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February 2011

Most Wanted: Watches at SIHH 2011

The Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea is a re-edition of Jaeger-LeCoultre's original alarm watch. The original versions of the Deep Sea are highly collectible, thankfully Jaeger-LeCoultre tried to keep this piece very true to the original. Careful attention was paid to details as minute as the patina and color of the dial. It even features a plastic crystal, like the original. Retail $12,450.

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Twelve Faces of Time Horological Virtuosos

In 2010, writer Elizabeth Doerr and photographer Ralf Baumgarten released a large format photography book called "Twelve Faces of Time Horological Virtuosos." The book consists of a narrative about 12 different independent watchmakers, including a number of direct quotes from each master, complimented by beautiful black and white photography.

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SIHH 2011: Cartier Astroregulator

This is a short video that demonstrates Cartier's new Astroregulator, which was introduced at SIHH 2011 in January. The Astroregulator features a complication, that like a tourbillon, offsets the negative effects of gravity on the movement. Cartier spent five years developing Calibre 9800 MC Astroregulator, a mechanical movement that was designed, developed, produced and assembled in-house.

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SIHH 2011: Richard Mille Extra Flat Automatic RM 033

At SIHH 2011 there were quite a few ultra-thin watches introduced, only one skeletonized ultra-thin, though, the Richard Mille Extra Flat Automatic RM 033. Available in titanium (shown above), 18K white gold or red gold, each case is 45.70 mm in diameter, and only 6.3 mm thick.

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The Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph Guilloché Steel

Ralph Lauren unveiled three very interesting "Sporting" timepieces at SIHH 2011 this past January. The Sporting Watch (with unique Burled wood dial), the Sporting Chronograph Black Ceramic and the Sporting Chronograph Guilloche steel (shown above). The guilloché-work on the chronograph is not something you see much in this price range, making it maybe the most compelling of the three new "sporting models.

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SIHH 2011 Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

This was a big year for Richemont brand, Baume & Mercier, as they introduced quite a few new models, and redesigned many of their current collections. The biggest announcement for their men's watches, though, was the introduction of a totally new Capeland Flyback Chronograph.

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The Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph Black Ceramic

Ralph Lauren and the Richemont Group began collaborating in 2007 and have offered timepieces designed by Ralph Lauren and manufactured by the Richemont Group since 2008. For 2011, though, they have produced some of their most attractive timepieces yet. Three RL pieces, in particular, stood out for Ralph Lauren at SIHH 2011. The new vintage Bugatti inspired Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch and the two new Sporting Chronographs. The Sporting Chronographs are available in black ceramic (shown above), and a steel guilloche model. The new Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph in matte black ceramic is hard to resist. It is available in both 39 mm and 45 mm case sizes, with the 39 mm you get a very simple black and white dial, and with the 45 mm version, you get a black and white dial, with red central chronograph seconds

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SIHH 2011: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time

One of Vacheron Constantin's most popular novelties at SIHH 2011, was the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time. Their new world time watch features a specially designed complication that allows it to simultaneously display 37 different time zones (as opposed to 24). It also has an innovative day/night indicator that uses a map with a special translucent rotating disk overtop, with shading on half of the disk, therefore indicating in which part of the world it's day and night, at a glance.

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Cartier Santos Dumont Black Titanium

For SIHH 2011, Cartier introduced a new skeletonized version of their iconic Santos timepiece - the Santos Dumont Black Titanium. Measuring 39 mm x 47 mm, the rectangular case is made of titanium and is coated in Cartier's version of Diamond Like Carbon (ADLC).

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