Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel

28/02/2021 11:46 am Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel The Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel is the latest gem-set watch from the Swiss Manufacture. It possesses an eye-popping appearance and, as one would expect from this esteemed Maison, it is rich with mechanical virtue. Founded in 1846, Ulysse Nardin has become known for its innovative mindset and for creating neoteric timepieces. However, the brand increasingly demonstrates a love for gem-set creations, marked with its recent ‘Sparkling’ period. At last year’s Geneva Watch Days event (August 2020),…

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Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 9SA5 SLGH005 Shirakaba (White Birch)

26/02/2021 6:53 pm Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 9SA5 SLGH005 Shirakaba (White Birch) Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 9SA5 SLGH005 Shirakaba (White Birch) The Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 9SA5 SLGH005 White Birch features a textured dial, inspired by the appearance of trees near the firm’s atelier in Shizukuishi, and a sublime zaratsu polished steel case. However, the pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the fabulous Calibre 9SA5, a self-winding movement par excellence. Angus Davies freely admits to being a Grand Seiko fan and based on the performance of this model, his adoration for…

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Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon

25/02/2021 3:27 pm Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon The Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon features a new dial design, is housed in a titanium case and encompasses contemporary blue hues. However, while this latest exemplar of Haute Horlogerie is brand new, it upholds the Maison’s reputation for exceptional finishing and traditional hand-craftsmanship. La Chaux-de-Fonds, a city often referred to as the epicentre of Swiss watchmaking, is set within the Jura mountains at an altitude of over 1000 metres. Greubel Forsey’s Manufacture, located just outside the…

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Breitling Top Time Deus Chronograph Limited Edition

24/02/2021 1:32 pm Breitling Top Time Deus Chronograph Limited Edition Breitling Top Time Deus Chronograph Limited Edition The Breitling Top Time Deus Chronograph Limited Edition is a dual-branded creation, made in collaboration with Australian brand, Deus Ex Machine. While the Swiss marque is clearly very adept at marketing, there is much substance to this latest product. Indeed, the bi-compax chronograph exhibits a wonderful period charm and is very keenly priced. Shortly after Georges Kern assumed the role of Breitling‘s CEO in 2017, the firm began establishing ‘squads’. These ‘squads’ include…

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph

23/02/2021 4:32 pm Omega Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph Omega Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph is a new limited-edition model, celebrating the watch brand’s role as the Official Timekeeper of the 36th America’s Cup. Beyond the branding, this model is festooned with a myriad of smile-inducing delights. Omega has always been on hand to time the most significant sporting moments. The Swiss marque has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics Games on 28 occasions. Moreover, the company’s ‘Worldwide Olympic…

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Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon

22/02/2021 4:48 pm Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon Angus Davies discusses the Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon and explains why, in his opinion, it is a remarkable watch. In recent years, the Bulgari nomen has become synonymous with ultra-thin watches. The Manufacture has repeatedly combined its multi-faceted Octo design with an array of complications with each variant sporting a svelte waistline. Such is the brand’s prowess in this domain it has set numerous world records. However, there is much more to Bulgari than merely slender…

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Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition

21/02/2021 2:35 pm Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition The Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition is the latest creation from Hölstein. It is based on the firm’s Aquis GMT model but equipped with a unique blue dial adorned with a whale shark inspired motif. Once again, Oris has released a new model in support of a good cause, upholding its mission to bring ‘Change for the Better.’ Oris, the Swiss watch brand based in Hölstein, frequently shows that business and philanthropy can happily coexist. In the…

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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph

20/02/2021 1:49 pm Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph upholds the Swiss company’s reputation for making pilots’ watches. This latest model shares some design elements with the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 released in 2012, however, it is equipped with a chronograph, silver case and is delivered in a more manageable size. Zenith, the Swiss Manufacture founded in 1865, is often associated with the self-winding chronograph movement, the El Primero. This movement, unveiled in 1969, is often…

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Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

19/02/2021 12:53 pm Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling The new Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling shares much in common with the Skeleton X, an openworked timepiece launched in January 2019. However, where the Skeleton X Sparkling differs from its older sibling is that it is embellished with a total of 149 diamonds and includes a colour-coordinated barrel cover. Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846 and soon became known for making highly accurate marine chronometers. However, despite having a long and impressive history, the brand has…

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Bovet 19Thirty – new model for 2021

18/02/2021 3:42 pm Bovet 19Thirty – new model for 2021 Bovet 19Thirty The Bovet 19Thirty collection has been expanded for 2021 with the addition of a new model, housed in the brand’s distinctive Fleurier case. This model’s pièce de résistance is undoubtedly its rich crimson dial, enlivened with guilloché and juxtaposed with a sea of blackened Côtes de Genève, presented on a slightly lower level. Bovet is synonymous with making ultra-high-end watches, encompassing fine materials and high complications. Last year, the Swiss brand won the ‘Mechanical Exception Watch Prize’ at…

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