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May 2008

Chopard Mille Migilia GT XL Chrono Speed Black

Chopard debuted their new Mille Migilia line at Baselworld in April 2008. The model (pictured above) is the limited edition Mille Migilia GT XL Chrono Speed Black, which has a Mille Migilia emblem on the dial at 3 o'clock. The case is 44 mm in diameter and is made of DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated steel, for a finish that is not only beautiful, but ultra scratch resistant as well. The bezel is engraved with a tachometer scale, which is typical of racing chronos, and allows you to calculate average lap times.

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RSW Outland Automatic

[ via RSW ] The RSW Outland Automatic (top image) comes in PVD treated stainless steel with a black rubber strap. I got a shot of two different versions (bottom picture) at the Rama Swiss Watch display in Basel. The coolest feature on this watch, aside from its unique look, is the way it displays time. It is actually very simple, the smaller inside disc represents seconds, the medium disc represents minutes and the larger outer disc represents hours. All you have to do is read the discs in relation to the marker down the middle of the watch. The Outland starts at $3000 for the versions shown above and goes up to $12,000 for 18k pink gold. The starting price is very reasonable considering the unique look and functionality.

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Bear Grylls and his watches

I was watching Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel the other day and I noticed that Bear was wearing a Breitling Emergency. The image is of the yellow dial version, but on a more recent show he wore a black dial version with a rubber strap. I have also heard that he sometimes wears a Bremont ALT-P and have seen him wear a Tissot T-Touch in the past, as well.

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Officine Panerai 292 Radiomir Black Seal Ceramic

The PAM 292 aka Panerai Radimoir Black Seal Ceramic is one Panerai's hottest watches. It was introduced last year, yet I still read online where readers say they want one or they are so happy theirs just arrived. Panerai produced 1000 of these watches and of course all of them sold out immediately. The list price was between $6,200-$8,500, but I have heard of people who have paid much more to acquire one.

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Capture 2 by HD3 Complication

After attending the Baselworld show this year we headed to Geneva to visit HD3 Complication. Instead of exhibiting at the SIHH or Baselworld shows, HD3 decided to have a private show aboard a boat on Lake Geneva. The watch that really attracted me to HD3 originally, was the Capture. This year they introduced the Capture 2, which was designed by Valerie Ursenbacher, who is one of the three designers at HD3 Complication. This watch comes in three versions; white gold with black PVD accents, rose gold with black PVD accents and titanium with white gold accents. All three versions are limited to 11 pieces and come with a natural rubber or leather strap. The one (pictured above) and after the jump is the titanium and white gold version with the natural rubber strap. It costs $250,000 and was not

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