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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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Greubel Forsey Balancier

Nowhere To Hide: Presenting The Greubel Forsey Balancier (With Lots Of Live Photos)

When you strip away complexity, there is nowhere to hide: everything has to be absolutely perfect because the viewer’s gaze has no distractions. Just as the smallest of scratches on the otherwise unblemished paintwork of a new car appear magnified to our eyes, the design and execution of a relatively simple watch have to be flawless.

It should surprise no one that the Greubel Forsey Balancier has achieved that.

Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly automaton
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Awesome Aphidae: Jaquet Droz’s Loving Butterfly Returns As An Exquisite Automaton

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The Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton tells a story with its expressive dial and ultra-creative mechanics, a story that began 300 years ago with Pierre and Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz's Draughtsman android, which was often programmed to draw a cherub seated in a chariot drawn by a butterfly.
Hermès L’Heure Impatiente
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Hermès Continues Playful Watch Series With Eagerly Awaited L’Heure Impatiente

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Playfulness, unexpectedness, imagination, creativity, and, yes, perhaps even friendliness. When I look at the stunning Hermès L’Heure Impatiente, I see all of this, a timepiece placed squarely in the lovely Slim d’Hermès line and boasting an ingenious striking module by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht of Agenhor. Read on to find out what its unusual super power is!
The Nomos Glashütte Club 38 Campus on the wrist
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Nomos Glashütte Club Campus With Manufacture Movement Proudly Wears A California Style Dial . . . Price Must Be Seen To Be Believed!

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I have never seen a California dial come out of Glashütte. But then so many things out of Glashütte are pleasantly surprising, interesting, and excellent quality. And if we’re talking about Nomos Glashütte, then usually at extremely fair prices, too. Check out the new Club Campus models with California dial and prices that must be seen to be believed.
2005: Harry Winston Opus V by Urwerk
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Urwerk Celebrates 20th Anniversary In 2017: But For Me The Brand Really Blasted Off In 2005 With Harry Winston Opus V And UR-103.03

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In 2005 I visited Baselworld a portable 20x magnification stereo microscope. Over a few days of examining hundreds of watches, there were only two that stood out as having dials that were flawless under the microscope's intense scrutiny: one was the wild Harry Winston Opus V by a young brand called Urwerk that had yet to celebrate its tenth birthday. This year Urwerk celebrates its twentieth anniversary and what a 20 years it has been!
Urwerk UR-103.03 in white gold
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Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk, Harry Winston, And The Opus V: Where On Earth Did That Come From? Plus UR-103.03 User Review

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Blast from the past! This post is a "reprint" of an article I wrote that was first published on The PuristS in 2005. This article is divided into four parts: Felix Baumgartner and Urwerk, Harry Winston Rare Timepieces and the Opus V, The Urwerk 103.03, and The Urwerk 103.03 user review.
Into the void: There's black then there's the MCT Sequential One 110 Evo Vantablack
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Design Discussion On Contrast & Texture: How Vantablack And Other Techs Are Disrupting Watch Norms

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As material science progresses, the watch industry finds itself flush with ever more ways to disrupt the conventional norms of finishing and coating surfaces, many of which have persisted in traditional watchmaking for centuries. Follow me to take a look at some of this disruption and evolution, which recently culminated in the use of Vantablack.
Vintage catch: Omega Seamaster Professional 600 Ploprof
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A Contemporary Watch Collector Goes Vintage

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To my longtime friends in the watch hobby, and perhaps to regular readers here as well, the mention of my name may conjure up a number of connotations: patron of the independents, fan of A. Lange & Söhne, admirer of Patek Philippe grand complications, and longtime customer of Jaeger-LeCoultre, among other characterizations more or less favorable. But these likely never included vintage maven! So how did I get here?
The Struthers for Morgan Motor Company retro trench watch with refurbished vintage Omega 26 series movement
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Meet The Struthers: English Watchmaking The Old-Fashioned Way . . . Sort Of

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When you walk into the Struthers’s Birmingham workshop, you feel like you could be stepping a century back into the history of horology. Until you spy a few of Rebecca Struthers’s tattoos, that is. And then you know you are in the here and now. Meet Craig and Rebecca Struthers: two modern watchmakers doing things the old-fashioned way. Sort of.
Vostok-Europe Radio Room
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The Radio Room: Russian Watches In Action And How The Titanic Changed Everything (Archive)

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Here is something a little different that was sparked by disaster and created a legacy, especially in Russia, with regard to the design of clocks and watches in telegraph and radio rooms ever since.
Restricted area: Blancpain erotic watch
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Warning, Watchporn Inside: X-Rated Timepieces By Blancpain (Video)

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Classic on the front, party in the back: that about sums up the traditional erotic timepiece. And one of the modern masters of the erotic watch is Blancpain. In this excellent video by The Watches TV, you will discover what “hot horologerie” is all about!
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
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21 New Pre-Baselworld 2017 Watches: Jaquet Droz, Hermès, Graff, Corum, Angelus, Arnold & Son, Artya, Vincent Calabrese, Blancpain, Breguet, Bulgari, Chanel, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Graham, Moritz Grossmann, And Seiko

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In honor of the upcoming 100th edition of Baselworld, which opens its doors on March 23, 2017, we present you with an overview of some of the new models that have already been revealed – at least online.
Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100 on the wrist
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Competition Spurs Creativity: Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100

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The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer is a bit of a transformer as it has six main configurations, including a wristwatch that can be oriented to any angle, fob watch, desk clock, and sport or rally timing stopwatch. It starts out as a wristwatch with the crown at 12 o’clock, but a 180-degree rotating case means it doesn’t have to stay that way. Let's delve into what else it can do!
Assembling a patented ruby link constant force chain of Romain Gauthier's Logical One
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In Focus: Romain Gauthier’s Breathtaking Patented Ruby Link Chain From Logical One

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Here at Quill & Pad we are quite smitten by Romain Gauthier’s award-winning Logical One. But one thing that often gets glossed over somewhat is the subject of one of this watch’s four patents: the incredible high-precision chain made of synthetic ruby links. Combined with the snail cam, it is this element that provides the ingenious movement with constant force.
Patek Philippe Calibre 89 in yellow gold
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Patek Philippe Caliber 89, The World's Most Complicated Watch For 26 Years, To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s In May 2017 Important Watches Sale

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Until the advent of Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 in 2015, Patek Philippe’s Caliber 89 held the record for being the most complicated timepiece in existence; it remains Patek Philippe’s most complicated timepiece. And now Sotheby's is auctioning it in May 2017.
"I Feel Like Painting" by Ronnie Wood for Bremont
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Worth The Wait: The Second Bremont B-1 Marine Clock With Dial Painted By Ronnie Wood Of The Rolling Stones

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Ronnie Wood, a celebrated painter outside the realm of his duties as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, explained that it was he who searched out a horological collaboration and very naturally came across Bremont as a British marque of note. "I Feel Like Painting" represents his second dial for Bremont's B-1 Marine Clock.
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