Watch Stops 2011: Franc Vila Reveals new Supersonico

Soaring onto the scenes, this newest bold beauty comes from Franc Vila: the FVa35 Supersonico 5-Minute Repeater. The titanium and 18-karat red gold watch features movement bridges made of aeronautical high-tech materials such as lightnium and aluminium all visible through the case crystal. Created in a limited edition of 88 pieces, the watch offers minute…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Preview – DeWitt Loves the City

If you love architecture and grand skylines, as well as fine watchmaking, of course, then this timepiece is for you – at the right price. The DeWitt patented Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W. Horizons with Automatic Sequential Winding device, driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor and featuring the dead-beat seconds connected directly to the tourbillon cage. The…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011- Ulysse Nardin Dives In to the Black Sea

For decades, Ulysse Nardin has been known as one of the foremost brands offering marine chronometers. Its Maxi Marine series brings divers the best of watchmaking prowess and functional precision. Now the brand releases its bold yet alluring new Maxi Marine Diver collection, the Black Sea. The 42-hour power reserve diving watch houses a self-winding…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011 Impending Arrival

BaselWorld is around the corner. The long-anticipated, easily most important watch exhibition in the world, has arrived once again. This week, in Basel, Switzerland, the world converges. Beginning tomorrow, throngs of watch and jewelry brands, international press, retailers and collectors will begin their preparations and  plans to migrate to Basel. On Wednesday, press day begins…

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Watch Stops 2011: Arnold & Son, Bovet Exhibit in Qatar

Bovet DragonAt the 8th annual Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition in Qatar this past week, men’s complicated watches – especially tourbillons – stole the limelight. These were followed by limited edition pieces and high-tech, high-mech complexities from some of the independents such as Hautlence, Ladoire and Richard Mille. Naturally, being the Middle East market, watches…

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Watch Stops: Doha – Ladoire Shows off Mr. Grey and Mr. Ice Black Widows

On February 7, we brought you the Black Widow Mr. Green watch from Ladoire, explaining the exciting new automatic caliber of this watch with its 39 jewels, shaped mainplate and W-shaped GMT bridge structure.  Well, at the Doha Jewelry and Watch Exhibition, we got to try on all the new versions of the Black Widow,…

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