2020 Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

Originally debuted in 2018, Audemars Piguet has created two new variations of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT for 2020. Like the 2018 version, the lightweight titanium case measures 44 mm x 16.1 mm and has a matte sandblasted finish. However, instead of a black ceramic bezel with vertical brushing, the bezel is now in tone-on-tone titanium with a sandblasted finish. The dial forgoes the red gold accents for a monotone aesthetic. The flange is now gray (or blue) instead of black and the AP logo is white instead…

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Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597: The Power Of A Date (Live Photos)

A date is a very powerful complication: it has the power to swiftly ruin the appearance of a watch.  Elegant watches in particular don’t necessarily fare well with a hole punctured in the dial to reveal a date wheel underneath. Some brands don’t even go to the trouble of making sure that the date wheel has the same color as the dial. To me, this is one of the great atrocities in watch design. Fortunately, there are also many solutions to incorporate a date function in a more sophisticated way…

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Grand Seiko’s New Gold Statement Piece is Modeled After Samurai Armor

It goes without saying that we’re all pretty big Grand Seiko fans around here, and we love covering the more consumer focused releases from the brand, which we think represents one of the best value propositions in watchmaking today. But every once in a while, Grand Seiko releases something at the higher end of the […]
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite 2020 New Releases For Under $3,000

There is a certain “sweet spot” in watch pricing. It sits somewhere at, or below, the $3,000 mark. In that range, there are a host of watches to choose from that offer tremendous value either from a movement, build quality, aesthetic, or functionality perspective. Sometimes, it can be all of the above. Now, there have been a lot of new releases this year – in fact, they continue to pour in as we type. Luckily, many of these watches have fallen within that always-welcome price range. Given that, we thought it would be as good a time as ever to pick some of our favorite new watches, released this year, and priced at $3,000 and under.

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Watches of Switzerland Announces the Re-Opening of Hudson Yards

As New York City rebounds and Hudson Yards opens its doors, Watches of Switzerland is pleased to once again welcome guests to its celebrated flagship location. [September 14, 2020, New York] – Working closely with Hudson Yards management, in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System, Watches of Switzerland is ready to safely welcome guests back to its flagship boutique in what has become New York City’s premier shopping and entertainment complexes. Hudson Yards will initially operate at 50% capacity, offering free masks through the mall, and instituting one-way walking paths…

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Hands-on – The New “Stella-Inspired” Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41

The big news from Rolex in 2020 was the release of a new Submariner (no date) and Submariner Date with (slightly) larger 41mm case sizes. Although it might have been temporarily eclipsed by the introduction of the Submariners, the iconic three-hand Oyster Perpetual also grew in size from 39mm to 41mm. Without a doubt, this is the most polemical decision taken by the Crown this year. However, these new Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 ref. 124300 also bring their dose of positive aspects, and this has to do with their “Stella-inspired” coloured…

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Buscando el aura de Gérald Genta

Si eres aficionado a los relojes y has estado sumergido en el hobby por algún tiempo, seguro habrás oído hablar alguna que otra vez de Gérald Genta; si en cambio hace poco que vienes husmeando cautelosamente desde afuera este interesante mundillo, casi “con la ñata contra el vidrio” -como decía la leyenda del tango Carlos Gardel-, créeme que tarde o temprano te toparás con este nombre. ¿Por qué? Pues porque Gérald Genta fue uno de los artistas más exitosos en la historia de la horología, habiendo diseñado piezas que se…

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Frederique Constant & RedBar Group: The RedBar Highlife Automatic COSC Limited Edition and the RedBar Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Limited Edition

Frederique Constant announces two limited-edition timepieces made in collaboration with international watch collective, RedBar Group. Following the recent launch of the newest Highlife 2020 Collection, Frederique Constant is releasing two additional models – the Highlife Automatic COSC and the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture – specially designed by RedBar Group. Frederique Constant RedBar Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Limited Edition The two limited-edition models were unveiled during a commemorative virtual webinar hosted by Frederique Constant and RedBar Group on September 12, 2020. Started by Adam Craniotes and Dr. Jeffrey Jacques, The RedBar…

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Emblema de futuro

Es una gran esfera limpia, negra y pulida en una amplia caja de 45 mm. Como un gran vórtice del tiempo donde, por primera vez, Hublot mira el reflejo de su pasado. Y surge nítida, sin nostalgia, la figura de Carlo Crocco, quien de forma provocadora e inteligente desafiaba en los los códigos de la elegancia con la combinación de un reloj de oro con la primera correa de caucho que, por primera vez, se veía en la historia de la relojería. Nacía el Classic Original en 1980 para llevar…

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Watch On Your Wrist? Fratello Instagram Contest 2020 — Semi-Final 3

We told you this would be fun. After four weeks of voting, you, the Fratelli, have selected the winning Instagram images that have made it through to this, the second semi-final. One more hurdle awaits these champions. Winning this week’s vote guarantees the image a place in December’s final. Better still, it puts the photographer behind the image in the running for some very tasty prizes indeed… Below you can find the winners of the last four rounds’. Some cases were obvious from the start. In other instances, we saw…

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