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Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date

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www.watchtime.com | watch to watch  | Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date | Glashutte Original SenSixties PanoDate 150 We’ve noted previously here on WatchTime.com the prevalence of blue dial/blue strap combos among this year’s crop of new watches. Today we focus on one of these timepieces, the Sixties Panorama Date, from Glashütte Original’s retro-styled Senator Sixties collection, offered this year in a striking midnight blue version.

Glashütte Original, based in the watchmaking town of Glashütte in the German state of Saxony, launched its Sixties line, originally part of its Senator collection, in 2007 and has added to the family in subsequent years. This watch derives its name from the large “Panorama” date above the 6 o’clock position, a hallmark of the brand and of Glashütte watchmaking in general. The watch’s dial is domed and made of German silver, which is galvanized in Glashütte Original’s own dial factory. Its shiny azure hue is enhanced by a sunburst finish. There are Arabic numerals, in a ’60s-vintage font, at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions, surrounded by precisely milled hour indices and finely drawn minute markers.

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The white-gold hour and minute hands are slightly curved to echo the slight curvature of the dial and are highlighted in Super-LumiNova. The stainless steel case of the Sixties Panorama Date is 42 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 30 meters. It has a sapphire crystal with nonreflective treatment on both sides and an additional sapphire viewing window in the caseback that shows off the watch’s automatic movement, Caliber 39-47. The movement measures 30.95 mm in diameter and 5.9 mm thick and has a frequency of 28,800 vph and power reserve of approximately 40 hours. The finishing on the movement includes beveled edges, polished steel parts, a three-quarters plate with Glashütte wave decoration, and a swan’s neck fine adjustment; the latter two features are also traditional to Saxon watchmaking.

Many watch enthusiasts will appreciate the details of the watch’s signature complication, the panorama date. Whereas the date windows on many colored watch dials use standard black-on-white typography, which can distract from the dial’s coloring, this one features white type on midnight blue to maintain the consistency of the color scheme. The Louisiana alligator leather strap is also in a matching dark blue color and is secured by a stainless steel pin buckle. The Glashutte Original Sixties Panorama Date is priced at $9,200; there is also another midnight-blue Sixties watch — minus the big date function, containing Caliber 39-42 and in a 39-mm case — available for $7,100.

 

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The Phantom: Ulysse Nardin’s Newest Freak

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www.watchtime.com | technology  | The Phantom: Ulysse Nardins Newest Freak | Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom reclining 150 Ulysse Nardin made the watch cognoscenti sit up and take notice back in 2001, when it unveiled its wildly unconventional Freak watch, one of the first timepieces to use silicon in key parts of its movement. This year’s new Freak Phantom, introduced at Baselworld 2013, continues that tradition of innovation and, well, freakishness.

The original Ulysse Nardin Freak, which was the first timepiece to use silicon escapement wheels, also turned heads with its unprecedented design, with no traditional dial, crown or hands. Instead, the watch and its movement were designed so that the movement itself, would rotate in a manner that could indicate the time. The watch has undergone many evolutions since then, including a version that was the first-ever watch to use Ulysse Nardin’s patented “DiamonSil” material, a type of diamond-coated silicon. (Click on photos for larger images.)

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The Freak Phantom (an earlier version of this watch was introduced last year as the Freak Diavalo, but UN reps revealed to us at Baselworld that the “Devilish” moniker was a problem in some Spanish-speaking markets) uses even  more silicon parts in the movement than previous Freaks – including for the hairspring and throughout the majority of the escapement. The movement of the Freak Phantom — Caliber UN-208 — is produced entirely in-house, including the oscillator. It is outfitted with an eight-day “flying” carrousel tourbillon, which makes a complete revolution around the center once every hour to indicate hours and minutes. The tourbillon cage, which rotates in on itself once per minute, has an arrow that indicates the passing of the seconds on a transparent half-circle. The “zero” position stays steady on the axis of the minute indicator.

