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Grand Seiko Opens Largest Boutique In The World And Celebrates With Two Limited Editions

At Place Vendôme, the horological heart of Paris, has Grand Seiko opened its largest boutique in the world. While outside the hustle and bustle of the French capital rules, inside you can find the tranquility of Japan. Grand Seiko is offering its finest models in the over 2,000 square feet boutique, divided over two floors. READ MORE
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16 Grails in the Vintage Heuer World

HomeWatch Talk16 Grails in the Vintage Heuer World Watch TalkHeuer16 Grails in the Vintage Heuer World Chasing Vintage Heuer Grails With On The Dash by Robert-Jan Broer May 14, 2020 MIN READ16 Grails in the Vintage Heuer WorldOur friend Jeff Stein from OnTheDash shows his grails from Heuer. An amazing article with an overview of his Heuers with beautiful close-up pictures and descriptions.
I confess I don’t know that much about Heuer. There are other Fratelli that have more knowledge about these. There are also websites like Jeff Stein’s OnTheDash. His website is considered to be the authority on the subject. I’ve had the pleasure to meet Jeff for the first time not too long ago in Switzerland, but we have known each other for much longer as we shared an old friend in common.
Skipperrera. Image by Analog Shift.
Vintage Heuer GrailsJeff Stein also makes some recommendations on alternatives to each of these grails. He wrote approximately 6000 words on the Heuer grails and how to identify..

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MB&F Starfleet Explorer Is Out Of This World

HomeWatch ReleasesMB&F Starfleet Explorer Is Out Of This World Watch ReleasesMB&FMB&F Starfleet Explorer Is Out Of This World A fine successor to the original Starfleet Machine by Rob Nudds May 13, 2020 MIN READMB&F Starfleet Explorer Is Out Of This WorldConcept laboratory MB&F has been working with legendary clockmaker L’Epeée 1839 for several years now. Their collaborations are always interesting. Perhaps the rarity of desk clocks in the modern world makes them even more so. These are not just remarkable sculptures capable of displaying the time, but they are also futuristic anachronisms designed to mess with our heads. The new Starfleet Explorer is no exception…
What year is this? Whenever I look at an MB&F desk clock I ask myself the same question. On one hand, it looks like something from the set of the latest Star Trek movie. On the other, however, it is a desk clock. And who the heck has a desk clock these days?
Well, it would seem the answer is those who like and appreciate des..

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Watches & Wonders Welcomes The World Digitally

Usually, we would be in Geneva right now, visiting Watches & Wonders, the former SIHH. Unfortunately, very little is normal these days. The COVID-19 pandemic is making its marks around the world, and for the watch world, it meant that many prestigious, international events, had to be canceled. As it sometimes feels that the world has come to a standstill, it is also important that some things do continue, and we have to be creative about how to achieve this. The Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie, who organizes Watches & Wonders, therefore took the decision to take the show into the digital space and has created in record time a platform on which all the thirty exhibiting brands can present their latest products. READ MORE
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Will The COVID-19 Pandemic Change The (Watch) World Forever?

The current COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on our daily lives. In many parts of the world, staying inside is the credo, with people living their lives in social quarantine. This also has quite an impact on many industries, including that of watches. Retailers READ MORE
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Hands-On With Farer Aldrich World Timer

HomeWatch ReviewHands-On With Farer Aldrich World Timer Watch ReviewFarerHands-On With Farer Aldrich World Timer Smaller, creative, and affordable by Tomas RosputinskyMarch 04, 2020 MIN READHands-On With Farer Aldrich World TimerThis is what Louboutin’s watch should look like. At least the case back. Introducing the 39mm Farer Aldrich World Timer with a pearly dial and daring red rotor.
When I first saw Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso designed by Christian Louboutin a few years ago, I was a bit “meh.” With all due respect to one of the world’s most revered luxury footwear designers, I expected more. You can only imagine how amused I was when I turned around the new World Timer Aldrich from Farer. Not designed for women specifically, but here it is. An interesting, line-cut rotor coated in a matt racing red. A bit off? Maybe. Do I mind? Why would I?

Farer sizeSpeaking of women and Louboutin’s red-bottomed shoes, this is definitely the perfect time to mention that this Aldrich’s case diameter..

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Citizen Caliber 0100 World’s Most Accurate Watch Review

If you are looking for something “Grand Seiko quality” from Japan’s Citizen, then look no further than the very impressive Citizen Caliber 0100 — which also happens to include the world’s most accurate self-contained timepiece movement. I will get back to that in a moment. It actually makes me quite happy that the Citizen Caliber 0100 watch (here as the reference AQ6021-51E) is lovely enough on the outside to get copious compliments from those who have no idea what it contains on the inside. Elegant and well-proportioned, among its other virtues, the Caliber 0100 is a glowing example of Japanese dress-style watch excellence and humility. The timepiece fits so well in line with values from the culture that created it, one might argue that Citizen’s goal with the Caliber 0100 was to honor Japanese engineering in general.
width=”560″ height=”314″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> It has been my experience that the Japanese manufacturing mindset values precision, efficiency, performance,..

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Chanel Debuts The World’s First Fully Two-Tone Ceramic Watch With The J12 Paradoxe

Chanel has long been a pioneer in the use of ceramics in watchmaking, helping to spark the ceramic watch trend itself with the release of the original J12 in 2000. Over the past two decades, as ceramics have increasingly become a go-to material for luxury timepieces, the atelier has continued to innovate in the field, and for 2020 it has made another giant leap with the now iconic J12 platform. The Chanel J12 Paradoxe, announced this week by the brand, is the first ever watch to feature a fully ceramic case rendered in two separate colors — in this case, starkly brilliant black and white. There’s no denying this is a major technical achievement, especially at a time when other high profile brands are still working on developing two tone ceramic bezels, let alone cases, but there’s more to the J12 Paradoxe than just the colors.

Naturally, the 38mm ceramic case is the Chanel J12 Paradoxe’s greatest novelty. The uneven black and white split, meant to hide undetected beneath a cuff or sl..

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World Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud On Cooking With Time

Chef Daniel Boulud shares his personal timepiece collection with Haute Time, as well as why time is imperative for a chef. READ MORE
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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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