Tag Archives: Swiss Made

INDUSTRY NEWS: Formex To Offer Sub $700 COSC Auto Via Kickstarter

Times, they're a changing...and especially for the watchmaking industry. Kickstarter and other crowdsourcing platforms are becoming more popular for watchmakers and wannabe watchmakers. Now comes Formex and their new model Essence, the first ever COSC certified chronometer to be offered on Kickstarter. In leveraging this technological manufacturing process, Formex is able to offer a COSC certified timepiece at a price that is rarely seen. We have all the info that you need as well as some additional information on their very innovative "TryOn" Android and iPhone app.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface

As a part of their 185th birthday celebration, Jaeger-LeCoultre has release the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface. An absolutely amazing reversible dual face mechanical flying tourbillon. Yes, this watch is expensive. Grail worth level of expense. In addition to introducing you to this watch, we present you with information to understand the incredible level of craftsmanship that goes into not only this particular timepiece, but all Jaeger-LeCoultre creations. Please enjoy and let us know what you think.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono “Panda”

Some very light reading for you this holiday Monday (as there is very little out on this timepiece right now). But, the Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono "Panda" pays homage to the earlier Hamilton Chronograph A from 1968. The most distinctive feature (at least visually) is the black and white "panda" colored dial. Also a standout is the Hamilton H-31 automatic chronograph movement that uses the Valjoux 7753 as a base. We have all the info available. Please check it out.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: MB&F L’Epee 1839 Grant Robotic Clock

For those that know MB&F, they are known for their crazy and innovative timepiece creations. And, when it comes to L'Epee 1839, they are always a MUST see booth at the Baselworld shows in Switzerland. Their clockmaking productions are just stunning in their creativity. When they partner to produce clocks, the results are just fascinating. The new "Grant" creation joins his brothers Melchior, Balthazar and Sherman in this totally unique and innovative collection. We have all the info you need and more!

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Jack Ryan Wears A Hamilton (Khaki Field Auto Chrono)

Hamilton has a long history of appearing in movies and TV shows. According to them, they have been in over 450 movies, dating back to 1932 when the first ever Hamilton watch was worn in Shanghai Express. Hamilton is keeping up with the times and is also appearing in Amazon Prime Video streaming re-boot of the Jack Ryan franchise. In this series, Jack Ryan (played by John Krasinski of The Office fame) will be wearing a Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chronograph. This new streaming series premiers on 08/31/18 and we have all of the specs on this beautiful timepiece for you.

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Ladies Gruen Curvex

This ladies Gruen Swiss Curvex was built for the European market, where it sold out. To our knowledge this is the only opportunity in the US. It combines the eye catching art deco influence with a timeless elegance. The 37mm x 14mm x 9mm case is crafted in 316L steel, and both feature sapphire crystal. Contained within is a maintenance free Swiss quartz movement. The silvertone features a handset screw down back while the rose features the sleeker snap design. The silvertone is presented in a tubular bracelet design while rose is on a leather rope build. Both feature a jewelry style clasp and will fit up to a 7.5″ wrist. The finished case is tested to 3 ATM water resistance. MSRP is set at 995.00 US but reserve yours via TAW, NOT preowned, for just 99.99, shipping included, while they last! PLEASE NOTE: These timepieces qualify for six (6) months interest free via Paypal Credit!

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Automatic

While Rado might not be a brand that is on the lips of all watch collectors when discussing timepieces, it is a part of the Swatch Group and is well known to many for their dive watch designs that have much more history than they are often give credit for. The new Tradition Captain Cook MKIII Automatic takes design inspiration from a very popular 1960's/1070's design with a larger overall case profile as well as sportier colors (and a much longer power reserve via the ETA C07.621 automatic movement. Get all of the information you can use here, along with video and the original design inspiration.

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Tsikolia P-47 Thunderbolt Swiss Made Limited Edition

Meet the limited edition Tsikolia P-47, a Georgian designed Swiss made pilot watch. The 47mm watch is built from 316L steel and contains the 13 JEWEL Swiss Ronda Startech 5040.D chronograph movement. The jewel count is important because the high end THIRTEEN JEWEL is completely Swiss made and gold plated, whereas the more common SWISS PARTS version has six jewels and nickel plated. The dial features easy to read arabic numerals and hand placed subdials modeled after gauges of an aircraft cockpit. Note that the minute recorder is deliberately set off axis. All lume is Super Luminova and the dial is protected by genuine sapphire crystal. Presented on riveted fine leather 22mm 9″ strap and tested to 5 ATM water resistance. Each dial is limited to only 100 for the world and lists for 949.00/999.00, case finish dependent. Reserve yours via TAW with full factory warranty AND shipping in the very cool original presentation crate for just 399.00, shipping included!

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