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August 2011

The Parmigiani Fleurier Transforma

The Parmigiani Fleurier Transforma, a unique timepiece that effortlessly transforms between wristwatch, table clock, and pocket watch.

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Complicated: IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia

Saturday August 27, 2011 - IWC introduced their most complicated timepiece ever, the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia. According to IWC, it took ten years of intensive research to achieve the horological feat of "uniting solar time with sidereal time, together with astronomical displays, in a single watch." "With a history already stretching back over 140 years, IWC sets a new benchmark with this watch," says Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

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Christopher Ward C50 Malvern COSC

Christopher Ward launches their first COSC certified chronometer, the C50 Malvern. Christopher Ward watches, for men and women, are designed in Britain, using Swiss movements and hand assembled in Switzerland.

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Urwerk UR-1001 Zeit Device Pocket Watch

Today, Urwerk has introduced a modern interpretation of the pocket watch. Not your typical pocket watch though. An ultra complicated pocket watch that keeps track of not only hours, minutes, seconds, day/night, date, month and year - it also displays the century (100 years) and millenium (1,000 years). The Urwerk Zeit Device UR-1001 comes in an ultra durable AITiN (Aluminium Titanium Nitride) coated stainless steel case. Inside, is a 51-jewel mechanical movement with a DLC treated mainplate and baseplate, as well as circular graining, Côtes de Genève and polished screw heads. Limited to 8 individually numbered pieces.

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The Baume & Mercier Hampton collection

Originally launched in 1994, the Baume & Mercier Hampton collection has been updated for 2011. The new Hampton collection features the same key elements of the 1940s Baume & Mercier Museum piece. A curved sapphire crystal and a rectangle shaped case. The collection features a wide assortment of styles. Available both in men's and women's. Powering the Hamptons are Swiss ETA calibers, in both automatic and quartz, as well as a manually wound La Joux-Perret caliber. The collection is a perfect example of simple elegance. If you like the style of Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, or the Vacheron Constantin Aronde 1954, then you may also want to take a look at the Hampton collection. Moreover, you can pick up one of these for far less than the Jaeger or Vacheron.

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Seiko Baby Monster vs. Orange Monster

The Seiko Orange Monster is one of the most popular, and affordable Seiko timepieces. It comes with a Japanese automatic movement for the price of a typical Japanese quartz timepiece. Needless to say, the value proposition is amazing. The Seiko Baby Monster (pictured, right), is maybe an even better value. It has most of the features that have made the original Orange Monster (pictured, left) so popular, for approximately one hundred dollars less.

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MARCH LA.B JC 1 Banker

A perfect dress watch with alarm and sixties style at an affordable price. The MARCH LA.B JC 1 Banker comes in an elegant 40 mm, fully polished, stainless steel case. Domed sapphire crystal. Stainless steel caseback. Black dial with applied polished hour indices. Central hours, minutes and seconds. Mechanical alarm function that is controlled by crown on case flank between 4 and 5 o'clock, and displayed in the center of the dial. Pusher in-between 3 and 4 o'clock operates date function.

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Gérald Génta passes away at 80

At the age of 80, famous watch designer Gérald Génta has passed away. Génta is one of the most accomplished watch designers of the modern era, responsible for some of the most watch recognizable designs in watchmaking today. Most notably, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Vacheron Constantin 222 (predecessor of Overseas), Patek Philippe Nautilus and IWC Ingenieur. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP.

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Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport

The Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport (PAG240-1CR) is perfect for hiking, camping and general outdoor use. A quartz powered Tough Solar movement drives a multi-function digital display.

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Tissot "The Official Timekeeper of MotoGP"

For the 10th consecutive year, Tissot is “The Official Timekeeper of MotoGP,” the fastest and most prestigious motorcycle racing circuit in the world. In MotoGP, the world’s most elite motorcycle riders race insanely fast superbikes around the track in excess of 200 mph. Needless to say, timing motorcycles with this kind of speed and acceleration requires a highly accurate timekeeping system.

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