The New Rolex Day Dates You Don’t Want to Miss Thanks to the Rolex Caliber 3255

 |  August 28th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson When one hears the word “Rolex,” a host of things come to mind. Among them: iconic design, lasting durability, state-of-the-art manufacturing and innovative thinking – in addition, of course, to cool things like Paul Newman, automotive sports, diving and more. Now, we have even more to be excited about- as we witness the first generation of timepieces emerging from the brand and housing the all-new Caliber 3255 (just unveiled at BaselWorld 2015). According to Rolex standards, a watch movement’s values lie in precision, power reserve, reliability, resistance to shock and magnetism, and ease and convenience of adjustments. With those pillars in mind, the new caliber delivers on all fronts and holds a massive 14 patents. The bidirectional…

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Up Close with the All-New Cle’ de Cartier Collection

 |  August 25th, 2015

Earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva, Cartier made another unprecedented move. The brand introduced an all-new watch line: Cle’ de Cartier. It is the brand’s first new preconceived round shaped watch since the incredibly successful launch of the Ballon Bleu. The line, designed to be unisex, features an unusual crown meant to resemble a key more than a round crown. In fact, translated in French, the word Cle’ means key. Mind you, it is not a key resembling the conventional sense of the word, such as a key that opens a door or starts a car, but rather a key that is an instrumental feature of the watch. Instead of being a round fluted crown in the classic shape, the crown…

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Up Close with the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6

 |  August 21st, 2015

Harry Winston regularly wows the watch world with its innovation and technical prowess. This year, with the Histoire de Tourbillon 6, the watch brand once again pulls out all the stops with what is the brand’s most complex timepiece in the Histoire de Tourbillon line to date.  This year marks the release of the sixth watch in the series — and the timepiece, unveiled at BaselWorld 2015, is making its way to select stores now. Of course, it is so complicated to build that just 20 will ever be made. The watch is powered by a patented movement, the HW4701 caliber, with a massive 683 individual components. Among the functions and features: a tri-axial tourbillon, in which each of three…

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Meet the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2015 Watch — in Stores Now

 |  August 19th, 2015

Carl F. Bucherer is one of those quiet giants. The privately owned business, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, regularly turns out timepieces that deftly blend elegance and technical prowess. More than 125 years old, this brand has been investing significant time and effort into building its timepiece production – focusing on new movements and the refinement of top-quality innovative lines for both men and women. Unveiled earlier this year in BaselWorld and making its way to stores now is a superb example of the brand’s watchmaking savvy  the Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition 2015.The 41.8mm timepiece is powered by the brand’s hand-wound CFB T1001 movement that consists of 35 jewels and offers 70 hours of power reserve. The fascinating tourbillon escapement if visible on the dial side via…

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Louis Moinet Derrick Gaz Offers Pipeline to Time

 |  August 10th, 2015

  We’ve written about Louis Moinet here before. This is a brand that celebrates individuality with watches so unique and epic in their technical and aesthetic presentation that you can’t stop yourself from falling in love. The brand’s second iteration of the Derrick watch, the first of which we wrote about here last year, is now making its way to stores and it is one pretty magnificent piece of work. Of course, with a price tag of over a quarter of a million dollars, it should be. Here’s the low-down:  Louis Moinet Derrick Gaz watch deftly blends high watchmaking and whimsy. The tourbillon watch replicates the extraction of gas from the ground through a derrick, and all of the parts are animated.…

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