At Baselworld earlier this year URWERK unveiled what I can only describe as the most aggressive looking UR-110 to date, the striking UR-110PTH. Characterised by the bold use of red across the futuristic dial, this new watch is the very definition of eye-catching. Scratch a little deeper though and you will quickly discover there is more than just a new color scheme on display here.
I’ve written before of the importance of having a good quality world-timer in your collection, especially for the frequent traveler (or at the very least those that would like to give that impression.) Girard-Perregaux’s ww.tc worldtimer collection has traditionally featured fairly high on the list but the latest update felt a little uninspired and so I found myself searching for a possible alternative. One of the pleasantly unexpected options I found is the new Capeland Worldtimer from Baume & Mercier.
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost here and that means it’s time for something a little different. Fortunately the good people over at Parmigiani Fleurier have got us covered, unveiling their new Ovale Pantographe timepiece earlier this week complete with distinctive telescopic hands that extend and retract as they sweep the oval shaped dial.
Earlier this week I posted our first article on the 2013 edition of the Only Watch auction, taking a closer look at the highly imaginative X-TREM-1 Pinball from Christophe Claret. Today I’m turning the spotlight on my other favorite entrant this year, Patek Philippe, and their very special Ref 5004T. Although not as colorful or as playful as Claret’s entry, the unique appeal of this timepiece is bound to get collectors everywhere scrambling for their wallets, which is precisely the point of a charity auction.
In case you hadn’t realised yet, De Bethune make beautiful timepieces. Now, I don’t mean ‘nice finishing, that would like good with a suit’ beautiful, I mean ‘I want to hang this on my wall and dedicate songs to it’ beautiful. Don’t take my word for it though, just raise your eyes slightly and gaze upon the wonder of the sublime De Bethune DB25 LT Tourbillon pictured above. Now there’s a watch you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with, am I right?