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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon

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The most recent press release from Jaquet Droz informs us that their new Jaquet Droz Tourbillon has just become available for purchase.

The brand presents two exclusive timepieces of the emblematic Grande Seconde line, fitted with a tourbillon complication, which is still one of the most valued in the world of mechanical wonders. Tourbillon is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement that aims to negate the effects of gravity on the movement and improve accuracy of the watch. Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon is now available in white-gold case with a Côtes de Genève dial or a red-gold case with a Grand Feu enameled dial. Both models are presented in 43-millime...

Keith Flint of The Prodigy loves Graham watches

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According to the most recent press release from Graham London, Keith Flint of The Prodigy is their newest friend.

Keith Charles Flint , a vocalist of the British Electronica band The Prodigy, is also a keen motorcyclist and a supporter of London football team West Ham United. With his team, Team Traction Control, Keith raced around some of the most difficult European circuits and even participated in 2011 Hottrax Motorsport Endurance Championship. This bold and gutsy character is best known for his eccentric look, numerous tattoos, body piercing and spiky hair. By the courtesy of the brand, we see him wearing GRAHAM’s Chronofighter Oversize Diver Deep B...

Ralph Lauren 867 - SIHH 2012 Preview

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At the upcoming Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, which is scheduled for January 2012, Ralph Lauren will present two new watches of the Slim Classique Collection, inspired by the elegance of the 1920’s. Each of the pieces is very thin, graced with sophisticated guilloché engraving and set with sparkling white diamonds. This is basically the same model, Ralph Lauren 867, only the total number of gem stones per each watch varies. RLR0132703 is a model with a single row of diamonds, graced with 96 dazzling stones. RLR0132702 features...

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Sebastien Buemi Limited Edition

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Audemars Piguet proudly announces the launch of a 250-pieces special edition Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph dedicated to the Swiss motor racing champion Sébastien Buemi. This young and immensely talented motorsports driver has been the brand’s ambassador for almost three years now.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Sébastien Buemi marks three years of this successful cooperation and combines best of two worlds – technical sophistication and incomparable sporty look. The case is crafted in grade 5 stainless titanium and boasts 42 millimeters in diameter. The emblematic octagonal bezel is made of ceramics, which is a scratch-proof material borrowed from the motorsports world. Just like titanium, ceramics is a lightweight material, very durable and harder than steel but it has an additional advantage reflected in its beauti...

PANERAI: Limited Edition Radiomir 10 Days GMT (PAM 391)

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The renowned Italian luxury watchmaker has just opened two new boutiques in South Florida: in Bal Harbour Shops and in Palm Beach's high-end shopping spot Worth Avenue. To celebrate the occasion, Officine Panerai launches the new limited edition Radiomir 10 Days GMT (PAM 391), which is a boutique-only model. As you can see on the images, the watch has a deep brown dial with luminous beige accents, large Arabic numerals and an arrow-pointed hand that indicates the time in the second time zone. Small aperture at 3 o’clock serves as a date indi...

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie SIHH 2012

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Although I have been writing about this event in many of my recent articles, the official press release from SIHH has just arrived, highlighting some of the most interesting fact about the upcoming landmark event for the Fine Watch sector.

Next year, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie takes place from January 16th to 20th, 2012, which is its 22nd year. SIHH is an exclusive and invitation-only event that gathers about 12,000 retailers, journalists and brand representatives from all over the world. A total of nineteen watch brands will present their latest timepieces and innovative concepts on 30,000 square meters at Palexpo, Geneva. Here is the official list of exhibitors: A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Gre...

Ermengildo Zegna Rattrpante and Foudroyante Chrono

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Girard-Perregaux has just designed the brand new Ermenegildo Zenga watch. This time it is a limited edition model produced exclusively for the Chinese market.

As any other watch in Girard-Perregaux for Ermenegildo Zegna line, this one is created for the famous fashion brand and bears Ermenegildo Zegna’s insignia on the dial. The Girard-Perregaux name isn't shared on the creation, but even the tiniest detail speaks for itself. The watch is designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ermengildo Zegna in China. This is the fourth watch from the Girard-Perregaux for Ermengildo Zenga series, and the most complicated one so far. The watch is equipped with split seconds and 1/8 of a second mechanisms -...

