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Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

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Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Chronographs normally do have two push-pieces to activate the functions start, stop and reset to zero. This Hanhart gets along with only one push-piece. Discover a chronograph I personally find very attractive …

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How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

The entire luxury sector has seen much better times than these. Worldwide unfavorable developments have led to an overall decline in business. But not at Montblanc! The brand is still growing. 

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Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze upholstery ages and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Some times it might be a little extreme as this picture of that Panerai shows us. Send me your pictures of your bronze watch and share the patina with us.

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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

This Panerai bears the name MARINA MILITARE. This Panerai is limited to 1000 pieces. This Panerai is powered by the in-house calibre P.3000.

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Do you remember when I last year in June presented you the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111? It is a 44 mm pilots watch I personally find very attractive and that is fair-priced. I today invite you to discover the Oris again.

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Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

For the 27th time Omega will be the official timekeeper at Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Games will start the 5th of August and last until the 21st. The six Omega watches are already available today…

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RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

“I come from graffiti. All my work originates there. It was my school for painting, I learned in the street”, says Cyril Kongo. Is this enough to design a tourbillon? Have a look and tell me what you think!

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Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot is the official timekeeper of the Tour de France 2016 which will start July, 2nd in Mont-Saint-Michel. The participants will have to cycle 3519 kilometers …

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Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Chronographs, cars, classic cars and motorsports are in a symbiotic relationship. In competition the seconds, tenth of a second and hundreds of a second make the difference. The second place is the first loser … 

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Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

This is the all black Chopard Superfast Chronograph that has just been launched here in Le Mans alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I invite you to have a closer look since that´s a real cool timepiece …

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot  (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Click on “read more” and you will be among the very first to discover the stunning four new Omega full ceramic GMT diving watches. Live taken pictures and all the technical details are waiting for you  …

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Announcing an exclusive launch of four new Omega watches that will go online next Tuesday, 14.06.2016 @ 03:30 CEST (= Monday, 21:30 EDT). Don’t miss it!!!

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10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

All the ten diving watches – except the Rolex – shown here have been presented in 2016. It´s a choice I have made for you. I hope you like them!

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Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

In 1987 Chronoswiss founder and former owner Gerd-Rüdiger Lang was the very first to introduce a so called Regulator dial in a wristwatch. The extraordinary display won hearts and wrists and became an icon …

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Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Last week the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time was presented as a world premier in New York. The watch is a mechanical timezone computer for the wrist, a one of a kind timepiece. The CEO will tell you more…

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MB&F LM1 Silberstein – When friends meet and create an exceptional timepiece

MB&F LM1 Silberstein – When friends meet and create an exceptional timepiece

You know Max Büsser of course and some of probably also remember Alain Silberstein. The french architect at the time created some real outstanding watches… Discover the new MB&F LM1 Silberstein by dozens of pictures I took…

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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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