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One of 169

One of 169

Steve McQueen’s legendary chronograph in an exclusive collector’s edition. Presented simultaneously in Geneva and New York on 3 March 1969, the TAG Heuer Monaco was the first waterproof automatic chronograph in the history of Swiss watchmaking to feature a non-circular case. It broke with the aesthetic principles of traditional watchmaking: a large square case with straight angles, a metallic blue dial, a curved plastic crysta...

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Making a splash: Hamilton and Pierre Frolla

Making a splash: Hamilton and Pierre Frolla

Four-time world-record holding free diver Pierre Frolla chooses Hamilton Monaco-based diver Pierre Frolla was inspired by his father who was absolutely passionate about free diving. His own passion for a life at one with the ocean plus dedication, determination and serious hard work has taken him to the pinnacle of his sport and made him one of free diving’s greatest ambassadors. Pierre Frolla won his first world title in...

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Dive in style

Dive in style

Rolex lends a new look to the classic Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller diver’s watch Rolex adds a new timepiece to the Sea-Dweller line: This legendary diver’s watch is now available for the first time in a yellow Rolesor version, combining Oystersteel and yellow gold. The bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are made from 18-karat yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are fabricated from Oys...

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An aesthetic reference to a ‘living’ metal

An aesthetic reference to a ‘living’ metal

Tudor introduces a new version of the Black Bay Bronze with a subtle colour gradient on the dial Tudor is a pioneer in bronze: as early as 2016, this brand introduced its first watch with a case made of the unusual material. Now Tudor is launching a new version: the Black Bay Bronze with a slate-grey dial shaded from the exterior to the centre and a bezel coupled with gold accents. Another characteristic detail is the ‘snowflake...

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A little closer to the sun

A little closer to the sun

Hublot unveils Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire watch Hublot is no stranger to the art of colour and materials, so this newest sunshine bright yellow sapphire watch shouldn’t take us by surprise, but its wrist shine does. To hear Hublot tell it, the brand has just come “A little closer to the sun” with the unveiling of this new Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Sapphire watch. The truth be told, they may have developed one of the ...

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The continuation of a legend

The continuation of a legend

Fit for the future: Zenith’s legendary El Primero chronograph Zenith unveiled El Primero, the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, fifty years ago. This year, the manufacture opens the next chapter in the history of this legendary calibre and presented the Defy El Primero 21, a wristwatch chronograph with a futuristic aura. It is made from carbon fibre, a lightweight and extremely resistant high-tech composite materia...

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World record dive for OMEGA Planet Ocean

World record dive for OMEGA Planet Ocean

At the British Museum in London, OMEGA reveals the watch that made the world’s deepest dive - and the groundbreaking technology behind its success. When Victor Vescovo successfully piloted his deep submergence vehicle DSV Limiting Factor to the bottom of the Mariana Trench earlier this year, the 10,928m dive set a new world record and prompted loud applause from OMEGA’s project team. Along for the record-breaking ride w...

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The watch with everlasting appeal

The watch with everlasting appeal

Rolex presented two new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 models Rolex Oyster PerpetualRolex introduced two new variants of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 – both white Rolesor versions (combining Oystersteel and 18k white gold). The first version has a refined, black sunray-finish dial and fluted bezel, while the second combines a white mother-of-pearl dial with 10 diamond hour markers in 18k white gold settings and a bezel set wit...

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Fifty years young

Fifty years young

For the 50th anniversary of Zenith’s iconic El Primero high-frequency chronograph movement, the brand unveiled a special-edition tribute set of watches It was back in 1969 that Zenith unveiled a revolutionary watch to the world: the El Primero high-frequency chronograph. The calibre represented the first-ever automatic chronograph that beat at a rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour. It featured an integrated column-wheel construct...

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Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

It was a time to dream. It was a time of heroes. In those few historic hours, mankind stepped emphatically onto the moon and the world stood united together. OMEGA was there. Our Speedmaster became a part of the legendary story. On this golden anniversary of Apollo 11, we are proud to relive our very first journey to the lunar surface and celebrate the moments, the people and the watches that will never be forgott...

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TAG Heuer reintroduces legendary Autavia

TAG Heuer reintroduces legendary Autavia

In a move designed to recall one of its finest timepieces, TAG Heuer unveils the Autavia Isograph chronometer. Back in the early 1930s the Autavia dashboard timer made its debut from Heuer, which continued to create the timer from 1933 to 1957. The original timepiece was built for both automobile racing dashboard instruments and cockpits. Its name is also a combination of those two fields. However, when the instrument was no longe...

