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Outstanding value for money. New: WEMPE ZEITMEISTER Glashütte i/SA

(10/2006) The German title “Meister” ("master craftsman") has always stood for acknowledged expertise and quality. The Association of German Jewellery Retailers established this qualification for watchmakers in the 1950s. Equivalent to the contemporary notion of “time management,” the German phrase “Zeit meistern" (literally "to master one’s time"), also dates from the 1950s, the period of West Germany’s economic revival.

Easy management of flight times In titanium or steel: The new flight instrument Co-Pilot by breitling

(10/2006) The new Co-Pilot module is designed to meet the expectations of Breitling's privileged users, who are first and foremost private and professional pilots, whether civilian or military. Efficient and high on performance, this auxiliary electronic module in titanium or steel does not merely indicate local time or universal time (UTC); it also enables easy management of flight times.

On-the-dot precision INCURSORE Arco II: Commitment to high readability and aesthetics

(10/2006) With its large dot in the centre o the dial, the INCURSORE Arco II stands out straight away. The hour is displayed on this dot with an extremely short hand. On the outer rings, the colours stand out just as clearly as those of the ‘centre dot’, and there is both a scale of 5 to 60 and a countdown scale of 60 back down to 0.“This is a dial that gives a strong technical impression,” says CEO Katherina Brechbühler.

Chronometer-certified by the COSC Breitling Blackbird: The Individuality Instinct

(06/2006) For Breitling, the name Blackbird traditionally refers to a special series designed on the basis of the Chronomat, the brand's flagship model. The new Blackbird is an original chronograph distinguished by the strength of its design and its undeniable individuality instinct. It radiates a personality all its own within the Breitling wrist instrument collection.

Unique brother AIRMAN SST 06 D24: Rarity for Aficionados

(05/2006) The unique brother of the AIRMAN SST 06 is the Double 24, the design of the case is also influenced by the “Pumpkin” from the 60’s. It simultaneously displays three optional 24 hour time zones – very seldom found on the watch market. This is made possible by the double 24 hour display from the centre, complemented by an independent rotating bezel which is set by a crown at two o’clock.

Montblanc Presents a World Premiere Montblanc at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie SIHH 2006

(05/2006) Firmly rooted in the culture of craftmanship for the past 100 years, the Montblanc brand has long been counted among the established makers of chronometers represented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva every year. The chronometers with the white star, produced in Le Locle, Switzerland, by Montblanc Montre S.A., stand for exquisite, traditional craftsmanship coupled with modern design.

Gigantic aquarium Breitling at Baselworld 2006 - A new booth, a new presence

(03/2006) More beautiful, more imposing, more functional: the new Breitling booth inaugurated this year reflects the spirit and the style of the "winged B" brand more clearly than ever. The star of the show is a gigantic aquarium featuring 600 silvery sea bass that appear to be swimming in mid-air in the large central hall.

BREITLING AIRWOLF - FLIGHTPATH TO FUNCTIONALITY

(03/2006) Breitling adds a new multifunction electronic chronograph named Airwolf to its Professional line. A concentrated blend of performances and efficiency, designed with and for aviation professionals. A recognized leader in mechanical chronographs, Breitling has also asserted itself as a pioneer in electronic timepieces.

BASELNEWS 2006 Glycine AIRMAN SST 06 - Innovation meets Tradition

(03/2006) That tradition doesn’t mean standstill is proven by the almost 100 year old Glycine Watch SA at this year’s Baselworld: it presents new models – the design was inspired by legendary watches from the 60’s and 90’s, the technology is from today.

BASELNEWS 2006 Senator Navigator: The New Pilot’s Watches by Glashütte Original

(03/2006) Looking back on a long tradition in the design and manufacture of pilot’s watches, and thus outfitted with extensive knowledge on the subject, the engineers at the Glashütte Original watch manufactory created two new pilot’s in the watch models Senator Navigator and Senator Navigator Panorama Date. Quality and exceptional detail precision comprised the basic concept in the developing these timepieces for perfectionists without compromise.

BASELNEWS 2006 Patek Philippe presents the Spiromax® balance spring

(03/2006) A year after the launch of the first Swiss lever escapement with a silicon escape wheel (patent application No. EP05006186), Patek Philippe presents an additional fundamental innovation: the Spiromax® balance spring made of Silinvar™. It is an epochal step forward in the constant quest for isochronism in portable mechanical watches. On the occasion of Baselworld 2006, the Geneva workshops will showcase the first watch with this innovation in a second limited “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” edition: the Ref. 5350 with a Spiromax® spring and a silicon escape wheel.

New quartz line Glycine is expanding its watch-collection

(03/2006) The almost 100 year old Glycine Watch SA is known for its mechanical watches and simplicity in design. Now, they are launching a quartz line – with watches that are typical for Glycine: with a clear design, high functionality and good quality. Stylistically the first model, the Iguana Quartz, bears distinctive characteristics of the globally favoured mechanical Combat family by Glycine. Other new quartz models within the Combat line will be introduced step by step by 2007.

A reinterpretation in a contemporary spirit Chronometer-certified by the COSC: BREITLING CHRONO-MATIC, 24H

(02/2006) In 1969, Breitling created the first selfwinding chronograph movement: Caliber 11, a mechanism in which the spring is wound by means of an off-centered oscillating weight. This invention would enable the development of a whole range of chronographs named Chrono-Matic, instantly recognizable thanks to their left-placed crown.

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