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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

bgblack-2000

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

Guests enjoying the garden at Grovely House

Luxurious Wining, Dining, And Sleeping — Glamping, Anyone? — In Southeast Queensland, Australia

Queensland is a mecca for tourists from around the world. The Great Barrier Reef and its islands, the Gold Coast, northern rainforests, endless beaches, and outback all draw millions of visitors each year. Queensland also makes wine, and although production is small there are some tasty bottles and luxurious places to stay, including a round of glamping like you’ve never seen.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph High Jewellery in white gold
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Hublot's Dashing Diamonds: Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph High Jewellery

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At Baselworld 2018, Martin Green unexpectedly came face to face with the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph High Jewellery: this was a timepiece he had been totally unaware of at the time, but one he will never forget. Find out why!
Sylvester Stallone wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 5980R
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Wrist Watching: Sylvester Stallone Rocks Patek Philippe Reference 5980 In London

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Sylvester Stallone was in London in early July 2018 for his Experience with Sylvester Stallone event held at the London Palladium. The special watch he wore to the event was a Patek Philippe Nautilus chronograph Reference 5980/1R-001 in pink gold.
Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon
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Angelus U50 Diver Flying Tourbillon: A Logical Mashup

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The story of the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon is still being written, but given a chance, Joshua Munchow thinks that it may be a story that holds with watch lovers.
Blasting off: composite photo posted online by a Harry Winston Opus 3 owner
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Sex Sells – But What, For Whom, And To Whom? (Archive)

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When someone says “I’m no prude,” it is pretty easy to imagine what typically comes next: a prudish commentary on some aspect of modern society or youth culture. I like sex. There we go! To the point and leaves no doubt as to intent, I’d say. That said, I typically try to keep my interests in sex and watches somewhat distinct. But does the watch industry at large?
Object of desire: Contemporaine Phase de Lune/Jour by Vianney Halter (photo courtesy Horlogerie-Suisse.com)
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How Not to Buy a Watch: My Misadventure

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In 2006 GaryG spotted two objects of desire at a California dealer: Vianney Halter's dramatic Antiqua and Contemporaine timepieces. They were out of his reach, but in 2007 he found a Contemporaine in white gold offered at a price that was about one-third its original retail value on eBay. What could possibly go wrong?
DR01 Twelve First Blue by Dominique Renaud
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Dominique Renaud: A Horological Grand Master Then And Now (Archive)

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Dominique Renaud began working at Audemars Piguet in 1980. He received his watchmaker education in Besançon, though his family originally hailed from the Vallée de Joux. Renaud and Guilo Papi, both employed by Audemars Piguet at the time, struck out on their own, founding Renaud & Papi SA in 1986 to explore other avenues of high complication. They did that and so much more!
Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
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The Sense And Non-Sense Of Watches In Movies Starring Cartier, Seiko, Bremont, Omega, And More (Archive)

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There was a time when viewers didn't consciously pay that much attention to what kind of wristwatches movie characters wore. This often meant that actors wore their personal watches on set, sometimes even when it didn't suit the movie. Today placing a wristwatch in a big film is big business, which also changes the types of timepieces characters now wear.
Penfolds Lot 1990 Pot Distilled Single Batch Brandy neat
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Penfolds Special Bottlings: Spirited Wines, Distilled Single Batch Brandy, And A Fortified

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The invitation to a “secret tasting” with James Godfrey was not one Ken Gargett would ever decline. What Godfrey doesn’t know about fortifieds is not worth knowing, and those he has not tasted are probably not worth tasting. Here's what Ken learned . . .
Frank Lampard at a Derby County versus Notts County game wearing a Patek Philippe
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Wrist Watching: FC Derby Manager Frank Lampard Wearing Two Different Patek Philippe Wristwatches

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Frank Lampard, who enjoyed an illustrious career at Chelsea FC in the English Premier League, loves his watches and has been regularly spotted wearing timepieces by Rolex, Richard Mille, and Patek Philippe. He is now the manager of Derby County. What watch has he been wearing there since the 2018 season got underway?
Daniel Craig as James Bond wearing an Omega Seamaster in Casino Royale
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Commemorating 56 Years Of Bond, James Bond: A Complete Rundown Of Watches Worn On Screen By The World’s Most Famous Fictional Spy

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The ultra-successful James Bond film franchise celebrated 55 years of existence in 2017 – 'Dr. No' appeared in theaters in 1962 – and with it a host of luxury items used in the world-famous film series, including wristwatches. Bond’s love affair with timepieces began with Sean Connery, who wore a Q-modified, gadget-containing Rolex Submariner in 'Dr. No' even though his creator, author Ian Fleming, personally wore the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer. A multitude of watch models have come since . . . find out what they are right here!
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H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Flying Hours: Great Expectations Just Got Greater (Star Wheels Tend To Do That)

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H. Moser & Cie has launched watches intended to take a jab at the watch industry in one way or the other for three SIHH fairs straight. Here Joshua explains why he thinks that the new Moser Endeavour Flying Hours is so good (hint: star wheel), seen in retrospect following those three funky creations.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Reverso 1931
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Why I Bought It: Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Reverso 1931 (Archive)

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Over the twenty-odd years GaryG been buying “serious” watches, he has purchased more pieces bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name than any other. By far. Within the Jaeger-LeCoultre pantheon, one watch subgroup stands out: the Reverso. He and his wife have bought a total of seven Reverso models. Given that, why add another? In this instance, the Reverso Tribute to 1931?
Van Cleef & Arpels Marguerite secret watch closed and open
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5 Flower Watches By Van Cleef & Arpels: Just How Realistically Designed Are They Compared To Their Botanical Muses?

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Elizabeth takes a look at five of Van Cleef & Arpels’s artful SIHH 2018 introductions from the Le Jardin (“Garden”) collection and compares them to their namesake blooms.
Two great decimal repeaters: the Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece 8 (left) and the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
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Sounding Off: A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater vs. Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece 8 (Archive)

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Here Gary, Elizabeth, and Ian compare and discuss six areas of the Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece 8 and A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, two rare and very technical timepieces. And there's a video so you can see and hear both decimal repeaters to make your own comparison.
TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Forged Carbon Bamford Edition
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TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Forged Carbon Bamford Edition: LVMH & Bamford, A Match Made In Heaven Or . . . ?

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Martin Green has a confession: he has never understood why somebody would buy a watch from an esteemed brand and then have it “customized.” However, when it comes to companies customizing watches, the Bamford Watch Department is in a league of its own. How and why did LVMH join forces with it? And how does Martin feel about this team-up?

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