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Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Tachydate

MontBlanc Villeret Vintage tachydate

Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Tachydate

The Montblanc Vintage Tachydate is part of the Collection Villeret 1858 collection.

This elegant new timepiece is the first chronograph+date display in the collection and features a new in-house caliber developed specifically for the watch.

The double-ring tachy scale is elegantly laid-out on the dial and the date on this Montblanc is shown via a small sub-dial at 6 o’clock.
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Hublot’s Magic Gold Timepiece

hublot magic gold

Hublot is launching the first ever timepiece that has a scratch-resistant gold case. Called the Hublot Magic Gold, the watches will be presented at BaselWorld 2012.

Hublot gold has a hardness rating of almost 1000 Vickers (most hardened steels are up to 600 Vickers).

This makes Hublot the hardest in the world, and by some margin it can only really be “scratched” by a diamond.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

Hublot X Ferrari

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

Swiss luxury watchmaking brand Hublot announced at the Guangzhou International Auto Show that the brand has become the watchmaking partner of Ferrari.

Hublot took this occasion to unveil the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari; the first Hublot timepiece made with its partner.

There will only be 20 of the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari timepieces available, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the automaker’s presence in China.
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hd3 slyde watch

HD3 Slyde Touchscreen Watch

hd3 slyde watch

Designed by Jorg Hysek, the Slyde HD3 is a luxury watch with a high-definition touch-screen that moves vertically and horizontally.

By simply sliding across the watch screen, the user can generate an unlimited variety of timepieces on the wrist – corresponding to any event, desire, or particular moment.

Creating a range of different watches within a single timepiece, is made possible by a range of top-quality virtual modules, all linked exclusively to the concept of time.
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LV tambour minute repeater

Louis Vuitton Tambour Minute Repeater

LV tambour minute repeater

Louis Vuitton continues to develop its iconic “Tambour” design with the addition of this new ultra high-end model, the Tambour Minute Repeater.

The timepiece comes in a 44mm white/pink/yellow gold case (your choice), manual wind mechanical Louis Vuitton Caliber 178, and smoked sapphire crystal displays.

To catch up with the hottest fashion trend, the Louis Vuitton watch is endowed with a smoked skeletonized dial.
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Maxmilian Busser and Friends Legacy Machine 1 Watch

MB&F Legacy Machine No 1

Maxmilian Busser and Friends Legacy Machine 1 Watch

Maximilian Busser and Friends (MB&F), an independent watchmaker known for its extreme designs, has taken the wraps off its new Legacy Machine 1 watch.

Jean-Francois Mojon developed the design of the model’s movement, while Kari Voutilainen took care of its impeccable finishing.

The Legacy Machine No 1 is based on the idea of what if MB&F designed a watch not in 2011, but 1911. The end result is a watch that is traditional in shape.

Beating inside the new MB&F watch is a hand-wound three-dimensional movement. It supplies a 45-hour power reserve.
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Mikrotimer Flying 1000

TAG Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept

Mikrotimer Flying 1000

The Mikrotimer Flying 1000 Concept is the latest TAG Heuer first: the only mechanical chronograph to measure and display the 1/1,000th of a second.

Its oscillating system vibrates at 3,600,000 beats per hour, 125 times faster most existing chronographs and 300 times faster than a human blink.

As you can see in the video embedded below, when operating as a stopwatch the sweep hand is moving so fast you can barely see it in motion.
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PATEK PHILIPPE Ref 3939

Only Watch Auction Collects $6 million for Charity

PATEK PHILIPPE Ref 3939

The fourth edition with the biennial Only Watch charity auction, held Friday in the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, raised more than €4.5 million ($6 million).

Exclusive timepieces by famous and less famous watch manufacturers are being auctioned off for the benefit of researching Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Complete sale results and a reminder of the models are available after the jump.
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ONLY WATCH Auction Preview

All 40 watches to be auctioned at Only Watch 2011

ONLY WATCH Auction Preview

Only Watch 2011 is just around the corner and here is the video featuring all 40 watches to be auctioned at Only Watch.

For this fourth edition of the world renowned charity watch auction, the world’s most prestigious watchmakers have each created a unique timepiece.

The unique timepieces will be sold by auction house Antiquorum on September 23rd in the Principality of Monaco
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Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco

Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”

Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco

VIP guests from around the world came together in Monaco on September 8th to celebrate the launch of the Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”.

Montblanc pays tribute to Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco and her artistic legacy with their new collection.

The Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco” is consisting of three one-of-a-kind fine jewellery sets, timepieces and writing instruments.
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Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watches colours

Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watches

Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watches colours

Just a few months ago Romain Jerome announced a licensing deal authorizing the manufacture of a Space Invaders-themed timepieces–and now they have arrived!

