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Limited Edition Oris Jazz Watch Dizzy Gillespie Limited Edition

(06/2008) With his pouched cheeks, he drew adventurous sound sequences from his bent horn: trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, gifted improviser and clownish showman, belongs to the most famous personalities of jazz. Oris dedicates its rectangular Dizzy Gillespie watch to the co-founder of bebop and modern jazz. The edition is limited, according to his year of birth, to 1917 watches, all individually numbered.

Seven million were manufactured! 25 years of M-Watch

(06/2008) Since a quarter century the Migros sells exclusively the Swiss watch brand M-Watch. Seven million of the robust, reliable and multi various time keepers were manufactured since then in Mondaine watch factory in Biberist SO. The M-Watch is a Swiss Made quality product at reasonable prices between 43 and 140 Swiss francs. The specialists test all case on their water resistance.

Dive into the depths Glycine LAGUNARE Certified Chronometer 3000

(05/2008) Beautiful, strong and very safe is a short description of the extraordinary diver watch LAGUNARE LCC 3000. Thanks to its elaborately designed case, it is water-resistant up to 1000 metres. The high class, refined, COSC-certified movement is protected by a coat of soft iron, giving the watch enormous resistance against magnetic fields – much stronger than official standards for antimagnetic watches require. The extra strong sapphire glass is domed.

Singapore May 8th to 18th Time & Luxury Watch Fair

(05/2008) Yafriro will be organizing their Time & Luxury Watch Fair in Singapore from the 8th to the 18th of May. Greubel-Forsey will be there, along with other luxury brands including BRM, Cabestan, DeLaCour, DeWitt, , Hautlence, HD 3, Jean Dunand, Parmigiani and Vincent Bérard.

The Hublot Big Bang starts the countdown to Euro 08

(05/2008) Just over a year after announcing its partnership with UEFA EURO 2008 - which heralded the entry into the world of football of the first brand of luxury watches! - Hublot is getting ready to experience the European championship “live”. The contribution of the watchmaking company to football has provided it with numerous opportunities, and many personalities in this sport have been able to get to know the brand, which is progressing in their field.

Songs of the Abyss For the maritime world: VULCAIN CRICKET DIVER X-TREME

(04/2008) Vulcain unveils the Cricket DIVER X-TREME, its new instrument for exploring the ocean depths. A complete measuring instrument, this new model is equipped with a bidirectional inner bezel and beats to the rhythm of the legendary Cricket V-10 alarm movement. In the wake of its famous Nautical model, the brand from Le Locle is confirming its presence in the maritime world.

BASELNEWS Greubel Forsey report an excellent Baselworld 2008

(04/2008) Greubel Forsey were very happy to welcome a large numbers of visitors, including press, retail partners, collectors and interested members of the public, who visited their booth at Baselworld 2008. The ever increasing level of interest in their timepieces is gratifying reward for the time and effort which goes into developing and crafting them.

Mysteriously iridescent lustre The MAYU Black Pearl from Moser

(04/2008) A black mother-of-pearl dial with a mysteriously iridescent lustre sets the character of the MAYU Black Pearl from Moser. Bordered by diamonds of the highest clarity and the finest cut, this watch represents a new, luxurious range of jewellery watches from Moser. Enhanced by an extravagant black stingray leather strap, it is the star of a glittering evening.

Three time zones Glycine AIRMAN Chrono 08: the perfect world time watch

(04/2008) This watch leaves nothing to be desired: the AIRMAN Chrono 08 displays three time zones, has an integrated chronograph – and looks fantastic. Because of its functionality, it is also visually appealing. For example, the 24-hour rotating bezel which is a novelty for Glycine as it lies under the sapphire glass: it is separated into a lower white part for the day and an upper black part for the night. Thanks to the protection provided by the crystal, it was possible to use luminous material, like on the dial.