Angular Momentum Glowing Urushi

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Angular Momentum of Switzerland has just released a new creation: Glowing Urushi.

This unusual watch looks and sounds like some kind of an epic item from the fantasy role-playing game, essentially because it has an amazing glowing capacity that exceeds that of the standard luminous substances used in watchmaking so far. The Glowing Urushi is made using the updated “Email Lumineuse” technique, developed by this brand in 2004. The watchmakers of Angular Momentum have combined traditional techniques of enameling with non-radioactive organic sulfate. Perhaps some of you remember the Montre Guilloche Lumineuse, launched by the...

Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Lady Shopping Mondo Exploris

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GIRARD-PERREGAUX has just unveiled a new limited edition of ww.tc Lady Shopping, designed especially for ladies.

The new Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Lady Shopping ‘Mondo Exploris’ is a truly exclusive line, consisting of only 4 pieces and designed in collaboration with the Romanian luxury magazine ‘CAESAR’. For this reason, the watch features “shopping spot” CAESAR for the time zone of Romania. The watch features amazing mother-of-pearl dial with eight diamond time-markers and beautiful irregular Arabic numerals. There are also day/night indicator, power reserve indicator . The bezel is graced with fifty-four diamonds (c. 1.95 carats), embedded in a polis...

HYT - The Hydro Mechanical Horologists

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As we approach the next year, we’re becoming more and more impatient to see what have the watch brands prepared for the upcoming season. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, scheduled for January 2012, is the first major watchmaking event of the year where nineteen watch brands will present their new products. Only two months later, in March 2012, we’re having another major watchmaking event – the renowned BaselWorld - the World Watch and Jewellery Show. This huge event hosts no less than 2000 companies from the watch, jewellery and...

Piaget in Florence and The Machine's controversial video

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Florence Welch has once again selected to wear Piaget in her newest video “No Light, No Light” - the second single from her number 1 album, Ceremonials.

This type of news, even though related to watch industry, is not something that you can see very often here at Luxois. However, we believe that the classic and timeless Altiplano watch blends perfectly with the style and the atmosphere of the music video (combined together with beautiful diamond jewelry from the Piaget’s Possession Line) and therefore deserves your attention. It is always good to see classical aesthetic values in bold and modern interpretation, such as this one, but things are not always as smooth as they first appear to be....

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre a Quantieme Lunaire 40.5

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Here is another SIHH 2012 preview

This time I have the honor to present you the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire 40.5, a slightly smaller version of the former 42.5mm watch, which was launched in 2010. The watch is crafted in 18-carat pink gold with polished and satin-brushed finish. It features a crystalline grained dial with pink gold appliques indicating Hours, minutes, seconds, and jumping stop seconds, date, age, phase of the moon and power reserve. All of the functions are propelled by mechanical manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 381, composed o...

HUBLOT Aero Bang Niemeyer

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HUBLOT has just released a truly exclusive piece dedicated to one of the most respected modern architects of the 20th century – Oscar Niemeyer.

The maestro of modern architecture celebrates his 104th birthday later this month, and the famous Swiss brand decided to pay him a tribute with this new Aero Bang model. The watch is crafted in bead-lasted matte tantalum, to evoke the distinctive hue of reinforced concrete, which is one of the most distinctive aesthetic elements in Niemeyer’s opus. The hour-markers and hands feature yellow and green accents, paying homage to Niemeyer’s homeland – Brasil. HUBLOT Aero Bang Niemeyer, case-back On the case-back, the watch depicts the Nat...

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Annual Calendar

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Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2012 Preview

Parmigiani Fleurier has just released a brand new piece featuring the 17th movement developed in-house by this brand. Moreover, this is the first Annual Calendar movement in the opus of this major high-end watch manufacturer. Annual Calendar is a useful feature of a mechanical watch that allows automatic adjustments of months with 30 or 31 days. Annual calendar needs to be manually adjusted only once a year, when February turns into March. The only exceptions to this rule are leap years, when 29th February automatically moves to 1st March a...

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon

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Manufacture Jaquet Droz celebrates the Chinese New Year and Year of the Dragon with the Petite Heure Minute Dragon.

