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29.10.2016

INTRODUCING: The Ulysse Nardin Executive Tourbillon

With a penchant for the avant-garde, Ulysse Nardin is a tricky customer to pin down stylistically. They’re most famous for their marine chronometers, but they also produce simple, lean pieces that embody elegance. They also dabble in the upper echelons of haute-horology with their famous Freak as well as models with painstakingly elaborate hand-painted dials. The modern and ultra-lightweight Executive Skeleton Tourbillon (which has been pre-selected for this year’s GPHG awards in the Tourbillon category) shows off another side of Ulysse Nardin. With its bold 45mm titanium case topped with a ceramic bezel, this featherweight piece won’t weigh your wrist…

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30.09.2016

INTRODUCING: The dark elegance of the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Cartier’s only men’s release of 2016 was the Drive de Cartier. But in addition to this handsome new collection Cartier decided to revive one of the dark horses of their collection – the Santos 100 Carbon. Until 2012, if the regular metal versions of the Santos weren’t your thing, you could opt for a version decked out in ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon). This year Cartier has reintroduced the Carbon Santos 100 in the tough-looking (and virtually scratch-proof) black ADLC coating. What’s different this time around? Well, now you get the in-house 1847 MC automatic…

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07.09.2016

INTRODUCING: The collector’s complication – Panerai’s Luminor 1950 8 Days Equation of Time Titanio

With the release of the Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days GMT Titanium Panerai is placing one of haute horlogerie’s most misunderstood complications into the classic Luminor package. Primarily known as one of the archetypal tool-watches, this latest release plucks the Luminor from the depths of the ocean and puts it in the planetarium. Panerai keeps this Luminor at 47mm which is exactly what people expect from the 1950 collection, and because of this it has wrist-presence above and beyond the typical 44mm Luminor models. But In this instance, great size does not equal great weight, as the case is…

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26.08.2016

INTRODUCING: The warm tones of the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic in Terra Brown

When A. Lange & Söhne release a new watch there is always a collective “ooh” and “ahh” that resonates within the watch community. Germany’s most prestigious brand has always earned respect and admiration for staying true to their design philosophy. So it isn’t too often that we get to see an ALS special edition that offers a new look on a classic model, but with the arrival of these new Saxonia Automatics that’s exactly what you get. In celebration of the reopening of the Lange boutique in Ginza, Tokyo the watchmaker has produced two Saxonia Automatic models with ‘terra-brown’ coloured, solid-silver dials.…

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