BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015

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BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015 ABTW Round-Ups

1. Behind The Lens: Beat Haldimann’s H1 Flying Central Tourbillon

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015 ABTW Round-Ups

Haldimann is a small independent watch brand located in the small Swiss town of Thun and founded by Beat Haldimann in 1991. The brand is perhaps most famous for its H1 and H2 watches which feature central tourbillons. The H1 has a single central flying tourbillon and was the first watch to have a central flying tourbillon. The H2, on the other hand, takes the design of the H1 even further and features two central flying tourbillons that regulate each other through the principle of resonance. Take a good look at the H1 Flying Central Tourbillon here.

Source: Quill and Pad

2. Comparing The Patek Philippe 5170G, The Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph, And The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015 ABTW Round-Ups

A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph Up/Down is a true great and one of the most desirable handwound chronographs out there. Joining it is Patek Philippe’s 5170G, which is also handwound, but distinctly different in design, philosophy, and wearability. And finally, joining the two for this comparison is Vacheron Constantin’s new and very exclusive Harmony Chronograph, which features the brand’s first in-house chronograph movement. For those seeking a truly high-end chronograph, it doesn’t get much better than this. Find out how they compare against each other.

Source: Hodinkee

3. ALERT: There are fake Tudor Black Bay watches on the market, here are 7 ways to avoid buying one

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015 ABTW Round-Ups

There are fake Rolex watches and now there are also fake Tudor watches. I guess it was always only a matter of time, given the increasing popularity of Tudor these days. The model that we are focusing on today is the very desirable Heritage Black Bay. Released in 2012, the Heritage Black Bay looked as if it stepped out of a time capsule. The gilt dial, gold hands, and faux patina indices make it look as if its a watch from a bygone era. However, its modern construction and tried-and-tested ETA 2824 movement within ensures that owners need not deal with the servicing nightmares that might plague a decades-old watch. Here are some tips that can help you when seeking out a second-hand Tudor Black Bay.

Source: Time and Tide Watches

4. W&W Round-table #13: What watch just doesn’t do it for you and why?

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015 ABTW Round-Ups

The fun and interesting thing about watches is that there is no right or wrong. Whether you like a particular watch or not boils down mostly to personal preferences and not cold hard facts and specifications. For example, it’s hard to argue against the merits of the construction of a Rolex Submariner, but that doesn’t mean I have to love it or like it, even. Expanding on this particular topic is a post that collects the opinions of watch lovers and the watches that just don’t do it for them. Inside are some surprising examples – including the popular Heritage Black Bay. Hit the link below to find out why some watch lovers just cannot bring themselves to like some particular popular watches.

Source: Worn and Wound

5. Angelo Bonati: A Constant Presence at Panerai

BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends September 25, 2015 ABTW Round-Ups

Love or hate them, Panerai’s success is undeniable and truly staggering. In a short few years, it has risen from obscurity to become one of the world’s most popular and sought after brands. Panerai CEO Angelo Bonati has been widely credited with Panerai’s success and has been at the head of the company since 2000. In this article, he talks about the early days of the brand, how and why Panerai succeeded, the future of the brand, and also which luxury brand he admires most. This is a must read for any Panerisiti.

Source: The New York Times