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July 8 2002 at 8:41 PM

ThomasM  (Premier Login thepurist178)
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ThomasM
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Panoretrograph in platinum, on wrist

July 10 2002, 12:59 AM 




 
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Saturn and Steven Walker
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Helwig Flying Tourbillon 2 in Platinum, with press release

July 10 2002, 1:13 AM 


A masterpiece of fine German watchmaking has given rise to a sequel on the occasion of the 2001 Basel
Watch Trade Fair. It was exactly five years ago that the master watchmakers of Glashütte Original
were able to impress the experts with their first tourbillon in memory of Alfred Helwig.

The new tourbillon bearing the name of this famous Glashhutte watchmaker is yet another homage
by this storied manufactory to the creator of the flying tourbillon. Developed and manufactured
in accordance with the stringent traditional rules of Glashütte watchmaking, this watch is sure
to fascinate watch lovers and experts alike. This new masterpiece, like the first Helwig tourbillon,
boasts decentral hour and minute displays and a flying minute tourbillon mounted on the
dial side. This cantilevered tourbillon was developed by master watchmaker Alfred Helwig in Glashütte
around 1920.

Yet this is far from all - there is also an elaborately designed differential mechanism which displays the remaining winding power of this exquisitely finished manual winding movement calibre 41-02.

The designation of this display on the beautifully guilloched fine silver dial is rooted in the history
of the Glashutte watch manufactory. Marine chronometers and observational clocks were already produced with "up" and "down" displays in the 20th century. With the addition of a retrograde date display, the Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 2 is a grande complication of fine German watchmaking from the Glashütte Original manufactory.

The price of this model, limited to 25 pieces worldwide, is 85,000 Euro with a fine platinum housing and 78,000 Euro with a housing of classic rose gold.








































Technical specifications: Manual winding movement calibre 41-02


Diameter 30,95 mm
Overall height 5.5 mm (without tourbillon cage)
Oscillation frequency 3 Hz = 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
Running time when fully wound 48 hours
Balance Screw balance with 18 weighted screws
Spring Bréguet spring
Jewels 35 jewels, 2 diamonds
Displays Hours and minutes decentrally at the "6", second display
on the tourbillon cage at the "12", sectoral power reserve
display at the "4", retrograde date display at the "8"
Special features all parts have been finely finished, angled and polished, crown wheels
with double solar finish, polished gear profiles, screwed gold chatons,
surface-polished blued screws, gear platform with Glashütte strip finish



 
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Marcus Hanke
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Union Bergter Small Second and Perpetual Calendar

July 15 2002, 11:14 AM 

Today I found the first two of the limited edition UNION handwinding watches at my dealer: the small second and the perpetual. Finally, the hour has come for my new digital camera which I had bought just for that purpose: to send recent pics to the web. I hope you like them, and if not the pics, then you maybe will like the watches. The other two models (pointer date and moonphase/power reserve) will hopefully be delivered within the next weeks.

So here are the two beauties side by side:




Here is the model with the small second:



I hope you can see that wonderfully grainy finish of the silver dial; this was effectively hidden in the official pics on the Union website. The finish reminds me of the movement finish of classic Glashuette watches.



The hands look black in these pics, but they all are heat-blued and look stunning!



This sideview shows the delicate casework with a highly polished bezel and brushed sides.

Here you see the small second's movement (unfortunately the watch was running, so the nice balance with its screws is not visible. However, you just have to look at the perpetual's movement further down).


And here is the perpetual:


... and its movement:


Marcus

 
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ThomasM
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PanoReserve with silver and black dial

July 19 2002, 7:35 PM 


 
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Marcus Hanke
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GO tradition products: escapement models, marine chronometer

July 26 2002, 4:26 PM 

Maybe one or the other of you has wondered about the picture of the tourbillon model depicted upon entering our forum. This is a hand-made working model of a Glashuette-fashion tourbillon, produced by GO. What might be new for most of you is that GO offered not only that but some other specialities as 'tradition products' in their early catalogues. I will show them here, in separate posts, due to the size of the scans.

