Mittwoch, 26. November 2014

Newsletter III 2014

Dear watch-aficionado, watch-fan, watch-freak, watch-connoisseur.

Herewith I do present you my III Newsletter for 2014. You can download it on my website under the following link. As well you can subscribe to the future Newsletters by using the "Newsletter subscription" form. In this Newsletter I do introduce you McGonigle timepieces.

Have fun with reading this last Newsletter for the year 2014! 

All the best.


Dienstag, 18. November 2014

NEW: Benzinger Subskription VIII reverse

The newly introduced Subskription VIII reverse by Jochen Benzinger comes in a different design with the hours and minutes decentered towards 3 o'clock and the XII hour is marked in red. The base movement is a Unitas 6497 and rebuild in-house to get the decentered hours and minutes. The small seconds at 9 o'clock are opened which gives you a look at the beautifully hand-finished movement. 

The dial is completely hand-guilloché and does wear the original Breguet frost, which is a highly complicated treatment that is not used these days anymore and was invented by Abraham Louis Breguet to protect the Sterling silver.

The movement is completely hand-guilloché, hand-engraved and hand-skeletonized. The main plate comes with a platinum blue finish and the "pont de barillet", the "pont du train de rouage" and the balance coq do come with a rose gold / rhodié finish. The roue the couronne and the rochet are hand skeletonized and flame blued the same as the screws.

The watch fits perfectly on the wrist with its 42mm in diameter.

As for every timepiece made by Jochen Benzinger, there is a huge amount of hours of craftsmanship to finish a timepiece. To give you an idea, I recommend you to read my article about the way of a unique timepiece by Benzinger and to have a look at his video:

For requests and orders, I warmly invite you to send me an e-mail on the following address:

More Benzinger timepiece you can find on my website of my boutique Watch Collector:!benzinger/c1uup

All the best.

Samstag, 8. November 2014

A. Lange & Söhne "Tourbillon pour le Mérite" @ Heritage auctions November 20

There is a Tourbillon pour le mérite N°42/50 (platinum) up for sale at Heritage auctions November 20. The Tourbillon pour le Mérite was one of the four watches presented by A. Lange & Söhne in 1994 and was limited to 200 pieces overall. 50 pieces in platinum, 116 yellow gold, 18 white gold (one with black dial), 15 red gold and 1 steel. The white gold version with black dial was sold recently at Christie's on May 12 for 358 985 €! And one white gold (blue dial) was rebuild by Grieb & Benzinger for their Blue Merite timepiece ( 
Lot N°60251, Estimated 250 000 $ - 275 000 $.

All the best.
(pictures by Heritage auctions)