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A New Annual Calendar from Laurent Ferrier

We’ve been slowly working our way through the highlights of the independent brands that attended SIHH 2018 and it’s high time we took a look at what Laurent Ferrier has to offer this year. The septuagenarian Swiss watchmaker, who was formerly the Creative Director of Patek Philippe, introduced the Galet Annual Calendar School Piece during the Geneva fair. This watch is most notable for including the brand’s fifth in-house caliber, the LF.126.01.

A New Annual Calendar from Laurent Ferrier

The Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual

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Borrowed Time: Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212

Raymond Weil, owned and operated by the Bernheim family, is one of the very few remaining family-owned watch companies, alongside prestigious maisons like Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe. Up until very recently, it remained a member of another diminishing breed in the luxury watch industry — a manufacturer that used solely outsourced movements to power its watches and did not produce at least one proprietary movement of its own. That changed in 2017, when Raymond Weil launched its Calibre R... Read more: Borrowed Time: Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212

Girard-Perregaux: The Neo Tourbillon With Three Bridges Skeleton

During an interview at SIHH 2018 with German watch portal watchtime.net, Girard-Perregaux‘s CEO Antonio Calce, talked about two of their new creations, the Laureato Chronograph and the Neo Tourbillon with Three Bridges Skeleton. Watch the video to find out more:

For more information visit the brand’s website.

 

The Neo Tourbillon With Three Bridges Skeleton

In unveiling the first ever skeleton version of its Neo Tourbillon with Three Bridges, Girard-Perregaux is showcasing a new...

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A Comprehensive Look at Georges Kern’s First Collection with Breitling

It’s been a little over six months since we heard the news that longtime Richemont executive Georges Kern was leaving the confines of the luxury conglomerate to join Breitling. Today, after months of teasing his work on his personal social media account, we received word on what Kern’s first collection will look like and it’s a doozy.

The Breathing Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph.

The Breathing Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph with black alligator strap.

We’ve got five new additions to the iconic Navitimer line in a variety...

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Inside the Baume Mercier Capeland Chronograph

Baume & Mercier launched its redesigned Capeland watch at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva in 2011. In this watch test feature from our archives, WatchTime gives this luxury-sport chronograph the once-over.

The watch has a harmonious design featuring a brown sunburst finish on the dial, a stainless-steel case and a brown leather strap. We found the dial especially attractive, with its color scheme of brown, red, black and white and its subdials in a symmetrical tri-compax arrangement. We also...

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Bulova Celebrates the 60th Annual Grammy Awards with a New Watch

If you missed the Grammys last night, don’t worry. All you need to know is that Bruno Mars won a lot of awards. Six in fact. In light of his domination, you may have missed the one thing watch enthusiasts keep an eye out for when they watch the annual “Best in Music” ceremony: What watches are the artists and celebrities wearing?

The big news on that end is that Bulova, in its second year sponsoring the show, handed out a specially designed watch to each winner. Which begs the...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Longines Avigation BigEye

For this week’s “Vintage Eye,” we turn our attention to the vintage re-issue Longines Avigation BigEye. The watch, released late last summer, was one of the most critically-acclaimed timepieces of 2017, and for good reason. With its no-nonsense case, straightforward yet unique dial, and relatively accessible price point, the BigEye represents some of the best attributes in the vintage-revival trend for consumers looking to enter it. For the brand’s work, the watch received plenty of attention fr...

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