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December 2009

Romain Gauthier Red Gold & Black Dial

Romain Gauthier is an independent watchmaker based in La Vallée de Joux. All of their movements are developed and manufactured in-house and feature exquisite hand finishing. In fact, their finishes are regarded as some of the best in the industry. Click "more", and you will see what I am talking about.

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Panerai Radiomir PAM349 Cali Minerva Ti

Officine Panerai recently introduced a 12 piece limited collector's edition watch called the Radiomir PAM349, with a Cali dial, gold luminous hands and Minerva hand wound movement. It features an uncommonly large 47mm titanium case, which is actually the size of the 1936 prototype and 1938 production models for which it is based.

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GUSTAFSSON & SJÖGREN Damascus Steel Watches

Gustafsson & Sjogren watches are the result of a partnership between Swedish knifesmith Johan Gustafsson and Swedish watchmaker Patrik Sjogren. What do knifes have in common with watches? Well, in this case, Damascus steel. Damascus steel is a thousand plus year old technique of hot-forging steel, originally used to create blades for swords. But not just any blades, blades of legendary sharpness and strength. Johan and Patrik came up with another great use, though, they decided to use this forging technique, to create beautiful handmade watch dials.

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Vincent Bérard Luvorene I

Rolling Stones guitarist and painter Ronnie Wood has taken delivery of a LUVORENE I model personalised with the high art of watchmaking brand of Vincent Bérard in La Chaux-de-Fonds. A choice ambassador but by deliberate choice - the result of a meeting and reciprocal connivance between two artists.

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Porsche Design Flat Six P'6310 PVD/Orange

Porsche Design has unveiled a very sporty new Flat Six P'6310. It features a simple 3-hand configuration, with an easy to read black dial and white luminous hour markers, hours and minutes hands. The flange and seconds hand are orange, a perfect match for the ultra sporty orange/black Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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Audemars Piguet NYC Boutique

Last month, I had a chance to stop by the brand new Audemars Piguet boutique in Midtown, at 57th Street, in between Park Ave and Madison Ave. The new store is very spacious and accommodating, at 3,000 sq ft, it boasts more than triple the space of the old AP location. I met everyone that works there and they were very friendly and helpful. The watches they have are far ranging, from Jules Audemars to Millenaries to Royal Oaks to Royal Oak Offshores. Definitely one of the best selections of AP watches in the country.

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Jason Pitsch

Interview: Vincent Perriard CEO of TechnoMarine

Jason Pitsch

JP: As a CEO at Concord, what did you learn about the watch business that might help you revitalize Technormarine? VP: Believe in what you do and live your ideas with passion, without limit and without external pressure. My team and I have never feared not to succeed. This is a real freedom and a state of mind that I always had in my previous experiences. So, the story continues with TechnoMarine... !

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The Cartier ID One Concept

The Cartier ID One is a highly advanced concept timepiece developed entirely in the Cartier workshops. It requires no adjustment, is lubrication free and is insensitive to temperature, shocks and magnetic fields.

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