Salmon Laine Gelidus Guilloché


After a decade of attentive watch interest, it’s hard to get excited about the lion’s share of modern releases. Torsti Laine is a Finnish watchmaker, trained under Lange and Voutilainen. There is a level of intention behind his work that shines through in in the details. Many can take a Unitas calibre and off-the shelf…

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Value Proposition: Habring² Chrono-Felix Salmon Monopusher


Independent manufacturers don’t come much more independent than a single Austrian husband and wife duo. Richard Habring was trained in the 1980s through Karlstein an der Thaya and was something of a prodigy, presenting a self-designed minute tourbillon in an incline movement by graduation. After meeting Maria and jointly deciding fully on a horological career,…

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AP Royal Oak Extra-Thin ‘Salmon Jumbo’ 15202BC


Audemars Piguet has never shied away from limited releases. There are boutique Royal Oaks, commemorative Royal Oaks, and custom-order Royal Oaks from early in the model’s history. Modern limited releases usually vary in dial hue or material. Today’s feature changes both. The white gold and salmon 15202BC was released in 2019 as a bit of…

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Wittnauer Valjoux 71 Chronograph


Wittnauer, later absorbed by Bulova and Longines, used to make some beautiful chronographs. Wittnauer began as an American pocket watch manufacture who adapted during wartime to wristwatches. The later 242T and 7004A are probably their best known references. But well before either came this wartime chronograph. This early reference is radium-lumed with a salmon dial…

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1 of 38: Montblanc Minerva Heritage Small Second


I’ve been on a bit of a manual-wind three hand bend lately. You may have noticed. If the GS I posted a day ago didn’t appeal to you for lack of being loud and/or limited, I give you this Mont Blanc. I think brands should be applauded when they uphold the honest definition of a…

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