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Blancpain L-Evolution Tourbillon Puts The Power Reserve On The Rotor

Posted on 25 March 2011 by John Biggs

The Power Reserve Is Where? from HODINKEE on Vimeo.

SIt’s Basel time and a couple of our buddies are in Switzerland looking at fancy watches and reporting back on some of the coolest ones. For example, take a look at this L-Evolution Tourbillon by Blancpain. It’s an automatic watch with a twist: the power reserve is actually on the rotor, a feat (at least in watchmaking) akin to riding a horse backwards while juggling plates.
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Hourtime Episode 59 – Sheen 3X

Posted on 23 March 2011 by John Biggs

We talk coked out days and nights. Please don’t forget the Double Rain-Beau Fund.

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Brooklyn Watches: You Know, From Brooklyn

Posted on 23 March 2011 by John Biggs

These watches are based on vintage classics and remade by a young man in New York’s favorite borough, Brooklyn. The designer, David Sokosh, slaps a huge Unitas movement into new cases and then pops on new hands and a face. He sells some of them at Brooklyn Flea and a few online, but obviously these are limited editions.
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Hourtime Episode 58 – It’s an ’8′ Not a ‘B’

Posted on 10 March 2011 by John Biggs

Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web.

This week we talk about the MB&F HM3 Rebel, the fastest sailbaot in the world – Audemars Piguet/Zenith Hydroptère, Michael Kobold and the Christophe Claret – 21 Blackjack with Automatic BLJ08 movement.

Yep, you are correct, that is not a picture of a watch. Good catch.

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800 Swiss ETA Movements Stolen From Watchmaker In Porrentruy

Posted on 06 March 2011 by John Biggs

Thieves took a a cache of Buran-signed 800 ETA movements from a watchmaker in Porrentruy, Switzerland. They included some 2824-2 and 7750 movements. The 7750s are used in chronographs.
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