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Corum Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Deep Dive

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Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender line now features to new diver models, both offered in a limited edition.

The Admiral’s Cup line is launched in 1960. These watches are immediately recognizable by their dodecagonal bezel (that has 12 sides), and sporty nautical design. The new Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Deep Dive belongs to the sturdy and sophisticated Extreme line, intended for adventurers with style. The new duo features a model made in titanium and graced with orange luminova, and the other one in black PVD-finished titanium with red gold bezel and accents. Both versions are water resistant to 1,000 meters and designed for serious underwater a...

Bremont wins Watch Brand of the Year

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The 18th annual UK Jeweler Awards ceremony was held on 14 July 2011 in Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

More than 600 key figures from the jewelry industry gathered here to celebrate their success and compete for the title of the winners. Bremont was voted for the Watch Brand of the Year. The competition saw a record number of entries this year, which made the competition toughest ever. Co-founder of Bremont, Giles English says: "We are extremely honoured to be awarded 'Watch Brand of the Year 2011' by Retail Jeweller and thank everyone that has supported us. As a small British watch company we work very hard at building watches but we are ver...

CORUM - Admiral's Cup Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds

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Corum just made a beautiful sporty watch for women.

The new Admiral’s Cup Challenger is graced with diamonds, but it still displays the collection’s dynamic DNA, in large 40-millimeters wide case. The watch is topped with immediately recognizable twelve-sided bezel, a motif that lingers through this collection for over 50 years. Admiral’s Cup Challenger 40 Chrono Diamonds is suitable to wear on all occasions. It is ultimately sporty and yet refined, crafted from sturdy but precious materials. It is designed for women who want sport’s watches but not men’s watches. The dial of a watch uses mot...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction: Atmos 561 by Marc Newson

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The leading French auction house, Artcurial Briest-Poulain- F.Tajan, announces a historic sale for 29 November 2011: <b>Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction</b>

Jaeger-LeCoultre supports the event by an extract from the archives for every timepiece in the sale. Among many exceptional pieces, Jaeger-LeCoultre will present the unique Atmos 561 by Marc Newson, world known and respected designer. This is the world’s only clock movement that runs on thin air. As you can see on the image, the design of this clock is balanced and simple, and the case is sculptured as a Baccarat crystal bubble. The movement is actually powered on changes in temperature, which allows the clock to run for years without the need...

Ebel Classic Sport Chrono Coral

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Following a series of earth-tone models in khaki, beige and brown, it’s time for vivid tones and the Classic Sport in a coral-colored version.

A couple of months ago we reported about the new range of watches in the Classic Sport collection, by Ebel. The first to be launched was a military-styled chronograph mounted on a khaki strap. This line of watches is now further extended and includes Ebel Classic Sport Chrono Coral, perfect for warm sunny days. The company markets this piece as the festive, gentle and warm version of the Classic Sport in a striking ‘must-have shade’ for 2011. The nice shade of orange is used for a sporty silicone bracelet, while design and the architecture...

Movado Bold Derek Jeter 3000th Hit Major League Watch

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Movado launches a special edition Movado Bold Watch to commemorate Derek Jeter's 3000th Major League hit

Derek Jeter, an American Major League Baseball player, who has played his entire career for the New York Yankees, is the official ambassador of Movado. A couple of days ago, on July 9, 2011, Jeter became the first Yankee player to hit 3,000 hits in his career. The new Movado piece honors this great milestone, which also puts the Jeter on the 28th place in baseball history. Moreover, Jeter becomes the second player, after Wade Boggs, to achieve the feat with a home run! The new Movado piece is a limited edition watch, issued in only 300 copie...

Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate

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Carl F. Bucherer has just launched the newest addition to the Manero line.

A couple of weeks ago, Carl F. Bucherer collection was extended by the addition of Manero BigDate Power. Today we have a pleasure to present another novelty by this manufacture: Manero AutoDate. This elegant watch is defined by its vintage-style appeal and timeless elegance. According to the brand, the creation pays a tribute to the restless spirit on 1960s, as good things never go out style. Based on the timeless aesthetics of 1960’s, this watch repeats the classical style of three-hand watch. The design focuses on functionality, as a crucial...

Graham London Swordfish with diamonds – The Enchantress

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Graham London has just unveiled their newest addition to the Swordfish line. It is the Swordfish with diamonds, also known as The Enchantress.

