Saturday, April 30, 2011
Dale was robbed in his home.. appointment was made to view some watches he'd advertised. He was taken down, ductaped and covered by a sheet - but this only after a gruesome two hours of discussing details and prices! Pretty nasty.
Please spread the word and maybe his watches can be found in time as all information about the stolen watches is posted below.
EXTRA serialnumber engraved by hand by 'Heetman'under one of the lugs #2366 605
blue dial + bezel
complete with box and papers
unusual is the fact that although the watch has an N-serial it was sold in 2003 by Rolex AD Heetman in Rotterdam
Boris, thank you so much for this opportunity.
Take care and stay safe!
Friday, April 29, 2011
The street number of the manufacture of RGM is identical with their new calibre number. An interesting story of a great American watch manufacture. Keep reading here.
RGM is an interesting American watchmanufacture. They make very elaborated watches. For example, take a look at this article here about the RGM Timezone Ltd. Ed..
In addition, this blogpost talks about the first American tourbillon by RGM.
(Source of photo and copyright of RGM custom watches)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This watch reflects jewish time. Detailed information can be found below.
I had the pleasure and honor to hold this watch in my hands, and I was extremely impressed at the perfection and aura of this timepiece.
(Photos courtesy of Konstantin Chaykin, the creator of this watch.)
In the ancient Jewish quarter in Prague there is an old synagogue remarkable by an unusual clock
placed in the epitympanic space of its town hall. The dial is mottled with the letters of Jewish
alphabet and the march of time is counted right to left, strangely counterclockwise for us. «The
clock going backwards» attracts tourists and observers. Guides try to explain this remarkable thing
by vividly telling different stories. That it is usual for the Jews – they write right to left as well. That
even long ago Jewish astrologists knew that the Earth goes counterclockwise around the Sun and
captured that sacred wisdom in the clock. And even that this clock by the deep idea of its Jewish
creators count the time until coming of Messiah and the doomsday.
We do not know whether it is true or not, but we can surely say that all these peculiarities of
the Jewish chronology inspired talented Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin, member of the
Academie horlogere des createurs independents (AHCI). He invented and developed the mechanism
of Decalogue watch that turns hands right to left and uses special patented device. Figures
on the silver dial (written right to left, of course) replicate the letters of Jewish alphabet. This is a
real Jewish watch created by hand in limited edition in quantity of 99 items. It has manual wind,
anchor escapement, antistrike device of the balance wheel shaft and additional module of the lunar
However Konstantin Chaykin did not stop there. To continue the Jewish theme he created
more complicated device and equipped Decalogue with the mechanism counting Jewish specific
units of time - helekim and regaim. These exotic units were given to Jewish people by God in His
Revelation on Sinai mountain and now they are embodied in the watch Decalogue Rega for the
first time. There are 24 hours in a day, 2080 helekim in one hour, 76 regaim in one helek.
The presentation of unusual novelties of the watch and clock art was quite recently in March
2010 at Baselworld, biggest jewelry-and-watch show. You can get additional information and
order watches and clocks at the Internet site http://www.chaykin.ru
(Above information from Press release)
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This is really a cool project, not expensive, but the design is really amazing... Just click here to read on.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Christie's - HTE 88/88 - 4 page spread:
Announcing HTE - Christie's 14 May Lecture of Peter Hillary & Jamling Tenzing Norgay in Geneva:
I know, everybody has been curious about the watch, so here you go, the back of the watch including pin:
German press release, will translate it later into English:
Rolex Hillary Tenzing Explorer Nummer 88/88 wird am 16. Mai bei Christie's in Genf versteigert
MAASTRICHT, Niederlande, April 18, 2011 / Christie's in Genf wird am 16. Mai im Hotel Des Bergues eine besonders traditionsgeprägte Rolex, die Hillary Tenzing Explorer Limited Edition Nr. 88/88, versteigern. Sie wird von Peter Hillary und Jamling Tenzing Norgay zugunsten der Stiftungen Hillary Himalaya Foundation und Tenzing Norgay Trust angeboten.
