Hands-On REC P-51 “Mustang Watch” Review

P-51 rang a bell with me, as I read a lot of Buck Danny comic books when I was younger and I have a dad with a huge interest in WW2. However, when Jonathan Kamstrup (CEO of REC Watches) told me this watch had a dial made of a metal sheet from a 1960’s Mustang car, the use of the P-51 type confused me a bit. According to REC Watches though, the designer of the original Ford Mustang car compared the sleek profile of that 1960’s car with the North American P-51 Mustang plane. It was because of this that […]

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Speedy Tuesday – Best Read Speedy Tuesday Articles Of 2015

We started with Speedy Tuesday on May 29th 2012 and with great pride we write you that in 2015, we published 55 Speedy Tuesday articles. Even though we wanted to stick to one per week, we did some extra at times we thought it was necessary. On Instagram, we noticed that there are over 16,000 images tagged #SpeedyTuesday, wow! We often browse through all tagged images and love that there is so much love for this stunning timepiece from all over the world. We also noticed that even those with impressive watch collections including pieces from Patek Philippe, A. Lange […]

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Speedy Tuesday – Best Read Speedy Tuesday Articles Of 2015

We started with Speedy Tuesday on May 29th 2012 and with great pride we write you that in 2015, we published 55 Speedy Tuesday articles. Even though we wanted to stick to one per week, we did some extra at times we thought it was necessary. On Instagram, we noticed that there are over 16,000 images tagged #SpeedyTuesday, wow! We often browse through all tagged images and love that there is so much love for this stunning timepiece from all over the world. We also noticed that even those with impressive watch collections including pieces from Patek Philippe, A. Lange […]

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How Watchmaking’s Bad Boy Turned Traditional Swiss Horology on Its Head

De Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi has made a career out of challenging Swiss watchmaking norms.

It was not the first time Fawaz Gruosi had been called crazy, nor would it be the last. A decade ago, while returning home from an international business trip, Gruosi decided to make a mechanical wristwatch with a digital display like the electronic timetables in airports. When he described his idea to the watchmakers in his Geneva atelier, they deemed it impossible. When he insisted that they build it anyway, they thr…

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#TBT Leonidas & Heuer Bund Chronographs

A Happy Holiday to all of you who are celebrating!  Forgive the late publish today on Christmas Eve, but I’m currently on holiday in the state known as “Flori-duh” – where the craziness may begin early, but little gets done until late.  Double that with a household full of kids and you really get the picture!  Enjoy the time…and grab an egg nog and sit down for a lengthy read! December 4, 2015 was the Friday before I left Germany for the USA in the name of business and pleasure. Normally, a week before I leave for such a trip, […]

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#TBT Leonidas & Heuer Bund Chronographs

A Happy Holiday to all of you who are celebrating!  Forgive the late publish today on Christmas Eve, but I’m currently on holiday in the state known as “Flori-duh” – where the craziness may begin early, but little gets done until late.  Double that with a household full of kids and you really get the picture!  Enjoy the time…and grab an egg nog and sit down for a lengthy read! December 4, 2015 was the Friday before I left Germany for the USA in the name of business and pleasure. Normally, a week before I leave for such a trip, […]

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#TBT Leonidas & Heuer Bund Chronographs

A Happy Holiday to all of you who are celebrating!  Forgive the late publish today on Christmas Eve, but I’m currently on holiday in the state known as “Flori-duh” – where the craziness may begin early, but little gets done until late.  Double that with a household full of kids and you really get the picture!  Enjoy the time…and grab an egg nog and sit down for a lengthy read! December 4, 2015 was the Friday before I left Germany for the USA in the name of business and pleasure. Normally, a week before I leave for such a trip, […]

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Vacheron Constantin’s Latest Timepiece Is a 21st-Century Beauty Born in the ’50s

Vacheron Constantin’s Latest Timepiece Is a 21st-Century Beauty Born in the ’50s

With Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955, the world’s oldest continuously operating manufacture advances the art of horology while remaining true to its past. The new timepiece pays tribute to the watchmaker’s first water-resistant and anti-magnetic chronograph—born in the 1950s and carrying the reference number 6087—which has gone on to become one of the three most sought-after models by collectors of the brand.

Named for the same distinctive cow-horn-shaped lugs that graced the original…

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Vacheron Constantin’s Latest Timepiece Is a 21st-Century Beauty Born in the ’50s

Vacheron Constantin’s Latest Timepiece Is a 21st-Century Beauty Born in the ’50s

With Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955, the world’s oldest continuously operating manufacture advances the art of horology while remaining true to its past. The new timepiece pays tribute to the watchmaker’s first water-resistant and anti-magnetic chronograph—born in the 1950s and carrying the reference number 6087—which has gone on to become one of the three most sought-after models by collectors of the brand.

Named for the same distinctive cow-horn-shaped lugs that graced the original…

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