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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

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Penmaker to Blancpain

Kari Voutilainen 217 QRS in pink gold with light dial

Kari Voutilainen 217QRS With Retrograde Date: Striving For Perfect Beauty

While we usually try to avoid complication in our daily lives, complications are the icing on the proverbial cake in the world of high-end timepieces. And one of the most exquisite complications is the retrograde date, in particular when it’s done by the perfectionist Kari Voutilainen.

Genovation GXE Electric Corvette Grand Sport Conversion
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Genovation GXE Electric Corvette Grand Sport Conversion: The Replacement For Displacement

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There’s no replacement for displacement: that’s the general mantra of American muscle car aficionados. However, the Genovation GXE is really a C6 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport with its 6.2-liter V8 replaced by two electric engines, providing the car with about 800 horsepower!
Tap to wake: Ressence Type 2 e-Crown
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Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept: The Right Combination At The Right Time (With Videos)

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The Ressence e-Crown Concept is what Joshua calls the first truly holistic approach to making an intelligent electromechanical watch, something that might actually bridge the gap between traditional horology and the desires of younger, tech-oriented generations.
A pre-owned Omega Speedmaster on the wrist (photo courtesy Bob’s Watches)
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How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch (Archive)

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Omega, which was founded in 1848, is one of the world’s oldest, most highly respected, and popular watch manufacturers, so it should come as no surprise that the brand is frequently the target of counterfeiters. If you are considering purchasing an Omega, here is some advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.
Dial view: Carpe Diem Only Watch unique clock from Agenhor and HEAD Genève
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Why I Bought It: Carpe Diem “Only Watch” by Agenhor and HEAD Genève

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Autumn 2017 constituted the third consecutive year that I traveled to Geneva to partake of the excitement that is the November auction weekend, and this time around I had the good fortune to win the very first lot in that day’s auction: the Carpe Diem clock developed by Agenhor in collaboration with design school HEAD Genève. Here's why I bought it.
Omega timing bobsleigh start
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Omega And Olympic Sports Timing (Archive)

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Right now the world turns its collective eyes to what is perhaps the one event that, despite political and social issues, has the power to unite: the Olympic Games. And not only in our little world of ticks and tocks does the world take note that one of the main sponsors is the watch brand Omega. Here is a brief overview of how Omega timed the Games in 2014.
Hermès Carré H with gray and black dials
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DNA Approved: How Swiss Watch Brands Are Getting Back On Track

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What is the most precious element of any watch brand? Its manufacture? Its skilled employees? Its brand ambassadors? Its boutiques? Martin Green thinks that it's none of those, because the most important asset of a brand is its so-called DNA. Here he explains how brands better used their DNA at the 2018 SIHH.
Fitting Rolex balance wheel and Parachrom hairspring
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Is Silicon Here To Stay In (Rolex) Watch Movements?

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Hairsprings are miniscule. Generally no more than one centimeter in overall diameter when coiled, they are roughly 50 microns thick and 150 microns wide. Tiny they may be, but insignificant they are not. In fact, they are so significant that Rolex refers to them as “the guardians of time.” But what do silicon hairsprings bring to the table? Watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains why he went from skeptic to fan.
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs
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Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs: One Of The Finest Champagnes I Have Ever Enjoyed

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Perrier-Jouët’s famous flower-trimmed bottle, the exquisite Belle Epoque champagne, is one of the most recognizable and well-known wines on the planet. Far less encountered are others in the range, including Ros and Blanc de Blancs. Ken Gargett thinks that the 2002 Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs is one of the finest champagnes on the planet.
Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
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Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio: Good Things Do Come In Smaller Packages

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One of the big surprises for me at the 2018 SIHH was Panerai’s new releases of some – I guess I would call them – small watches. I’m not talking about delicate models under 35 millimeters in diameter when I say small, but a respectable 38 millimeters for the smallest model. Yes, you read that correctly.
Urwerk AMC (Atomic Mechanical Control) wristwatch slave movement
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Urwerk AMC: Atomic (Clock) Mechanical Control Is A 21st Century Version Of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s Sympathique Clocks But Much, Much Better (Geiger Counter Not Included)

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Here’s a prediction by Ian Skellern: the relatively nondescript AMC movement Urwerk presented at the 2018 SIHH will not only become one of the horological highlights of the year but will take its place among history’s most significant timepieces. Ever. That’s a bold statement, he knows. Especially when all we have at present from Urwerk is the slave watch movement. Here Ian explains why he thinks AMC is so significant.
F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award winner Timothé Raguin presented this watch with independent jumping seconds
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Motivation To Achieve: F.P. Journe-FHH Young Talent Competition, The F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award And Fantastic Watchmaking

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At SIHH 2018, two competitions highlighted creative young watchmakers: one by F.P. Journe in collaboration with the FHH and one from A. Lange & Söhne. Each of these competitions has a specific focus, but both are aimed at giving young watchmakers an opportunity to find the spotlight for their talents. Judging by the finalists, there is plenty of creativity to keep mechanical watchmaking alive for the next generation.
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Planétarium on the wrist
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Video: Elizabeth And Ian Discuss SIHH 2018 Standouts With The Watches TV

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On the last day of SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Elizabeth and Ian met with Marc André Deschoux of Watches TV to discuss what we had seen during the second part of the fair.
SIHH 2018 logo
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The Times, They Are A Changin’ At SIHH And Why That Matters: Observations From A Third-Timer

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Łukasz Doskocz has no problem being quite frank with anyone when it comes to watches: he enjoys every watch fair and looks forward to seeing what comes next. This year, unlike the years before, it seems to him as if brands have started to listen to collectors, finally appreciating what we want for our money. Which is why the SIHH 2018 mattered to him greatly . . . well, that and a few other things.
Haldimann Central Balance Pure H12
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The Case For Steel: Here’s Why Stainless Steel Is The Most Precious Metal For Watches (Archive)

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In the world of watches, especially with regards to collecting, rarity is a large factor contributing to the cost of a luxury timepiece. The reason is because rarity is almost always an implied condition that seems beyond control – like it just happens. In this article Joshua explains why he thinks that out of all the metals, especially the white metals like platinum and white gold, stainless steel is the most precious metal.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 33 mm on the wrist (photo courtesy ch24.pl)
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Sensible Case Sizing: How The 2018 SIHH Showed Us We Are Heading Back To The New Normal

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There is a certain sense of irony in it: while trying on a new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore I realized during the 2018 SIHH that current trends seem to favor smaller watches. It seems that the watch world has finally returned to its senses with smaller sizes. And that is a good thing!

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