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Ulysse Nardin - New Freak Diavolo RefNum: 2080-115

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Ulysse Nardin demonstrates breakthroughs in watchmaking with the New Freak Diavolo

Ulysse Nardin is a Swiss watch manufacture founded in 1846. Through a long history of watchmaking, Ulysse Nardin established as an innovative brand pioneering new materials and revolutionary designs. One of the most exciting models ever issued by Ulysse Nardin is the fantastic Freak. The Freak represents a milestone in horologic history since the basis of its design presents a movement that is actually a watch itself. The design was completely novel, without a crown, whiteout dial and without hands. The core of the creation was a simple mech...

Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2011 Royal Oak Limited Edition Wristwatch

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Audemars Piguet created a prestigious limited edition piece for the upcoming Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2011.

The Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2011 Royal Oak is ladies’ watch available in only 100 pieces, representing the exclusiveness of the occasion which it marks. This year, the race celebrates the 13th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s sponsorship. The Queen Elizabeth II Cup runs annually each spring, since 1975. This prestigious horse race was established to honor a visit to Hong Kong by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. The beautiful new watch is crafted in 18-carat white gold, which is used for bo...

Omega Constellation Watches for 2011

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OMEGA has just announced their fashionable Constellation line has been expanded to embrace two new jeweled models, crafted in 18-carat red gold.

The Constellation collection from OMEGA consists from some of the most desired collector’s pieces. The collection was first introduced in the 1950’s and almost allof the watches produced until the early 1970’s are still today very much desired. These creations truly represent the golden era of whatchmaking. The first Constellation watch is issued in 1952. This was a time of great success for OMEGA, when the brand was considered even more desirable than Rolex. In 1958, the Constellation Chronometer was sold more than the epic Rolex Oyster-Per...

Michele Tri Tone Watches - Deco Day Diamond and Urban Mini Diamond

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Michele just announced their most popular watches now offered in fresh new look.

Michele Deco Day Diamond and Urban Mini Diamond are now proposed in an exciting three tone variation, crafted in yellow gold, rose gold, and the shining silver tone of stainless steel. Deco Day Diamond is offered in 33mm x 35mm curved square case, adorned with 120 sparkling diamonds and fitted with tri-tone stainless steel bracelet. Total weight of diamonds is approximately 0.60 carats. The watch utilizes Swiss movement, and it is water resistant to 50 meters. The beautiful mother-of-pearl dial is adorned with diamond time-markers, and prot...

F1 King Power Gold India, new limited edition watch from Hublot

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Hublot celebrates the first ever FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA by presenting the new F1 King Power Gold India limited edition watch.

Since March 2010, Hublot stands out as the official watchmaker of Formula 1. Hublot and Formula 1 have made the a multi-year contract to produce a range of high tech, limited edition, and very luxurious Formula 1 watches. The charming partnership between Hublot and Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, came to our attention a couple of months ago when mr. Ecclestone created a humorous ad for watch brand Hublot, after being violently attacked and robbed in London, on 25 November. This time, the occa...

Officine Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio 47mm watch

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Following the success of the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo, the famous Italian watch manufacture announces new limited edition timepiece: <b>the Officine Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio 47mm </b>

The new diver’s watch is offered in titanium case, which is lighter than the previously used bronze housing. Titanium is one of the most desired materials for robust deep-sea diving watches, since it allows constructing a really big piece of diver’s equipment, while keeping it extremely light and highly durable. Titanium is, just like a bronze, highly resistant to corrosion, and it doesn’t develop any kind of patina over time. Bronze variation of Luminor Submersible was paired with green dial, since it gradually develops green hue which res...

Breitling for Bentley Supersports Light Body Chronograph

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The new speed record on ice is achieved a couple of days ago!

The British carmaker Bentley and their successful partner Breitling just announced that a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports set a new world speed record on ice by driving at the impressive speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h). The event, took place on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea at extreme temperatures ranging from -30 to -20° C. Like all models of the Continental range since 2002, the Supersports is equipped with a Breitling dashboard clock. Moreover, the famous driver Juha Kankkunen, also wore a limited edi...