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Both the “flying” motion of the minutes-indication movement and the seconds-indication via the tourbillon cage are enabled by a cutting-edge ball-bearing system that dispenses with the need for a supporting bridge. Like previous versions of the Ulysse Nardin Freak, the Freak Phantom’s movement is wound by turning the bezel on the back of the case (one full rotation is equivalent to 12 hours of power reserve), and the time is adjusted by turning the front bezel. Because of a direct gear link between the three “hands,” the user needn’t worry about throwing the hour, minute or second out of step when adjusting or readjusting the time. The movement offers a very lengthy power reserve of eight days. The Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom is a limited edition of 99 pieces. Its 45-mm diameter case is in 18k rose gold, which contrasts boldly with the black tones of the dial-side movement. The watch will retail for $137,000.

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Whirlwind Romance: Three New Watches with Multiple Tourbillons (Video)

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www.watchtime.com | watches  | Whirlwind Romance: Three New Watches with Multiple Tourbillons (Video) | TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS 150Nowadays, almost any luxury watch brand worthy of the name offers at least one timepiece with a tourbillon. But there are only a handful of brands that have pushed the envelope to create watches with two, three or even four tourbillons. Here we take a look at three such watches that made their debut at this year’s Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs.

Roger Dubuis is the only watch company to produce a watch with a movement that is both skeletonized and equipped with two flying tourbillons. The Excalibur Double Tourbillon Skeleton, introduced at the SIHH in January, features the brand’s imposing 45-mm-diameter Excalibur case, recently redesigned to be 12 percent thinner and more ergonomic. The case maintains the distinctive fluted bezel, prominent crown guard, and triple-lug strap attachment. The movement, in-house Caliber RD01SQ, has 319 parts and incorporates a differential system that averages the rates of the two tourbillons for greater timekeeping precision.

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Above and below: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Skeleton

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Greubel Forsey has not only created several watches with more than one tourbillon; it has made the multiple-tourbillon watch a hallmark of the brand. And in most cases, it is not shy about showing those tourbillons off. In this year’s Quadruple Tourbillon Secret, however, discretion is the name of the game. In this extremely limited timepiece — only eight will be made — the four tourbillons are hidden beneath the blackened gold dial and visible only through the exhibition caseback or through a lateral viewing window in the caseband. In Greubel Forsey’s system, the four tourbillons work as two pairs of double tourbillons (with 30-degree inclined balances) linked by a spherical differential system similar to the ones used in cars. The large small-seconds subdial at 7/8 o’clock displays 240 seconds, indicating the four-minute rotation of the outer double tourbillon cage, while the smaller subdial at 5 o’clock shows the four-minute rotation of the second double tourbillon cage. The power-reserve subdial at 2 o’clock indicates the average rate of the two inclined wheel oscillators, arrived at by means of the differential. The movement, composed of 519 components (261 of which make up the four tourbillon cages) has two mainspring barrels that hold a power reserve of 50 hours.

 

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Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Secret, front (above) and back (below)

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TAG Heuer, better known for chronographs than tourbillons, has combined both horological technologies into the concept watch it introduced at this year’s Baselworld, the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS. The watch, which TAG Heuer touts as “the first-ever magnetic double tourbillon” uses a patented system with two magnetic pendulums in place of hairsprings and two tourbillons, one controlling the timekeeping and the other a chronograph. The watch chain turns at 12 Hz and the chronograph chain at 50 Hz; the tourbillon linked to the chronograph, which can indicate intervals to 1/100th second, beats at a superfast 360,000 vph and rotates 12 times per minute. The tourbillon pendulums and their bridges, made of 18k rose gold, are visible through the brushed anthracite dial. The dial has the chronograph minutes counter at 12 o’clock, chronograph seconds counter at 3 o’clock, and the chronograph’s power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock; the placement of the crown, at 12 o’clock, is a nod to TAG Heuer’s historical hand-held stopwatches of the past.

