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Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Vacheron Constantin wins the Watch of the Year 2007 prize

(11/2007) Yesterday evening, on Thursday 1st November 2007, in front of 700 people assembled at the Beau Rivage Hotel in Geneva, Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, received, on behalf of the brand, the Jury Prize for the Watch of the Year 2007 for the Patrimony Contemporary Retrograde Date and Day.

Two traditional Pforzheim manufacturers ARISTO and Bethge & Söhne are presenting their jointly developed pilot's watch

(11/2007) Since renowned watch manufacturers are beginning to concentrate on their respective strength, joint ventures are becoming more and more common in the watch industry. A typical example of such collaboration is the “original B-watch” of the “German air force”, a classic among the pilot watches.

Bell&Ross - BR 02 INSTRUMENT - 1000 M

(09/2007) Bell & Ross has made its name as a benchmark in Haute Horlogerie and the exclusive world of professional users with watches that totally respond to requirements of extreme conditions. Indeed, Bell & Ross watches are designed to support professionals cope with extreme temperatures, violent speed accelerations or to resist dangerous pressure levels.

Master watchmakers A. LANGE & SÖHNE AKADEMIE has been opened

(09/2007) Nothing remains more firmly implanted in our memory than what we have experienced ourselves or – better still – created with our own hands. Who ever visits the Lange factory and been allowed to look over the shoulders of the master watchmakers as they perform their highly concentrated and extremely complicated work, begins to understand just how much in the way of precision and, above all else, passion, goes into a watch that bears the signature of “A. Lange & Söhne”.

Diver's watch with armored glass Entirely in its element - Breitling Superocean Héritage 46 & Superocean Héritage 38

(09/2007) In 1957, having already established its mastery of the skies, Breitling set off to conquer the maritime depths by launching the Superocean, a diver's watch featuring a monohull case and armored glass guaranteeing water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet) and representing an exceptional technical feat at that time. Designed to equip professional and military divers, and particularly special troops, the Superocean soon gained a following among enthusiasts of leisure diving, an increasingly popular activity.

The model of the famous five-minute clock How time came to Glashuette

(09/2007) The collection of historical timepieces in the Mathematisch-Physikalischen Salon in the Dresdner Zwinger is one of the most important collections in the world. It provides an overview of the history of precision clock- and watch-making from the 16th to 19th century, which was at its peak in Europe at that time. In this unique setting, the art of watchmaking in Saxony is very prominent.

Power and elegance Breitling designs a new clock for Bentley

(07/2007) To accompany the launch of the Continental GT Speed, the latest epitome of power and elegance from Bentley, Breitling has entirely redesigned the dashboard clock equipping the famous Continental models. In 2002, Breitling heralded its prestigious alliance with Bentley by contributing to the design of the technical instrumentation and by creating the dashboard clock for the new Continental GT.

Live music, free beer, and grilled gastronomic specialties Topping-Out Ceremony for German Watch Museum Glashütte

(06/2007) A traditional topping-out ceremony took place at the construction site of the German Watch Museum Glashütte on June 28, 2007, celebrating the end of another important construction phase. After clearing away one complete floor and completing a new attic, the point has now been reached where the historical state of the building can once again be attained.

Three further models IWC: News about the Ingenieur

(06/2007) The Ingenieur has been a watchword for fifty years and, like no other watch, plays a part in the success story of the Schaffhausen manufactory. The pursuit of progress maintains its steady course with The Big Ingenieur, the Ingenieur Automatic 44 millimetre and the Ingenieur Automatic 40 millimetre.

Supreme horological achievement H. Moser & Cie: The HENRY Double Hairspring

(05/2007) A tonneau watch with a double hairspring. With an innovation for the oscillating system, the most complicated component of the mechanical watch. The legendary elegance of a Moser watch in combination with a unique escapement designed to exclude gravitational error. Two self-compensating and antimagnetic helical springs oscillate against one another.

Watch of the Year The winners are two german watches

(05/2007) Wempe received a huge honour in April 2007: On the opening day of Baselworld, the world’s most important trade fair for watches, the Zeitmeister ladies’ watch from Wempe was crowned “Watch of the Year”. Readers of Die Welt, Welt am Sonntag and the watch magazine Armbanduhren chose this watch from Glashütte in Saxony as their favourite from a field of 72 ladies’ watches. A total of 11,893 readers took part in the survey, so this cherished award is a genuine sign of public recognition.

Montblanc and the Salon of fine watches A glittering appearance at the SIHH 2007 in Geneva

(04/2007) The brand Montblanc, rooted now for 100 years in writing culture, has also long been one of the established watch manufacturers attending the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva every year. The timepieces with the white star, produced in the Swiss location of Le Locle by Montblanc Montre S.A., stand for high, traditional craftsmanship in contemporary design.

Straumann double hairspring escapement H. Moser & Cie: Extraordinary technology in fascinatingly elegant watches

(04/2007) H. Moser & Cie is again revolutionizing the heart of the mechanical watch: this time, the escapement. The interchangeable Moser escapement module in all watches from H. Moser & Cie created a major sensation throughout the world at the time of its introduction. The use of traditional materials of the highest grade in conjunction with the simplest and most reliable interchangeability appealed to watchmakers and watch enthusiasts alike.

BASELNEWS 2007 Glycine AIRMAN 7 Plaza Mayor: generous, but yet modest

(04/2007) The AIRMAN 7, with its three independent movements and probably the most well-known and largest watch by Glycine, is being extended: the AIRMAN 7 Plaza Mayor. The three movements are fitted into a curved Carré case, so that despite the impressive size of 53 by 53 mm the watch still rests ergonomically on the wrist.

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