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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.

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,

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.

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.

The Cartier Heart of the Matter

More and more, when I speak of Cartier, I am drawn to their surface elements. This is a disservice, but really, it’s a perfectly natural one. The Cartier look is so beautiful that it is easy to merely dwell on the loveliness and be incapable of delving into those better, deeper qualities that Cartier has won such acclaim for in recent years.Well, then, be it so: I am part of the problem. Because even though Cartier has assembled a mechanical wonder with a tourbillon and a double-jumping second-time-zone display, a fantastic assembly of moving part and features,

High Seas Navigator

Montblanc celebrates traditional seafaring navigation with a one-of-a-kind combination chronograph wristwatch and nautical clock set.Long before the dawn of computer aided GPS, the only way for a mariner to determine his position on the endless expanse of a vast ocean was to do it manually, with the use of highly accurate clocks and a sextant to measure his geographic latitude and longitude. To accomplish this,

No More Worlds to Conquer

Richard Mille gives volume to his passion.If watchmaker Richard Mille were to say that he was making something unusual, people would probably do well to pay attention.The Richard Mille watchmaking company officially came into existence in 2001, as its founder wanted to create a watch company that would extend from roots in the Swiss villages of the industry's birth to the latest possibilities of high technology and materials. Richard Mille had been in the watchmaking industry since 1973. He joined the prestigious Mauboussin house in 1994.

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,

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,

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.

Big, Bold and Beautiful

The new face of luxury timekeeping. Do take the time to stop and stare. The name and the brand Hermès has always been synonymous to luxury and quality craftsmanship. First established by Thierry Hermès in 1837 as a harness workshop, the product lines of the company soon grew to include clothing, leather goods, handbags, perfume, tableware and jewelry. Today, Hermes is a multi-million dollar firm with hundreds of boutiques and franchises across the globe, and continues to provide nothing but the highest-quality goods for its clientele.In the year 2000,

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,

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.