Introducing Benjamin Chee Haute Horlogerie, Global Launch Client of Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier’s Latest Calibers

In the field of contemporary high horology, it takes a lot for a young brand to stand out and distinguish itself. Yet for watchmaking veteran Benjamin Chee, his guiding philosophy has been elegantly simple: “I consider myself a perfectionist and cannot abide anything second-rate in my creations. Therefore, the only logical choice was to search out and partner with the very best suppliers in the industry, and to push them even further beyond their limits.”

Founder Benjamin Chee

Having previously founded Maison Celadon and Atelier Millésime, Benjamin Chee is now preparing to launch his most ambitious endeavor yet, his flagship brand Benjamin Chee Haute Horlogerie (BCHH), with a clear mission to create the finest artistic watches in the world. Precious stone and high craftsmanship dials will be combined with the very best available high horology movements, and embodied in svelte, elegant hand-finished cases. Continue reading

The Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500 Type 7G – A Minimalist Scram Africa Desert Racer

This article was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of AutoFabrica. When possible we like to bring you the story of a custom build in the words of the people who built it, to offer clear insight into their thought process and methods.

The Type 7G started life as a 1978 SR500 Yamaha, the big single has been featured as our Type 7 series builds for a number of times now, it’s our most popular bike that clients always keep coming back to, the simplicity of the build really captures the imagination and allows our clients to implement their colours so well. Continue reading

Sparkling in all the right places – Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Dazzling Rendez-Vous

A decade ago, overtly feminine watches that combined beauty and proper horology were a rare thing indeed. (There are more of them today – although still far from enough.) And when Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Rendez-Vous collection in 2012 it really struck a chord. Here was a watchmaker taking women seriously, with good mechanical movements, elegant, grown-up designs and a load of refined detail. A little wink in the form of a tiny star on the dial perimeter that can be… Read More

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