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Baselworld 2017: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel

With a brushed steel bezel and a new date window, Tudor’s new Heritage Black Bay Steel expands Tudor’s offerings in the dive watch category. The new model maintains the 41mm-diameter case dimension of the existing Heritage Black Bay watches while modifying the in-house caliber inside with a date …

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Porsche Design at the Rolex 24

Daytona Beach, FLA: At 2:30 a.m. less than a handful of spectators peered through a continual drizzle as tens of millions of dollars of high-end automobiles wove in and out of the greasy, wet track during one of the most important races in the world: the Rolex 24 at Daytona.<p>We were guests of …

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Father To Son

Oscar Waldan’s vision of watch making is unyielding. Clearly classicist when it comes to watch design, Oscar started buying high-grade mechanical movements in the 1970s just as so many brands were abandoning the type. Over the years he managed to secure a superb stockpile of El Primero, A. Schild, …

Watches

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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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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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 …

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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 …

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Baselworld 2017 Preview: Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

Alpina in the 1960s made many dive watches. And one of its best-known examples, at least in Switzerland, was a masculine model called Seastrong. This year Alpina connects its modern corporate identity with that historic design by creating the Seastrong Horological Smartwatch.<p>You’ll recall that …

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Hysek Expands Collections for Women

If you think only of sturdy, masculine and purposeful watches when you think of Hysek, it’s probably time to take another look. Kalysta, which was first introduced last year and is now in stores, takes a much more feminine approach to timekeeping, and it is Hysek’s first collection of mechanical …

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Baume & Mercier Clifton Club

Six weeks ago the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club joined the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control and Montblanc’s newest Timewalker as the most-discussed ‘affordable’ collections among the higher-end debuts shown during SIHH 2017 in Geneva.<p>Continuing the already successful Clifton series, these newest …

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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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Ball Watch Engineer III King

The newest Ball Watch debut tweaks the brand’s micro gas tube technology just a bit. On the dial of new Ball Engineer III King, a three-hand, day-date watch, Ball uses both thick and thin tritium-filled micro gas tubes, creating a brilliant multi-level effect for a viewer who reads the dial in dark.<p>…

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Baselworld 2017 Preview: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43 mm

Two years after TAG Heuer unveiled a skeletonized Carrera Heuer-01 with an in-house chronograph caliber and a nice price (currently $5,300), the Swiss watch company plans to expand the Carrera collection with three slightly smaller versions of that earlier watch, each available on a leather strap …

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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, …

Titanium

Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture Limited Edition

Eterna this week debuts a bronze-cased timepiece to mark the 70th anniversary of KonTiki, Thor Heyerdahl’s famed cross-Pacific expedition. About a decade after the Norwegian explorer made his journey in 1947 with five Eterna timepieces on board his minimally equipped raft, this Swiss watchmaker …

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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 …

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Harry Winston Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom

The annual cherry blossom festivals that enliven botanical gardens across the country are still weeks away. Perhaps looking forward to the festivals’ colorful introduction to spring, Harry Winston has just debuted a glittering reminder to save time for a visit to the nearest botanical garden to …

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Baselworld 2017 Preview: Oris Artelier Caliber 113

Oris last month unveiled Artelier Caliber 113, the fourth in the company’s acclaimed series of 43mm manual-wind, long-power-reserve watches with in-house movements. This latest addition to the series was previewed well ahead of the March 23 start date for Baselworld 2017, where the watch officially …

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Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle

Corum this week debuts the latest version of its always eye-catching Golden Bridge, an open-air linear movement initially devised more than three decades ago by AHCI co-founder Vincent Calabrese. In recent years Corum has displayed this capsule-shaped movement, fully upgraded to modern …

Bridges

Jaquet Droz: Petite Heure Minute

Jaquet Droz debuts a pink-dialed timepiece that perfectly embodies the traditional Valentine’s Day color scheme. The Petite Heure Minute features a dial made of polished astorite, a pink-hued gemstone that also glitters with gold and silver inclusions and, unusually, is linked to the Titanic.<p>It …

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Early Baselworld 2017: Seiko's Presage Enamel Collection

Seiko earned accolades last year when it debuted its Presage series of well-priced chronographs with enamel and Urushi (lacquer) dials. This week, with an eye on creating a similar buzz at the upcoming Baselworld (which opens on March 23), Seiko launches a new Presage collection using the same …

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Bulgari Rounds Octo with New Octo Roma

Bulgari’s Octo designs, the foundation of many Bulgari collections, feature complex eight-sided cases topped by round bezels. You’ll see the Octo base anchoring several successful recent Bulgari introductions, notably Bulgari’s Octo Velocissimo chronographs (with its El Primero-based calibers), …

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Breitling, Bentley Supersports B55

Breitling’s B55 Connected caliber made its debut inside the Exospace B55 Connected about two years ago, ushering this aviation-focused Swiss watchmaker into the smart watch era, joining fellow Swiss makers like TAG Heuer, Frederique Constant, Mondaine, Bulgari and others that also offer app-loaded …

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Bell & Ross Horograph & Horolum

Bell & Ross debuts two watches, the BR03-92 Horograph and BR03-92 Horolum, in anticipation of Baselworld 2017, which begins March 23. Both new watches are ‘circle-within-a-square’ models in the aviation-instrument-style collectors know well from this brand.<p>The first model, the BR03-92 Horograph …

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G-Shock Partners with Chari & Co.

Casio G-Shock has teamed with New York City bike shop-turned-street-style brandChari & Co to design a limited-edition men’s watch (500 will be made).<p>Soon available at the Chari & Co store in New York and at shopcasio.com and the G-SHOCK Soho Store in New York, theGA500K features a new case design …

Fashion

Colorful Dials & Traditional Techniques Highlight Glashütte Original’s Sixties Iconic Square

In Pforzheim, Germany, this past fall I watched a technician peer into a scope built into a decades-old dial-cutting machine. With utmost precision, the technician proceeded to apply a whirring, diamond-tipped round blade into a blue dial, carefully cutting a series of tiny grooves around the …

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Anonimo, Nautilo Sailing Edition

This timepiece is a contemporary reinterpretation of Anonimo diving watches originally designed by the military engineer Dino Zei. (Recall that Zei was the designer at Officine Panerai prior to its purchase by Vendome/Richemont in 1997. Zei then started Anonimo.)<p>This special edition (300 pieces) …

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Frederique Constant, Worldtimer Manufacture

This Swiss manufacturer, which emphasizes an impressive price-to-value ratio, expands its Worldtimer Manufacture range with a new brown-dial edition cased in 42mm rose-gold plated steel. The newest watch for globe trekkers maintains a traditional world time layout that features city names on the …

Steel

Zenith Heritage 146

Zenith retrofits an El Primero fast-beat chronograph movement into one of its classic 1960s designs to create this latest watch, which debuted in January. Zenith underscores the new watch’s unabashedly retro look with the choice of a tropical brown dial or a blue dial atop a typical date-free 1960s …

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Four Traditional Clockmakers

<b>Clock enthusiasts today seek a deeper look into the mechanical details of their favorite timekeepers</b><p>More than ever, clock collectors are fascinated by the microcosm of interacting clock wheels and the combination of engineering and aesthetic design.<p>While such enthusiasts are among the minority at …

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