Released a little bit over a week ago, the new MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement is the latest and greatest addition to the Legacy Machines lineup. Available in four versions and in a highly exclusive 18-piece limited edition for each version, this new watch is simply stunning in person. In the new MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement, this feature is not only highlighted, but raised to another level of achievement.
Insider: Greubel Forsey Quantième Perpetuel à Équation. An Incredible Perpetual Calendar with Tourbillon and Equation of Time Like No Other.
After seven years of research, the assembly of no fewer than 624 parts, three patents, and the combination of two inventions, Greubel Forsey revolutionizes one of the oldest watchmaking complications, the perpetual calendar, by incorporating an equation of time. To create this watchmaking complication it was first necessary to develop a Mechanical Computer: this enabled ergonomics and readability of the various functions to be simplified, and for all corrections to be made rapidly by turning the bi-directional crown. The new Greubel Forsey Quantième Perpetuel à Équation is simply the most incredible Perpetual Calendar in the market.
Insider: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic 18K Pink Gold & Titanium. Hands-on Review in Honor of Roger Dubuis Who Just Passed.
In honor of Monsieur Roger Dubuis who just passed this past weekend as we brought you the news here, we are bringing you this hands-on review of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic in 18K pink gold and titanium. This new watch released earlier this year at the SIHH 2017 brings warm tones in an interesting dichotomy that combines the density of 18K pink gold with the lightness of titanium, all rounded out by a gorgeous grey strap that matches the bezel and the dial.
Sad news were received from the Roger Dubuis manufacture over the weekend as Monsieur Roger Dubuis passed on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at the age of 80. The statement from the manufacture read: "Mr. Roger Dubuis, our company founder has passed away today at the age of 80. His renown expertise in Haute Horlogerie, his disruptive vision, his human values will remain close to our heart. We are all committed to keep his unique spirit within our brand.
Experience: When You are Crazy About Watches. An Impressive Collection with Grail Watches to the Max.
When you are crazy about watches and you like to have it all, you are walking down a slippery slope. This impressive collection that includes grail watches from Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, F.P. Journe, Hublot, Rolex, IWC and Panerai, also happens to include watches from other brands like Urwerk, Gerald Genta, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Franck Muller, Breitling and even Bell & Ross and Seiko amongst others. A very close friend who has welcomed us in his life like we've known each other since childhood and a man with a soft spot for Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe, he has put together a very impressive watch collection with no less than 60+ incredible watches in a very short amount of time.
Insider: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Silver-Toned Dial ref. 15710ST. After More Than a Month on the Wrist, the Black Dial is the Way to Go.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver was originally launched in 2012 under reference 15703ST.OO.A002CA.01 and it quickly became a favorite amongst many AP collectors. Not only the AP Diver was yet another milestone in the evolution of the Royal Oak Offshore collection, but it also established itself as the new entry level watch —regardless of being priced higher than the Royal Oak 15400ST— for those wanting to get their feet wet for the very first time in the AP waters.
There is one technical constant that defines every single watch in the MB&F Legacy Machine collection. Functions may vary, and different complications come to the fore in each edition, but the suspended balance wheel remains literally and metaphorically above everything else. In the new MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement, this feature is not only highlighted, but raised to another level of achievement.
News: Introducing the new Richard Mille RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost. A 30-Piece Limited Edition Designed for Cyclists.
Four time Formula One World Champion Alain Prost, a close friend of Richard Mille, brings his athleticism and competitive drive to the realm of cycling today. The two men worked closely to develop a mechanical timepiece specifically for the sport. Today at the circuit at Le Castellet, in the presence of cycling champion and friend of the brand Mark Cavendish, Richard Mille debuted the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost, a cyclist’s watch.
News: Introducing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41 mm ref. 15410BC. A 200-Piece Limited Edition.
Following the success of the ladies' Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold in 18K rose gold and 18K white gold, Audemars Piguet just announced the new Men's Royal Oak Frosted Gold in a limited edition of only 200 pieces in 18K white gold with a stunning 'grande tapisserie' blue dial under ref. 15410BC.GG.1224BC.01. This watch like the previous models was created in collaboration with Florentine jewellery designer, Carolina Bucci. The new AP Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41 mm was a highly expected release after we spotted this watch on the wrist of Audemars Piguet's CEO François-Henry Bennahmias during the SIHH 2017 and many AP collectors were wondering when this men's 41 mm size would be released.
News: Presenting the New Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 and Triple Calendrier 1948.
