The Purposely Complex World Of Christophe Claret

Christophe Claret has reached a rockstar status that only a few watchmakers ever achieve. Born in 1962 in the French city of Lyon, he had early on a passion for watchmaking and went on studying under Roger Dubuis at the Geneva Watchmaking School. Even before his graduation, he opened a workshop of his own where he restored vintage watches. It where especially the complex movements in which Claret could utilize his talent. Only a few years after his graduation, he already developed and delivered minute-repeater movements to Ulysse Nardin, who used them in their San Marco collection. READ MORE
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Alpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional Force

HomeWatch ReleasesAlpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional Force Watch ReleasesAlpinaAlpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional Force A sleeper hit for mountaineers by Rob NuddsFebruary 13, 2020 MIN READAlpina AlpinerX Freeride World Tour Limited Edition AL-283FWT5AQ6 Is A Functional ForceWhen brand partnerships feel forced, they can turn off customer interest quicker than a solar-powered Casio comes back to life when light hits the dial. Luckily for Alpina, the connection with the Freeride World Tour is not just a suitable pairing, but also one that benefits both parties. The latest Alpina AlpinerX adds to an already strong line-up.
If you’re not into Snowsports, you probably haven’t heard of the Freeride World Tour. Similarly, if you’re not into watchmaking, you probably haven’t heard of Alpina, let alone the Alpina AlpinerX. Luckily, if you’re into one, you now know about the other. Congratulations on ha..

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Vault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic Watch

HomeNewsVault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic Watch NewsVaultVault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic Watch A new material and a striking aesthetic gets the year of the Rat off to a flying start by Sky SitJanuary 28, 2020 MIN READVault V2+ Red CC Is World’s First Carbon-Ceramic WatchRed is one of the most celebratory features for the Chinese New Year. As we step into a new Lunar year of the Rat, it’s time for a bold creation for good luck and prosperity! The Vault V2+ Red CC is happy to oblige.
The new Vault V2+ Red CC is a piece of mechanical art. It is a unique piece introduced by Vault, as a precursor to their upcoming new range V2. The V2+ showcases the brand’s bespoke capabilities, “which go far beyond the ordinary customizing options.” Two things are breaking new ground here: Firstly, the watch presents a new way to read time, requiring the development of a proprietary movement; secondly, the case is made of a carbon and red ceramic composite formulated explici..

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Karina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s Tourbillon

HomeKarina's KornerKarina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s Tourbillon Karina's KornerBvlgariKarina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s Tourbillon Serpenti Seduttori — A New Vision Of The Future by Karina KwiatkowskaJanuary 23, 2020 MIN READKarina’s Korner — Bvlgari And The World’s Smallest Women’s TourbillonBvlgari brought the mythological motifs and iconic Italian style with the highest precision that created a seductive dream on a big scale — the smallest tourbillon for women.
And, of course, welcome to this first installment of Karina’s Korner, where I will put the spotlight on women’s watches here on Fratello Magazine. I would like to kick off with the new collection of Bvlgari’s Serpenti Seduttori watches.

A Serpenti Seduttori is bornFirst conceived in the late 1940s, the Serpenti collection has long been known for its strong design. Uncompromisingly elegant, the artisanal aesthetic stands out thanks to a unique combination of vibrant ..

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Smartwatch Trends At CES 2020: The Wide World Of Wearables

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the most important technology-focused product trade shows and media events — if not the tech industry’s most popular event overall. The massively expansive destination spans across many of Las Vegas’ conference centers and meeting halls each year in January. A relatively recent addition to CES is the formal inclusion of “wearables” as a distinct product category (and this is naturally meant to include smartwatches).
CES attempts to showcase technology you wear (mostly on your wrist) in one area of the show. Regardless, apparently not all the “wearable” brands agree that their products fit into the same categories. This state of affairs is a fitting analogy for the mentality of the smartwatch in early 2020. CES exhibitors who produce smartwatches seem scattered as to what types of products they see themselves as producing (and whom should be wearing them). Even though the smartwatch as a technology product is, no doubt, positively evolving ..

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Breaking a Mountaineering World Record with the Bremont Supermarine S300

Records, like rules, were meant to be broken. Though some fall far more easily than others, they both form a loose framework for what it means to be human, and how we’ve all managed to coexist since the beginning of time. As we continue to look back on 2019 and the conclusion of the decade, two of the year’s records in particular stood out as once-in-a-generation human achievements that set new benchmarks for previously perceived limitations on endurance. One of which, of course was Eliud Kipchoge running an incredible 1:59:40 marathon back in October, shattering the long-held belief that the mythical “sub-two” was simply not humanly possible. Granted, Kipchoge’s time can’t be officially counted as a world record as it was run on a special closed street course in Vienna, Austria, and not as a formal marathon event, plus it was achieved with the help of an experimental Nike shoe and a rotating team of Olympians running in formation around Kipchoge to keep him on pace and shield him from..

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New Gulfstream G700 Is World’s Largest Private Jet

The largest private jet in the world has been unveiled by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics): the Gulfstream G700 TM. The new plane has been dubbed as the company’s flagship aircraft. It goes far, fast and takes passengers on a luxurious experience in the skies.

Gulfstream announced the new G700 as the 2019 edition of the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas was set to begin.
At the event, Gulfstream President Mark Burns displayed a mockup of the new plane, as well as a video of the aircraft at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
“The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative products and unites them with cutting-edge advances to create an all-new, advanced-technology aircraft that redefines safety, comfort and range at speed,” said Burns. “This announcement is the biggest news in business aviation history and is the result of the investments General Dynamics made ..

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Breitling Navitimer World 1 GMT 46

Breitling Navitimer World GMT 46 (Ref. A24322) “Silver Dial”

Iconic. Often an adjective bandied around without much meaning. However, in regards to this watch, it is truly necessary.

The Rolex Submariner. The Omega Speedmaster and this Breitling Navtimer. The pilot’s watch. Nothing else truly matches this iconic watch, the Navitimer’s unique layout leaves it without rival in its category and makes it instantly recognisable.

This pariticular navitimer comes in a monsterous 46mm (praticality over panache here). The reason for this size was so that it could easily be seen whilst flying without distracting the pilot. The dial on this particular watch is what Breitling calls “Silver” although to myself and many others it is blatantly white!

The dial of this watch is solid no fancy guilloche dial here. On it are housed 3 subdials, The left one is for tracking the seconds of the watch and the ones flanking top and bottom are for the use of the Chronograph – used by pilots to time Fligh..

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