Piaget Altiplano Watches Dressed in Diamonds

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Piaget Altiplano watches are now available in diamond versions. This collection is inspired by the purity of the high plains Altiplano, the place where Andes are at their widest. This region, lying in the central Andes, inspirited the creators of the world’s slimmest mechanical automatic watch, to go beyond the limits and create something truly breathtaking.

The first ultra-thin watches produced by Piaget were developed in 1957, after several years of productive exploration and development. Out of a total of 29 movements developed by Piaget, 17 are ultra-thin. In 2010, Piaget produced the world’s thinnest mechanical automatic movement at just 2.35 mm thick. These movements, 1200P (hours and minutes) and 1208P (hours, minutes and small seconds), are embedded in the Altiplano watches characterized by elegantly shaped clean dials, slim elongated hands and fine baton-shaped hour-markers or Roman numera...

Movado Master Automatic Chronograph watch

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Movado Master Automatic Chronograph is another piece to be unveiled at the upcoming BaselWorld.

The Movado Master is a Bauhaus-inspired collection characterized by oversized tonneau-shaped cases with gear-edge bezel and screw-down crown. First Movado Master models were introduced in 2009. These dynamic timepieces are strongly influenced by the industrial and architectural expressions of the Bauhaus movement. This 20th-century German school of design is famous for combining crafts and the fine arts. The aesthetic of Bauhaus is rooted in the idea of creating a 'total' work of art in which all arts, including architecture would be brought to...

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Calendrier Retrograde and Double Retrograde

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The beautiful line of Masterpiece watches from Maurice Lacroix is extended to embrace two new models, that are going to be officially unveiled in a couple of days at BaselWorld exhibition. This time, we’re presenting Masterpiece Calendrier Rétrograde & Masterpiece Double Rétrograde.

Both watches are crafted in pink gold and limited to only 50 pieces. Nested in 46 mm wide cases, these watches radiate a very contemporary appeal, defined by enhanced simplicity. Both of the models feature sun-brushed satin finished blue dials. One is equipped with a retrograde at 10 o’clock, while the other reveals a GMT double retrograde and date at 12 and 6 o’clock. The dial is very practical and easy to read, separated by delicate cut out displays, and harmonious composition of royal blue and golden tones. The power reserve display is lo...

Blacksand Uniformity

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The new watchmaking company is on the rise. Blacksand Genève, will present their first creations in a couple of weeks at BaselWorld exhibition.

The company, which represents itself as the defender of watchmaking values, pushes towards the new era of watchmaking while staying firmly grounded in tradition. Their watches are above all simple, subtle and discrete, designed to be worn on the wrist. The Blacksand strongly focuses on traditional watchmaking values such as readability, ergonomic and clever choice of materials and functions. All of their timepieces are entirely manufactured in Switzerland, and strongly inspired by the feats of army and air force squads that cultivate the spi...

The Audermars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph

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The Audermars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore collection for 2011 also includes this Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph, proving once again that this year’s watches are best-designed Royal Oak Offshore models ever.

The watch utilizes brand new movement based on self-winding Calibre 2897, equipped with a tourbillon and a chronograph. The movement is entirely developed and produced by Audemars Piguet, manually assembled from 335 individual components, and bounteously decorated. The immediately recognizable octagonal case, fitted with eight steel hexagonal screws on the bezel, is crafted in forged carbon. The bezel is made from black ceramic and the strap from black rubber. Forged carbon is material often used in aeronautics, and Audemars Piguet was the...

The New Breitling Automatic Chronospace Watch

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Breitling just launched a new Automatic Chronospace watch, notable by an outstanding design, in the spirit of authentic Breitling pilot’s instruments.

The new Breitling Automatic Chronospace is based on Caliber 23 movement, which will certainly make it much more affordable than the B01 models. The movement is an officially certified chronometer, equipped with ¼th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers, and a date indicator. The new Automatic Chronospace is very beautiful and elegant watch crafted in stainless steel and offered with impressive 46 mm in diameter. The watch is rather large and gives an impression of genuine pilot’s equipment. This type of watches is especi...

