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Minase — Much More Than Meets The Eye

HomeBrand of the MonthMinase — Much More Than Meets The Eye Brand of the MonthPromotionMinaseMinase — Much More Than Meets The Eye Japanese watchmaking at its bestby Partner ContentMarch 01, 2020 MIN READMinase — Much More Than Meets The Eye
MINASE — A new vision of watchmakingNestled in the mountains of Akita Prefecture, Minase is a small village in the heights of Yuzawa, some 450 km north of Tokyo. Minase was founded in 2005 by its parent company Kyowa. A renowned tool manufacturer that has been in business since 1963, Kyowa specializes in step drills. The company also supplies of high-end watch components. Minase was exclusively sold in Japan until 2017.
As one of the smallest watch manufactures in Japan, Minase relies on highly refined technical processes to meet production needs. Minase combines modern technology and old school watchmaking. The result? Time-telling machines that are unequaled in both design and precision. Minase is proud of its origins and each watch pays tribute ..

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BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends 29 February, 2020

Owners of perpetual calendars will finally get the chance to see their watches in action today as their date displays advance to the 29th of February. So much has happened in the past month as the spread of COVID-19 has gripped the world and put people on the edge of their seats. Already, we are seeing major events and exhibitions around the world being canceled or postponed. This month, we got up close with a number of interesting watches, including a solid gold G-Shock, Seiko’s new lineup of Seiko 5 sports watches, and Undone’s Batman watches.
From around the web, we turn our attention to an unfinished George Daniels watch. This epic watch, if completed, would have featured a 60-second tourbillon, remontoir d’egalite, and a co-axial escapement. We also investigate the history of the helium escape valve. Although it’s closely associated with Rolex, some believe it was actually co-developed with Doxa. Finally, we have a discussion of Patek’s Nautilus. Is the watch all hype or is it as..

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aBlogtoWatch Weekly News Roundup: February 22-29, 2020

Raymond Weil Adds New Green Dial To Caliber RW1212 Freelancer Lineup
Olive green is quickly becoming one of the watch industry’s hottest colors for 2020, and the latest brand to jump on board the trend is Raymond Weil with this update to its flagship Caliber RW1212 Freelancer. The slim and handsome 42mm stainless steel case of previous Freelancer models returns here, as do the dressy baton hands and applied indices. While the mix of sunburst and micro-tapisserie surfaces is not new to the line, the green color adds a more subdued and masculine energy to the arrangement. Of course, other than the green dial itself, the other main focal point is the exposed balance wheel at 6 o’clock, which plays against the green of the dial well with its gold tones. The new green dial model, like previous iterations, is powered by the Sellita based Caliber RW1212 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve. Raymond Weil offers this new addition to the Freelancer lineup on either a jubilee style ..

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This Week in Watches — February 29, 2020

HomeThis Week In WatchesThis Week in Watches — February 29, 2020 This Week In WatchesLonginesThis Week in Watches — February 29, 2020 Looking for good news in these rough times? by Gerard NijenbrinksFebruary 29, 2020 MIN READThis Week in Watches — February 29, 2020Twenty-eight and one. In grim times, influenced by the Coronavirus, we’ll try to cheer you up with some good news on this bissextile day. Amidst cancellations of Time To Move, the Grand Seiko Summit, Watches & Wonders, and the latest victim Baselworld, we delve deep to help the watch industry survive. Here’s what we picked up for you this week.

Urwerk UR-111C Two-ToneOne of the most conceptually adventurous watches on the market, the Urwerk UR-111C, now comes in a striking two-tone, black physical vapor deposition (PVD) and brushed steel. The UR-111C TT comes with three innovative constructions in watchmaking. 1) A retrograde linear minute display, with numerals set in a 30° diagonal slant for good readability. 2) A seconds ..

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Garmin D2 Delta PX Smartwatch For Aviators Hands-On

Garmin just about has a smartwatch for every activity and style — including pilots and those who appreciate “aviator fashion.” Whether you are an active pilot professional or simply have airplane operation aspirations, the Garmin D2 Delta PX watch will be of interest to you. Within Garmin’s larger assortment of smartwatches, the D2 Delta series is currently its most high-featured aviator watch (along with the pilot watch version of the high-end MARQ). The D2 Delta collection includes a series of models, the largest and only titanium version being this D2 Delta PX smartwatch.
width=”560″ height=”314″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> I’m not a pilot, so I can’t review the aviation features of this watch, even though I can discuss some of what the D2 Delta PX can do while in the air. Garmin refers to it as their most feature-packed GPS-based pilot smartwatch available. It also comes paired with activity tracking features thanks to its software and sensors (which include a built-in hear..

