Hands On with the Ulysse Nardin Proprietary Anchor Tourbillon

While BaselWorld wrapped up four months ago in March, we are finally starting to see some of those great unveilings making their way to stores. Among them:  Ulysse Nardin’s new Anchor escapement tourbillon. Translated in French as whirlwind, the tourbillon escapement is one of the most beautiful complexities, thanks to the continually rotating components. Essentially the tourbillon…

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Introducing the Linde Werdelin Oktopus Frogman — Made in Cooperation with the Frogman Corps.

Today in Switzerland, Linde Werdelin unveiled its newest timepiece: Oktopus Frogman. For those unfamiliar, the Frogman Corps (Frømandskorpset) are a Naval Special Operations Force in the Danish Military. It is known that only the strongest, bravest, and greatest of persons complete the training to be granted the honor of being a Frogman. Their missions are…

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Off the Cuff: Close Up with the Clerc Hydroscaph H1

Recently I wore a watch I never really thought I would wear. I was testing out the Clerc Hydroscaph H1 C.O.S.C certified automatic chronometer. One of the reasons I never thought I would wear this watch is because it is a brute of a timepiece. I say a brute because it is a significantly sized…

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Affordable Watches: Swiss Legend’s Automatic Timepiece Is Surprisingly Affordable

One thing we have learned from all of our readers is that, sometimes, what is affordable to one person may not be the case for another. So, the task of finding a quality affordable watch may turn into quite a timely endeavor.  Swiss Legend, though, has managed to bridge the gap in the affordable watch…

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Up Close with the Manufacture Royale 1770 Voltige – an Acrobat in Motion

Manufacture Royale –a five-year-old brand brand with roots dating back to Voltaire and the Age of Enlightenment — has been on the cutting edge of aesthetics and technology since its rebirth. We have covered the brand here before, but now we bring you the newest 1770 Voltige watch. Part of the brand’s 1770 Collection, this…

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How To Spot a Fake Watch — NAWCC Introduces Luxury or Lie? Course

Watch education is an essential on-going tool of knowledge for any watch lover. Now, the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors has implemented a new educational course for watch lovers who really want to know how to spot a fake. The course, entitled Luxury or Lie? How to Identify Genuine Watches, is targeted to…

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