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Seiko Chariot "Steve Jobs" Re-Edition

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Seiko has announced that they are making a special re-edition of the 1984 Chariot timepiece that was famously worn by late Apple founder, Steve Jobs, in an iconic black-and-white portrait (taken by Norma Seeff) where he posed with the first generation of Macintosh, which made the cover of Time magazine. The original Seiko Chariot that Jobs wore was 33 mm, with a quartz movement and white dial and was sold at auction in February 2016 for $42,500. Seiko is making 1982 limited numbered editions in both the original 33 mm size with white dial, and a more modern 37.5 mm white dial version. These are just for the Japanese market. There will be a second model with a black dial, also available in 33 mm and 37.5 mm variants, limited to 300 pieces made exclusively for Japanese retailer Nano Universe.

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Rolex "Celebrating Cinema"

Tonight during the 89th Academy Awards show, Rolex ran a 60-second commercial celebrating some of the most notable films, actors, and the Rolexes they wore. The film showed living actors such as Harrison Ford and Nick Nolte, as well as past legends such as Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, and Bill Paxton. As of 2017, Rolex officially supports the Academy Awards, even though as you can see, they have been a favorite of Oscar-winning celebrities for decades.

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Tom Brady wears TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch to Superbowl LI Press Conference

Tom Brady will be making history on Sunday at Superbowl LI (51) when he becomes the first player to ever appear in 7 Superbowls. He is already tied for the most appearances with 6, a feat that only one other player, Mike Lodish (defensive tackle), has ever achieved. He is also currently tied for the most Superbowl wins by a quarterback ever with 4, sharing the record with two other greats, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montanna. But if he wins this Sunday, he will have 5 Superbowl wins and become the most winningest quarterback in Superbowl history. Only one other player, Charles Haley (linebacker), has ever won 5. As one of the most dominant NFL players of all-time, he naturally has many companies wanting to sponsor him and has been a brand ambassador of Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer since 2015.

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Carl F. Bucherer Timepieces Featured in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

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If you like action movies, and you have not seen the first John Wick movie, you need to see it. But don’t take my word for it – as the 2014 neo-noir action thriller received an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie starred Keanu Reeves in his first major title role in years. And he literally and figuratively killed it. This article titled “The Guns of John Wick” breaks down the epic list of every (real) weapon used in the movie, including an analysis of all the kills made. Like the guns, the watches were real, and for his role as John Wick, Reeves wore a Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate in steel with white dial and black alligator leather strap. For the second installment, which premiered yesterday in Los Angeles, he will again be wearing his signature Manero

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The Notorious Watches of Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor is notorious for his trash talk, for his ability to fight and win in the UFC in multiple weight classes, and for his extravagant lifestyle including an affinity for custom made suits, luxury cars, and high-end mechanical watches. He is currently the UFC lightweight (155lb) champion, after a win by TKO against defending champion Eddie Alvarez on November 12, 2016. Upon winning that fight McGregor became the first fighter in UFC’s history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously, as he was still holding the featherweight (145lb) title at the time. Which, by the way, he earned December 12, 2015, when he KO’d José Aldo in a mere thirteen seconds and earned him the accolade of the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Notorious b.i.g balls A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Nov

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Video: Aurel Bacs explains the provenance of Patek Philippe's mythical stainless steel Ref. 1518

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In this video, Phillips Watches auctioneer, Aurel Bacs discusses the highlights of the upcoming Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR, which takes place November 12th and 13th. Specifically, Bacs discusses the trilogy of Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 wristwatches that will be auctioned, including what the company refers to as the ne plus ultra watch of the 20th century – the stainless steel Patek Philippe Ref. 1518. According to Bacs, in 1941, when reference 1518 was launched, it was the most complicated wristwatch in the world – made in series – in the midst of a war. The steel watch was made in 1943, and sold in Hungary in February 1944. Watch the video to learn the full story behind this amazing piece of horological history, as well as some additional Patek Philippe highlights, including a rare Ref. 565 black dial steel watch

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Interview with Ralph Simons, CEO of Chopard USA

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Since your move from the President of Frederique Constant/Alpina USA to CEO of Chopard USA Ltd. in 2015 what have you done to improve the business at your new company? Well, we’ve done a lot. It has been a very interesting period since then. The main point of focus has been to simplify the assortment of products along with its communication to the market. When I arrived at Chopard we utilized a large selection of different advertising visuals, and one level up from that, in terms of product, at the time we also offered a broad range of references. This made it harder for our final clients and our authorized retailers to capture a consistent and recognizable brand message. The Chopard Core Collection for North America launched at Baselworld 2015 now serves as a foundation. This assortment, which is based

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Jonah Hill wears Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 on Tonight Show

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Last week, on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jonah Hill talked about how he accidentally sent Drake his food diary, instead of his doctor, as you can see in the video clip below. More importantly, though, he did so while wearing a stainless steel Patek Philippe Nautilus (Ref. 5711/1A-010), which is part of the current collection. Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010, stainless steel As a celebrity who can virtually afford any watch he wants, it shows excellent taste choosing the Nautilus. You can find countless famous people wearing Rolexes (including Hill), and that is not to say that a Rolex is a bad decision. But the Patek, clearly takes it up another level, and leads me to believe he has is a serious “watch guy.” Notably, Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its iconic Gerald Genta designed Nautilus

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Interview with Ralph Simons, US President of Frederique Constant & Alpina

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What is your background in the watch industry? I basically grew up in the watch industry. I am originally from Amsterdam and my father had his own business of designing and producing gold and diamond jewelry. In 1984, he made a move into watches, watch distribution specifically, and I was 9 at the time. I remember he came home with the news that he had acquired the distribution for IWC in The Netherlands. Looking back that is really the moment that my interest for watches, which eventually grew into a passion, was sparked. In 1999, after completing my degree in Hotel Management, I started working with my father. I was a sales rep going around to stores, helping to build the brands, which included Zenith and IWC at the time, in the Dutch market. In 2002 we added Frederique Constant

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Interview with Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart

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Omega has had a pretty busy year with the launch of the revolutionary Aqua-Terra Anti-Magneti watch, the Speedmaster Bullhead and 1957 throwbacks, and of course, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. And now, the Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition. I have to say, I am quite impressed. Is 2014 going to be a slow year for product launches compared to 2013? No way. We have a lot in the pipeline. We say that every year. How can 2013 match 2012? Last year we had the Olympics, James Bond, and the Ryder Cup. We have the Olympics next year again, in Sochi. We have some new models, some new ideas coming out next year. We also have some in advance of the Olympics. The anti-magnetic technology you just mentioned has been a very big break through. When I go back

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