This watch, the most recent creation by the famous brand, bears an image of two dragons fighting over the pearl. This dramatic scene is depicted on an ivory background of Grand Feu enamel dial, which is nested in 43-mm wide case. The symbol of a dragon has for long been one of the most prominent symbols of Chinese culture. Dragons have been regarded as the representatives of the primal forces of nature, associated with wisdom, power, and cosmic harmony. Yellow or golden dragons with five claws on each foot were a symbol of the emperor in an...

Breitling Chronomat 44 American Veterans Tribute Watch

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To honor the military veterans across the United States, Breitling has created this new and limited American Tribute Watch, which is available in only 50 pieces.

The watch is available for purchase starting from Veteran’s Day and it retails at $8,960. What is really interesting is that all of the proceeds from this watch are going to be donated to the Fisher House Foundation that provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. The watch is based on the Breitling’s iconic Chronomat 44 watch, featuring an in-house chronograph movement Caliber 01 - same as all other Breitling’s movements, this one is COSC certified. The watch is craft...

Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Yas Marina Circuit

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Earlier this month Richard Mille celebrated a first successful year of co-operation Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM) and hosted a gala evening on the Yas Marina Circuit.

To celebrate the occasion, Richard Mille has launched a limited edition watch that marks the sart of the partnership between the brand and the Yas Marina Circuit & Racing School. As the official time-keeping partner of this institution, Richard Mille has launched the new RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Yas Marina Circuit, a watch that was announced earlier this year. The special guest at the gala event was, certainly, famous Felipe Massa, who has been known as a long-time partner and test driver for Richard Mille. Moreover, this racing...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 976 Guillermo Ceniceros Special Edition

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Jaeger-LeCoultre, 2011 is an important year in the history of the manufacture. This year marks the 80th anniversary of their epic Reverso watch. Since the beginning of 2011, a number of dedicated special editions have already been released. Now the famous manufacture presents another unique interpretation of Reverso and, at the same time, pays homage to the renowned Mexican painter, muralist, and engraver Guillermo Ceniceros. The watch was presented at the opening ceremony of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in Mexico. The watch is offered...

Jules Audemars Extra-thin Bolshoi

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The old scene of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow was opened again on Sunday, November 20th, after six-year renovation work, to greet the 236th season in its history. One of the Audemars Piguet’s ambassadresses, Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, was on the stage that night performing the role of the Sleeping Beauty. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, Audemars Piguet created a special Jules Audemars Extra-Thin Watch graced with an open-worked oscillator engraved with a silhouette of the famous theatre. The special series of Jules Audemars B...

Hublot F1 King Power Interlagos

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Hublot has just launched a new watch in the F1 King Power line. The watch is designed to celebrate the Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil 2011, the last Grand Prix of this season’s FIA Formula One World Championship.

The watch is issued in a limited edition of 250 pieces and designed to celebrate the famous Sao Paulo circuit which, unlike the others, runs anticlockwise. Hublot F1 King Power Interlagos is graced with cobalt blue accents, in the exact shade that matches the centre of the Brazilian national flag. In the spirit of all F1 King Power watches, the new piece is crafted from high-tech materials borrowed from the world of speed racing. The watch boasts robust ceramic bezel with a circular finish and characteristic holes made to evoke the high perform...

Corum Admirals Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro The Jules Verne Trophy Edition

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Corum unveils new Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro special edition Trophée Jules Verne - Maxi Banque Populaire V watch.

For many years, the famous Swiss brand supports Banque Populaire and one of the most demanding nautical challenges: Trophée Jules Verne. The Jules Verne Trophy is awarded to the first yacht which sailed around the world in less than 80 days. The name of the award is obviously a reference to the Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in Eighty Days. To celebrate this year’s competition, Corum presents this great new addition to the Admiral’s Cup collection, a dedicated piece devoted to the world of sailing and its enthusiasts. The case is craf...

Jay Z gives kudos to Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed DLC Chronograph

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Earlier this year, Jay-Z, famous American rapper and record producer, has unveiled his brand new website called Life + Times. With this new business venture, Jay-Z proves that he’s not only a musician, clothing line creator and successful entrepreneur, but also an editorial director. The Life+Times covers all interesting subjects from music and fashion to tech and sports, Jay-Z works together with this small crew of editors and writers to produce high quality content. One of the watches that recently captured Jay-Z’s attention is the Linde W...

