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Raymond Weil musical themed timepieces?

Perhaps associating watches with legendary musicians such as Buddy Holly and Frank Sinatra is a way to attract new buyers or to satiate existing Raymond Weil watch owners with something new. Clearly, though, the target audience is consumers who have a very particular interest in music. People who are fanatical about The Beatles, for example, and there are many of them. This year Raymond Weil introduced no less than three new musical partnership timepieces including a Freelancer dedicated to the late David Bowie ($1,595), a Maestro that pays homage to The Beatles album “Abbey Road” ($1,395), and a Freelancer Chronograph inspired by the Gibson “Les Paul” guitar ($3,195). What do you think about having your favorite band or guitar name on the dial of your watch?

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Instagram Highlights #17

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Harry Winston Project Z11

There has not been a lot of action from the watch division of Harry Winston since the Swatch Group acquired the company in 2013. Today, though, Harry Winston debuted the Project Z11 which has a case (42 mm x 10.6 mm) crafted from the company’s patent metal alloy Zalium. It is lighter than steel and extremely resistant to corrosion, yet has the appearance of steel basically. The Project Z11 has a skeletonized dial providing a clear view of the mainplate, highlighted by a large date double aperture at 6 o’clock with visible date wheels. Above the date is an off-center hours, minutes, and seconds display. Although it is hard to see the small seconds are indicated by the Harry Winston motif at 6 o’clock on the dial. Additionally, the dial features black hour and minute counter with a rhodium-plated rim,

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Casio MRG G-Shock G2000HT "Hammer Tone"

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Launched at Baselworld 2017, the high-tech Casio G-Shock MRG G2000HT “Kasumi-Tsuchime” Limited Edition features a 3-way automatic time sync feature that uses atomic radio waves, Bluetooth, and GPS to calibrate the time with no input needed from the wearer. The 500 piece numbered limited edition is housed in a rugged all-metal MRG G-Shock case with a unique handmade bezel decorated with a traditional kasumi-tsuchime hammering technique. 3-Way Time Sync Incredible timekeeping accuracy is achieved by three advanced time-correction systems: terrestrial radio wave reception (Multi-Band 6), GPS satellite signal reception, and Bluetooth® transmission. According to Casio, the most appropriate system is selected automatically depending on the conditions, and the correct time is displayed for the current time zone anywhere in the world. Additionally, there is the MR-G Connected Smartphone App which shows worldwide for over 300 cities as well as the

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Bulgari Octo Maserati GranSport and GranLusso

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The Octo case is distinctive and the finishes look good, particularly the textured dial on the GrandSport and the sunburst dial on the GrandLusso. However, with a starting price of $12,800 for the steel GranSport model and climbing to $30,700 for the 18K pink gold GranLusso, I wonder who would pay this for a wristwatch that at first glance appears to be missing half the hours. In reality, the hours are displayed via a circular cut-out at 3 o’clock via a jumping hour mechanism. And the minutes are indicated on the retrograde scale, on the left, which goes from 0-60 and then instantly snaps back to zero upon reaching the end, just as the Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleur does. What makes the dial confusing is that there are applied Arabic numerals from 0-6, marked with a (MIN X 10),

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Instagram Highlights #16

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Zenith Defy Lab

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Today, in Le Locle, Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith debuted the all-new high-tech Zenith Defy Lab timepiece – presented in a 44 mm diameter case made of Aeronith which they claim to be the world’s lightest aluminum composite material. The real story, however, is what’s inside the case: an all-new mechanical movement that beats at an astounding 15Hz and uses a new one piece oscillator made of monocrystalline silicon which replaces the traditional “sprung balance” design used in virtually all mechanical watches. According to Zenith “The 30 or so components of a standard regulating organ (which requires assembly, adjustment, timing, testing, and lubrication) are thus replaced by a single element measuring just 0.5 mm thick (compared with the usual 5 mm). This breathtaking development beats at the incredible frequency of 15 Hertz, with an amplitude of +/- 6 degrees, and is

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Breitling Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition

In conjunction with the launch of the all-new Bentley Continental GT at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Swiss partner Breitling debuted the Bentley GT “Dark Sapphire” Edition watch that is limited to 500 pieces. The most distinctive feature is the dial which has a unique blue “Dark Sapphire” tint and a diamond pattern that match the interior of the new Continental GT. Interestingly, the caliber B06 powering the chronograph has a 30-second chronograph feature that is indicated by the blue-tipped central chronograph hand and a blue printed chapter ring the reads 0-30. In addition to the 30-second counter, the 4Hz movement automatic has 15-minute and 6-hour counters, as well as a date function. A 48 mm ultra-light case made of Breitlight® and Bently GT dark blue rubber strap complete the look. Learn more at Breitling.

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Introducing the Apple Watch Series 3

The new Apple Watch Series 3 now features cellular connectivity. That’s right, you can make and receive calls from your wrist, without a phone needing to be near by. The watch will use the same number as your existing mobile phone, and service is available in the US at launch with all four major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile). It is unclear what the additional fee will be to activate cellular on the Series 3 models equipped with the optional antenna and electronic sim card. Apple managed to fit the new cellular radio, sim card, and a new dual core processor that is up to 70% faster, among other features, all in a case that has essentially the same dimensions as the previous Series 2, apart from having a slightly thicker rear crystal. The watch also has a number of

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked x Material Good

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Audemars Piguet has just released a new pair of Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked timepieces in collaboration with SoHo luxury retailer Material Good. The design “was conceived out of a creative dialogue between Audemars Piguet and SoHo luxury retailer, Material Good,” according to the manufacture. Driving the tourbillon, chronograph, hours, minutes, and small seconds functions is manual wind caliber 2936 which runs at 3Hz, has 299 components, 28 jewels, and a power reserve of 72-hours. Both versions feature pink gold luminescent markers applied to the sapphire crystal dial, with a ruthenium-toned outer minute/seconds ring, and ruthenium counters. Through the sapphire dial, you can admire the completely openworked bridges and components. And while the tourbillon bridge at 6 o’clock creates a visual show as the balance wheel oscillates to and fro beneath it perhaps the most striking element is the mainspring

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