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Urwerk UR-210 Dubai


The UR-210 Dubai is a unique watch engraved by the expert hands of Florian Güllert. The artwork will be unveiled at the now established Dubai Watch Week hosted by Ahmed Seddiqi & sons, retailers. This one-of-a-kind UR-210 is themed on the spellbinding superlatives of Dubai, the maddening, yet tantalising megacity. For all its wealth and display, Dubai is also rich in sophisticated traditions. The cocktail of emotions stirred by the first experience of this breath-taking city is engraved forever in the metal of this timepiece. “I landed Dubai for the first time in 2007 after a seven hour flight from Geneva. The first shocking impression as you step out of the plane is the wave of heat than engulfs you — a hot dry breath that tells you immediately that you’re in a different latitude,” recalls watchmaker Felix Baumgartner, co-founder

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Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.4

With its all-titanium case and bright blue detailing, the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.4 ushers Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud firmly into the modern era. This demanding and technical metal transfigures a timepiece already exceptional by the quality of its construction, its craftsmanship, and its complications. Interpreted in two versions, with a black or silver-toned dial swept over by blued hands, this certified chronometer is a lighter version of the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1. Its lightness and its modernity are further reinforced by the choice of chamfered sapphire bridges for its FB-T.FC-2 caliber. Their transparency enables the gaze to plunge into the depths of the entirely rhodium-plated movement while ensuring smooth visual integration with the titanium case color. Like the three previous editions of the Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1, its movement is endowed with horological complications inspired by Ferdinand Berthoud’s

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2017 GPHG Prize Winners

The prize-winners of the 17th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were revealed this Wednesday, November 8th on the stage of Geneva’s Théâtre du Léman. Watchmaking excellence, innovation, and expertise were saluted by an international jury that handed out 16 prizes and awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix to Chopard for the L.U.C Full Strike Watch. The Zenith, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Voutilainen, Ulysse Nardin, Tudor, Parmigiani, Longines, Greubel Forsey, Chanel and Bvlgari brands were also rewarded at this 17th prize-giving ceremony, presented by Edouard Baer and Lauriane Gilliéron. The 72 competing watches, including the 15 prize-winning models, are still on show at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva (MAH) until November 12th, as part of an original exhibition dedicated to the contemporary art of watchmaking. The winners will also be exhibited from November 16th to 20th

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Masterpiece Gravity Blue

When the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity was launched at Baselworld 2014, it was the first timepiece to feature a full silicium assortment. Since 1975, Maurice Lacroix has been at the vanguard of horological creativity, embracing new technologies, depicting time using thought-provoking design and harnessing fine Swiss craftsmanship. The 43 mm Masterpiece Gravity inspires and challenges convention. It is an innovative timepiece, at the cutting-edge of progress, which does not merely convey time but emotionally engages with the wearer with creative expression. It presents its oscillator and assortment center stage on the dial side of the watch. The spectacle of seeing the oscillator beating, along with the pallet lever moving, is mesmerizing and emits an attractive force few can resist. The blue lacquered off-center hour and minutes display is paired with rhodium- plated hour and minute hands. Sitting below the hour

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Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton

Building on a rich history studded with original creations, Manufacture Girard-Perregaux constantly rethinks its horological approaches in creating bridges spanning past, present and future. A direct descendant of the original model launched in 1975, the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton features a graphically designed mechanical self-winding movement openworked in the extreme. The Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton thereby reveals the full extent to which its powerful architecture embodies the values and aspirations of an entire generation in quest of perfection. Firmly committed to anchoring its vision of traditional horology firmly in the future, Manufacture Girard-Perregaux continues to hone its new contemporary watchmaking image by offering enthusiasts a range of instruments which, like the Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton look beyond the present while remaining attuned to its history that began in 1791. Revealing transparency The inherently daring Laureato, with its distinctive aesthetic accentuated

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Omega unveils new factory

Signaling the next chapter in its renowned history of innovation and manufacturing excellence, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has officially opened its newest production building at the brand’s HQ site in Bienne, Switzerland. Honored guests for the event included the CEO of Swatch Group, Mr. Nick Hayek; the President and CEO of OMEGA, Raynald Aeschlimann; Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education & Research (EAER), Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann; and the award-winning Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. Having first arrived on this site in 1882, the new building represents the industry’s most cutting-edge facility for watch assembly, training, and quality control. Designed by Shigeru Ban, it is an eco-friendly masterpiece built with sustainable Swiss spruce and an ingenious indoor climate and energy concept. Inside, OMEGA has used the 5 floors of space in the most effective way possible, bringing technical

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BR-X1 White Hawk and BR-X1 Tourbillon White Hawk

Bell & Ross, the ultimate reference in aeronautical watches, presents its BR-X1 White Hawk line. Its name in French, Faucon Blanc, evokes dreams and travels. These two models with sophisticated watchmaking finishes take inspiration from the colors of private jets. The excellence of business aircrafts is the result of innovative technologies taken from the design and manufacture processes of fighter jets. The BR-X1 and the BR-X1 Tourbillon White Hawk are totally revolutionary in their construction. These precious measuring instruments combine Bell & Ross’ extremely virile aesthetic codes with the technical refinement of its high-end watchmaking. On these models, the grade 5 titanium cases are covered with a white ceramic belt. Titanium is micro-blasted and ceramic is matte to avoid reflections caused by light. The white and grey of the case depict the colors of the most beautiful private jets. The

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Diamonds Are Booba's Best Friend

Booba doesn’t count sheep anymore…now he counts the 31 carats of diamonds on his Corum watch. The rapper received the one-of-a-kind model from Corum Marketing Director Frédéric Layani. With a thousand diamonds, it was made to be as brilliant as its new owner. This Bubble engraved D.U.C, the name of his seventh studio album, just sealed the partnership deal – a product of the artist’s true love for Corum’s exquisitely unique pieces and craftsmanship – Congrats!! Booba raps a lot about watches and diamonds, so it’s no big surprise his lyrics are on this custom-made watch. As loyal as ever, Corum followed him past the point of no return… Fist raised high, now Booba’s wrist is adorned with 1,017 diamonds and 12 baguette-cut sapphires. Diamonds set on gold and a case that houses the famous CO 055 skeleton movement, the

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