Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronographs Bring Color to Your Dive (video, original pics, prices)

 |  April 29th, 2016

This year at SIHH 2016, we heard a lot of oohs and ahhs when Audemars Piguet unveiled its newest boldly colored Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronographs watches. That’s because these dive watches –in stores now_- are all about bright colors and brilliant performance.  The new Diver Chronographs are offered with either bright blue, tangerine, lemon yellow and lime green  matching rubber straps and  Mega Tapisserie dial. The 42mm stainless steel watches — retailing at a cool $27,900 — are water resistant to 300 meters and house the automatic caliber 3124/3841.  They offer an internal rotating dive bezel and feature a 30-minute chronograph register as well as sub seconds. I mean, there is no other way to say this: these watches pack a great…

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Hands On with the Affordable Tutima M2 Seven Seas Dive Watch (Baselworld 2016)

 |  April 27th, 2016

Dive watches were an impressive category at this year’s BaselWorld, and Tutima did it’s part to demonstrate the importance of rugged, durable timepieces that also have a lot to offer in the looks department. With the brand’s new M2Seven Seas  high-performance watch, professionals and amateurs have new options at affordable prices. The three-hand self-winding watch offers date and day of week function and is extremely shock- and water-resistant.  Part of the brand’s Military collection, the M2 Seven Seas is crafted in titanium and houses the T330 mechanic movement  with Tutima rotor in antique gray with 750 gold seal. The watch offers 38 hours of power reserve. Between the rugged 44mm titanium case, 3mm-thick sapphire crystal,  screwed crown and screwed back, the Seven Seas…

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Up Close with the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel Unveiled at Baselworld 2016

 |  April 25th, 2016

At this year’s Basel world Armin Strom unveiled its latest release, the Armin Strom Double Barrel Edge. With a PVD black case, larger size and bold skeletonization, the latest release will lure watch buyers looking for a bold and evocative statement on their wrists. The main story with the Edge Double Barrel is its striking visual cues. Powered by the Armin Strom caliber Arm16, the movement features a number of geometric patterns and angular components. The dial of the watch features spider shaped crown wheels, large Arabic numerals and a 60-second register with power reserve indicator at the 9 o’clock position. The power indicator is extremely useful as the manually wound watch offers a hefty 8 days of power reserve…

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Baume & Mercier Unveils Petite Promesse Watches with Double-Wrap Straps

 |  April 21st, 2016

Last week, we had the great opportunity to join Baume & Mercier at the Standard Penthouse in New York City as the brand celebrated the official unveiling of the new 22mm Petite Promesse. We wrote about this watch in full detail on our column on WorldTempus earlier this week. You can read about the thinking behind the watch, and its development there. But now we would like to bring you a quick look at the bold colors, the stunning double-wrap leather straps and the sensual curves of Baume & Mercier’s Petite Promesse. The concept of Promesse – that promises matter and are important in our lives – has endeared  women around the world to the line, and the unveiling of the…

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Louis Moinet’s Astrolabe Tourbillon Brings History to the Forefront

 |  April 19th, 2016

The old adage “Everything old is new again” couldn’t be more to the point than with the latest release from Louis Moinet, the Astrolabe Tourbillon. Invented by the Greek scientist Hipparchus, the word astrolabe comes from the Greek astrolabos, which means “an instrument to measure the height of the stars.” The tool can be used to measure both the movement of the stars and the passage of time in both the day and night. In the day by observing the sun, and at night by the movement of the stars. To construct an astrolabe, as one would expect, is no small task. It is made up of a disk graduated in degrees, with a rotating arm attached to the center called…

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