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January 2009

SIHH 2009: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic Navy Seals

Introducing the new Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic Navy SEALs. In 2007, the Master Compressor Diving Pro created a stir and a huge craze in the diving world with its mechanical depth gauge that gives the case such a characteristic shape. With this exclusive Navy SEALs version, a 300-piece limited edition in pink gold with a shotpeened ceramic bezel, watertight to 300 metres, Jaeger-LeCoultre is once again asserting the exceptional nature of its depth gauge system. This instrument has a membrane that is sensitive to the water pressure exerted on its metallic head. It transmits the information to a rack, which in turn transmits it to a hand.

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SIHH 2009: Jaeger-LeCoultre Navy Seals GMT Chronograph

The Master Compressor Diving Chronograph GMT Navy SEALs. The Manufacture's engineers justifiably consider reliability and safety to be indispensable requirements for a diving watch. Accordingly, they have made the 1500-piece limited edition titanium watertight to 1000 metres and the 500-piece pink gold version watertight to 300 metres. This watch is a member of the very select circle of timepieces that combine the chronograph function with a second time zone. The new self-winding mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre's Calibre 757, operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 65-hour power reserve.

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BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Ocean Blue

[ via Blancpain ] Blancpain presents a world-first preview of its new Fifty Fathoms watch in a special limited series of 50. This exclusive edition is clad in a deep blue colour celebrating the inseparable ties binding the Manufacture in Le Brassus to the splendours of the ocean depths. It plays the starring role in an exhibition that is unique in Switzerland and is on show in the Cité du Tempsin Geneva from January 19th to February 28th 2009. For the first time ever,the most significant models of this legendary diver's watch - from 1953 to the present day - are united under one roof.

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FERRARI Scuderia Spider & Wristwatch

Ferrari recently introduced a Limited Edition Scuderia Spider sportscar and Scuderia 1/8th Second Limited Edition wristwatch. Ferrari Scuderia 1/8th Second FER00025 Technical Specifications: Movement automatic mechanical, Panerai OP XXI calibre, 13 ¼ lignes, 42 jewels. Monometallic Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 42 hours, Côtes de Genève decorations on the bridges. Rotor engraved with the prancing horse. Functions hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph with two counters, one with hand rotating once per second in 1/8 second increments, tachymeter scale. Case diameter 45 mm, in polished steel with brushed edges, screw-down chronograph push-pieces and winding crown with the Ferrari logo and rims worked with square-grid pattern. Bezel brushed steel with brushed finish. Back steel, screw-in, with sapphire crystal window decorated with a metallic grid; round the edge is engraved the inscription Engineered by OFFICINE PANERAI. Dial black with

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A. Lange & Sohne Testlab Report

Under the Hammer: The DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL in the Test Lab You may expect a watch made by A. Lange & Söhne to live longer than its owner. Therefore, all new models are subjected to one of the most extensive tests in the watchmaking industry. Even the most complex ones, such as the DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL.

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TB BUTI Photos from 2008 Baselworld Show

These are some photos I took at the TB Buti booth, at Baselworld 2008. I am looking forward to photographing their new models at the 2009 Baselworld show, in March.

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