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News // News models // Thursday, 2 October 2014

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic

The purity and rigour of Italian design and a new sophisticated in-house automatic movement with a decentralised rotating weight. The Radiomir 1940 is presented for the first time with an automatic movement, the new P.4000 calibre which is the latest creation of the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel. The distinctive feature of the new calibre is its off-centre oscillating weight, winding...

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Trade fairs // Watches & Wonders 2014 // Thursday, 2 October 2014

Baume & Mercier reveals its Promesse

Baume & Mercier began the year with the introduction of petites complications to its Clifton collection, and ends it with the spotlight squarely on women. The watchmaker took advantage of the Watches&Wonders Fine Watch Exhibition in Hong Kong to present its new Promesse watches to Asian customers. To the casual observer, it could have seemed as though armies of fans had descended on...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph

It was in 1993 that Audemars Piguet established a whole new category of sports watch with the ground-breaking Royal Oak Offshore. A natural evolution of the original, octagonal Royal Oak which took the watch world by storm in 1972, the supersized 'Offshore' was large, bold, rugged and highly functional. The thinking behind the design of its 42mm diameter case was to create a luxury sports...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Astronomica

Vacheron Constantin once again challenged its most experienced master-watchmakers to create an extremely sophisticated Grande Complication wristwatch, equipped with an exceptional set of functions. They took on this terrific technical challenge to create a one-of-a-kind model named “Maître Cabinotier Astronomica”. This impressive feat of miniaturisation, driven by manual-winding Calibre 2755-B1,...

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Know How // The expert's view // Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The new science of time revealed at the SSC Study Day

The Société Suisse de Chronométrie Study Day is a showcase for the latest research in watchmaking. This year's programme included such choice items as concepts for a new mechanical regulator delivering an exceptional power reserve, and a watch with no escapement. Those who drink the words of Euripides should go on their way. Budding versifiers, incorrigible belletrists, the Société Suisse de...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater

Each year since 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been offering women a succession of cherished Rendez-Vous by revealing new models from its emblematic collection. Following on from the Tourbillon, Celestial and Perpetual Calendar watches infused with the artistic and horological creativity of the Grande Maison, comes a model powerfully evoking watchmaking tradition. This first minute repeater to make...

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News // News models // Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Richard Mille tourbillon RM 57-01 Phoenix and Dragon- Jackie Chan

Richard Mille releases a jewelry creation in the form of a new tourbillon, the RM 57-01 Phoenix and Dragon-Jackie Chan. The Phoenix, a supernatural bird, was commonly referred to as the ‘King of Birds’ embodying the five virtues of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity as well as being symbolic for the Empress. It was known never to harm either a single insect nor blade...

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Trade fairs // Watches & Wonders 2014 // Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Watches&Wonders, Act 2 in Hong Kong

The first edition tested the waters. The second confirms this now annual Haute Horlogerie exhibition in Asia, which is set to become a fixture in the horological calendar. There was no mistaking the determination with which the Chief Executives of the thirteen exhibiting Maisons at Watches&Wonders* cut through the ceremonial ribbon at the official opening of the second Haute Horlogerie...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Tuesday, 30 September 2014

IWC: new Portofino Midsize watches

The new Midsize collection now makes the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece. With the Portofino Midsize AutomaticMoon Phase and the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, two radiant 37-millimetre beauties available in seven different versions designed to reflect the timeless elegance of the Italian coastal resort join the...

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News // Events // Monday, 29 September 2014

Blancpain applauds the expanded commitment of Pristine Seas

On Monday September 22, in New York, at the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Geographic Society announced a major expansion of its Pristine Seas campaign to help protect our planet's most species-rich marine areas, with a goal of convincing governments to safeguard 20 new locations, comprising more than two million square kilometers of ocean world-wide. Blancpain has been a leader in the...

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