Ulysse Nardin Unveils the Monaco 2010 Marine Diver Limited Edition at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show

Ulysse Nardin affirms its place on the oceans once again as an official sponsor of the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show and celebrates the superyacht exhibition’s 20th anniversary with the new, limited-edition Monaco 2010 Marine Diver, to be unveiled at the show's opening today. … [Read more...]

Who are Switzerland’s Top Chronometer Producers?

Rolex, Omega and Breitling once again lead the list of Switzerland’s top producers of chronometer watches. Data recently released for 2009 by Switzerland’s official chronometer testing agency, COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), shows that the Big Three accounted for 78% of all chronometer certificates issued that year. (A watch is designated as a certified chronometer if its … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin Sponsors 2010 Monaco Yacht Show

Since its earliest days, Ulysse Nardin marine chronometers have guided captains and their crews across the seas. In honor of its extensive nautical and horological history, and in celebration of the Monaco Yacht Show’s 20th anniversary, Ulysse Nardin is proud to announce its official sponsorship of the leading superyacht show, to be held September 22-25 at Port Hercules, Monaco. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Launches 10th Anniversary Chronomètre à Resonance

Though it was not the first piece produced under the F.P. Journe brand, the Chronomètre à Resonance certainly played a major role in establishing Journe's reputation as a creative maverick. When it was launched, the watch, and the theory behind it, were frequently discussed in the online forums. In 2004, Journe introduced the second version of the Résonance with the first movement ever made in … [Read more...]

1969: Seiko’s Breakout Year

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When it comes to anniversaries, the once generally ignored 40 is the new 50. This year has been marked by a parade of 40th anniversary bashes: Woodstock, the moon landing, and in watches, the legendary Zenith El Primero movement. Now, with two weeks left in the year, there is still one monster anniversary to go for watch lovers. … [Read more...]

Breitling 40 Year Anniversary Chrono-Matic QP and 1461 Limited Editions

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of their first automatic chronograph movement, Breitling is introducing two limited editions of its Chrono-Matic model. The first is the Chrono-Matic 1461, a stainless steel edition of 2,000 pieces combining a chronograph with a calendar that requires adjustment once each leap-year. The second, in red gold, is a chronograph with perpetual calendar in … [Read more...]

Breguet at the Louvre: An Apogee of European Watchmaking

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Apogee means culmination or high point. In astronomy, it refers to the point in a heavenly body’s orbit when it is furthest from earth, or, in other words, when it is most out of this world. All of these describe “Breguet at the Louvre,” a retrospective exhibition that runs through September 7. … [Read more...]