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Instagram Watch Highlights #2

Deep ⚫️ #watch #watches #timepiece #horology #omega #seamaster #planetocean #deepblack #ceramic #coaxial #masterchronometer #caliber8906 #gmt #antimagnetic #heliumescapevalve #600m #loupesystem A post shared by WWKOO (@wwkoo) on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:36pm PST Rainy #MacroMonday here in Texas… ☔️ Rolex GMT Master 16750 ain't scared to get wet 😜 ——————————————————- #rolexwatch #rolexaholics #vintagerolex #rolex #gmt #gmtmaster #vintage #patina #watcheswithpatina #fadedbezel #wet #rain #macro #watchesofinstagram #instawatch #instalike #instagood #dailywatch #instadaily #watchmania #watchporn #wristporn #watchanish #hodinkee #swisswatches #womw #watchphotography #macrophotography A post shared by BZ (@bzabodyn214) on Feb 20, 2017 at 9:40am PST Saturday with IWC Pilot Double Chronograph " Edition St Exupéry " , Love❤ this dial 🍫 #b_original #pilotwatch #watchporn #watchlover #doublechronograph #iwcwatches #instawatches #santoni #luxurylifestyle #dailywatch #hodinkee #wristi #iwcshaffhausen #iwcgirl #watchoftheday #picoftheday #gqbrasil #style #timepiece #pilotwatch #watchporn #reloj #watchesofinstagram #stexupery A post shared by IWC GIRL (@iwcgirl) on Feb

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Rolex "Celebrating Cinema"

Tonight during the 89th Academy Awards show, Rolex ran a 60-second commercial celebrating some of the most notable films, actors, and the Rolexes they wore. The film showed living actors such as Harrison Ford and Nick Nolte, as well as past legends such as Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, and Bill Paxton. As of 2017, Rolex officially supports the Academy Awards, even though as you can see, they have been a favorite of Oscar-winning celebrities for decades.

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The History of the Breguet Type XX

Jason Pitsch

Overview Wristwatches have a rich history in aviation, and by the time World War II started (1939), soldiers and aviators used wristwatches – more than pocket watches – to calculate everything from flight time to artillery distances to longitude to troop movements. B-uhr, Navitimer & GMT Master In (1941), Lange & Sohne, who was the primary supplier of wristwatches to German combat pilots, could not deliver enough watches to fill the demand. So, the German government demanded five manufacturers to build B-uhr (“Beobachtungs-uhr” or “Pilot”) watches which were anti-magnetic, highly legible, and able to be chronometer certified. The five companies who produced the original pilot watches are IWC, Lange & Söhne, Laco, Wempe, and Stowa. 1911 Breguet biplane aeroplane Type R.U1 No.40. located at the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris Over a decade later, Breitling launched the Navitimer in

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Pre-Baselworld: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43 mm

TAG Heuer debuted the Heuer-01 Carrera Skeleton Chronograph in a 45 mm diameter case in 2015, followed by a tourbillon model at Baselworld 2016, and most recently a matte black ceramic model. Today, they a slightly smaller 43 mm diameter version of the Heuer-01 Skeleton Chronograph – to be launched at Baselworld 2017 – in intense black, deep navy blue, and cognac brown, with either a matching rubber/alligator strap or steel bracelet. Like the 45 mm version, the watch features a skeleton dial, in-house automatic chronograph movement, and a price tag under $5000.

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Pre-Baselworld: Zenith Pilot Extra Special Chronograph

Jason Pitsch

At Baselworld 2017, which takes place next month, Zenith will debut a new version of their Heritage Pilot Chronograph. We covered the launch of the Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer last year, and this is fundamentally the same watch but in a bronze case instead of stainless steel. The Pilot Extra Special Chronograph bronze-alloy case measures 45 mm x 14.25 mm, with a domed sapphire crystal, oversized onion-shaped ridged screwed-down crown, with flat ridged pushers, both designed to be used while wearing gloves. The solid caseback is titanium (which is hypo-allergenic), with an engraved Zenith flying instruments logo. Water-resistance is 100 meters. The dial has a frosted gray finish with two snailed counters and large gold-plated, facetted, luminous coated hands. Right below the Zenith logo “MONTRE D’AERONEF,” which was not on last year’s version. Naturally, the watch is powered by the

