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Baselworld 2017 Preview: Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia Sport I

With a black dial, contrasting red seconds hand and a tachymeter, the Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia Sport I becomes this German brand’s first truly sporty model within its previously casual/dress Teutonia collection. The new watch, a preview of Mühle-Glashütte’s 2017 Baselworld debuts, underscores the …

Watches

MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium

Just weeks after releasing its show-stopping Aquapod, MB&F last week updated its Legacy Machine No. 2 (LM2) with a lighter (titanium) and slightly thinner case, a stunning new dial color and a few cosmetic alterations.<p>You’ll recall that the original LM2 debuted in 2013 with a choice of a red gold, …

Watches

With New AIRCO, Bremont Highlights Aviation Roots

Bremont co-founders Giles and Nick English started their decidedly British watch company fifteen years ago with a series of pilot chronographs. And despite various ventures into the somewhat related nautical world with dive watches, and an ongoing relationship with the high-profile America’s Cup …

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Baselworld 2017 Preview: Angelus U21 and U22 Tourbillons

With a carbon fiber main plate, the Angelus U21 and U22 Tourbillons extend an Angelus story that started last year with the Angelus U20. Like that much-acclaimed skeletonized tourbillon, with its blue titanium bridges and sapphire mainplate, these two new Angelus watches emphasize high-tech …

Carbon Fiber

Speake-Marin’s Skulls and Snakes

For years Peter Speake-Marin’s watch designs have drawn collectors in search of original design and technically impressive watchmaking.<p>Since 2008, the British -born, Swiss-trained watchmaker has focused his creative watchmaking solely on his own eponymous brand, at first developing his signature …

Watches

TAG Heuer Connects With Modular Options

The new TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, the Swiss watchmaker’s second-generation smartwatch, stars a LEGO-like adaptabliity that allows the wearer to choose from 56 different case, dial, lug and strap combinations. Yes, the Google and Intel-enhanced digital features are beautfully realized with …

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Montblanc Reaches Summit, its First Smart Watch

Just days after TAG Heuer launched its ambitious second-generation smartwatch, which we told you about here: TAG Heuer-Connects with Modular Options, Montblanc debuts its own digital wristwear: the Montblanc Summit, the brand’s first full-fledged smartwatch.<p>The Summit provides far more than …

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Baselworld 2017: Hermès, Playing With Time

For nearly a decade Hermès has advocated for a more playful relationship with time. The Swiss-based timepiece division of this global luxury giant has suggested, through a series of unusual watches, that the watch-aware public might consider a) suspending time to take a pause from the daily rush, …

Watches

Raymond Weil Honors Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Les Paul

Raymond Weil adds to its musical repertoire in 2017 with several new tuneful horological compositions. Long dedicated to celebrating its love of all types of music, the Geneva-based brand just a few weeks ago announced its expanded partnership with U.S.-based guitar-maker Gibson, while this week at …

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Franck Dubarry Debuts Crazy Wheel

In the nine years TechnoMarine flourished, it sold more than 2.5 million diamond-set steel, gel and rubber watches. Founder Franck Dubarry’s idea to combine precious gems with non-precious materials to make distinctive fashion watches was well ahead of its time, and his design cues have seeped …

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Baselworld 2017 Favorites, Part 1

Our first look at the highlights of Baselworld 2017 focuses on value, the often-mythical junction of quality, style and price.<p>Yes, many watchmakers at Baselworld this year are debuting cutting-edge technology and/or high-end design, often with exhilarating results. Take a look at the Slim d’ Hermès …

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Out of this World: The Bell & Ross BR-X1 HyperStellar

I cheated a little. I was thrilled to request the new Bell & Ross BR-X1 HyperStellar for the purpose of this review, knowing full well that I would engage the assistance of my husband for the process. This watch, you see, is a bold watch, with a square 45mm case size and a masculine profile. And …