In a nod to 1980’s pop culture, Romain Jerome has introduced two 78-piece limited edition watches featuring the iconic Space Invaders characters on the dial.

Taito Corp. created Space Invaders in 1978 and is also known as the developer of Arkanoid, another popular favorite video game from these times.
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Nine Watches By Voila

#Nine Watches By Voila

Nine Watches By Voila

House of VOILA has released their Collection #9. The watch incorporates several elements of Chinese Feng Shui bringing positive energy into the timepiece.

the #NINE Collection by Voila features a figure eight design with two harmoniously balanced watch faces.

Voila has designed the #NINE Collection to feature local time on its upper face, while the lower face is intended for a global time of the wearer’s choice.
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Hublot La Cle Du Temps watch

Hublot La Clé Du Temps Watch

Hublot La Cle Du Temps watch

Hublot has recently unveiled a new version of the La Clef du Temps watch, called “La Clé Du Temps” that is different from any other watch the brand has created before.

The name La Clé Du Temps translates to English as “the key of time”, chosen for this watch due to a special set of functionality.

Upon the owner’s command, time will slow down or speed up as displayed on the watch, ready to revert to the proper time as needed.
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JLC Memovox Tribute

Jaeger LeCoultre – Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea

JLC Memovox Tribute

The Memovox Deep Sea, the first Jaeger-LeCoultre diver’s watch, represents a milestone instrument in the history of the brand.

Following the success of of the re-editions of the Memovox Tribute to Polaris 1965 and the Memovox Tribute to Polaris 1968 unveiled in 2008, Jaeger-LeCoultre has now recreated the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea.

The 1959 model was created in two variations – one aimed at European sports fans and the other at American divers.
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CTK06

New luxury watches brand, The Chinese Timekeeper

CTK06

The Chinese Timekeeper (CTK), a new luxury watch brand, has launched its first collection of exclusive mechanical timepieces.

The Hong Kong luxury house carries on China’s fine watchmaking tradition with its unconventional timepieces crafted in China.

CTK draws inspiration from the ancient scholar Su Song’s work. Su Song was a renowned Chinese astronomer of the Song Dynasty.
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baume et mercier capeland chronograph red gold automatic watch

Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

baume et mercier capeland chronograph red gold automatic watch

The new Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph watch is a modern re-interpretation of the classic monopusher produced by the brand in 1948.

The 42mm red gold or stainless steel case surrounds the intricately detailed dial that contributes to the Capeland’s distinguished presence.

The blue (or gold) “Breguet-style” hands, dark brown (or black) alligator strap and sapphire-crystal display back add to the overall aesthetic.
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Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin

Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra Thin

Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin

The new 2011 Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Ultra-Thin automatic watch holds the title of the thinnest self-winding timepiece with a tourbillon escapement.

The luxury watch is presented in a signature 46.5 mm wide and 10.4 mm thin cushion-shaped case made either of 18-carat rose or white gold.

You’ll have a chance to look at the whole line of watches this month at the Salon Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch

The new Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch draws its inspirations from Ralph Lauren’s antique car, the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe.

The watch’s aesthetics combine the luxurious wood finish of the Bugatti with a matte black dial, all of which are reminiscent of the car’s interior.

Arabic numerals for increased legibility, arrow-shaped hour and minute hands, as well as an elm burl frame, are all among the highlights of the new product.

The Ralph Lauren Sporting watch is powered by a manual-winding mechanical movement, caliber RL98295, made by IWC, featuring a power reserve of 45 hours.

This timepiece features a sapphire crystal case back, revealing the movement’s Côtes de Genève and Perlage finish work on the plate.

The new Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch carries a price tag of $13,200. Autoevolution

Ralph Lauren Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe

Five Weeks In a Balloon Van Cleef and Arpels

Five Weeks In a Balloon by Van Cleef and Arpels

Five Weeks In a Balloon Van Cleef and Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels is going to unveil a new timepiece inspired by Les Voyages Extraordinaires, a famous novel written by Jules Verne.

Called the “Five Weeks In a Balloon”, this new piece from the French exquisite jewellery and watchmaker debuts at the SIHH 2011 in Geneva.

The eye-paralyzing dial is embellished with champleve enamel and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It demonstrates a hot-air balloon flowing into the air of Zanzibar.
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Become a Baume & Mercier Very Special Reporter

Baume & Mercier is currently holding a competition via its Facebook page to give its fans a rare chance to attend the prestigious Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, Switzerland.

“This is a gift to our fans at the occasion of Baume & Mercier’s 180th anniversary. We couldn’t celebrate it without them,” said CEO Alain Zimmermann.

Two lucky contestants will be chosen as Baume & Mercier’s “very special reporters” to cover the industry professionals-only SIHH trade show this January.
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