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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar – a short story about its unique design

Form follows function. This basic principle coming from product-design and architecture might have been the major inspiration for Audemars Piguet when they first designed the Royal Oak collection in 1972. It is such a distinctive design that people with some…

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Vacheron Constantin holds on to classical watchmaking with its new FIFTYSIX collection

Whereas many brands of traditional mechanical watchmaking try to adopt new smart technology approaches, the renowned Maison Vacheron Constantin holds on to classical values. At SIHH 2018 Geneva’s oldest watch Manufacture (established 1755) introduces three new timepieces called FIFTYSIX and…

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Breguet, Vienna and Napoleon Bonaparte

We recently set out to a journey to Vienna, the capital of Austria, which is such a beautiful and vibrant city with so much historical spirit that still keeps the city alive. One historical date that stands out is no…

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The new Porsche Design Flyback Chronograph: a watch that only comes with a super sportscar

They are probably the only watches that you can buy at a car dealer, and only at a car dealer – the recently launched Porsche Design Chronograph 911 GT2 RS and Chronograph911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The reason is the new ‘Porsche Design…

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Swisswatches Magazine on Tour – on track to the roots of Montblanc

Swisswatches Magazine is always on the go. But in August we started an adventurous journey which took us 17 days, over 7.000 Kilometres through 17 places across Europe! Our luggage: some shorts and some watches! Departure: Munich. Destination: surfers paradise…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 – one of the most complicated Chronographs

The past 100 years have without doubt brought along many technical changes. Looking at classical cars like Porsche 911, Jaguar X-type or Mercedes SL for example you might optically not notice too many differences to a modern version. However under…

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Here is why Seahorses and Venice play an important role for OMEGAs Seamaster Aqua Terra

In 2017, OMEGA introduced a series of new watches from their popular Seamaster Aqua Terra collection. To pay a special tribute to them, OMEGA hosted a glamorous gala-dinner at the prestige Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice, the place where the…

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Don’t get wound up by the new Richard Mille – RM030 Blue Ceramic EMEA Limited Edition

Whenever Raphael Nadal sweeps across the court for hours again while wearing his Richard Mille watch, the sportsman doesn’t have to care any longer about damage that might be caused by overwinding. Thanks to Richard Milles newest invention: a declutching…

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Always on Time with OMEGA’s Master Chronometer

The masterminds behind OMEGA strive to be ahead everyone else. A milestone and watch for which the brand is probably most remembered by is the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, which was the first watch they shot to the moon in…

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Swisswatches Magazine On Tour: the ingenious Armin Strom Watch Configurator

Swisswatches Magazine is always on the go. But in August we started an adventurous journey which took us 17 days, over 7.000 Kilometres through 17 places across Europe. Our luggage: some shorts and some watches! Departure: Munich. Destination: surfers paradise…

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Swisswatches Magazine On Tour: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Scubatec – a Dive Watch with style

Swisswatches Magazine is always on the go. But in August we started an adventurous journey which took us 17 days, over 7.000 Kilometres through 17 places across Europe. Our luggage: some shorts and some watches! Departure: Munich. Destination: surfers paradise…

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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…