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Introducing the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmaster Skeleton

May 16, 2013 | Baselworld, Hamilton

Introducing the Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmaster Skeleton

Last month at Baselworld, Hamilton introduced a sleek new skeleton watch, the Jazzmaster Viewmaster Skeleton. It is presented in a 40 mm stainless steel case with an open case back and powered by the H-20S caliber automatic movement. At 12 o’clock, just below the “Hamilton” logo on the silver and anthracite colored chapter ring, you can see the balance wheel, hairspring and escapement as they oscillate. Indexes are applied to the chapter ring and include luminous paint. On the men’s model Hamilton designers left off the 12 and 6 o’clock hour markers, however, the 36 mm lady’s model (shown below) does have all twelve hour markers.


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Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2013 + Inaugural MotoGP US Grand Prix Race at the Circuit of the Americas

May 15, 2013 | $1,000 or less, Hands-On, Tissot

Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2013 + Inaugural MotoGP US Grand Prix Race at the Circuit of the Americas

To highlight the recently launched Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2013 watch, Tissot invited us to the brand new Austin, Texas Circuit of the Americas race track to watch the first annual MotoGP US Grand Prix motorcycle race. During our stay, we met with Tissot brand ambassador — 2006 MotoGP World Champion and Ducati team rider — Nicky Hayden.


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Rolex Ref. 6263/6239 "Lemon" Dial Daytona

May 14, 2013 | Rolex

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According to Antiquorum, the Rolex Ref. 6263/6239 Lemon Dial Daytona was “almost unknown to the collectors community until recently, this example of a very early reference 6263 could almost be considered a prototype.” This model has white graphics in the sub-dials which are usually golden in color. But most importantly, it has a dial which is yellow, as opposed to the cream color dial typically seen on this reference, hence the name “Lemon” dial. This is one of the rarest and most valuable Daytona ever sold. On May 12, at Antiquorum - Lot 512 went for 841,300 CHF.



Hands-On With The Vulcain Nautical Seventies Dive Watch

May 13, 2013 | Baselworld, Dive Time, Vulcain

Hands-On With The Vulcain Nautical Seventies Dive Watch

At Baselworld, Vulcain introduced a replica of the 1970 Vulcain Nautical model. The Vulcain Nautical Seventies watch is water-resistant to 300 meters, can indicate successive decompression stops and has an alarm that is audible underwater. While this Vulcain diver is aesthetically based on the 1970s watch, that timepiece was based on a 1961 Vulcain diver, which was the first wristwatch capable of descending to 300 meters and audibly warning its wearer when to surface, all while indicating the various decompression stops.


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Monaco HEUER Calibre 12 Chronograph Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) Black Edition

May 12, 2013 | Baselworld, Hands-On, TAG Heuer

Monaco HEUER Calibre 12 Chronograph  Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) Black Edition

Last month at Baselworld, TAG Heuer introduced the Monaco HEUER Calibre 12 Chronograph Automobile Club de Monaco Black Edition. According to Calibre 11, it is based on an older 1970s Black Monaco (pictured below), which is said to be one of the rarest Heuer watches primarily because is not 100% clear if it ever officially existed.


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Baselworld: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

May 10, 2013 | Baselworld, Blancpain, Hands-On

Baselworld: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Blancpain’s big introduction at Baselworld this year was the new vintage inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. It is presented in a 43 mm x 13.4 mm case and comes in your choice of brushed satin steel for $10,500 or ceramized titanium for $12,000.


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