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Introducing the Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 23. Feb 2016 21:38 |

Baselworld 2016 is just around the corner, and Angelus has provided a full preview of their soon to be released U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon. Made of carbon and titanium, the (42 mm x 10.30 mm case) houses a movement that was designed to be a skeleton from the start, …

Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Skeleton

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 22. Feb 2016 16:03 |

In addition to the new Laureato we showed you earlier this month, Girard-Perregaux will debut a new openworked timepiece at Baselworld 2016, called the 1966 Skeleton. Based on caliber GP1800, the anthracite gray ruthenium movement has been skeletonized, and then hand …

Patravi TravelTec GMT Black

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 20. Feb 2016 19:18 |

For Baselworld 2016, Swiss watchmaker, Carl F. Bucherer, will introduce a new black DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated steel version of their Patravi TravelTec GMT. The case is 46 mm in diameter and comes on a DLC steel bracelet with folding clasp. In addition to a …

Instagram Posts of the Week #24

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 20. Feb 2016 18:08 |

“Instagram Posts of the Week” highlights a handful of our favorite watch related posts from the week. For the most part, we go through the discovery section on Instagram and hand select posts we deem to be the most interesting photographically, and horologically speaking. …

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Onyx Baselworld 2016

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 18. Feb 2016 17:48 |

This is the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Onyx that will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2016 next month. Highlighted by a mineral disc cut from onyx, the dial has been polished to a glossy finish. Contrasting the black reflective surface of the …

Editor's Top 5 SIHH Picks

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 17. Feb 2016 17:23 |

Parmigiani Fleurier Chronor Unveiled at SIHH, Parmigiani Fleurier’s integrated manufacture chronograph movement, represents the first in-house chronograph in the company’s 20-year history. Made from 18K rose gold, the immaculately finishing, complicated, split-seconds …

Richard Lange Jumping Seconds

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 16. Feb 2016 15:48 |

One of the most interesting Lange debuts this year was the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds. Introduced at SIHH 2016, the watch is distinguished by its regulator dial that separates the hours, minutes, seconds on separate axises. Most importantly, the seconds hand, in …

Dark Blue Grain

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 15. Feb 2016 13:13 |

Glashutte Original will introduce a new version of the Senator Chronometer at Baselworld, with a dark blue grain, textured dial. The varnish blue-grain dial with engraved silver Roman numerals and railroad chapter ring – made in Glashutte Original’s Pforzheim dial factory – …

Vaucher Manufacture Private Label

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 11. Feb 2016 20:58 |

For the past three years, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF), which was started in 2003, as the separate movement division of Parmigiani Fleurier, has been offering something called Vaucher Private Label. Michel Parmigiani founded Parmigiani Mesure et Art du Temps SA in …

Baselworld 2016: Unico Sapphire Chronograph

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 11. Feb 2016 18:07 |

While not the first company to utilize synthetic sapphire crystal to build a watch case, the new Unico Sapphire Chronograph, which Hublot has just previewed ahead of Baselworld 2016, is one of the most interesting sapphire watches to-date. Richard Mille came out with a …

Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Editions

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 10. Feb 2016 18:48 |

As a follow up to the Capeland Shelby Cobra timepiece that was introduced last year, Baume & Mercier launched two new variations at SIHH this past January. The new Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Editions are available in a choice of two different cases – each measuring 44 mm x …

SIHH 2016: IWC Timezoner Chronograph

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 9. Feb 2016 15:28 |

When IWC purchased the rights to watchmaker Vogard’s intellectual property in November 2014 – production of a watch utilizing the newly acquired world time bezel patent was all but guaranteed. We even speculated, at the time, that the watchmakers in Schaffhausen might …

Girard-Perregaux to relaunch Laureato at Baselworld 2016

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 6. Feb 2016 21:08 |

In 1953, Rolex introduced their now iconic Submariner sports watch, in a steel case. By the 1970s, the top watchmaking houses began to introduce steel sports watches as well. Beginning with Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in 1972. Followed by Girard-Perregaux in 1975 with the …

Instagram Posts of the Week #23

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 5. Feb 2016 17:58 |

This Vacheron showed up while taking apart a vintage Patek that's more than twice my age. #myjobisfun A photo posted by Harry (@watchmakerguy) on Feb 4, 2016 at 1:30pm PST I love this Tudor Submariner Snowflake 7016/0 blue …

Baselworld 2016: Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback Chronograph Full Black

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 4. Feb 2016 15:48 |

Alpina has just previewed their soon to be released Full Black Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback Chronograph, which is essentially a black version of the Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback that debuted in steel last year at Baselworld. The Alpina Flyback Chronograph caliber AL-760 …

