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17 June, 2021
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During the 1880s, chronograph became increasingly popular with the rise of organised sporting events. In America, they were sought after by racehorse owners, trainers and habitues of racecourses. By 1882s, Heuer had made sufficient improvements to the manufacture of chronograph movements to be granted a patent f...
10 June, 2021
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I love the racing,I love the people,I love the world,I love the physical and the mental challenge,the sigths,the smells and the history.It's a great way of looking at life and time as well.When you're present,when you're in the moment,you get the most out of life.When you're in a race car,if you're thinking about ...
6 June, 2021
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Press C to change from mode to mode. After you perform an operation in any mode, pressing C returns to the Timekeeping Mode.Timekeeping FunctionsYou can set the time and date in the Timekeeping Mode, which you can enter using C.In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B to illuminate the display.For details on information sh...
1 June, 2021
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In this article we will help you find out which is the right battery for your Citizen Eco Drive watch. Since different watches have different quartz movements that use different types of batteries (those with different thickness, voltage and diameter), it is best to find out which caliber is your mechanism to get the r...
31 May, 2021
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There is no doubt that wristwatch chronographs are practical and exceptionally helpful tools in many ways – from cooking perfectly al dente pasta or boiling an egg just the way you like it to using contact adhesives or remembering when you parked your car. When using all of these functions offered by the chronograph, i...
31 May, 2021
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Watchmaking is one of the most tactile, slow and precise jobs that cannot be done without the right tools. In this article, we will discuss the 10 most necessary tools that every amateur or professional watchmaker should have.1. Magnifier - the magnifier is one of the most important items in watchmaking, as y...
22 May, 2021
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1.       Every Rolex watch is handmade.2.       They use the most expensive steel in the world, hence top quality!3.       The most expensive Rolex watch ever was $17.75 million.4.       Nobody ...
1 March, 2021
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The Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronometer is in gear for a new generation of fans. We tested the current Speedmaster with a retro-inspired dial and the latest in watchmaking technology under the hood. The Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer, may not have been on the moon, but it is nevertheless a thoroughly c...
1 March, 2021
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The second-oldest Swiss watch brand is making its presence felt by embracing its past. Date: August 7, 1964 Location: The vertical north face of Pointe Whymper in the Grande Jorasses, a particularly steep mountain in the Mont Blanc range within the Alps. Geneva-based guide Michel Vaucher and celebrated Italian m...
1 March, 2021
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In late March 2018, Angelo Bonati, CEO of Officine Panerai, retired from his lifetime career leading Panerai. It is a bittersweet moment for the now 67-year-old trailblazer. Recently, Bonati took some time with us to reflect on the challenges he conquered at the helm of one of the most successful watch brands in modern...
1 March, 2021
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It’s been a little less than a year since we first heard the news that longtime Richemont executive Georges Kern was leaving the confines of the luxury conglomerate to join recently sold Breitling. After months of waiting, we finally found out what the flagship step forward for Kern and Breitling would be and it’s an i...
1 March, 2021
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Inspired by a chronograph from the 1930s, the Longines Avigation BigEye unites aviation history and modern watchmaking. Its column-wheel movement is manufactured exclusively for Longines. Why is this chronograph named “BigEye”? You can see the reason staring at you when you look at the dial: a large counter at 3 o’c...
1 March, 2021
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Nomos Glashütte is known for its minimalist design palate, accessible in-house movements and collaborations with designers from outside the watch world. During Baselworld 2018, the German brand introduced its latest watch collection, which spawned from a relationship with the award-winning German furniture designer Wer...
1 March, 2021
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Bell & Ross’s watches are inspired by the history of aviation. Legibility, reliability and precision lead the list of specs. We checked them in this test of the BR V1-92 Black Steel. Ever since Bell & Ross was founded in 1992, pilots’ watches have not only been part of the brand’s collection, they have also ...
1 March, 2021
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Tissot’s affordably priced Ballade Powermatic 80 COSC has classical styling and a modern mechanical movement with a silicon hairspring. Can this combination convince connoisseurs? Based in Le Locle, Switzerland’s horological Mecca, Tissot belongs to the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch corporation. Like its...
