November 21st, 2014

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases with Sapphire Dial

The idea of substituting the usual silvered or enameled dial with tinted crystal is by no means new. Corum, for example, used it for its massive Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45, while Omega employed the concept for the gorgeous Skeletonized Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum model. However, this new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases looks like one of the most exciting “regular” models delivered by the Swiss brand during the recent couple of years.

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November 20th, 2014

Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff Milady Chrono Automatic with Diamonds

The new Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff Milady Chrono delivers that winning combination of features that you will rarely see when it comes to wristwatches designed for ladies. It somehow manages to combine an “exclusive” caliber made by its parent company, a brilliantly decorated dial, as well as finely sculpted body and just the right number of precious stone in a unique package that makes this timepiece immediately adorable and extremely desirable. Frankly, I wasn’t able to find a single flaw with this beautiful device.

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November 14th, 2014

Breitling Galactic 44 Automatic Chronometer

Believe it or not, but, contrary to popular beliefs, not all Breitlings do look the same. This new Breitling Galactic 44, for example, features a very unusual (for the Swiss-based brand) combination of an elegantly sculpted body that looks more slender that it actually is, a remarkable set of crown-guards, and a relatively thin bezel that still displays all the relevant information for either an amateur diver or a professional pilot. Perhaps, the only thing that it needs is the usual notches that were apparently dropped here in order for its polished surface to better match that of the case. Well, nothing is perfect.

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November 13th, 2014

Casio G-Shock GravityMaster GPW 1000 with GPS receiver

The 2014 Casio G-Shock GravityMaster GPW 1000 delivers inside its defiantly oversized body an extremely small GPS receiver, a state of the art solar-powered quartz movement, as well as their signature Multi-Band 6 technology that allows the device to automatically receive standard time-calibration signal from atomic clocks. What else would you probably ask from this little monster? Make you breakfast?

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November 12th, 2014

Casio Edifice EQB-500D-1A with Bluetooth

Featuring traditional for the Japanese brand design, the new Casio Edifice EQB-500D-1A features a handy Bluetooth module. To make all of its features work you will only need to accompany it by CASIO WATCH+ app, which is currently available for the two major mobile platforms.

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November 11th, 2014

Zenith El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing Special Edition

Available in two finishes and sporting a fairly impressive size of whole 45 millimeters in diameter, the new Zenith El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing Special Edition automatic chronograph wristwatch tries to mix into a single package such iconic elements of their design as signature rotating bezel, cloverleaf-style dial cutout that shows the timekeeper’s inner workings, as well as an El Primero movement. What’s really surprising is that the final product doesn’t look too eclectic: while standing a bit dangerously to the ‘love it or hate it’ category, it is in fact quite an organic-looking watch that will certainly find a niche of its own.

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November 1st, 2014

Chopard Mille Miglia for the Porsche Club of America (PCA)

Although the new Chopard Mille Miglia for the Porsche Club of America (PCA) limited edition wristwatch will never become a high sought after collector’s item, all sixty six examples of the timekeeper will undoubtedly find their owners. After all, offered in precious yellow gold, as well as in less expensive (but still impressive) stainless steel body, the new accessory looks quite spectacular and clearly gives a standard issue Mille Miglia chronograph a run for its money.

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October 31st, 2014

Armin Strom Skeleton Pure (Water, Air, Earth & Fire)

Presented in a traditional for the brand cold, technocratic style, the new Armin Strom Skeleton Pure will be sold in four versions, each corresponding to a certain key element of nature. Namely: Water, Air, Earth & Fire with the “Air” being a model in lightweight titanium and the “Earth” featuring black PVD-coated stainless steel. All of them look absolutely fabulous.

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October 30th, 2014

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT

When it comes to wristwatches, a name often says it all. I mean, what part of Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT a person with an IQ just slightly above that of an average bath rug wouldn’t understand? However, when it comes to timekeepers issued by GP, there is much more to them than just a list of features. What you get, is an extremely finely crafted accessory that features a level of refinement that you will rarely meet even in its price range.

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October 29th, 2014

Fortis Blue Horizon Automatic Chronograph

The new Fortis Blue Horizon features a very appealing color scheme with its bronze-toned dial (that the brand actually prefers to call “Metallic Brown”) nicely matched by a cognac brown leather strap. Although the blue accents on the timekeeper’s face look a bit ahem controversial, I must admit that this is one of the dressiest “pilot’s chronographs” that the Swiss brand has ever produced. Just don’t forget to get yourself a complementary set of good brown shoes.

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