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De Bethune DB28 Skybridge Watch - Nocturnal Window on Infinity

Jan 29, 2013
De Bethune pleases watch-lovers with its new DB28 Skybridge watch. The novelty represents a breath-taking mixture of highly aesthetic ambition and peerless technical precision.

The first glance at the new De Bethune watch reveals its modern and futuristic nature. The ultra-light mirror-polished titanium case demonstrates the brand’s signature floating lugs. Some elements of the case have been inspired by pocket watches - the 12 o’clock crown and the hunter- type back.

The amazing dial of the timepiece is presented in the House’s distinctive blue, the color successfully used by the brand for the past eleven years. Featuring a concave shape, it has been created as a star-studded sky in mirror-polished and blued titanium. The spherical moon-phase display is accentuated by an arrow-like bridge as though pointing towards infinity.
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Meet Montblanc TimeWalker Voyager UTC Watch

Jan 29, 2013
Montblanc unveils its new TimeWalker Voyager UTC watch, with “UTC” standing for “Universal Time Coordinated”. The novelty demonstrates an eye-pleasing classical design.

The stainless steel case, 42mm in diameter, incorporates a narrow stainless steel or satin-finished titanium bezel.

The design of the clear dial is entirely dedicated to its functionality. The dial is surrounded by a broad flange featuring a 24-hour scale for a second time zone. You will notice pale and dark zones on the scale for indicating day and night.
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New Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown Watch – Fond of Maritime Racing

Jan 28, 2013
Alpina proudly unveils its new Sailing Yachttimer Countdown watch, a fine timekeeper for those fascinated by the world of yacht racing.

The case, 44 mm in diameter, is rendered in stainless steel. The case incorporates a sapphire compass bezel turning in just one direction, eliminating any mistakes that might be caused with a bezel turning in both directions. You can drop a glance at the mechanical heart of the timepiece, the sophisticated AL-880 caliber, via the sapphire crystal case-back.

The impressive black face features the time with help of luminous white hour and minute hands. Keeping in mind that in yacht racing the seconds are of all importance, the triangular seconds hand of the new Alpina watch is really easy to read as it stands out in fluorescent orange.
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Omega Announces Innovative Anti-Magnetic Movement

Jan 21, 2013
Omega has created an innovative anti-magnetic watch movement that makes a watch resistant to magnetic fields more than 1.5 tesla (equal to 15,000 gauss). This remarkable level of magnetic resistance greatly exceeds the levels of magnetic resistance provided by other timepieces.

As magnets are now more present in our everyday lives than ever before, magnetism represents a serious issue for watchmakers who have to demagnetize mechanical timepieces that have been exposed to magnetic fields and lost the accuracy of their performance. The new Omega movement successfully solves this problem.

The Omega team developed the technology that allowed them to develop the first prototype of the movement. The watchmakers have used it for an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch.
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Oris Presents Aquis Depth Gauge Watch

Jan 18, 2013
Oris presents its new Aquis Depth Gauge watch. The novelty introduces a revolutionizing concept in the world of professional diving as it represents the first diver’s watch that measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece. The brand’s engineers have applied the Boyle Mariotte Law to the patented model.

The new Oris watch is constructed with a special sapphire crystal that is 50% thicker than an average top glass. The sapphire crystal has a channel milled into the side. This channel runs anticlockwise round the dial and stops between 1 and 2 o’clock. At 12 o’clock, there is a hole leading to this channel. A rubber gasket is used for sealing the join between the crystal and the case.

When the diver descents with the watch on his wrist, the air found inside the channel is compressed by the surrounding water pressure, and water enters through the 12 o’clock inlet. The edge, visible in light and dark grey, differentiates between water and compressed air on the yellow-numerals scale featured around the outside of the dial, indicating the depth.
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Meet Louis Vuitton Tambour LV277 Automatic Chronograph Watch

Jan 16, 2013
Louis Vuitton introduces its new Tambour LV277 Automatic Chronograph watch. As every Tambour model, the novelty is synonymous to the brand’s know-how and its thirst for excellence.

The new Louis Vuitton watch has maintained the signature features of the brand’s timekeeping creations: the case with twelve Louis Vuitton letters engraved next to the hours, the brown dial and the second’s hands in yellow that will make you think of the waxed thread of the Louis Vuitton bags.

The model is animated by an automatic manufacture movement - LV277 caliber. The chronograph movement boasts the certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Institute (COSC). The caliber measures the time in hours, minutes, seconds and fifths of seconds.
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Girard-Perregaux Unveils 1966 Minute Repeater, Annual Calendar & Equation of Time Watch

Jan 15, 2013
The famous Girard-Perregaux 1966 Collection welcomes a newcomer that boasts three illustrious horological complications - Minute Repeater, Annual Calendar and Equation of Time. The watch presents all its functions with an outstanding sense of aesthetic balance. The heart of the timepiece is a mechanical movement built from over 400 components.

