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Back in 2012, Rolex released a rare brand new model with the Sky-Dweller timepiece family (debuted here). I say "rare" because it is not common for Rolex to release a totally new family of timepieces - with also a new name. The Rolex Sky-Dweller is also among the most complicated modern Rolex watches, because it contains a movement that combines both a GMT indicator as well as an annual calendar (it tracks both the date as well as the month, so you only need to adjust the date on those years where February does not have 28 days).

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Digital Revolution: Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker and earlier generations

What renders the Le Garde Temps Naissance d’Une Montre project genuinely interesting is not just the fact that a watchmaker – who happens to be also teaching watchmaking – gets to learn from some of today's horological giants, but also that the steps (and of course, the final result) of this learning process is shared with the public, showing how time-consuming it is to learn and master the trades that render a watchmaker one of the best in his craft.

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Apparently, we are being given an answer to that question right now, as the Zenith Elite 6150, Zenith claims, is "bringing back to the forefront its famous Elite base calibre presented in 1994." What made the modern Zenith what it is today was unquestionably its return to its roots and more traditional side, as Dufour steered the company back that way after the much more modern – and on many occasions, quite extreme – direction that its former CEO, Theirry Nataf had set. This development also brings up another logical question: how did Zenith come up with a new in-house movement in such a short time (basically less than a year from the time of its change of heart)? The answer in this case, Zenith says, is that they have worked on the original Zenith Elite caliber – which has likely accounted for substantial savings both in time, as well as financial investment in its development.

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The Voutilainen GMR watch dial is produced from solid silver which has been hand-machine guilloche engraved. The applied hour markers are flat brushed on their surface for a very high-contrast, legible look. When it comes to the type of meticulous hand-made watches as we get from someone like Voutilainen and his workshop, there are rarely issues with parts (especially on the dial) that have improper finish applied. I happen to really like the new darker look of the deep gray dial against the Voutilainen GMR's 18k white gold case (as seen here). Actually, because the majority of these watches are on order only, Voutilainen allows you to choose either 18k white gold, 18k red gold, or 950 platinum as the case material for the Voutilainen GMR.

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Buying Watches In Austin, Texas: Jack Ryan Fine Jewelry + Timepieces Watch Stores ABTW: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call "knowledgeable watch collectors?"

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The Voutilainen GMR watch dial is produced from solid silver which has been hand-machine guilloche engraved. The applied hour markers are flat brushed on their surface for a very high-contrast, legible look. When it comes to the type of meticulous hand-made watches as we get from someone like Voutilainen and his workshop, there are rarely issues with parts (especially on the dial) that have improper finish applied. I happen to really like the new darker look of the deep gray dial against the Voutilainen GMR's 18k white gold case (as seen here). Actually, because the majority of these watches are on order only, Voutilainen allows you to choose either 18k white gold, 18k red gold, or 950 platinum as the case material for the Voutilainen GMR.

Because we are looking at a solid – and as I understand, entirely glowing – material that can be relatively freely cut and formed, the lume it provides is second to none. Forget about anything you have ever seen, as not even the thickest layer of paint could compete with what is a block of luminescent material that appears to emit the "Radar Green," "Aqua Blue," or "Purple Reign" glow from deep inside of it. After charging for just a few seconds with a UV lamp, the lume of the dial background, as well as the hands and indices run at full power, providing a glow that was visible even with ambient lighting on – although, of course, not as bright as when viewed in the dark.

