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Hublot brand lore lovers will find it interesting that Jean-Claude Biver's child actually runs Hublot China. Loic Biver, one of Mr. Biver's children, headed the Beijing event. The limited edition watch may or may not come with a high-end bottle of Johnnie Walker. In fact, if it does not, I think some people are going to be upset. The limited edition timepiece is based on the Big Bang Aero, and features the Johnnie Walker logo on the face, as well as more retro "John Walker & Sons" motif on the rear of the watch.

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What does that bill-of-materials tell you?  That there's a lot of care (and value) placed into the creation of the movement components - as well as the fact that the watch itself is going to be firmly in luxury territory when it comes to pricing (then again, you probably already knew that).  Existing gold versions go for 5,000, and this platinum variant is going to come in at just a hair under 0,000 (retail is CHF 545,000, exclusive of tax).  While the piece itself is not limited edition, it is limited in the number of pieces that Gruebel Forsey will actually be able to create each year, with general availability (such as it is) occurring by February 2014.

Even though Xia Hang prefers steel, Mr. Up/Mr. Down is rendered in polished aluminum. As a power reserve indicator it works very similarly to that on the standard LM1 watch (hands-on here) that also debuted in 2011. As you know, the LM1 was an almost shocking departure from what MB&F was accustomed to producing, as it was a traditional versus modern or futuristic style timepiece. Nevertheless, it proved to be a major success - and it is easy to see why, given the inherent beauty and design of the watch. At its heart, the LM1 is a traditionally conceived mechanical watch designed by Jean-Francois Mojon with each movement finished by the workshop of Kari Voutilainen.

The primary cause of all this delay has likely been the combination of the Sistem51's bold new construction and the unprecedented, 100% automated manufacturing process behind it. These challenges made it difficult for Swatch to increase its production output, forcing them to restrict the new model's availability to Switzerland and a few other select locations around Europe.

This is not to suggest that the brands don’t value editorial coverage; quite the opposite in fact! Throughout the rest of the year we are given tremendous access and personalized attention, which we of course take advantage of to get you the best coverage possible. But during the show, the priorities are clear: getting the product in front of their best customers, the major chain and independent retailers worldwide. As a result, this was an interesting opportunity for me, both as an enthusiast and as writer to see how the “other” side operates. As some of you may know, I also run a small online boutique for vintage timepieces – but at SIHH I was able to meet some of the “big names” in luxury timepiece retail and get a glimpse as to how the big players organize and operate. And in true luxury-industry fashion, editors and retailers shared in the pomp and circumstance of the entire operation.

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Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph Manufacture Watch Hands-On

BG: Yes, this is one of the watches I cherish and that I will keep forever. Today, with a deeper knowledge of the product, my dream watch is a Patek Nautilus. I think that this is the ultimate watch one can dream of - on top of a JEANRICHARD Terrascope, of course!

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Watch Shootout: IWC Ingenieur 40mm 3239 vs. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 8500

Finally, the movement, the heart and soul of the watch, was voted on from these two movements:

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For early 2014, Girard-Perregaux finally debuts the Chrono Hawk in steel on a bracelet. The design strongly hearkens back to the Laureato collection of watches from Girard-Perregaux that helped inspired the Chrono and Sea Hawk timepieces. Though, these modern watches are much larger at 44mm wide with wide lugs. The Chrono Hawk, with its long lugs always "wore large" and Girard-Perregaux promised an upgrade to the strap to allow it to wrap around one's wrist more comfortably. It is entirely possible that this issue has been addressed in the bracelet here assuming there is enough movement in the first link connected to the lugs.

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The epicenter of Rolex's automation prowess is the master supply room. Massive columns of parts are attended to by robotic servants that store and retrieve trays with parts or complete watches. A watchmaker needing parts must simply place an order with the system, and it is delivered on a series of conveyer systems to them in about 6-8 minutes.

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But is all that really necessary? Surely not. While fine materials are indispensable in the case of any luxury product, when you aspire to sell something to a watch enthusiast you have to do a lot more than merely use expensive materials. You have to change your approach to quality in order to consistently achieve it even at the level of the smallest of details. Chances are that someone who loves watches is fond of mechanics, craftsmanship and perhaps even perfection itself - and someone who collects fine watches is used to seeing all that on the level of micro-mechanics. So when you are manufacturing something that easily weighs more than a thousand pounds, you clearly have a lot of space to work with and so you are expected to deliver. Apparently the people at Buben & Zorweg know this, and so they equipped the Magnum with a set of features so as to make it a bit more user-friendly... and less boring to someone who is treated to some of the finest mechanical timepieces.

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It is 2014 and guess what, the people making smartwatches are about ready for them to become mainstream. MetaWatch is going down that road with a new line of "real people friendly" smartwatches known simply as the "Meta." The real question is whether mainstream consumers are ready for it too. 2013 was the year the smartwatch made headlines. We saw the ultra indie success of watches like the Pebble, and the big boys make a serious entrance into the smartwatch market with the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony Smartwatch 2. If 2013 was the year the public became aware of the smartwatch, will 2014 be the year the public actually wants to wear them?

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The situation was similar with the 1956 Rolex Milgauss– a timepiece they produced in collaboration with the CERN laboratory in Switzerland. The physicists there wanted a magnetically shielded watch that was not susceptible to the magnetic fields created around their particle accelerators. So Rolex created a timepiece for scientists with the Milgauss that was resistant to 1,000 Gauss because of a soft iron core that shielded the movement. For this watch, Rolex wanted something a bit more genteel, yet still a professional watch. The Milgauss more or less had the existing Oyster case, but the dial was inspired by the original Rolex Oyster Perpetual models with a lightning bolt seconds hand.

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I do say, I don't believe we've published an article showing off the graceful beauty of the Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Double Spiral Tourbillon watch in over two years. How simply rude of us. One of my favorite high-end beauties, this masterpiece of classic watch design should be on your short list if you are looking for the ultimate dress watch. The watch started out as the Galet Classic Double Spiral Tourbillon, but then they apparently changed the name to "Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Balance Spring." What is the difference? Nothing except that perhaps "double balance spring" has a more direct meaning than "double spiral."

When we think about Rolex, we think about sport models like Submariner, or dress models like the Datejust and Day-Date, but it's important to remember that Rolex has a range of luxury dress watches in its Cellini collection.

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As I mentioned above, the three-hand Seastar 1000 is finally a timepiece I'd like to personally wear. Before, it was a nice watch to recommend, but with the new features and design elements it has become a handsome and comfortable weekend watch that won't break the bank. Prices for the Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 dive watch are 5 for the ref T066.407.17.057.02 in black on a strap, 5 for the ref. T066.407.17.057.03 in black with the red bezel on a strap, and 5 for the ref. T066.407.11.047.02 in blue on a bracelet. tissotshop.com

Sotheby’s Reveals Important Watches For May, 2014 Auction

Sotheby’s Reveals Important Watches For May, 2014 Auction

You see, the benefit of the Precisionist family of movements is three-fold. These quartz movements have a sweeping seconds hand just like mechanical watch and also feature far greater accuracy than traditional quartz movements. Most of the quartz movements you'll find in watches are accurate to about 15 seconds a month. With a three-pronged versus two-pronged quartz crystal inside, the Precisionist movement operates at an amazingly fast frequency of 262.144 kHz (kilohertz). That means these Precisionist watches are accurate to just a few seconds each year.

EL: This grail is for me the perfect representation of the connection between astronomy and watch making. This is the material match between space and watch making savoir-faire.

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