As you guys know, here at WCL we are serious cigar lovers and when it comes to Habanos, Cohiba is one of our favorites. About four months ago, we brought you the news on the new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Cohiba Limited Edition. Back then with the Cuban Embargo in full force, a press sample of the watch making it into the U.S. was simply out of the question.
Photo Gallery: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar in Platinum. Doesn't get much better than this.
Today, we want to keep it simple and short. Therefore, we are bringing you this photo gallery of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar. This exceptional timepiece presented at the SIHH 2013 was awarded two prizes at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2013. Not only it received the Grande Complication Prize but also the Public Prize. This fascinating timepiece available in Platinum or Pink Gold is not only amazing from an horological standpoint but also extraordinary when it comes to its visual appeal and looks.
Insider: Presenting the New Richard Mille RM 11-02 Dual Time Zone Jet Black Limited Edition. Hands-on, Live Pictures and Pricing.
In an 88-piece limited edition, the new Richard Mille RM 11-02 Flyback Chronograph Dual Time Zone Jet Black Limited Edition was presented yesterday at the SIAR 2016 in Mexico City, from where we are currently reporting. These are the very first live pictures of the new Richard Mille Jet Black that we were able to capture yesterday as we went hands-on with the watch. Ultra light, dark and ready for flight.
Without a doubt, one of the most unique and coolest watches from A. Lange & Söhne is the Zeitwerk model. However, if you want to think of an even cooler Zeitwerk —if that is even possible—, you need to think of the 100-piece limited edition Zeitwerk Luminous in platinum ref. 140.035. Originally launched in 2010, this is one of the most coveted Lange timepieces out there as the 100 pieces that were made, quickly sold out.
Insider: Patek Philippe ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel to be Auctioned at the Phillips Auction FOUR. Hands-on with the 'Once in a Lifetime Opportunity' Timepiece.
A few weeks ago we brought you the news about the upcoming Phillips Auction FOUR Taking place on November 12th and 13th of this year at Hôtel La Réserve in Genève. Today, we bring you our special coverage with our usual live pictures of three lots that for sure will be record-breaking. These three exceptional Patek Philippe ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronographs in stainless steel, rose gold and yellow gold are unlike any other watches we've seen at auction lately.
News: Presenting the New Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel in 18K Rose Gold. A Limited Edition of 100 Pieces.
Armin Strom's Edge Double Barrel, the first model in the brand's new Edge collection, is now also available in 18k rose gold. First presented in March at Baselworld 2016, the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel —full hands-on review here— is powered by an innovative new Armin Strom in-house movement housed in the 46.80 mm case. The ARM16 caliber is composed of unusual polygon and angular-shaped components.
The first worldtimer watch in the Chopard L.U.C collection, the new L.U.C Time Traveler One is the ideal tool for the globetrotting lifestyle. Available in a 42 mm diameter case in three different metals: stainless steel ref. 168574-3001, 18K rose gold ref. 161942-5001 and in platinum ref. 161942-9001, this new watch is a perfect addition to the Chopard timepieces collection.
News: Blancpain Presents the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II. A 250-Piece Limited Edition with an All-Blue Ceramic Case.
Continuing with their efforts to protect the seas and oceans, Blancpain presents the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II —BOCII— ref. 5200 0310 G52A that for the very first time, features an all blue ceramic case and a sunburst grey dial. For each timepiece sold in this 250-piece limited edition, an amount of 1000 Euros will be donated in support of scientific expeditions.
Insider: Patek Philippe Grand Complication Minute Repeater ref. 5078. Hands-on with the Black Lacquered Dial and White Enamel Dial References.
The Patek Philippe Grand Complication Minute Repeater ref. 5078 is one of the most elegant and simple looking minute repeaters; however, at its core, a double-gong chiming mechanism marks the hours, quarter hours and the minutes. Only available in platinum or 18K rose gold, the Patek ref. 5078 is as good as it gets.
Macros: Audemars Piguet Calibre 3126/3840. The Beating Heart of All Modern Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs.
The Audemars Piguet calibre 3126/3840 is the beating heart of all modern Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs —with the exception of the Rubber Clad— since 2007 and is the movement that replaced calibre 2226/2840 that was originally fitted on all Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs from 1993 through the beginning of 2007.