Frederique Constant Maxime Manufacture Automatic Lady Chocolate

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Frédérique Constant expands its signature Maxime Manufacture Automatic Collection and adds a new Automatic Lady Chocolate watch to the assortment.

This elegant piece repeats the same technical and aesthetic codes of the Maxime Manufacutre line, established with its launch in 2009. Each of the pieces of this collection is distinguished by haute horlogerie finishing and refined in-house produced caliber movements FC-700. The new Frederique Constant Automatic Lady Chocolate is a feminine piece with a delicious gourmet twist, reflected in a beautiful chocolate-colored dial. The warm brown color is embraced in complementing shade of red gold, which is a material used to embellish a 39-mm w...

Hublot Big Bang Baby Million

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To mark the Belles Montres Show in Paris, Hublot is presenting the dazzling new Baby Million watch.

The newest Haute Joallerie creation from Hublot was unveiled this evening to the public at the Belles Montres Watch Show in Paris. The watch is graced with no less than 891 diamonds, totaling nearly 28 carats! It is crafted in 18-carat white gold and enchased with 440 baguette-cut and 451 brilliant-cut diamonds. Hublot Big Bang Baby Million is an automatic mechanical chronograph nested inside of 44-millimeters wide case. In the spirit of the Big Bang line, this watch is sporty and sophisticated at the same time. Being completely set in preci...

Graham London Silversonte Stowe Racing Black and Yellow

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Graham London has just released a new high-powered chronograph of the Silverstone Stowe Racing line of watches.

The newest addition, designed especially for motorsport enthusiasts, comes with distinctive black and yellow livery and numerous features inspired by the art of speed. The new Graham watch is crafted in stainless steel and boasts 48 millimeters in diameter. Coated in black PVD, featuring sporty carbon fibre dial, this watch clearly interprets the might and power of an original racing machine. The dial is accented with yellow rim with a minute scale, yellow 60-seconds counter, bold and oversized Arabic numerals, 30-minute counter and a date w...

Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR Limited Edition

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On February 18th 2011, a special Bentley Continental GTC Supersports convertible set a new ice speed record at 205.46 mph (330.695 km/h). Juha Kankkunen, a famous Finnish rally driver was behind the wheel of this car while the new Bentley Supersports Light Body was fastened firmly to his wrist. To celebrate this great milestone in the automobile history, Breitling for Bentley has created a special limited edition of this very same watch. This high performance chronograph is crafted from titanium and features vibrant red accents on a dashboar...

Baume and Mercier unveils 2012 watchmaking creations

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For the upcoming year, Baume & Mercier creates new timepieces to join their dynamic collections. Each of Baume & Mercier collections is recognized by its own style and features driven from visionary thinking and technical excellence. In 2012, Baume & Mercier will add new models to the Capeland collection of sport-chic watches, and to the epic Linea line of women’s pieces. The new timepieces will become available by the spring of 2012. The Linea - MOA10073 The new model of the Linea line is an elegantly curved 32mm-wide model nested i...

Richard Mille RM 037 - SIHH 2012

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Richard Mille presents a brand new piece – the amazing RM 037, fitted with the new automatic caliber CRMA1. The watch is going to be officially unveiled at the upcoming SIHH 2012 exhibition in January.

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is a landmark event for fine watchmaking professionals. This exhibiton is a trade fair open only to those who have been invited and registered by exhibiting brands. Next year, from Monday January 16th to Friday January 20th, a total of 19 brands will present their new models, arriving on market by the end of 2012. One of the watches to be on display is this original Richard Mille’s creation – RM 037. As already mentioned, the watch uses a brand new in-house automatic winding caliber. In the s...

Hublot Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari

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Hublot has just unveiled the first genuine Ferrari-stamped Hublot watch.

The watch was unveiled in Guangzhou, in China, and issued in only 20 individually numbered pieces, to honor the 20th anniversary of the first Ferrari in this country. This true collector’s piece was on preview in Guangzhou, and it will be officially unveiled at 2021 BaselWorld fair. With this piece, Hublot again demonstrates its “Art of Fusion,” skillfully combining traditional watchmaking values and expertise of the future. The watch is named Hublot Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari, and it combines a single-piece chronograph movement with...

