Hands-On

The Breva Génie 02 Air Altimeter Hands-On

July 16, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | Breva, Hands-On

The Breva Génie 02 Air Altimeter Hands-On

We recently got a hands-on look at the latest watch to come from Geneva based Breva – the Génie 02 Air Altimeter. It features a beautifully finished Jean-François Mojon/Chronode movement, and is equipped with a high-performance mechanical altimeter.


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The Zeitwinkel 273° in rose gold

July 8, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Zeitwinkel

The Zeitwinkel 273° in rose gold

Zeitwinkel’s flagship “273°” watch, with its signature big date display and power reserve indicator, is now available in 18K rose gold. The case measures 42.5 mm in diameter by 13.8 mm in thickness, and has a mixture of polished and brushed surfaces. The top surfaces, caseback, lug edges and raised areas of the crown are all fully polished. Whereas, the sides of the case and the non-raised areas of the crown have a distinctive “frosted” matt finish that contrasts the shiny surfaces.


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Hands on with the Waltham Aeronaval XA CDI

July 3, 2014 | Hands-On, Waltham

Hands on with the Waltham Aeronaval XA CDI

Later this month, alongside the Aeronaval XA Solo Tempo three-hand model we showed you earlier this week, Waltham will also launch a 2nd collection called the Aeronaval XA CDI. This watch features a push-button GMT function, along with a push-button central date indication. The look and functionality were inspired by the 1940s Waltham airplane instrument (shown below).


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Hands on with the new Waltham Aeronaval XA collection

June 29, 2014 | Hands-On, Waltham

Hands on with the new Waltham Aeronaval XA collection

Waltham watch company is a brand many people have heard of, likely not anytime recently, though. That is all about to change. Antonio DiBenedetto, who purchased the majority stake of Waltham SA in 2011, is about to re-launch the brand stateside.


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Blancpain's 2014 Novelties Premiered in NYC

June 24, 2014 | Blancpain, Hands-On

Luncheon on the rooftop terrace at the Nomad Hotel with Blancpain

Last Thursday, Blancpain had an intimate luncheon on the rooftop terrace of the Nomad Hotel, where Blancpain’s US Brand President, Adam Bossi, presented US press with all of their 2014 novelties. After his presentation, we had a chance to try on, photograph and discuss the timepieces, all while enjoying a delicious lunch that was specially prepared for Blancpain, under the supervision of Michellin 3-Star Chef Daniel Humm.


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Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

June 19, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Omega

Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

This year at Baselworld Omega released a modern version of the 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II. The original Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound caliber 861, whereas the new model is powered by Co-Axial caliber 3330, a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring and column-wheel chronograph mechanism.


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