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Zenith Defy Zero-G

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Zenith’s new Defy Zero-G features a redesigned version of the company’s patented gyroscopic “Gravity Control” mechanism, and beats at high-rate of 5Hz, hence the “El Primero” designation. The Defy Zero-G is a relatively small watch at 44 mm x 14.85 mm, thanks to the miniaturization of the gyroscopic regulator, which has been reduced by 30% in size compared to previous iterations. Similar to how a marine chronometer works, this gyroscopic system ensures the regulating organs (balance wheel, balance spring, escapement) are always in the optimal horizontal position. Ideally, this should increase chronometric performance, much like a tourbillon is designed to do. This is a 5Hz high-beat El Primero movement, which allows for 1/10th of a second accuracy. However, while displaying the time with this level of precision is technically possible, this particular watch has a small seconds display at

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Rolex GMT-Master II in steel with Pepsi bezel and Jubilee bracelet

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As you might have heard, Rolex introduced a new steel version of their ceramic Pepsi bezel GMT today at Baselworld 2018. The new Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II has the same case diameter as before at 40 mm, and the bezel is the same ceramic Pepsi-colored version that was introduced with the white gold GMT-Master II in 2014, there are however a few notable changes apart from the fact that it’s now available in stainless steel. There is a Jubilee bracelet with five-piece solid steel links, with polished center links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, and a 5mm Easylink comfort extension. Additionally, the case lugs and sides have been subtly redesigned, and there is an all-new GMT movement. Other than that the watch still has the same 18K white gold applied hour markers and 18K white gold hands, with blue

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Rudy Albers of Wempe reminds you to set your watches forward

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In this video, Rudy Albers, the President of Wempe US (located at 700 5th Avenue) reminds you to set your watches and clocks forward one hour at 2 am on Sunday, March 11, 2018. For regions that observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), you simply need to set your watches or clocks ahead at 2:00 am (or before you go to bed), by one hour, to 3:00 am. Sunrise and sunset will be an hour later, meaning there will be more light in the evening. Daylight Saving Time is sometimes referred to as Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time. Standard Time beings again on November 4, 2018.

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Introducing the BR-V2 Steel Heritage

Introducing the Bell & Ross BR-V2 Steel Heritage collection. Four new models that are part of the third generation of Bell & Ross’ Vintage collection will officially debut at Baselworld 2018 in March. Inspired by instrument panels from 1960s aircrafts, the BR V2-92 and BR V2-94 Steel Heritage offer a retro vintage look. The cases are 41 mm in diameter which is slightly smaller than previous versions. The surfaces are polished and satin finished. Each version has crown guards with a relatively flat crown that screws-down to reinforce water-resistance (100 meters). The chronograph also adds screw-down pushers which operate the chronograph functions. The black dial has steel large hands, and large indices, with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9, all of which are coated with a beige faux patina luminescent material. The minute/second track is printed in white

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Video: Casio G-Shock Rangeman

This is the official Casio G-Shock Rangeman video which debuted at CES 2018. The new G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 features the world’s first solar-assisted GPS navigation and is part of the “Master of G” series designed for use in extreme conditions. Rangeman watches feature a Triple Sensor to measure compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature.

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VIDEO: Zenith Swizz Beatz NYC Launch

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Thursday, November 30th, Swiss watchmaker Zenith held a party at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York City to launch a limited edition timepiece designed by Recording Artist and Producer, Swizz Beatz. Zenith CEO, Julien Tornare, Hodinkee Editor, Jon Bues, and Swizz Beatz made the announcement before a large crowd, highlighted by a drone flying in from the 2nd floor and delivering one of the five limited edition diamond-studded Defy 21s. The special Zenith Defy was raffled off later in the night for charity.

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VIDEO: Romain Gauthier demonstrates the Logical One

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Romain Gauthier, the man behind the eponymously named watch brand, a true manufacture based in the heart of the presigious Swiss watchmaking region known as the Vallée de Joux, explains his award-winning Logical One timepiece for Professional Watches during a recent visit to NYC. Gauthier is the founder and creator of multiple patented horological inventions, including push-button winding on a mechanical watch, which is used in the Logical One.

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VIDEO REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Mysterious Second Revelation

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The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Mysterious Second Revelation (Ref. MP6558) comes in a steel case that measures 43 mm x 17 mm, is 51 mm in length, has a 21 mm interlug width, and weighs 113.6 grams. It is powered by hand wound in-house caliber ML215. Please watch the video for the full details.

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Demonstration of Omega's Anti-Magnetic Technology (Video)

Originally filmed in 2013, at the official worldwide announcement in New York City (initially published on our Vimeo account) this is a demonstration of Omega’s Anti-Magnetic Watch Technology Demonstration which is resistant up to 15,000 gauss and which ultimately became the technology they refer to as Co-Axial Master Chronometer” as seen on the Railmaster (pictured above) that was announced at Baselworld 2017.

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Video: L’Epée 1839 and MB&F Octopod

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MB&F and L’Epée 1839 have collaborated on numerous futuristic table clocks, and thus far, in this writer’s opinion, all are so good. This time, they may have outdone themselves with one of their most badass table clocks yet: the Octopod. “Think octopus, cephalopods and other eight-limbed creatures. Think marine compass – and the bathysphere from the 1989 classic The Abyss… Put that all together, with 468 fine-finished components, and you get Octopod: blending contemporary design with kinetic sculpture and a transparent bubble filled with traditional horology,” according to MB&F. Designed by MB&F and made in Switzerland by L’Epée 1839, the Octopod can be positioned to stand or crotch thanks to eight articulated legs. A transparent sphere connects the legs houses an eight-day hand-wound movement including a rotating escapement located on the minute hand. Time is read by looking down

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