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New Hublot Watches Launch at Baselworld 2014

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On Wednesday at Baselworld, Hublot presented its first bi-retrograde watch as well as a new minute repeater tourbillon. The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is the official watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is specially designed for soccer lovers. The brand also introduced Hublot's second minute repeater tourbillon, the Classic Fusion Cathedral. Below, you’ll find details and new images of … [Read more...]

5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

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As we've seen in recent years — and most especially at this year's SIHH — watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that (at least for the moment) have set records for thinness in their respective … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11

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Jaeger-LeCoultre's Hybris Mechanica 11 — also known as the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon — was among the highlight pieces of this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. The ultra-complicated timepiece, JLC told us, is the "thinnest minute repeater on the market" and also boasts automatic winding and a flying tourbillon fitted with a flying balance wheel. (Click here to read … [Read more...]

Video: Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

At SIHH 2014, Vacheron Constantin introduced the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731, which it calls "the world's thinnest manual-winding minute repeater." The watch's gold case is only 8.09 mm thick, and its movement, Caliber 1731, is a mere 3.9 mm thick. During the watch's launch at SIHH, Vacheron presented a video showcasing the brand's history of ultra-thin repeater watches and … [Read more...]

14 Millestone Audemars Piguet Watches, From the First Minute Repeater to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches Download this FREE feature and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century of Audemars Piguet watches. The story of Audemars Piguet is one of constant innovation. From their earliest days, Audemars Piguet watches have been recognized for their boldness in both design and … [Read more...]

Advertisement: Jaeger-LeCoultre 2014 Collection

JLC Master-Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

Jaeger-LeCoultre has released an array of new timepieces at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, held in Geneva this week. Click here for detailed information and photos of the all-new Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon as well as new watches from the Grande Reverso, Duomètre, and Master Ultra Thin collections. … [Read more...]

“Sound” Investments: 7 New Chiming Watches

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One of the most difficult complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at seven new minute repeaters that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]

Bulgari Unveils First of 3 Commedia del’Arte Minute Repeater Watches

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Bulgari, a watch brand with its roots in Rome, pays tribute to Italy's theatrical history with a trio of limited-edition minute repeater watches called Commedia del'Arte, all with automaton dials. The first in the collection, introduced at Baselworld 2013, is called Brighella. … [Read more...]

Triple Threat: Audemars Piguet’s Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph

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To many watch fans, Audemars Piguet is all about the Royal Oak, its iconic octagonal sports watch. However, the family-owned Swiss brand also wowed aficionados of haute horlogerie at this year's SIHH with its incredibly complicated and extremely limited Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph, inspired by a vintage timepiece from the 1920s. … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: Ulysse Nardin’s Musical Stranger

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Ulysse Nardin is no stranger (pardon the pun) to complicated watches with chiming mechanisms, having already released its Carnival of Venice minute repeater this year. Its latest such timepiece melds horological savoir faire with Rat Pack cool: the Ulysse Nardin Stranger chimes the melody of the iconic 1966 Sinatra song, "Strangers in the Night" on the hour or on demand. … [Read more...]

Tutima Begins Deliveries of Its Hommage Minute Repeater

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In summer 2011, Germany-based Tutima, known chiefly for its modestly priced pilots' watches, unveiled a watch-world first: the first minute repeater wristwatch whose entire mechanism was built entirely in the German watchmaking town of Glashütte. As of the beginning of this year, the company announced, deliveries of the eagerly awaited timepiece have finally begun. … [Read more...]

Carnival of Venice: Ulysse Nardin’s New Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin Carnival of Venice Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin's San Marco minute repeater, introduced in the late 1980s, was a bold rebuke to the so-called "quartz crisis," which at the time seemed to herald the obsolescence of the complicated mechanical wristwatch. This year, in advance of this spring's Baselworld watch fair, Ulysse Nardin again struts its stuff as a producer of ornately designed chiming watches with the release of the new … [Read more...]

Video: Grieb & Benzinger’s “Blue Danube”

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The German watch firm Grieb & Benzinger is known for its one-of-a-kind skeletonized watches with intricate guilloché embellishments. Two of its notable watches are the Blue Danube and the Blue Whirlwind, the latter a skeletonized tourbillon minute repeater based on a rare Patek Philippe caliber. Click here for photos of the Grieb & Benzinger Blue Whirlwind. Click below to see a … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Piaget Unveils its First Minute Repeater

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Piaget has announced the launch of its first minute repeater timepiece, set to debut at next month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. In the brand's tradition of historically thin watches and mechanical movements, the new watch sets another record for slenderness in its category: only 4.8 mm thick for the caliber and only 9.4 mm for the case. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater

Jaquet Droz has channeled the spirit of its namesake, the 18th-century inventor renowned for his complicated automatons and musical clockworks — many of them using singing birds — with its new ultra-complicated timepiece, the Bird Repeater. Click here to see more photos and details of Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater. Click below for a video of the Bird Repeater... Receive all the … [Read more...]

SIHH 2013 Preview: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

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This year, Audemars Piguet celebrated the 40th anniversary of the original Royal Oak. Next year marks two decades of the larger, sportier Royal Oak Offshore, and Audemars Piguet plans to commemorate the milestone with the release of the extremely limited Royal Oak Grande Complication. The watch makes its debut at the SIHH watch fair in January, but the company has offered a tantalizing glimpse of … [Read more...]

Chimes and Birdsong: Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater

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Jaquet Droz has channeled the spirit of its namesake, the 18th-century inventor renowned for his complicated automatons and musical clockworks — many of them using singing birds — with its new ultra-complicated timepiece, the Bird Repeater. … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret’s Soprano Tourbillon Minute Repeater Takes the Stage

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Christophe Claret, known for creating complicated timepieces with tourbillons and repeater mechanisms, has released his most ambitious such model yet, called the Soprano. The watch's signature features are its 60-second tourbillon, stepped "Charles X" bridges made of sapphire, and a musically accurate four-note minute repeater striking Westminster chimes on cathedral gongs. … [Read more...]

Grieb & Benzinger Presents Unique “Blue Whirlwind” Tourbillon Minute Repeater

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The German watch firm Grieb & Benzinger, known for its one-of-a-kind skeletonized watches with intricate guilloché embellishments, has released its latest, called Blue Whirlwind, a skeletonized tourbillon minute repeater based on a rare Patek Philippe caliber. … [Read more...]

Pocket Full of Complications: Today’s Haute Horlogerie Pocketwatches

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Even though the wristwatch long ago supplanted it in popularity, the classical pocketwatch continues to soldier on as a novelty in the world of timepieces, beloved by some collectors for their old-school appeal and large, decorative movements, and many of today's watch brands have used the style to express not only their historical cachet but also their horological expertise. Here we shine the … [Read more...]