BASELNEWS 2008 DeWitt Tourbillon Différentiel - A colourful, whirling Tourbillon of precious metals

(04/2008) Patented in 2005, Dewitt’s Tourbillon Différentiel® has taken its place in the history of creative watchmaking and represents a significant breakthrough with respect to the basic working principles of a mechanical movement. Traditionally housed in a case that is a combination of titanium, rose gold and rubber, the Tourbillon Différentiel®, starting this year, will be clothed in 950 platinum, 18-carat rose gold and a blend of 18-carat rose and white gold.

BASELNEWS 2008 The voice of sport: Vulcain Cricket GMT X-TREME

(04/2008) With the Cricket GMT X-TREME, Vulcain is making a spectacular entry into the world of sports watches. Equipped with a new version of the legendary Cricket movement, the GMT X-TREME displays its resolutely dynamic nature through both its aesthetics and its use of materials. From Paris to Sydney via Moscow, Tokyo or New York, the time around the entire planet is within reach thanks to the just-released Vulcain model, the Cricket GMT X-TREME.

BASELNEWS 2008 Greubel Forsey presents the Double Tourbillon Technique and Invention Pieces 3

(04/2008) The Double Tourbillon Technique is an  entirely original and  innovative interpretation of Greubel Forsey’s first fundamental invention, the Double Tourbillon 30°. At the heart of the timepiece is the Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism?; however, to perpetuate the art of horology and contribute to its 21st century development, several additional technical elements have been added, including four fast-rotating co-axial barrels.

Avant-garde watches Epos Collection Sportive

(04/2008) The EPOS ‘Collection Sportive’ has been extended with the arrival of the 3389, a model that is available in three versions, reflecting the characteristic design of the highly successful Chronograph 3388 launched in 2007. This avant-garde watch epitomises not only pure power, luxury and good taste but also strength and durability.

SIHH 2008: Montblanc celebrates the world premiere of its first own watch movement

(04/2008) From Monday 07 April 2008, Montblanc will present the first Montblanc chronograph with its own in-house movement, the ‘Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph’, to the international press and a specialist audience at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, as well as the ladies’ watch ‘Montblanc Profile Lady Elegance Diamonds’, a very special masterpiece.

Designed to provide Blancpain connoisseurs The BLANCPAIN Lettres du Brassus Magazine

(04/2008) Launched two years ago by Blancpain, Lettres du Brassus is a magazine dedicated to the art of living and which is also designed to provide Blancpain connoisseurs and devotees with first-hand information on the brand’s projects and the latest creations from the Manufacture. The silver medal received by Issue No. 2 of the publication last year in the European Best of Corporate Publishing competition shows that the world’s oldest watch brand has even surpassed its objective.

Limited to 100 pieces worldwide Glashütte Original PanoMaticChrono - Limited Variation in Navy Blue

(04/2008) Yearning for adventure and the wide open seas is something a glance at the new variation of the PanoMaticChrono by Saxon watch manufactory Glashütte Original will facilitate. Modern technology, great reliability, and an exceptionally designed dial lend this timekeeper a special place among today’s chronographs. The new platinum PanoMaticChrono model, limited to 100 pieces worldwide, makes one want to see even more.

BASELNEWS 2008 Glycine AIRMAN 7: big lightweights

(04/2008) They are big, the AIRMAN 7 models by Glycine – very big. Three independent movements combined in one watch need their space. Glycine’s new watches prove that largeness does not necessarily have to mean a lot of weight. Thanks to the high quality materials titanium and carbon fibre, the round AIRMAN 7 and the square AIRMAN 7 Plaza Mayor weigh about a quarter to a third less than their predecessors. The case of the four new models is made of the very sturdy, lightweight and corrosion-resistant titanium.

BASELNEWS 2008 Songs of the Abyss: Vulcain Cricket DIVER X-TREME

(04/2008) Vulcain unveils the Cricket DIVER X-TREME, its new instrument for exploring the ocean depths. A complete measuring instrument, this new model is equipped with a bidirectional inner bezel and beats to the rhythm of the legendary Cricket V-10 alarm movement. In the wake of its famous Nautical model, the brand from Le Locle is confirming its presence in the maritime world.

