It’s Monday, which means it’s time to look back at the week that was and re-visit some of the best stories (and videos) from around the watch world.
Talking Watches With Eric Singer
Kicking things off for us this week is the above video from the fun guys over at Hodinkee, in which Editor-in-Chief Ben Clymer sits down with rock’n’roll drumming legend Eric Singer to talk watches. By his own admission Singer is a long-time collector with somewhat eclectic tastes, who likes to celebrate significant milestones in his life by buying watches. As such his collection is very personal, which really shows through in the video, making for great viewing. Make sure you watch till the end to see Singer’s super cool Patek Philippe pocket watch.
You can get more details and see all the photos over here at Hodinkee.
Grieb & Benzinger Blue Merit
We’ve covered Grieb & Benzinger almost exhaustively here on The Watch Lounge in the past but even we’ve never seen something this incredible from the boutique German watchmaker. Unveiled exclusively on Quill & Pad last week, the Blue Merit is a piece unique based on one of the rarest serial movements in watch history: A. Lange & Söhne’s Tourbillon Pour le Mérite. Words cannot do this watch justice, you simply need to see it to experience its fully beauty.
Fortunately the team over at Quill & Pad have lots of great photos and even more detail, so click here to check it out.
Chopard L.U.C Tourbillon Qualite Fleurier
Over at A Blog To Watch meanwhile the guys spent some time hands-on with the gorgeous new L.U.C Tourbillon Qualite Fleurier from Chopard, the first timepiece ever to be made from Fairmined Gold. It is part of Chopard’s focus on sustainable luxury and highlights the need to find ways to ways to mine gold in a sustainable and ethical way in parts of South America.
It sounds like a great cause and one worth supporting so head over to A Blog To Watch to learn more.
Vacheron Constantin Skeleton Tourbillons Watches Hands On
Some more skeleton-dial watches are making an appearance in this week’s round-up, this time in the form of the Vacheron Constantin’s Malte Tourbillon Openworked and the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Openworked. Singapore-based Watches by SJX got up close and personal with two of the new models introduced at SIHH 2014 and has the stunning photography to prove it. Definitely worth your time if you love some serious watch porn.
See all the photos and the full write-up here at Watches by SJX.
#VintageWatchFridays Rolex Explorer 1016 Double Header
In case you missed it we did something last week on our weekly feature #VintageWatchFridays that we’ve never done before; we profiled two watches from the same collection but from completely different eras. The first was a Rolex Explorer 1016 from 1965 with a gorgeous gilt dial, whilst the second was a Rolex Explorer 1016 R-series – possibly one of the last pieces in the collection ever made – from 1987. We also managed to convince Reginald Brack, Christie’s Director of Private Sales, to explain them both to us in detail on film.
If you missed the original article click here to check it out.
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