360° view of the rotating globe

Universal time display

Tourbillon 24 Seconds

POLARIS MEMOVOX

POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH

POLARIS DATE

POLARIS MEMOVOX

Breguet Marine
Chronographe 5527

Iconic Breguet codes with a contemporary twist

Breguet Marine: inspired by the sea

Manufacture caliber 582QA

New petrol blue dial

Date, day, month

Precision moon-phase indication

Stop-seconds

22K pink gold rotor

Exclusive edition of 60 movements

Guillaume de Seynes Of Hermès Talks Watches And Making Impressions

At Hermès, corners are never cut. And this becomes abundantly clear when talking to Guillaume de Seynes, member of the Hermès family and managing director in charge of the manufacturing division and equity investments. Quill & Pad’s Elizabeth Doerr recently had the chance to chat with de Seynes to understand the brand’s corporate philosophies and history in watches a little better.

Micro laser sintering

Focus On Technology: 3D Printing, What Is It Really? Part Deux - Reprise

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This article I focuses on Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), which utilizes a high-powered laser to heat a powdered material and sinter it into a solid structure. This is the process most likely to change the watchmaking industry, as it is able to print with metals and ceramics.
3D printed tourbillon model by Nicholas Manousos

Focus On Technology: 3D Printing, What Is It Really? - Reprise

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Joshua went to the theater and saw a typical raunchy comedy called 'Neighbors.' Much to his surprise, he saw something he cannot remember seeing in a popular movie: a 3D scanner and 3D printer being used by the main characters (and it's funny).

Glashütte Original SeaQ: An Intriguing Re-Interpreted 1969 Diver's Watch From Germany

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As part of its 2019 releases, Glashütte Original announced a new diver’s watch line. Yes, you read that correctly: a diver’s watch. Sabine Zwettler dives deep into the Saxon brand's new SeaQ collection.

Benjamin Millepied: A Richard Mille Ambassador Focusing On Time And Space

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Benjamin Millepied is perhaps the most famous choreographer working in ballet today. And he has been a Richard Mille ambassador for many years. Elizabeth Doerr sat down with Benjamin to discuss the partnership and his life in dance.

Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection From Hawke's Bay, New Zealand: Wine Highlights And Scores

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One of the highlights of the wine world every year is the release of the Gimblett Gravels’ winegrowers’ association Annual Vintage Selection – this year from the 2016 vintage. Ken Gargett takes us through this little-known New Zealand region and shares his scores for wines tasted. Cheers!

Time To Move: A Tête-à-Tête Discussion Of Swatch Group's Baselworld 2019 Replacement Event And The Standout Watches (Photofest!)

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As the Swatch Group has now left Baselworld – and this appears to be a permanent thing – we discuss the very first Time to Move event consisting of the Swatch Group’s six premium brands Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz, Glashütte Original, Harry Winston, and Omega. The event comprised almost 200 journalists from 21 countries, which traveled between the brands’ Swiss factories. Jump on the bus for a Swiss (S)watch tour with Elizabeth Doerr and Martin Green.
Going vintage: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Futurematic on the author’s wrist

Vintage Watch Restoration: Should You Or Not? A Guide To The Oft-Controversial World Of Making Things Worse By Trying To Make Them Better - Reprise

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Deciding whether or not to restore a vintage watch is a tough decision to make. The internet is awash with tales of watches butchered by an incompetent independent watchmaker or, worse still, the brand itself. Even more confusing is deciding which options offered should be accepted. Refinish the case? Change the hands? Replace the crystal? Here is some help for you.

Chanel Monsieur de Chanel Edition Noire: A Great Watch Becomes Even Greater

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Joshua Munchow returns to a favorite of his, recently released in a new version fitting even more with his philosophy than before. The watch is the Chanel Monsieur de Chanel Edition Noire, the latest in the Monsieur de Chanel line and quite possibly the best edition yet.
Pierce Brosnan wearing a Panerai Luminor in "After-The-Sunset" with Woody Harrelson

The On- And Off-Screen Watches Of Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan - Reprise

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Pierce Brosnan’s personal and professional timepieces have included big names like Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Panerai, but also intriguingly Speake-Marin. What influence do the roles he plays have on his personal watch taste? Martin Green provides the answer.

The Cartier 2019 Santos-Dumont Is Now Available: Happy Landings

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After showing high complications such as minute repeaters and tourbillons at the SIHH for the past decade, 2019 saw the release of Cartier's oldest men's model in a surprisingly new and simple version that became the talk of the trade show. It is also quartz-powered. George Cramer explains why.
Longines Heritage Military (photo courtesy Dr. Magnus Bosse)

Fauxtina: A Faux Vintage Faux Pas - Reprise

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Ashton likes vintage watches so much that his prized possession is a 1978 Rolex Submariner Reference 1680. Why does he love this watch so much? Not because it looks like it’s from 1978, but because is from 1978. So, he asks, is the current vintage trend something we should all be wholeheartedly embracing?
Grand Seiko Snowflake

Yes, You Must Pay Duties And Taxes On Your Personal Watches When Traveling, But Here's How To Avoid The Worst

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Watch enthusiasts traveling into Switzerland, Germany, Japan, China, and the United States are targets of opportunity for border customs police. Chris Malburg shows how to avoid paying more in duties and taxes than necessary while avoiding the embarrassment of being suspected of smuggling legitimately purchased watches.

Reservoir Watch Supercharged Classic: (Relatively) Affordable Swiss Quality

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Absent any history or gambit to appropriate a dead brand name, Reservoir has been able to channel its energies into inventive design, high value for money, and a well-rounded model line, which is evident in this Supercharged Classic model.

Visiting Seiko’s Haute Horlogerie Micro Artist Division

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Seiko’s story is much more complicated than most people might think. This is a manufacturer that not only followed a trend, but actually created some of its own, capitalizing on expertise, knowledge, and skills that were practically the mother of necessity for this manufacturer located so far away from the established European centers of watchmaking. Including its extraordinary Micro Artist Division.

Chichibu Whisky: The Japanese Version Of Pappy Van Winkle

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Fans of Japanese whisky will be all too aware that the better offerings are extremely hard to find. Once a curiosity, then mainstream, and more recently highly awarded and much sought after (okay, now subject to a feeding frenzy), the stuff is as rare as an honest politician. So grab whatever you can whenever you can!

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