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December 2011

Rolex Square Crown Guard Submariner 5512

Only produced for a small period of time circa 1959, Square Crown Guard 5512 Rolex Submariners are very rare. They were the first batch of Submariners produced after Rolex switched from ref. 5510 (without crown guards) to ref. 5512 (with square or non-square crown guards).

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Concept: Lamborghini Avenger Vertical Tourbillon

This is just a concept, not a real watch. Cool, nonetheless.

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Baselworld 2012: Glashütte Original Senator Observer 1911 Julius Assmann

In honor of Julius Assmann, Glashütte Original will introduce a limited edition model at Baselworld 2012 called the Senator Observer 1911 Julius Assmann.

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A. Lange & Söhne Datograph AUF/AB Hands-On

In advance of the 2012 SIHH show, Glashütte based manufacture A. Lange & Söhne recently previewed one of their forthcoming novelties. In Dresden, Germany in front of a group of journalists from around the globe - Wilhelm Schmid (CEO) and Anthony De Haas (Director of Product Development) - revealed the new Datograph AUF/AB Flyback Chronograph. The Datograph is not an all new timepiece, instead it is more of an evolution. Basically, Lange took one of their most famous timepieces, and made it better. The first Datograph was presented in 1999, and now more than a decade later the Datograph has received a major update, both aesthetically and mechanically. Aesthetically, there have been a number of subtle changes. The case diameter has been slightly enlarged (modernized) from 39 mm to 41 mm. The height has been increased from 12.8 mm to

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The World's Smallest Minute Repeater

This is the world's smallest minute repeater, part of the Audemars Piguet museum in Le Brassus, Switzerland - taken in 2009. Hit the "Read More" link for two close-up shots.

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SIHH 2012: Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

Baume & Mercier introduced the Capeland Flyback Chronograph collection last year at SIHH. Next month, at SIHH 2012, they will introduce a new vintage inspired Capeland. Aesthetically, the new Capeland has been redesigned with an all new two register layout, as opposed to three registers in last year's collection; and a new vintage inspired dial, including gilt Breguet style hands.

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SIHH 2012: preview Richard Mille RM 037

Ahead of SIHH 2012, which starts January 16th, Richard Mille has revealed a new timepiece, the RM 037, along with an all new in-house automatic movement. Powering the RM 037 is the new CRMA1 caliber, a high-tech movement which is skeletonized in grade 5 titanium. It features an oversized date at 12 o'clock and a function window at 4 o'clock. A pusher at 4 o'clock allows the wearer to select the mode: (W) winding, (N) neutral and (H) hand setting functions with a simple push. An aperture a 4 o'clock shows the function selected. A pusher at 10 o'clock controls date changes, useful when the date needs to be corrected or adjusted.

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Breitling Navitimer ad Circa 1969

Breitling Navitimer ad Circa 1969

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Jason Pitsch

REVIEW: The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph

Jason Pitsch

A number of wristwatches have been worn in space, but none are as famous as the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. The Speedmaster was first launched in 1957 and was originally designed as a sports and racing chronograph in conjunction with Omega's partnership as the official timekeeper of the Olympic games. It was powered by the manually wound Omega Calibre 321, developed in 1946 by Albert Piguet of Lemania, which had been acquired in 1932 by Omega's parent company, SSIH. The model featured a 12-hour, triple-register chronograph layout, domed Hesalite crystal (plexiglass), and high-contrast indexes.

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