1 March, 2021
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The Third Chapter of the Celestial Trilogy in 2016, Bovet introduced the Recital 18 Shooting Star tourbillon; a year later, the Recital 20 Asterium, which re-introduced the Recital 18's asymmetrical case, original architecture and display of astronomical indications. This year, the Recital 22 Grand Recital tourbillon f...
1 March, 2021
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The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 transports us into the future of mechanical timekeeping with its in-house-developed 10-day movement and its complex design. If you had a time machine, would you travel to the past or into the future? If you're more curious to find out what the future holds, then you'll love the Hublot Big...
1 March, 2021
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Released in January at SIHH, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection revives an iconic model to serve as the tentpole for a renewed focus on the sports-luxury segment. To students of horological history, the year 1968 was particularly significant in the world of Swiss watches. Although the quartz crisis was looming in...
1 March, 2021
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A change in ownership at De Bethune doesn't mean a shift in the brand's ideals. For 15 years, De Bethune operated in the sweet spot for independent, small-scale watch brands. Under the ownership of David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet, the brand focused on horological development and held a torrid pace of innovation h...
1 March, 2021
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Rome wasn't built in a day – and neither was Rolex, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and other watch manufacturers praised for their vertical integration and lauded for their array of in-house calibers. While we all applaud the handful of brands that have ramped up their in-house production, either recently or since th...
1 March, 2021
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Inspired by the Nomos Autobahn's unusual name, we drove along its namesake, the German autobahn, to the city of Glashütte, where we tested the watch prior to its Baselworld debut. For Nomos Glashütte, "autobahn" means the finest German-made quality. It also refers to the exhilarating feeling of freedom you get when yo...
1 March, 2021
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Stephen Forsey of Greubel Forsey discusses one of his most influential timepieces. Greubel Forsey is widely considered to be one of the most horologically important (and one of the most exclusive) manufactures in contemporary watchmaking. Since it was founded in 2004 by Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel, the brand h...
1 March, 2021
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Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus in 1976. Since then, it's become one of the brand's most sought-after watches. When Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus in 1976, it wasn't the first luxury sports watch in steel. That was claimed by Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak in 1972. But the Nautilus was positioned at an e...
1 March, 2021
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Mechanical watches are not only by and large more expensive and complex than quartzes, they are also a little high-maintenance, as it were. The mechanism within does need servicing occasionally – perhaps a touch of oil and an adjustment. Worse yet, the complexity of all those wheels and pinions engaged in reproducing t...
1 March, 2021
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Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki WT: Why is mountaineering such a strong topic for Montblanc this year? NB:First of all, it’s the question of how we build all the collections today at Montblanc. It’s an evolution of how we do things, and we do it with a very systematic approach, be it on TimeWalker, on 1858, on Sta...
1 March, 2021
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A look at some of the current watches that resulted from collaborations between watch brands and car manufacturers A substantial number of luxury watch brands maintain partnerships with car manufacturers, auto racing series or race car teams. Others join with one of the prestigious Concours d’Elegance or sponsor a h...
1 March, 2021
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IWC first debuted in-house Caliber 69375 in its limited-edition Ingenieur Chronograph “Rudolf Caracciola.” We tested it here in its newest, unlimited version, the Ingenieur Chronograph Classic. The blue dial is nicely laid out and easy to read. Precise tracks underscore the Ingenieur’s character. No other wat...
1 March, 2021
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A major first in Rolex's GMT-Master II collection: the appearance of steel! The dual time zone watch unveiled at Baselworld has been affectionately nicknamed "Pepsi" by its aficionados because of its two-tone bezel. It was a huge success. Let's find out more about a piece that we're hearing a lot about... and i't all g...
1 March, 2021
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Panerai continues marrying cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship with its new, blue version of the Lo Scienziato. Swiss watches, for the longest time, have thrived on the romance of handcraft. Generations of watchmakers here have spent long, dreary winters holed up in workshops, hunched over primiti...
1 March, 2021
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Bulgari has already broken several horological thinness records at Baselworld, and the Italian brand didn’t plan to make an exception this year. After the launch of the world’s thinnest tourbillon movement at Baselworld in 2014 (thanks to a 1.95-mm thin, hand-wound movement in a 5-mm case), the introduction of the thin...
