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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

The Editor’s Perspective: An Interview with Roberta Naas

With the upcoming JCK show around the corner — I was interviewed recently by the Fair Organizers about my take on time. For those who may be interested, the following is the printed result. As a contributor to numerous influential publications and sites and founder of the industry beacon, A Timely Perspective, Roberta Naas is…

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Introducing Tutima’s Hommage Minute Repeater

Here at BaselWorld 2013, there is no shortage of exciting complexities. We’ve already covered a few of them, including the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4 and the amazing Ulysse Nardin Stranger. Now, we bring you news from Tutima. This German-made brand has delved ever more deeply into the world of complexities since opening its…

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Bell & Ross Unveils Next Gen Pilot Watches at BaselWorld 2013

Another super important category this year at BaselWorld is pilot’s watches. We will be bringing you a bunch of goodies in this category as we cover the show, but for now, let’s take a close up look at some of the way cool new Bell &Ross pieces. This brand — long known for its aviation…

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BaselWorld 2013: Unveiling the Zannetti Dive Watch – with Piranha on It

Divers’  watches are typically rugged timepieces meant to withstand the toughest elements. The best dive watches on the market today typically are defined by certain important characteristics. Essentially, a dive watch should be water resistant to at least a Diver’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating of 200 meters to 300 meters and offer additional…

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BaselWorld 2013: Corum Unveils the Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder

The top watch brands are bringing inventive calibers to the forefront here at BaselWorld. Such is the case with the new Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder.  The linear architecture of the movement is consistent with the collection, but the new Dual Winder system in this CO207 automatic caliber features two interconnected inline oscillating weights. This…

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Jacob & Co. Unveils the all-new Palatial Watch Collection

This year, Jacob & Co. came on strong at BaselWorld with a huge new exhibition space in Hall 1 and an entirely new watch and jewelry unveiling.  Top among the new lines is the Palatial collection: Palatial Jump hour; retrograde minute; tourbillon. Also in the line:  big dates and extra-thin automatics. Each Palatial complicated watch…

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Introducing the Louis Moinet Jules Verne Instrument III

Louis Moinet releases its Jules Verne Instrument III monopusher chronograph, inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The new piece features a patent-pending for the chronograph function indicator. According to Jules Verne descendent, Jean-Michel Verne, “The distinctive chronograph indicator signals which function has been selected: start, stop or reset. Its design is inspired by…

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BaselWorld 2013: Introducing Bulgari’s Il Giardino Tropicale

Here at BaselWorld 2013, spring is in full bloom — not only outside, but in the halls, as well, as many watch brands unveil timepieces inspired by nature.  One such example is the stunning new Bulgari “Il Giardino Tropicale” Tourbillon timepiece. Not only does the watch beautifully depict a tropical garden on the wrist, but…

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Three Really Nice Perpetual Calendar Watches from BaselWorld 2013

Easily one of the hottest complications here at BaselWorld 2013 this year is the perpetual calendar wristwatch. A sophisticated complexity, these watches track so much more than the minutes and hours. One of the top feats of watchmaking, perpetual calendar wristwatches typically hold anywhere from 300 to 600 pieces in their complex movements – and…

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Introducing the Hautlence HL2.0 new Watches at BaselWorld 2013

Hautlence unveils a new model in its Concepts d’exception – HL2.0 collection here at BaselWorld 2013. The HL2.0 models – designed and developed completely in house — display half-trailing jumping hours, retrograde minutes, and a power-reserve indicator in bold and brazen fashion.  The newest watches in this series – the HL2.1, HL2.2, and HL2.3– are…

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