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Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain

Today, Laurent Ferrier debuted the special edition Galet Square Porcelain which is distinguished by a dial that is made by hand using a kaolin-based substance and finished by firing it at 1400°C/2550°F. The result is a white porcelain that is coated with a layer of transparent enamel that gives it a unique sheen. There are ten anthracite Breguet numerals, with a scarlet red numeral at 12, and just a diamond-shaped marker at 6 o’clock, due to the location of the small seconds subdial. The outer minute ring has gold circular minute dots and four diamond-shape gold markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12. Laurent Ferrier’s signature “assegai-shaped” hands are in ruthenium-plated white gold and are used for hours and minutes, with a baton-shaped hand in the same finish for the seconds. The cushion or square-shaped “pebble” case measures the same

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Jason Pitsch

VIDEO REVIEW: Seiko Prospex SRP775 "Turtle" Diver

Jason Pitsch

Last year I reviewed the Seiko Prospex SRP775 Diver, and this week after wearing that watch for almost a year, I did a quick video review. There is really not much bad to say, it’s one of the best professional mechanical dive watches you can buy for the money, bar none.

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Breitling Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition

The Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition chronograph is a 100-piece limited edition powered by automatic manufacture caliber B01 – which beats at 4Hz, has 47 jewels, and a 70-hour power reserve – for the first time. A black dial with white counters and “Edition limitée” printed in red, as well as red 5-minute alternating subdivisions in the 30-minute chronograph counter, distinguish this special edition. The dial features large baton-shaped hour markers and hands, along with a red-tipped diamond-shaped chronograph seconds hand all feature a luminescent treatment. The bezel is unidirectional and features a unique 0-60 scale engraved directly in the monoblock steel ring which alludes to the aggressiveness of the imposing 48 mm stainless steel case. Screw-down pushpieces, a screw-down crown, and a screwed-in caseback work together with the gaskets for 300 meters water-resistance. Each limited edition caseback is engraved

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Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition 41mm

As a follow up to the Royal Oak Frosted Gold 37 mm collection launched in November 2016, Audemars Piguet recently unveiled the Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41 mm in a limited edition of 200 pieces. The timepiece features an 18K white gold case and blue “Grande Tapisserie” dial and the so-called “frosted” case and bracelet treatment. According to the manufacture, the textured finish is a surface decoration used on a precious metal, predominantly on jewelry, invented decades ago. “By beating the gold with a diamond-tipped tool, it created tiny indentations on the surface that gave a sparkle effect similar to that of precious stones, like diamond dust.” The Royal Oak Frosted Gold 41mm limited edition (Ref. 15410BC.GG.1224BC.01) retails for $55,000. Learn more at Audemars Piguet.

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MB&F LM Split Escapement

The MB&F LM Split Escapement, like past Legacy Machine models, features a highly domed sapphire crystal with the balance wheel elevated in the center of the dial side of the watch beating at 2.5Hz (18,000 vph). Where the LM SE differs is from previous models is that the escapement (escape wheel and anchor) portion of the regulation assortment has been moved to the movement side, almost 12 mm underneath the dial. The dial layout consists of the time at 12 o’clock, the date by hand (which can be set easily with a pushbutton on the side of the case) at 8 o’clock, and the 72-hour power reserve indicator at 4 o’clock. Each of the four different colored dials is frosted but instead of using acid baths to achieve this rich textured surface like with antique watches, the method used for

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Cufflinks

Audemars Piguet just announced six new pairs of Royal Oak cufflinks as a complement to their iconic Royal Oak wristwatches. They’re available in stainless steel with either a blue, black or silver “Tapisserie” pattern in the center. In pink gold with either a blue or black center. And in a yellow gold version with a blue center. The cufflinks feature the company’s signature octagonal shape, with perfectly satin-brushed and polished surfaces, hexagonal screws, AP’s famous “Tapisserie” dial pattern in the center, and the AP logo engraved. The retail price for a pair is $1,600 in steel or $4,200 in gold.

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RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost with mechanical odometer

Today, Richard Mille debuted the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost which is a timepiece designed in collaboration with Prost and other cyclists. The RM 70-01 features a mechanical odometer with roller counters to calculate total distance traveled over a biking season. Using a pusher at 2 o’clock you can select which of the five digits on you want to access. Then using the pusher at 10 o’clock you can advance the selected digit. And you have to manually add your distance each day. It goes up to 99,999 kilometers. Cost for such a thing is $815,500 and there will be only 30 made available exclusively at Richard Mille boutique worldwide. If you think the price is high, don’t worry it comes with a bespoke road bike developed by Alain Prost and Richard Mille in partnership with the Italian bikemaker Colnago.

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Introducing the Bell & Ross BRV1-92 Military

The Bell & Ross BRV1-92 Military is a modern vintage styled pilot watch which, notably, has an inner chapter ring that indicates “0-60” with white printed Arabic numerals instead of “1-12,” which is because the focus for pilots is the minutes and seconds over hours. There are also luminous stick indices that mark the hours and 5-minute intervals in the same age-lume color as the sword hour hand and the baton minute hand. The central second is painted white and has an airplane-shaped counterweight. Keeping with the retro pilot theme is the 38.5 mm satin-polished case which features a domed sapphire and a flat crown. Inside is an ETA or Sellita automatic with hours, minutes, central seconds, and date functionality.Water-resistance is 100 meters. The BRV1-92 Military is completed by a brown box-stitched calfskin strap and pin buckle. (Ref. BRV192-MIL-ST/SCA) The

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Two Historiques Triple Calendars from Vacheron Constantin

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This week Vacheron Constantin debuted two new Historiques models based on 1940s archival timepieces that feature a complete calendar (day of the week, month, date), one of which also has a moon phase indicator. The Historiques Triple Calendar 1942 and Triple Calendar 1948 have a vintage aesthetic and are distinguished by a triple calendar, round case with triple gadroons, two-tone dial, and “claw-type” lugs. Each case is larger than its predecessor but still ideal by modern standards at 40 mm x 10.35 mm, as you would expect from Vacheron Constantin. The first is crafted in stainless steel and the second in 18K pink gold. A box-type sapphire crystal protects the dial and blends in with the ultra-thin bezel. Water-resistance is 30 meters and there is a screw-in sapphire caseback that offers an unobstructed view of the hand applied Geneva striped

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VIDEO REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Mysterious Second Revelation

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The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Mysterious Second Revelation (Ref. MP6558) comes in a steel case that measures 43 mm x 17 mm, is 51 mm in length, has a 21 mm interlug width, and weighs 113.6 grams. It is powered by hand wound in-house caliber ML215. Please watch the video for the full details. (Available in 4K resolution on compatible browsers/screens.)

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