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July 2008

Oris Williams F1 Team Chronograph

Oris a new edition of the F1 Team Chronograph at Baselworld 2008. It has the same case dimensions 45 mm x 14 mm as the outgoing model, but the new case is made of 316L stainless steel as opposed to titanium. The rubber bracelet appears to be unchanged, however the metal bracelet has been reshaped for a much cleaner look. The dial was changed from carbon fiber to a black/rhodium finish.

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Rolex Sea-Dweller "DEEPSEA"

A new Rolex Sea-Dweller, debuted at Baselworld 2008 with the added "DEEPSEA" designation. Its name comes from the "Deep Sea Special", the experimental prototype that in 1960 reached a depth of 10,916 meters in the Mariana Trench. For 2008 the engineers at Rolex SA made the Sea-Dweller bigger, more water-resistant and essentially changed about everything, except the ultra reliable 3135 in-house movement.

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Christopher Ward Photo Gallery

Christopher Ward London, a young London based watch company, offers a variety of men's watches ranging from $250 to $600 USD. I have not had a chance to see any of these watches in person, but judging from the pictures, they appear to be a good value. Most models are offered in quartz, but they do offer a few in automatic.

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Luminor Marina Left Handed by OFFICINE PANERAI

This is the Panerai Luminor Marina Left Handed Limited Edition PVD. The 44mm case is PVD treated stainless steel and features the manual hand winding crown on the left side of the case. Panerai used a 3.2 mm curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The dial features a small seconds subdial at 3 o'clock and large stick and Arabic luminous hour markers. The strap is in leather, and fitted with a brushed stainless PVD treated buckle personalized with the Panerai signature. The crown is sealed via the patented Panerai locking device; this feature in combination with the thick screw-locked steel caseback enables the watch to achieve a 300 meter water resistance level. There are 1000 numbered watches available worldwide.

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Victorinox Swiss Army AirBoss Mach 6 Power Guage

The AirBoss Collection was first introduced in 2003, inspired by the flight deck boss of today's aircraft carriers. The beauty and fascination of this timepiece lie in its cockpit-like feeling with all its instruments and controls. Victorinox Swiss Army is celebrating the collection's 5th anniversary with a sonic boom and is pleased to present the limited edition AirBoss Mach 6 Power Gauge with mechanical movement. Would it have wings it would fly. Recognizable at first sight this very special timepiece is presented in a strong 45mm diameter steel case with a triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal that offers a clear view of the black dial, with its chiseled hands and numbers with PVD Black Ice coating and luminescent segments on all hands and subdial markers ease the use in the dark. The aggregate with the very advanced power reserve gauge function

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Victorinox Swiss Army Air Boss Limited Edition

The Air Boss, introduced in 2003, has always been a favorite in the Victorinox Swiss Army collection. This year, to celebrate the iconic watch's five-year anniversary, the brand is introducing the limited edition Airboss Mach 6 Power Gauge. This rugged watch, sized at 45mm, comes in a Black Ice PVD coated steel case housing a Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. On the dial is a distinctive power gauge, with the hands coated in Black Ice PVD and the liberal use of Superluminova setting just the right technical tone. Engraved on the exhibition caseback is the emblem of the Swiss Air Force and the number of the limited edition, out of 333 pieces worldwide. The watch comes in a special collector's box with a certificate of authenticity. An attractive and very masculine watch imbued with the DNA of this very Swiss

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