Audemars Piguet and Montblanc books for watch enthusiasts

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Two very interesting books for watch enthusiasts will hit the shelves later this year. We have the honor to exclusively announce "Audemars Piguet MASTER WATCHMAKER SINCE 1875" and "Montblanc Writing Time"

Audemars Piguet MASTER WATCHMAKER SINCE 1875 FRANÇOIS CHAILLE The pursuit of excellence is reflected in Audemars Piguet’s most prestigious models, painstakingly crafted by artisans for over 130 years. Audemars Piguet’s expertise, creativity, and state-of-the-art technology are behind the company’s luxurious and innovative watches. At the turn of the twentieth century, the factory employed more than seventy craftsmen, whose mastery and excellent grasp of the changing times enabled the development of traditional pieces and the production...

BLANCPAIN - Villeret Timezone 30 minutes Demi-Savonette Automatic Watch

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The Blancpain manufacture continues with the reinterpretation of its Villeret collection offering this new Half-Hour Time Zone watch.

The watch is intended for the travelers visiting countries with half-hour time zones, such as India or Venezuela. Most of the world is familiar with time zones that fluctuate in increments of an hour. However, many places in the world use offset time zones. The standard GMT watches often cannot meet the highest demands of frequent travelers, but this new half-Hour Time Zone watch from Blancpain will easily make them feel as punctual as anywhere else! The watch is crafted in 18-carat red gold and presented in a 40mm wide, classic round case....

The Graham Chronofighter Oversize Referee Limited Automatic Watch

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"A watch that does not fear playing an active role in the 15 matches of the RBS 6 Nations Championship"

For the third year in a row, Graham London is the Official Timekeeper of the 2011 RBS 6 Nations Championship. This prestigious rugby Championship involves 6 of the best northern hemisphere rugby nations. For this occasion, Graham will provide all RBS 6 Nations match referees with dedicated Graham chronographs. For Graham, this is another great opportunity to test their watches and prove they can survive even the most extreme situations on the rugby court! The watch features 6 squads’ colors in the second counter at 3 o’clock. The see-thro...

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watches for 2011

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The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watches are this year enhanced by case and material changes, completely redesigned dials and equipped with the complete new movements.

The new models are possibly the best-looking Audemars Piguet ’s watches ever but as far as I am informed, this is the last edition of the Royal Oak Offshore watches, as we know them. The brand introduced the first watch from The Royal Oak Offshore line in 1993. The watches were designed especially for extreme sports and had a water resistance of 100 meters. The initial models were made from stainless steel, which was some kind of a small revolution in a world of luxury watches. The collection evolved for almost 20 years and today it incl...

Tourbillon: the sublime expression of the art of watchmaking

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Tourbillon is a term often used in horology. This French name literally translates as the “whirlwind", and it has long been considered the ultimate achievement in mechanical watchmaking.

Tourbillon is an addition to the mechanics of watch escapement that was first developed around 1795 by the French - Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet. This man, who was also the founder of the famous Breguet manufacture, finally patented his invention in 1801. This very exclusive watch complication was intended to compensate the gravitational error that was to be expected in most delicate parts of the escapement system: the pallet fork, a balance and a hairspring. The goal was to distribute the error evenly over a single plane, by putt...

Breguet Classique 7337 Ultra-thin automatic Watch

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The Classique collection from Breguet exemplifies the watchmaking ideals of precision, clarity and elegant lines.

The Classique collection embraces manually wound, automatic and complicated watches, all produced according to the highest technical principles. Behind every Classique watch lies the artistry and rich history of traditional values still preserved by the company. The Classique collection is characterized by the use of noble materials and delicate painting techniques such as fried enamel, used for their Réveil du Tsar watch. This year, Breguet will repeat the success of their Classique 7337 model, first launched in 2009. The watch is crafted i...

Hublot Geneve New Watch Models

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BaselWorld 2011 is just around the corner, and it is a perfect time to preview a couple of very nice new models from Hublot.

