Introducing the F.P. Journe Vagabondage III, with instantaneous jumping seconds

On the 19th of December 2016, F.P. Journe sent out its wishes for the 2016-2017 holiday season, and teased a new timepiece that was going to be revealed on January 16, 2017. The video showed three discs, two of which were in close proximity and jumped instantaneously, and many – us included – took this to mean that the brand was planning to unveil the hotly anticipated Vagabondage III. Sure enough, that’s exactly what the brand revealed earlier this month.

Vagabondage III completes F.P. Journe’s planned trifecta.

Breitling DC-3 to circle the globe, with four stops across the Middle East

Middle East airplane enthusiasts and Breitling collectors have something special to look forward to, since Breitling’s DC-3 aircraft is scheduled to make stops in the region as part of a global tour. The tour takes place between March and September, and is in honour of the Breitling DC-3’s 77th birthday. Breitling will celebrate the tour with a 500-piece limited edition Navitimer.

Over 16,000 DC-3 aircraft were produced, today fewer than 150 still fly.

Over 16,000 DC-3 aircraft were produced, today fewer than 150 still fly.

Walter Lange, Great-Grandson of Adolph Lange, and Honorary Chairman of A. Lange & Söhne passes away, aged 92

Tributes permeated Instagram earlier today, as sad news broke that Walter Lange, Co-Founder of modern A. Lange & Söhne, had passed away yesterday, January 16, 2017.

Walter Lange. (image credit A. Lange & Söhne)

Introducing the Bovet Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date

After the debut of the outstanding Récital 18 Shooting Star at SIHH 2016, we were confident that Bovet would delight us with even more intricate and complicated timepieces this year, in honor of its 195th anniversary. We were pleased to hear then that the brand announced three new timepieces at SIHH 2017, including this, the Virtuoso VIII 10-Day Flying Tourbillon Big Date.

Bovet’s watches are pretty distinctive in their appearance.

Introducing the MB&F Horological Machine 7 Aquapod, an aquatic-inspired HM that’s actually round!

MB&F exists to push boundaries, and after crafting wonderful timepieces that were inspired by space, the sky, as well as road and track, the independent horological lab has now delivered its first aquatic timepiece. It looks like a mechanical jellyfish, it’s called the Horological Machine 7 Aquapod (HM7 Aquapod), and it’s amazing.

The HM7 in titanium features a blue bezel, and is limited to 33-pieces.

H. Moser & Cie. introduces the Swiss Mad Watch with a case made from Swiss Cheese

A few weeks ago H. Moser & Cie. (HMC) announced that it was dropping the ‘Swiss Made’ label from its dials, and promised to unveil ‘the most Swiss Made watch ever created’ on January 12, 2017. True to its word, the independent watchmaker unveiled the Swiss Mad Watch yesterday, a piece unique watch (1/1) with a case made from Swiss Cheese (seriously).

This is a piece unique in every sense of the word.