This is a large eye-catching Graham model designed especially for women. It is distinguished by its extraordinary beauty and recognizable Swordfish design, graced with two large counters staring from the dial like two eyes of a rare maritime species. The watch is adorned with 209 top quality diamonds (1.983 cts) on the bezel, while 60 more (1.121 cts) grace the case and the lugs. The dial itself is bejeweled with 50 diamonds (0.19 cts),, of exactly the same clarity, color and cut. Behind the unusual aesthetic of this model lies simple a...

Blacksand Geneve Uniformity Joaillerie

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Blacksand Geneve, a brand that we introduced at the beginning of 2011, extends their existing collection by the addition of a fine jewellery model.

The design of the watch is immediately recognizable. It is the same subtle and discrete Uniformity design that focuses on traditional watchmaking values: readability, ergonomic and clever choice of materials and functions. The same urban and sporty contours of Uniformity model are now encrusted with diamonds. There are 276 Top Wesselton, round-cut stones, flowing along the lugs. Nicely polished case is sculptured in red gold and houses in-house and COSC certified movement. The automatic, Blacksand calibre 1970, has also passed the Chronofia...

Introducing Ari by Eva Luebe

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Eva Leube is an independent watchmaker. She’s born in Germany, where she obtained her Master Watchmaker diploma, but today works in Australia, where she set up her own workshop in 2007 to build unique handmade watches with complicated mechanisms. Eva completed a Rolex course in Geneva, worked for Rolex Australia and even for and Thomas Prescher and the Ulysse Nardin in Switzerland. She recently unveiled her first piece and named it after her son – Ari. The watch is born from a vision to have a timepiece that so elegantly curves around the w...

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Regulator Ref. 5235

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Patek Philippe extends the current line of watches by including their first ever wristwatch with a regulator dial.

This Regulator watch has an unusual and elegant, extremely legible display, featuring a sweep minute hand, subsidiary hours dial at 12 o’clock and seconds sub dial at the lower portion of the main counter. However, this isn’t the only novel feature. This watch is fitted with the brands newest caliber 31-260 REG QA, that is here used for the first time. This is the brand’s premier ultra-thin self-winding movement with a mini-rotor that animates the subsidiary seconds. Another novelty is a material used for individual movement components: the esc...

Richard Mile RM 033 unique piece for Sentebale and the Tusk Trust charities

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Last weekend, Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber hosted The British Polo Day Charity Cup at their Berkshire Estate, Watership Down, and Richard Mille was one of the official sponsors.

Pablo MacDonough, the leader of the Richard Mille Polo Team played against His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales to raise funds for Sentebale and the Tusk Trust charities. Sentebale charity, founded by prince Harry, supports the orphans and and vulnerable children in Lesotho, while Tusk Trust, founded by The Duke of Cambridge, initiates and funds conservation and community development programs right across Africa. This was also a great opportunity to announce one of a kind RM 033 automatic calibre watch that is going to be donated to the...

The Summer & Winter Time Collection by Saskia maaike Bouvier

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Saskia Maaike Bouvier, the name and the brand often announced as the maker of amazing watches created by a woman for women, is a creator of the beautiful The Summer & Winter Time Collection.

The collection embraces six different models in 8-pieces limited editions. This is actually the Saskia maaike Bouvier’s ladie’s first watches collection in limited editions. We have to agree with the brand that these are the watches ne notices from a distance but has to admire closely. The basic design comes in a multitude of colors, used to enhance details on the openworked dial and paint leather bracelets from both sides. But when you come closer, a watch reveals more delicate face, decorated with flowers and snowflakes, along with a duo of b...

Jaquet Droz GRANDE SECONDE SW 2011 In Stores

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Jaquet Droz manufacture just announced their Grande Seconde SW 2011 is finally available for purchase.

The SW stands for the Sports Watch, and the design of this model truly demonstrates the brand’s unchanged passion for both tradition and innovation. This watch celebrates some of the emblematic features of the brand: immediately recognizable Grande Seconde display, and repeated symbolism of number 8. Both motifs are melting in a single composition formed by two intersecting sub-counters. The number eight, a symbol of good fortune, emerges from overlapping subsidiary seconds and hours/minutes counters. The watch is offered in two variat...

Piaget Altiplano Skeleton with a black PVD treatment for Only Watch 2011

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Piaget unveiled their special unique piece designed and developed especially for the Only Watch 2011.

