Alexander Stilcken

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Beautiful in Blue: The Latest Limited Editions for Bucherer BLUE

It must be the power of strong brands and manufactures: a good 50 watches have already been created for and with Bucherer BLUE, which sees itself as the in-house innovation lab of Bucherer – one of the largest and most…

A Blast From The Past: The Chronograph 911 Sport Classic From Porsche Design

Looking back at the past with a sense of longing, yet always pushing forwards – that seems to be a part of human nature. Whether in fashion or art, architecture or engineering, both factors drive us in life. But when…

Putting All Bets on Black. But Also on Red – The Montblanc 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph Red Arrow LE88

Montblanc is a brand with a great tradition. So is its Minerva manufacture, the maker of historic and once extremely sought-after monopusher chronographs. Ever since Minerva became part of Montblanc, new monopusher watches have become amongst the most stylistic, defining,…

Watches & Wonders 2022: This Years Novelties we Have (Not) Fallen For

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Watches & Wonders Edition Philippe: So, are you also feeling relieved after Watches & Wonders? Alexander: Why? Philippe: Well, if…

Hands-On: First Impressions of The Patek Philippe Novelties 2022 (With Live Pics) – Could They be Any Cooler?

To any fan of watchmaking, a trade show like Watches & Wonders is the same as what a visit to the toy store is to a child: way too much of everything the heart desires, and touches our very soul.…

Part 2: Watch Year 2022 – New Models, New Hopes

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation. Alexander: Zenith has unveiled the Defy Skyline, a pretty great version of a three-hand watch with a metal bracelet, and…

Porsche Design and the Chronograph 1 – Back to the Future

To understand the legend that is Porsche, it is worth looking at the world through a child’s eyes. For example, the three-year-old son of a couple who are friends of mine, who cheers “Porsche!” every single time he sees a…

Part 1: The Patek Philippe “Advanced Research” Fortissimo Ref. 5750P

They love timepieces and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation. The elephant in the room Philippe: You can’t talk about Patek Philippe’s new Advanced Research Minute Repeater without first talking…

The History of The Patek Philippe World Time Watches

A function on its own is never everything. This is not exclusive to watchmaking, but it is particularly true here. Take a watch, for example, with which you can dive thousands of meters deep (at least if you wanted to,…

Full Speed Ahead: The Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic

Incredible watches are characterised by the fact that they display much more than just the current time. In the best cases, they also say something about the zeitgeist in the world. It would not an exaggeration to say that the Richard Mille…

Fast Forward: The Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail

The world of hypercars is characterised by superlatives disguised as numbers. The McLaren Speedtail is no exception: from 1,050 over 403 and 1,430 to 2.37. In other words, from 1,050 horsepower over 403 km/h top speed and 1,430 kilograms weight…

A Closer Look: Rosy Dreams With Patek Philippe References 5270P And 5372P

Salmon are impressive fish, facing a substantial amount of danger throughout their lives. This “danger” applies primarily to the fact that they are on the menu for a broad variety of animals along the food chain. After all, salmon aren’t…