1. A Hero’s Journey Begins And Ends: Naissance d’Une Montre, Le Garde Temps
Naissance d’une Montre, Le Garde Temps is a project that aims to pass down the knowledge of traditional watchmaking. Here, watchmaker Michel Boulanger is be mentored by watchmaking legends Philippe Dufour, Robert Greubel, and Stephen Forsey in the ways of making a watch by hand, using traditional methods. It is hoped that Boulanger will then be able to pass down the knowledge he has acquired to a new generation of watchmakers. The project began over four years ago and the Naissance d’une Montre watch is now completed. Here’s a close look at this momentous watch and what it represents.
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2. A Detailed Look at the Ultra-Rare Lange 1 Honey Gold
Though the Lange 1 by A. Lange & Söhne is one of the brand’s more accessible pieces, this particular model is special for a number of reasons. To begin, it’s made out of honey gold, an alloy of 18k gold that is specific to the brand. It has a unique shade of pink that’s in between rose and yellow gold, and perhaps more importantly, has a hardness rating of over 300 Vickers – significantly higher than most other gold alloys. Secondly, this watch is limited to just 20 pieces and was offered only to A. Lange & Söhne’s best customers, which makes it incredibly rare. Have a close look at this watch here.
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3. Watch Spotting: Hodinkee Checks Out The Oscars – And Finds Some Surprisingly On-Point Watches
We are sure movie buffs were excited to find out which movies, actors, and actresses would be honored at the recent Academy Awards. However, we were equally interested to find out what watches the attendees would wear. Here is a good roundup of the most interesting watches spotted at Hollywood’s glitziest event of the year.
4. Dominique Renaud, A Master Watchmaker Thinking Out Of The Box
Dominique Renaud is one of the most respected watchmakers in the business. Together with Giulio Papi, Renaud formed the famed Renaud et Papi (now APRP) movement designers. APRP, on the other hand, has been creating high-end complications for Audemars Piguet and other brands for the better part of two decades. For 2016, Renaud has announced that he is making a comeback in watchmaking and has an interesting innovation that he can’t wait to show at Baselworld 2016. But before that, learn more about Renaud in this enlightening interview.
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5. JAPAN : Watch Trip Of A Rambling Enthusiast
We end this edition’s round-up with another article about shopping for watches in Japan. In this article, watch enthusiast @crunchylatte talks about his experience while on a recent trip to Japan. For any readers heading to Japan soon, specifically Tokyo, this article is well worth a read because it details some of the boutiques that are worth checking out and the watches that are available for viewing there. Japan, it seems, truly is a heaven for watch lovers!