This is the fourth consecutive time that Piaget helps this noble charity auction aimed to support research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For this year’s event, Piaget offers a beautiful Altiplano Skeleton with black PVD treatment. This one-of-a kind piece embodies the finest principles of watchmaking, sculptured in 18-carat white gold. The core of a watch beats with Manufacture Piaget 838P ultra-thin mechanical hand-wound movement, which is generously decorated. To complete the dark elegant appearance of the watch, the movement is also coated...

Ulysse Nardin Classico Enamel Champleve Dragon

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<i>Legend claims that those who keep the mythical creature close will be granted guidance and protection.</i> Ulysse Nardin

About a week ago we announced the HMS Caesar Classico Cloisonné watch by Ulysse Nardin. Now it’s a time to mention their new piece, Classico Enamel Champlevé Dragon that once again honors the almost forgotten art of fine enameling. This piece bears the Dragon motif, a symbol of success and prosperity. Dragons are powerful, mythical creatures of legend and lore, often associated with hope, courage and good fortune, especially in the Eastern cultures. They are often depicted as the guardians of the flaming pearl, which is a gem that symbolizes sp...

Harry Winston Midnight GMT Tourbillon for Only Watch 2011

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Here is another interesting piece made for the Only Watch charity auction. It is model from the Midnight collection of Harry Winston.

Rather contemporary in design, this unique piece preserves the highest watchmaking values, incorporating into the movement some of the rarest, most complex and delicate complications. Beautiful tourbillon cage, positioned at 6 o’clock, captures the eye at a first glance. The seconds hand is attached to its cage, allowing it to act as a subsidiary seconds dial. As a final touch, there are two beautiful blued screws, which nicely stand out against the silvered surface of the tourbillon. Blue screws are one of the distinctive details of fine Swiss...

Romain Jerome STEAMPUNK arrives in stores

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RJ-Romain Jerome has just announced their new line of Steampunk watches has become available for purchase.

These extravagant pieces are extremely sturdy and immediately recognizable by techy, steam-punk design, incorporating elements of science fiction and fantasy. Amazingly large, sculptured in 50-millimeter wide cases, these watches are made without a dial. The case is held in place by four screwed-down pistons, arranged in such a way to form an illusion of RJ’s signature "X" motif. Two large unpolished Roman numerals dominate the face of a watch, standing out strikingly against the smooth nicely finished surface of the upper bridges. To complete...

Richard Mille Automatic Caliber RM 028 Saint-Tropez

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Richard Mille recently launched the new edition of RM 028 divers’ watch, dubbed the RM 028 Saint-Tropez.

This piece is available starting from July 2011, only from brand’s official retailers. As a true exclusivity, the piece is offered in a limited edition of 10, painted in white and blue to evoke the colors of Saint-Tropez, one of the most luxurious destinations on the French Riviera. The watch is inspired by the world of yachting, maritime adventures and sea exploration. It boasts classic RM028 titanium case with 47 millimeters in diameter. White bezel features navy-blue colors for the first quarter, matched with the color used to outline a d...

Richard Mille Nuit Blanche - Doux Joaillier Limited Edition

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RM 011, RM 007 and RM 016 Nuit Blanche Collection

Richard Mille presents the Nuit Blanche collection, which is an exclusive edition, styled in a special manner, featuring a selection of brand’s most successful models RM 011, RM 007 and RM 016. This limited edition of watches is issued to celebrate the long-lasting cooperation between Richard Mille and Richard Doux, owner of Doux Joaillier and one of the most prominent retailers for high-end watches and jewellery. The Nuit Blanche collection comes in 12 pieces made in white gold on white rubber strap. Each of the watches is finished in a dif...

Anti-counterfeiting campaign

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The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is on a special mission – to fight against counterfeiting.

According to the official statistics, more than 40 million fake watches are sold each year, compared with the 26 million genuine watches made in 2010; this equals a net profit of US$1 billion for counterfeiters. With revenues in excess of US$ 400 billion, counterfeiting siphons off 7% of world trade. As we're not used to think about counterfeiting as about highly criminal activity, we often fail to realize this is a highly lucrative activity for criminal organizations, as it gathers a lot of profit and incurs fewer sanctions than drug traff...

Frederique Constant Runabout Moonphase

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Since 2009, Frédérique Constant honors the legendary Runabout yachts of the 20s, and offers limited edition timepieces dubbed “Runabout”.

