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The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – much thinner and lighter than those models already in the collection

The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – much thinner and lighter than those models already in the collection

The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic, are powered by the P.9010 automatic calibre. The latter enabled the redesign of the watches. To distinguish them they all have an intense Panerai-blue seconds hand.

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Panerai Luminor Due – 100 percent Panerai, but up to 40 percent thinner

Panerai Luminor Due – 100 percent Panerai, but up to 40 percent thinner

The Luminor Due is absolutely faithful to the original aesthetic but with more contemporary functionality, achieved by a reduction in the thickness of the case compared to the historic one which is up to 40% for some models.

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Baselworld 2016: Seiko Presage Automatic Watch 60th Anniversary Limited Editions.

Baselworld 2016: Seiko Presage Automatic Watch 60th Anniversary Limited Editions.

You will be amazed! I invite you to discover two marvelous automatic chronographs. Both being limited to 1000 pieces, looking real good and on top offering an excellent price-quality-ratio.

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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition – Gentlemen Start Your Engines.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition – Gentlemen Start Your Engines.

With two good looking limited chronographs – rose gold limited to 100 pieces / steel and titanium limited to 500 pieces – Chopard shows respect to the classic cars racing on the the legendary Formula 1 circuit in Monte-Carlo this weekend. 

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – a mechanical time-zone computer for the wrist

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – a mechanical time-zone computer for the wrist

A watch showing 37 zone-times, including zone-times offset by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. That´s the ultimate travel companion!

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Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. Montblanc goes ultra-light. Discover a wristwatch weighing only 14,88 grams.

Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. Montblanc goes ultra-light. Discover a wristwatch weighing only 14,88 grams.

Expect the unexpected at Montblanc! This concept timepiece is ultra-light, resistant and robust and not for sale in the moment. It is a watch conceived for Lin Dan, the World Badminton Champion …

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New Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Île – in steel!

New Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Île – in steel!

Launched in 2008 the Quai de l’Île collection reflects the very modern side of the 1755 founded maison in Geneva. The new Quai de l’Île in a steel case is priced pretty aggressive at 14.900 USD and therefore forth a second look.

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Air-King – let me discuss some probably unknown facts about the watch

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Air-King – let me discuss some probably unknown facts about the watch

Rolex offers the new Air-King for an attractive price. The watch is sold for 5700 Euro. 1350 Euro less than a Milgauss (Reference 116400). From a technical point of view it is the same watch. Curious? Click on “read more” to get the story.

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Baselworld 2016: News from and facts about Nomos Glashütte

Baselworld 2016: News from and facts about Nomos Glashütte

Nomos Glashütte is small but powerful. Nomos Glashütte is a 100 % independent manufacturer. Nomos Glashütte is a 100 % in-house watchmaking company. Nomos Glashütte watches are not expensive. 

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Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay compilation

Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay compilation

Discover all the Tudor Heritage Black Bay versions made so far. I took dozens of pictures in Basel and I now want to share them with you. Click on “read more” to get tudorized   

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Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe – a personal declaration of love.

Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe – a personal declaration of love.

I fell in love with this blue Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. As one picture never could illustrate its real beauty, I took a bunch of pictures in different settings to show the true blue of this Blancpain. Simply stunning! 

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Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

New technical refinements, ongoing implemented developments and pure and unadorned Breguet design make these timepieces extremely covetous to me. Breguet watches are an engineering marvel …

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Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

I met Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith, in Paris for the start of the legendary Tour Auto 2016 historic car rally, with both a competition and a regularity class. Listen to my interview with Aldo, see the chronograph and the cars…

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Video: How Hublot cuts their watch cases?

Video: How Hublot cuts their watch cases?

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case, and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber? We visited the Hublot carbon-case manufacturing workshop in Gland, Switzerland to find out. Carbon fiber […]

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Is my watch magnetized? Simply check it with your iPhone! Let me show you something useful and cool …

Is my watch magnetized? Simply check it with your iPhone! Let me show you something useful and cool …

With the new Lepsi Watch Mag mobile invented in Geneva you now can easily measure if your watch is magnetized or not and then figure out if this is the reason why your watch runs fast or late.