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Hermès Slim d’Hermès

HomeHands-OnHermès Slim d’Hermès Hands-OnHermesHermès Slim d’Hermès Hands-on with a slim, time-only automatic wristwatch from the house of Hermès. by Ben HodgesFebruary 29, 2020 MIN READHermès Slim d’HermèsDress watches are on the rise. While sports watches from the likes of Tudor, Omega and Seiko are perpetually generating interest, bubbling away in the background is a resurgence of clean and classic watches. Take, for example, this Longines 1946. As paired back as a watch can be, yet our Fratello readers flocked to learn more. To broaden our coverage of dress watches, I looked to none other than the masters of elegantly refined design: Hermès.
There is a stigma surrounding luxury fashion brands that turn their hand to traditional watchmaking. It’s not without virtue, however. For the uninitiated, it is a reasonable assumption that a luxury brand’s quality is consistent across all products. Armani suits, for example, outpunch the company’s smartwatch offerings. But we are talking abou..

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Aquadive Releases 1000 Meter BS100 ‘Hard Blue’

Dive watches are one of the most popular genres of wristwatches on the market. They represent a standard for durability and reliability. If a watch is built to survive 300M down in saltwater, it’ll be fine doing whatever I’m going to do with it. At least that’s how I think about it. Few brands are completely nailing the dive watch concept as well as those owned by the Synchron Group, namely Doxa and Aquadive. The former should be familiar for most enthusiasts, at this point; the latter, however, is slightly less known. Aquadive was a function-focused dive/tool watch brand from the 1960s. You likely would have never heard of them then, either, if you weren’t active in the diving community. They were purpose-built and didn’t mess around. Sadly however, they didn’t make it through the quartz crisis of the 1970s. Fast-forward to the early 2010s, when the brand was reborn under the Synchron Group. It has released some really nice pieces recently, including the Poseidon × Aquadive Bathyspher..

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Geneva Watch & Car Shows Canceled Due To Coronavirus—Haute Time Launches U.S. Luxury Roadshows

In light of the Geneva watch & car shows being canceled due to the Coronavirus spreading in Europe, Haute Time announces launches of U.S. luxury roadshows. READ MORE
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Baselworld Postponed Until 2021

HomeWatch TalkBaselworld Postponed Until 2021 Watch TalkBaselworld Postponed Until 2021 The news we'd been expecting has finally broken. by Rob NuddsFebruary 28, 2020 MIN READBaselworld Postponed Until 2021Sadly, we can confirm today that the 2020 edition of Baselworld will not go ahead. While Baselworld has issued a statement referring to the “postponement” of the event, it amounts to a cancelation. And a major one at that.
The monumental game of chicken being played by WAW and Baselworld came to an end this week when WAW announced its cancelation. Following that decision, it seemed only a matter of time before Baselworld followed suit. Regrettably, that assumption proved correct. The de facto cancellation of the “delayed” event changes the landscape of watch reporting in 2020 considerably. While we are used to receiving a huge amount of news in one go and having direct access to the providers of said news at the time, we now have to contend with a protracted reveal.
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BREAKING NEWS: Baselworld 2020 Postponed To January 2021

In light of Switzerland’s recent decision to quite literally ban exhibitions and events expecting more than 1,000 visitors for the foreseeable future due to coronavirus related concerns, it is no surprise to find the news of Baselworld 2020 postponed to January 2021 breaking. The fair joins Watches & Wonders (ex-SIHH), that communicated the same decision to the same effect just yesterday.
Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld.
Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld said: “We deeply regret having had to postpone the event as planned due to the coronavirus, in full consideration of the needs of the watch and jewellery industry to be able to benefit from the platform to develop their business. This decision has been all the more difficult in view of all the positives that have been achieved through listening and dialogue over the last few months, which resulted in new concepts and new solutions, that have attracted exhibitors to return..