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De Bethune DB16 Tourbillon Regulator Watch - Uncompromising Beauty

Feb 18, 2013
De Bethune proudly presents its new DB16 Tourbillon Regulator watch. The novelty reflects the classic codes of Fine Watchmaking. It boasts remarkable precision based on the patents and innovative features worked out by the brand’s research and development laboratory.

The signature De Bethune case, standing out by its cone-shaped lugs, measures 43 mm in diameter and is sculptured from pink gold. The case has been modeled and shaped to accommodate a mechanical hand-wound movement, DB2509 calibre, with its 30” tourbillon crafted in silicon and titanium.

Beating at a cadence of 36,000 vibrations per hour, the De Bethune tourbillon is on the list of the fastest and lightest tourbillons ever created. It is constructed from 57 parts and weighs just 0.18 grams. The sophisticated tourbillon is visible via the sapphire crystal case-back.
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New Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge Watch

Feb 15, 2013
Girard-Perregaux proudly presents its new 1966 Tourbillon with Gold Bridge watch. The novelty reflects the rich heritage of the brand – the sophistication of the tourbillon complication and the immaculate elegance of Haute Horlogerie timepieces.

The new Girard-Perregaux watch has been created in two limited edition versions – in white or pink gold, limited to 5 and 25 pieces respectively. The case of the model measures 40 mm in diameter. The pink or white gold crown is engraved with the brand’s logo. The face, protected by an anti-glare sapphire crystal, is framed by a satin-brushed bezel.

The silvered dial is decorated with a sunburst motif inspired by the classic watches of the time. The dial makes one feel its unique aesthetic balance enhanced by four applied hour markers. The time is indicated by leaf-shaped hour and minutes hands, also in pink or white gold.
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Meet Hermes Arceau Petite Lune Watch for Ladies

Feb 14, 2013
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the iconic Arceau watch by Hermes has been introduced in a new version for ladies. The novelty boasts the moon phase complication.

The round case, 38 mm in diameter, is rendered in steel. The case incorporates asymmetrical lugs reminding the shape and curve of a stirrup, the signature feature of the brand.

The new Hermes watch has been created in two variations - with a shimmering white or black mother-of-pearl dial. The dial is graced by elegant sloping Arabic numerals inherited from the original model. It is shielded by an anti-glare sapphire crystal.
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Blancpain Creates Chronograph Large Date Watch for Ladies

Feb 13, 2013
Since 1930, Blancpain has successfully created ladies’ watches animated by self-winding movements. Maintaining the tradition, the brand pleases its female customers by its new Chronograph Large Date women’s watch.

The shimmering mother-of-pearl dial demonstrates a two-part composition - it is divided in two parts by two waves of 17 diamonds of different sizes. The diamonds are stretching out from the dial centre with its chronograph seconds hand. The hours and minutes display with refined Roman numerals is found in the upper part of the dial. The chronograph counters in the lower part of the dial are completed with somehow playful Arabic numerals. The double-disc date display is presented via twin apertures at 6 o’clock.

The case, 38.6 mm-in-diameter, is sculptured from 18-K red gold. It incorporates a bezel paved with 40 diamonds and a crown topped by a diamond. The case-construction is 30-meter water-resistant.
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Welcome Omega Constellation Sedna Watch

Feb 12, 2013
Omega is pleased to introduce its new Constellation Sedna watch. The novelty is sculptured in 18K Sedna gold, an innovative material that represents an alloy of three elements - gold, copper and palladium.

Still, it is an 18K rose gold, implying it has a minimum gold content of 75%. The material’s unique rose tint is partially a result of the right proportion of copper. Palladium is used as a guarantee that the reddish tint of the material will be particularly long lasting.

The name of Sedna gold has been inspired by a trans-Neptunian object called by astronomers Sedna – also the name of an Inuit goddess who is believed to live at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. The surface of the orbiting object is known as one of the reddest in our Solar System.
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Alpina Unveils New Startimer Pilot Big Date Watch

Feb 12, 2013
Alpina, famous as a reliable producer of watches for aviators, presents its new Startimer Pilot Big Date watch to join its highly-demanded Aviation Collection. As every creation of the brand, the novelty provides reliable timekeeping even in the most demanding environments and, at the same time, looks stylish and elegant.