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Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

Gain exclusive insights into the Blancpain manufacture with Jeff Kingston: In this video a watch-maker takes the tourbillon components itself and brought to running order. As well he’s going to be putting it into the watch in to its permanent position. The […]

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Baselworld 2016: The Chopard novelties presented on six pages with dozens of pictures

Baselworld 2016: The Chopard novelties presented on six pages with dozens of pictures

Chopard showed me its first two Mille Miglia timepieces with an in-house calibre, two Perpetual Calendars, one in combination with a chronograph, and many more. Click on “read more” to discover the novelties …  

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Baselworld 2016: The Zenith novelties at a glance

Baselworld 2016: The Zenith novelties at a glance

Less is often more … Under the actual circumstances Zenith presented and showed a small new homogeneous collection. I can show you most of the timepieces today, but not the real highlight 2016 yet …

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Baselworld 2016: Oris Diver Sixty-Five – exclusive pictures of the new 42 mm steel version with a blue dial

Baselworld 2016: Oris Diver Sixty-Five – exclusive pictures of the new 42 mm steel version with a blue dial

This is the new Oris Diver Sixty Five collection. It is an attractive collection! What you get are good looking watches in a flawless quality with a very, very good price-quality ratio. Have a look!

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Breaking news: OMEGA gets a new President. 

Breaking news: OMEGA gets a new President. 

Stephen Urquhart will take his retreat, Raynald Aeschlimann, VP Sales, will follow him. 

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Baselworld 2016: The Mido novelties

Baselworld 2016: The Mido novelties

Mido really surprised me with the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si with a silicon balance-spring for only 1010 Euro! In fact, all the new watches are inexpensive, they look great and the quality is impeccable. Discover the novelties 2016 on 6 pages … 

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Zenith: An exclusive visit to the manufacture, where Zenith’s director of movement development shows important construction details.

Zenith: An exclusive visit to the manufacture, where Zenith’s director of movement development shows important construction details.

Zenith developed a special complicated watch to celebrate its 150th Anniversary, the Georges Favre Jacot timepiece which is equipped with a fusee and chain constant force system.

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Baselworld 2016: Hublot – live taken pictures of the novelties

Baselworld 2016: Hublot – live taken pictures of the novelties

As my reporting about Baselworld continues, tonight I want to present you 52 live taken pictures on 6 pages of the Hublot novelties 2016. 

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Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Since Swatch Group took over changes are taking place at Harry Winston. Listen to my interview, see dozens of pictures and three videos of some of the new timepieces of the brand.

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Baselworld 2016: Robert Alan Eustace, his stratosphere-jump and the Sinn 857 UTC

Baselworld 2016: Robert Alan Eustace, his stratosphere-jump and the Sinn 857 UTC

This is something I learned in Basel: Robert Alan Eustace‎ parachuted from the statosphere at the hight 41,419 metres. Along with this ride was the Sinn 857 UTC, which was integrated into the sleeve of his specially designed suit.

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Baselworld 2016: The SINN novelties presented on five pages

Baselworld 2016: The SINN novelties presented on five pages

Together with two German partners Sinn presents its first wristwatch equipped with a manufacture-calibre. Sinn also showed me a very cool solution how to wear the Apple Watch together with mechanical wristwatch …

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Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux – 49 live taken pictures of some of the novelties

Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux – 49 live taken pictures of some of the novelties

I enjoyed myself taking pictures of some of the novelties Girard-Perregaux-CEO Antonio Calce showed me. I hope you like them as much as I do! Do also discover the sound-file of the minute repeater on page 4 … 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Let us call the things as they were: Girard-Perregaux was in trouble. The brand needed a restart and a man to literally press the reset-button. Antonio Calce did it 15 months ago. 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

If it comes to affordable luxury Peter Stas and his two brands, Frédérique Constant and Alpina, have become a benchmark. Get an update how he is performing…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Yesterday I met a very relaxed Thierry Stern. He has good reasons to be in a good mood since once again sales exceeded his expectations …

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