For this occasion, Hublot will showcase three new models: the F1 King Power Tourbillon King Gold Ceramic, the Big Bang Black Caviar in ceramic, and a bit more conventional Classic Fusion Opaline Dial wristwatch. The F1 King Power Tourbillon King Gold Ceramic The F1 King Power Tourbillon King Gold Ceramic is produced in a limited edition of only 50 pieces. Hublot, the official timekeeper of Formula 1, created this robust and durable racing watch in 48mm wide octagonal case. The watch utilizes the in-house tourbillon chronograph movement HU...

Win a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch in a Treasure Hunt!

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Participate into the Reverso Treasure Hunt, from February 10th to March 4th, 2011, look for the most exclusive secrets and take a chance to wine this epic watch!

If you are really into the luxury watches, the amusing online competition “The Reverso Treasure Hunt” is going to be a very nice way to entertain yourself, learn something new about the long history of Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso and possibly win this piece of ultimate luxury. The Reverso Treasure Hunt is designed especially for Reverso lovers, as a part of the company’s anniversary celebration. Eighty years ago, back in 1931, the company filed the Reverso patent, and started to produce this iconic model, greatly influenced by the Art deco move...

The Gucci Grammy Special Edition watches

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Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Recording Academy have just announced their three-year partnership inspired by the Grammy Awards. Especially for this occasion, Gucci designed the Grammy special edition watch and jewelry collection: The I-Gucci Grammy Special Edition.

The watches are crafted in yellow PDV stainless steel and mounted on wide black or white rubber straps endowed by Grammy and Gucci insignia. The case-back is marked by the special Grammy Awards edition label. More glamorous pieces, graced with diamond bezel, are also available as a part of this collection. This model marks another milestone for Gucci, being the company’s first-ever digital timepiece. The round watch face switches from a two-time zone dial displayed in large digits, to streamline variation with two discrete digital hands indi...

Cartier Mille Et Une Heures Jewlery Collection video

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The latest collection of jewelry timepieces from Cartier is more than impressive.

Mille Et Une Heures features sixteen new timepieces, inspired by the spirit of ancient India, the frontiers of Rajsthan, the gates of Jaipur, and breathtaking Mogul skill of decoration. Mille Et Une Heures translates as Thousand And One Hour, referring to the impressive amount of time required to create each of the pieces. The watches are crafted from noble materials and entirely set with diamonds of different shapes and colors. Each of these pieces requires somewhere from 500 to 1500 hours of careful work before it shines in a brilliant glo...

TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph Watch [video]

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TAG Heuer recently revealed their first watch for 2011, the amazing TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrograph, produced in a limited edition.

The watch is based upon a Mikrograph stopwatch, created in 1916, which was one of the epic pieces that set a small milestone in the world of horology. The Mikrograph stopwatch was the first watch ever to measure time up to the 1/100th accuracy. The new Carrera Mikrograph reaches another high point by being the world’s first ever mechanical chronograph with 1/100th of a second display by a central hand. The contemporary design of the new Carrera Mikrograph very much recalls the original stopwatch’s design. As you can see on the pictures, the...

The Extra-flat Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch

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This year’s exhibition in Genève illustrates that current trends favor thin and elegant watches.

However, creating a thin watch is a very difficult task that requires many delicate skills and very refined professional design. Ultra-thin watches present more difficulties to the watchmaker because their movements need to be composed of thinner and therefore, less rigid components and smaller height tolerances. On the other hand, thin watches hold a special place among the watch enthusiasts, as they are perfectly elegant and fit flawlessly with formal attire, the cufflinks, and pocket squares. Cartier presented their new ultra-thin cre...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Repetition Minutes a Rideau watch - Ref Q2353520

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A new watch from the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Reverso Répétition Minutes à Rideau, is a groundbreaking piece equipped with a completely new movement and an innovative design.

A couple of years ago, Jaeger-LeCoultre produced the Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque, which was the first watch equipped with three dials. This was made possible by two faces of the case as well as the carrier base. With this piece, presented at the Salon International da la Haute Horlogerie, Jaeger-LeCoultre goes even further, creating the first timepiece with four faces, equipped with a pivoting curtain, which masks one dial while revealing the other in rotation. This masterpiece is produced in a limited edition of only 75 pieces,...

