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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.

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.

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