On the Wrist: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel

To many, the first thing that comes to mind when the name Jaquet Droz comes up is the brand’s astounding automaton creations both old and new. Things like the Charming Bird and other wild – not to mention VERY expensive – machina are always exciting to see, however the brand also has a much softer …

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REVIEW: IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic ref. 3904 - Monochrome-Watches

<b>Last year IWC introduced not only an entirely renewed Ingenieur collection, at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Later in the</b> …

Watches

Simple and smart: the best stripped-back smartwatches

WIRED tested these four analogue smartwatches over the course of a day against the research-grade Yamax SW200 pedometer to assess their ability to …

Smartwatches

The Grand Seiko “Avant-garde” Art Project

Grand Seiko announced at this past Baselworld a collaboration with two of Japan’s top photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama. Both are world-renowned in their field and are known for their images of the cities they are from, Tokyo and Osaka respectively.<p>The video below describes the …

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You Asked For It: Out-Of-This-World Video Of Miki Eleta's BY 21Dez12ME Interstellar Clock | Quill & Pad

by Ian Skellern<p>When we published Inspired Interstellar Exploration: Miki Eleta BY 21Dez12ME Starship Clock a couple of weeks ago, quite a few readers …

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Photo Caption Competition No. 22: The Case Of The Arachnodactyly Robot | Quill & Pad

by Ian Skellern<p>The body of this brightly colored (sign of venom?) arachnodactyly robot is actually an optically superlative loupe by Loupe Systems …

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H.Moser & Cie. Venturer Big Date

The Venturer Big Date continues H.Moser & Cie.’s commitment to legibility, featuring a seamless-integrated, extra-large date. With these new references in white gold, the watch sets this date window in a lacquered white dial with Roman numerals.<p>Despite its refined look, the accent is on comfort and …

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IWC Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Le Petit Prince"

The first such calendar within any of IWC’s pilots collections, the Big Pilot Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Let Petit Prince" features the three-window annual calendar that made waves when it debuted last year on the Portugieser collection. Arranged in a semi-circle at the top of the dial are the …

Pininfarina: The Mecca Of Supercar Design And The Bovet Ottantasei | Quill & Pad

by Ian Skellern<p>The Ottantasei Tourbillon is the sixth timepiece designed by Pininfarina for Bovet, and the years of experience that the two brands …

Thoughts On The Development Of The Smartwatch Market And Its Effect On Haute Horlogerie | Quill & Pad

by Benjamin Teisseire<p>A few figures might help to gain perspective on the prevailing industry conundrum that seems to be on people’s lips …

Auction Report: Naissance d'une Montre Prototype From Greubel Forsey, Philippe Dufour, And Michel Boulanger Sells For $1.46 Million At Christie's Hong Kong

In 2006, a handful of the world's leading independent watchmakers joined forces to ensure that the traditional craft of horology would not be lost. …

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BR S DIAMOND EAGLE - TIME FOR A JOURNEY TO THE STARS

Case: 39 mm diameter. Satin-polished steel. Diamond model: steel bezel set with white diamonds (66 stones totalling 0.99 ct).<p>Dial: grey sunray. Hour …

Graham Chronofighter

The Graham Chronofighter provides a new take on the watchmaker’s signature bold style. Looking at the watch’s dial, the wearer can instantly see parts of the movement underneath the green-tinted smoked dial.<p>The minutes and seconds counters with white Super-LumiNova graduation. The white …

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Introducing: The MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1 Silberstein

The Legacy Machines are the result of a thought experiment: what would the Horological Machines look like, Max Büsser asked himself, if they had been …

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The first of ten insane sapphire and platinum @mbandf HM6 should come out of our workshops in a few weeks... thanks @tiempoderelojes for the great shot!

Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark Side of the Moon - 311.92.44.51.01.003 | OMEGA®

Description<p>Emblematic of OMEGA’s bold style, forward-thinking innovation and adventurous spirit, this ceramic OMEGA Speedmaster "Dark Side of the …