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May 2012

The Tudor Oyster-Prince Submariner

The Tudor Oyster-Prince "Submariner" circa 1959 is the rarest version of the Tudor Submariner. This particular example features square crown guards that were leftover from the Rolex Submariner 5512 but then subsequently replaced by pointed crown guards because they made it too hard to unscrew the crown. The leftover Rolex cases were passed on to Tudor and used in the model (shown). The case measures 39.5 mm in diameter by 14 mm in height. The lugs accept a 20 mm strap and this version is fitted with a brown goatskin leather Nato strap.

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A Day at the Track with Tissot, The Official Timekeeper of World Superbike

Tissot is the official timekeeper of World Superbike and the SBK Tissot-Superpole. They invited me out to Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, UT for the Memorial day race weekend. I compiled the best shots from race day in the photo essay below. Enjoy. Team rider Tom Sykes riding low Tissot SBK girls posing for fans in pit row Miller Motorsports Park track shot Tissot T-Touch II Titanium in altimeter mode $1,025 The lovely Tissot SBK girls posing with a race team member during the pre-race pit walk High speed corning at Miller Motorsports Raceway Tissot Visodate - 43 mm, polished steel case, clear caseback, automatic movement $650 Jakub Smrz wins the Tissot-Superpose Main straight away at Miller Motorsports Park, reportedly one of the only places in the United States where racers have the potential to get up to 200 mph

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Breguet Ref. 7027 La Tradition White Gold

This is a mint condition 2009 Breguet Ref. 7027 La Tradition that is available for sale at the upcoming Antiquorum - Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces - which takes place June 12, 2012. The case (No. 4207) is 18k white gold and measures 38 mm in diameter by 12 mm thick. It is polished with a coin-edge band, rounded bezel, white gold screw bars and transparent case back. The dial features a double power reserve indication, small off-center guilloché silver dial with radial Roman numerals, retrograde power reserve indication at 11 o'clock, blued steel Breguet hands. The movement, caliber 507DR, has a sand-blasted finish and is visible from the dial side - a signature feature of the La Tradition collection. The manual wound in-house movement has 34 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with 4 regulating screws adjusted in

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Omega Seamaster Deville Crosshair Dial

The hit television series Mad Men, set in 1960s New York, features numerous vintage timepieces from the period considered by many as the golden era of watchmaking. The show's main character Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm), wears some of the most iconic vintage watches throughout the series, namely a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso and a Rolex Explorer. However, it is not a Rolex or Jaeger that is receiving all the hype, it is an Omega. Specifically, the beautiful 1960s Omega Seamaster Deville (shown below) which features an elegant 35 mm diameter polished steel case, a domed crystal, a signed Omega crown and an awesome painted cross hair dial.

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Ceramic

TAG Heuer recently announced a newly redesigned Aquaracer 500 collection. Presented in a 41 mm stainless steel case, the new Aquaracer has a new unidirectional ceramic dive bezel. Ceramic is lighter and more scratch resistant than steel or aluminum.

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The RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Carbon

For the first time in five years, Formula 1 will be in the United States. The United States Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Austin, Texas, November 16-18, 2012 at which Felipe Massa will race wearing a Richard Mille timepiece. As a tribute, Richard Mille has created a limited edition RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Carbon.

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Rolex Military Pocket watch for sale at Antiquorum in June

If you've ever wanted a Rolex pocket watch to compliment your Rolex wristwatch, now is your chance. At the Antiquorum auction in New York next month, a cool Rolex Military Pocket watch will be available for sale without reserve.

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Limited Edition Speake-Martin Dong Son

Peter Speak Marin's latest masterpiece, the Dong Son Drum, was commissioned exclusively for Vietnamese retailer MILUXE. The design of this special series of timepieces was inspired by Dong Son bronze drums. According to Wikipedia, Dong Son bronze drums are fabricated in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. "The drums were produced from about 600 BC or earlier until the third century AD, and are one of the culture's finest examples of metalworking." Moreover, they are considered Vietnamese national treasures.

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Rolex Daytona with Color Change Dial

This is the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Color Change Dial in White Gold - Ref. 116509 made in 2005. The dial is referred to as a "Color Change Dial" because the red hands on the white sub dials have caused them to take a reddish hue. This, of course, makes the timepiece more rare, as not all of the sub dials have turned red.

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The Maurice de Mauriac Modern Automatic

Maurice de Mauriac has just introduced a 3-hand version of their popular Chronograph Modern. It has applied Arabic numeral hour markers that go from (05 to 60), just like on the chronograph - a distinctive dial design made popular by World War II pilot watches. Functions include hours, minutes, central seconds and day/date at 3 o'clock. Available in 42 mm or 45 mm satin finished stainless steel cases, with flat or domed sapphire crystal (with double anti-glare treatment). Shown with textile strap. The movement is a self-winding chronometer grade ETA 2836-2 that is visible through a clear caseback.

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