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Breguet Marine
Chronographe 5527

Iconic Breguet codes with a contemporary twist

Breguet Marine: inspired by the sea

Manufacture caliber 582QA

Exclusive edition of 60 movements

Retrograde perpetual calendar, automatic movement

Precision moon phase

Slate guilloche dial, blue aventurine moon phase

Retrograde perpetual date

Hand-knurled bezel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Blue: Synergy In Design With Diamonds

Martin Green relishes discovering an exquisite watch in peace and quiet with plenty of time; it’s a luxury he appreciates. All the more so in a quiet comfortable salon on the first floor of the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique at Place Vendôme, Paris, with a Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Blue.

Ikepod Megapod: Rebuilding A Niche Collection One Model At A Time

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Ikepod has recently launched its second Kickstarter campaign with a new collection, the Megapod. Focusing on a three-hand dial with modern minimalistic details, the Megapod feels very much the descendent of the original Megapode collection and definitely fulfills the requirements for a solid, high-quality mechanical watch featuring incredible design at an affordable price.

To Mr. Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari: Geneva Watch Days In August 2020 Isn’t Optimistic, It’s Delusional!

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"Dear Mr. Babin, I’m speaking as a fan, but you are sure making it difficult. It gives me no pleasure to take shots at you like this, but if you keep standing up and saying these things, I’ll keep rebutting you," Ian Skellern begins his second open letter on this subject . . .
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with blue Tapisserie dial

Trends: Not All Watches Are Created Equal - Reprise

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Trends rule a larger part of our lives than many of us wish to admit. Sometimes we follow trends consciously, but often we are subconsciously influenced in the choices we make. All brands perform a delicate tightrope walk, but they differ in how successful they are. Let's take a look at how trends affect or don't affect now-iconic timepieces.

Getting Through The Great Lockdown Of 2020: A Collector’s Guide To Solitude

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These are tough times. People around the world are fighting for their lives against the novel coronavirus, and far too many have already lost the battle. However, as GaryG explains, as with many other challenges in life, there is one sure-fire solution to lift the spirits: watches!
Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs for Only Watch 2015

The Retrograde: One Of My Favorite Complications - Reprise

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The retrograde indication is one of Joshua Munchow's favorite “Because We Can” (BWC) complications. Gears are an amazing invention and have allowed watchmakers to make incredible creations. Simple gear systems leave a multitude of openings for creativity. Look at some great retrogrades here.
2012: RIP Ladoire

Would You Buy A Watch From A Defunct Brand If The Price Was Right? Here’s What You Should Consider - Reprise

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Let's be honest: nobody needs a high-end mechanical watch. That we want one is based on the different levels of how a particular watch appeals to our emotions. And in the heat of passion, we sometimes tend to forget that, as in any normal industry, companies sometimes cease to exist for a panoply of reasons. What should you consider if you own, or would still like to own, a watch made by a now-defunct brand?

Gérald Genta Retro Classic: The Definitive Genta Masterpiece? - Reprise

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Martin Green is no Gérald Genta groupie charmed by everything the designer created, but he appreciates greatness. While some may favor the Genta Gefica or Grande Sonnerie as the master's definitive design, Martin makes a case for the Retro. Find out why here.

Skadi: A Nordic Goddess Of A Wristwatch For Men By Gustafsson And Sjögren (GoS)

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Swedish boutique brand GoS may be inspired by Viking aesthetics and Scandinavian northern lights, but the appeal of its timepieces to the watch collecting community is global. And now the first of only five GoS Skadi models, named for the Norse goddess of winter, is on its way to its happy owner in the USA. What makes this watch so special? Anders Modig reports.

Fast vs. Slow, Hertz vs. VPH: Your Watch’s Frequency Explained

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You may be familiar with numbers such as 18,000 vph, 28,800 vph, and even 36,000 vph describing the frequency of a watch’s hairspring regulator, but few really know what those numbers mean. Watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains why watch frequencies matter, but he oscillates in choosing a winner. Follow the discussion here.

Smith & Sheth Cru: Rich, Exciting Wines From New Zealand With Alluring Aromas

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New Zealand native Steve Smith has partnered with Brian Sheth to create a new operation: Smith & Sheth Cru. Ken Gargett believes this young winery co-founded by Smith, a highly decorated and experienced winemaker, could well take its place among the world’s exciting emerging wineries.

Gérald Genta: Legendary Watch Designer With A Renegade Spirit

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Gérald Genta's claim to eternal horological fame is closely connected to the rise of high-end stainless steel watches: he designed both the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (1972) and the Patek Philippe Nautilus (1976). While those two watches alone are enough to make Genta a legend, he did much, much more than that as Martin Green shares here.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5231J World Time: Because (For Both Better And Worse) The World Gets Smaller Every Day

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The history of the world time complication is intimately connected to Patek Philippe. Due to its pedigree, this brand is often considered to offer the ultimate in world time watches. And when Patek Philippe introduced the 5231J World Timer at Baselworld in 2019, many applauded the continuation of the tradition since it’s a perennial favorite. Joshua Munchow explains what makes this model so special.
Attention to detail: Alexa Meade paints the Jules Audemars Equation of Time

Equation Of Time: What Is It And What’s The Attraction? - Reprise

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In its simplest form, the equation of time is defined as the difference between the time displayed by the position of the sun (as by a sundial) and the time displayed by any modern clock or watch. But that's just the beginning; watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains more.
Eric Singer dressed for work

Drum Roll, Please: Drummers And Watches, Natural Timekeepers From Kiss, The Beatles, Deep Purple, And Even A. Lange & Söhne- Reprise

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Over the last few years, we have published an unusually high number of articles about drummers, the timekeepers in nearly every musical band or group. It kind of stands to reason that drummers would particularly like watches – even if they can’t (or shouldn’t!) wear them while playing – as both fields have extreme time-keeping functionality. Elizabeth Doerr highlights a few of these stories right here.

All 7 Of The Latest Rolex Models Of 2019, Plus Some Cool Variations (Rolex Photofest!)

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The year 2019 was one of subtle improvements in Rolex’s mainstay Oyster Perpetual collection. Elizabeth Doerr highlights the seven main new Rolex models introduced in 2019, plus a few surprise variations.

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