First 7-plane display on April 26th and 27th in Evora Breitling Jet Team: A 7th plane in the flight formation

(04/2008) The Breitling Jet Team is the world's only civilian professional aerobatics team performing on jets. This year, it is welcoming an additional L39 that will enable it to perform its displays with 7 planes in all. A new pilot has joined the team: like the other team members, Olivier Boulay has enjoyed a career as a fighter pilot in the French air force, including four years with the Patrouille de France.

BASELNEWS 2008 Exclusive innovation: Milus APIANA Chronograph Haute Joaillerie

(03/2008) The successful APIANA Chronograph line, presented for the first time at last year's Baselworld, is being extended this year by the breathtaking Haute Joaillerie variation. The charismatic APIANA Chronograph Haute Joaillerie is a dream in black and white. The colors of the brilliant-cut diamonds that adorn the dynamically designed case in 18-carat white gold transform the timepiece into an exquisite jewellery watch created with supreme artistry reminiscent of art nouveau styling.

Play goes on! Two new INCURSORE Black Jacks by Glycine

(03/2008) Following the successful launch of the INCURSORE Black Jack range from Glycine in autumn 2007, two new models have now been introduced. Playful but simple – and very black. A deep black case and dial with white luminous features and splashes of red: this is the colour scheme of the INCURSORE Black Jack watches from Glycine. The two first limited editions were so popular that CEO Katherina Brechbühler decided to create two new models, both of which continue to play on the number 21, the most important number in Black Jack.

For aficionados Watch for purists: Glycine AIRMAN Special II Limited Edition

(01/2008) “We’re waiting for a new AIRMAN with a diameter of 42 millimetres,” announce Glycine experts and aficionados. And now the wait is finally over: the AIRMAN Special II with 24-hour display has arrived. A watch for purists. The design of the new AIRMAN Special II harks back to the pioneering times when Glycine developed its first world time watches. That was back in the 1950s.

Ambassador of the Patek Philippe style Masterpiece of horological ingenuity: Patek Philippe Calatrava

(12/2007) More than ever before, the Calatrava with the hobnail-patterned bezel exemplifies the Patek Philippe spirit. With its round case, elegant dial, and guilloché bezel, the Calatrava “Clous de Paris” is one of the most emblematic ambassadors of the Patek Philippe style. The manufacture’s watchmakers have subtly evolved the timeless classic, creating a slightly enlarged version that underscores its ultra-thin silhouette and the eloquence of its design. It is an irresistible paragon of elegance.

Imposing stature The largest Navitimer model - Montbrillant Légende

(11/2007) As the latest addition to the Navitimer line, the new Montbrillant Légende chronograph is also the largest in this emblematic collection, with an imposing stature of 47 mm. But that is certainly not the only special feature of its design. By smoothly integrating the case and bracelet, Breitling has endowed this model with flowing, balanced lines that further emphasize its unique character.

A new socialism of luxury watches Tourbillions Made in China

(11/2007) They call themselves Million Smart Enterprise or PTS resources Ltd. They fabricate in South China and are mostly based in Hongkong. And they get ready to challenge Swiss watch manufactures where it hurts most – automatic watches with extensive complications and going as far as Tourbillons.

Watch-Highlight at Sotheby’s in Geneva A creation of Jean-François Bautte seduces Geneva

(11/2007) On 13th November, Sotheby’s Geneva adjudged a very rare pair of gold, enamel and pearl set perfume sprinklers/watches in the form of flint lock pistols with matching keys, made in Geneva about 1806. Extremely beautiful, this lot is attributed to the master watch-maker Jean-François Bautte (the roots of Girard-Perregaux) and his partner Moulinié. It used to be part of the prestigious Sandberg Watch Collection. Estimated at CHF 350'000- 450'000, the hammer price was CHF 855'400.- (with buyer’s premium).

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.

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