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Baselworld 2014: New Rolex GMT-Master II with “Pepsi” Bezel

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Traditionalists rejoice: the GMT Master with a red and blue “Pepsi” bezel – the watch that graced the wrists of the Concorde test pilots - is back, and it's better than ever. Bringing it back wasn’t as easy. The new bezel is as much a technological feat as it is a return of an aesthetic icon. The complex process for creating Cerachrom bezels, and some basic rules of chemistry, conspired to make the rebirth a challenging process.   … [Read more...]

Watch Review: 5 Square and Rectangular Watches Under $3,000

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Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our October 2008 issue, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos and Oris, all with square or rectangular cases and all priced under $3,000*. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Piaget Altiplano 900P – Updated with Live Photos

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For more than half a century Switzerland’s Piaget has specialized in manufacturing ultra-thin mechanical watches and watch movements. Now it has produced what it says is “the thinnest mechanical watch ever.” The new Piaget Altiplano 900P has a total case thickness of 3.65 mm, 9.9 percent less than the thinnest mechanical watch currently on the market, the 4.05-mm-thin Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee. … [Read more...]

Hydromechanical Horology: Inside the New HYT H1

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One of the most talked-about timepieces of the 2012 Baselworld watch fair was the HYT H1, an unusual-looking watch that indicates the time by means of two liquids — one green, one clear — that flow through a tiny tube along a peripheral hours scale. WatchTime technical editor Mike Disher explores the technology behind the watch and its movement, and we provide wallpaper images, prices, and an informative video. … [Read more...]

Concord Launches Two New Neo-Black C2 Chronographs

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Concord's new C2 chronographs present the brand's signature C1 design elements in a slightly smaller package. Where C1 chronographs come in at about 44 x 16.7 mm, the C2 measures a more manageable 43 x 12.75 mm. The prices are also smaller. The C2 debuts in October with two matte black models: one with red accents and one without. Find wallpaper and prices inside. … [Read more...]

Marc Michel-Amadry Appointed Managing Director of Sotheby’s Switzerland

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Marc Michel-Amadry has been named as managing director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sotheby’s Zurich and Geneva. Sotheby's said the re-establishment of a pan-Swiss management structure reflects the growing importance of the company's business in Switzerland and will enhance its ability to provide client services. … [Read more...]

2010: The Year In Review Quiz, Part II

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Once again we look at the biggest and smallest stories of the year. Were you paying attention? As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Concord C1 Big Date Radar

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Concord says the new C1 Big Date Radar is "endowed with a rugged look, a strong character and a distinctive personality." They have a point. The dial presents an array of levels and textures with hour markers that float above the fray. The 3.3 mm-thick sapphire crystal is secured by a bezel that is is straddled by eight black rubber-clad protective tabs, anchored by side screws. The price and wallpaper-size images are inside. … [Read more...]

Concord Launches C1 Seafarer and C1 Zest

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Concord has announced two new versions of its C1 chronograph. The Seafarer features a "blue waters" rubber-coated alligator strap with contrasting white stitching complimenting white chronograph subdials. The dial finish is described as having a "structured fiberglass look." The C1 Zest sports a white strap with orange stitching and an orange honeycomb dial with black subdials. … [Read more...]

Concord C1 Vintage Chronograph

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Angular, functional, faded jeans for the wrist. The C1 Vintage stainless steel case receives a blue PVD coating, giving it a deep gunmetal color. Then it's placed in a vibrating drum along with deburring chips, water and a detergent compound and subjected to over two hours of friction and rotation. The result is a shotblasted patina that mimics years of wear. Add a distressed leather strap and you've got a great looking mean blue time machine. … [Read more...]

Concord C1 MecaTech Chronograph

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The Concord C1 MecaTech chronograph presents a study in multi-level dial complexity. Every square millimeter offers a line, a texture, a non-traditional display, or a new elevation. The two-tone black PVD and rose gold case measuring 44mm x 16.7mm creates the impression of bank-vault security. A matte-black grid in the center of the dial provides the base for the arrow pointers that rest above the turning disks of the 30 minute and 12 hour counters. … [Read more...]

