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OMEGA Speedmaster Racing

There is something very satisfying about taking one of the world's most iconic functional sport watches and producing it with an all gold case and bracelet. The unique mixture communicates status as well as sensibility at the same time. In truth, there are many versions of the classic Omega Speedmaster and many of them are available in 18k gold. This is the newer Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph model that includes a few desirable features, including an in-house made Omega mechanical chronograph movement, as well as looks inspired by the original Speedmaster in a 41.5mm wide case. This version in gold comes in both 18k yellow and rose gold, and this ref. 331. model retails for a price of ,000.

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The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Ultra Slim is one of those ultra-slims that does work on the wrist. A combination of perfect proportions and design ensured that everyone who tried it on in my company at SIHH gave it universal praise. Despite the objections of some more vocal holdouts of the Giant Watches Are Better Brigade (I’m looking at you, Ariel*), 38mm, in my opinion, is the perfect size for a piece of this type. With its reserved dimensions, it fits comfortably under the cuff without completely disappearing, and fits nicely against the skin with its curved lugs and rounded case back.

Taking things one step further, the Richard Mille RM63-01 Dizzy Hands is allowing you to perhaps not just use time (or timekeeping, as it were), but rather to break it, at your own will. When you are ready to escape the inexorable marching forward of time, just depress the pusher and you are freed from knowing exactly how long you have been whiling away the hours – just be sure to turn your phone off as well. Once the excursion is done, the second press of the pusher activates the hammer at 3 o'clock, which puts the watch back to its regular timekeeping mode.

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With the Synopsis, however, we are looking at an offering that is much more in line with what we would expect to see from a blue-blooded manufacture like Zenith. The meaning of the word Synopsis is "a brief summary or general survey of something," and that something, in this case, is the famed El Primero movement. It has been said a million times before, but let us say it again: debuted in 1969, many consider the El Primero to be the first automatic chronograph wristwatch caliber. Zenith started working on its development in 1962, and therefore it took them seven years to develop this high-beat (36,000 beats per hour) monster of a movement – and this was at a time when no computer aided design (CAD) programs were available.

We again visit a watch store where the owners are deeply involved with running their business and serving their customers. In the north Dallas/Fort Worth suburb of Frisco, you will find Timeless Luxury Watches, which opened their doors in 2010. But Dan and Anna Broadfoot have been selling watches for 15 years, so they are able to put their years of experience to work for their customers in the "DFW" metropolitan area and beyond.
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Speaking of green, you will also notice a small window next to the crown with a luminous green strip. This was a bit of a curiosity, but it performs a fairly simple role. Basically, it is an indication of whether or not the iris has been closed over the movement. This is a nice addition to the design, allowing you to see at a glance if the protections is enabled, without having to take the watch off.

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The Dallas Cowboys limited edition watches will be sold exclusively in the Dallas market, both at Hublot’s Dallas boutique and a "newly minted pop-up location" in the Cowboys’ Owner’s Lounge at the AT&T Stadium. As always, Hublot adds some extra "heft" to the three limited edition watches with the expected (and arguably hugely successful) Hublot-way of marketing overkill, as the brand is now the naming rights partner of the VIP parking entrance of the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Hublot clocks will adorn the stadium walls and the HD displays above the field will feature a Hublot clock for the pre-game countdowns at all home games.

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I met George Bamford during one of his frequent trips to Los Angeles and checked out some famed Bamford Rolexes. He is uncommonly friendly with a reserved sense of British energy and enthusiasm for his work. An art and fashion lover, George grew up in a privileged household with a loving yet firm father who didn't want the family fortune to create a sense of entitlement and a mentally sedentary lifestyle for his children. George explains that he was "cut off" after college, because his father wanted him to begin a business and make a life for himself.  The Bamfords no doubt live a life of comfort and taste, but neither George nor his sister seem to have the mentality that personal business success isn't important to their futures – quite the opposite, actually.

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There are some people who might not understand the concept of a three axis tourbillon, so allow me to explain a bit. Of course, the best understanding will come from viewing the video. First of all, we are not talking about three different tourbillons. There are some watches (such as from Roger Dubuis and Greubel Forsey) that have multiple tourbillons. Rather, we are talking about a single tourbillon that rotates on three axis points - versus one axis point.

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Next, we visit the workshops of a little known brand called Julien Coudray 1518 and find out why they are one of the few true blue-blooded manufactures in the business. We also take the time to talk to legendary director James Cameron about his relationship with Rolex and his thoughts about the recently released Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue dial watch. Finally, we examine some of the pitfalls a watch owner might face when it is time for his watch to be serviced, and also learn how to spot a fake vintage Rolex dial.

The stainless steel case is 40 millimeters wide, is water resistant to 50 meters, and features more unusual – and perhaps historically more accurate – wire lugs that are just 18 millimeters wide. Visible through the sapphire window at the back of the case is a Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic movement with hand-winding, hacking and date functions. The 9015 is generally regarded as the higher-end alternative among Miyota movements, with its inferior counterparts doing away with the hacking function and offering less timekeeping accuracy.

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It therefore made sense to have some of the movement's components exposed on the front of the watch, animating it with a free-sprung balance wheel running at 4 Hz and its escapement. While there are no lavishly decorated bridges or gear trains running across the dial, the front still looks complicated in a way that implies there is something hidden inside – which, with the Speedmeter, is literally the case here.

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