Urwerk Celebrates 20 Years with the UR-105 CT Streamliner

Urwerk Celebrates 20 Years with the UR-105 CT Streamliner

September 7, 2017
Urwerk is 20 years old! A time to look back over our shoulder, not with nostalgia or regret, but to recapture a sense of excitement. It was 20 years ago that 22-year-old Felix Baumgartner set foot in New York, where Martin Frei had made his home. It was vibrant, noisy and thrilling, a giant playground of fantasy and tension. Today...
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Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017 Nominees Announced

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017 Nominees Announced

September 1, 2017
The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has unveiled its list of the 72 timepieces pre-selected by the jury for the 17th edition of the Grand Prix. This summer, the foundation’s independent jury comprising 28 multi-disciplinary experts of various nationalities and from diverse backgrounds completed the first round of voting. They have chosen six watches for each of the...
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Richard Mille Salutes El Toro

Richard Mille Salutes El Toro

August 15, 2017
The seven-year-strong collaboration between Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal (aka El Toro) and Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille has resulted in a series of record-setting tourbillons, as well as trail-blazing manual-winding watches. This season, following the victory at Roland Garros that made Nadal the first man in history to win a single Grand Slam tennis tournament 10 times, Richard Mille expands...
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In a League of Its Own: The Patrimony Platine

In a League of Its Own: The Patrimony Platine

August 11, 2017
Watchmaking Classic: Patrimony provides a pure and contemporary reinterpretation of a noble classic from the Vacheron Constantin heritage, stemming from the traditional watchmaking of the 1950s. The deliberately minimalistic impression belies a concern for detail aimed at achieving perfectly balanced lines. The dial, applied hour-markers and hands all follow the gentle curve of the case, complemented by a perfectly designed...
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Just Arrived: The Benu Tourbillon

Just Arrived: The Benu Tourbillon

August 7, 2017
In 2010, the name Benu saluted the impressive genesis of the Moritz Grossmann band. As the young manufacture's first manually wound watch, the Benu embodies the horological precision of Moritz Grossmann, the elegance of his timekeeping instruments, and conceptual aspirations of the watchmakers at Grossmann in the 21st century. Their ambition is to meld micromechanical ingenuity and traditional artisanship with...
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Stylish Traveler: The Toric Hemispheres Retrograde from Parmigiani Fleurier

Stylish Traveler: The Toric Hemispheres Retrograde from Parmigiani Fleurier

August 3, 2017
The Toric Hemispheres Retrograde is the ultimate traveler’s timepiece. With its dual time zone indication, it allows any two locations to be paired, and correct to the nearest minute. It even allows those locations with a half-hour or quarter-hour difference to be paired with full hour times set from the Greenwich meridian. Featuring a knurled bezel, the signature feature of...
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