Concord C1 Eternal Gravity

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Concord might have dubbed this unique piece the Time Warp. Just looking at it transports me back a few years to those giddy days of carefree spending. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the $1.2 million C1 Eternal Gravity was not created with the U.S. market in mind. As we all know, the watch words here (pun intended) are sensible, rational, and reasonably priced. … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009

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For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there were exceptions to the battered sales and profits syndrome. Fossil, for one, had its most profitable year ever. Here’s a survey of the full-year results of publicly traded firms who are watch industry players. … [Read more...]

BNB: RIP

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Movement maker BNB Concept is out of business. But its founder, and many of its watchmakers, have found a new gig. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: Famous Firsts

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The first month of a new decade: what better time to mull over other promising (albeit not always successful) beginnings? Test your knowledge of a dozen watch-world firsts (the answers are at the end). … [Read more...]

What Are These Guys Up To?

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TechnoMarine made a big splash a decade ago. A new team is hoping to do it again.The image of (left to right) Christian Viros, Vincent Perriard, and Steven Cohen, nearly up to their necks in water, is designed to make us wonder what these three bobbing Pep Boys are up to. The image is apt because that’s exactly the question lots of people in the watch world are asking. … [Read more...]

Vincent Perriard Appointed CEO of TechnoMarine

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Vincent Perriard has been appointed CEO of TechnoMarine. Perriard has held several leadership positions in marketing, product development and general management at brands such as Audemars Piguet, Hamilton (Swatch Group) and most recently as global president at Concord, where the brand was re-launched in 2007 and the C1 Quantum Gravity won the design award at the 2008 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve. … [Read more...]

Another Record Year for COSC in 2008

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After setting records in 2006 and 2007, the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) once again issued a record number of attestations in 2008 with 1,599,588, an increase of +8.6% over the 2007 results. The number of timepieces submitted rose by 10.6% to 1,676,515. Of these, 1,536,950 were awarded to mechanical movements and 62,638 went to quartz calibers, with the large majority of the latter (56,224) going to Breitling products. … [Read more...]

Concord C1 Biretrograde Limited Editions

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Concord has released new limited edition models in the C1 line featuring retrograde day and date displays. The 44mm x 14.6mm case is available in 18K rose gold (150 pieces) and platinum (50 pieces). The day display is located at 7 o'clock, and the date at 4 o'clock. The automatic movement is a Concord C101 by La Joux-Perret offering a 42 hour power reserve. Below the 3.3mm thick anti-glare sapphire crystal lies a skeletonized and translucent multi-layer dial. … [Read more...]

Vincent Perriard Steps Down as Concord Global President

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Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) announced today that Vincent Perriard, Global President of Concord, will leave the company. The Concord brand was re-launched with bold new designs in 2007 and their C1 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon won the design award at the 2008 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve. Concord will continue to develop the Quantum Gravity and the C1 collection. … [Read more...]

Concord Adds New C1 Chronograph Models

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Concord is adding 5 new models to its C1 Chronograph line: rose gold on a brown alligator strap, all black with a carbon fiber dial, the steel and white C1 Pure, anthracite gray, and orange highlights on an orange strap. C1 Chronographs measure 44mm in diameter and 16.7mm thick. Layered dials present time on a 3D palate. Each case has 53 components and is water-resistant to 20 atm. The 3.3mm thick sapphire crystals are anti-reflective coated on both sides. … [Read more...]

Concord Announces C Lab Series

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Concord announces the creation of C Lab Series, a special unit that will research and develop cutting-edge timepieces. Concord describes C Lab Series as a "hub of expression and design, whose mission is to transform watchmaking. In this testing ground of ideas, science and engineering become an art-form while research and development becomes a discipline in its own right." The C Lab Series will test and employ "futuristic" materials, and Concord plans to offer grants to universities and … [Read more...]