EDITORIAL

Technical Masterpieces

Highlights From Geneva Watch Fair

Last Friday, for the first time ever, the public swarmed into the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, a luxury watch show in the yawning Palexpo facility in Geneva Switzerland. For one day, they got to wander among a scene before limited to retailers, media, and the occasional millionaire watch collector.

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Sapphire Watch Cases

Sapphire Watch Cases

Showcasing Advanced Watchmaking Capabilities

For an industry so steeped in tradition, watchmaking is certainly no stranger to fads. And like high frequency movements and silicon components before them, sapphire cases are the dernier cri for manufactures looking to showcase their advanced watchmaking capabilities. Although synthetic sapphire has long been the material of choice for wristwatch crystals due to its extreme hardness and scratch resistance, …

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Richard Mille Tourbillon Split-Second Chronograph

Richard Mille Tourbillon Split-Second Chronograph

High-Tech, Low Weight

It must have come as quite a blow when TAG Heuer left McLaren a little over a year ago to team up with Red Bull Racing.  The watchmaker had been with McLaren since the 1980s, after all. But what the British racing team/supercar manufacturer has lined up to take TAG's place is even cooler. The new RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split …

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Breitling For Bentley

Breitling For Bentley

Supersports B55 Celebrates New Model

Founded in 1884, Swiss watchmaker Breitling joined hands with Bentley in 2003. The collaboration gave birth to the Breitling for Bentley line of wrist watches. The newest model to be marketed under that handle is the Supersports B55, and it’s not for mortals. Only 500 units will ever be made and, as the name implies, the Supersports B55 is inspired …

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Not Just Another Chronograph

Not Just Another Chronograph

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire Watch

Parmigiani Fleurier embellishes its watchmaking signature with its first integrated chronograph. It’s not just another chronograph,” asserts Florin Niculescu, vice president of product development at Parmigiani Fleurier. “It’s our chronograph that we did from the beginning. It’s really our signature.” Parmigiani Fleurier may possess more competencies than almost any other manufacturer in Switzerland, yet the pride in the debut of …

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Awesome Collab, Awesome Watch

Awesome Collab, Awesome Watch

IWC’s Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks”

An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year for their meat, fins, liver, or gill rakers, according to researchers. IWC Schaffhausen is drawing attention to their plight with its new Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks.” The limited-edition dive watch comes bundled with a copy of TASCHEN’S Sharks by Michael Muller, an extra-large coffee-table book depicting all species of sharks in …

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Black Is Beautiful: Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black Ceramic

Black Is Beautiful: Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black Ceramic

Tag Heuer’s latest and sleekest version of the chronograph lineup is decked out in a timeless matte black, with the 45mm case, bezel, lugs, and case middle all made from micro-blasted black ceramic. This ensures not only a stylish design, but also a durable and scratch-resistant looks. It's powered by the in-house Calibre HEUER-01 movement, has a skeleton dial with …

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