Category Archives: antimagnetic

The Silicon Revolution in Watchmaking

For the last 200 years, modern watchmaking has had to do with steel that was either unpredictable or too soft. In 2006, a Swiss joint venture finally managed to create a material that does fit the bill, and it opens the door to a host of new possibilities. Our new contributor R. Jay Nudds talks in detail about the latest application of silicon technology in watchmaking.

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introducing: OFFSHORE Professional Classic Chronographs

Question: How many engineers does it take to design a watch? Answer: One Working above some of the deepest oil fields across the world , Lorne Gifford often finds himself in extremely hostile climates and environments. Having wreked several watches himself, the professional subsea engineer decided to create OFFSHORE Professional Classic Chronographs Ltd. to design timepieces that could withstand his extreme lifestyle. The result is […]

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BaselWorld 2012: Serious Diver’s Chronograph from Certina

Last year, Certina regaled us with an ISO 6425-certified three-hands Professional Diver’s watch. This year, the brand decided to adapt the case construction to accomodate a variant of the ubiquitous 7750 workhorse. The new DS action diver measures 45.2 mm of diameter and complies with ISO 6425. This means that every single watch goes through stringent testing before […]

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New German Manufacture Chronograph With Central Minute Counter

Last month saw the simultaneous release by two competing German brands of a new chronograph calibre with central minute hand. This particular display replicates a function of the legendary and sadly discontinued Lemania 5100: namingly, a central minute counter allowing a more natural reading of measured time than the ubiquitous 30 minutes subdial commonly found […]

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introducing: Orbis Morgan Timepieces

Founded in Hong Kong in 1997 by watch enthusiasts, Orbis Morgan Timepieces specializes in Military-inspired watches. Produced locally with Chinese mechanical movements and sold under USD 300, the watches have earned a solid reputation in Japan. On the photographs, the watches look as good as any reputable brand from Germany or Switzerland. It turns out that […]

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