My appreciation for simple watches has been documented in a previous blog; and, I will say again, that nine times out of ten, if I am given the choice, I will select an simple object of outstanding design clarity or execution over something that is complicated and showy, for my …Read More »
Tourbillon controversy: Is the famous complication less a solution to a problem, than it is an expression of horological skill?
The other day, I came across an interesting and thought provoking analytical article, written by a certain Mr. Jean-Claude Nicolet, a watchmaker and professor in La Chaux de Fonds. http://www.europastar.com/watch-knowledge/1004082417-the-tourbillon.html In the article, the author presents his case that the tourbillon regulator is, for all purposes, a needlessly complex horological …Read More »
Royal Watch Fetishes
I was looking through some sites and found that some royalty seem to have been bitten by the watch collecting bug, as a lot of us have. When it comes to royalty wearing watches, out the gate, we have to tip our hats to the folks at Breguet . Their …Read More »