The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater, Annual Calendar & Equation of Time watch demonstrates a perfectly proportioned dial embellished with a silvered sunburst decor. The applique hour-markers with sharply defined profiles are rendered in solid gold. You will notice the imposing date display positioned at 1:30. The month is featured in a window found opposite the date display, completing the Annual Calendar function. It needs just one adjustment of the date per year, in February – it is easy to do with help of the crown.

The Equation of Time function is presented at 4:30 via a cam featured in relief on a wheel that performs one revolution per year. This function informs the watch’s owner about the difference between civil time and solar time, as the solar day is different in duration from day to day.
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Meet Cartier Crash Watch

Jan 14, 2013
Cartier is pleased to present its new Crash watch.

The first Cartier Crash watch was born in 1967 at the very heart of “Swinging London”, having become synonymous to the carefree spirit of an era of freedom.

The story of the watch says that a client returned a Cartier timepiece that had been crashed in an accident and wanted to have it repaired. Jean-Jacques Cartier, then the head of Cartier London, got so impressed by the shape of the case that he decided to reproduce it.

The Crash watch stands out by its asymmetrical dial. Over time the timepiece has became a rare collector’s item produced in very limited editions.
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Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Vitesse Watch - Sent from the Future

Jan 14, 2013
Parmigiani Fleurier proudly unveils its new Bugatti Vitesse watch. The novelty commemorates the new convertible Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse introduced in spring 2012 at the Geneva International Motor Show.

The Bugatti Vitesse watch follows the success of the Bugatti Super Sport presented in 2010. Standing out by the dial setting wheel at a 90° angle to the movement spindle, the exceptional timepiece was constructed with a double-pinion system with bevel gearing, and a sophisticated mechanism that provided a perpendicular time display.

The novelty has maintained the exceptional shape of the Bugatti Super Sport and the technical feat of the movement that animated it. The materials, colors and design of the Bugatti Vitesse have been inspired by the new car.
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Admire New Rotonde de Cartier 42 mm Panther Watch

Jan 09, 2013
Cartier is pleased to unveil its new Rotonde de Cartier 42 mm Panther watch. The novelty demonstrates a unique goldsmith’s technique - granulation. The highly sophisticated artistic craft was born in the first half of the 3rd millennium B.C. Passed down the ages, it was greatly developed during the first millennium in Etruria, having given birth to the signature objects in Etruscan granulation.

Cartier wanted to reinterpret the ancient technique cherishing the idea of breathing new life into rare and even forgotten crafts.

The craftsmen who apply the granulation technique create small balls from threads of gold. They cut the tiny gold balls and heat them over a flame. Then, they assemble the granules one by one and fuse them with the gold plate. This way the craftsmen create the sensual relief of the motif.
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Roger Dubuis Presents Excalibur Table Ronde Watch

Jan 03, 2013
Roger Dubuis proudly presents its new Excalibur Table Ronde watch inspired by the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table famous for their solemn motto: “Courage and Generosity”. The timepiece is a limited edition of 88 pieces.

The new Roger Dubuis watch touches imagination by a magnificent reproduction of a scene from the Round Table. The 45 mm case is fashioned in pink gold. It reflects the signature design codes of the Excalibur collection - the impressive case demonstrates a fluted bezel, a robust crown guard and triple strap horns.

The timepiece was born due to the joined efforts of artists and watchmakers who worked closely together. The dial hosts 12 authentic figures representing the Knights of the Round Table that take the place of hour-markers. The knights hold the swords, cast by hand in gold, crafted by gifted craftsmen.
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New Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Lady’s Watch - Innate Grace and Sparkle

Dec 27, 2012
Girard-Perregaux unveils its new Cat’s Eye lady’s watch. The novelty wins the heart by its femininity, demonstrating a redesigned steel case with a refined dial.

The immediately recognizable personality of the new Girard-Perregaux watch is revealed via its oval shape. The timepiece is not only animated by a sophisticated mechanical movement – it is adorned with diamonds.

The silhouette of the case is both subtle and generous. The case has become slightly bigger in diameter (37.95 x 32.95 mm) to satisfy the present-day fashion for oversized accessories. The bezel has changed its shape, so that the diamonds catch the light and the glance.
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Welcome Parmigiani Transforma Rivages Watch

Dec 25, 2012
Parmigiani is pleased to unveil its new Transforma Rivages watch. The novelty, presented in combination of titanium and carbon, follows the success of the Tonda Transforma Chronograph introduced in 2011. It has been created for Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm. It is a limited edition of 100 pieces.

Having left for a three-month solo trip around the world, a part of the famous Vendée Globe race, Bernard Stamm is wearing the new Parmigiani watch during the challenging trip.

The novel model can be used not only as a pocket watch, a table clock or a wristwatch but also as a reliable on-board instrument even in extreme conditions of the trip. The case, when you release it from its titanium holder, can be placed in the yacht’s dashboard.
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Meet Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher Watch

Dec 20, 2012
Audemars Piguet presents its new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher watch devoted to the motor racing legend. Michael Schumacher is rightfully considered to be the greatest race car driver of all time. The driver won a record seven world championship titles and achieved more race victories, more pole positions and scored more points than any other motor racing driver.