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TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS, front (above) and back (below)

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TAG Heuer Launches 6 New Carreras with GMT and Big Date

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www.watchtime.com | watches  | TAG Heuer Launches 6 New Carreras with GMT and Big Date | TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre8 GMT 150As we’ve previously covered, the TAG Heuer Carrera turned 50 this year, inspiring the brand to release a slew of new Carrera models at this year’s Baselworld — most of them, like the original Carrera, chronographs. However, not to be overlooked is the non-chronograph version that also debuted: The Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT.

The new watch combines two other popular complications: a large “grande date” in a hand-applied, beveled window at 12 o’clock; and a GMT (second time zone) indication, represented as an independent hours-and-minutes subdial at 6 o’clock. The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT resembles an earlier TAG Heuer watch, the Grand Carrera Calibre 8 RS, which contained the same base movement; the Grand Carrera included a module for the GMT function that used a rotating system (RS) rather than the more traditional subdial used here.

The case is 41 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 100 meters, and features brushed and polished surfaces and a thin, polished bezel. The curved, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is treated with nonreflective coating on both sides; another sapphire window in the caseback displays Calibre 8, an automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve, rapid date correction function, and a rotor decorated with côtes de Genève. The TAG Heuer Calibre 8 movement — which consists of an ETA 2892-A2 base and a Soprod TT651 module that powers both the big date and GMT displays — is also a COSC-certified chronometer.

Six versions of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT are available, all pictured below: dial options are black, silver and anthracite (the later two have a sunray pattern), each paired with either a matching-color alligator leather strap (except the silver dial, paired with a brown strap) or with the so-called Grand Carrera stainless steel bracelet, with three rows of links bearing alternating polished and brush-finished surfaces. The dials all have polished, hand-applied faceted indices and polished hour and minute hands, all with luminescent material, as well as a hand-applied TAG Heuer “shield” logo at 3 o’clock.

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A $1,000 G-Shock? Casio Unveils That and More at 2013 “Shock the World” Event

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www.watchtime.com | scene  | A $1,000 G Shock? Casio Unveils That and More at 2013 Shock the World Event | Casio G Shock MTG 150Casio‘s year-long celebration of its iconic G-Shock watch’s 30th anniversary culminated in last week’s “Shock the World” VIP event in New York City. Among the highlights were a performance by rap star and G-Shock endorser Eminem and the U.S. launch of the MT-G, a collection of new metal/resin G-Shock watches starting at $900.

Held Wednesday, August 7th at Basketball City in downtown Manhattan,  STW 2013 featured the introduction of an array of new Casio G-Shock timepieces, highlighted by a trio of brand-new models and several “collaboration” pieces, made in cooperation with athletes, entertainers, and lifestyle brands. The new G-Shocks included the Rangeman, the newest addition to “Master of G” collection, a military-inspired watch for first-response professionals; the GDX6900, a larger version of the existing 6900 model; and the MT-G, the G-Shock model that Casio says is meant to reposition the brand for the premium collector market. Most notable among the “collaboration” pieces was the G-Shock Eminem limited edition, made in cooperation with the hip-hop star.

As in past “Shock the World” events, numerous celebrity G-Shock fans and endorsers were in attendance, some even taking the stage at the pre-event press conference, including actor James Marsden, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (who touted the new GDX6900), supermodel Jessica Stam (who endorsed the latest Baby-G ladies’ models), and snowboarder Louie Vito (who modeled his own new “Collaboration” G-Shock model). After the press conference, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served while DJ Mick Boogie warmed up the crowd for opening act Yelawolf and main event Eminem, who performed an hour-long set of some of his biggest hits.

