Gallery: Behold! The new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph

Today Audemars Piguet has taken the wraps off of its latest Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph. The watch (ref: 26550AU.OO.A002CA.01) is limited to just 50 pieces and features the 2897 self-winding calibre.

This new reference is powered by an automatic movement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1948 to hit Middle East boutiques in October

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s (JLC) Reverso has found its way onto the wrists of the crème de la crème of society since 1931. It’s a special watch and to mark occasions in the watch’s history, JLC has taken to releasing limited edition or limited production anniversary pieces. The latest is the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1948, and we’ve learned that it will be in JLC’s Middle East boutiques in October of this year.

The latest member of JLC's Reverso collection is one heck of a handsome dress watch.

The latest member of JLC’s Reverso collection is one heck of a handsome dress watch.

Happy 90th birthday Walter Lange!

There’s no doubt that modern watchmaking and indeed A. Lange & Söhne owes a lot to Walter Lange, who today turns 90-years old. On December 7, 1990 although already a retiree with 66 years under his belt, Walter Lange along with Gunter Blumlein undertook to begin restoring the brand that Mr. Lange’s great-grandfather, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, laid down 145 years earlier. The brand disappeared from existence when communist authorities in East Germany took over Mr. Lange’s family watchmaking business in 1948.

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

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

Gallery: The most expensive watch-winder in the world?

Fabled Swiss custom automobile specialist Rinspeed led by automotive extraordinaire Frank M. Rinderknecht showed off the XchangeE driver-less concept car earlier this year. A driver-less car is a unique proposition in its own regard, however our interest in this project stems from Carl F. Bucherer’s involvement. ‘Why?’ we hear you ask. Quite simply because this is possibly the only watch-winder in the world with four wheels and a motor that actually has a horsepower rating.

Rinspeed's driver-less concept car is incredibly digital but it's also got a watch winder for your automatic watch.

Rinspeed’s driver-less concept car is incredibly digital but it’s also got a watch winder for your automatic watch.