Jaquet Droz Automates and Merveilles Exhibition

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The "Automates & Merveilles " Association: One Exhibition, 3 Cities, 3 Museums

Jaquet Droz watch manufacture is named after the Pierre Jaquet Droz, a Swiss watchmaker of late eighteenth century. This skilful gentleman had a unique talent to build animated dolls, also known as automata, which have been used as some kind of attraction for potential buyers of his watches and delicate mechanical birds. These complex mechanisms were extremely popular even among the nobility of those times and fascinated the rulers from all around the world including Europe, China, India and Japan. Now after many years, the famous automata a...

TECHNOMARINE Campaign - the Best in 2011

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TechnoMarine has proudly announced that they won a prestigious prize for the Best Watchmaking campaign in 2011.

The prize-giving ceremony was organized by Montres Passion and held in Geneva on Friday 11th November. The winning campaign is the same one that captured our attention since its launch at this year’s Baselworld. In a number of our older articles, we featured promotional materials from this authentic and original pirate-style campaign. All the credits go to “photographer, Nicolas Guerin, who shot the portraits, Benjamin Bouchet, who placed TechnoMarine watches in the limelight, and Julien Samson who captured the simplest and truest facial ex...

IceLink Zermatt watches

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Zermatt is an extraordinary numbered limited edition model that was unveiled at BaselWorld 2011.

This exciting new model is produced by Geneva-based IceLink watch and jewelery brand and distinguished by original display featuring five separate time-zones. The Zermatt is produced in only 99 individually numbered pieces each year. As you can see on our leading picture, the Zermatt comes in an oversized rectangular case measuring 63.32 x 43.13mm. The case conceals mechanical movement ILMM1 that allows simultaneous setting of all time zones together. The dial is divided into five sections, each featuring a sub-dial, and a single section wit...

De Bethune DB28 Wins Geneva Grand Prix Watch Of The Year 2011

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The awards ceremony of the 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix took place on Saturday 19th 2011, at the Geneva Grand Théâtre.

The international jury, composed of watchmaking professionals, awarded the eleven prizes to best watchmaking creations in various categories. The winner of the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix, officially the watch of the year 2011, is the amazing DB28 model by De Bethune. Here is a complete list of laureates: - “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix: De Bethune, DB28 - Best Ladies’ Watch Prize: Boucheron, Crazy Jungle Hathi - Best Men’s Watch Prize: Hermès, Arceau Le Temps Suspendu - Best Design Watch Prize: Urwerk, UR-110 - Best Jewellery and Artistic...

VACHERON CONSTANTIN Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon

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Vacheron Constantin has just unveiled their first piece that complies with the new Hallmark of Geneva criteria. The watch is going to be officially presented at the upcoming SIHH 2012.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbilon is an exceptional watch crafted in pink gold, with pure round case that houses the new in-house Calibre 2260. The watch offers amazing 14 days of power reserve and demonstrates one of the major horological complications – a tourbillon. Just for the record, the new Hallmark of Geneva criteria (Geneva Seal or Poinçon de Genève) do not apply on the movement only, but also take account of the finished watch and its practical performance. A tourbillon is nested in a round cage and...

Cartier Masse Secrete Panther Decor

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Cartier has announced another luxurious piece which is going to be officially unveiled at the upcoming SIHH 2012 exhibition.

This wonderful and ultimately luxurious watch comes under the name Cartier Masse Secrète panther décor. To an inexpert eye, this watch may appear like an haute joaillerie watch, which postulates beauty above technical excellence. However, the truth is quite the contrary. This is a highly complicated ladies watch powered by an in-house automatic movement that has been reversed to put the oscillating weight on the front and decorate it with a panther. The oscillating weight, or a rotor, is a disc that constantly moves freely in both directions an...

Officine Autodromo - New Watch Brand

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Thanks to Hodinkee, I came across the new watchmaking brand called Officine Autodromo.

This brand produces watches for motoring, designed in the vintage mid-century spirit and inspired by the classic dashboards of racing cars. The watches are equipped with the finest Swiss Ronda quartz movements and made of premium quality materials. What is most interesting is that the brand designs everything in-house, from motoring watches to the custom warping paper. The brand’s launching collection comprises of three models: Veloce, Brescia and Vallelunga. Veloce Veloce means speedy in Italian. The Veloce watches are available...