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Eminem wears a G-Shock for his performance at Casio’s 2013 “Shock the World” event

Along with the much-anticipated set by “Slim Shady,” the evening’s other most buzzed-about attraction was the G-Shock MT-G, which Casio announced will begin hitting U.S. retailers at the end of this year. The “MT” stands for “Metal Twisted” — the watch’s case is constructed of a stainless steel covering melded to the G-Shock brand’s advanced “Core Guard Structure” of stainless steel, resin and a substance called “Alpha Gel.” The movement, which features a chronograph function, is Casio’s LED-infused “Tough Movement” with a Multi-Band 6 atomic timekeeping feature that receives radio-controlled time and date updates from global transmitting stations. The watch, whose case and movement components are all made in-house at Casio’s advanced factory in Yamagata, Japan, also features a quick-lock “Smart Access” electronic crown, which allows the wearer to access all the functions by unlocking the crown and turning it in the desired direction. The MT-G’s composite bracelet has stainless steel links layered on the underside with soft-touch, low-thermal-conductivity resin panels for optimal comfort on the skin. The first wave of the MT-G collection will consist of three models: in polished stainless steel and resin (Ref. MTGS1000D-1A), for $900; in black-ion-plated steel and resin (MTGS1000BD-1A) for $1,000; and a limited-edition 30th anniversary model in black ion-plated steel with gold highlights and and a red-paneled bracelet (MTGS1030BD-1A), for $1,100.

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The MTGS1000D-1A, at $900, ushers in the first “premium” G-Shock collection.

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The MTGS1000BD-1A ($1,000) is finished in black ion plating.

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The MTGS1030BD-1A is a limited edition commemorating G-Shock’s 30th anniversary

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The engraved caseback is steel; the undersides of the steel bracelet links are made of heat-resistant resin.

The new addition to the “Master of G” collection — which includes the Frogman, Mudman and Riseman models — is the GW9400 Rangeman, a “tactical” timepiece designed with military uses in mind. Like other models in the collection, the Rangeman is built to be exceptionally shock-resistant and mud-resistant, employs the Tough Solar Power system to charge the watch and the Multi-Band 6 atomic timekeeping system to receive radio signals for the time and date, and is equipped with numerous functions, including a chronograph, 48-city world time indicator, and a digital compass. The Rangeman also includes sunrise/sunset data, a barometer to measure atmospheric pressure , a thermometer to measure temperature, and an altimeter to measure altitude to within one-meter increments at one-second intervals. All the functions are controlled by a one-touch sensor button with a textured surface. The watch has a 200-meter-water-resistant urethane case with a steel caseback. The newest Master of G watch, available in either black or military green, will retail for $300.

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The Rangeman’s LCD dial has three modes, for barometer/thermometer (pictured), compass, and altimeter

Making its public debut on the massive wrist of Brook Lopez, the new new G-Shock GDX6900 has a case nearly 10 percent larger than its base model, the 6900. For Casio’s engineers, who pride themselves on the G-Shock’s legendary shock-resistance, accomplishing this was a challenge: increasing the size meant increasing the weight and along with that, the amount of shock it incurs when dropped. Their solution was to add “Alpha-Gel” to the case to absorb impacts and better protect the watch’s internal workings. The result was a bigger 6900 that passed a military-standard test for shock-resistance and also retained its water-resistance of 200 meters. The GDX6900 incorporates numerous functions, including a 48-city world timer, multi-home time for up to four cities, five alarms, chronograph, countdown timer, and 12/24-hour time configurations. The watch has a 10-year battery life and a “Super Illuminator” LED light. Four color versions will debut in October for $130, with another four to follow, at $120.

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The evening’s featured performer was honored with a limited-edition G-Shock adorned with numerous personalized touches. The G-Shock Eminem edition (which is officially designated GDX6900MNM-1) is based on the new GDX6900, here with a matte black case and black-reverse LCD dial, and features an array of Eminem iconography. A stylized silhouette of the city of Detroit — where Marshall Mathers, the future Eminem, famously grew up — is printed in red on the upper side of the black strap. The reverse “E” from the Eminem logo appears on the dial and in the strap loop. The caseback and the lower part of the strap also feature an autograph of “Shady,” the singer’s alter ego. The limited edition G-Shock for Eminem will be available at retailers in December, with a price of $180.

