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An Overview Of The Womens Watches At The GPHG

Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

Ladies watches have always played an important role in the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Geneve, or GPHG, and the upcoming edition is no exception. Two categories are exclusively dedicated to ladies timepieces, while others, such as the Jewellery and Artistic Crafts category, also incorporate watches for women. The pre-selected watches…

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Material Innovation in Watchmaking: Ceramic

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ceramic

Back in 2005 when Rolex unveiled their new Cerachrom bezel material at Baselworld, the watch world took notice of ceramic’s potential in the areas of watch manufacturing. At its core, ceramic is extremely scratch resistant, offers an eye-catching look, and can be utilized in a range of applications. What was…

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Throwback Thursday: Audemars Piguet/Cartier Minute Repeater

Cartier Minute Repeater

Times change, and in 1929 the audemars 15300 blue world looked completely different as it does now. While today Cartier is a fully integrated manufacture, in the 1920’s they just entered what would be a very successful partnership with Edmond Jaeger and also obtained high-end movements from other manufactures like…

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Ladies Watches: Diamonds Are Forever?

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ladies Automatic Ref 7118 Diamonds Rose Gold

When it comes to ladies watches diamonds seem to be an almost mandatory ingredient. Many ladies watches come standard with these precious stones incorporated into the design, while nearly all of them offer them as an option. Even when a audemars piguet tourbillon chronograph is made for environments where diamonds…

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Examining Gerald Genta’s Horological Icons

New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Watch 2015

When it comes to watch designers, few can hold a candle to Gerald Genta (1931 – 2011). During his long and fruitful career, he penned down some of the most legendary watches. Although many of them are openly credited to him, from others, it is not that generally well known…

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Watches & Whisky: GlenDronach + Audemars Piguet

GlenDronach & AP

Regal: The GlenDronach distillery, in Speyside, was built in 1825 that was originally led by one James Allardice. GlenDronach are well-known for producing some of the most beautiful sweet sherried style Scotch Whisky on the market today, largely owed in part to Billy Walker (Master Distiller). While GlenDronach has made…

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Colorful New Anonimo Nautilo NATO Watch Collection

It’s been a hot minute since we last heard from Anonimo, but the young Italian brand has been busy between the last few Baselworld cycles under new management – dramatic changes which have yielded a far more cohesive collection of watches that bode well for the brand’s future, especially given…

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BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends June 30, 2017

We have a couple of biggies in this last round-up for the month of June. We begin first with Vacheron Constantin’s epic Les Cabinotier Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 watch, a watch that combines 23 complications into a case that is just 13.6mm thick. Next, we have a brand new…

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WATCH GIVEAWAY: Sisu Guardian Q1-50

We have long enjoyed the bold sizing and styling of watches from California-based Sisu, and in this month’s aBlogtoWatch giveaway, we offer you the chance to enjoy one too. Not for the faint-of-heart, one lucky winner will get to strap on a Sisu Guardian Q1-50 watch of their very own…

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Zenith Watches Officially Customized By Bamford Watch Department

Bamford Watch Department has been providing aftermarket modification services for watches from various luxury brands since around 2003, and has often created a stir in doing so. Best-known for their customized Rolex watches that have included everything from colorful coatings to cartoon characters, these were always done as unaffiliated, third-party…

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