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Porsche Design’s Surprising Connection To Bauhaus

Since its establishment in 1972, Porsche Design’s watch collection has been steadily growing. The 1919 Collection, which was first introduced in 2015, is dedicated to the Porsche car series. This year, the new collection is inspired by the famous 911…

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Roger Dubuis to introduce a pioneering novelty at a never seen before venue

A famous Italian track near Sant’Agata Bolognese (not far from the Lamborghini headquarter) had been temporarily closed for us to be able to enjoy the adrenaline rush of some Lamborghini super cars (Huracán Performante and Aventador S)! But not enough…

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Here is why German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne choose Florence the right place to present its Novelty

How come a German watch brand based in Glashütte near Dresden (Saxony) chooses the Tuscany capital Florence to present their novelty? Well first of all, it is not just any novelty – it is the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattranpante…

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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo PAM00382 – Pure Vintage

A few weeks back we mentioned the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo while introducing bronze watches at swisswatches. We now managed to get our hands on to a piece with very unique patina, which we found so thrilling that we dedicated…

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How to wear the Richard Mille RM 035 Ultimate Edition

We very well remember the first time spotting tennis genius Raphael Nadal wearing an obvious big watch during matches. And not only for a soft warm up but during speedy rallies in his familiar aggressive style. How can this be…

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AkriviA AK06 – A strong bond beetween the Artisan and Watch

We don’t know which fancy name drew more attention to us first: “Rexhep Rexhepi” or “AkriviA”. The former is the name of a young and very ambitious watchmaker. The latter is the unmistakable name of his 2012-founded watch brand AkriviA,…

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The Panerai Manufacture Headquarter – A hot spot in the unspoiled landscape

A few weeks back we were kindly invited to discover the new Panerai manufacture headquarter which is idyllically located in the mountains just above a lake near Neuchâtel, the heart of the world of fine watchmaking. It’s equipped with incredible…

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Montblanc 1858 Bronze Collection: extra patina for true vintage fans

Clocks, canons and propellers – we usually know bronze from these engineering heavyweights. And finally, the watch industry celebrates a comeback of this industrial material. What makes Bronze so special is not only it’s toughness, but also that it develops…

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IWC Special Edition to Celebrate Mercedes-AMG 50th Anniversary

A childhood dream has come true. Thanks to Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen who teamed up at the Nürburgring 24-hours race to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the performance sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz, which took it’s name from the initials…

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Carl. F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Manta Trust Limited Edition – Manta Rays are the new stars

The new stars at Swiss watch-brand Carl F. Bucherer are not again Hollywood actors or sport enthusiasts as brands usually commit as ambassadors to represent their products, but 188 manta rays! The reason is mainly the brands support in The Manta…

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CORUM Golden Bridge – Avant-Garde Watchmaking

The story of CORUMs Golden Bridge is exceptional. A young watchmaker from the idyllic town of La Caux-de-Fonds called Vincent Calabrese knocked on CORUMs door one day to introduce his newest invention: an unfamiliar looking baguette movement. He probably didn’t…