1 March, 2021
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In 2015, Frederique Constant blazed the trail among Swiss watchmakers with the introduction of its first Horological Smartwatch. While other luxury watch brands have joined the fray since then, Frederique Constant has strived to remain on the cutting edge of the connected-watch category. The latest evidence came with t...
1 March, 2021
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IWC’s in-house historian reveals how the company’s American founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones, revolutionized watchmaking. IWC celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018 with the release of the Jubilee collection at SIHH, a collection we covered in depth in our April issue. But how much do you know about Florentine Ar...
1 March, 2021
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The making of a legend in time Last year, when Zenith reissued the legendary “A. Cairelli” CP-2, chronograph, collectors – appropriately – offered thanks to the heavens. The stunning re-edition reminded them of a rarely recalled chapter in the history of military watches, well-known in Italy but less so beyond the c...
1 March, 2021
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A rare variant on the MilSub, my years of research into military Tudors has brought me into contact with a number of Canadian Navy divers whose invaluable information has helped shape reasearch on these watches. Nearly all Tudor MilSubs are essentially factory – specification watches with no discernable marking on the ...
1 March, 2021
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Starting the chronograph of the Zenith Defy El Primero by pressing the large rectangular pusher at 2 o'clock comes with a huge surprise: a long, thin hand spins around the dial at lightning speed. It only needs 1 second for each rotation. And inside the titanium case, the mechanism that makes this possible hums along a...
1 March, 2021
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Not just intended for outdoor recreation these days, camouflage has emerged as a trendy and bold alternative for your daily wristwear. Found on both watch straps and dials, the military-focused hue isn’t one normally associated with the luxury world of watchmaking but it has evolved into a distinct look for those in se...
1 March, 2021
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An interview with Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre MB:What made you want to become a designer, specifically a designer of watches? LF: I started in jewelry design, and worked for several brands including Chopard, where I was Head of Design. Personally I preferred to make my own designs – taking...
1 March, 2021
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The vintage Heuer collection community is one of the most passionate in the entire industry. This core group of collectors is one of the reasons why TAG Heuer's attempt at bringing the Autavia back to life has been such a resounding success. The "Autavia Cup", announced in 2016, pitted 16 iconic Autavia models against ...
1 March, 2021
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1. Breitling’s product history, while certainly tied to the high-flying world of pilots and jets, has always encompassed a broad variety of disciplines, including diving, sailing, and even skiing. New products will reflect this “air-sea-land” diversity, which Kern describes as necessary largely due to the success of a...
1 March, 2021
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The Grande Complication is, without doubt, a watchmaking sensation. In watchmaking, the name has been used since time immemorial for only the most complex of all wristwatches. With good reason. Beating away at the heart of the watch, at a constant, even rate, is the result of 50,000 hours of development by some of the ...
1 March, 2021
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-It’s always notable when a brand like Chopard introduces  an entirely new collection, but the new Alpine Eagle series, launched this fall, is particularly special: it revives for a modern audience the very first watch conceived by current Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, introduces a new, exclusive mate...
1 March, 2021
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The fourth-generation Laureato has an automatic caliber that Girard-Perregaux describes as its "spearhead." Is this brand equally adept at preserving and cultivating the design codes of this distinctive watch? Watch collectors had been awaiting its return. After a lengthy hiatus, which saw almost 30 different refere...
1 March, 2021
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Vacheron Constantin is unveiling two hyper-complicated, one-of-a-kind models at SIHH this year. Here's your sneak peek at the Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart and Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix. Les Mécaniques Sauvages Phoenix BOSS 9700C/003R-B187 Both unique pieces hail from Vac...
1 March, 2021
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In a world first, the Japanese brand is introducing three new Eco-Drive watches that achieve an accuracy to within ±1 second per year. They draw directly on Citizen's long tradition of R&D in precision timekeeping: the Caliber 0100 is a direct heir of the Crystron Mega of 1975, which even then was capable of an accura...
1 March, 2021
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Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar A perpetual calendar is meant to show at least the hours, minutes, date, month and leap years up to 2100, theoretically without human intervention. Except that if it reaches the end of its power reserve and stops, you have to launch into a tedious re-s...
