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A (short) visit with Stefan Kudoke and his small atelier in Dresden - origin of the in-house movement Kaliber 1

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Ornatus-Mundi
Stefan Kudoke is a kind of a lone warrior who successfully created his own niche of nicely skeletonised and hand-engraved watches. Just before BaselWorld, Stefan upped his game with his first in-house movement, the Kaliber 1 , developed in cooperation with Habring2 and UWD. At the end of last year I seized an opportunity that presented itself ad hoc to spend sone spare time in his atelier in Dresden. Stefan’s atelier is located in the beautiful baroque quarter called ‘Neustadt at the ‘other’ side of the Elbe .....Story

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Hands on review of the Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain

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foversta
One of the most complicated exercises in the High Horology segment is the creation of a classic three-hand watch. Indeed, such a project seems to offer little room for maneuver both in aesthetic and technical points of view and it appears as a main difficulty for any watchmaker to bring a truly new vision of the topic. Yet I have the feeling that Rexhep Rexhepi has succeeded in his project thanks to his Chronomètre Contemporain which has just been presented during the last edition of Baselworld. This watch .....Story

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BaselWorld 2018 - Stepan Sarpaneva

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DonCorson
This year Stepan Sarpaneva showed his first movement development the aptly named "Moonment" With its very subtile moon display this watch will be hand made in intimate quantities. ...Story

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BaselWorld 2018 - David Candaux

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DonCorson
The 1740 Half-Hunter is flat out tremendious. My "Best of Show" for this year. Great design, surperb finishing and super-light with the movement, not just the case in titanium. The tourbillon at 9 and the convex dial at 3 are coverd by separate small sapphire domes...Story

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A quick look at the Ming Watches 17.03

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KMII
Being one of the lucky few who managed to bag the limited Ming Watches 17.01 - their maiden product - I was even happier having gotten the opportunity to try out their follow-on product - the 17.03. Switching to Grade 2 brushed titanium (the 17.01 was polished Grade 5) - giving it a sportier overall appearance - it adds a titanium bracelet, a switch from hand winding to an automatic movement and a GMT complication, to make it something of a universally usable piece. Like with the 17.01, two dial versions ... ...Story

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Maxima Gallery presents Watchmakers - The Masters of Art Horology, an exhibition showcasing Independents as contemporary artists

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AnthonyTsai
PuristSPro is one of the 3 Media Partners for this travelling exhibition which will make 4 stops - Rome, New York, Hong Kong, and London. The exhibition schedule is as follows: Rome April 6 to 15 – the MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts New York April 26 to 30 – Phillips, 450 Park Avenue Hong Kong May 24 to 29 – Mandarin Oriental, Central London June 19 to 26 – Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, Mayfair Our very own Don Corson, AHCI & Independents discussion forum moderator, has also written an article ... ...Story

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Commissioning a Unique Piece to Celebrate Traditional Craftsmanship: Jochen Benzinger with Svend Andersen


BjoernM21
In the watch industry masters of different trades work together. Jochen Benzinger is a specialist for decorative work on dials and movement parts, but he offers also watches bearing his name. I wanted one of his watches, though, he could not offer the additional complication required to fit the watch into my collecting theme. Svend Andersen had (for once) to slip into a supporting role, with the watch keeping the signature Benzinger look...Story

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Geneva 2018 - F P Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante 'Live Pics'


andrewluff
So which flavour do you like... (if you missed it, the original press release it was HERE ...) Gold... Platinum... (with a blue/purple dial) Or super light Titanium.....Story

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Kari outing...


andrewluff
I had not worn my Kari for a while, so retrieved it to wear for a bit and thought I would take a few fresh pictures as it seems like ages since I last had it behind the lens. I love this watch and would class it as one of my 2 keepers... When it comes to guilloche... Kari is the master.....Story

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Nord Zeitmaschine by Daniel Nebel: Kinetic Art or also Watchmaking of the Highest Order?


BjoernM21
“Kinetic Art” is mentioned occasionally when watches with an unusual time display are discussed. According to the TATE’ s art-terms , “Kinetic art is art that depends on motion for its effects”. Though, I associate foremost the “machines” built by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) with this form of art. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam staged about a year ago an exhibition titled “The Machine Spectacle”...Story

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