With emphasis on high class mechanical watches and covering the best timepieces and their manufacturers in the first place, this watch wiki suits as reading matter for the connoisseur of this fascinating species of watches. So one could call it a special "Wikipedia for Watches".
Here you can find an abundance of details about the leading watch brands and the best timepieces of the world, but also background reports about watch history and about the famous watchmakers and their career.
The comprehensive database can easily be searched via an extremely powerful engine, which generates alphabetical and category-grouped lists in seconds.
This website is also very useful as a handy shopping guide, because it is very fast, neutral, independant and provides important background information.
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Greubel Forsey wins the prize for the extraordinary mechanical watch at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève
Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and their team completed eleven years of research for this model, assembled no less than 935 components, filed two patents, incorporated Greubel Forsey's third basic invention (the Tourbillon 24 Secondes), developed an acoustic resonance cage generating an extreme purity of sound, installed eleven functional safety features, and carried out a three-year wear test.
Sinn presents a watch made of Damascus steel on the MunichTime 2018
The Frankfurt watch manufacturer Sinn presented a 100 pieces limited watch made of Damascus steel on the MunichTime in 2018. In order to bring the characteristics textures of Damascus steel to the fore – an organic pattern of alternating bands of light and dark – the dial and central part of the case are forged from a complete steel block rather than designed as separate components, as is customary. The result is rather remarkable: for the Damascus pattern on the dial continues across the entire case to create a fascinating and impressive whole.
Damascus steel has fascinated humankind for centuries. It gained its legendary reputation above all in the making of swords, knives and blades. Damascus steel is a combination of at least two different types of steel, layered to create the aforesaid surface design.
The traditional art of making Damascus steel is very elaborate and portrays a unique blend of craftsmanship and application. During production, the different types of steel are layered and forge-welded together.
The piece is then forged, halved while in a glowing state and layered together again. Experts refer to this as ‘folding’. By combining soft and hard steels, a new kind of steel is created, one which displays properties of both. In the final stage of production, the Damascus pattern is made visible through surface etching. The steels are dissolved to varying extents by acid, thus forming the typical light and dark nuances.
Also during production of the 1800 S DAMASZENER, the layered structure is made visible through final surface etching, which gives the material its characteristic appearance. Each watch thus becomes an extraordinary and unique timepiece, as the flow of lines cannot be physically manipulated.
Stylish timepiece by Bell & Ross
In December 2018, Bell & Ross presents this new model with the typical square case. The watch has a black dial with gilded indices and can optionally to be combined with a caramel colored leather bracelet or a Milanaise strap.
- Sinn 657
Top quality at a still unbeaten price/performance ratio
- Temption CM-03 - Temption CM-06
Consistent and courageous realization of an independent and credible product philosophy
- Bell & Ross BR 02 Pink Gold
Synthesis of instrument watch and style
- Audemars Piguet Millenary Deadbeat Seconds 26091
Attractive design meets watchmaking innovation
Hand winding ultra flat
- Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin
Watch aesthetics in pure culture, an authentic product of a manufacture
- Piaget Altiplano 40 mm
The same, only from a competing provider
Chronographs - self-winding
- Sinn U1000 Diver's chronograph - Sinn 756 Diapal UTC - Sinn 757
Highest quality by Sinn to a still unbeaten price/performance ratio
- TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Concept watch
High-quality manufacture movement measures 1/10 sec mechanically, the whole thing with a striking exterior garnish
- Rainer Brand Kerala Sport E
The insider tip manufacturer keeps delivering authentic quality
- Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "Safari"
Perhaps the most beautiful model in the successful series of the Royal Oak Offshore
Chronographs - manual winding
- A. Lange & Söhne Datograph-Perpetual
Watchmaking art from Glashütte par excellence
World Timers / Watches with Additional Time Zone
- Sinn 6000 Finanzplatzuhr - Sinn 6066
Successful model for stock market jobbers and other friends of complications
Watches with Repetition
- Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minutenrepetition Springende Stunde
Audemars Piguet keeps loyal to its long tradition of elaborate repetitions
Watches with Perpetual Calendar
- Audemars Piguet Millenary Tradition d'Excellence 5
Newly developed escapement concept, attractively packaged
- Girard-Perregaux Laureato Evo 3 Chronograph Ewiger Kalender
Sportiness meets haute horlogerie
Astronomical Watches - self-winding
- Vacheron Constantin Tour de L'Ile
Showpiece of the oldest manufacture, presented at the 250-year jubilee
Astronomical Watches - manual winding
- Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002
Invaluable — but we may all wonder
- A. Lange & Söhne Große Lange 1 "Luna Mundi" 2 Uhren
Watch art at its absolute peak, but this time from Germany
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29.10.2018: Overdue after a long break: This wiki and the German version (uhren-wiki.net) are now being updated. Increasingly important is the mobile version (for smartphones), which now has a higher visitor number than the desktop version.
Some design details have already been updated. The correction of the image calls was particularly necessary: If one selects pictures at the mobile version there is no more endless waiting loop, but the right page is shown, and from there, by pressing again, the full representation of each image can be displayed.