This tribute to the maritime of 1920’s was first issued in 2009, as a BaselWorld novelty. For this year, Frederique Constant is bringing out new special edition Runabout watch. Following the tradition, the watches are issued in just 1888 pieces per material. This year’s star is the Runnabout Moonphase, available in stainless steel and rose-gold plated variation. Like all the watches from this series, it relies on the same aesthetic codes as the key brand values – classical and yet contemporary design with a special attention to the detail. T...

Ateliers deMonaco la Sirene in honor of Mrs. Charlene Wittstock

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Ateliers deMonaco is a young and independent high-end luxury watch company based in Monaco.

This exciting manufacture is specialized in complicated horological masterpieces made in very limited editions. Their yearly production is only about a few tens of units, and all the pieces they create are completely in-house developed and manufactured. Their newest piece is this beautiful ladies’ watch La Sirène. It is the first women’s high-end watch, made by the Manufacture, named and inspired by Mrs. Charlene Wittstock, and issued in honor of her recent marriage to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. The piece is named La Sirène out of respe...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin and Ultra Thin Neva

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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of famous Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre issued two special Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Chronographs.

These watches combine tradition, style and elegance, bearing immediately recognizable Reverso features, while being reworked and reduced to ultimately feminine proportions and design. The watches are built upon the same aesthetic codes as its epic predecessor from 1931. However, feminine charm emanates from each and every tiny detail, its soft lines and gentle curves. Ultra-thin watches boast only 7.2 mm in thickness and house either Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846 mechanical movement or a Jaeger-LeCoultre quartz movement. The ultra-thin watch...

Hublot for Only Watch 2011 - Oceanographic 4000

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The watch on the picture is Hublot’s unique piece made to support the Only Watch 2011 charity auction.

This is the very first piece in completely new Oceanographic line, featured in vibrant red color. Red and white time markers evoke the colors of the Monaco flag, paying a special tribute to the "Musée Océanographique de Monaco" (Monaco Oceanographic Museum), an official partner of Hublot. This is the very same city state on the Côte d'Azur where the Only Watch charity auction takes place every two years. Oceanographic 4000 is a professional diver's watch, able to withstand extreme depths of up to 4000 m. The case is made in carbon fiber with...

Vacheron Constantin Dove Watch for Only Watch 2011

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Vacheron Constantin finally unveiled their unique creation for Only Watch 2011: The Dove Watch.

This truly one of a kind watch is inspired by a drawing by a Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. The works of this artist are immediately recognizable by infinite loops and impossible constructions that are becoming real by clever twists of perception and perspective. Escher was a great master of tiling, the regular division of the plane. He was able to create symmetrical designs and tiles, multiply and repeat them through contrasts, opposites and color. This technique, known as tessellation or tiling, creates a pattern of figures tha...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Email

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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the epic Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre issued a new limited edition: Grande Reverso Email (Enamel)

The piece is offered in very limited series of only 50 copies. There is no much information about this watch, at this point, but we know that it features a distinctive blue enamel dial, and conceals Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822, inside of the immediately recognizable Grand Reverso housing. This movement is crafted, assembled and decorated by hand, and composed of 136 individual components. It beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and works on 21 jewels. The watch has passed the rigorous test program known as the 1000 Hours Control. This proced...

Watch of the Year 2011

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Watch of the Year 2011, an event organized by 00/24, was held in Amsterdam on Thursday, June 16.

The jury of the Dutch 00/24 Horloges Watch of the Year announced the awards in 8 different categories for the best watches of 2011. The jury was made of renowned watch specialists, enthusiasts and watchmakers, but this was the first time the readers of the magazine could also cast their votes. The special Readers Award, awarded by the public to the most successful issue of 2010 went to Eberhard & Co. and their Chrono 4 Géant. Here are all of the winning models in eight categories: CATEGORY 1: Prices up to 3.000 euro BALL WATCH Engineer M...

EDOX Cape Horn 5 Minute Repeater

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Edox introduces the new Cape Horn Limited Edition.

Edox, a genuine Swiss manufacture, was founded in 1884 and named after the ancient Greek term that signifies “the hour”. Edox uses the hourglass as the official company logo, and also to remind the wearer about the timeless character of their watches. During the early 1960’s Edox made a huge success presenting the world’s first piece with double case-back and robust protective gaskets and seals. This watch, known as Delfin, was among the first to set the standards in shock protection and water resistance. The concept was further developed with...