1 March, 2021
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Polaris: few names are so fascinating, disturbing or inspirational... It's a short step from nuclear fire to freezing polar conditions, from a protective missile to the guiding Star. Flashback to the 1960s, when Stanley Kubrick released Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a spectacul...
1 March, 2021
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Audemars Piguet had already made its mark at the SIHH 2018 with its prototype RD#2 Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin in platinum, the slimmest selfwinding perpetual calendar on the market and a spectacular result achieved by five years of research and development. Since last year, the prototype ha...
1 March, 2021
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The Bienne brand's diver collection has constantly grown over its virtually fifteen years of lifespan and, this latest, in 2019, as if making a nod to the past, chose to reinterpret the original colour which was the key to the success of this family of watches by adorning two newcomers with an exquisite deep orange. ...
1 March, 2021
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The Urwerk AMC is a hybrid timekeeping construction that consists of two autonomous, but linked, systems. The first part – the Atomolith – is a fixed base unit, a 35kg aluminium-housed atomic clock with roughly the same dimensions as a mid-sized computer tower. The second part is a mobile unit, a purely mechan...
1 March, 2021
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A completely new Patek Philippe has joined the rich range of "small complications" in the Geneva watchmaker's repertoire: a weekly calendar. It's a first for the manufacture, which over the course of its venerable history has produced an entire anthology of calendar watches, from the simple date window to the highly co...
1 March, 2021
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-Prior to the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s and ‘80s, Oris had an extensive history of in-house movement production. From 1982 onward, Oris would place its focus instead on the less-intensive, less costly process of producing in-house modules for the base movements it acquired from its Swiss suppliers. As Oris was headin...
1 March, 2021
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Mechanical monufocture movement with manual winding and flying tourbillion, Caliber BVL 206,44-mm rose gold-case fully set with baguette-cut diamonds, middle case in lapis lazuli, 18k rose-gold-plated caliber decorated with lapis lazuli indexes, blue alligator strap with 18k rose-gold folding clasp set with baguette-c...
1 March, 2021
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Lauren Ferrier’s first sports watch, the Tourbillon Grand Sport, a throwback to luxury sports watches of the ‘70s, celebrates two important anniversaries. Ferrier was an avid racing enthusiast and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans seven times, coming in first in the two-liter prototype category in 1977. In 1979, he ...
1 March, 2021
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What makes a watch even more exclusive? One factor is the finishes lavished on its movement, especially if they’re handcrafted. A. Lange & Sohne decorates especially beautifully.   Manual Engraving – The hand-engraved balance cock is a Glashutte specialty that’s still mastered and practiced by only a few brands...
1 March, 2021
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- After much anticipation and speculation, Omega has announced the release of the watch to be worn by cinematic super-spy James Bond in the upcoming Bond film, No Time to Die: the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. This new timepiece will feature a similar red, black, and brown color scheme to that seen on previous Se...
1 March, 2021
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In today’s globalized world, watches that offer a way to display a second time zone can be some of the most functional timekeepers around. Because of this, most brands have found a way to incorporate either a GMT or world- time model into their various collections.  The way that the second time zone is shown varies fr...
1 March, 2021
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TUDOR HERITAGE ADVISOR The Heritage Advisor is a modern reinterpretation of an alarm watch issued by Tudor in 1957, with the same shaped lugs, dauphine hands and central red alarm hand as its ancestor but updated with a contemporary case size (42 mm) and material titanium as well as a cognac-colored dial with a ...
1 March, 2021
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It's hard to believe it's been four years since Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the world to the Apple Watch. The new-age wearable promised to revolutionize the way we communicate, provide intimate health tracking and streamline the way we interact with technology. Its introduction was hailed in Silicon Valley as the van...
1 March, 2021
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In January 2018 Montblanc set out to conquer new peaks: the revamped 1858 collection not only celebrates the spirit of mountain exploration, but also the 160th anniversary of Minerva. We take a closer look at one of the collection's highlights, the 1858 Geosphere with a new world-time complication. Montblanc's Most ...
1 March, 2021
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Zenith's historically inspired Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback, which houses a flyback-equipped El Primero chronograph movement in a vintage-look "aged steel" case, is a watch made for the cockpit but also perfect for the cocktail lounge. There's rarely a consensus on anything in the increasingly tribal world of wa...
