Orbital satellite indications

Targa-style open/close cover

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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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Penmaker to Blancpain

360° view of the rotating globe

Universal time display

Tourbillon 24 Seconds

Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 1 Alarm in platinum

Complete Overview Of The Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox Line (Archive)

In 2016, Richard Mille announced it was the new watch partner to carmaker Aston Martin, effectively taking over the spot that Jaeger-LeCoultre had occupied for 12 years. Which makes this a great time to review the sporty Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox line.

Jaeger-LeCoultre 2018 Polaris Date on the wrist
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Give Me Five! 5 Of The Best Value-For-Money Watches At SIHH 2018

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Watchmaking is an impressive art, and that art costs money. However, as the old saying goes, every rule has its exceptions. Here are Lukasz Doskocz's top five picks for best value for money at the 2018 SIHH.
Desktop Dufour Duality shot
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Why Philippe Dufour Matters: Luckily It’s Not A Secret (Archive)

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“I have no secrets as past watchmakers had. There are graveyards full of secrets and that’s enough.” –Philippe Dufour, 2014. Have you heard of Philippe Dufour? Chances are, if you have been collecting watches for any significant period of time, his name is well known to you. If not, let me enlighten you.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 with chocolate dial and complementary leather strap
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If Shoes Make The Man, Then The Strap Must Make The Watch: Watchmaking And Leather, A Love Story

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Today, many premium watch brands look for that certain “extra element” to get ahead of the competition, and one hot item now is straps. If it is true that shoes make the man, then the strap must make the watch. Here is a selection of interesting partnerships.
Breitling Chronoliner on mesh bracelet
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Milanaise Mesh Watch Bracelets: What's The Attraction?

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As a great many watch lovers know, straps and bracelets can make or break a watch. While many might find the “vintage” appearance of mesh too delicate for today’s watches – for me mesh remains one of the most beautiful ways to dress up a watch, whether new or old.
Kari Voutilainen 217 QRS in pink gold with light dial
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Kari Voutilainen 217QRS With Retrograde Date: Striving For Perfect Beauty

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While we usually try to avoid complication in our daily lives, complications are the icing on the proverbial cake in the world of high-end timepieces. And one of the most exquisite complications is the retrograde date, in particular when it's done by the perfectionist Kari Voutilainen.
Genovation GXE Electric Corvette Grand Sport Conversion
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Genovation GXE Electric Corvette Grand Sport Conversion: The Replacement For Displacement

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There’s no replacement for displacement: that’s the general mantra of American muscle car aficionados. However, the Genovation GXE is really a C6 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport with its 6.2-liter V8 replaced by two electric engines, providing the car with about 800 horsepower!
Tap to wake: Ressence Type 2 e-Crown
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Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept: The Right Combination At The Right Time (With Videos)

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The Ressence e-Crown Concept is what Joshua calls the first truly holistic approach to making an intelligent electromechanical watch, something that might actually bridge the gap between traditional horology and the desires of younger, tech-oriented generations.
A pre-owned Omega Speedmaster on the wrist (photo courtesy Bob’s Watches)
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How To Spot A Fake Omega Wristwatch (Archive)

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Omega, which was 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 advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.
Dial view: Carpe Diem Only Watch unique clock from Agenhor and HEAD Genève
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Why I Bought It: Carpe Diem “Only Watch” by Agenhor and HEAD Genève

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Autumn 2017 constituted the third consecutive year that I traveled to Geneva to partake of the excitement that is the November auction weekend, and this time around I had the good fortune to win the very first lot in that day’s auction: the Carpe Diem clock developed by Agenhor in collaboration with design school HEAD Genève. Here's why I bought it.
Omega timing bobsleigh start
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Omega And Olympic Sports Timing (Archive)

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Right now the world turns its collective eyes to what is perhaps the one event that, despite political and social issues, has the power to unite: the Olympic Games. And not only in our little world of ticks and tocks does the world take note that one of the main sponsors is the watch brand Omega. Here is a brief overview of how Omega timed the Games in 2014.
Hermès Carré H with gray and black dials
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DNA Approved: How Swiss Watch Brands Are Getting Back On Track

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What is the most precious element of any watch brand? Its manufacture? Its skilled employees? Its brand ambassadors? Its boutiques? Martin Green thinks that it's none of those, because the most important asset of a brand is its so-called DNA. Here he explains how brands better used their DNA at the 2018 SIHH.
Fitting Rolex balance wheel and Parachrom hairspring
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Is Silicon Here To Stay In (Rolex) Watch Movements?

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Hairsprings are miniscule. Generally no more than one centimeter in overall diameter when coiled, they are roughly 50 microns thick and 150 microns wide. Tiny they may be, but insignificant they are not. In fact, they are so significant that Rolex refers to them as “the guardians of time.” But what do silicon hairsprings bring to the table? Watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains why he went from skeptic to fan.
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs
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Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs: One Of The Finest Champagnes I Have Ever Enjoyed

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Perrier-Jouët’s famous flower-trimmed bottle, the exquisite Belle Epoque champagne, is one of the most recognizable and well-known wines on the planet. Far less encountered are others in the range, including Ros and Blanc de Blancs. Ken Gargett thinks that the 2002 Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs is one of the finest champagnes on the planet.
Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
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Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio: Good Things Do Come In Smaller Packages

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One of the big surprises for me at the 2018 SIHH was Panerai’s new releases of some – I guess I would call them – small watches. I’m not talking about delicate models under 35 millimeters in diameter when I say small, but a respectable 38 millimeters for the smallest model. Yes, you read that correctly.
Urwerk AMC (Atomic Mechanical Control) wristwatch slave movement
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Urwerk AMC: Atomic (Clock) Mechanical Control Is A 21st Century Version Of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s Sympathique Clocks But Much, Much Better (Geiger Counter Not Included)

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Here’s a prediction by Ian Skellern: the relatively nondescript AMC movement Urwerk presented at the 2018 SIHH will not only become one of the horological highlights of the year but will take its place among history’s most significant timepieces. Ever. That’s a bold statement, he knows. Especially when all we have at present from Urwerk is the slave watch movement. Here Ian explains why he thinks AMC is so significant.

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