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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part II: Girard-Perregaux Laureato 8010

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crown comfort
Friends, Time for Part II of our little series of underappreciated Girard-Perregaux watches from the 1990s. In Part II we will look closer at the Girard-Perregaux Laureato 8010. You may argue that with the re-launch of the Laureato in the current collection, the semi-vintage 8010 is not really underappreciated anymore, probably even highly sought after. Blue hue of the dial To some extent that is probably true, but then if I observe the market, the Laureato 8010 is still only a fraction of the price of the .....Story

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Box Play: Jaeger-LeCoultre reference E 109 and E 159

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blomman Mr Blue
We started to look into boxes for the Funky 70’s Memovox, but I thought it would be fun to take a detour and take a look at some 1940’s boxes… Let’s have a look at the reference E 109 (left) and the E 159 (right): Two watches sharing the same case, but with different movements inside. The E 109 sub-second, Calibre P469/A and the E 159 central second, Calibre P478. Yes, similar movements that are related to some more famous watches… The British W.W.W with the sub-second movement Calibre 479, central second, ... ...Story

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Box Play 1940’s: Omega Suverän reference 2400-7

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blomman Mr Blue
Another example of 1940’s Omega with not overly large box. I never saw a special box for the Suverän as I did for the Officer, but both models were specially made for the Swedish market. Both boxes are of the same style, light beige/yellow, brown text, made of carboard paper with brown velvet interior. As shown in my previous post, the Officer had a special Officer box: On the Suverän box it says “PRECISION WATCH” which was used for several different models during that time...Story

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Underappreciated Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s – Part I: Girard-Perregaux 7000 series

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crown comfort
Friends, Baron’s recent series of identifying future Rolex classics from the modern era - see here: has led me to think about doing a little research on semi-vintage Girard-Perregaux’s from the 1990s and share some still underappreciated models. Now, let’s be clear: GP does not have those small dial variations like Rolex and the community of Rolex collectors is xx-fold larger than those interested in GP, nor will semi-vintage GPs likely get the same hype and value appreciation. However, I still think there ... ...Story

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Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part 3: The “Swiss” only effect with four examples

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Baron - Mr Red
This is Part 3 of the series that aims to identify future classics from within the ranks of modern Rolex watches - areas perhaps that vintage collectors have not paid attention to. Historically, if one looks back at the many different vintage Rolex watches that have drawn collectors attention, one finds subtle nuances in the dials that cause the attraction. For example, when a dial has something that differentiates it from the vast majority of dials in a reference, it becomes much rarer and thus something ... ...Story

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My Jaeger Lecoultre wish list in the post Lambert's era.

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amanico
Jerome Lambert left the Jaeger Lecoultre Manufacture in May 2013. Since his departure, there are some watches which were unveiled and which make me dream. Let's see which one, chronologically: 2014: The Duometre Quantième Lunaire White Gold Enamel. This one is a priority, just after another Duometre unveiled during Jerome Lambert's reign, the Unique Travel Time...Story

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Who owns what?

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Tony.A.
Find this on FB. Interesting, did you know that Citizen own Arnold & Sohn for example? ...Story

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Breguet Rattrapante Chronographs, Ref 3497 and 5947.

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amanico
If you are a Chronograph Fan, you certainly know that manual winding Rattrapantes are pretty scarce. The Breguet Rattrapante is not the most famous one, the stars begin Patek and Lange on that matter. Still, the Breguet Rattrapante deserves to be known. I had the pleasure to see the Reference 3497 some days ago, in Paris...Story

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Chopard Perpetual Calendars 1994 - 2018

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MTF
After more than two decades of the haute horlogerie L.U.C Collection, we are used to the raft of complicated watches from Chopard but obviously the maison has been producing them sporadically since 1860. Chopard Manufacture Fleurier We were all surprised when a Chopard minute repeater pocket watch turned up recently. Chopard Minute Repeater Pocket Watch PERPETUAL CALENDAR For this historical summary, I would like to focus on that other romantic complication: the perpetual calendar. In watchmaking, "perpetual .....Story

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Tesla Model 3 Review of both the Long Range RWD and Performance AWD with Performance Upgrade Package

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patrick_y
Patrick_y shares his very favorable thoughts on the new Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD and Performance AWD with Performance Upgrade Package on PuristSPro. Tesla Model 3 Long Range in optional Silver Metallic with standard 18 Inch Aero Wheel Living in San Francisco, California is a wonderful place. In addition to the natural beauty, great food (but still lots of room for improvement), and fantastic weather; it’s also home to TESLA, amazing technology company that also happens to be a car company. Imagine having .....Story

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