Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Blake & Mortimer “By Jove”


Courtesy of RESERVOIR Watches
Now I would be less-than-forthright if I did not share with you, gentle reader, that until yesterday I had not heard of Blake & Mortimer. But I did a little research (something that used to come standard in watch coverage) and learned that this brave duo spent many of the early post war years (starting in 1946) battling the machinations of Colonel Olrik -

Courtesy of Wikipedia
Okay, admit it, you're interested ; )
Shamelessly Borrowed from the World Wide Infoweb
I am a Tintin fanatic, and therefore I do find it interesting that I had never heard of these guys.  But for those of you as under informed as myself, you can read more about them here on their Wikipedia page.  And for those of you with better French language skills than yours truly, you can check out their official page here -

But back to the watch itself -
Courtesy of RESERVOIR Watches
To mark the 75th anniversary of Blake & Mortimer, RESERVOIR has created this fun jumping hour / retrograde time machine.

The dial and hand pay tribute to the heroes of Edgar P. Jacobs comic series. The case is of stainless steel and measures 41.5 mm in diameter.  The movement is based on ETA's 2824-2, with a patented module to enable the jump hour and retrograde functions.

This watch is slated to deliver in December (only a few months away).

Read all about it here -

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