Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph 2020

Share this: Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph 2020 The Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph 2020 shares much in common with a former version of the watch, first released in 1995. This year, the Swiss marque has revisited the model, releasing a classically styled version with a traditional silver-toned dial. However, consistent with several of the brand’s recent limited-editions, the Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph 2020 is also available in a bold configuration, encompassing blue and orange hues. Throughout his career, Pablo Picasso’s life was defined by different periods, including pre 1901, the blue period, the rose…

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Piaget Altiplano Blue Editions – new limited editions for 2020

Share this: Piaget Altiplano Blue Editions The new Piaget Altiplano Blue Editions uphold the prestigious Maison’s reputation for crafting ultra-thin, elegant timepieces, rich in horological excellence. The blue dials feature slender hands and slim baton-style indexes, contributing the overall sense of svelteness. Founded in 1874, Piaget is a leading exponent of the ultra-thin watch. Initially, the company was known as a movement specialist, however, everything changed in 1943 when the firm became a producer of fine watches. Perhaps the most significant decision in the company’s history was in 1957 when…

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Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi AutoDate

Share this: Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi AutoDate The Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi AutoDate is now offered in three new dial hues. Consistent with other members of the Adamavi family, these watches impart meaning clearly and exhibit a becoming simplicity. Once again, the Swiss firm delivers elegant styling, impressive quality and superb value for money along with an interesting use of colour. The Carl F. Bucherer Adamavi collection has been a popular member of the brand’s portfolio for a number of years. While the Lucerne-based firm makes some highly complicated models…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Steel Silver

Share this: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Steel Silver After unveiling the inaugural members of the Tonda GT Line a few months ago, the luxury marque from the Val-de-Travers has just released a new variant, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT Steel Silver and, according to Angus Davies, it is the best version to date. The only potential problem with this limited-edition is that demand is very likely to outstrip supply. A few months ago, Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled the Tonda GT Line comprising two models, the Tondagraphe, a chronograph with a large…

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TAG Heuer Carrera Elegant Chronograph

Share this: TAG Heuer Carrera Elegant Chronograph The TAG Heuer Carrera Elegant Chronograph is presented in a 42mm stainless steel case. It eschews the tachymeter scale found on its sibling, the Carrera Sport, and upholds the brand’s reputation for ‘clear, clean design’. It is only when you examine this composition in detail that it becomes clear how much effort the Swiss brand has devoted to the smallest of details. Every few weeks I receive an email from an amateur watch designer, eager to show me their latest creation. Sadly, designing…

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

Share this: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is housed in a 44mm sandblasted titanium case, paired with a grey ceramic bezel. The dial is openworked and features blue-toned bridges. The hand-wound movement, the Calibre 2954, features a flying tourbillon, function selector and a user-friendly GMT indication. While this latest creation is clearly modern, it harnesses much of the Maison’s legendary skills and techniques. In 1972, Audemars Piguet launched its inaugural Royal Oak. This watch broke all the rules,…

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Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer

Share this: Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer The Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer features two barrels, serving two gear trains, connected to two remontoires both connected to a natural escapement. This incredible tour de force is far more complicated than it may first appear and is the latest creation by German watchmaker, Bernhard Lederer. Until a few weeks ago, to my shame, I did not know anything about Bernhard Lederer or his body of work. Recently, I was offered the chance to interview Bernhard and, after reading a little bit…

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Harry Winston Project Z14

Share this: Harry Winston Project Z14 The Harry Winston Project Z14 is the latest creation from the über-luxurious brand, much beloved by royalty and stars of the silver screen. It is presented in a 42.2mm case formed of Zalium, a strong, corrosion-resistant, lightweight alloy. The model features an off-centre hour and minutes display and includes a retrograde seconds display. Harry Winston founded his eponymous brand in 1932. He was an accomplished gemologist and an astute businessman. His firm became known for working with incredible precious stones, such as the Jonker…

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Frederique Constant Highlife 2020 Collection

Share this: Frederique Constant Highlife 2020 Collection The Frederique Constant Highlife 2020 Collection is comprised of three models: the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture, the Highlife Heart Beat and the Highlife Automatic COSC. The models feature a globe motif on their dial, include a user-friendly strap exchange system and incorporate a Manufacture movement. But, most of all, each model upholds the brand’s reputation for delivering luxury watches at affordable prices. In 1988, the Dutch couple, Aletta and Peter Stas, founded Frederique Constant. From the outset, the company has always been located…

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Zenith Defy 21 Black & White and Defy Classic Black & White

Share this: Zenith Defy 21 Black & White and Defy Classic Black & White The Zenith Defy 21 Black & White and the Defy Classic Black & White stylishly combine two contrasting hues, imbuing each model with an avant-garde appearance. However, behind the contemporary styling of both watches, the Swiss brand’s watchmaking prowess is much in evidence. The historical Manufacture of Zenith, founded in 1865, operates from a period building in Le Locle. Its watchmaking prowess is legendary. In 1969, Zenith unveiled the El Primero, the ‘first selfwinding chronograph’. Interestingly,…

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