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The Eminem special edition depicts the skyline of Detroit on the black strap.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet

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www.watchtime.com | watch to watch  | Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet | Omega Seamaster PO GoodPlanet front 150Omega‘s long association with the ocean began in 1932 with the invention of its first divers’ watch. In 2011, the brand partnered with the GoodPlanet Foundation, an organization founded in 2005 that promotes environmental awareness and sustainable development. The results of the partnership are evident in a new watch introduced at Baselworld, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet.

Intended as a tribute to the GoodPlanet Foundation and its work to preserve and protect underwater ecosystems, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet has a distinctly maritime look, with a bold, blue lacquered dial with applied indices. The hour, minute and seconds hands are polished, faceted and rhodium-plated, and the central GMT hand is fashioned from aluminum. The hours and seconds hands and GMT hand are coated with a type of white Super-LumiNova that glows blue in the dark. The minute hand, and the dot at 12 o’clock on the unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel, are coated with another type of white Super-LumiNova that emits a green glow. (Click photos for larger images.)

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The date appears in a window at 3 0′clock. The 24-hour GMT scale is printed in orange on the polished, dark blue bezel; the wearer can track the time in a second time zone using the scale and the central GMT hand. The brushed and polished stainless steel case, which also includes a diving-friendly helium-release valve at 10 o’clock, is a generous 43 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 600 meters. It features a domed sapphire crystal with nonreflective treatment on both sides. There is also a scratch-resistant sapphire window in the caseback, with “GoodPlanet Foundation” engraved around its periphery and offering a view of the watch’s movement. The movement, Omega’s co-axial Caliber 8605, features automatic winding and a three-level co-axial escapement with an Si14 silicon balance spring.

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The watch is offered with either a stainless steel bracelet (price: $8,100) or an ocean-inspired blue rubber strap ($8,000). Omega has committed a portion of the proceeds from sales of each Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet watch to the Foundation’s project to preserve the mangroves and seagrasses in Southeast Asia and educate the local populace about safeguarding these natural resources.

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

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www.watchtime.com | watch to watch  | Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph | Patek Philippe nautlius Chrono 150This year’s Baselworld saw one aesthetic trend — blue dials — coming on strong, and another — two-tone steel-and-gold looks — trickling back into the market after a few years out of fashion. Both are in evidence in this week’s Watch to Watch, the new two-tone, chronograph version of Patek Philippe’s luxury sport watch, the Nautilus.

Patek Philippe introduced the first Nautilus, a recognized classic among sport watches along with the Rolex Daytona, Omega Seamaster, Heuer Carrera, and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, in 1976, and re-engineered it for modern tastes in 2007. Since then, Patek has released several versions of the Nautilus, with various complications (like last year’s version with an annual calendar) and in different materials.

This model, designated Reference 5980/1AR-001, is the first in the revamped Nautilus family to combine stainless steel and rose gold, with gold used for the bezel, screw-down crown, and chronograph pushers. The bracelet has both steel and gold links and the fold-over clasp that is characteristic of the Nautilus. The case is 40.5 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 120 meters. Gold, treated with luminescent coating, is also used for the hour markers on the blue gradient dial. The dial has a date window at 3 o’clock and a chronograph subdial at 6 o’clock that tallies both minutes (up to 60) and hours (up to 12), while the central chronograph hand sweeps around the dial.

The movement, which can be seen through a sapphire window in the caseback, is Patek Philippe’s manufacture Caliber CH 28-520 C, an automatic movement powering a date indicator and chronograph function. It is 30 mm in diameter and 6.63 mm thick, with 327 parts total, including 35 jewels and 13 bridges. Its Gyromax balance oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz). Like all Patek Philippe watches since 2009, this one forgoes the famed Geneva Hallmark in favor of its own Patek Philippe Seal, which the company says has even more stringent standards of quality.

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph will retail in the U.S. for $67,700. (Click photos below for larger images.)

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The chronograph hours and minutes are both recorded on the subdial at 6 o’clock.

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The watch contains Caliber CH 28-520 C; the Patek Philippe quality seal is in the upper left.

 

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