Piaget Limelight Dancing Light for 2011

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Join the dance

The newest piece from Piaget manufacture is a striking Limelight Dancing Light watch that beautifully balances between watchmaking and jewelry. This new model is interpreted in three unique versions. There are two gem-set versions in white gold or pink gold adorned with 181 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately weighing 0.2 carats), and mounted on a satin bracelet. The most luxurious version, shown on the leading picture, is an artistic jewelry work of art crafted in white gold and graced with 387 brilliant-cut diamonds (approximately weigh...

Piaget Limelight Garden Party - Pre SIHH 2012

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Piaget has just announced a couple of new models which will be officially unveiled at the upcoming SIHH 2012.

From 16th to 20th January 2012, nineteen watch brands will present their new creations at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, in Geneva. The SIHH nourishes a philosophy and culture of excellence, presenting only the most refined watchmaking creations such as these new Piaget Limelight Garden Party watches, inspired by the walk in the Garden of Eden when evening falls. The Limelight Garden Party collection was introduced at SIHH 2011. For the upcoming season, Piaget further explores the world of exceptional haute joaillerie and p...

Harry Winston for Tomorrow Bokra Project

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Harry Winston has joined forces with music producer Quincy Jones and Emirati social entrepreneur Badr Jafar, for the official global launch of the Tomorrow/Bokra song music video and documentary film.

To mark the occasion, Harry Winston has unveiled 11 one-of-a-kind timepieces from brand’s new Midnight collection. Each of these pieces is designed to support the “Tomorrow-Bokra” Project, which is a charity single to raise money for children in the Middle East and North Africa. Each of these special watches features an engraved signature of leading talents. For example, four 39mm ladies watches in diamond-set rose gold are signed by singers Latifa and Waed, and actresses Yosra and Hend Sabry. Harry Winston Midnight Big Date models are gra...

Graham London Swordfish Booster Iris

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Graham London has just launched a new art-like Swordfish Booster Iris, at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

This contemporary art gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening in 1985. The Saatchi Gallery provides an original setting for contemporary art and often introduces young and otherwise unknown artists or largely unusual concepts such as this one I’m writing about today. The new Graham watch, unveiled for the first time in front of the audience at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery, is a visionary and truly original iridescent-colored piece. The unusual rainbow-effect is a result of a special treatment in which a com...

HUBLOT F1 King Power Abu Dhabi

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Hublot just released the new F1 King Power Abu Dhabi timepiece, issued to celebrate the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The new watch is offered in an exclusive limited edition of only 250 exemplars. Each of the watches is individually numbered from 01/250 to 250/250. The Hublot F1 King Power Abu Dhabi is crafted in carbon fibre and, like all other King Power F1 models, boasts 48 millimeters in diameter. The watch is topped with a ceramic bezel with circular-grained satin finish decorated with multiple holes, inspired by high performance brake discs. A number of other features are also directly inspired by Formula 1, such as a strap made from rubber and Nomex –...

Audemars Piguet Openworked Extra-Thin Royal Oak Limited Edition 40th Anniversary

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Audemars Piguet has just announced a new timepiece, which will be officially unveiled at the upcoming SIHH 2012

In 2012, Audemars Piguet celebrates 40 years since their first Royal Oak wristwatch was released. To celebrate the occasion, the new Audemars Piguet watch will be limited to only 40 pieces and offered in exclusive openworked reinterpretation of the original model, which was designed by famous Gérald Genta. Same as the premier Royal Oak watch from 1972, the new Openworked Extra-Thin Royal Oak features a 39-milimeter case and utilizes the caliber of the same thickness, which measures only 3.05 millimeters. The openworked dial reveals beautifu...

Ulysse Nardin Fountain Pen

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For more than 165 years, Ulysse Nardin has forged a reputation through its precious and exclusive timepieces. Continuing its long tradition of innovation and passion for craftsmanship, Ulysse Nardin is opening up new horizons for its discerning clients and has now developed an instrument dedicated to the art of writing.

