Chopard Happy Sport 36mm

Chopard Happy Sport 36mm

Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, had a brilliant intuition back in the early 1990s, when she liberated diamonds from their fixed settings in watches and jewellery and invented the Happy Sport range. Five diamonds in mobile settings move on the dial, between two sapphire discs, the watchglass and another disc below. The…

Piaget Polo S Chronograph

Piaget Polo S chronograph

Piaget call their five Polo S watches game-changers. There’s no doubt that the chronograph in particular does something innovative: no continuous seconds. If the chronograph is not running, there is nothing moving on the dial. The Polo S chronograph has an in-house movement with column wheel and vertical clutch, and so if you’d like to…

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph

Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph

Alpina has introduced the Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph, in three versions, a black pilot’s watch type, and two other models in dark green and navy blue that symbolize army and navy aviation respectively, The case is 44 mm in diameter, with a 10 bar/100 metre water resistance, a solid caseback and a leather strap. The…

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Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

Peter-Carl Fabergé, son of the founder of the jewellery company that specialized in the fabulous eggs that won him fame and fortune with the Tsars of Russia, always looked for the finest masters in any craft. The maison continues this policy still today, with its watch movements entrusted to Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, founder of Geneva watch…

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Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer Eternity

The 1919 Datetimer Eternity by Porsche Design is based on the clean-honed lines of the Porsche 356 car, dating back to the 1950s. It has a case in special heat-treated titanium, 42 mm in diameter and 11,92 mm thick. It is distinctive for the green-grey colour of the dial, and the dull bronze of the…

Longines Heritage Military

Longines Heritage Military

Longines have once again looked into their archives, and have created a new version of a classic early 20th-century military watch. The result, Longines Heritage Military, is a distinctive watch with attractive looks created above all by the characteristic Arabic numerals. In the new piece (on the right in the photo above), Longines have changed…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years anniversary edition reference 115939

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary

Montblanc‘s Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary is a 10-piece limited edition, reference 115939. It celebrates the 110th anniversary of fMontblanc’s foundation, and the serpent motif on the dial is based on the Rouge et Noir fountain pen which became a classic when it was introduced in 1906. Normally you think of Bulgari when the…

Montblanc Boheme Date Automatic reference 114734

Montblanc Bohème Date Automatic

Women prefer watches with quartz movements because they don’t have to worry about setting the time and winding the watch? This is what many watch brands use as a convenient excuse when they make their women’s watches. Montblanc on the other hand is focusing on mechanical watches for women, introducing their ExoTourbillon complication that has…

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Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim

For the first time, Montblanc introduces its in-house ExoTourbillon to the women’s Bohème collection. The dial of the ExoTourbillon Slim is in mother-of-pearl; the bezel is set with 58 diamonds (about 1.39 carats). The red gold case is 38 mm in diameter, and 9.37 mm thick, 3 bar water resistance. The watch has a black…

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Emile Chouriet

Company profile: Emile Chouriet was founded in 1998 by Jean Depéry. He was born into a family of notaries, but abandoned tradition, studied micro-engineering at the University of Neuchâtel and embarked on a career in the production of watch components. He founded his own company in 1998, naming it after Emile Chouriet, a 17th century…

Emile Chouriet Ice Cliff

Emile Chouriet Ice Cliff

Emile Chouriet have chosen the theme of the Alps for this men’s automatic, with a dial featuring dark jagged spikes that separate the hour markers, and four Roman numerals. SuperLuminova on the hour markers and hour and minute hands improves night-time visibility. The stainless steel case is 40 mm in diameter, 10 mm thick, with a…

Emile Chouriet Alchimie

Emile Chouriet Alchimie

Alchimie is the name of a graceful women’s watch in the Fair Lady collection by Emile Chouriet. It is available in different dial colours, and with satin strap or steel bracelet. Its price of between 1,000 and 1,180 Swiss francs makes it an accessible piece. I saw the brand at Baselworld, I was impressed by…

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Corum Bubble Tourbillon

Corum’s Bubble is a super-ironic piece, with its domed watchglass and large size. Corum shows that there is lots of room for developing Bubble even further with two five-piece limited editions, the Bubble Tourbillon Chronograph, and the Bubble Tourbillon GMT. The Bubble Tourbillon Chronograph has a large well on the dial for the tourbillon at…

Corum Golden Bridge Round

Corum Golden Bridge Round

The Corum Golden Bridge Round is the brand’s latest version of its famous baguette movement. For the first time, it has a round case, in which the space on either side of the linear movement is filled by a lattice structure directly inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is made in…

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Corum Bubble Dani Olivier

At Baselworld 2016, Corum’s COO Davide Traxler was notably upbeat about the company’s situation, with 10,700 watches made in 2015, 8,000 sold, and three new in-house movements. His objective for 2016 is 30% growth. The new movements are made by Eterna, another brand which, like Corum itself, belongs to the Chinese holding company Citychamp Watch…