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DTZ (Dual Time Zone)

Unique central 24-hour second time zone
Fully integrated movement
Elements of surprise

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Limited edition of 30 pieces

Rolex boutique in Place Vendome

The Horological History Of Place Vendôme, Paris

The grandeur of Place Vendôme is hard to match. And to say that about a location in a city like Paris is quite a statement. Follow Martin Green’s tour of the horological history of the square and learn some things you undoubtedly never knew!

De Bethune DB28 with silicon/platinum annular balance
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The Schmidt List: 5 Extraordinary Balance Wheels

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The balance wheel is the regulatory organ of a mechanical watch, which is expected to deliver a consistent frequency with a tolerance of as little as 0.001 percent. With so much at stake, why complicate things by altering a pure and simple geometric shape? Why reinvent the wheel? Well, here are five balances that definitely did reinvent the wheel.
Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 (photo courtesy Richard Mille/Ted Humble Smith)
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Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1: Born From Cutting-Edge Science And A Revved-Up Partnership

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Graphene has the potential to usher in the future that many dreamers, inventors, and science-fiction writers have been hoping for since the discovery of electricity and the invention of computers and spaceflight. The Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 is infused with graphene, making it the stuff of science-fiction dreams and Formula 1 impossibilities.
Hermès Cape Cod GM Étoupe Double Tour
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2018 Hermès Cape Cod Collection Captures The Essential Spirit Of This Signature Nautically-Inspired Line

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La Montre Hermès presents two additions to its Cape Cod line: one with a decidedly new take on the Chaîne d’Ancre (“anchor chain”) motif as the hallmark transfers to the dial for the first time and one with an alluring mirror-polished face. And, of course, interesting strap variations in single and double wrap.
Heart's Passion by Paul Forrest
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Paul Forrest's Pulsating Heart’s Passion Reminds Me Of A Watch – And For Good Reason (Video)

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It took my breath away. I saw a heart beating: a golden heart truly beating . . . seemingly pulsing to a human rhythm. The effect was astonishing. But what attracted me to Paul Forrest's Heart’s Passion even more than the motion of the heart was the patented movement entirely crafted in Fleurier, Switzerland that gave it "life."
Dress meets sport: Patek Philippe Reference 5170P
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Why I Bought It: Patek Philippe Reference 5170P

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One of the high points of my visits to Baselworld each of the past few years has been the opportunity to tour the display of new introductions from Patek Philippe. Concluding our visit in March 2017, our host asked each of us to name our favorite new Patek Philippe piece, and for me the answer was obvious: the stunning Reference 5170P that had me standing slack-jawed in front of its display case long after the rest of the group had moved on to the other new pieces. Here's why . . .
Aston Martin DB11 Volante full frontal
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante: James Bond Should Have Waited

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It doesn't often happen that the convertible is more beautiful than the coupe, but the DB11 is a fortunate exception to this rule. Without a roof the lines of the DB11 become far more fluent! But, wait, there are even more changes that you might just find surprising.
Urwerk UR-T8 (left) and MB&F HM6 Alien Nation
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Urwerk Vs. MB&F: How Do They Square Up?

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Urwerk and MB&F are two stalwarts of contemporary watchmaking with, superficially at least, much in common. Here Ian Skellern shares what he thinks are the significant similarities and differences between these two leaders in modern watchmaking.
Grayson Tighe Blue Dragon
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Blue Dragon: One-Of-A-Kind Titanium Sculptured Pen By Grayson Tighe

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Grayson Tighe’s Blue Dragon is a one-of-a-kind fountain pen created for an American collector, who wanted something with a personally meaningful theme. “The client had the idea for the Blue Dragon, and he was specific about the eye and mane color, placement of the pearl on the barrel, and the symbols and details that were important to him,” says Tighe. And what a beauty this turned out to be!
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S in yellow and orange
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Features Lamborghini Material And Dual 45° Balances

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The new Excalibur Aventador S is the first collaborative piece between Lamborghini and Roger Dubuis. A joint effort between engineers and designers at Centro Stile (Lamborghini’s design studio) and Roger Dubuis, the Excalibur Aventador S paves the way to the new partnership with an entirely new movement featuring 45-degree dual balances.
Tank Louis Cartier large and small
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The Cartier Tank: Witness To 100 Years Of Elegant Watchmaking

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When we talk about the age of a watch model, Cartier’s Tank deserves the place of honor. With its instantly recognizable rectangular case, this chic timepiece debuted in 1917, exactly 100 years ago. The watch has been in existence for an entire century! And now Cartier releases some new versions to celebrate.
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Behind The Scenes Of High Watchmaking: A Visit To Agenhor (Video)

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Our friends at The Watches TV visited Agenhor and have published a very interesting video with a behind-the-scenes visit at the Meyrin (Geneva) workshop. Enjoy the video!
A brace of Patel Philippe Reference 5196 Calatravas
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The Death Of The Dress Watch: Is It Time To Write Its Obituary?

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As the resident gentleman of Quill & Pad, I feel that the time is soon approaching to write an obituary announcing the death of the dress watch. It is not that we didn't see this coming, nor is it an isolated event, but it still hurts.
Ulysse Nardin Stranger 'Quaumi Tarana' on the wrist
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Ulysse Nardin’s Anthemic Stranger Now Plays Pakistani 'Qaumi Tarana'

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At a time when the launch of a limited edition by one brand or another seems like an almost weekly occurrence, the Ulysse Nardin Stranger Anthem, which plays the Pakistani national anthem 'Quaumi Tarana,' is well worth attention.
Rolex Yacht-Master
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Why People Buy Watches

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People buy everything – from toasters to cars and, of course, timepieces – for every kind of reason. In this article, Chris Malburg consults three of the savviest watch retailers he knows to help explain the behavior patterns of customers considering a watch purchase.
Roger Moore wearing Seiko Diver in A View To A Kill
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How Rolex And Cartier Stole Seiko's Groove In James Bond’s ‘A View To A Kill’

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In previous James Bond movies, 007's Seikos were equipped with homing devices, explosives, ticker tapes, and even full-color displays to receive camera transmissions. The watches worn in 'A View To A Kill' had none of that. In fact, you need to be very fast with your remote control to pause the movie at just the right time to even see the watches Roger Moore wears as the world's most famous fictional spy.

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