Ulysse Nardin has teamed up with Visconti, the writing instrument specialist with 20 years’ expertise, to present a fountain pen that reflects the highest values of its clientele: a masculine communication tool that is classic yet innovative. A small masterpiece of fine jewelry craftsmanship, the fountain pen is hewn from a block of the purest resin in the Ulysse Nardin color. More than 20 separate stages are required to produce the resin sections alone. The metal parts, made of 18-carat gold or 925 sterling silver, are produced in Florence...

Chopard L.U.C XPS - Poincon de Geneve 125th Anniversary Watch

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Besides Roger Dubuis, another watchmaking brand celebrates the 125th anniversary of Poinçon de Genève. Chopard has just unveiled their brand new addition to the L.U.C family – a limited edition L.U.C XPS model - tribute to the famous Geneva Seal. The new piece is powered by Chopard’s in-house L.U.C Calibre 96.01-L, which allows for a date window at 3 o’clock. The previous version of L.U.C XPS watch was a simple watch mechanism, having only hours and minutes indication, as well as the subsidiary seconds dial. The watch is crafted in pink...

JeanRichard Highlands Big Life Limited Edition PRE-SIHH 2012

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PRE-SIHH 2012

JeanRichard presents a new watch made in collaboration with famous fine art photographer Nick Brandt. This renowned photographer is well-known as an artist who photographs exclusively wild life in Africa. His mission is to capture the wild life in all its beauty and leave a loud visual testimony of the places and creatures of Africa, before they are gone. As a part of his efforts, Nick Barant established the Big Life Foundation in 2010 - an organization dedicated to the conservation of Africa's wildlife and ecosystems. To push things even fu...

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Chronograph Single-Pusher Flying Tourbillon - a tribute to the Geneva Seal

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Roger Dubuis is one of the few Swiss watchmakers that regularly submit their watches for the Geneva Seal certification. Today, each of the Roger Dubuis watches bears the Hallmark of Geneva on every finished piece. This esteemed haute horlogerie insignia denotes a watch made in accordance with the Swiss traditional standards of craftsmanship, which is produced, assembled and adjusted by hand in Geneva. Earlier today I already reported that Geneva Seal celebrates its 125th anniversary this week. To honor such an important occasion, Roger Dubui...

Geneva Seal - new rules

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The new criteria of the Hallmark of Geneva

Geneva seal, also known as the Poinçon de Genève or Geneva hallmark is the quality seal of the Geneva School of Horology, often mentioned in my articles. Here and there I give you a brief description of what is it all about, but today Geneva seal comes into center of our attention for two reasons: the Seal of Geneva just turned 120 years old and there have been some major modifications on the hallmark criteria. As you may already know, the Poinçon de Genève is awarded by a commission of seven members from the Geneva Watchmaking School. The...

Cyrus Klepcys Conquest piece unique

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Cyrus the Great was the ancient founder of the largest empire the world had yet seen - the first Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire. In range and scope of his achievements, Cyrus is still ranked as a soaring figure in the history of mankind, the originator of the human rights concept, and the first world ruler to be referred to as “The Great.” This mighty historic figure inspired two cousins, Julien and Laurent, to establish a brand devoted to preservation of solid and essential values. They have developed a completely unique...

Cartier Cadran Love Tourbillon - SIHH 2012

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Pre-SIHH 2012:

Another brand has allowed us to take an inside look at their upcoming models. Today I have a pleasure to present Cartier’s Cadran Lové Tourbillon watch, which is going to be officially unveiled at theSalon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2012 (SIHH), in Geneve, next year. The exbition will take place from 16th to 20th January 2012. Nineteen watch brands will present their new products at the show, and Cartier is certainly one of them. The architecture of the new Cartier Cadran Lové Tourbillon watch strongly reminds us of one of their...

Introducing the new Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 in pink gold

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Vacheron Constanting has just announced the new Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253.

This watch was originally launched last year, in a very limited edition of 10 exemplars of the Excellence Platinum collection. Now Vacheron Constantin presents a completely new interpretation of this refined piece, this time crafted in pink gold and offered in non-limited edition. Of course, this doesn’t grant the unlimited supply, since only a few pieces of Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 will be possible to make each year. The Calibre 2253, used for this watch, features a number of top-level complications and has a power reserve of...