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Evgueni Matoussevitch

Yep, this is me. Just had my beard trimmed. I am Evgueni Matoussevitch, a founding father of this weblog since 2008. Bought my first mechanical watch in 1986 and it took me ten more years to realize that I have a problem: at some point in time watches became my passion. Well, it could be worse.

Eterna Super Kontiki Chronograph Automatic (refs. 7770.41.49.1382 & 7770.41.49.1718)
in Swiss

Eterna Super Kontiki Chronograph Automatic (refs. 7770.41.49.1382 & 7770.41.49.1718)

Recently bought by a Chinese investment holding company, Eterna keeps on churning out great (while a bit overpriced) time measuring devices that also happen to be elegant accessories. Far from being "groundbreaking," their 2016 Eterna Super Kontiki Chronograph (refs. 7770.41.49.1382 & 7770.41.49.1718) collection is now available not only in the brand's numerous stores around the world but also at some online retailers albeit at very small discounts.

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05 Oct 2016
Frederique Constant Peking to Paris Automatic Limited Edition (ref. FC-303WBRP5B6)
in Swiss

Frederique Constant Peking to Paris Automatic Limited Edition (ref. FC-303WBRP5B6)

The 2016 limited edition Frederique Constant Peking to Paris (ref. FC-303WBRP5B6) may not be revolutionary or groundbreaking in any meaning of the words, but it is still an interesting (albeit a tad overpriced) timekeeper for a person interested in a nice three-hander with a just a grain of sportiness to it. While the "limited edition" part may be a bit gimmicky (in a sense that you can't seriously expect a piece limited to almost 2900 units to become a rarity in any foreseeable future,) all the rest is absolutely legit: it is an expertly designed, solidly built piece that is powered by a robust mechanism.

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01 Sep 2016
Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Automatic
in British

Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer Automatic

In less than two months, the British brand will start selling their 2016 Christopher Ward C8 UTC Worldtimer. Styled as an "aviator" and featuring an appealing combination of a robust Swiss-made movement with their new distinctive approach to design, the new timekeeper is well worth the serious chunk of cash that the watchmaker plans to charge for it.

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29 Aug 2016
2016 Breitling Chronoliner Triple Time-Zone Chronograph Limited Edition
in Swiss

2016 Breitling Chronoliner Triple Time-Zone Chronograph Limited Edition

If you noticed the sporty Chronoliner collection from last year but decided to pass on it for the lack of bling, this new limited edition 2016 Breitling Chronoliner Triple Time-Zone Chronograph will make you want to reconsider. Preserving the same energetic (some may even call it assertive) styling of the original, it comes in a lot dressier rose gold case that, thanks to careful balancing the mix of materials and textures somehow manages not to look too arrogant in all of its polished rose gold and glossy ceramic glory.

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18 Aug 2016
Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300 Automatic (Ref. 41034)
in Swiss

Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300 Automatic (Ref. 41034)

Presented at Baselworld 2016, the automatic Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300 (ref. 41034) looks like a faithful recreation of a classic model that was sold by the brand back in the 1950s. Offering you a nice combination of a robust Swiss movement, adequate water resistance rating of 300 meters, and an elegant exterior, it is mildly overpriced but will probably be successful in the long run when all sorts of discounts and rebates kick in.

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12 Aug 2016
Longines Heritage 1969 Automatic (ref. L2.310.4.72.0)
in Swiss

Longines Heritage 1969 Automatic (ref. L2.310.4.72.0)

The 2016 Longines Heritage 1969 (ref. L2.310.4.72.0) is yet another bold attempt at reintroducing one of their many classic models for the modern audience. It is relatively inexpensive, although definitely far from affordable (if 'affordability' for you is something in the range where Certina and Tissot usually operate.) It is also powered by a fine-tuned version of one of the most robust self-winding calibers ever produced by ETA. All things considered, the Heritage 1969 may become an instant hit among those in need of a dressy timekeeper with a solid exterior and a bearable price tag.

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05 Aug 2016
Tissot Heritage 1936 Hand-Wound (ref. T104.405.16.012.00)
in Swiss

Tissot Heritage 1936 Hand-Wound (ref. T104.405.16.012.00)

During the last three or four years, Tissot has introduced a number of great classic-styled timekeepers in their Heritage line. Among others, the collection included an absolutely stunning 2013 Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary that still stays in production. For this year, the entry-luxury brand adds an even more impressive (although deceptively simple) hand-wound Heritage 1936 (ref. T104.405.16.012.00). Staying true to the collection's concept, the model combines deliciously vintage appearance with a time-proven hand-wound caliber and more than attractive price. What else would you want for Christmas?

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22 Jul 2016
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph “W 125” Limited Edition in Titanium (Ref. IW380701)
in Swiss

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph “W 125” Limited Edition in Titanium (Ref. IW380701)

First presented at the Baselworld 2016, the limited edition IWC Ingenieur Chronograph "W 125" (ref. IW380701) comes in a nice -if somewhat bulky due to its 42 mm wide to 15 mm high proportions- titanium case. Like a true luxury piece, the case features an appealing combination of mirror-polished front surfaces that are lovely accented by deliberately roughly brushed sides. Set to go on sale in just three or four months (they mention the "autumn" in the press release), the new member of the legendary Ingenieur family will be offered at a competitive -all things considered- price of just over $7000 USD.

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15 Jul 2016
Citizen Promaster Navihawk Satellite Wave GPS (ref. CC9030-51E)
in Japanese, Quartz

Citizen Promaster Navihawk Satellite Wave GPS (ref. CC9030-51E)

The Japanese brand has been in the business of (also) making GPS-equipped watches for quite some time now. Their new Citizen Promaster Navihawk Satellite Wave GPS (ref. CC9030-51E) is a fine example of how you can get a lot of experience, a block of high-grade steel, a handful of silicon parts and create an absolutely wonderful object that can be a watch, a gadget, and even a surprisingly low-priced fashion statement as well!

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04 May 2016
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