Chanel Watch Collections

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The first timepiece issued by Chanel was a watch named Première, in 1987. Just like the famous perfume Chanel N° 5, the Première watch adopted the shape of Place Vendôme, with its hands positioned in such a way as to evoke the Vendôme column in the center of the Place.

Place Vendôme, a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, and one of the oldest districts of the city, was once a home of Coco Chanel, a pioneering French fashion designer and a founder of the famous Chanel brand. Mademoiselle Chanel lived there at the Ritz Hotel in a room equipped with a rear door, which were an exit to her office, workshops and boutique, on the Rue Cambon. The Place Vendôme was also a cradle of the company's rich and successful history - it was here that Chanel launched her first collection of diamond pieces. Gabriel...

Frederique Constant : Amour Heart Beat Ladies Automatic Watch

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A couple of weeks before the BaselWorld exhibition, and just in time for Valentine's Day, Frédérique Constant Genève announced the new Amour Ladies Automatic Collection.

The collection was designed by ShuQi, the famous Taiwanese movie star, also known as the Frederique Constant Brand Ambassador for Greater China since 2008. The new Amour Heart Beat Automatic is created in collaboration with the designers of Geneva Manufacture, and dedicated to classic, elegant, feminine and sophisticated ladies. The watch is offered in 34mm diameter case, crafted in stainless steel or plated in pink gold. The dials are decorated with heart-shaped guilloché decoration in the center, circled by radiating mother of pearl outer ri...

Maurice Lacroix Roue Carrée Seconde - Square Wheels and catalog

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In a couple of days at BaselWorld 2011, Maurice Lacroix will unveil their brand new model from the Masterpiece collection – the Roue Carrée Seconde equipped with square wheels.

This unusual square wheel keeps on turning to indicate the passing of the seconds. Interesting and eye-catching, it isn’t just beautiful, but also sets a new milestone in fine mechanical watachmaking: this is the first time in history that a watch uses a square wheel mechanism. The process of development took a couple of years to complete, before finally defining a perfect shape of the teeth in order to provide constant power transfer. The wheels are in constant motion, and the whole composition comes to life as soon as one lays the eyes on...

The New Raymond Weil Maestro Moon Phase Timepiece

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Maestro Moon Phase is yet another interesting piece to be revealed at this year’s BaselWorld trade show.

This watch represents the newest addition to the Maestro collection, launched in 2010, and the brand’s first mechanical timepiece with the moon phase complication. Maestro collection is intended to please the most refined demands of connoisseurs, offering high-end mechanical timepieces, carefully assembled by the Master watchmakers, to form wonderful instruments for precise measurement of time. These pieces are completely powered by the movement of the wearer’s wrist, combining the tradition and ingenuity in a sublime quintessence. The ne...

The New Graham Chronofighter Fortress Watch

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With Baselworld 2011 just a few weeks away, we present you another interesting model that will be officially revealed at this year's World Watch and Jewellery Show: The Graham Chronofighter Fortress.

Graham-London is an English watchmaking company named after the George Graham, born in 1673, master watchmaker who lived in Fleet Street in London. In the spirit of a true inventor, he came up with a lot of interesting innovations, but he never patented any of them. For this he gained the nickname honest George. Today, Gorge Graham is recognized as the first creator of the stopwatch and the dead-beat escapement. He even built the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory. This watch pays homage to the iconic Chronofighter, the Chronofig...

Longines Legend Diver Timepiece: a re-issue of a 1960s diving watch

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Longines has just revealed their newest creation, which pays homage to the great sporting pioneers and their exploits. The new piece, the Longines Legend Diver, is a revamp of their old diver’s watch, produced back in the 1960’s. The re-issued model radiates with the charming spirit of 1960’s, but this time the classical design is endowed with a couple of high-performance technical features.

Longines has always been deeply attached to sport in every dimension. They had an active role in establishing a deep-sea diving record, that of the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1953, at a depth of 3150 meters. Seven years later, the Legend Diver was born, only to revive once again in 2011. The new timepiece comes with the same curved watch crystal as the original, but this time mineral glass was substituted for the latest quality domed sapphire crystal. The watch is equipped with bidirectional rotating flange, which provides an instant readout of...

