BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends June 2, 2017 ABTW Round-Ups

In this round-up we broach the subject of micro-brands. We explore who and what constitutes a micro-brand, and why some collectors adore micro-brands so much. We also have a slew of new and interesting watches, including AkriviA’s first non-tourbillon watch, the AK-06; MB&F’s outrageous HM7 Aquapod watch; and Piaget’s new and controversial Polo S chronograph. We also take a look at the history of Breitling’s SuperOcean watches. Unbeknownst to most watch lovers, Breitling was one of the first brands to come up with dive watches, and in this round-up, we will examine the history of early Breitling SuperOcean watches. And to close things off, weRead More →

Franck Muller Conquistador Grand Prix Tourbillon Watch Watch Releases

Within the watch is your manually wound Franck Muller caliber 7002 using a power reserve of about 42 hours. If you get this watch you receive a personalized rotor made from platinum. Though the watch face itself decentered, you get a clear looking face with a subsidiary seconds hand. The case of the watch is actually steel, which is going to keep the price of the watch down a little – although it will be high luxury in cost. Of course both crystals are both sapphire and the watch is water resistant to 20 meters (not very much).If you are thinking that this watch isRead More →

Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon Watches Hands-On Hands-On

Franck Muller is an independent watch brand founded in 1991, meaning that the brand is 25 years old this year. Over the years, they have have amazed enthusiasts and collectors with their bold and brash watches and collections. The early part of this decade was arguably the brand’s most fertile period. Longtime watch enthusiasts will surely remember the launch of the bonkers Aeternitas Mega 4 in 2010, a super complicated watch that has 36 complications and over 1,400 components. And a year later, it was followed by its attention-grabbing Giga Tourbillon watch. Even today, the Franck Muller Watches King Replica Giga Tourbillon watch still boasts theRead More →

3 Concept Smartwatches That Could Be From Popular Swiss Luxury Brands Watch What-If

The number one complaint the Swiss watch industry has had toward the most current crop of smartwatches is that they aren’t attractive by European design standards – and that even applies to the Apple Watch. Jean-Claude Biver went so far as to suggest that, given his standards, the Apple Watch looks as though it was designed by a student. So if the best breed of smartwatch yet (even though it hasn’t even been released at this time) doesn’t pass Swiss watch industry muster, what would a smartwatch design by Switzerland’s old guard look like? One thing we know all too well is that the SwissRead More →

Franck Muller Custom Oppa Gangnam Style Watch For PSY Watch Releases

Ironically, it has been a while since I have spent any serious time with the people in Franck Muller. The Swiss watch maker is a type of modern legend, along with the Franck Muller Group is farther an range of luxury brands which includes others such as Backes & Strauss. Before, the group was even bigger including brands such as Rodolphe, Pierre Kunz, and Martin Braun. Today, I am going to look at something different for Franck Muller that represents a contemporary side of the brand. This view is the Franck Muller Vanguard Glacier, by the newer general Vanguard collection.Franck Muller began in 1991 andRead More →

Franck Muller Master Diving Watch Watch Releases

The case is rather large. In 44mm broad, 53.7mm long, and 15.8mm thick, it will wear very prominently on most wrists. All the best to observe the dial, which is guaranteed to catch people’s attention with its implemented, oversized Arabic numeral hour markers and large hands fitting the situation color. The dial shade changes as you will see in the images, along with my personal preference is the grey dial that I believe gives the ideal backdrop for the other elements to stand out against.Cutting off the six o’clock marker is a small, circular date window which is guaranteed to bug a great deal ofRead More →

Auction Watch: Antiquorum's ONLY WATCH 2011 Results Sales & Auctions

As expected the ONLY Watch 2011 went without a hitch last week. It raised € 4.5 million, about USD $ 6,075,000 as of this writing. Let’s take a look at some of the results. [see all of the watches: studio pics & in-the-flesh, hands-on] Antiquorum Auctioneers – The collection of unique 40 timepieces achieves € 4.5 million at the Only Watch Charity Auction: Monaco, September 24, 2011 – The fourth edition of the biennial Only Watch Charity Auction held at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on September 23, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, closed with an outstanding result of EURRead More →

Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

The Swiss watch maker Franck Muller Watch 2016 Replica has somewhat of a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory air to it. With an elaborate production facility named “Watchland” outside of Geneva, oftentimes over-the-top brand positioning, and watch collections with designs far from the traditional, it would not be too surprising if they were to announce that golden tickets were being hidden in the packaging. Unfortunately for fans of the brand, that isn’t the case, but the Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph is still a noteworthy and exciting watch to consider. Note that the Franck Muller Casablanca Watch 4240 Replica Vanguard Chronograph was released last year, but we have recently beenRead More →

Franck Muller Vintage Curvex 7-Days Power Reserve Watch Watch Releases

Franck Muller is an independent watch brand based in 1991, meaning that the brand is 25 years old this year. Over the years, they’ve have amazed fans and fans with their bold and brash watches and ranges. Longtime watch fans will certainly remember the launching of the bonkers Aeternitas Mega 4 in 2010, a super complicated watch that has 36 complications and over 1,400 components. And a year later, it was followed by its attention-grabbing Giga Tourbillon watch. Even today, the Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon watch still boasts the largest tourbillon mechanism in any wristwatch, so let’s take a better look at some of themRead More →

How Software Helps Design Complicated Watches Like The Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon Feature Articles

height=”411″ width=”730″ allowfullscreen=”” frameborder=”0″> When it comes to watches, especially mechanical watches, there is no denying that they are incredibly complex miniature machines. Have you wondered how those watches are designed and validated before the first piece of metal is cut? This used to be entirely done by hand with drawings and slow prototyping. However, starting in the 1990s, the watch industry has moved toward using design and engineering software to create everything from cases to movements. SolidWorks is a software suite that many high-end watch makers rely on to design and test movements digitally. In a recent video we can see how a FranckRead More →