“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles.

The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time has a rose-gold case and hands and a silver dial. Unlike most repeaters and other chiming watches, it has its chiming mechanism integrated into the dial design. The black-polished steel hammers are located on either side of the large small-seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. The hammer on the right strikes the quarter hours and the one on the left, the full hours. The two gongs, embedded in a recess between the dial and the bezel, are also visible from the dial side. Every 15 minutes, the mechanism triggers the striking of one of the gongs — three high-pitched chimes for each quarter hour and one low-pitched chime for the top of every full hour. The watch has a device that can deactivate the chiming mechanism whenever the owner wishes to not be disturbed by it: Simply press the push-piece at 4 o’clock and the hammers raise away from the gongs and hold in place, thus silencing the watch. For more details, click here. read more

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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm Watches For 2017

For 2017, TAG Heuer has updated the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm watches with skeletonized dials and some new color options, which provides a good opportunity to briefly reflect on the intricacies of this piece.

You see, at times when most major brands so scarcely gather the courage, resources, designer talent, and/or whatever else it would take, it was understandably refreshing to see the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 make its debut… as much as two years ago already. In the intervening time, TAG Heuer has also stepped up their game at delivering the different iterations of the Heuer-01 to retailers – supplies in places were reportedly limited – and now it is just down to creating yet newer versions around the solid foundations that this iteration of the TAG Heuer Carrera provides. read more

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