An emblematic Vacheron Constantin complication from the 1940s makes its comeback today. Two new Historiques models featuring a complete triple calendar have just been released by the brand. The first one, released as a regular production watch with no limitation is the Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 ref. 3110V/000A-B425 in stainless steel and the second one, in a limited edition of 200 pieces is the Historiques Triple Calendrier 1948 ref. 3100V/000R-B359 in 18K 4N pink gold.
Following an industry trend and fulfilling a dream that many had for the longest time, comes the new IWC Big Pilot's watch in bronze. Maintaining the roots of the original model with the triangular index positioned below the minute chapter ring with Arabic numerals, the new IWC Big Pilot's watch in bronze features a black dial with vintage 'ecru' superluminova.
Four years ago, I never thought that today I would be writing this announcement for the first issue of Watch Collecting Lifestyle Magazine. Turning from watch collector to journalist and becoming a leading voice in the watch industry has been one helluva journey. Never in my wildest dreams, I would’ve imagined that in only four years, WatchCollectingLifestyle.com would’ve become one of the top luxury watch digital content destinations worldwide and that today, I would be bringing our readers our first print copy.
Experience: 1962 Porsche 356B T6 Karmannn 'Notchback' Coupé. The Iconic and Legendary Ugly Duckling from Porsche.
It's been a while since we last ran into an interesting car that is really worth talking about. Just a couple of days ago, we ran into Porsche's ugly duckling, the 356B T6 Notchback Coupé with its custom coachwork by Karmann. Even though the Porsche 'Notchback' was only produced for two years —1961 and 1962— and only about 1900 cars were ever made, today its collectability has regained momentum despite of its 1600cc flat 4-cylinder engine with a super low 60 hp.
Rare Bird: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello II Platinum. One of the Most Impressive AP Grails of All Time.
Back in 2006, Audemars Piguet released the Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello II in Istanbul, Turkey and 11 years later, this stunning timepiece is still one of the biggest AP grails of all time. Considered a true rare bird, the AP Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello II in platinum ref. 26078PO.OO.D018CR.01 is simply one of the most exceptional watches out there, that exudes power and commands respect for whom wears one.
News: Presenting the New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S with Lamborghini. Two Highly Priced Limited Editions Available.
Last week at the Lamborghini Headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy, Roger Dubuis released two new watches as part of their recently announced partnership with this automaker. The two new watches with pricing in excess of $190,000 USD each, are the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Yellow and the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Orange. This new releases mark the start of the partnership between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini, two brands sharing the same values in terms of technological innovation and customer experiences.
Insider: Patek Philippe ref. 5270G White Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. Hands-on with a Grail for Most Watch Collectors.
The Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph ref. 5270 was originally launched at Baselworld 2011 to replace the iconic Patek reference 5970. Some of the main differences between the ref. 5970 and the ref. 5270 include a bigger case measuring now 41 mm vs. 39 mm on the ref. 5970 and an in-house movement powering the ref. 5270 instead of the Lemania 2310-based CH27 calibre in the ref. 5970. Additionally, there are some other changes on the dial of the ref. 5270G-018 when compared to its predecessor.
Insider: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase & Retrograde Date ref. 4010U. Hands-on with a Stunning Timepiece with a Very Interesting Complication.
When one thinks of Vacheron Constantin, some of the first watches that come to mind are complications like the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase and Retrograde Date. Featuring a timelessly understated round case measuring 42.5 mm in diameter and available in either in 18K pink gold or 18K white gold, this timepiece takes its inspiration by the models created by the Vacheron Constantin in the 1950s.
For the last seven years the Negroni has been our cocktail of choice. Surprisingly, despite its recent popularity and comeback, this cocktail is not necessarily well known by all bartenders and often we find ourselves explaining how it needs to be served and what goes in it. The Negroni, just like Panerai, comes from the cradle of the renaissance and the home to the Medici, Florence, Italy. As Florentine as an Officine Panerai wristwatch, the Negroni is a quintessential and very distinctive cocktail.
Less than two weeks ago, we brought you the news about the new Urwerk UR-105 CT Streamliner released to celebrate the 20 years of this independent manufacture. Today, we bring you our hands-on review with this impressive timepiece that is as much of a watch as it is an object of desire. Designed by Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei with New York in mind, we see more of a military look on this new watch than an urban concrete jungle feel to it.
News: Presenting the MB&F Octopod Clock in Collaboration with L'Epée 1839. A 50-Piece Limited Edition.
After the release of the HM7 Aquapod, MB&F first aquatic wristwatch, the brand dives once again deep into the marine world presenting their latest collaboration with L'Epée 1839 in the form of a table clock. The new MB&F Octopod clock takes its inspiration from the octopus, marine compasses and the bathysphere from the 1989 classic 'The Abyss'.