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TAG Heuer Carrera Silver 160 Years Limited Edition watch

It’s a big year for TAG Heuer as the Swiss watch brand celebrates 160 years. While there will be a host of events and new products to commemorate this big birthday, one of the first is the unveiling of the new Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited edition watch based on an iconic design from the…

Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Chopard Dons Diamonds Like Never Before

BaselWorld is shimmering. If there was an economic recession – it may not be so evident walking the halls here this week. Everywhere one turns, diamonds and gemstones adorn the finest timepieces from the best brands. New from Chopard is the Luma high jewelry watch. The dial is adorned with a carpet of brilliant-cut diamonds.…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Hermes and the Man in the Moon

Hermes this year is dedicated to offering watchmaking function as well as form, and has a host of important pieces this year. One key model is the classically elegant Arceau Grande Lune watch – offered with either a black or white dial. Part of the iconic saddlery-inspired Arceau line, the new piece features an alluring…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Louis Vuitton Releases Minute Repeater

Although it won’t be available until late November of this year — and it is only being created first in a limited edition and then on demand — this amazing new Louis Vuitton minute repeater, dual time-zone watch by Louis Vuitton has gusto and powerful appeal. Unveiled here at BaselWorld, the watch offers – on demand –…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – TAG Heuer Release a McLaren Marvel

Tag Heuer is no newcomer to the world of automotive adventures. We’ve been loving this brand’s strong Monaco and Carrera watches since it burst onto the racing world scene long before it even had “Heuer” attached to its name. Made even more legendary on the wrists of celebs such as Steve McQueen in historic movies,…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Rolex Releases New Explorer II

Here at BaselWorld, Rolex unveils the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, enlarged from 40 to 42mm and housing the new   calibre 3187 designed and manufactured by Rolex. Crafted in a 904L stainless steel superalloy, polished and satin finished, the watch features a fixed bezel, winding crown, TWINLOCK double waterproof system,  sapphire crystal with a scratch-resistant…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Ulysse Nardin Does Jaquemarts Like Nobody Else

There are many things Ulysse Nardin does right – astronomical watches, silicium and other high-tech, experimental materials, and jaquemarts. Yes, this brand could be synonymous with jaquemarts – the figures on dials that move with the sequence of repeater watches. Ulysse Nardin is a master at building Jaquemarts – from its famed San Marco timepieces…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld – Patek Philippe Unveils Triple Complication

Patek Philippe is known for unveiling amazing new pieces here at BaselWorld and this year is no exception. While it focuses strongly on women’s watches this year — to be covered in detail shortly — the brand has an acute sense of complexity for men this year, as always. Actually, Patek Philippe releases, among other…

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Watch Stops 2011: Franc Vila Reveals new Supersonico

Soaring onto the scenes, this newest bold beauty comes from Franc Vila: the FVa35 Supersonico 5-Minute Repeater. The titanium and 18-karat red gold watch features movement bridges made of aeronautical high-tech materials such as lightnium and aluminium all visible through the case crystal. Created in a limited edition of 88 pieces, the watch offers minute…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Preview – DeWitt Loves the City

If you love architecture and grand skylines, as well as fine watchmaking, of course, then this timepiece is for you – at the right price. The DeWitt patented Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W. Horizons with Automatic Sequential Winding device, driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor and featuring the dead-beat seconds connected directly to the tourbillon cage. The…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Louis Vuitton Gets Oriented

Aptly named the Tambour Orientation, this new 44mm Tambour X large steel watch from Louis Vuitton is one bold, cool timepiece. If you’re sailing by the night skies or hiking in the woods, this is the watch you want to have with you. Its brown and black engraved dial features counters at 12:00 and 6:00.…

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