Lange & SöhneWidely regarded as the most desirable wristwatch from A. Lange & Söhne, the original Tourbillon Pour le Mérite is also one of the brand's most historically important timepieces. But 20 years after its launch, what's the verdict on the Tourbillon Pour le Mérite as a watch? We take a detailed look at one to find out the answer.
Monday Lessons: Explaining the Ups and Downs of Constant Force Mechanisms in Mechanical MovementsThe pursuit of constant force in a mechanical movement is as old as watchmaking, with many old solutions like the chain and fusee having been turned into new expressions of artisanal skill. But at the cutting edge true constant force escapements have emerged thanks to new materials.
Seiko Marinemaster “Tuna” Diver Survives Pacific Ocean Plunge – To Depth Of 4299 MetresIn late 2014 Seiko together with Japanese marine research agency JAMSTEC conducted an extraordinary real world test of its Marinemaster dive watches, strapping them to a deep sea submersible that plunged into the depths of the Pacific.
EXPLAINED: Restoring a 1950s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6074A well worn and treasured Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 6074 is brought back to life by Henrik Korpela, principal of independent Swiss watchmaking school KHWCC. Korpela himself explains the process of restoring the family heirloom, all the while maintaining its character, in enlightening detail.
Explaining The Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077 – Ingenious And Innovative Chronography (Original Photos & Price)Just introduced at Baselworld 2015, the Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077 is equipped with movement that features a novel and genuinely interesting construction, including a chronograph that essentially powers itself.
Hands-On With The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Chronograph, An Affordable Remake Of The 1133B “Steve McQueen”At Baselworld 2015 TAG Heuer introduced the Monaco Calibre 11 once again. It's a remake of the vintage Monaco ref. 1133B "Steve McQueen" but priced a third less than the model it replaces.
A Detailed Look At The Seiko Credor Eichi II – The Pinnacle Of Japanese WatchmakingThe Seiko Eichi II is perhaps the ultimate in Japanese watchmaking, a delicately simple timepiece executed with an exceptional devotion to quality and refinement. As movement finishing goes, the Eichi II is up there with the greats.
Zenith’s History In Pilot’s Watches Explained In Five TimepiecesFrom the A. Cairelli chronographs of the sixties to the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 equipped with the 5011 K movement, Zenith has a strong claim to being of the most key manufacturers of aviator's timepieces. Here I explain Zenith's history in pilot's instruments with five significant timekeepers.