Welcome to the latest edition of our Pre-Basel 2018 reviews! This time we cover the Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback. We have put a TON of information into this for you. Not only do we cover the new watch, but the history of the model dating back to the "Cairelli" of the 1960s as well as the flyback functionality, the column wheel chronograph complication, the El Primero 405B movement itself, aging stainless steel yourself as a cool DIY project and much more! We think that everyone will find something new, interesting and informative in this post. Please have a look and let us know what you think!
Glashutte Original has announced the release of a new Senator Cosmopolite for Baselworld 2018. It is a stunningly beautiful timepiece in the tradition of German productions, primarily the 3/4 plate on the movement (the in-house 89-02) and a double swan neck regulator. This timepiece is perfect for the frequent world traveler as it supports a amazing selection of 36 time zones, including those with 1/2 hour and 3/4 hour off sets. New to the swan neck regulator? Not to worry as we have you fully covered there and show you all that you would want or need to know about it, what it does and how it does it. Sure to be a hit in Basel in just about a month!
Tim, Michael and the entire Talk About Watches team are proud to officially announce that today, Traser H3 has officially become the 15th watch brand represent on our site and the 19th brand overall. Traser H3 is a brand of Swiss Made timepieces that are a brand under the Swiss corporation mb-microtec. While you may not know the brand name, you know one of the many self-illuminating products that they produce. In particular, their Trigalight branded tritium gas tubes which are considered, in the watchmaking industry, the absolute gold standard. Everything you need to know currently is available here.
Luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2018 and as a part of this celebration is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at SIHH 2018 (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), comprising 27 numbered limited edition watches from different collections. Among these is the new Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years”.
Some rather drastic changes were made concerning the Baselworld 2018 show (and beyond) that are sure to bring some serious changes to hundreds of the brands that have been exhibiting there for years and also for brands making plans on presenting and attending. We give you all the information that we currently have so that you can stay up to date on this evolving situation.
The Richemont Group (Compagnie Financière Richemont SA) has put out an alert that they are expecting to report an 80% increase in profit for the six (6) months that ended on Spetember 30, 2017. A full reporting is due out in just a few days, but we give you a breakdown of the information available now as well as a few other points to consider that are not being widely discussed. Don't know the brands that Richemont controls? Not to worry! We have you covered there as well.
The world of horology lost another great master watchmaker with the passing of Roger Dubuis on 10/14/17. Learn more about the man, his life, his work and how he influenced the watchmaking world.