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Harry Winston Jumps into the Future of Watch Design with the Project Z12

Following in the footsteps of Harry Winston‘s previous Z10 and Z11 timepieces, the new Z12 uses the late Harry Winston’s childhood in New York City as a source of inspiration. Here, an arched blue bridge that straddles the central axis of the dial is inspired by the Manhattan bridges that influenced the world-renowned jeweler’s life and times. 

At first glance, the whirling circle of numerals and markers feels confusing and difficult to grasp as a timekeeping instrument....

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Five U.S.-Exclusive Watches for Independence Day

The United States of America celebrates its most patriotic holiday today, July 4, and what better way to show off both your American pride and your horological savvy than by sporting one of the rare special-edition timepieces aimed exclusively at the American market? We rounded up five, including a few that bear the red, white, and blue colors of Old Glory.

Germany’s A. Lange & Söhne is offering a new, highly limited version of the Saxonia Annual Calendar to its devotées in the United...

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BURLAP, a New Hong Kong-Based Brand, Debuts an Automatic Pilots’ Watch

BURLAP Watches is a young brand out of Hong Kong that is set to make an immediate impression in the affordable watch segment. Starting this week, the brand’s first timepiece, an attractive and automatic pilots’ watch, will be up for sale on Kickstarter for $299. After the Kickstarter campaign wraps up on July 31, the watch will be available for a still very reasonable $465.

The watch is evocative of a simpler time and pays tribute to classic pilots’ watch design with a 43 mm...

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Rebuilding History: Omega Unveils “First Omega Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition”

Omega made its first chronograph to be worn on the wrist in 1913, during that transitional era of timekeeping history when pocketwatches were beginning to fall out of fashion in favor of the newly ascendant wristwatches. This week, the venerable Bienne-based manufacture announced the milestone launch of 18 historically influenced timepieces, designed to channel the look of the 1913 original and outfitted with refurbished movements from that bygone era. Here’s what you need to know about... Read more: Rebuilding History: Omega Unveils “First Omega Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition”

A Collector’s Talking Piece: Formex Swiss Watches

Here’s why my new Formex watch made my (every) day: An unaltered customer review by Robert Block, California, USA – software executive and passionate watch nerd…

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My watch collection — like most, I suspect — covers all the bases: the chronograph, dress watch, sports watch, watches for work and weekends as well as some vintage pieces. For me, each watch tells more than just the time. They are my personal style statement and represent craftsmanship, tradition and passion. Each addition has bee...

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Do Androids Dream of Horological Sheep?: A Look at Pierre Jaquet-Droz and his Automata

Pierre Jaquet-Droz could very well be the greatest innovator horology has ever seen. His revolutionary automata are living – yet not breathing – proof of his technical genius. Lesser known is how he embraced the business side of clockmaking in a thoroughly modern way by becoming one of the first horologists to have an influence that spread from Great Britain all the way to the Far East. On top of all that, he found a way to not only elevate and educate his son, Henri-Louis, but also to adopt a l...

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G-SHOCK Combines Durability with Connectivity in the MTG-B1000

Just in time for the peak of summer, G-SHOCK has returned with a new product launch focused on bridging the gap between connectivity and high-performance durability. The MTG-B1000 fits seamlessly into the brand’s catalog of analog timepieces with connected capability. The real news here, however, is that this watch is the first MT-G with Smartphone Link software to include the new hyper-shock-resistant structure that the Japanese brand has been quietly developing.

G-SHOCK has long been...

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