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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

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked in stainless steel

The Power Of Two: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Openworked

If you can have two of something, and the result is clearly better, why would you want it any other way?

That is a thought pondered again by Audemars Piguet with the release of its new Royal Oak Double Balance Openworked.

This new mechanical marvel takes a path that has only recently started to be well traveled, that of a twin-balance wristwatch, and then strays off to do its own beautiful thing yet again.

You know you’re a watch guy if . . . at a restaurant you photograph everyone's watches but not the food
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You Know You're A Watch Guy Or Gal If . . .

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We horophiles are pretty unique people. And we have some pretty unique traits and habits. In the theme of Jeff Foxworthy and his “you might be a redneck if” routine, I’d like to poke a little fun at our WIS brothers and sisters as well as ourselves. So without further ado, you know you’re a watch guy if . . .
Sherman by l'Epee for MB&F
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Photo Caption Competition No. 21: En Garde, Sherman

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These two duelists are both called Sherman and they are actually extremely high-quality 8-day clocks by MB&F and l'Epée 1839, Switzerland's only specialised high-end clock manufacture. But what I'd like to know this week is: what on earth are they fighting over? Are they even fighting each other at all?
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta by Pininfarina, a concept car from 2010
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Pininfarina: The Mecca Of Supercar Design And The Bovet Ottantasei

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The Bovet Ottantasei Tourbillon is the brand's sixth timepiece designed by Pininfarina, and the years of experience that the two brands now have working together shows. It truly is a sensational watch, but I will go into that in more detail at a later date because I'd like to focus here on Pininfarina, a name evoking mystical status among anyone interested in world-class design and sensational cars.
Apple watch by Hermés
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Thoughts On The Development Of The Smartwatch Market And Its Effect On Haute Horlogerie

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If Apple sold 10 to 12 million smartwatches in its first year, as estimates show it has, the revenues generated would be around $4 to $5 billion This figure comes close to Rolex’s revenue, the number one watchmaker in the world! Does this make Apple one of the biggest watchmakers in the world? Not quite.
Fabergé Lady Libertine I
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Fabergé & Gemfields’s Vertical Integration Results In Colorfully Synergistic Lady Libertine I

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Say the name Fabergé and most people will immediately think of the imperial Easter eggs – and for good reason, because even today the craftsmanship and detailed execution of those eggs are still breathtaking. The Fabergé Lady Libertine I, one of the stars of Baselworld 2016 together with the Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ, is a perfect example of the synergies of Fabergé and Gemfields.
Seiko World Time and Enicar F45 Incabloc chronograph , Lot 562 in Julien’s Auctions "Pelé: The Collection" auction
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Julien’s Auctions Timepieces Belonging To Brazilian Soccer Superstar Pelé

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Pelé, now 70, is considered the greatest soccer player to ever have lived. With the European Cup 2016 just weeks from its start at this time, what better time is there for Julien’s to stage this auction? And, truly, some soccer fans are going to make a very lucky finds here.
The mind-blowing BY2112ME by Miki Eleta
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Inspired Interstellar Exploration: Miki Eleta BY 21Dez12ME Starship Clock

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What you are about to read is a work of fantasy directly inspired by the incredible horological work and details of Miki Eleta’s BY 21Dez12ME clock. "The chief navigator paused and checked the coordinates against the holographic star chart surrounding the cabin, suddenly realizing that the starship called 'BY 21Dez12ME' was, to put it delicately, astonishingly lost."
Attractive and robust: Rolex GMT Master II BLNR
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Essential Facts About The Rolex 5-Year Guarantee

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Rolex has always been proud of the durability and longevity of its timepieces. And in an increasingly competitive market, the brand with the crown in its logo made a big move in 2015 to confirm its leading position with the new Rolex five-year guarantee. Here is some help with the most frequently asked questions I’ve encountered.
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Photo Caption Competition No. 20: You Looking At Me, Sarpaneva?

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Independent Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva has horologically personified the moon. Sarpaneva's moonface is a stylized version of his own face. The colorfully bejeweled Moonshine highlights the dial like few, if any, watches I've ever seen. But the obvious question I’m asking here, is: what is this face thinking or what does he/she/it want to say?
Dial of the Chopard L.U.C. Chronograph
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FHH 2016 Homage To ‘Passion’ And ‘Talent’ Awards For Chopard’s Karl-Friedrich Scheufele And Enameler Anita Porchet

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This young award is just barely three years old, but indeed it has already managed to reward some of the greatest personalities in the world of watches for their “passion” and “talent” – which are undeniably the most essential ingredients for the finest watchmaking. This year, the FHH once again awarded two epic personalities: miniature painter/enameler Anita Porchet and Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.
Oktopus Double Date Green by Linde Werdelin
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Linde Werdelin's Jorn Werdelin Paints A Grim Picture Of The Watch Industry In 2016

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“There has been an enormous amount of creativity during the past 10 or 15 years, but I can really see all that disappearing. If we face difficult times ahead, I expect the big groups will get bigger — and that makes me wonder whether or not we will see the beginning of the end of smaller, independent brands, which are often the really creative ones,” Werdelin said in the FT interview. However, I also had the impression that Werdelin's interview begged for a follow-up, so here it is.
Rarity personified: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 in stainless steel
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The Value Of Rarity: Christie’s Auctions A Black-Dialed A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 In Stainless Steel (Exclusive And Never-Seen Photos)

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As we approach the upcoming Christie’s New York auction on June 7, 2016 the ultra-rare stainless steel Lange 1 with a killer black dial has already enticed a lot of buzz among my collector friends. A. Lange & Söhne does not regularly produce watches in steel, only in precious metals and this watch is one of only three with a black dial and stainless steel case.
Nomos Glashütte Tetra Neomatik Tiefblau (deep blue)
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Nomos Glashütte Tetra Neomatik: Reinventing The Square

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At Baselworld 2016, Nomos Glashütte introduced its new automatic DUW 3001 caliber in the familiar (but usually manually wound) Tetra case, turning it into part of the Neomatik line. Big deal? Yes, big deal! Tetra is square, which is unusual in today’s watch world. The result is an unusual watch that appeals to people looking for something out of the ordinary.
This Czapek pocket watch circa 1850 was the inspiration for the Czapek & Cie. Quai des Bergues collection
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Calling On The Village: Czapek & Cie. And The Quai Des Bergues Collection

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Introducing Czapek & Cie., a nascent watch brand that is looking to the village to help it grow. The first interesting thing to learn about Czapek is that it is a brand not atypically reviving a historical name with some pretty serious horological street cred for the purists out there. But first let's take a good look at the Czapek Quai des Bergues collection.
You can have your bespoke suit fitted or collected from Palazzo Ralph Lauren and there is a prêt-a-porter collection as well
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Ralph Lauren’s Italian Palazzo: The Ultimate Private Club For Fashionistas (And There Are Watches, Too)

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There is a very special place in Milan, Italy that few locals even know exists. Casa Campanini is a quiet place, deliberately so, but it has recently become well known to fashionistas the world over since its opening in September 2015 as the Ralph Lauren Palazzo. Follow me in for a visit!

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