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Novelties 2010

The first Grand Seiko watch, 1960 © Seiko
Watch Stories
For its 50th anniversary, the Grand Seiko makes its entry in the United States

Probably what comes to mind when thinking about a Seiko watch is an inexpensive quartz timepiece that has great functionality but doesn’t possess the fine mechanics comparable to those found in a Swiss or German model. Seiko aims to change this view, and after 60 years has decided to introduce Grand Seiko mechanical watches into the United States, presented in November at AZ Fine Time, their retailer in Arizona.

Thursday, 23 December 2010
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Chapter One Round - Limited Edition of 11 pieces © Maîtres du Temps
New Models
Best Picks – A new architectural inspiration from Maîtres du Temps

From its first incarnation with a barrel-shaped case, Chapter One from  Maîtres du Temps now lends itself to a round case that is “architecturally-inspired,” in the words of this association of watchmakers, and still with the same fascinating combination of complications.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010
2 min read
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Monaco V4 © TAG Heuer
News
TAG Heuer strikes again with a new concept

TAG Heuer makes a splash for its 150th anniversary, and unveils the first draft of a movement whose escapement has no balance spring. A revolution in the world of watchmaking. The Calibre 1887 completes the line-up. (See films.)

Friday, 14 May 2010
5 min read
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Opus X © Harry Winston
New Models
Opus X by Harry Winston puts time into orbit

Developed with watch engineer Jean-François Mojon, Opus X puts circles within circles, inspired by the movement of the planets in endless rotation (see film).

Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Cristina d’Agostino
2 min read
3
Jurassic Tourbillon © Louis Moinet
New Models
Best Picks - Louis Moinet takes a walk in Jurassic Park

Louis Moinet already caused a stir earlier in the year with its planetarium.

Tuesday, 04 May 2010
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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TAG Heuer Pendulum Concept © TAG Heuer
Baselworld
Watchmakers play safe at Baselworld 2010

The Salon de la Haute Horlogerie in January paved the way. Now Baselworld follows suit as watchmakers lean towards simpler models, competitively-priced collections at entry level, and a heart-to-heart with the past.

Monday, 29 March 2010
5 min read
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Bulgari calibre BVL 168 © Bulgari
Baselworld
A flurry of movement(s)

As if to prove that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger," those companies that weathered the storm of last year's economic crisis are as determined as ever to succeed in the creation of a proprietary movement.

Monday, 29 March 2010
3 min read
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Peter Speake-Marin © Speake-Marin
New Models
Peter Speake-Marin presents his first in-house calibre

After numerous collaborations, Peter Speake-Marin has decided to work for himself. The result is the Marin 1, driven by the Calibre SM2. The first movement to be entirely designed and made by Speake-Marin, it will be the starting point for future complication models.

Friday, 26 March 2010
4 min read
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Admiral’s Cup Black Chrono 40 Diamonds © Corum
Baselworld
Corum builds on 55 years' existence to achieve coveted legitimacy

Antonio Calce, CEO of Corum since 2007, has concentrated on putting Corum's fundamentals back at the heart of the brand. The Golden Bridge Tourbillon and the Admiral's Cup Deep Hull give tangible form to these years of experience.

Friday, 26 March 2010
Cristina d’Agostino
3 min read
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