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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

Penmaker to Blancpain

Series 3

Fountain pen and convertible roller ball set

Hand engraved

Solid titanium barrel

18 ct two-tone gold nib

4 x mother-of-pearl moon phase inlays

Damascus stainless steel cap and blind cap with 18 ct white gold clip inlays

Available exclusively from Blancpain boutiques

Montegrappa Privilege

Montegrappa Privilege Pen: Forget Something Old, Something New; Here’s Something Discontinued

One of the first times that Martin Green walked into high-end pen store P.W. Akkerman in The Hague – one of the few shops of its kind to survive – there was a Montegrappa Privilege on display that made a lasting impression on him. Fast forward a few years and here we are . . .

De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon
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Our Predictions In The Chronometry Category Of The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève: A Clear Favorite Emerges

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of Quill & Pad’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève predictions in which the team picks favorites and explains why. Here we take on the Chronometry category for watches entered as: “mechanical watches that contain at least one tourbillon and/or a special escapement and/or another development improving precision timekeeping. Additional indications and/or complications are admissible.”
F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Souscription (photo courtesy Phillips auctions)
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8 Rare Timepieces By Independent Watchmakers Featuring In The Phillips November 2018 Geneva Auction

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Phillips Watch Auction: EIGHT takes place November 10-11, 2018 in Geneva, and there are no less than eight rare watches by independent watchmakers that are well worth looking into. These include F.P. Journe, Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, Mr. Daniel Roth, Richard Daners, Laurent Ferrier, and De Bethune.
Konstantin Chaykin And Svend Andersen Joker Automaton dial side
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Konstantin Chaykin And Svend Andersen Joker Automaton: Haute Horlogerie Irreverence (On Video)

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Svend Andersen and Konstantin Chaykin are a couple of watchmakers that don't tend to follow the norms; two men that in some ways couldn't be more different, but in other ways are like two peas in a pod. The pair recently collaborated on a watch bringing the most irreverent side of each watchmaker together with the Automaton Joker. It certainly brought a smile to Joshua's face and will likely do the same for you.
Light, subject, composition, camera: Romain Gauthier Logical One as captured with the Hasselblad X1D
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Why I Bought It: Romain Gauthier Logical One (Archive)

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GaryG was sitting at his breakfast table on the morning of January 18, 2013, when during his morning scan of news he saw a photo of something breathtaking. It was Logical One by Romain Gauthier – a watch he immediately knew that he would own someday. He was captivated by the white gold version with frosted gold movement: this was “the one” for him.
Which one for you? Invention Pieces 2 and 1 by Greubel Forsey
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Mothers Of Invention: Behind The Lens With Invention Pieces 1 And 2 By Greubel Forsey

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GaryG was delighted to take possession of an Invention Piece 1 with its inclined double tourbillon, while a good friend of his replied in kind with a purchase of the quadruple-tourbillon Invention Piece 2. Ever since, he has been dying to get these two gorgeous monsters side by side in the light tent. And the time has finally come!
Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanium
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Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanium With DMLS 3D-Printed Titanium Case: Prediction Comes True (Archive)

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Imagine my surprise when, in one of my rare predictions about the future of 3D printing in watchmaking, I got one right: the Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanium says it all. It is (as far as I know) the first production watch to utilize 3D direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printing for the case construction. The case is made of titanium for extra lightness, but that's not the only, or even the main, reason for using DMLS titanium.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
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Our Predictions In The Challenge Category Of The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Genève: No Clear Consensus And Quite A Few Surprises

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The GPHG Challenge category is for watches retailing under 4,000 Swiss francs (approximately $4,000) and that makes not only for a very competitive category, it's also an entry for many to the world of fine watchmaking. Check out which watches our panel thought stood out this year.
Viceroy watch winder by Wolf
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Taking A Closer Look At The Wolf Viceroy Watch Winder (Spoiler Alert: Key Word Is "Enticing")

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George Cramer was so impressed by a photo of a Wolf watch winder in a magazine that within minutes he was browsing online through the company's complete collection of winders. He found the large number of watch winders and other watch-related products like cases impressive. So impressive that he asked to review one.
Armin Strom Manual Bahrain Pearl
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Armin Strom Manual Bahrain Pearl: When The World Is Your Oyster

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Armin Strom has commemorated a new retail partnership with Projekt8 in Manama, Bahrain, with a pearl of a watch.
Singer Reimagined Track 1 Hong Kong Edition
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Our Predictions For Best Chronograph At The 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: Our Panel Is Not Unanimous But A Clear Favorite Emerges

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The 6 pre-selected timepieces for the 2018 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève Chronograph category are: Czapek L’Heure Bleue, Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph, Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100, Singer Reimagined Singer Track 1 Hong Kong Edition, TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford, and Zenith Defy El Primero 21. We've selected our favorites here; which one do you like best?
Zenith Classic Defy with blue dial on the wrist
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5 Highlights From WatchTime New York To Fall For From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, RGM, Bremont, And Jaquet Droz

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An impressive range of 30 international luxury watch brands will welcome horological enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors to WatchTime New York on October 26 and 27, 2018. Held in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, WatchTime New York offers plenty of opportunity for enthusiasts and the curious alike to get in contact with brands and try on their watches. Sabine Zwettler highlights five watches to look out for at the fair.
Devon Tread 1G
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Wrist Watching: Shark Tank’s Daymond John And Kevin O’Leary Wearing Devon And (Customized) Rolex

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Season 10 of the hit U.S. television show 'Shark Tank' is currently filming, and a couple of its “sharks” have been spotted wearing some new timepieces: an interesting Devon Tread 1G and a customized Rolex Daytona.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic on the wrist
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT: The World On Your Wrist

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT is a watch designed to fill a need, specifically a need to have a Polaris model that focuses on travel as the main function. The home time dial allows for a true visual understanding of times in multiple places around the world. Joshua Munchow fills us in!
The author’s Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down in platinum with blue dial
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Why I Bought It: Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down (Archive)

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Is it possible to make a watch providing a novel and entertaining display of time that is wearable in a variety of settings and will be respected years from now? GaryG believes that he owns such a piece: the Upside Down made by independent watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard.
ETA 2892
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It’s A Date! Taking A Closer Look At The Most Popular Complication Of Them All: The Calendar

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Date windows on wristwatches can be a touchy subject. Many feel they are downright ugly and destroy the look of a good watch, while others swear by them as the most useful and affordable complication. Whatever camp you may be in, the date function can be the cause of considerable grief, particularly the rapid set mechanism.

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