The Piccadilly range has been a mainstream stay of the Speake-Marin brand since the company was founded in 2000. The original Piccadilly used a heavily modified ETA movement, replacing a range of parts to improve performance, longevity and look. This combined with the rear mounted rotor meant that they were quite thick, but managed to retain a balanced aesthetic.
As always Ian Ellery is The Watch Lounge’s ‘man on the ground’ at the Baselworld Watch Fair and will be sharing his thoughts on some of this year’s hottest new releases over the coming days.
As I have said before the life of a freelance journalist is rarely a stroll in the park. I’m not sure who those guys are that get invited to endless reception parties, but they don’t appear to be me.
Jaeger-LeCoultre have been garnering a considerable amount of interest in their Duometre à Spherotourbillon recently and watching the official video about how it all works it’s not hard to see why. The question is though, what’s it really like?
I have always been a big fan of Lange & Sohne, interviewing a previous CEO was one of my first professional watch jobs, so they will always have a special place in my heart. In 2012 our favorite German watch brand is making the most of its Saxony roots with artisan skills going back to the 12th Century.
They may only produce 2,700 watches per year but Richard Mille always manage to put on a show. This year the presentation was in 3D which is a first for me and the added dimension certainly made for an unusual experience.