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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

Peter Speake-Marin at watchmaker's bench

Guest Post: Peter Speake-Marin Explains His Reasons For The Naked Watchmaker (A Tale In Time)

In 1985 I walked into Hackney Technical College; the course on horology had already started two weeks earlier, but I was welcomed on board. And so began my education in horology. But how did I come to found The Naked Watchmaker?

Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Real Moon Joure Horizon
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Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Real Moon Joure Horizon: An Imagined Horizon

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The very talented team at Christiaan van der Klaauw has taken the amazing Real Moon Joure and, thanks to an equally talented artist, created a special edition featuring a miniature painting of a “new” horizon.
Ferrari Portofino 2018
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The 2018 Ferrari Portofino: What's In A Name?

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With the recent launch of the Ferrari Portofino at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the California T will be officially retired. The Portofino is expected to set the Ferrari record straight where its entry price model is concerned: there is a lot to love here.
Close up look dial side of the Greubel Forsey Art Piece 2 Edition 2
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Greubel Forsey Art Pieces: Putting Breathtaking Micro Sculptures And Awe-Inspiring Micro Mechanics In The Spotlight

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Greubel Forsey's Art Pieces are among the world’s most notable art-related timepieces, and not just because they tackle the subject of art for art’s sake, but because Art Pieces highlight the relationship horology has with art; and I don't think that there is any denying that the modern art of watchmaking certainly has a synergy with art as a whole.
MB&F Horological Machine N°8 Unique Piece for Only Watch 2017
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MB&F Horological Machine N°8 Unique Piece For Only Watch 2017: Seriously Whimsical

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One of the things I like so much about MB&F is that it always goes all in! And this is why it is now one of the most-loved watch brands. MB&F doesn't hold back – and its contribution of a unique piece Horological Machine No. 8 with original artwork by a 15-year-old artist to the 2017 edition of Only Watch is no exception.
pre-selected Chronograph watches for the 2017 GPHG are, clockwise from top left above: Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Ceramic, Longines Avigation BigEye, Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chrono Anniversaire, Singer Reimagined Track 1, and TAG Heuer Autavia.
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Our Predictions In The Chronograph Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Today we discuss the Chronograph category, which the GPHG foundation describes for watches entered as “mechanical watches comprising at least one chronograph indication. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.”
Functions and indications of the George Daniels Space Travellers' watch
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Sotheby’s Auctions Four Timepieces By George Daniels, And Space Traveller Goes For More Than £3 Million (Hammer Prices Inside)

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Sotheby’s auctioned four watches by George Daniels at its 2017 Fine Timepieces sale, three from his personal collection that were originally auctioned in 2012 and a very rare 1999 Millennium wristwatch. Get the full story on these pieces and the astronomical prices they hammered for right here.
Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon High Jewellery
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60 Years Of Piaget Altiplano: Sophisticated Style Versus Fugitive Fashion

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Piaget’s Altiplano collection is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful contributions to horological design of the last century. Timeless refinement and unique understatement distinguish both the inside and the outside of this ultra-slim style icon. And now, as it celebrates 60 years of existence, Piaget introduces some gorgeous limited editions of its flagship.
Chopard LUC Full Strike minute repeater
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Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Minute Repeater With Crystal Power! Plus Video: Listen For Yourself

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Get ready to be blown away by the incredible Chopard L.U.C Full Strike, the brand’s first minute repeater featuring a pair of sapphire crystal gongs! Machined from a solid block of sapphire, they are one piece with the front sapphire crystal. Holy smokes! Let’s just dive right in.
“crossbar / cutthroat razor” on the Laurent Ferrier Galet Tourbillon
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The Schmidt List: Top 5 Funky Clicks

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The click spring is one of the smaller components of a mechanical watch, but it is of enormous importance. Ever wondered why the crown doesn’t retaliate furiously and unwind every time you crank it? Without the click spring, a wound mainspring would immediately – and explosively – uncoil like a raging viper in a hat box.
The “big three” recent additions to the author’s collection
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Selling Watches To Buy Watches: One Collector’s Story

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Wouldn’t it be splendid to have everything your heart desired? Well, it’s a nice fantasy but it’s not going to happen for me. And besides, I’m not so sure that the experience of “selling to buy” isn’t actually a significant part, albeit a bittersweet one, of the collecting experience.
Richard Mille at the wheel of his 1967 BRM at the 2015 Richard Mille Chantilly Arts and Elegance
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The 2017 Gaïa Awards: Richard Mille, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, And Laurence Marti Honored

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The 2017 Prix Gaïa awards, the Nobel Prizes of the watch industry, have gone to Agenhor founder Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, Richard Mille, and Laurence Marti.
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Our Predictions In The Men’s Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, And They Are All Different

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why: here we pick our favorites shortlisted in the Men's category.
Louis Vuitton Monterey II
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Monterey I & II: The (Almost) Forgotten First Watches Of Louis Vuitton

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Many think that Louis Vuitton's first watch was the Tambour, which was launched in 2002. However the brand actually began with a watch collection called Monterey in the 1980s. The Monterey I, an unusual world time watch designed by Gae Aulenti with alarm function, date, and moon phase, soon followed by the ceramic-encased Monterey II.
View through the display back of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt Only Watch 2017
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Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt Unique Piece For Only Watch 2017: Feel The Need For SPEEEED!

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The Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch 2017 is a flyback column-wheel chronograph dedicated to and bearing the name of “lightning bolt” Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. It offers a number of intriguing details that bear closer scrutiny!
Rebellion Weap-One
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Weapon Of The Rebellion? Nope: The Rebellion Weap-One Flying Tourbillon (With A Twist)

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The Rebellion Weap-One is built around one main concept: an asymmetrical tourbillon in the center of a massive sapphire crystal tube. And by massive, I truly mean massive! And it twists as it turns. What else is so extraordinary about it? There is even more to consider!

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