If you want to wear the Glashütte Original Senator Observer as a more dressy watch, then you can opt for the reference 100-14-07-02-30 (or 100-14-07-02-50 with shorter clasp) model that comes on the black calfskin strap. This is the model I am wearing in this article. However, I feel that the real value for Glashütte Original sport watch fans is the reference 100-14-07-02-70 that comes on the steel bracelet. This makes for a really nice looking sport watch that still has a conservative twist to it – which at the end of the day, is really what Glashütte Original is all about. Price is US,800 on the strap and US,300 on the steel bracelet. glashuette-original.com

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Omega Speedmaster Tropical Dial Parade - 12 References To Show

There are other benefits to the concept, above-and-beyond simply tracking your fitness and sleep data. On a simple level, the watch will connect to your phone and always have the correct time, dates, and will change times fluidly as you travel between time zones. You don't need to activate a screen to read the watch, and most importantly, they look totally appropriate with a suit, or on a date. Is this the beginning of the "stealth smartwatch?" "You know it is smart, and all they need to know is that it looks sharp."

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From a functional perspective the Blancpain caliber 2322V2 is more or less the same as the existing 2322. What is different is the orientation on the dial, as well as the design of the bridges and the finishing which is much more modern compared to the classic looks of the 2322. The manually wound movement is comprised of 350 parts and has a power reserve of 168 hours. On the rear of the movement is a small hand which acts as a power reserve indicator, and on the dial, you have the time as well as the exposed tourbillon and carrousel mechanism.

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There is no way to list everything that Apple has borrowed from traditional watches for the Apple Watch, because there are just too many. These traditional watch industry inspirations extend from the Apple Watch's physical case – and even the material used for the Apple Watch Edition in gold (hands-on here) – to the operating system which, in its own way, has attempted to recreated (in Apple's image) pretty much all of the traditional watch complications in Apple Watch's various apps and features. That means that as you explore the Apple Watch OS, you'll find: world timer, alarm, countdown timer, chronograph, chiming functions, astronomical chart, moon phase indicator, and pretty much anything else you can think of that is a function in a traditional watch.

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The case is 42mm wide, rendered in white gold, and is fully mirror polished. The big unguarded crown sits at 3 o’clock and at 8 and 10 o’clock you have thick-looking pushers that are used to adjust local time. These pushers also feature patent-pending safety locks to prevent the wearer from unintentionally adjusting the time. The pushers must be released first with a quarter turn before they can be activated, and once adjustment is done, the wearer can lock the pushers in place by turning in the opposite direction.

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That leaves us, at least on the dial, with just the rather large date display that takes the place of the 3 numeral. On one hand, I do rather appreciate the larger cutout, which kept this complication easy to read. Given its size, however, the lack of going with a reversed date wheel really makes the window stand out (as does the white outline). While it may be in keeping with retro looks to have the white date window, I think the watch would look a lot slicker if it were a black window with white numerals.

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Exemplary Swiss-Made Craftsmanship

Trickle-down horology dictates that what is popular at the very top will eventually make its way down the ladder a bit. Not that Panerai is a "down ladder" brand, but compared to the typically 0,000 and up price of a Richard Mille, most might consider the mostly ,000-and-under price of a Panerai to be much more accessible. Suddenly, we have a lot of traditional brands (and to be fair, Panerai is a brand obsessed with its own traditions) have investigated how they too can integrate exotic materials into their timepiece families.

The watch industry is a lot like the entertainment industry when company leaders need to be personalities and faces for entire companies in addition to what they produce. F.P. Journe the man does this best when simply explaining his products and proceeding to his next creation rather than building elaborate yarns about what his work means or is all about. To put it simply, he lives watch making, he loves classic watch making, and he loves nice, albeit practical things. Those are the inspirations behind his watches.

ABTW: When did your fascination with watches start?

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Please Help Us To Find This Stolen Speedmaster (Stolen in Berlin)

For the Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon, the brand created the caliber UN-178, a manually wound 3.5Hz movement with two barrels offering a minimum power reserve of seven days. More impressively, the UN-178 includes not only a 60-second tourbillon and a power reserve indicator, but also Ulysse Nardin's proprietary constant Ulysse Anchor escapement system. Fashioned entirely from silicium, this constant-force escapement is the product of eight years of research by UN and a partnership with Sigatec, a company that produces silicium micro components.

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