Carl F. Bucherer Manero BigDate Power

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Carl F. Bucherer watchmaking Manufacture in Lucerne, just unveiled the newest member of their famous Manero line – Manero BigDate Power.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero range is known by supreme elegance, clear and calm design, being true a symbol of timeless aesthetic. The new model is another future classic and repeats some of the Manero typical features. It is designed for people who would appreciate having a timepiece for any kind of occasion – a piece that represents the wearer’s sophisticated style. The watch is sculptured in round 40-millimeters wide case, crafted from stainless steel or 18-carat rose gold. The silver dials are for the first time graced with Dauphine hands. Th...

Ulysse Nardin HMS Caesar Classico Cloisonné

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Ulysse Nardin issued a special piece as a tribute to noble Royal Navy seafarer.

The HMS Caesar, which is a source of inspiration for the new piece, was an eighty-gun ship of the Royal Navy was launched on November 16, 1793. The ship was named after Julius Caesar and became known as one of the six British ships in the famous 1801 Battle of Algeciras Bay. The ship was victorious in many voyages, converted to a depot ship in 1841 and after proudly sailing for 28 years, the HMS Caesar was destroyed in 1921. The new Ulysse Nardin watch reveals the image of a seafarer in its entire splendor. The sails of the ship are painted...

Gary Hume watch for the Elton John AIDS Foundation

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For the 13th consecutive year, Old Windsor home of Sir Elton John and David Furnish hosts an exclusive charity event.

This year, he Elton John AIDS Foundation and Chopard raise over £5 million pounds for the fight against AIDS. The renowned White Tie & Tiara Ball gathered the world’s greatest stars in a flashy congregation of style and prestige. The special guest was George Michael, but true stars of the evening arrived following the dinner, when the traditional auction on behalf of the foundation took place. The pieces donated for the auction were a Gary Hume’s creation “Be Firm” and an Elton John’s Chopard watch with the outline “Be Firm” lacquered on...

GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver All Black

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Graham Chronofighter Oversize Diver family was just boosted with yet another model – the Oversize Driver all Black.

Founded by the father of chronograph, George Graham, the Graham London perpetuates the spirit of extraordinary innovations and technical expertise. Their most recent innovation is the new version of already famous Chronofighter Oversize Diver watches, designed for deep underwater exploration. These large, masculine and robust pieces boast 47 millimeters in diameter and offers up to 330 meters of water resistance. The newest watch is crafted in stainless steel and has a bold black PVD-coated case. At the edge of the case there is a helium es...

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Art Deco

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Jaquet Droz, one of the oldest Swiss watch manufactures, was founded by one of the most ingenious men that ever lived.

Pierre Jaquet-Droz, founder of the manufacture, was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. His works were amazing examples of mechanical problem solving, and some even consider that devices made by him were the oldest examples of computers. Pierre Jaquet-Droz became famous when some of the most important people of the era, including kings and emperors of Europe, China, India and Japan, became fascinated with his animated dolls, also known as automata. These dolls had an input device to set tabs that form a programmable mem...

Frederique Constant Manufacture Tourbillon Grand Feu

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Frédérique Constant proudly introduces its Manufacture Tourbillon Grand Feu, a limited edition of tourbillon watches set with a hand-enameled dial.

Each of the dials is hand-made, after many hours of dedicated work, by applying finely powdered colored glass onto a metal plate and baking the plates at extremely high temperature, of more than 900 degrees Celsius, to get the smooth and unique surface. Frédérique Constant Manufacture Tourbillon Caliber is based on the brand’s renowned Heart Beat Manufacture Calibre completely designed and developed in-house. It features light and lubricant-freesilicium escapement wheel and lever, and smart weight balancing of all 80 parts. Back in 2008, Fr...

Piaget Polo Stone Dial Watches

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Piaget just issued two interesting new models for Piaget Polo Collection.

What is so interesting about these watches is that both models boast the unusual stone dials in ruby or jade color. Piaget makes an eloquent homage to its predecessors with this vintage-style special edition. Both watches are made in the spirit of the 1960s. Hard stone dials are one of the hallmarks of the brand. In the 1960’s the selection of Piaget’s dials included no less than 30 different variations: opal, turquoise, lapis-lazuli, jade, quartz… Hard stone is actually any kind of opaque, usually semiprecious stone that can be shaped or ca...

