The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and all around the smell of summer is in the air. It’s the start of the calm season in the watch industry when brands finally take a breather after the madness of SIHH and Baselworld. For the most part, the major product announcements of the year have already been made, but that’s not to say we can’t expect a few surprises every now and then!

So sit back, grab yourself a cold one, and have a look through the latest edition of The Sunday Horophile Times.




A. Lange & Söhne at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 

For the 3rd year in a row, A. Lange & Söhne sponsored the prestiogious Concorso d’Eleganza Ville d’Este 2014 classic car competition in Lake Como. The winner received a unique Lange 1 Timezone “Como” watch.

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Have a look at my event report from the weekend here.

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Hautlence: 10 Anniversary + Eric Cantonna

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been ten  years since “alternative horology” brand Hautlence first entered the scene. Having seen it’s fair share of ups & downs, I’m happy to find the brand is now back on track and stronger than ever. We’ll be hearing more about the brand’s 10th anniversary later in the year, but for now Hautlence have officially announced their partnership with French actor, footballer and public figure Eric Cantona.


Besides giving his creative input on his upcoming signature watch, Eric Cantona will also take part  in Hautlence’s 10th anniversary tour as well as the brand’s 2014 “CROSS THE LINE” international ad campaign.

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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Hommage à l’Art de la Danse

Vacheron Constantin pay tribute to the world of Ballet with three unqie pieces in their “Métiers d’Art” Hommage à l’Art de la Danse collection. The three unique dials, based on the works of Edgar Degas, are hand-painted enamel using the “Grand Feu” grisaille enamelling technique.

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GoS watch and knife sets

Swedish blade-smith and watchmaker duo Gustafsson & Sjögren have just announced their new gentleman’s folding pocket knives, a nice option to accompany your Damascus steel watch. The folding knives are more reasonably sized than previous sets and knives made by Gustafsson for GoS.


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RJ Romain Jerome Steampunk Auto Colours

After the success of Romain Jerome’s Steampunk Chrono Colours collection from last year, the brand decided to bring back those vibrant summer colors in a new blacked-out collection, the Steampunk Auto Colours.

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Well, it’s not everyday that a co-founder of a watch brand gets to blogging! Morten Linde, the creative half of independent Danish brand Linde Werdelin, takes us on behind the scenes look at some of the design and technical aspects of his watches. Check out Linde Werdelin’s “The Lab” here:


What’s better than a watch review by someone who’s actually bought the watch? Eduard Osipov of Watch Anish (you might know him as @MrWatchGuide on Instagram) recently shared his thoughts and beautiful photography on his latest acquisition, the DeBethune DB27 Titan Hawk.


Want to see what a true watch collector looks like? Check out the latest instalment from Hodinkee’s “Talking Watches” video series, where Ben Clymer sits down with world-renowned collector Alfredo Paramico as he takes as through some of his incredibly rare pieces.



Tom Mulraney offers us a hands-on look at the Manufacture Royal 1770 collection on, a new line designed by none other than Eric Giroud. The 1770 is the first collection of watches to be released since the acquisition of the brand by the Gouten family.