The New Breitling Montbrillant 01 Limited Edition Watch

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Breitling just announced a new milestone in the history of Montbrillant chronograph. This epic timepiece is for the first time equipped with their in-house movement Caliber 01, completely produced and developed in the Breitling workshops.

The epic Monbrillant watch was inspired by the spirit of 1940s and 50s and named after the building on Montbrillant Street, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the world capital of the watch-making industry for over a hundred years, which housed the Breitling workshops from 1892 to 1979. This series of Montbrillant chronograph comes in a limited edition of 2,000 pieces in steel and 200 pieces in red gold, with the individual number engraved at 9 o’clock on the case middle. The watch bursts beautiful mercury silver dial and elegant hands completed with...

Carl F. Bucherer - The New Consumer Book, for 2010/2011

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Carl F. Bucherer is an international independent watch brand, headquartered in Lucene, Switzerland. The company holds 90 years of experience in creating high-quality timepieces.

Their models usually combine watchmaking artisanship and fine jewelcrafting. This is embeded in the company's tradition from the early days in 1888, when Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewelry store, together with his wife Luise, on the Falkenplatz in Lucerne. Today, the company produces high-end timepieces using highly complex and accurate procedures of precise mechanics. Their jewelers select each and every stone to create masterpieces of prestige watchmaking, with highly original settings and according to the strictes...

Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 Watch

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Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101, officially revealed at SIHH 2011, is a piece of true technical beauty and sophistication.

This watch has a very unique feature: the movement is built to show itself face upwards. This actually means that a wearer doesn’t need to take off the watch and admire the delicate movements through the transparent case-back. This time, the front of the watch reveals its entire inner splendor. The watch comes in an unusual oval-shaped case, in stainless steel with a black crocodile leather strap, or in pink gold with a brown crocodile leather strap. It utilizes Calibre 4101, entirely designed, developed and produced in-house. The balanc...

Cartier Santos Dumont Carbon Skeleton Titanium

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The new model, Cartier Santos Dumont Carbon Skeleton Titanium, was officially revealed a couple of days ago, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

In 1904, Santos-Dumont met his friend Louis Cartier, while celebrating his winning of the Deutsch Prize in Paris, and complained about the difficulty of checking the time on his pocket watch during flights. Louis Cartier went to work on a problem and developed a first prototype of Santos-Dumont wristwatch. Santos-Dumont played an important role in popularizing the use of wristwatches by men. Before the early 20th century, the watches were worn only by women, and men preferred pocket watches. According to the tale, Santos-Dumont never took of...

A. Lange & Sohne: Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time

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A. Lange & Soehne presented a couple of new models, during their SIHH exhibition in Geneva. One of them is the<b> Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time</b>, equipped with a chiming mechanism that is visible in its face. Actually, this watch is the first Lange wristwatch with an acoustic signature.

The chiming mechanism is here completed with the jumping hours and minutes complication. The chiming hammers are placed just below the signature Time Bridge component, the framework for hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds, which is made of rhodium German silver. The mechanism is incorporated in the dial layout on each side of the subsidiary seconds. The mechanism triggers the strike in quarter-hour intervals. A higher-pitched tone signals the quarter-hours and a lower-pitched one sound at the top of the hour. The user can turn the quarter...

TAG Heuer Carrera MP4-12C automatic flyback chronograph

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TAG Heuer released three new watches. One of them is the TAG Heuer Carrera MP4-12C automatic flyback chronograph, which will be officially revealed at the upcoming trade show in Basel.

A couple of days ago at Geneve, TAG Heuer opened an exhibition named as “Mastering speed”. This exhibition showcased 10 cars that have made an indelible mark in international motorsport, as well as iconic TAG Heuer timepieces and chronographs directly inspired by motor racing. TAG Heuer is the first watch brand to partner with racing drivers and a F1 team and to create luxurious chronographs with a precision of 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/1’000th and 1/10’000th of a second. To mark the occasion, TAG Heuer released three new watches. One of them is t...

Piaget Limelight Garden Party Watches

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In 2011, the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Piaget is further enriching its Limelight collection. The 21st SIHH in Geneva presented the latest exceptional haute joaillerie creations by Piaget, made exclusively for ladies.

