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

Code 11.59 By Audemars Piguet: How To Fail At Marketing, AKA To Break The Rules You Must First Master Them

The initial online response to the new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 collection launched to great fanfare at the 2019 SIHH in January was extremely negative, and even among those who withheld judgment until handling the watches, “lukewarm” seemed to be the general view. Having let the dust settle a bit, GaryG takes a look at the anatomy of what he thinks was a dismal product launch (though not necessarily a dismal product).

Claude Greisler of Armin Strom wearing his favorite watch: Mirrored Force Resonance

Inside Armin Strom: Maximum Transparency From The Top Down - Reprise

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There are high-end watch brands titled with a person’s name that have no reference to a specific human being. But more often than not in horology, there are actual people behind watch brands with human-sounding names. And there is hardly a brand more human in Elizabeth Doerr's estimation than Armin Strom, an independent Swiss manufacture making some of the highest quality timepieces on the market.
Charlie Brown gets some Rolex Submariner retail therapy

Screw The Science And Buy Luxury Watches! - Reprise

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Waking up one morning with his coffee, John Keil was scrolling through the headlines on 'Business Insider' when he came across a post entitled “Science Says You Shouldn’t Buy Luxury Brands.” With all due respect to author Elizabeth Lang he thought, 'screw science and buy luxury watches!'

Breguet Treats The Ladies With Gorgeous Reine de Naples, Marine, And Classique Versions For 2019

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A great ladies’ watch is all about getting the proportions right and taking extra care with the design details. At Time to Move, the Swatch Group's 2019 replacement for Baselworld, Breguet showed us the subtle art of creating great ladies’ watches. Martin Green highlights his favorites here.
Rolex GMT-Master Reference 6542 (photo courtesy Bobs Watches)

First Rolex GMT-Master Reference 6542, And Why The Gold Version Is Much More Desirable - Reprise

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In recent years, the Rolex GMT-Master with its multi-time zone display has become one of the most desirable Rolex watches to own. And the very first GMT-Master, Reference 6542, is easily the rarest and most sought after of all the vintage GMT-Master references. Especially in the version we show here.

Partagás Serie D No. 4 Cuban Cigars: A High-Ranking Favorite

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For those looking for the rare, thrilling, exciting one-offs and perhaps wildly expensive cigars, I am afraid that this time we must disappoint. Partagás Serie D No.4, which tends to be known simply as the D4, is a cigar that almost all serious cigar lovers will have enjoyed. And here Ken Gargett provides some history and of course his tasting notes on the cigar.

5 Out-Of-This-World Meteorite Dials From Jaquet Droz, Romain Gauthier, Rolex, Piaget, And Hermès

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Elizabeth Doerr is partial to the use of meteorite in watches because it’s literally the heart of a shooting star; when she gazes at a meteorite dial, she sees a tamed piece of heaven catching the time as it passes. Here she highlights five watch brands also seduced by the beauty of meteorite that made their debuts in 2019.

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 25th Anniversary: The 5 Celebratory Limited Edition Watches Introduced To Date In 2019

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In January 2019, A. Lange & Söhne kicked off a series of celebratory special editions in honor of the quarter-century anniversary of its flagship watch – one of the watch industry’s true icons. Elizabeth Doerr takes a detailed look at the five anniversary editions that have thus far surfaced in the first half of 2019.

Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One: Design Intent Uncompromised

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One of the best horological examples that Joshua Munchow has recently seen of uncompromising design is the Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One. Bovet often pushes the boundary in case and movement design, but Brainstorm Chapter One is a particularly good example of keeping the design intent throughout the development process. And the result is astounding!
Movement detail of the Philippe Dufour Simplicity

Why We Are In A Golden Age For Appreciating Superlative Hand-Finishing In Wristwatches - Reprise

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The fact is that if many people do not appreciate superlative hand-finishing, then fewer will pay for superlative hand-finishing, so there is likely to be less superlative hand-finishing on offer. So why are we in a golden age for appreciating it right now? Ian Skellern explains.

Blancpain Air Command: A Contemporary Remake Of An Officer And A Gentleman

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While the Air Command has been part of the Blancpain collection before, this is the first time that the brand has allowed a modern interpretation to resemble the 1950s original so closely. Martin Green thinks this is a fabulous modern reinterpretation of a chronograph that by rights should have been a classic, but never went into serial production. Find out more about it here!
A pre-owned Omega Speedmaster on the wrist (photo courtesy Bob’s Watches)

How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch - Reprise

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Omega, 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 quick advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.

5 Vibrant New Timepieces From Patek Philippe, Tutima, Glashütte Original, Nomos Glashütte, And Grand Seiko

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Each year usually has its own distinctive color trend. While an armada of new watches with green dials sailed into view last year, following in the wake of an even more powerful fleet of blue dials in previous years, 2019 seems to be all about a wide variety of colors with many refined pieces in eye-catching hues. Color has never looked so spectacular, so let’s dive right into five of 2019’s brightest newcomers.

Cohiba Maduro 5: Some Of The Most Faked Cigars In The World (For Good Reason)

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The Cohiba Maduro 5 consists of three cigars – all using maduro leaf as wrapper, which gives the cigars a much darker, almost chocolaty appearance. These are upper leaves that, as all do, have been through fermentation but have seen five years ageing, more than twice the norm. And that's only part of why Ken Gargett thinks these Cuban cigars are so special.

‘Rocketman’ – Elton John’s Life Story – Is Filled With Chopard Watches And Jewelry. Not Unlike His Real Life

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Chopard is a perennial favorite of the rich and famous in cinema, fashion, and red-carpet events. But Elizabeth Doerr has never seen watches and jewelry by this Geneva maker of the extraordinary take on such a starring role in a movie as Chopard does in the musical Elton John biopic 'Rocketman.' Here she shares a few of the horological stars of the highly recommended film.

Wrist Watching: Miles Davis, Virtuoso Jazz Trumpeter, And His Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox GT

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Miles Davis is best known for wearing a Breitling Navitimer during performances, but Nick Gould has discovered something new: he found a few photos of him wearing a 1960s Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox GT!

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