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Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

Watch Stops 2011: Blancpain Releases 30-Minute Time Zone watch

A classic beauty to behold, a stunner on the wrist and a mechanical marvel  to top it off, this Blancpain Villeret Time zone 30 Minutes  Demi-Savonette (half-hunter) caseback watch is a half-hour time zone  timepiece – a rare find in today’s world. This watch enables travelers to countries such as India, or Venezuela, where there…

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Watch Stops 2011 : BaselWorld — Harry Winston Releases Histoire de Tourbillon 2

Ever since Harry Winston explored new territory with its Opus series, the brand launched into new realms of watchmaking investigation – offering new alloys and creative new movements. Now, Harry Winston unveils its Histoire de Tourbillon 2, meant to embrace the visionary spirit of the brand in a daring and distinctive manner. The watch features…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Dior Does Diamonds Right

Not that you wouldn’t expect a grand House like Dior – one of the most commanding icons in the haute couture world – to do diamond and gemstone timepieces superbly … but this year, Dior has pulled out all the stops. The brand has unveiled an entirely new collection that is at once both fascinating…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Corum Brings Golden Bridge to New Era

Since the first mechanical Corum Golden Bridge watch was unveiled to the world in 1980 it has been a shining star – an acclaimed masterpiece due to its mysterious appeal and clean look.  The exceptional baguette movement with innovative linear  construction wrote watchmaking history.  Now, the brand releases the first automatic variation of the timepiece…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Carl F. Bucherer Brings Out the Manero Chrono-Perpetual

Combining just the right complexities for today’s busy executive, Carl F. Bucherer unveils the limited edition Manero Chrono-Perpetual in rose gold ($46,200) or in stainless steel ($31,000). The automatic watch (housing the caliber CFB 1904) offers chronograph, flyback, perpetual calendar, date indication, day, month, leap year and moon phase indicator.  It is chocked wit h49…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Chopard Dons Diamonds Like Never Before

BaselWorld is shimmering. If there was an economic recession – it may not be so evident walking the halls here this week. Everywhere one turns, diamonds and gemstones adorn the finest timepieces from the best brands. New from Chopard is the Luma high jewelry watch. The dial is adorned with a carpet of brilliant-cut diamonds.…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Hermes and the Man in the Moon

Hermes this year is dedicated to offering watchmaking function as well as form, and has a host of important pieces this year. One key model is the classically elegant Arceau Grande Lune watch – offered with either a black or white dial. Part of the iconic saddlery-inspired Arceau line, the new piece features an alluring…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld — Louis Vuitton Releases Minute Repeater

Although it won’t be available until late November of this year — and it is only being created first in a limited edition and then on demand — this amazing new Louis Vuitton minute repeater, dual time-zone watch by Louis Vuitton has gusto and powerful appeal. Unveiled here at BaselWorld, the watch offers – on demand –…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – TAG Heuer Release a McLaren Marvel

Tag Heuer is no newcomer to the world of automotive adventures. We’ve been loving this brand’s strong Monaco and Carrera watches since it burst onto the racing world scene long before it even had “Heuer” attached to its name. Made even more legendary on the wrists of celebs such as Steve McQueen in historic movies,…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Rolex Releases New Explorer II

Here at BaselWorld, Rolex unveils the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, enlarged from 40 to 42mm and housing the new   calibre 3187 designed and manufactured by Rolex. Crafted in a 904L stainless steel superalloy, polished and satin finished, the watch features a fixed bezel, winding crown, TWINLOCK double waterproof system,  sapphire crystal with a scratch-resistant…

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