The new Alpina watch smartly combines unique and innovative features with a timeless, classical look. The two-part stainless steel case, 44 mm in diameter, demonstrates elegantly brushed and highly polished surfaces. The face of the watch is shielded by a hard-wearing sapphire crystal with anti-reflect coating.

The striking black dial is completed with large, luminous white numerals and luminous white hour and minute hands. The small seconds hand is found in the bottom half of the dial. The extra-large date display is positioned at 6 o’clock. Alpina’s signature red triangle stands out at the base of the minute hand.
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Chopard Celebrates St. Valentine’s Day with New Happy Sport Medium Watch

Feb 11, 2013
The year 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Chopard’s iconic Happy Sport collection. As a message of love for all those celebrating St. Valentine’s Day and simply for those in love, the brand has created its Happy Sport Medium watch.

The novelty is based on the brand’s rich expertise in the field of watchmaking and jewelry. It demonstrates a distinctive and innovative personality. It reflects the latest trend to combine ultra-exclusive designs and free-spirited casual style.

The new Chopard watch features a 36 mm case topped by a bezel paved with brilliant-cut diamonds. The white dial catches the glance by its seven moving diamonds spinning beneath two sapphire crystals.
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Blancpain Ultraplate Saint Valentin 2013 Watch for Ladies - Colors of Love

Feb 11, 2013
Maintaining the tradition of St. Valentine’s Day, celebrating the day of love and lovers, Blancpain presents its new Ultraplate Saint Valentin 2013 lady’s watch. The novelty is clearly inspired by the universal symbol of love – the red heart.

The white mother-of-pearl dial is graced by diamond hour-markers. It immediately catches the glance by five red-lacquered mother-of-pearl marquetry hearts that stand out due to their generous volume. You will also notice another fine detail - the seconds hand features a counterweight shaped as the Blancpain logo.

The stainless steel case, 34 mm in diameter, incorporates a bezel paved with two rows of full-cut diamonds. The case holds another surprise – its middle is embellished with five liquid ceramic hearts. The creation of the hearts required the use of a sophisticated technique – the watchmakers had to meticulously apply the liquid matter and, then, subjected it to a firing process for solidifying it.
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Meet New Alpina Racing Chrono Big Date Watch

Feb 08, 2013
Alpina introduces its new Racing Chrono Big Date watch. The novelty is created for those in love with high speeds and racing.

The three-part case of the new Alpina watch measures 45 mm in diameter and is crafted from stainless steel. It incorporates a fixed bezel and provides supreme comfort of wearing. The sapphire crystal reliably protects a matt black dial. The case-construction boasts 100-meter water-resistance.

The dial is graced by hand-applied silver indexes with white luminous inlays. The time is indicated by sleek and stylish white luminous hands. The seconds hand has the brand’s signature red triangle at its base. The red accents are also featured at the tip of the seconds hand and at 5-second intervals around the chronograph counter found at 6 o’clock.
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Let’s Welcome Oris Calobra Limited Edition Watch

Feb 07, 2013
Acting as the official time partner and the title sponsor of the Oris Rally Clásico Isla Mallorca, Oris unveils its new Calobra Limited Edition watch. The novelty is inspired by the iconic cars participating in the rally.

Calobra is the name of a tiny village thirty-two miles from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The village is surrounded by the picturesque landscape with weaving roads and breathtaking corners, and even the notorious ‘Nus de sa Corbata’ translated as ‘tie knot’.

The place is really popular with classic car enthusiasts. Since 2005, the ‘Rally Clásico Isla Mallorca’ has been held in the backdrop of Calobra and the surrounding territory. Of the 14 kilometers, 12 kilometers are 180 degrees, not to mention that the circuit has a vertical drop of 900 meters.
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Omega Unveils Seamaster Planet Ocean Sochi 2014 Watches

Feb 07, 2013
Omega is pleased to unveil its new Seamaster Planet Ocean “Sochi 2014” watches, commemorating the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The two special editions represent women’s and men’s versions, each limited to 2,014 pieces.

