Pre-Order: Blackbird Watch Manual Vol.3
Blackbird Watch Manual Volume 3 (expected to ship in early July 2020) is open for pre-order now.
On the cover, we have the latest iteration of the Chronomètre à Résonance, now containing a remontoire d'égalité, or constant force device, for each gear train, repositioned crowns, and a bridge in the centre of the dial surrounded by apertures to show the heart of the calibre at work. With an origin story that dates back to the very beginning of François-Paul’s work, and further still to the great names of Antide Janvier and Abraham-Louis Breguet, the Resonance has been one of F.P. Journe’s most distinctive models since its introduction in 2004
Volume 3 also includes in-dept stories on Rolex watches supplied to COMEX equipped with helium escape valves, covering the history of the Marseille-based company, how it became so important to the world of saturation diving, and of course, the various references that were used by their divers on jobs. We also dive into the study of Richard Mille RM005, the muse of Cartier Design-Jeanne Toussaint, and a visit to Breguet Museum. Other stories that covers a wide array of topic includes Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa, a continue story on Bentley at Le Mans from 1927 to 1930 from Volume 2 and The Talbot Lago T150-C SS.
In this upcoming issue, we invited John Goldberger to share the story of Renè Dreyfus, Ming Thein for Design inspiration and Melissa Lim for Michelin Dining.