In the latest edition of our Pre-Basel 2018 series, we cover the new Nord Zeitmaschine CROSSNROLL. We didn't think that Daniel Nebel (the owner of Nord Zeitmaschine) could out do himself. After getting an email from him in preparation for the meeting that Tim and Michael have with him this week in Switzerland, we totally stand corrected. If his new CROSSNROLL doesn't blow your mind, nothing will! If you do nothing else, please do scroll down in the article and check out the videos of this amazing custom made timepiece in action! It really has to be seen to be believed!
Everyone knows that unicorns are mythical creatures that do not really exist. However, in the world of horology and Rolex they do! The almost mythical Rolex Daytona Reference 6265 done in white gold will go on the auction block in Switzerland on May 12th. Experts all agree that this is the one and only Rolex Daytona 6265 done in white gold that was ever made. With the proceeds of the sale of this watch going to charity, this timepiece is almost guaranteed to be one of the most expensive wrist watches ever sold, rivaling the "Bao Dai" and possibly even the "Paul Newman Daytona". Get the details here!
Talk About Watches is very happy to be able to report that the watch brand Pramzius has launched their Kickstarter campaign for the much anticipated "Berlin Wall" timepiece as a follow up to their debut watch the Trans Siberian. For those that don't know, Pramzius is a brand that is owned and founded by our very good friend Craig Hester. Craig is a long time friend of both Tim and Michael and he has also been a long time supported of Talk About Watches and what we are trying to do with our site. Unlike many in the watch industry, Craig is not a guy trying to make money off of watches. He is a true watch guy that just happens to be able to make his living from this passion for timepieces that we all share. We fully recommend and endorse Craig personally, the Pramzius watch brand and this stunning new Berlin Wall timepiece. And, we also encourage everyone to support him on Kickstarter and be a part of introducing this stunning timepiece to the world.
What many people don't know is that Baselworld is more than just finished timepieces. It also has jewelry, software, tools, and many other categories. Including movements. With Baselworld 2018 rapidly approaching, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF) has just recently announced the release of their latest high-end movement. The Calibre Seed VMF 6710. It is yet another stunning movement by VMF and we have no doubt that it will be yet another success for the brand. However, in the case of VMF, there is much more below the surface that may be of interest to the watch collector. Let us take you on a tour of this incredible movement as well as all of the other related information that may be of benefit and interest to you.
While preparing for Tim's and Michael's trip to Switzerland for the upcoming Baselworld 2018 show, we found very strong indications that Invicta and Invicta owned brands will not be attending this year. While we have reached out to contacts at Invicta for comment, we have not heard back from them on this yet. Since this newsworthy to many of the readers and customers here on Talk About Watches, we did want to present the information that we do have as well as some individual commentary as well. Most importantly, it must be pointed out that not attending is NOT necessarily a bad thing for the brand. But, it is certainly interesting. Check out what we can report to you now and if (or when) we get more information, we will update this posting immediately.
In the latest installment of our Pre-Basel 2018 series, we present the new Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition. A beautiful watch from a very well known and respected brand among watch collectors all over the world. This new timepiece uses the also new Hamilton H-21-Si movement (which is very special) and is also a COSC certified chronometer. In addition to breaking the watch down for you, we dig into the new H-21-Si movement and also what it means to be COSC certified. Please enjoy and leave a comment to let us know what you think about the watch and our Pre-Basel 2018 series.
It is often said that the Swatch Group is the standard that leads the way for the rest of the Swiss watch industry. The Swatch Group has now released their 2017 financials and we take a look at them. While everything looks good, is it all rainbows and unicorns for them? Additionally, the Swatch Group owned brand Tissot really shines as they meet an exclusive financial milestone that puts the brand into rare air of the elite Swiss brands. Join us as we dive into the nitty gritty and break it all down for you.
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!
Tim, Michael and the entire Talk About Watches team are very excited to announce that the watch brand CT Scuderia has officially joined the ever increasing list of brands represented here. In fact, today, they become the 20th watch brand and 24th brand over all to join the Talk About Watches family (and we STILL aren’t done...look for even more announcements coming soon!). CT Scuderia will have their own brand area here on Talk About Watches (or a "boutique" as we refer to it) and, when ready, will also be doing some special deals with us that you’ll be able to take advantage of. Keep an eye open for this as we should have their products loaded to the site soon. Work is already under way to get everything that we have access to loaded as well as set up an introductory deal at what we think are going to be some of the lowest prices seen!
Panerai recently released a new version of the Luminor Base Logo 3 Days Acciaio (PAM775) as well as two (2) other models in the line as well as the Base Marina. All six versions of these new 44mm models utilize the in-house P.6000 mechanical movement that replaces the ETA/Unitas 6497. In this post, we highlight all 3 versions of the Base Logo as well as the Marina Logo and the P.6000 movement. These are all great new entry points into the Panerai brand and are sure to be hit with with old and new collectors alike.