Die Rolex Hillary Tenzing Explorer ist eine einzigartige Hommage an die aussergewöhnlichen Leistungen zweier Berühmtheiten in der Geschichte der Forschungsreisen, Sir Edmund Hillary und Tenzing Norgay. Sie waren die ersten Menschen, die 1953 den höchsten Berg der Welt, den Mount Everest, bestiegen haben. Die Hillary Tenzing Explorer würdigt auch das beeindruckende Vermächtnis von Rolex bei jener Foschungsreise. Der Initiator Philipp Stahl ist stolz darauf, die Rolex Hillary Tenzing Explorer Limited Edition in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Peter Hillary und Jamling Tenzing Norgay, den Söhnen der berühmten Bergsteiger und gefeierten Abenteurer, entwickelt zu haben.
Vor der Auktion werden Peter Hillary und Jamling Tenzing Norgay die Gastgeberrolle bei einer Abendveranstaltung übernehmen, die ganz im Zeichen von Abenteuerlust stehen wird, und zwar am 14. Mai ab 19:00 Uhr im Hotel Des Bergues in Genf. Sie werden persönliche Einblicke bezüglich der Leistung ihrer Väter preisgeben und besonderes Augenmerk auf die Uhren richten, die sie bei ihrem Abenteuer unterstützten.
Die Rolex Hillary Tenzing Explorer Limited Edition 88/88 ist besonders traditionsgeprägt und kommt mit einem seltenen Satz von 3 automatischen Rolex-Uhren. Die Uhren sind in handgefertigten Expeditionskisten aus Holz verpackt, die mit mehreren Gegenständen gefüllt sind, welche die die Erinnerung an die Expedition von 1953 wieder aufleben lassen.
Philipp talking about the Rolex worn on the first ascent to Mount Everest:
'We make Rolex, and the others make watches...'
Thursday, April 21, 2011
WORLDTEMPUS - Elizabeth Doerr's top 5 at Baselworld
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(Photos courtesy of Xavier Batisse)
Despite the twists and turns of human history, those of us living in the 21st century still share the basic framework of the seven-day week that has been almost universally accepted since time immemorial. Over the centuries and through various philosophies, these seven days of the week have come to be associated with a particular planet or with the sun or moon.
The numbers seven and eight also carry a wealth of symbolic overtones across the world’s great cultures and religions. Seven stands for completion, supreme power, perfection and sacred rest. For its part, the number eight is widely associated with prosperity, good luck, infinity and continuity.
Through careful observation of the natural cycles of the planets, Indian astronomer-mathematicians, followed by astrologers, have determined eight natural 90-minute divisions of the 12 daytime hours between sunrise and sunset, conventionally considered as stretching from 6 am to 6 pm.
The very first dawn period from 6 am to 7.30 am is not counted in calculating the Rahu Kaal “windows in time” for each day of the week, meaning seven out of eight are used as strategic periods to fulfil the intuitive human need to put our thoughts in order.
Unfortunately, I missed this watch at Baselworld. Nevertheless, I am grateful for Borgeaud sending me all the information on this watch and I hope this will be interesting for my readership.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This is a Linkedin Group for watch enthusiasts with close to 4000 members.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This watch is a phantastic masterpiece, unique in any way, seeking a match. There is none. This is not only a watch, but also a roulette table, and you can play Blackjack with it as well.
The front of the watch:
(Photo courtesy of Christophe Claret, with permission, thank you Alexandra)
Monday, April 11, 2011
In the coming day, I hope to be able to post more photos and information. Stay tuned.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I am wondering what the encircled number on the lug of this yellowgold Datejust 1601 means? Asking all experts?
Friday, April 8, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
This watch reflects Jewish time, the Jewish moment. Konstantin and his assistant explained to me that he likes to work on watch projects that have a religious connection, and it does not necessarily have to be his own religion.
The LunoKhod created by Konstantin Chaykin:
This watch is a moonphase, but nothing compares to it.
The design is unique. I need to revisit my notes as to explain the functionality of the watch.