Hublot Nastie Bang - a homage to Ilie Nastase

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Hublot just opened a boutique in London. This was the perfect occasion to reveal one of the latest watches dedicated to Ilie Nastase, one of the world’s greatest tennis players ever.

The former professional tennis player held the position of world’s world's champion during the 1970s. Nastase was one of the five players in history to win more than 100 ATP professional titles, and he held the top position in white sport for 40 consecutive weeks. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991, and now honored by Hublot with this very special limited edition series of only 132 pieces - a reference to the exact number of titles Ilie Nastase won in his career! The design of the watch is based on clas...

Jaquet Droz for The Only Watch 2011

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Jaquet Droz unveils one of a kind Petite Heure Minute for the Only Watch auction, to support the research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This unique exclusive piece has an ivory Grand Feu enameled dial depicting one of the principality’s most renowned landscapes. The art of the miniature honors the ancestral art with a 21st-century interpretation of the traditions practiced by the master crafters from the La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture. Grand Feu enamel dial is made using a high temperature firing technique. It typically uses a limited range of colors painted onto the raw glaze and fired together at high temperature. To make such an exquisite dial, a master artisan has to wor...

IWC Montre d'Aviateur Chronographe Edition Patrouille Suisse

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IWC Schaffhausen pays a tribute to the skilful pilots of the Patouille Suisse with this special limited edition.

The renowned Swiss manufacturer of pilot’s watches since 1936, dedicates the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition IWC Patrouille Suisse to aerobatics team of the Patrouille Suisse Swiss Air Force, and offers the watch only for a Swiss market in a limited series of 300 pieces. Philip Franke, Brand Manager at IWC Schaffhausen Switzerland, said that new watches are true embodiment of Swiss precision and technical perfection, and truly worthy of the excellence of these pilots. This is obvious from the first glance on the watches, which reveals grey...

Corum Admiral's Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber

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Admiral’s Cup Challenge 44 is one of the Corum’s emblematic models. The new ADMIRAL’S CUP CHALLENGER 44 CHRONO RUBBER is more dynamic representation of these watches, with sporty vulcanized rubber cases in great diversity of colors.

Red, Blue, White, Black, solid or two-colored, brilliantly adorned with golden bezel or without it – The Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber are boosted with energy and fit to all kinds of wrists! As any other Admiral’s Cup model, the new Chrono Rubber has a twelve-sided case design and an inner bezel garlanded with nautical pennants. Their dials are elegant and clearly legible, having luminescent details in matching colors: white, grey or unusual devilish red. The seconds hand is also unchanged: long and elegant it features the...

CORUM Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Bol d Or Mirabaud

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For the second consecutive year, CORUM sponsors the world’s largest closed-water regatta, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud.

On Saturday June 17th, was the 73th edition of this important event and Corum made a special watch dedicated to the regatta and the Okalys-Corum team. A watch from the Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Bol d’Or Mirabaud limited edition was presented on Sunday evening to the winner of the Bol d’Or – Alinghi – and another to the Bol de Vermeil winner, Syz & Co. The watch is a limited edition self-windign chronograph equipped with CO960 Caliber. This is an exclusive COSC certified Corum movement, with nicely finished oscillating weight coated i...

Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watches

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Romain Jerome, one of the most exciting contemporary watchmakers, honors the pop culture of 80’s with these double limited-edition watches.

Earlier this year, Romain Jerome announced the signing of a license agreement with TAITO Corporation, authorizing the production of SPACE INVADERS themed timepieces. The two 78-piece limited series of watches are just launched, and this is what they look like. This classic arcade video game was released in 1978, and the individually numbered limited edition honors the launching year. This was one of the earliest shooting games with a goal to shoot aliens with laser cannon and score as many points as possible. The legendary game has a speci...

Franck Muller Andre Villas-Boas Limited Editon Watch

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Franck Muller has a new soccer ambassador. It is the André Villas-Boas, the youngest coach ever to win the European Cup with FC Porto.

Just 33 years old, André Villas-Boas has become the youngest manager ever to win a European competition. The first Franck Muller watch to celebrate the new partnership is a Casablanca chronograph made in stainless steel and graced with blue numerals. The watch is coated in black PVD and mounted on a black rubber strap. It has a sapphire glass, for protection, and works using the automatic chronograph movement. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters, and suitable only for everyday wear but not for swimming. The André Villas-Boas chr...