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The watch of prestige

The watch of prestige

Rolex debuts new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Rolex Watch Oyster PerpetualRolex is introducing the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, available in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold with distinctive new dials and gem-set bezels on some versions. Of the new combinations, two feature a novel dial design with a concentric gradient: the first, in 18 ct yellow gold, is presented with a green ombré dia...

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Metal to the pedal

Metal to the pedal

TAG Heuer celebrates a half-century of one of its stalwart collections, Monaco It was back in 1969 that the Heuer watch company unveiled its now-famous Monaco watch. The timepiece was revolutionary for its period thanks to a multitude of reasons, including its square case with crown on the left-hand side, its distinctive racing-car-inspired design and its presence on the wrists of celebrities. In fact, the blue-dial watch ...

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Paraíba pleasure

Paraíba pleasure

Turning to one of Earth’s most precious gemstones, Hublot brings scintillating colour to the wrist Mined in Brazil only relatively recently, the Paraíba Tourmaline is one of the most rare and beautiful stones on Earth thanks to the elements that come together to form its alluring turquoise blue hue. Used in timepieces by only a handful of the finest luxury watch brands since its discovery 30 years ago in 1989, the Paraíba cons...

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New honours for a prototype

New honours for a prototype

With the new Black Bay P01, Tudor reveals a little-known aspect of its brand history Tudor received an interesting commission in the 1960s: design and build a rugged diver’s watch for the US Navy. They responded to the request by not only developing a model which the US Navy ultimately adopted as Reference 7016, but also by devising a special construction for a prototype. Their brainchild was registered for patent protection, bu...

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Slim and smart

Slim and smart

Frederique Constant adds a power reserve to its Slimline collection and three new Hybrid smartwatch models The Geneva-based brand introduced a new movement, its 28th in-house calibre, at Baselworld this year, adding a power reserve function to its FC-703 base. Frederique Constant is also beefing up its Hybrid Manufacture collection, with three new models and two new dial treatments. The brand’s Manufacture Slimline 50-Ho...

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State-of-the-art

State-of-the-art

TAG Heuer creates an all-new category of hairspring based on many years of research and development. TAG Heuer is introducing its newest movement, the Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon, with a state-of-the-art carbon composite hairspring. Not only has the brand developed the world’s first carbon composite hairspring, but is also already implementing it into a timepiece: the Carrera Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon Nanograph. Inven...

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The cosmopolitan watch

The cosmopolitan watch

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II combines black and blue and is equipped with a Jubilee bracelet Blue and black high-tech ceramic is a handsome combination that has attracted plenty of attention at Baselworld: Rolex has been presenting the popular Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with a bidirectional rotatable Cerachrom bezel that combines these colours. The new watch, in Oystersteel, is equipped with a Jubilee bracelet....

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Hublot Innovation

Hublot Innovation

Innovation is in our DNA Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, discusses the brand’s involvement with Ferrari and the world of soccer, and how those relationships impact strategies. Hublot is known for its decadence when it comes to creating watches made with new materials, new movements and fantastic marketing behind them. The brand is involved in the world of arts, sports and more. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, shares his ins...

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An ultimate achievement

An ultimate achievement

Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith, shares details about the Defy Inventor and the brand’s efforts to modernise its image based on history This year, Zenith celebrates the 50th anniversary of the El Primero. How will you celebrate? Julien Tornare: We have a number of exciting products and events lined up, starting with a world tour called the “Grenier Club” that involves 12 exclusive El Primero 50th anniversary dinners in...

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WORLD’S FINEST WATCHES announces opening of newly renovated store

WORLD’S FINEST WATCHES announces opening of newly renovated store

A new luxurious showcase for premium Swiss watches and men’s accessories Specialist watch boutique World’s Finest Watches have reopened their doors after an extensive remodelling which has set the benchmark for watch stores in South Africa. With antique Bronze Anodized finishes throughout, artisans have meticulously crafted the new store to emanate European luxury, in line with the tastes of watch connoisseurs and internation...

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Rolex introduces their latest creations

Rolex introduces their latest creations

Rolex is introducing the latest creations in its Oyster Perpetual CollectionThis year a new model, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, joins the Rolex sailing watch collection. With a diameter of 42 mm – a new size for the Yacht-Master range – it houses the new-generation calibre 3235. Made of 18 ct white gold, the watch is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet and equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp, also in 18 ct white gold, t...

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Dare to dive with David Beckham and Morgan Bourc'his

Dare to dive with David Beckham and Morgan Bourc'his

Celebrating Tudor’s #BornToDare spirit, David Beckham joins World Champion Free Diver and friend of Tudor, Morgan Bourc’his in open water. The TUDOR brand signature is #BornToDare. This reflects both the history of the brand and what it stands for today. It refers to the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of TUDOR, who manufactured his watches to withstand the most extreme conditions. It represent...

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