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Georges Kern leaves Richemont to become CEO of Breitling

After an unprecedented management restructuring last year at the Richemont Group – which owns IWC, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, and a number of other well known luxury businesses – George Kern, who was seemingly given the prime position to oversee the group as its new head of watchmaking, marketing, and digital, is out. Kern has been with Richemont for 17 years and for the majority of that time acted as the CEO of the brand’s largest watch only brand, IWC. Along the way, he also took on interim roles of Baume & Mercier and Roger Dubuis, in addition to IWC. Richemont’s chairman Johann Rupert said that Kern had been offered “an interesting opportunity to become an entrepreneur”. He also thanked him for his “successful career at IWC Schaffhausen.” Effective immediately, Kern, is the CEO of Breitling, which is an

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Laurent Ferrier x Urwerk Arpal One for Only Watch

Two well-known watch companies – Laurent Ferrier and Urwerk – have to come together to create a one-off timepiece to be sold at Only Watch 2017, with all proceeds going to aid in fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The case design was created from sketches by Laurent Ferrier who said this about the watch, “It’s a cleanly cut watch. My friends know my love of cars, a predilection expressed in this watch. This new creation is like streamlined coachwork, fluid and without any affront to the eye.” This case is an alloy made from ARPAL+, which is a special material made by Cendres+Métaux in Biel, specifically designed for this unique timepiece. Originally developed for the electronics industry, ARPAL+ consists of 75% precious metals and resists wear and scratches better than white gold or steel. Its color never fades, nor does it

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Romain Gauthier Logical One Black Titanium Hands-On

Jason Pitsch

VallĂ©e de Joux watchmaker Romain Gauthier’s Logical One timepiece was awarded the well-deserved Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve men’s complicated prize in 2013. Since then, the namesake company that Gauthier founded, has introduced a number of variations to that model, which currently include natural titanium, white gold, and black titanium versions (red gold and platinum 20 piece editions are sold out), as well as a new matte variant called the Logical One Enraged, that was introduced last year. Today, we have some hands-on shots of the black titanium version, which like the rest of the Logcial One collection, measures 43 mm x 14.2 mm, with a slightly domed sapphire crystal, and a sapphire caseback. A unique feature of this haute horology masterpiece is the friction-minimizing ruby-link chain, with snail cam and sapphire-lined mainspring barrel which is wound by pushing the

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Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio

Panerai is making a new version of the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio with a bracelet that features the design of the company’s signature “lever bridge” (crown protector) as part of the links. The first bracelet offered by Panerai, in 1999, had the same design. According to Panerai, the bracelet is, “strong and robust but much lighter than those previously developed by Panerai, the new bracelet is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, the same as the Luminor 1950 case.” The case features a brushed finish with a polished bezel that contrasts the matte surfaces. A case that Panerai calls slim and light thanks to the svelte dimensions of caliber P.9010, which is just 6 mm thick. A sapphire caseback offers a view of the movement which boasts a three-day power reserve, wound by a bidirectional oscillating weight.

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Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time Hands-On

Jason Pitsch

Introduced in 2014, the Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time features a unique dual time function as well as an interchangeable tourbillon module, presented in a 41.5 mm x 14.3 mm case crafted from either 18K white or red gold. There are five variations in total (red gold/gold dial, red gold/silver dial, white gold/gray dial, white gold/blue dial, white gold/white dial). The version pictured comes in white gold with a white lacquered dial, black transferred Roman numeral indexes, blued leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, and a red leaf-shaped second-time zone hand (which can be concealed by setting it to the same time as the home time hand). Uniquely, at the bottom of the dial is a one-minute tourbillon that is visible through a circular aperture, and that features an open-worked bridge, offering an impressive view of the free-sprung balance wheel, tourbillon cage,

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Robert Downey Jr. wears Urwerk watch as Tony Stark in "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Just received an email from Urwerk that says Robert Downey Jr., is wearing an Urwerk UR-110 in rose gold (which retails for $115K), as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” movie which debuts in theaters today. (Robert Downery Jr. is pictured above at the movie premiere with English actor, Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man.) According to an email sent from Urwerk earlier today, “Sony Pictures contacted us in late 2016. They told us a major character of their Spiderman Homecoming production wanted to see and maybe wear one of our watches. Could this be the latest scam?… We do not have any Ambassador and were/are not keen to pay for one so we declined politely. But they contacted us again, insisting it was a personal request and drop the name… So I flew all the way to Atlanta to meet

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Introducing the Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition

Yesterday in London, Omega unveiled a new Bond Seamaster dubbed the “Commander’s Watch” which features the British Royal Navy colors and pays homage to the watch that has been on the wrist of 007 actors, in every Bond movie, since 1995. The watch comes in a 41 mm stainless steel case, with a blue ceramic bezel including a Liquidmetal® diving scale and red rubber covering the first 15 minutes. For this new limited edition, Seamaster Omega chose a polished white ceramic dial with 12 blue indexes, blue skeleton hour and minute hands, and blue writing on the dial, except for “Seamaster” which is in red. A 007 gun logo counterweight on the varnished red center seconds hand, as well as a red number “7” on the date wheel further distinguish this James Bond 007. There is a sapphire caseback which

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Only Watch 2017

Only Watch, the biennial charity auction of unique timepieces donated by watch companies for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will be back again this November. As of today, Only Watch 2017 will consist of 49 one-off models that will go on a world tour, starting on 27 September in Monaco, and then back to Geneva in November to be auctioned. “The Monaco Yacht Show will launch the journey by exhibiting the watches from 27 to 30 September within the show venue. The collection will then be flown to Bangkok (02-03 October/Christie’s), Singapore (05-06 October/The Hour Glass), Dubai (October 09-11/Christie’s & Seddiqi), Hong Kong (23-24 October/Christie’s), Taipei (26-27 October/Christie’s), New-York (October 29-30/Christie’s), Los Angeles (1-2 November/Westime), and finally Geneva (9-11 November/Christie’s),” according to Only Watch. This year donatations will come from these 49 companies: Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son,

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TAG Heuer Unveils Exclusive Watch for Kingsman Movie

Last week, in London, during a preview of footage from the upcoming spy movie “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” a special edition of the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 was unveiled by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division, alongside Kingsman: The Golden Circle Director, Writer and Producer Matthew Vaughn and Toby Bateman, Managing Director of MR PORTER. According to TAG Heuer, “The TAG Heuer Connected watch was personally chosen by Matthew to be the timepiece of choice for his Kingsman agents.” Matthew Vaughn said, “For Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we needed a connected watch for our agents. We looked at the different options available, but none of them were elegant enough for a Kingsman. Then I saw an interview on Bloomberg TV with Jean-Claude Biver about his connected watch, and it became immediately

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