OMEGA Constellation 27 mm

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OMEGA just launched a new model, especially for ladies.

It is a newest member of the Constellation group: a 27mm wide wristwatch sculptured in 8 Ct red gold and stainless steel and completed with a distinctive blue PVD dial. The polished bezel of a watch is made of pink gold and snow-set with 132 full-cut diamonds. The beautiful blue dial reminds of the night sky, graced with emblematic supernova pattern that emanates from the Constellation star. The star is, like always, positioned just above the 6 o’clock. Tiny single-cut diamonds are distributed along the curve of a dial, serving as time-marke...

A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk For Kidz Horizon Charity Auction

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In addition to the world famous Only Watch charity auction, A. Lange & Söhne creates another unique watch but this time for the Kidz Horizon Charity Auction.

The auction is to be held at the Ritz Carlton ballroom in Singapore, on August 27th 2011. This institution is established in 2004 and since then works to provide help to children who are suffering from chronic and incurable diseases, HIV or cancer, especially if they come from the low-income families. The A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Watch is often described as the world’s most technologically advanced watch. It is made in white gold and has a grey dial with a special engraving 1/1 SGP 2011. The 1/1 indication marks a unique piece, and SGP stan...

Waterproof and Water Resistant Watches

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A lot of products are branded either waterproof or water resistant, promising varying degrees of protection against water. These two terms differ in meaning, but they may also differ depending on the products they refer to. So, what is a water resistant and what is a waterproof watch?

Simply put, there is no waterproof watch. This term first begin to appear in the 1926, when Rolex developed their water resistant watch. These watches were made with special seals to prevent the water from getting into the case. The concept was further developed by Cartier, with Tank Etanche watches that used the advanced waterproof technology. These were produced especially for the Pasha of Marrakesh, who desired a watch he could wear even while swimming in his private pool. The Pasha line of watches is still one of the most important collecti...

Vacheron Constantin from the Packard collection sold for 1,800,000 USD

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June 15th 2011, was an extraordinary auctions day at Christie’s New York.

It is when the Grand Complication pocket watch in 20-carat gold by Vacheron Constantin fetched the sum of 1,800,000 USD! This was almost three times its estimate! The watch belonged to the collector James Ward Packard who was an automobile manufacturer who co-founded the Packard Motor Car Company and Packard Electric Company. The watch was made for him in 1919, just ten years before his death. This magnificent piece spent the last 60 years in the safe of a bank. It remained untouched for more than a half of century to be sold in flawless con...

Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo Only Watch

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This unique piece is made especially for the Only Watch auction, where the most prominent luxury brands present their cleverest timepiece creations to support the research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Ulysse Nardin Freak is both minimalistic and highly complicated. This is the world’s first timepiece that has an escapement wheel constructed of silicium. The first Freak ever issued marked a true milestone in watchmaking industry. The basis of its design presents a movement that is actually a watch itself. The original Freak was made without a crown, without a dial and without hands, boasting extraordinary mechanical movement and triggering a renaissance in haute horology. The unique Freak Diavolo Only Watch is named after its devilish appe...

TECHNOMARINE Cruise Original Lipstick

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The Cruise Original Lipstick perfectly completes casual summer style and outfit .

This watch is made especially for women and offered in three vibrant summer colors: fuchsia, purple and exotic coral. Original Lipstick Cruise is a lightweight piece, topped with unidirectional bezel to evoke the memory of the aquatic origins of this brand. Sporty yet elegant, Technomarine Cruise Original Lipstick is water resistant to 200 meters, and suitable for all kinds of water sports, except diving. Supreme water resistance is secured by a screwed-in crown, which protects against the ingress of water and other intrusive elements....

How to tell if a Rolex is stolen

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So, you decided to buy a Rolex. Congratulations!

There are many great advantages of buying a luxury watch online. On the internet, you’ll find a lot of discontinued and rare models, you’ll get the opportunity to complete your luxury collection, but you’ll also expose yourself to the risk of being scammed. Here are some easy tips to help you tell if a Rolex you’re planning to buy is stolen. One of the great things about luxury watches is that most of them have a serial number engraved on the case. The first step to determine if you’re buying a genuine, legally obtained piece, is to check for...