If someone of you is interested in obtaining such a product, please don't hesitate to query at GO. During my visit last November I saw some people acutally working on these, so they might still be available.

So here is the first of the 'tradition products':



Ref. 1-72-99-00-03
It is the scale model of the tourbillon you already know from our entry pic. It features a chronometer spring escapement and runs for 48 hours (wound with a key).
1997 list price: EUR 15,479




Ref. 1-72-99-00-05
Working model of a Glashuette anchor escapement
1997 list price: EUR 9,541




Ref. 1-72-99-00-06
Glashuette wheel work, chronometer escapement with yoke
The cocks for the yoke and chronometer wheel are made after a historic model. This model was limited to 5 pieces only.
1997 list price: EUR 20,385




Ref. 1-72-99-00-01
Glashuette wheel work with toothed piston escapement
1997 list price: EUR 9,549




Ref. 1-72-00-00-03
Glashuette marine chronometer
Chronometer escapement, power reserve 56 hours, limited to 30 pieces
1997 list price: EUR 13,154

 
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Evitzee
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Karree Panorama Date and Moonphase....

August 1 2002, 6:33 PM 

Ref 39-43-07-05-04....Two tone silver dial, rose gold case.


 
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Evitzee
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Calibre 39 Movement....

August 1 2002, 6:46 PM 

Back of case of the Karree Panorama Date....perfectly brushed heavy case work and fine automatic movement.


 
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PanoRetroGraph in WG

August 22 2002, 5:43 PM 





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Riku Lindström
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1845 Karree handwinding, pink gold, small second

August 23 2002, 10:22 AM 

1845 Karree in RG
Ref 42 05 01 02 04





Caliber 42-05

Specifications

Indicators: Hours, minutes, seconds
Spiral: Nivarox I
Balance: Screw balance
Oscilation frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour
Fine adjustment: Swan-neck spring
Power reserve: 40 hours
Jewels: 24
Diameter: 26.0 mm x 20.5 mm
Height: 5.9 mm


    
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Marcus Hanke
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UNION Bergter Pointer Date

August 23 2002, 11:20 AM 


Feverishly awaited, the third Bergter variant has been delivered by the manufacturer: the pointer date. Here are a few impressions of this beautiful watch. While I personally still would prefer the more sober look of the version with only the small second, I am sure this variant will also become an immediate success.



This pic shows the clean outlines of the watch case, together with the variation of brushed and polished steel parts.


And here of course the watch's highlight: its beautifully finished handwinding movement, visible through the sapphire displayback.



Enjoy the pics!
Marcus

 
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Christof Stefaner
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Glashütte Original 1845 RG pointer date white dial

August 27 2002, 7:07 AM 




And here's the wonderful backside:






 
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ThomasM
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PanoGraph - first pictures Aug 2002 - dial and movement

September 2 2002, 2:15 PM 







 
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ThomasM
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PanoReserve - first pictures Aug 2002 - dial and movement

September 2 2002, 2:16 PM 










 
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Choi
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1845 Power Reserve + Moonphase

September 2 2002, 2:19 PM 

Front View:






Back View:






 
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Christian
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Pix from a Senator Date

September 2 2002, 2:21 PM 












 
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Marcus Hanke
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UNION Flieger with small date window

October 31 2002, 2:14 AM 

A very classic aviator dial:


The well decorated movement:


The case finish with brushed sides and polished upper sides is clearly visible here:


Marcus

 
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Anonymous
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First picture Union Bergter Power-Reserve and Moonphase

November 4 2002, 12:44 PM 

...other pictures will come soon.....




 
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Christian
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New Union Bergter Powerreserve pictures

November 12 2002, 11:06 AM 






















 
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Christian
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UNION Vollkalender

November 12 2002, 11:08 AM 
























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