July 30th, 2014

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Lady Automatic (Ref. 49528D52B871-CKBA)

Last week, the Swiss watchmaking brand has presented its new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Lady (Ref. 49528D52B871-CKBA) wristwatch. Presented in a delicate, meticulously crafted and painstakingly finished with diamonds, the new timepiece not only features the usual for the brand elements of industrial design, but also manages (quite easily, at that) to play on the same field with such monsters as Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Featuring a finely decorated in-house self-winding movement and delivering a nicely balanced mix of materials, this is new model seems to be one of the most interesting “simple” timekeepers presented by the company during the last couple of years.

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July 29th, 2014

Longines Heritage 1935 Automatic Pilot's Watch (Ref. L2.794.4.53.0)

With its lovingly reproduced look and feel of the original Longines CAF pilot’s watch that the Swiss brand has first introduced almost 80 years ago (it was actually an evolution of one of their even older models from the 1920s), the new Longines Heritage 1935 (Ref. L2.794.4.53.0) gives you a perfect chance to own a timekeeper that perfectly blends the unique design language of the pre-war era with modern technology.

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July 28th, 2014

JeanRichard Terrascope: Now in Rose Gold

JeanRichard Terrascope, a relatively new family of “masculine” timekeepers has just been updated with a number of “two-tone” models that successfully combine gold and steel. Carefully mixing textures and colors, the Swiss-based brand effectively one of the most attractive cushion-shaped watches currently available on the market.

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July 21st, 2014

Edox HydroSub North Pole Limited Edition

Presented earlier this year, the new Edox HydroSub North Pole celebrates the upcoming 40th anniversary of the original Hydro Sub. With its total run limited to just 350 pieces, the model was chosen as an official timekeeper of an expedition to the geographic North Pole in February 2015. Not only at least two timepieces out of 350 will see one of the coldest places on Earth, but one of them will also be used by champion free diver Christian Redl of Germany during a world’s first attempt at a free dive under the ice cap.

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July 17th, 2014

Breitling Avenger Blackbird Limited Edition

Mean and cool, huge but comfortable, the new Breitling Avenger Blackbird limited edition “tactical” three-hander offers you a COSC-certified version of a mass-produced automatic movement packed into a feather-light titanium body with its machine-brushed surface blacked with a special carbonization technique. What more can one desire from such a manly time measuring device?

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July 10th, 2014

Zenith El Primero Volcano Special Edition (Ref. 51.2040.400/91.C496)

While there are many so called “two tone” watches that feature combinations of greyish still or titanium (or some other metal including, but not limited to, platinum and zirconium) and different alloys of gold, there are only a few models that really nail that perfect mix of colors and textures. Of course, this is purely a matter of personal tastes and preferences, but this new Zenith El Primero Volcano Special Edition (Ref. 51.2040.400/91.C496) seems to belong precisely to that category. The color and finish of its dial, the shade of gold plated on its hands and hour markers, the way the sub-dials are grouped: everything in this model whispers quietly, but very clear of good taste and superb design job.

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June 27th, 2014

Hublot Classic Fusion Bol d'Or Mirabaud Chronograph in Titanium (Ref. 521.NQ.1717.QR.BOM14)

The new Hublot Classic Fusion Bol d’Or Mirabaud automatic chronograph watch (Ref. 521.NQ.1717.QR.BOM14) is a very nice take on the Swiss brand’s iconic Classis Fusion collection. While the differences with other models in the range seem to be only cosmetic, the choice of materials and the way they are put together makes a very strong impression. As usual, Hublot will severely limit its total production volume in order to make it a ‘real’ rarity.

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June 26th, 2014

Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Limited Edition (Ref. 168535-3002)

Revealed last week, the new Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 limited edition wristwatch (Ref. 168535-3002) celebrates the Swiss brand’s partnership with one of the most revered icons of European car industry. More than three decades ago, the timeless Porsche 928 has become a source of inspiration for the team that worked on Apple Macintosh. Now, their revolutionary 919 Hybrid sports prototype offers some design ideas for the Swiss watchmaker.

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June 19th, 2014

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Rolling Stones Edition

With its new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Rolling Stones Edition, the Swiss watchmaker probably tries to appeal to hearts (as well as wallets and credit cards) of baby boomers: those men and women in their sixties that remember year 1969. Some of them actually saw Jimi Hendrix performing Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock 1969, attended Led Zeppelin’s Summer 1969 North American Tour, while the luckiest of them even managed to see at least one of 16 shows of The Rolling Stones American Tour 1969.

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June 14th, 2014

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine (Ref. J013014270)

While Jaquet Droz is quite prolific when it comes to design of their extremely beautiful timekeepers, it is the one with figure eight-shaped off-centered layout that always gets the most attention. In this respect, the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine (Ref. J013014270) will most probably be a triple win for the Swiss watchmaker: not only it incorporates the symbol of infinity on its dark-blue, star-studded dial, but the watch also sports a stunningly executed tourbillon that also acts as a small seconds hand, as well as sports whole 382 diamonds totaling almost 1.9 carats and decorating its medium-sized white gold body, the dial and even the folding clasp on its hand-made leather strap.

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