REVIEW: Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 2. Feb 2016 16:08 |

Overview Seiko’s GPS calibrated Astron collection was first launched in 2012, with the caliber 7X. Then in 2014 the second-generation, caliber 8X, which added a chronograph, was introduced. In 2015, the Astron line gained a third movement, caliber 8X53, which powers the new …

Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon explained by Anthony de Haas

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 31. Jan 2016 23:58 |

In this video, Anthony de Haas, Director of Product Development, at German-based watchmaker A. Lange & Sohne, demonstrates the complicated Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon that was launched at the Geneva watch show (SIHH) in January. At 10 minutes, this video is not short, …

Instagram Posts of the Week #22

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 30. Jan 2016 21:58 |

solo #nightride with #007spectre and #harleydavidson #streetglide #flhx !!! #fridaynightlume #fridaynight #lumeshot #vintagelook #lollipophand #seamaster #wristshot #omega #omegamychoice #bondwatch #jamesbond #itsakeeper #ittellsthetime #doesitdoanything #modani #rolexero …

Introducing the Cartier Drive Watch Collection

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 29. Jan 2016 16:33 |

Cartier debuted an all new automotive-inspired watch collection, called the Drive de Cartier, last week in Geneva. The automotive inspired design is distinguished by a cushion-shaped case, crafted in steel or pink gold – with a choice of a black, grey, or white dial. Satin …

Baselworld 2016: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 28. Jan 2016 15:03 |

Ahead of Baselworld 2016, TAG Heuer has released a preview of their new accessibly priced Carrera chronograph tourbillon collection, which starts at $15,000. Made from grade 5 titanium, the Heuer-02T case has a brushed finish with a black titanium bezel, and a steel crown …

SIHH 2016: Panerai Luminor 8 Days Set

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 27. Jan 2016 17:08 |

At the annual Geneva Watch Show (SIHH) last week, Officine Panerai debuted a new set of watches inspired by two pre-Vendôme era references, from the early days when Panerai was acquired by Vendôme, part of the Richemont Group, in 1997. According to Officine Panerai, “in …

Cyrille Vigneron takes over as CEO of Cartier

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 26. Jan 2016 16:33 |

Cartier, the largest brand within the Richemont Group, announced November 6, 2015, the appointment of Cyrille Vigneron as the new CEO of Cartier International, which became effective January 1, 2016. Vigneron succeeds Stanislas de Quercize and joins the Richemont Group …

Introducing the Greubel Forsey Signature 1

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 25. Jan 2016 18:58 |

One of the highlights of the SIHH 2016 watch trade show that took place in Geneva last week, was the Signature 1 – watchmaker Greubel Forsey’s first-time-only watch. To design this so-called “entry-level” timepiece – with the usual immaculate execution of a Greubel Forsey – …

Parmigiani Fleurier Unveils New Integrated Chronograph at SIHH

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 22. Jan 2016 17:08 |

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier developed a very special timepiece, powered by the manufacture’s first integrated chronograph – which they debuted at SIHH. First, the movement is made of 18K rose gold, which significantly complicates the production …

Baselworld 2016: Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 21. Jan 2016 17:28 |

Ahead of Baselworld 2016, Omega has previewed their new Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer, which is distinguished by a sun-brushed blue dial with moonphase indication, and powered by a new METAS-certified manufacture movement. Omega Master Co-axial …

IWC Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar launched at SIHH

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 20. Jan 2016 17:53 |

First introduced in 2012, the Top Gun Miramar line has become a staple within the IWC Pilot’s collection. This year, in addition to updated versions of the existing models being introduced, there is an all new Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar timepiece at the entry-level. All new …

Hands-On with the new Overseas collection

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 19. Jan 2016 20:38 |

This year at SIHH, Vacheron Constantin completely overhauled their Overseas collection, introducing five new models (representing 12 references), all equipped with manufacture movements, including three new calibers. Most notably – and the topic of much conversation – …

SIHH 2016: Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 19. Jan 2016 16:37 |

At SIHH 2016, Officine Panerai debuted the Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio special edition, dedicated to Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician, Galileo Galilei, whose discoveries laid the foundations for the development of …

SIHH 2016: Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 18. Jan 2016 17:28 |

Introducing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked, which debuted today in Geneva, at SIHH. Audemars Piguet has been a master of the intricate process of skeletonization since the 1930s. Today, they still perform the filing, decoration, and finishing …

SIHH 2016: Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “Lumen”

PROFESSIONAL WATCHES | 18. Jan 2016 14:33 |

Today, at the 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, the German watchmaker, A. Lange & Sohne, debuted the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “Lumen.” With the same dimension (41 mm by 9.5 mm) and movement (caliber L095.4) as the standard model, the watch is …