November 2013 - Beckertime, LLC

The Watch Worthy of an Astrophysicist

Last Friday, my colleague Dave Kaiten wrote about the Constant Escapement LM from Girard-Perregaux. The Constant Escapement won the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix  in the recent Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve. Being somewhat of a scientist, I wanted to briefly write about another Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve category winner (the Horological Revelation Watch category), […]

New Rolex clasp in the works?

Over the decade, Rolex has been making slow improvements to their bracelets and clasps. Before the early 2000’s, Rolex utilized what is known as the hollow link bracelet and “tuna-can” clasp. Made of 314L stainless steel, the older style tuna-can bracelets and clasps were durable, but the hollow links and what appeared to be a […]

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