Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox

19/01/2021 5:20 pm Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox The Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox is rich with artisanal crafts, including Urushi lacquer and Maki-e. Moreover, the Calibre L.U.C 96-17L, visible via an exhibition caseback, also illustrates the brand’s remarkable mechanical artistry. The Chopard L.U.C was unveiled in 1997 and it continues to impress discerning individuals around the globe. Chopard opened its Manufacture in 1996 and released its inaugural L.U.C model, the 1860, the following year. At…

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Urwerk UR-100V T-Rex

19/01/2021 1:12 pm Urwerk UR-100V T-Rex Urwerk UR-100V T-Rex The Urwerk UR-100V T-Rex is the latest addition to the UR-100 series. It is housed in a bronze case and displays the prevailing time using the brand’s beloved satellites. But most pertinently of all, the brand’s proven T-Rex theme is back and it looks better than ever. Ever since Urwerk was founded in 1997, a capacity to dream and a willingness to innovate have pervaded every area of the firm. Conventional co-axial hour and minute hands have been renounced in favour…

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Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Ox Automatic 36mm

18/01/2021 12:50 pm Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Ox Automatic 36mm Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Ox Automatic 36mm The Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Ox Automatic 36mm upholds the brand’s reputation for masterfully combining diamonds, precious metals and fine watchmaking. The dial is endowed with a three-dimensional depiction of an Ox, set against a red mother-of-pearl vista. The watch is also festooned with 106 diamonds, reinforcing Harry Winston’s reputation for glamour. The model is limited to just 8 pieces. In a few weeks, 1.4 billion Chinese…

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Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Rétrograde 43mm – 2021 release

13/01/2021 1:48 pm Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Rétrograde 43mm – 2021 release Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Rétrograde 43mm The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Rétrograde 43mm is a new release for 2021. This watch features high-end habillage, encompasses an in-house module and upholds the Swiss brand’s reputation for making retrograde indications. In 1975, Desco von Schulthess began marketing watches under the ‘Maurice Lacroix‘ brand name. Previously, the company had focussed solely on making private label watches. With a number of years under its belt, Maurice Lacroix released the highly popular Calypso…

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Garrick S4 – behind the scenes

11/01/2021 2:02 pm Garrick S4 – behind the scenes Garrick S4 – a pre-launch look behind the scenes The Garrick S4 will be released in the coming weeks. Billed as the firm’s ‘entry-level’ watch, the S4 promises an affordable taste of high-end British watchmaking. Made in one of the best-equipped workshops in the UK, the watch is endowed with a high-quotient of in-house expertise. In this article, David Brailsford openly discusses the decision-making process behind the watch and the dilemmas he faces before the final specification is decided upon and…

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Blancpain Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel

08/01/2021 2:15 pm Blancpain Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel Blancpain Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel As the Chinese New Year approaches and over a billion people prepare to celebrate the Year of the Ox, Blancpain has chosen to celebrate the milestone by unveiling a remarkable timepiece, the Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel. The model is limited to just 50 pieces and combines a platinum case with a grand feu enamel dial. However, beyond its prepossessing features, this watch houses much mechanical complexity and technical know-how. In the world of horology, calendar watches are hugely popular. There…

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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional – new update for 2021

07/01/2021 12:51 pm Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional – new update for 2021 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is worthy of the term ‘legend’. Its historical significance was assured in 1969 when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon’s surface with an example of the Moonwatch affixed to his wrist. Omega has now unveiled an updated version of its famous chronograph which still upholds much of the styling of its forebears, ensuring its legendary status will remain undiminished.  Many watch companies issue journalists with press releases laced with…

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Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph 43mm

06/01/2021 4:19 pm Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph 43mm Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph 43mm The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph 43mm received a facelift in the second half of 2020. The brand from Saignelégier has updated this popular model infusing with a dose of modernity and enriching its specification with sumptuous details. There is a time for evolution and there is a time for revolution. In the world of horology, ‘revolutionary’ models may employ new materials or express time using unconventional means. They are intentionally disruptive and likely to polarise opinion. There…

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Hautlence HL Sphere 02

05/01/2021 3:37 pm Hautlence HL Sphere 02 Hautlence HL Sphere 02 The Hautlence HL Sphere 02 is the latest creation from the independent Swiss brand known for making watches with highly innovative time indications. In this instance, the hours are shown using a blue sphere and the minutes are conveyed with a retrograde hand.  Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds within the canton of Neuchâtel, Hautlence has always had a knack of imparting time with a notable sense of theatre. The brand’s first model, the HL ti 01 broke convention, eschewing the…

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Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge

04/01/2021 1:16 pm Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Girard-Perregaux Free Bridge Girard-Perregaux chose the 2020 Geneva Watch Days event to launch two exciting new models, the ‘Free Bridge’ and ‘Free Bridge Infinity’. Both are stylish timepieces paying homage to the legendary Three Bridges concept, which has delighted fans of the brand since the 19th century. Carl Eady reviews the Free Bridge edition and discovers how this enduring brand has managed to fuse contemporary design with the Manufacture’s expertise, amassed over its 230 year history. Introduction Constant Girard’s watchmaking career began as a…

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