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December 2012

No Crown, Marc Jenni Prologue WDT

Marc Jenni Prologue WDT: R Evolutionary (Ref. P03) Marc Jenni, an independent watchmaker and member of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants) recently unveiled his latest creation, the WDT: R Evolutionary — timepiece which features an innovative crownless design. Instead of the typical crown seen on virtually all wristwatches, Marc Jenni created a system that utilizes a push button at 4 o’clock on the case flank, which in turn controls the selector subdial at 4 o’clock, allowing the wearer to choose between “W” Winding, “D” Date and “T” Time modes.

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Seiko Presage 100th Anniversary Enamel Dial

Seiko has announced two new watches with fired porcelain enamel dials that pay homage to the first Seiko wristwatch. These special Seiko Presage 100th Anniversary Enamel Dial watches will be released in January in two variations: time/date (shown above, right) and power reserve (shown above, left) — in a limited production of 500 each.

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Instant Chronograph Collection Featuring Sinn & Omega

Browsing the classified sections of the world’s best watch forums is daily routine here at Professional Watches. Sifting through the myriad of modern dive watches and dress pieces rotating through the community’s personal collections, every once in awhile we come across a posting that is entirely drool-worthy, and has us reaching for our credit cards. Such was the case when we came across this seller on Watchuseek, listing a phenomenal collection of vintage Sinn 142s and a stellar Omega Mark II Speedmaster Racing Dial. For those unaware, the Sinn 142 is an incredibly important piece of horological history - being the first automatic chronograph certified for use in Space. Featuring a substantial case (offered here in bead-blasted steel and PVD treatments) with an internal rotating bezel and fantastic military-style dials. The 142 is an impressive piece to behold and has

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Pre-SIHH 2013: Piaget Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater

This is Piaget’s new Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater that will be officially announced next month at SIHH. Housed in a record-breaking ultra-thin (9.4 mm) Emperador Coussin case, and powered by a super thin mechanical movement (4.8 ) — this is both world’s thinnest mechanical minute repeater movement and timepiece. The Piaget Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater (caliber 1290P) is an in-house self-winding manufacture movement with 407 components, 44 jewels, a rate of 21,600 vph (3Hz), and a 40-hour power reserve. A sapphire case-back that allows a view of the superb finishing on the back: circular Côtes-de-Genève, bridges hand-bevelled and hand-drawn with a file, sunburst satin-brushed wheels, pink gold-toned platinum oscillating weight engraved with the Piaget coat-of-arms, pink gold and rhodium plated polished screws, “P” fixed to the regulator assembly as Piaget signature. The dial is sapphire and allows a view into

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Pre-SIHH 2013: Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours

At SIHH 2013 Montblanc will launch a new wandering hours (as opposed to jumping hours) chronograph, with a day/night indicator integrated into the hour display. The Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours shows the hour via Arabic numeral cutouts which spin on a disc and are indicated by a red arrow over top. Below the cut-out is a disc that is half grey colored and half blue; throughout the day and night, the disc rotates at a varying rate using a special twin cam mechanism, to display day or night directly underneath the hour cut-outs.

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Rudis Sylva RS12 Grand Art Horloger

Rudis Sylva has just launched their third generation timepiece, the RS12 Grand Art Horloger, equipped with the brand’s patent “Harmonious oscillator” and hand finished to the highest haute horology standards.

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Girard-Perregaux Art Basel Miami (18 photos)

Last week during Art Basel Miami, Girard-Perregaux hosted an international group of retailers and journalists for the launch of the Hawk collection. The new collection consists of three Sea Hawk timepieces, including the limited edition FOReverglades model, and the all new Chrono Hawk collection. Girard-Perregaux partnered with FOReverglades, an environmentally friendly public art exhibition by international artist William Sweetlove, and artist collective, Cracking Art Group, for Art Week Miami. Freedom Tower Miami On December 5th GP brand unveiled a limited edition timepiece inspired by FOReverglades for Art Week. “We are very proud to unveil this special watch”, said Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) after presenting Miami-Dade College President Mr. Eduardo Padrón with a FOreverglades watch in honor of his constant support of the arts and education.”The importance of preserving our environment is beautifully represented in FOReverglades and

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Rolex Submariner 16800

Just in time for the holidays, another icon of vintage timekeeping popped up on our radar from our friends over at analog/shift - this stunning Rolex Submariner 16800.

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Introducing the Hublot King Power "Arturo Fuente"

Hublot hosted a lunch party yesterday in honor of Carlos Fuente Jr., owner of Arturo Fuente Cigars, to celebrate the New York launch of the King Power Arturo Fuente timepiece at the Grand Havana Room.

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Pre-SIHH 2013:Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036

This is the new Richard Mille Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 which will be presented at SIHH 2013. Presented inside a signature tonneau shaped case, the RM 036 is powered by a manually wound mechanical caliber that displays hours, minutes and seconds, as well as a brand new complication: a mechanical G-sensor. The movement features a tourbillon and is made entirely of grade-5 titanium and ARCAP, with a carbon-nanofiber baseplate.

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