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Present Day 1963 Heuer Carrera
Baselworld Oceanus
Formula 1 David Guetta
Titanium Gravitymaster
Calibre 01
Mudmaster
Carbon Monaco
Victorinox at Baselworld 2015
TAG Heuer Formula 1 McLaren
Hublot - Ferrari Speciale
MB&F's Melchior
TAG Heuer at Baselworld 2015
Carl F. Bucherer at Baselworld 2015
Rolex Ladies' Perpetual
New Rolex Day Dates
Charriol at Baselworld 2015
Omega Globemaster
Omega PloProf
Ball at Baselworld 2015
Omega Side of the Moon Speedmasters
The concept watch by Hamilton given by Cooper to Murph in Interstellar.
A passing view of the pavilions in the all-important Main Hall at Baselworld.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of their trademark collection, IWC re-introduces a little known version of the original Portugieser.
This week, from Monday January 19th to Friday the 23rd, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) will be held in Geneva for its 25th year.
“Add water,” was the shocking instruction from, Chivas Brothers’ international brand ambassador to the Asia-Pacific,
Five inspiring individuals honored as Young Laureates of Rolex Awards at London’s Royal Society
Second-seed Roger Federer withdraws from Final Showdown at ATP World Tour Finals, yielding walk-on victory to top-seed Novak Djokovic.
Happening on Sunday, November 16: the showdown round of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Stadium, London. Rolex brings Calibre over for on-the-scene coverage.
On the eve of the October 29 launch of the OPPO N3, there comes the eleventh hour nugget, the news that OPPO will be launching not just one model but two.

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.

Kobe Goes to China

A black-themed party was held at the Hublot boutique on Nanjing West Road, Shanghai. The event presented the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph watch, and was attended by none other than NBA legend Kobe Bryant.As the newest brand ambassador of Hublot, Kobe Bryant’s signature timepiece—the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph—was first launched in Los Angeles. The collection is limited to only 250 pieces worldwide. On August 7, 2013, the basketball superstar attended the event at Shanghai, much to the delight of the local NBA fans. There,

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,

Saddle the fastest horses: The Ferrari by Panerai Limited Edition 8 Days GMT

This particular timepiece generates mixed emotions not just to its owner but also to many that happen to have the opportunity to study it up close. It’s a beautiful albeit very simply designed instrument. Its craftsmanship and outright appearance are not what stimulates the undefined ratings of the watch. The primary source of the conundrum is the relatively new association with the mighty Ferrari brand.Certainly we regard the partnership to be more appropriate as both brands are Italian, but since 1992 until the seemingly abrupt cessation in 2003,

A drum, a drum! MacBeth doth come

Your name — as a dot com domain — is something best acquired before making a name for yourself, before it gets heralded by drum-rolls. On August 21, 2004, Mark woke up his laptop and set out to buy his name, his complete name, on the Internet. It was a typical Saturday for Mark, typical enough in the life of an upstart start-up where weekdays of meetings and programming blur into weekends of even more free-flowing meetings and intoxicating programming. But this particular Saturday was near the end of a whirlwind year’s summer,

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,

The magnificent Breguet and his … Flying Machine?

The Breguet Type XX isn’t what most budding enthusiasts would consider typical of the storied name’s offerings. It doesn’t have many of the popular innovations and details of worksmanship you come to expect from the watchmaking company.The casework is simple, though it does carry the fluting on the side. The dial shows none of the legendary detailwork expertise for which Breguet has become known and popular, especially if you choose the unique carbon fiber dial that comes with the titanium case. You have no guillochage, no “secret number,” no signature.

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,

Czar of a Russian Chronometer

When one conjures up Russian creations, we tend to bring up familiar names like Igor Sikorsky (Sikorsky helicopters), Mikhail Koshkin (chief designer of T-34 Russian tanks) and Alexei Tupolev (designer of the Tupolev Tu-144 and the Boran space shuttle). With watch enthusiasts, Poljot is a brand that comes to mind as the company was the earliest watchmaking company formed in the Soviet federation.The Russian watch industry during the Czar Russia was focused on the assembly of imported movements mainly from Germany and Switzerland,

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.

Pagani Zonda F Chrono

Horacio Pagani has up and done it again. As if he wasn’t busy enough with building his Zonda supercars, he is opening a new facility half a block away from his headquarters in Modena. The new facility is three times larger with carbon fiber ovens consequently three times the size they are now, it will help speed up the production line immensely along with the space to develop entirely new products. If there was even a smidgen of doubt whether the Pagani Company was healthy or not, the presentation of the expansion program was enough to convince me of Horacio’s resolve.

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,

War Steel of a Different Sort

Early in 1942, just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. War Department acquired around 50 Milus Snow Star Instant Date watches for classified purposes. These watches are now being discovered in the sealed survival kits issued to American and Allied pilots during World War II. Were these kits thought to be essential gear for pilots as they sortied near islands in the Pacific where primitive headhunters still dwelled? Or,

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