The Limelight collection is characterized by the finest pieces of Piaget jewelry, dressed in gold and set with precious stones. These exceptional pieces are one of the most prestigious haute couture creations, crafted for the most demanding customers, with an extreme attention to detail. Each piece demands the most precise time-consuming and hand-executed techniques. The newest additions to Limelight collection are above all gracious jewelry items. The precise time-telling is their secondary function, limited to simple hours and minutes....

Roger Dubuis La Monégasque Millesime Flying Tourbillon

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Roger Dubuis has just unveiled the new La Monégasque collection, designed in the style of old iconic timepieces, very classy and elegant. The collection La Monégasque comes as four variations : automatic,chronograph, perpetual calendar and tourbillon.

The collection features bold and sporty pieces, animated by refnied mechanical movements, entirely developed and produced by the Roger Dubuis manufacture. Millesime Flying Tourbillon, from this collection, is produced in a very limited edition of only 28 pieces. This watch utilizes hand-wound mechanical movement RD540, composed of 293 individual pieces and equipped with 28 jewels. The movement is nested in rather large 44mm platinum case, and decorated by circular-grained plate, "Côtes de Genève" decoration, and the tourbillon carriage shap...

The Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo

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Officine Panerai presented very interesting new piece: The Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo. The watch is a remake of the original Panerai Radiomir model, made for the Egyptian Navy in the mid-1950's.

The original watch is a true rarity, produced in a very limited edition of 50 pieces. This epic model was developed at the request of the Egyptian Navy, but several other models were also developed for the other Mediterranean navies. The interesting thing about the original model is that the first prototype sent to the Egyptian Navy was rejected, as they wanted something much stronger, more durable and nearly indestructible… and the legend was born. More than half a century later, Panerai revokes the old story producing the professional und...

Calibre de Cartier multiple time zone watch, Calibre 9909 MC

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At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Cartier unveiled their newest addition to the luxury watches collection: Calibre de Cartier Multiple Time Zone Watch. As the name suggests, this watch belongs to the Calibre de Cartier collection, characterized by refined in-house movements, designed and completely developed at the Cartier Manufacture.

The watch utilizes self-winding Caliber 9909 MC, which comes with a newest version of the multiple time zone complication, providing following functionalities: the home time with day/night indication, the local time, adjustment for summer or daylight savings time, the time difference between the two selected time zones. The 24-cities disk is completely embedded into the movement, and it is visible on the 9 o’clock side of the case. This elegant solution helps to keep the dial clean and easy to read. The time in various cities is re...

Hublot The Masterpiece MP-01 Flyback Chronograph

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Hublot will mark the occasion of Geneva trade show by presenting a completely unique piece: a barrel watch equipped with a shaped, curved movement.

The Hublot releases the first item in the Hublot Masterpiece collection, The Masterpiece MP-01 Flyback Chronograph. This collection is imagined as an assortment of higher-end timepieces strictly equipped with in-house movements. The collection sits somewhere between classic Hublot watches and the exquisite Confrerie Hublot timepieces. The new watch comes in a tonneau shaped case, which is another novelty for Hublot line of luxury timepieces. The case is rather large with 48mm in diameter and over 55 mm in height. It is crafted in smooth and...

eBay launches the Fashion Vault online sales event

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The Fashion Vault is the exclusive online sales for eBay members only. The event is limited to only 60 hours or less, offering substantial discounts from must-have luxury brands.

The quantities of these luxury items are also limited as they come at the best possible discounts! The Fashion Vault discounts go up to 80%, but what really caught our attention is the 75% off price on selected styles from Wittnauer luxury timepieces. The exclusive designs are sourced directly from the brands and designers, and the shipping is usually FREE! Don't wait as these items sell out quickly. If you're not an eBay member, you don't need to miss out — register now and enjoy. Invite your friends to join in the cool shopping experience...

