Interview: It’s Clear. Stephen Forsey Talks about Full Transparency and the Double Tourbillon 30-Degrees Technique Sapphire

 |  June 23rd, 2016

By Michael Thompson Last week, we brought you the news of the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique Sapphire here.  Now we bring you an exclusive interview with Stephen Forsey about exactly how that watch — in its totally transparent format — came to fruition. From the very start, Greubel Forsey designed its Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique to amaze the wearer with an almost unimpeded view of its awe-inspiring double tourbillon in action. Its open architecture invited the viewer inside to enjoy watching as gears mesh on a multi-level platform of polished precious metal, frosted finishes and contrasting colors. You may also recall that the time displayed on this early Greubel Forsey design is known for its extreme accuracy. This…

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Introducing the Omega Deep Black Seamaster Planet Ocean Watches

 |  June 22nd, 2016

Recently in New York at The Glasshouses, Omega unveiled its newest Seamaster Planet Ocean watches: the ‘Deep Black.’ The new Deep Black line consists of four ceramic GMT/diver watches. The four variants include an all-black piece, a red,  a blue color and a black model with gold accents. At the event, Omega set the stage  for the line  by taking guests through an underwater presentation that traveled deep beneath the oceans surface for the reveal of the ‘Deep Black’ collection. The star studded event played host to select VIPs and friends of the brand such as former New York football Giant Amani Toomer, Giant punter Steve Weatherford, TV personality AJ Calloway, and DJ Brendan Fallis. On hand to present the latest launch was…

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New 2016 MB&F Art Pieces Range from Luminous HMX Black Badger to LM1 Silberstein

 |  June 21st, 2016

It’s been a busy year of new introductions in the “art” family of MB&F.  Two important collaborations have been made and pieces will be seen in stores soon. The first adventure is one between MB&F and “illuminating” partner, James Thompson, founder of Black Badger Advanced Composites in the form of the HMX Black Badger. The second is with famed designer, Alain Silberstein in the form of the Legacy Machine Number1 Silberstein. For those who know Max Busser and friends, art machines have been an important part of the brand’s repertoire — and are referred to as the Performance Art Collection.  The new HMX Black Badger “glow in the dark” watches are created in titanium and steel limited-editions and feature either luminous Radar Green, Phantom Blue or…

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Fast Focus: Eterna KonTiki Lady Diver – Perfect for Summer

 |  June 20th, 2016

Looking for a great water watch for summer? Stop searching. Eterna, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year,  has just unveiled its newest collection of KonTiki Diver watches for women. Water resistant to 200 meters, the watches feature a rotating bezel, luminescent hands and accents and — for the feminine touch — some diamond markers. Available with either a two-tone bracelet of steel and  PVD gold, or a rubber strap, the KonTiki Lady Diver Special Edition watches are powered by the Sellita SW200 movement. The retail for just about $2,000. you can read more about the Eterna KonTiki history here.

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Hands On with Corum’s Round Golden Bridge Watches

 |  June 17th, 2016

This year at Baselworld, Corum made a big announcement. The brand unveiled its first ever Golden Bridge watch in a round format. This is huge news, but we were waiting to cover it until we could actually get our hands on the watch. The timepieces are a refreshing rendition of the original rectangular shaped Golden Bridge (which continues to be produced).  The concept, though, was to make the watch more accessible to the many watch lovers out there who prefer a round watch. The Golden Bridge portion of the watch, wherein the entire movement is linear and visible via the sapphire crystal and casebook, remains in the very center in its signature vertical format. However, to the left and right…

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