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September 2011

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Titanium, Ruthenium and Ceramic

Introducing the Monaco V4 Next Generation Titanium, Ruthenium and Ceramic, the most high-tech Monaco to date. The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Next Generation comes in a 41 mm diameter case made of Grade 5 titanium, with fine-brushed silicon nitride ceramic inserts. Other titanium components include hand-applied faceted indexes on the dial, minutes and hour hands, small seconds hand (at 4 o'clock), the crown and the strap's folding buckle. The V4's high-tech movement is mechanically the same as the original, but the finishes have been completely reworked. A high-resistance black ruthenium coating was used on the base plate and the Côtes de Genève decorated bridges. The black finish contrasts with the white "V4" and TAG Heuer" engravings on the dial, as well as the patented transmission and white rewind belts (made of high-tech white polymers exclusively developed for this timepiece).

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Zenith Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Chronograph

In collaboration with Musée International d'Horlogerie (MIH), Zenith introduces the Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Chronograph. The Captain Winsor features Zenith's famous El Primero chronograph caliber, with the addition of new complication, the annual calendar. An annual calendar displays the date, day of the week and month with only one adjustment required per year.

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Hands-On with the Tissot Veloci-T Automatic Chronograph

Originally introduced in 2009 with a quartz movement, the Tissot Veloci-T Chronograph is also available in an automatic mechanical version. The Veloci-T comes in a stainless steel case measuring 42 mm in diameter by 14.89 mm in height. The case is brushed, with polished accents on the crown, pushers and lug edges. The pushers are rectangular shaped with black textured inserts, which add to the overall race inspired design. The dial is black with two chronograph subdials (at 12 and 6 o'clock), a small second subdial (at 9 o'clock), a date window (at 3 o'clock). Hour markers are applied and feature luminous paint. The bezel is brushed steel with an engraved tachymeter scale that is useful for converting time intervals to speed. A Swiss automatic mechanical ETA C01.211 powers hours, minutes, seconds, date and stopwatch (chronograph) functions. Power reserve is

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Timex Intelligent Quartz collection

Introducing the new Timex Intelligent Quartz collection. Timex's IQ collection consists of six different models, and a variety of colorways for each model. The best part of the new collection, is the advanced functions that include: perpetual calendar, world time, fly-back chronograph, compass, tide temperature compass, fly-back chronograph compass and altimeter.

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Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Yacht Club de Monaco

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Monaco Classic Week, Hublot has created the Classic Fusion Chronograph Yacht Club de Monaco. Hublot has a natural link with the Yacht Club de Monaco, having been appointed the official timekeeper for this prestigious site and its activities in 2005. The Classic Fusion Chronograph is available in a titanium case, which was chosen for its lightness, shock resistance and corrosion resistance. The classic 45 mm Hublot case features a mixture of brush, satin and polished surfaces, including 10 titanium H-shaped countersunk polished and locked screws. The dial is deep navy blue, which matches the navy blue alligator strap. Silver-plated chronograph counters in a two register configuration give the watch an appealing classic look. Silver-plated hour markers. Hands are faceted, diamond-polished, skeletonized and rhodium-plated. The Classic Fusion is powered by the HUB 1143

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Corum Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Deep Dive

Introducing the Corum Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Deep Dive, a true professional dive watch. According to the FHS, "Divers' watches must be water resistant at 330 ft minimum. They must also feature a time controller and comply with standards provided by NIHS 92-11 (ISO 6425) : luminosity, shock resistance, anti-magnetism, band solidity." With a massive 48 mm x 18.9 mm solid Grade 5 titanium case, the Seafender 48 can withstand pressure far greater than the ISO 6425 dive watch standard requires. In fact, with a depth rating of 1,000 meters, it is actually ten times better.

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Introducing the Breitling Colt II collection

Breitling has introduced a completely redesigned line of quartz powered Colt timepieces. The Breitling Colt II collection comes in either a 44 mm (men's) or 33 mm (women's) stainless steel case, and is available in 3-hand or chronograph versions. The redesigned steel bezel is brushed on the top with a polished finish on the side. Aside from the crown, pushers and bezel flank, the case is all brushed steel.

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Xetum introduces stainless steel bracelet for entire collection

California-based watch brand Xetum now offers stainless steel bracelets for their entire collection. If you are buying a new Xetum timepiece, there is no additional charge. If you already have a Xetum timepiece and want the new bracelet, it will cost $120.

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Richard Lange Tourbillon "Pour le Mérite" Handwerkskunst

Introducing the Richard Lange Tourbillon "Pour le Mérite" Handwerkskunst. The Handwerkskunst is a 15-watch limited edition of the fourth "Pour le Mérite" that was introduced in Glashutte in December 2010.

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Only Watch 2011 - 40 of the World's Best Watchmakers

On September 23, 2011 at 4 PM (GMT +1, same as Geneva time) the Only Watch 2011 Charity Auction bidding will begin. Forty of the world's best watchmakers have donated one-of-a-kind models to be auctioned; all proceeds will aid in research of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The fourth edition of the biennial Only Watch Charity auction will take place at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, under the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Antiquorum will take bids in-person and online. View all lots via the online catalog or virtual catalog.

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