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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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360° view of the rotating globe

Universal time display

Tourbillon 24 Seconds

Exclusive edition of 60 movements

POLARIS MEMOVOX

POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH

POLARIS DATE

POLARIS MEMOVOX

Series 4

Solid titanium with carbon fibre inlays

18ct red gold clip and band

18ct red gold nib

Available exclusively from Blancpain boutiques

Series 5

Solid titanium

Linear-brushed carbon fibre barrel and cap

Fountain pen and rollerball

Available exclusively from Blancpain boutiques

The Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition and the Nomos Glashütte Autobahn with the Cologne’s cathedral and the Deutz bridge in the background

Road Trip: Cruising The Fast Lane To Cologne In A Corvette With Nomos And Chopard

Quill & Pad’s editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Doerr, and resident gentleman, Martin Green, spontaneously decided to take a small road trip to test out some watches for a day and do a little sightseeing. They chose Cologne, Germany, and took two automobile-themed watches with them: the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition and the Nomos Glashütte Autobahn. Join them for this fun cruise down the highway!

Omega Caliber 321 chronograph movement (photo courtesy WatchGuy.co.uk)
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Exceptional Movements In History: Omega Caliber 321

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Asking vintage watch enthusiasts which chronographs they might pick as their favorites, one movement quickly comes to mind: the Omega 321. Caliber 321 is an exceptional movement that certainly deserves the praise and attention it receives, most likely stemming from the fact that it was used in the first Speedmasters.
Tom Holland at Wimbledon 2018 Men's finals wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 5167 (photo courtesy Ralph Lauren)
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Wrist Watching: Tom Holland, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Wears Patek Philippe Aquanaut To 2018 Wimbledon Men’s Final

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Tom Holland, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, attended the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson on July 15 wearing a Patek Philippe Aquanaut with his posh Ralph Lauren suit.
Jaquet Droz Petite Heuer Minute Smalta Clara
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Translucency Trend: 9 Watches That Aid In Defining The Difference Between Transparent And Translucent

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The idea of transparency seems to have come full circle with the development of sapphire crystal cases, making the entire watch see-through – and much more expensive. Now designers often use translucency as a newer, more unique way of offering views to the movement. "Transparent" is often confused with "translucent," and many use the terms interchangeably. But there is an important difference to note.
Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons
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Tourbillon Of Tourbillons By Antoine Preziuso: Fractals Meet Inception (Archive)

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AHCI member Antoine Preziuso’s mind-blowing Tourbillon of Tourbillons embodies the ideas of fractal geometry and recursion by producing a ten-minute tourbillon driven by three sixty-second tourbillons. It is an amazing machine. And as the only indications are minutes and hours, the Tourbillon of Tourbillons is something that exists as much for its own sake as it does for telling the time.
Dial view, Timex Marlin re-edition, 2017
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Why I Bought It: Timex Marlin Re-edition

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GaryG has said it many times: there are great watches to be had at every price point! Enter the Timex Marlin re-edition of 2017, a watch that he owns, wears, and loves.
Front view of the Urban Jürgensen oval tourbillon pocket watch from 1991 by Derek Pratt in its original silver case; Pratt engine-turned the dial made from a single piece of silver by hand himself
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The Life And Times Of Legendary Independent Watchmaker Derek Pratt (Archive)

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Derek Pratt (1938 - 2009) was perhaps one of the most "complete" watchmakers of our time along with his friend George Daniels. The Swiss-based Englishman was firmly behind and part of many watches and projects that are today common knowledge, while his own name remains relatively hidden.
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Online Sales Aren’t The Future Of Watch Retail, They Are The Past (Watch Brands Are Just Slow): The Future Of Online Sales Is Dynamic, The Future Of Watch Retail Is Flexible Pricing

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Dynamic, or flexible, pricing for new watches might seem crazy at first glance and a radical retail strategy, but Ian Skellern thinks it could be the future of retail. Here's why.
Zenith Defy Lab on the wrist
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Complete List Of Red Dot Watch Winners 2018

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The Red Dot is one of the most important and widely recognized international design awards. However, until the 2015 edition of the competition, there was no dedicated watch category. That thankfully changed, and Elizabeth Doerr takes us through the 2018 Red Dot watch winners.
Gérald Genta Retro Classic on the wrist
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Gérald Genta Retro Classic: The Definitive Genta Masterpiece?

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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 right here!
Chateau Yquem
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Château d’Yquem: Paired Years Elevate The World’s Best White Wine For A Simply Magical Experience

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Ken Gargett thinks that the 2001 Château d’Yquem is the finest young wine he has ever experienced, red or white, and remains convinced that it will go down as one of the greatest Yquems, if not the greatest of all time. But he was also able to experience something else: drinking "twin" vintages of this amazing Sauternes.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition La Cumbre Volcano
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Wrist Watching: Jason Statham Wearing IWC Aquatimer Chronograph While Filming ‘The Meg’

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Jason Statham is starring in an upcoming film opening in August 2018 called 'The Meg,' which is about a species of prehistoric shark called the megalodon, thought to be extinct. Since the film is based around the ocean, Statham chose an appropriate diver’s watch for his character: an IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition called La Cumbre Volcano.
Nomos Autobahn curved dial details
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Nomos Glashütte Autobahn: Pedal To The Metal!

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The new Nomos Glashütte Autobahn was born out of a respect for the past and a respect for historic design ideas, but with an eye on current trends and a desire to try something a little new. How exactly does it do that? With gentle curves never before seen on a Nomos timepiece and especially the large luminous design on the dial.
Faberge Lady Libertine III
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Fabergé’s Lady Libertine III Created By Three Exceptional Women: Aurélie Picaud, Fiona Krüger, and Anita Porchet (Archive)

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Three is a number full of symbolic power, and Fabergé’s Lady Libertine III is three times lucky in that a trio (or troika, if we wish to allude to Peter Carl Fabergé’s Russian origins) of exceptional women created it: Aurélie Picaud, Fiona Krüger, and Anita Porchet.
Geneva Seal certified - as are all Vacheron Constantin timepieces - Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon
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The Geneva Seal, Is It Really A Big Deal? (Archive)

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The Geneva Seal is very old, having been proposed on November 6, 1886 by the Grand Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva as a way to certify a level of quality for which the canton was becoming known. Every piece produced with the Geneva Seal is equally outstanding, so let's have a look at what goes into attaining this coveted seal.
Alain Silberstein De Stijl
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Is Independent Creative Horology Dead? WMMT Thinks It Was Until 1998 And . . . (Archive)

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In the early 1990s, WMMT was facing the same dilemma as today: modern or vintage? Problem was that modern watches actually all looked vintage, right down to the sizes. There was something lacking. Enter Vianney Halter in 1998 with the Antiqua Perpetual. And then what happened next: the birth of ICH ("Independent Creative Horology").

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