Understanding Tag Heuer’s New Carrera MikroPendulum Concept Watch

 |  June 3rd, 2013

In BaselWorld last month, TAG Heuer did what it usually does – unveiled a concept watch. This time it was the extremely avant-garde TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS Concept watch.   Of course, it also unveiled the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum 100th of a second Chronograph.  Confused?  We’ll try to explain. In the world of haute horlogerie concept watches are a must. While they may or may not ever reach the market in serial production – they nonetheless test the invention waters. So many brands (including TAG Heuer time and again) have leapt forward in innovation and technology because they dared to go the extra miles and release to the world a concept watch. In the case of the MikroPendulum, TAG Heuer…

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Four Hot New Rolex Colors for the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date (with original pictures and prices))

 |  May 31st, 2013

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the recent watch auctions. In one of them, a decades-old bold lemon-yellow dialed Rolex was a top seller. For years, Rolex has been creating great, colorful dials that catch the eye. This year is no exception. In its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date series, the brand has unveiled new 36mm Everose gold, yellow gold and white gold models with intriguing dials that include green, cherry red, blue, cognac and rhodium offered on color coordinated straps. As with all Oyster cased watches, the new versions are water resistant to 100 meters and feature a screw-down case back and patented TwinLock double water resistant crown.  Each watch features a Cyclops crystal lens at 3:00 for easy viewing…

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10 Hot Watches with Blue Dials from BaselWorld 2013 (slideshow)

 |  May 27th, 2013

Blue. It has long been the color associated with royalty and regal beauty. The color of earth’s great sapphires, the oceans and the sky – blue is also a much coveted color when found on watch dials. This year, we found many gorgeous blue dials in an array of hues. Here we bring you 10 of the top choices.

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Hublot LaFerrari – Is the Verdict In?

 |  May 22nd, 2013

While in BaselWorld, we posted on our facebook pages about the new Hublot LaFerrari watch – created to celebrate the partnership between Hublot and the sleek and stealth Ferrari brand.  As those who love cars and watches know, the Ferrari brand has partnered with other watch brands before Hublot: Girard-Perregaux and Panerai are among them. However, the relationship with Hublot may have been made with the idea in mind by both parties to create as something bold and uniquely different.  The LaFerrari being the first example therein – created with input from both the car and watch sides. The question is, does it deliver what car and watch lovers want? The new watch features a bold case shape that is…

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Introducing the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Power Reserve

 |  May 17th, 2013

Part of the Bucherer Group – which  celebrates its s 125th anniversary this year – the innovative Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has quietly been making important changes and growth moves in the past two to three years, including building its timepiece production and focusing on new movements . One of the fruits of this effort is the first Manero with an in-house movement. The Manero Power Reserve houses the Caliber A1011. The power reserve indicator (which displays the current state of the tension of the mainspring) displays the remaining time that the watch will continue to run before needing to be wound. The sophisticated timepiece offers power reserve indicator at 3:00, meanwhile for harmony and balance, the watch…

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