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Bedat album
Hamilton album
Watches of Baselworld 2014
Michel Herbelin album
Ball album
Hublot album
Corum album
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F100
Sneak Peek, Baselworld 2014
Zenith Drops Acid
Luminox Atacama Field Series 1945, updated with orange
Breguet's Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel - Skeleton Dial
Hydro-Sub N-Pole: Official Watch of the Redl North Pole Expedition
Bell & Ross Blackbird
Sinn's 6099 Frankfurt Financial District Watch
The Chopard L.U.C. 1963
Certina DS Podium GMT
Grovana 1635.9 Quartz Chrono
On the wrist, the new Rolexes with 40mm Oyster monobloc cases
MB&F's Starfleet Machine
Officine Panerai launches the Panerai Guide to Classic Yachts, an English and Italian iPad/iPhone app available for free download from the Apple Store.
They’ve gone and done it, they've unleashed the Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon with the faces of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee done in laser-cut steel.
The Tesla Full Electric Powertrain is the first of its kind— to win in a category that has been dominated by micro-engines and hybrid powerplants.
Seven young artists have been named as protégés for the 2014-2015 cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
With its 919 Hybrid promising to be the most complex racing car ever built by the Stuttgart carmaker, Porsche faces myriad challenges as it returns to the top tier Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) class.
Rolex has been named as exclusive partner, securing the title of Official Timepiece, for the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
At Sotheby’s “Important Watches” auction held in Geneva last May 14, a vintage Luminor dating back to 1955 has fetched the equivalent of $478,000—the highest price ever for a Panerai, vintage or new.
Rolex, the leading luxury watchmaking brand, has revealed the two bespoke instruments it exclusively developed and manufactured for BLOODHOUND SSC, the supersonic car.
Vysk Communications launches the QS1 mobile phone scrambler.
Manila, 19Apr14--All six competitors in the IRC Racer 0 class--the fastest class--of the Rolex China Sea Race have finished.

Timepiece of Empire

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar The year is 2012, auspicious year of the Water Dragon, occasion of the first Olympics after the one in Beijing, and the year when China overtook the United States as the world’s top haute horlogerie market. This year, Blancpain presents the Traditional Chinese Calendar from its Villeret collection: the first wristwatch, the Manufacture asserts, to ever feature a Chinese calendar. It is a painstakingly crafted statement, honouring an ancient culture, and recognizing modern China’s place in the present.On first blush,

Linderhof: Enough Gold to Make You Pass Out

There are many castles in Germany, but Linderhof in the deep Bavarian south ranks among the most famous and is certainly a fascinating gem to visit.Linderhof was built by Ludwig II, the king of Bavaria from 1864 to his mysterious death by drowning in a mountain lake in 1886. He was also called the “fairy-tale king”, because for much of his life he personified a romantic figure that might have emerged from a distant, primeval mythology. Linderhof is the only one he was able to complete during his lifetime.It is patterned after French prototypes of the preceding century,

The MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2, from Geneva, in Geneva

Editor-in-Chief Carl Cunanan takes a stroll through old Geneva with the MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 perched proudly on his wrist. With him on loan from the MB&F showroom in Geneva, Carl felt compelled to document his fleeting moment with the LM2--short, but so very sweet.

Sartorial Sundials

The Navitron Steampunk Wrist Compass and Sundial Advertisements in gas-lit England would’ve labelled this a sunwatch, as made by sunwatchmakers with names composed of initials and notable surnames. Now the things have been fashioned into wearable sunwatches, wrist-sunwatches if you like, to attract steampunk aficionados with their off-beat tastes for improbable practicalities. I’ll admit that I’m one of them.But does it really work? It should, though not while being worn on the wrist.

Urwerk's Felix Baumgartner winds us up with vigorous cranking of the EMC

Urwerk founder Felix Baumgartner himself shows us how to crank a charge into the EMC's Maxon generator. If you thought he was winding the EMC's mechanical movement, the vigorousness of the cranking would be very unsettling.

Porsche introduces the Macan compact SUV

It’s new, smaller than its closest sibling, agile as a cat, and oh so powerful. The new Macan is Porsche’s first ever compact SUV--it’s flagship for a whole new class of vehicles. It’s not a matter of introducing a compact SUV to Porsche’s stable, but of putting a Porsche among compact SUVs. Bear with me, you’ll see.To start with, where the Macan S has an already impressive 3.0 litre V6 biturbo that hides 340bhp under the hood, the top-of-the-line Macan Turbo just can’t help declaring itself with a never-before-used 3.6 litre V6 biturbo that, with 400bhp of rated output,

Conquering Constants

THE SOUL OF A NEW MANUFACTURE There is an interesting constant at Baselworld. No pun intended, as it’ll be made clear. There is something I have seen since the very first time I attended that wonderful, chaotic horological meeting place almost a decade ago, and in spite of all the change and relative chaos of this year’s event I saw it again.The days before Baselworld opens, all the brands are putting the final touches on their booths. Everything from million-dollar watches to priceless antiques to vintage cars to chairs and drinking water is brought in. In the middle of all that,

Soldiers of Fortune

DELIGHTFUL DERIVATIVE The revolutionary Panerai P.2005 watch movement set a standard for diving watches, thanks to world-reknowned accuracy, a GMT function, manual winding and three spring barrels that accumulates enough energy to operate the watch for at least six days.One delightful derivative of this calibre (the movement of the watch) is the Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT 47 MM Titanium. This watch combines tradition, sports qualities and exclusivity,

Bred by America, Born for Britain, Blooded Over Manila

Bremont salutes the P-51 Mustang with a limited edition chronograph. An actual reliquary, the timepiece incorporates parts fashioned from the aluminum skin of a WWII veteran with a history that puts it in sorties above embattled Manila. In 2011, the award winning British brand Bremont introduced the Limited Edition Mustang P-51 watch—a salute to this phenomenal American-built fighter plane of World War II.From Bremont’s pre-release press statement (for the complete text and specifications,

Go Deep

Last September, Editor-in-Chief Carl Cunanan flew north to dive deep into waters off Hong Kong, without any life support. Carl was invited to join a handful of alumnos to be instructed by freedive record holder and Oris brand ambassador Carlos Coste. The experience was both an ordeal and a revelation. Diving deep into darker waters and mounting pressure, Carl had to awaken his body's latent adaptations for hoarding finite air while being crushed at depth. Here is his story. Part 1: So Deep It's Dark

ACHTUNG BABY! Italian bravura meets German engineering

References to the super Irish rock band aside, the first thing you notice about your average U-Boat watch is its diminutive size…all 50mm of it on the average model! Yes, your typical U-Boat timepiece is not for the weak of disposition: conservative types need not apply. Indeed, the alpha male types of Hollywood royalty grace several pages of the manufactures’ equally oversized brochures and press kits. In case you haven’t figured it out, U-Boat watches, just like their original submarine namesake, are bold, aggressive and oversized. One model, the FLIGHTDECK ECLIPSE, is so masculine,

In The Cold Rare Air

Christian Redl’s next challenge and the Edox Iceman II For a man, the irony of it will be excruciating, and for his timepiece, the extremes, mollifying. Extreme free diver Christian Redl who set the world record for diving under ice last year, now joins the Gokyo Project at Nepal’s Mount Everest National Park to challenge the glacial lakes of the Gokyo wetlands.On February 12, 2011, Redl dove 200 feet down into the frigid waters of Lake Weissensee in the Austrian Alps. The dive saw Redl descending at a rate of almost five feet per second and touching down after 42 seconds,