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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
It’s not out on the market, not yet, but it’s out: the Apple Watch. Coming early next year, Apple’s much awaited smartwatch has been announced along with some feature teasers.
After having World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Sébastien Ogier for its brand ambassador since 2011, TAG Heuer now directly supports Ogier’s team, Volkswagen Motorsport.
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.

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,

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,

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,

The Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch

The Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, the reason for all the enchanting imagery, isn’t quite what it seems. It looks round, but it isn’t quite. The style is somewhere between classic and futuristic. The glass magnifies the dial numbers and seems to distort time. The Roman Numerals are displaced by the Ballon Bleu itself, the sapphire cabochon decorating the winding mechanism of the precious metal models.

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,

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,

The Blackbird Begets the Hammerhead

Even the company name might sound unfamiliar to many who think themselves abreast of the modern watchmaking world. Urwerk. A Geneva company which speaks not in gears, trains, and hands--but in carousels, satellites, and transporters. One look at their wristwatches and--if you don’t already know them--you will definitely not forget them. Their pieces look like nothing else you’ve seen on a wrist. But that is exactly their point. The company Urwerk SA was launched just ten years ago by two brothers and a friend with one principal idea,

The Man Behind The Movement

Perrelet brings us two new items for their classic men’s collection. But that’s not all we have to be thankful for. The story of the man that invented the automatic watch. Double Rotor, Calibre P-181,Central hour, minute and second hand, date window at 6’o’clockHistory is a funny thing. No one can deny its impact on today’s life, and yet, no one can point to it and say, there. There is history. History is collective memory, and just as individual memory can play tricks on you, collective memory can be not only subjective but actually entirely fabricated.

The Superlative Deep Sea

In 1953, Rolex successfully tested a prototype watch called the Deep Sea Special strapped outside the bathyscape FNRS-2 to a depth of 3,150m or 10,336ft. Rolex proved its design mantra with an ultra-rigid Oyster case. By Basel 1954, they had raised the depth rating on all Submariners to 180m or 600ft, in conjunction with the release of the Submariner model 6204. On January 23, 1960, Rolex pushed the envelope further with the Rolex Piccard (model 7205) attached to the bathyscape Trieste that successfully dived to a depth of 10,916m or 35,800ft.

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,

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 Way The Future Was

MB&F REINVENTS THE DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Maximilian Busser is the First among Friends at Maximilian Busser & Friends, otherwise known as MB&F. He and the people that he gathers to him have given us four of their Horological Machines, the unconventional and free-fancy watches that turn the ideas of watchmaking on their head. He is free to roam where his imagination takes him. Many of his watches don’t even make sense… until you see them in person, in action. Once you see how they work, they become not only sensible but… almost inevitable.