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time - Simultaneous reading of all world time zones

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A longstanding part of the Vacheron Constantin watchmaking heritage, the World Time complication is making a noteworthy comeback to the collections from the Manufacture. The Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time model houses the new Calibre 2460WT bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva. Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, this new mechanical self-winding movement is distinguished by its capacity to indicate the world’s 37 time zones, including those offset from Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) by a half - or quarter-hour – an exclusive mechanism patented by Vacheron Constantin.

The new Patrimony Traditonnelle World Time by Vacheron Constantin marks the return to the collection of a complication inextricably bound to the history of the Geneva-based manufacturer. The latter is also interwoven with the theme of travel, since Jean-Marc Vacheron and his successors have constantly circled the globe delivering their exceptional timepieces. A pioneer in the development and production of innovative watches, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin has displayed the same approach in being resolutely open to the world at large. Creat...

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Perpetual Calendar - Elegant complication

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The emblematic Patrimony Contemporaine collection welcomes a stellar complication in 2011: the perpetual calendar. Housing the legendary Calibre 1120 QP, a mechanical self-winding movement stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the Patrimony Contemporaine Perpetual Calendar ultra-thin model reveals the inherent elegance and finesse of Vacheron Constantin.

A useful and sophisticated major complication is enriching the Patrimony Contempoarine collection by Vacheron Constantin. Beating to the rhythm of the legendary Calibre 1120 QP – acknowledged by connoisseurs as one of the most iconic perpetual calendar movements – the latest addition to the range will be able to keep track of all the vagaries of the calendar and require no correction whatsoever until March 1st 2100. Unlike simple calendar mechanisms that require manual correction after each month with less than 31 days, the perpetual calenda...

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second model

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A heritage of tradition – Carrying the legacy of Girard-Perregaux’s clean, refined style, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection embodies the Brand’s all-encompassing expertise in creating great watchmaking classics.

A heritage of tradition – Carrying the legacy of Girard-Perregaux’s clean, refined style, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection embodies the Brand’s all-encompassing expertise in creating great watchmaking classics. The latest creation in this line, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second model, with a design of the utmost purity, bears the distinctive hallmarks of a refined timepiece right down to the smallest details. A modern yet timeless spirit infuses the creations of Girard-Perregaux. The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second, with a 40...

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon With Gold Bridge

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A single day before the gates of the 21st Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie opento reveal the newest creations and complications from world's most remarkable watch makers, we present you the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon With Gold Bridge, latest addition to the Girard-Perregaux’s family of luxury timepieces.

Girard-Perregaux is one of the best Swiss watches manufactures with its origins dating back to 1791. The Girard-Perregaux manufacture has nearly 170 watch-making domain patents, and for many years it has been the discoverer of many innovative concepts. The Tourbillon with three gold bridges is a true representative for this high-end watch maker. The new 1966 Tourbillon will certainly repeat the success of the company from 2008, when the brand presented a constant force escapement at the SIHH, designed to give exact measured impulses to a bal...

IWC - The New Portofino Collection

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IWC Presented the line of Portofino watches over 25 years ago, in 1984. However, these watches, characterized by a dazzling combination of understated elegance and precision mechanics, remain interesting even today.

In just a couple of days, at SIHH 2011, IWC will reveal four brand new Portofino models. As we already mentioned in the announcement for The 21st Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, IWC decided to revamp of one of their older collections. These classical wristwatches got their name upon a small village on the Italian Riviera. This harbor is considered to be among the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. For a long time, the Portofino stands as a synonym for leisure and fine living. The new Portofino collection consists of four models, ea...

Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea

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Jaeger-LeCoultre revealed details about their upcoming presentation on the "Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie" (SIHH), which is scheduled to take place from 17 to 21 January. This year, people from Jaeger-LeCoultre decided to pay a tribute to one of their old but epic models: the Memovox Deep Sea.

The original watch was introduced in 1959, as the first automatic diving watch equipped with an alarm. The whole idea was inspired by Jacques Cousteau’s famous documentary film “The Silent World" (Le monde du silence) which was one of the first films to use underwater cinematography to show the ocean depths in color. This film was so impressive that huge crowds of people become interested in diving, almost over the night. Designers of Jaeger-LeCoultre had driven their inspiration from the movie and made an excellent and durable timepiece, able...