Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso Explained

Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso reversing

In 1930, César de Trey watched a polo match in colonial India. After the match, a player showed the Swiss businessman and watch collector his damaged watch, its crystal shattered. He challenged Mssr. de Trey to devise some sort of protection against the slings and arrows of outrageous mallets. Thus began the Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso (all watch images courtesy #h.m.uhren) . . .

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Design

Vacheron Constantin Overseas piano

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas was late to the luxury steel sports watch party. Even as the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak made their mark, the oldest surviving Swiss watch manufacturer saw its strengths elsewhere. In a way, the Vacheron Constantin 222 of the 1970’s was a reaction to its competition. Unlike its peers, Gerald Genta’s pen had nothing to do with it . . .

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Panerai Luminor Marina 44MM LE – Hot or Not?

Panerai Luminor Marina limited edition

TTAW’s regular contributors haven’t come to blows over their contrary views of a given watch. At least not yet. That’s probably due to a lack of alcohol consumption and the fact that we all live at least a thousand miles from one another. This time out, German resident Saad Chaudhry takes violent exception to my love of the new Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Limited Editions . . .

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak – Hot or Not?

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

When I was in college, I walked into a swanky downtown boutique to try on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak for the first time. I put on my best shirt in hopes of making a good impression and asked for a face-to-face introduction. I wasn’t ready for the impression the watch would make on me . . .

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NOMOS Champagner Review

NOMOS Champagner has balls

In 2015, German watchmaker NOMOS thrilled the horological world with a home-grown automatic movement using a patented Swing System escapement. They christened the new range of watches the Minimatik. At €3,000 ($3,800), the NOMOS Champagner is the most expensive model in the collection. Worth it?

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