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5 mm “Sochi 2014” Limited Edition watch, created for men, features a stainless steel case, with brushed and polished surfaces, presented on a matching bracelet. The case-construction incorporates a helium escape valve positioned at 10 o’clock.

The face of the watch is framed by a unidirectional rotating diving bezel topped by a matt black ceramic ring with a chromium nitride diving scale. Paying tribute to the colors of the Russian flag, minutes 1 through 5 are lacquered in blue, while minutes 6 through 10 are lacquered in red.
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Richard Mille Presents Tourbillon RM 59-01 Yohan Blake Watch

Feb 07, 2013
Richard Mille presents its new Tourbillon RM 59-01 Yohan Blake watch. Yohan Blake belongs to the highly exclusive circle of the fastest sprinters in the world. The 23-year-old man is a multiple winner at the London Olympics in 2012. Among his greatest achievements is his victory last August in Lausanne - he ran the 100 meters in just 9.69 seconds, having reached the speed of 37.15 km/h.

In July 2012, Yohan Blake has become Richard Mille’s partner, since then having run with the brand’s tourbillon prototype on his wrist. His experience will provide Richard Mille’s engineers with useful information to determine the specifications of a wristwatch created specifically for athletics.

Yohan Blake has also cooperated with the brand’s specialists to develop a special caliber designed for sprinters. As a result, the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake watch was born. It has been developed as an aerodynamic, ergonomic and top-performance tourbillon model meeting all the requirements of the sprinter.
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38 Women's Watch - Paragon of Elegance

Feb 06, 2013
The Breitling Transocean watch family welcomes a new member created for female creatures – the Transocean Chronograph 38 lady’s watch. The novelty represents a contemporary stylistic interpretation of the 1950s -1960s chronographs.

The case, 38mm in diameter, is fashioned in stainless steel or 18K red gold. It captures the gaze by its pure lines, along with its beveled bezel and slender lugs.

The meticulously crafted dial of the new Breitling watch is graced with applied hour markers. The hollowed counters feature a spiral motif. The dial has been created in three elegant colors - deep black, glowing silver and a highly attractive midnight blue hue.
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Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph Watch - Functional and Exclusive

Feb 05, 2013
Montblanc gladdens watch lovers by its new TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph watch. The novelty provides two extremely useful daily-life functions - the chronograph function and the time indication in a second time-zone.

The new Montblanc watch presents its functions in an unconventional way: both the elapsed-seconds hand and the hand for sixty elapsed minutes are positioned in the center. This arrangement results in the legibility of elapsed-time measurements. Moreover, it frees enough space for a sub-dial with a 24-hour scale for the time in a second time-zone. The small seconds sub-dial is found at 6 o’clock and the date window at 3 o’clock.

The second time-zone function of the TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph is managed in a very simple and flexible way. You can adjust the 24-hour sub-dial at 12 o’clock to indicate the hour in any second time-zone you wish, or you can choose to set it to indicate the time at you permanent location.
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Officine Panerai Presents Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Ceramica Watch

Feb 05, 2013
Officine Panerai unveils its new Special Edition watch - the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Ceramica watch. It is created for those fascinated by the complete darkness in the depths of the sea. The novelty boasts a matt ceramic case that accommodates P.9000 manufacture movement.

The new Panerai watch features a Luminor 1950 case incorporating a black ceramic bridge that protects and seals the winding crown. The case is sculptured from sandblasted black ceramic synthesized from zirconium oxide powder. This material is highly appreciated by watchmakers for its remarkable lightness and toughness as well as its resistance to scratches, corrosive agents and high temperatures.

The 47mm-in-diameter case demonstrates a classic Panerai shape born as a result of sophisticated working and finishing operations, due to which it has also acquired a particularly uniform, smooth matt look.
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Cartier Tortue Multiple Time Zone Watch - Imposing and Sophisticated

Feb 04, 2013
Cartier is pleased to unveil its new Tortue Multiple Time Zone watch. The novelty captures attention due to its striking design and high legibility. It has been created as a fine timekeeping companion for frequent travelers. Its great advantage is remarkable user-friendliness.

