Category Archives: saturation diving

BaselWorld 2012: Tudor’s interpretation of their famous Snowflake diver’s watch

Besides their vintage-inspired Heritage Black Bay, Rolex’es sister brand Tudor has been working on the Pelagos, a contemporary re-interpretation of their iconic 7016/0 and 7021/0 models from the late 1960’s. It seems that Tudor developers have been keeping an eye on the custom watch community, because this contemporary model has everything to make the mose demanding […]

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Watch size throughout History

The first reliable wearable timepiece was most likely the H4, commissioned in 1759 to John Jefferys by self-taught British watchmaker John Harrison in his quest to design the perfect longitude watch. Weighting 1.45 Kg, the “pocket” watch measured more than 13 cm in diameter, but it was far more accurate than any of the previous clocks Harrison had ever built: only 5.1 seconds slower after 60 days […]

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introducing: Magalex, run by an entrepreneur extraordinaire

Born in 1949 in Pune, one of the largest metropolis of then-freshly independent India, Mr. Gurdeep Singh Kundan carried out a BA (Special) Economis at the University of Pune before relocating to Switzerland, where he studied Journalism and Sales Management in Fribourg and St. Gallen; and Germanic languages at the University of Bern. Besides High […]

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introducing: Aeronautec watches

Having been around since 2006, Aeronautec offers dressy and sporty mechanical watches. The founders have decided to connect the brand with aviation, as illustrated by the Website’s extensive use of beautiful photographs of aircafts. Aeronautec indiscriminately uses Swiss movements and their Asian clones, and the watches are mostly distributed throughout Germany for the time being. […]

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First shots of the CREPAS Le Grand

Pablo Calvo, founder of CREPAS watches (Compañìa Relojera Especializada Para Actividades Subacuáticas), contacted me with first shots of his prototype. The reader will keep in mind that this is the first prototype and that production pieces will benefit from further improvements. Trained in finance and holder of an MBA from a Swiss university, Mr. Calvo started […]

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