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Watchbase: JLC, Bremont and other updates - 2016/02/20 by Dale Vito


Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.30.42.30.99.002
Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.30.42.30.99.002

 

It’s been a while since my last update but we have been keeping busy – our database now includes over 11.000 watches and more than 1.200 distinct calibers. So, what’s new?

Our JLC database now features most, if not all, models from the current collection – including 100 different Reverso’s. Most are uploaded including pricing information.

I’ve also been working on updating our Bremont collection, which now holds more watches and better images. I might have to tweak our set-up a bit though, as I am not sure whether the Special & Limited section in its current form is such a great idea; after all, it holds watches from several lines.

Omega has been fine tuned here and there, with a few new (or missing) models added and pricing information updated on the most important references. I created a separate page for the Museum Collection, with 1 to 10 all listed.

Our Patek Philippe database now also holds all ladies watches. Piaget is mostly complete. Oh, and I’ve started working on Girard-Perregaux.

We’re slowly gearing up towards BaselWorld 2016, so stay tuned!

[The Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.30.42.30.99.002 pictured above? You’ll find it right here.]


Baume & Mercier – the Column Wheel Hampton - 2015/08/05 by Dale Vito


Baume & Mercier Hampton 10032
Baume & Mercier Hampton 10032

 

This is fun.

Whilst batch editing a couple of Baume & Mercier watches this afternoon, I came across this little gem.

Baume & Mercier always flies under the radar for most of us into watches, but this is actually a pretty cool piece. I first noted it because of its price tag – quite a bit higher than its siblings like the 10029 and 10030. As I’m no expert on these, I had to investigate further. Listed as stainless steel – correct according to the Baume & Mercier ‘Master Line’ dealer catalogue. Than I noted the exceedingly small ‘Manufacture Movement’ under the pictograms. Whut? Double checking their website it says ‘Movement Designation: Self-winding, Manufacture Movement’ This can’t be right, can it?

No it can’t. Turns out the movement is supplied by JLC – a caliber 751 variation stripped of its running (small) seconds. Still a pretty cool watch though.


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