Michael is a long-time admirer of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore collection as he highly appreciates the watches’ unique and innovative design, exceptional craftsmanship and functionality. The motor racing legend personally participated in the creation of the new timepiece, having closely cooperated with the brand’s Chief Artistic Officer, Octavio Garcia.

The design codes of the novelty have been inspired by Schumacher’s high-speed world where timing is all-important. The case of the new Audemars Piguet watch measures 44 mm in diameter.
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Richard Mille Presents Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt Watch

Dec 19, 2012
With the world of automobiles being its constant source of inspiration, Richard Mille is pleased to present its new innovative timepiece – the Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt watch.

The new Richard Mille watch has been created to support the brand’s long-time friend, Jean Todt, and the global organization “FIA Action For Road Safety.” The timepiece, developed in close cooperation with Jean Todt’s team, is meant to provide a tangible solution to road safety problems. The novelty incorporates the mechanism responsible for interpreting the physical constraints experienced by the driver’s body during rapid decelerations to keep him aware of the dangers linked to the road.

The tonneau-shaped case of the Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt watch demonstrates a curved, ergonomic design specifically requested by Jean Todt. The model is animated by the RM036 caliber, a manually wound tourbillon movement produced entirely from grade-5 titanium and ARCAP, with a carbon-nanofiber base-plate. The brand’s watchmakers opted for this combination of materials to come up with the movement characterized by optimal resistance and flatness.
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Franck Muller Presents Vintage Curvex 7-Days Power Reserve Watch

Dec 18, 2012
Franck Muller unveils its new Vintage Curvex 7-Days Power Reserve watch. The timepiece has debuted at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco that started in October 2012.

The new Franck Muller watch, to join the brand’s famous Vintage collection, reveals pure, classic lines and perfectly balanced proportions. It has been entirely designed and manufactured in Geneva.

The heart of the timepiece is a mechanical with manual-winding movement - Caliber FM 1700 - characterized by high performance and exceptional finesse. The 213-part movement is operating at a frequency of 18’000 vibrations per hour.
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Limelight Gala Lady’s Watch - New Piaget Icon

Dec 17, 2012
Piaget is proud to present its new Limelight Gala lady’s watch. The novelty has been inspired by the brand’s vintage model introduced back in 1973.

The new Limelight Gala lady’s watch, best described as brilliant, vibrant and seductive, draws our attention to the 1960s, the period when the brand created dazzling jewelry watches for elegant ladies of the time. The timepiece gives a feeling of glamorous chic, with its charming aesthetics, sensual curves and precious gem-setting.

The highly feminine watch demonstrates a round case with two elegantly extended lugs. The bezel is paved with a row of progressively sized brilliant-cut diamonds.
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Meet IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer Watch

Dec 17, 2012
In 2013, the famous IWC Ingenieur collection is to welcome a sporty newcomer – the new Ingenieur Chronograph Racer watch.

The Ingenieur collection was born in the 1950s. The following year the brand intends to update the collection also with other new models to mark its partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. The new timepieces will be built from materials widely applied in motorsports, including carbon fiber, ceramic and titanium. Their design elements will be inspired by the cockpits of F1 cars.

The case of the new Ingenieur Chronograph Racer watch is rendered in stainless steel. It incorporates new ergonomically enhanced lugs and a bezel with five signature screw bores. The bezel bears a tachymeter scale.
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New Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique Watch - Airy Beauty

Dec 13, 2012
Corum pleases the world of exclusive watchmaking by its new Golden Bridge Tourbillon Panoramique watch. The novelty paralyzes the glance by Manufacture Corum Caliber CO100 that boasts 360° visibility and seems to be suspended weightless at the center of the case with help of a sapphire mainplate and bridges.

The delicately open-worked baguette-type movement incorporates a “flying” tourbillon that is “levitating” above the movement, with its toothed wheels and gears, as though inspired by snowflakes.

The hand-wound Caliber CO100, housed within an extremely elegant tonneau-shaped case, demonstrates sapphire mainplate and bridges that form a transparent hand-polished framework offering amazing 360° visibility.
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A. Lange & Sohne Presents Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” Watch

Dec 12, 2012
A. Lange & Sohne unveils its new Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” watch. The novelty demonstrates a semi-transparent dial that reveals the ingenious mechanism of the first luminescent outsize date display created by the brand.

The timepiece, presented in a platinum case, is available in a limited number of 200 pieces.

The initially introduced Lange outsize date display on the asymmetric dial enjoyed great success in the world of watchmaking and has been more than once imitated by other watch producers. The brand’s models with this kind of display have become true icons of classic design. Yet, the solid-silver dial concealed the secret behind the sophisticated mechanism that provided the unique date display.
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