The tortoise-shaped case of the new Cartier watch (51 x 45.6 mm) demonstrates simple lines. It is fashioned in18K pink or white gold. There is also a diamond-decorated version. You will notice the watch has maintained the signature facetted sapphire on the winding crown.

The elaborate several-level dial impresses by its clarity. The finely cut-out, blue lacquered central part of the dial represents a part of the world map. This peculiarity of the model looks like an invitation to travel and makes it particularly attractive for world travelers.
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Meet Corum Charge d'Affaires Watch

Feb 04, 2013
Corum is proud to present its new Chargé d’Affaires watch. The novelty pays tribute to the initial Chargé d’Affaires model born in 1956 and featured in the very first catalog of the brand. It joins the Corum Heritage collection, among other historical models of the brand, belonging to its rich legacy, including the Golden Tube and the Chinese Hat introduced in 2010.

The new Corum alarm watch will be highly appreciated by devotees of mechanics and those fascinated by the heritage from the past. The novelty has maintained the aesthetic codes of the first 1956 model. Moreover, the watch is animated by a truly exceptional movement – the mechanical hand-wound Caliber CO 286 - the same caliber that once powered the original Chargé d’Affaires watch.

The Corum watchmakers have entirely restored the mechanism with help of vintage tools and techniques. They made it correspond to the current quality and finishing standards. Operating at a frequency of 18,000 vph, the movement provides a 46-hour power reserve. It is constructed with two barrels, each with its personal winding crown – the first to be used for controlling the hands, and the second for the alarm.
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Admire Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute 35 mm Watch

Jan 31, 2013
Jaquet Droz pleases ladies with its new majestic Petite Heure Minute 35 mm watch. Presented in a nice combination of steel and mother-of-pearl, the novelty is a fine tribute to modern femininity.

The Petite Heure Minute 35 mm is the brand’s first lady’s model entirely crafted in stainless steel. The surface of the metal creates a nice contrast with the radiant blue mother-of-pearl and the star lights.

The brand’s master-watchmakers have delicately worked top-quality mother-of-pearl and cut it into a single disc. The mother-of-pearl greatly varies in its light-catching depending on the movement of the wrist – it may look royal blue, ultramarine, indigo or cobalt. The dial is embellished with eight stars to make you think of the beauty of a night sky.
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IWC Unveils New Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil Watch

Jan 31, 2013
IWC is pleased to unveil its new Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil watch devoted to the legendary Mercedes-Benz racing car – the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow W25 (with Silver Arrow translated in German as “Silberpfeil”). The design of the novelty has been inspired by the illustrious car. Its heart is a highly efficient in-house movement.

The new IWC watch catches the glance by its circular-grained dial presented in silver or brown. Circular graining, also known as “perlage”, represents a cloud-like pattern of tiny overlapping circles often used on plates and bridges. The circular graining on the dial of the watch pays tribute to the legendary W25 that featured the dashboard instruments with a circular-grained surround.

The red details on the dial reflect the design of the tachometer and revolution counter. The date display is a part of the bottom counter. So, the dial pleases the eye by its ideal symmetry.
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TAG Heuer Carrera CMC Concept Chronograph Watch - Ultra Light, Ultra Resistant

Jan 30, 2013
The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera collection welcomes a futuristic newcomer – the Carrera CMC Concept Chronograph watch. The novelty is fully crafted in Carbon Matrix Composite.

The first Carrera watch, inspired by motor sports and aimed at professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts, was created by Jack Heuer in 1963. Its latest interpretation has been manufactured in the identical space-age carbon composite used in Formula One and the aerospace industry. It is animated by TAG Heuer’s in-house designed and manufactured chronograph movement.

The case of the new TAG Heuer watch is ultra light and greatly resistant. With its hi-tech design, it has been inspired by the brand’s award-winner - the Carrera Microgorder. The model was named Swiss Watch of the Year at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix held in November 2012, having won the highly prestigious Aiguille d’Or.
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