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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

A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds: Jump For Joy

According to Joshua Munchow the sleeper of horological complications is the dead seconds, or jumping seconds, function. And, according to him, no one does it better than A. Lange & Söhne as evidenced by the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds model. Follow him on a deep dive of this unusual watch right here.

Harry Winston Opus V on the wrist

Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk, Harry Winston, And The Opus V: Where On Earth Did That Come From? - Reprise

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Blast from the past! This post is a "reprint" of an article Ian wrote that was first published on The PuristS in 2005 and it covers Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk, the Harry Winston Rare Timepieces Opus V, the Urwerk 103.03, plus an Urwerk 103.03 user review. Enjoy!
Attractive and robust: Rolex GMT Master II BLNR

Great Rolex Experiment With The GMT-Master II Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Crown - Reprise

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GaryG once wrote on Quill & Pad about his relationship with the world’s greatest mass luxury brand in 'Why I’ve Never Owned a Rolex – And Why I Might Yet.' Well, to know him is to know that if he says he “might yet” buy something it’s likely only a matter of time. So, too, with this Rolex: the GMT Master II BLNR “Batman” with black-and-blue bezel.

Zenith Follows A New Star For Women With The Defy Midnight And Elite Classic Collections

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Dedicated ladies’ watches are a relatively surprising turn of direction for Zenith, which has primarily concentrated on men’s watches up to now. Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at the fresh new feminine additions of the Zenith Defy Midnight And Elite Classic collections for 2020.
Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique

Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique: A Brand Aesthetic Retrospective In One Wristwatch - Reprise

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The awesome Greubel Forsey Art Piece Edition Historique is a true coalescence of a decade and a half of horological exploration into something stunningly simple and complicated all at once. Joshua Munchow explains why.
Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar Montre École on the wrist

Annual Calendars Are Goldilocks Complications: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right - Reprise

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When perpetual calendars are too complicated but a simple calendar just doesn't cut it anymore because nearly half the months have less than 31 days, it's five adjusts a year too many for some. But don’t fret, there is a middle ground between the most basic calendar watches and complex perpetual calendars. The annual calendar automatically adjusts for each month with 30 or 31 days, meaning just one adjust for the owner in February. Here's a brief history of the complication.

Michel Perchin Timepiece #1: From Pens To Watches, Elegance Reigns

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For the Michel Perchin Model #1, designer and brand owner Patrick Pinkston works with a well-versed goldsmith workshop in the United Kingdom that he describes as “literally fabricating one case at a time.” There, each 36 x 55 mm white gold case is hand-finished and engraved. What else makes this independently crafted timepiece notable? Nancy Olson has the full story.

Breguet Classique Dame Ref. 9065 Features Tahitian Mother-Of-Pearl Dial And More Than A Touch Of Romance

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Breguet launches the Classique Dame Reference 9065 in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the season of love, but rest assured this watch is the right choice any time. Martin Green thinks that's largely due to the Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial, but there's much more to this colorful delight as he explains here.

Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Whisky, Cask #3510: A 50-Year-Old Treasure From 1965

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Nothing happens quickly in the whisky industry, but Ken Gargett thinks that the future is looking bright for Glenglassaugh and it should take its place among the elite producers. And then there's that superlative malt from 1965 that Ken recommends "to be sipped on bended knee."

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10: Now With Even More Big Bang Spirit (And More Wearable Size)

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There is something about tonneau-shaped watch cases that Martin Green finds instantly appealing. So it's no surprise that he fell for the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 upon its introduction at the 2020 LVMH Watch Week. Or is it?

Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force: Looking Behind The Fresh, Funky Face (Video)

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Armin Strom’s Gravity Equal Force, first seen at Dubai Watch Week 2019, is a brand-new watch that seeks to innovate with the help of historical inspiration and a healthy dose of research and development. Here The Watches TV goes behind the scenes to find out more about its innovative mechanics and modern good looks.
Close up look at the Hermès Arceau L’Heure De La Lune with aventurin dial

A Deep Dive Into The Award-Winning Hermès Arceau L'Heure De La Lune

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One of Joshua Munchow's favorite watches from 2019, winning the Calendar and Astronomy prize at the 2019 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, was the Hermès Arceau L'Heure de la Lune. Not only is it a stunning double moon phase watch with wandering dials, but also features an incredible module designed by Jean-François Mojon and his team at Chronode. Take a deep drive into it here with Joshua.
All gold on earth came from outer space

All Gold On Earth Came From A Big Bang (Not That One) In Outer Space - Reprise

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The most common choice for classic dress watches has to be gold, but have you ever wondered where that gold originally came from? And by "originally" Ian Skellern isn't referring to a gold mine on earth but the original source of the gold before it even arrived on our planet. Spoiler alert: it involves an explosion, a very big explosion!
@kristinabazan as a social media influencer for Piaget

“Influencer”: The Most Overrated Word In Watchmaking? - Reprise

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Influencers have been around for as long as humankind exists, but where in previous centuries this power was mostly in the hands of nobility, priests, elected officials, or successful entrepreneurs, it is now wielded by teenagers with a camera and an Instagram account.

Collector Conversations: Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ Kevin O’Leary, Reveals Watch Collecting Philosophy To GaryG

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It’s still all about the people! Nothing makes GaryG happier than getting together and talking watches. At the F.P. Journe New York Boutique anniversary dinner late 2019, he had the pleasure of chatting with entrepreneur, television personality, and enthusiast watch collector Kevin O’Leary. Here he comes back to him with specific questions and gets the answers!
Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small: Transforming The Traditional Into The Modern - Reprise

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Vacheron Constantin has been producing timepieces uninterruptedly since 1755, and it often draws on that heritage for the models in the Historiques collection. A great example is 2017's Historiques American 1921 Small Model, a terrific unisex wristwatch.

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