Today, we have decided to just bring you some Audemars Piguet eye candy. Since there's no need to read a long —text heavy— post every day, here's a nice compilation with some of our favorite images captured over the past few years.
News: Pre-SIHH 2017 New Vacheron Constantin Complete Calendar ref. 4000S. A Very Classic Timepiece with the Right Amount of Burgundy.
On the occasion of its 260th anniversary, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Harmony collection at the SIHH 2015. Housed in an unusual cushion-shaped case, Vacheron Constantin is now introducing ten new references equipped with several in-house calibres and developed around the chronograph, tourbillon or dual time complications. Out of these new ten timepieces within the Vacheron Constantin collection, one that stands out and that we absolutely love is the remarkable Harmony complete calendar equipped with an unprecedented in-house movement.
Insider: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time. An Exceptional Timepiece for World Travelers.
Endowed with all the aesthetic codes and horological content of the Duomètre collection, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time ref. 6062520 asserts its personality by embracing a rare decorative technique. Traveling with such a creation on the wrist epitomizes an authentic art of living. Jaeger-LeCoultre has chosen to endow this new creation with a finely chiseled dial.
News: Patek Philippe Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Nautilus with two Limited Edition References. All Details and Pricing Here.
In 2016, Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its casually elegant Nautilus collection. For many aficionados and connoisseurs of classic watchmaking artistry, this is a memorable occasion as well. A look back to 1976 not only shows how quickly and dramatically the world has changed since then but also illustrates how well the Nautilus has stayed its course across four decades in terms of design, dependability, and popularity. With two limited edition Nautilus 40th Anniversary models, the manufacture manifests its ability to keep pace with the times while preserving the key facets of a legend.
News: Presenting the 40th Anniversary Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph ref. 5976G. A Limited Edition of 1,300 Pieces and the Biggest Nautilus Ever at 44 mm.
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Patek has decided to release two limited edition pieces for the occasion. The first one is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711P/1P 40th Anniversary Edition in a limited edition of 700 pieces that we featured here and the second one is the Nautilus 5976/1G Chronograph 40th Anniversary Edition in a limited edition of 1,300 pieces.
News: Presenting the 40th Anniversary Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711P/1P in Platinum. A Limited Edition of 700 Pieces.
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Patek has decided to release two limited edition pieces for the occasion. The first one is the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711P/1P 40th Anniversary Edition in a limited edition of 700 pieces and the second one is the Nautilus 5976/1G Chronograph 40th Anniversary Edition in a limited edition of 1,300 pieces.
News: Zenith Announces Partnership with Range Rover and a New Zenith El Primero Range Rover Special Edition Watch.
An interesting partnership for sure between two of our favorite brands at WCL. An explosive, combination as Zenith and Land Rover join forces to create to gorgeous new chronographs. While when we first heard of the partnership we felt that it didn't make much sense, now that we've received all the details and seen the watch, our opinion has changed.
From the Editor: Presenting the Armin Strom Gravity Date Watch Collecting Lifestyle Edition Unique Piece. A Milestone in My Watch Life.
Today, I am humbled and honored to bring you this special feature. If you are an avid reader of WCL, you know that only a handful of times I've written stuff this personal. Well, just as promised throughout our Instragram and other social media accounts, here's the special feature on the Armin Strom Gravity Date Watch Collecting Lifestyle Edition Unique Piece that arrived this Tuesday after almost five months of wait.
Unveiled ahead of the SIHH 2017, the new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase and Retrograde Date features a timelessly understated round case, which houses an in-house automatic calibre powering a high-precision moon indication combined with a retrograde date display. To ensure optimal user-friendliness, all adjustments of these functions are performed via the crown. Vacheron Constantin is presenting this new timepiece in a 42.5 mm case either in 18K pink gold or 18K white gold.
News: Presenting the New MB&F Horological Machine No. 8 HM8 Can-Am. A Timepiece Like no Other Inspired by Can-Am Car Racing.
Over the last decade, two indelible forms have often marked MB&F’s Horological Machines: the distinctive angular form and optical prism displays of the revisited 1970s Amida watch, which first manifested in the Horological Machine No. 5 HM5 we reviewed here and then on the HMX we featured here; and the now signature “battle-axe” winding rotor, which took center stage on top of the Horological Machine No. 3 HM3, MB&F's most popular model to date.