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Hands-On: Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve Watch In Black Steel

My first proper hands-on experience with the small, hugely dedicated German manufacture Moritz Grossmann happened to come with the Moritz Grossmann Power Reserve in black steel, an objectively impressive luxury watch with some subjectively annoying nuances – there was a lot to take in.
From afar, i.e., through photos and passing hands-on moments at trade shows, I have long admired Moritz Grossmann’s dedication to watchmaking. As I unpacked the Power Reserve in black steel, I found a small but comprehensive booklet that comes with every watch, explaining the history and, more importantly, the values and current crafts and craftspeople of the company. After eight years in this business, I think I can distinguish words written by someone in a marketing office in perfect isolation from where watchmaking actually happens from words written by a small team that actively carries the same flag. The latter displays unity in effort and values. My impression, although I am yet to visit, is of th..

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Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic Watch With 14-Day Power Reserve

HomeHot TakeHublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic Watch With 14-Day Power Reserve Hot TakeHublotHublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic Watch With 14-Day Power Reserve High-tech ceramic returns in bright red for the new MP-11 by Rob NuddsJanuary 17, 2020 MIN READHublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic Watch With 14-Day Power ReserveHublot’s ability to bring the primary colors into luxury watchmaking while retaining an air of sophistication is once again on display with the release of the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic.
It shouldn’t work. Although red has enjoyed a long career as the go-to accent color in horology (especially when it comes to sports models), it isn’t very easy to get right when deployed as the base color. There are very few brands that can apply such a bright and bold color to a case and pull it off.
Going full, fire-engine red on a dial takes excellent execution to look anything other than cheap
At an entry-level price point, the most red you’re likely to see is when brands opt for a red d..

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Watch of the Week: Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Orlinski Sapphire

The Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Orlinski Sapphire is a watch full of contradictions. Because of its skeletonized movement and transparent case, it looks rather delicate. In reality, it is more the opposite. The case is crafted from sapphire crystal, which is not only very strong but also very light. The movement may be skeletonized, but Hublot opted for a modern approach towards this, which not only looks great but also ensures that the movement remains rigid.

The movement itself has to be wound by hand. It has a generous power reserve of five days, which it gets from a single mainspring barrel. A power reserve indicator at nine o’clock tells you exactly how far the mainspring is wound. While not symmetrical is the design of the movement very pleasing and doesn’t leave any noticeable gaps, which is also thanks to the clever design of the skeletonized bridges. This also makes the gear train that connects the crown to the rest of the movement exciting to look a..