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Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 40 mm

May 21, 2013 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Zenith

Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 40 mm

As a tribute to Zenith’s aviation history, this year at Baselworld they launched four Pilot watches. Three of the watches comes in a 48 mm case, one in a 40 mm case, which is pictured. Considering that 48 mm is huge on most people’s wrists, the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 40 mm is the more wearable of the new Pilot watches.


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The Triple Crown - Longines the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes

May 21, 2013 | Longines

The Triple Crown - Longines the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes

After watching Orb win the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, as guests of Longines, we were invited again this past weekend to watch the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. With 3-5 odds going into the race, Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, was the clear favorite. However, it was the underdog, Oxbow, who placed sixth at the Kentucky Derby, and was a 15-1 longshot to win the Preakness, who stole the show. On Saturday, at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, ridden by 50-year old veteran Gary Stevens, Oxbow dashed Orb’s Triple Crown hopes with a first place finish.


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Hands-On Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Ferrari Watch

May 20, 2013 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Hublot

Hands-On Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Ferrari Watch

At Baselworld, Hublot unveiled a watch with a massive power reserve of 50-days, a world record for a hand-wound tourbillon wristwatch. The MP-05 LaFerrari Ferrari is a special series created as a homage to Ferrari’s new LaFerrari supercar. In fact, it was developed “in technical and design terms - entirely in parallel with the car, alongside the Ferrari teams.” They even share a number of common elements.


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One-of-a-kind Patek Philippe 5004 Titanium to be Auctioned for Only Watch 2013

May 20, 2013 | Patek Philippe

One-of-a-kind Patek Philippe 5004 Titanium to be Auctioned for Only Watch 2013

Every two years, Only Watch collaborates with high-end watchmakers to raise money to research Duchenne muscular dystrophy. “Recognized as the world’s first charity watch auction, Only Watch will take place on September 28th in Monaco and will be conducted by the watch auctioneers, Antiquorum. 38 of the world’s leading watch manufactures will each donate a unique timepiece specially created for the occasion.”


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The Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT

May 18, 2013 | By Chris Clark | Breitling

The Breitling Transocean Chronograph GMT

Breitling has just announced a very nice addition to their vintage inspired Transocean collection, the Chronograph GMT. We have been big fans of the Transocean line because while not paying homage to any specific vintage piece, the styling of these watches are a perfect nod to Breitlings of the past and have authentic vintage styling cues.


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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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