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Instagram Watch Highlights #1

Heuer Carrera ref 2447 nst … A post shared by [email protected] (@patricepi) on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:18am PST #StrapSaturday with part of the family 👪👫. When 4 divers meet an old chronograph and they are all happy, building bridges & increasing alliances 🌉😘 Can you name them all? A post shared by Pedro Aguiar (@paguiarneto) on Feb 18, 2017 at 10:12am PST #lacowatches #lacoflieger #flieger A post shared by Drew (@_aboen) on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:38pm PST The 2016 Rolex Daytona 🔥 Photo by @rolex.brasil A post shared by Daily Watch ⌚️ (@dailywatch) on Feb 18, 2017 at 9:48pm PST #audemarspiguet concept #tourbillon A post shared by [email protected] (@watchpics) on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:02pm PST New limited edition of 1500 watches IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sports edition released at #sihh2017 reserve yours before they're sold

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Moritz Grossman Atum Enamel

Jason Pitsch

This month Glashutte based watchmaker Moritz Grossman announced a new time only limited edition watch that features a unique movement that has some of the brand’s proprietary technology inside and is finished to perfection, as well as a beautiful enamel dial. On the front, the two-part fire baked white enamel dial of the Atum Enamel has the scales and numerals printed in black, with the exception of the Roman numeral XII which is printed in royal blue to match the strap, and distinctive Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands (like you see from Laurent Ferrier) that are manually crafted from steel, and then annealed to a brown-violet hue. Driving the three-hands, and visible through a sapphire caseback, is a manually wound movement with the brand’s signature Grossmann winder with a pusher that allows the movement to be wound by pushing a

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Pre-Baselworld: BR03-92 Horograph and Horolum

Jason Pitsch

Bell & Ross has made a name for themselves not by selling watchmaking expertise, or a historic brand name, or innovating in any way. They don’t even come up with compelling names for their different models. The Horograph and Horolum names, for example, according to Bell & Ross, were derived from the common root “Horo”, from the Latin “Hora” (hour), followed by “Graph” (graphics) or “Lum”, from the Latin “Lumen” (light). Who the hell came up with these names? One is said to be based on airport terminal clocks, and the other on runaways. And you can see the airport terminal clock aesthetic in the design of the so-called “Horograph,” but I fail to see how the luminous material on the “Horolum” is related to the runway at an airport, at least without laughing. My point is basically when you

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Pre-Baseworld: Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom

Ahead of Baselworld 2017, which takes place next month in Basel, Switzerland, Harry Winston has previewed a new diamond studded rectangular-shaped ladies’ timepiece called the Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom. Inspired by the architecture Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon in New York the case is set with 29 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.21 carats). The push-in crown is also set with a diamond. The case measures 21.15 mm x 36.1 mm x 6.68 mm and is water-resistant to 30 meters. The green mother-of-pearl dial features 29 white gold applied brilliant cut pink sapphires (approx. 0.04 carats) and 39 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.08 carats). The symbolic branches of a cherry blossom tree are crafted in white gold and hand-applied to the to dial. Placed on the dial at 12 o’clock, the letters HW are housed in an octagonal frame, a shape inspired

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Breitling Navitimer Heritage Special Edition

In October 2016, Breitling announced a special edition of their most famous model – the Navitimer – which first came out in 1952. Over the years there have been numerous re-editions, including here and here, however, for 2016, they came out with a slightly smaller 42 mm diameter model with a bit more vintage flair. The Navitimer Heritage “Edition Speciale” has a noticeably different subdial configuration (12, 6, 9 instead of 3, 6, 9 o’clock) and that is due to the fact that the ETA based Breitling caliber 13 powers this watch whereas the in-house Breitling caliber 01 powers some of the most recent Navitimers. The Navitimer Heritage is available in a black or blue dial with a matching rubber strap with an aircraft tire tread motif. It is also available on a steel bracelet or leather strap. The matte

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