Kristian Haagen loves watches. So much that he can't stop talking about them. He has been a timegeek since he was ten years old. Never good at playing soccer he turned to the windows of his local watch maker and fell in love with the horological industry. He has written four books on watches, has published thousands of watch related articles in International media and works as watch estimater for auction house Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers.
The Cartier Tank was inspired by a war machine, but is as non-violent as Caspar the Friendly Ghost. And good-looking too. Not least the latest version, the Tank MC Skeleton of palladium that offers a fantastic view to the skeletonized inhouse caliber 9611 MC.
When the white-face Omega PloProf was introduced during Basel World 2010 it did not get half the applause the black-face version did, when it was relaunched in 2009. Was this due to the somewhat fragile looking white rubberstrap? If so, then please allow my half-arsed PhotoShop skills try to convince you differently as I give you eight combos of this masculine diver's watch that originally adorned Jacques Cousteau's wrist as well as Danish oil rig divers during the 1970s.
Sitting at a cafe table, enjoying a cup of coffee and a muffin doing nothing much but admiring the girls biking past me. All of a sudden a black Range Rover makes an Italian parking and out jumps two well dressed gentlemen. They join me at my table, we exchange pleasantries and a wrist shot is made. They leave as sudden as they arrived with promises of "see you soon".
Was fortunate to not only see Nico Rosberg win the legendary Grand Prix de Monaco last weekend, but also to meet-and-greet with both Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton who were both appointed ambassadors of IWC. Both gentlemen wore the Ingenieur around the Mercedes AMG Petronas paddock, but Hamilton seemed more infatuated with the Big Pilot. Not at all a bad choice. Afterall, the talented team mates are pilots in a cockpit, however in a grounded sort of way.
A watch brand has lately experienced an enormous attention. And I believe we can thank one guy for this, namely Anish Bhatt aka WatchAnish. This talented gentleman has a way of telling a story with luxurious pictures and makes the watches from SevenFriday look like something that should be on the wrist of any Lamborghini/Rolls Royce/Ferrari owner who travel in private jets and tan on their private yachts next to Jay Z and Beyonce.
As usual Gumball 3000 offers crazy and pimped cars but when Swedish pro skier Jon Olsson’s Ultima GTR Rebellion drove into the townhall square in central Copenhagen the other cars and respective owners must have felt a nasty sting of jalousy. This car is out of this world and the Swedish owner admitted that the 80 kilometers driven from Sweden to Denmark was the longest he had ever driven in this car that looks like a mix between the Batmobile and a car that Tom Kristensen would have loved to win his eight Le Mans victories in.
Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers will offer several extraordinary wristwatches on June 10th. Among the 78 lots a new old stock Tudor Submariner from 1979, complete with double boxset and certificates from a Danish retailer as well as an extremely rare Patek Philippe Calatrava of steel will go under the hammer.
Harry Winston keep their position as horological innovator par excellence with their 2012 launch of the stunning and fascinating Opus 12. This innovative timepiece does not use hands to show time as we know them. Instead the 12 hourmarkers rotate every five minutes. This does not mean that you can only tell the precise time every five minutes as the central disc indicates these minutes via a retrograde hand.
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