1 March, 2021
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Baume & Mercier's Clifton Baumatic is the first watch powered by the brand's in-house movement with a five-day power reserve, chronometer precision, magnetic protection and extended service intervals – all at an affordable price. We put it to our test. When you look at automatic Caliber BM12-1975A that powers th...
1 March, 2021
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In his eclectic career, Cuba Gooding Jr. has racked up awards, accolades, anecdotes – and an enviable collection of timepieces. He made "Show me the money" a national catch-phrase with his Oscar-winning turn in Jerry Maguire, and inhabited real-life roles as diverse as U.S. Navy Master Diver Carl Brashear and footba...
1 March, 2021
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In 2018, Breguet decided to focus almost entirely on building out its Marine collection, which also included the support of an initiative for the preservation of the ocean worldwide. We had the opportunity to briefly set sail with the new collection. Horloger de la Marine. Instruments for sea exploration have be...
1 March, 2021
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There's a reason why timepieces with brown dials haven't developed as a universal offering from watch brands in the same way other colorways have. The popular blue and green looks that we've seen proliferate over the past few years are able to offer a lively interpretation of time with their attractive polychromatic hu...
1 March, 2021
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Urwerk's latest timepiece, the UR-111C, is a direct descendant of the UR-CC1 King Cobra from 2009 (which itself was inspired by a Patek Philippe prototype created by Louis Cottier and Gilbert Albert in 1959), but it differs in a number of ways. By borrowing the retrograde linear display from the UR-CC1, Urwerk has once...
1 March, 2021
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We've waited a long time, and now it's here – the GMT-Master II in steel with a red-and-blue "Pepsi" bezel. We tested one of the first models to be delivered with a Jubilee bracelet and a new movement. Coke or Pepsi? It's a matter of taste, some say, and individual tastes always differ. But there's only one right an...
1 March, 2021
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Originally designed for people who work near electric fields, today's Omega Seamaster Railmaster is a style-confident timepiece with a modern Master Chronometer movement. Its indexes and baton-shaped hour and minutes hands are coated with Super-LumiNova that has a faux-patina color during the day. But when darkness fal...
1 March, 2021
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Omega expanded its Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon collection with the new Apollo 8 edition, whose laser-engraved, skeletonized movement takes this ceramic-cased version of the legendary Moonwatch to new aesthetic heights. Most watch aficionados can recall what a seismic event it was when Omega released the first ...
1 March, 2021
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German watchmaker Mühle Glashütte turns 150 years old in 2019, looking back on five generations of family stewardship through turbulent times for both Germany and the watch industry. The final day of hostilities between the Allies and Germany in World War II would also come to be remembered for the turning point that ...
1 March, 2021
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Legendary Swiss watch brand Patek Philippe forges forward – making even greater strides in the world of women's mechanical watches. Just a couple of months ago in Milan, Patek Philippe made a major announcement: the brand was releasing a new collection for women. The unveiling came 19 years after the release of its ...
1 March, 2021
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The object of this test bench incorporates the latest advances in Zenith's research as part of its quest for chronometry. The track explored in recent years by the brand's technical department is a head-on response to one of the factors disrupting the movement of watches: gravity. The nature of the problem became appar...
1 March, 2021
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We want to fish in a bigger pond, "Breitling CEO Georges Kern announced to the assembled audience of international media at the first Breitling Summit, held October 22 in London. It was a reference to Breitling's initiative under the leadership of Kern, now in its second year, to embrace other product segments and cate...
1 March, 2021
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Travel-time watches are prized for their straightforward functionality in today's globalized world. The Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite in stainless steel demonstrates the brand's fundamental – and very Teutonic – understanding of this practical luxury. Many high-class individuals fetishize the concept of exc...
1 March, 2021
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What caused a Serpico y Laino-signed Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 to blow past its estimate and reach $3.3 million? When the Serpico y Laino Ref. 2499 sold for CHF 3,252,500 (almost $3.3 million) in our Nov. 12, 2018, Rare Watches sale, it not only became the highest price achieved for Christie's watches in 2018, it als...