Alpina Alpiner Automatic AL-525

New Traditionnelle World Time watch unveiled ahead of Moscow time zone change

July 25, 2014 | Vacheron Constantin

New Traditionnelle World Time watch unveiled ahead of Moscow time zone change

Originally introduced at SIHH in 2011, the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time is now available in platinum. The new model is essentially a platinum version of the original Traditionnelle World Time — with two notable distinctions.


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The purist Patek Philippe Calatrava in white gold

July 24, 2014 | Patek Philippe

The purist Patek Philippe Calatrava in white gold

Sometimes the most basic things in life are the most beautiful.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196 does not have a chronograph, a perpetual calendar, or even a date function. Yet, it exudes the same attention to detail as the most complicated timepieces in the collection. It has the understated elegance that Patek Philippe timepieces are world-renowned for, in the purist form — as a manual wind, time only wristwatch.


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Quick Look: The Breguet Classique Chronograph 5287 with black dial

July 23, 2014 | Breguet

Quick Look: The Breguet Classique Chronograph 5287 with black dial

In 2013, Breguet introduced the 5287 Classique Chronograph, which is available in rose or white gold, with the option of a silver or black dial. We went hands-on with the white gold/silver dial version at Baselworld 2013. However, at the time, the white gold/black dial version was not available to photograph. Today, we bring you the first photo of the white gold/black dial version — and what a photo it is.


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REVIEW: The Alpina Alpiner Automatic

July 22, 2014 | Alpina, REVIEWS

The Alpina Alpiner Automatic Al-525

Overview

Alpina is the sport watch brand from the same group which owns Frederique Constant. Both brands are focused on producing luxury Swiss timepieces which are also affordable, and as a way to increase efficiency, they are made in the same factory in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva”


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Introducing the F.P. Journe Octa Sport in Titanium

July 21, 2014 | F.P. Journe

Introducing the F.P. Journe Octa Sport in Titanium

F.P. Journe has unveiled a new Octa Sport timepiece, with an aluminum movement and dial, in a titanium case. It weighs 60 grams on a rubber strap and 70 grams on a titanium bracelet.


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Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

July 20, 2014 | Omega

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11, which put the first astronauts on the moon, Omega created a special timepiece inspired by the original moon watch that was supplied by Omega and worn on that mission. Today’s date is significant because 45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Be that as it may, technically, it was Monday (July, 21, 1969) that Buzz Aldrin first stepped onto the moon wearing the Speedmaster Professional — making it the first watch worn on the moon. Neil Armstrong, who stepped foot on the moon first, left his watch in the Lunar Module as backup because the LM’s electronic timing module had failed.


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