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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra "Railmaster" Hands-On

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Alongside the debut of the 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions, at Baselworld 2017 – including a 38 mm Railmaster model – Omega also launched the all-new Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster collection. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Railmaster” Co-Axial Master Chronometer comes in a stainless steel case measuring 40 mm x 12.65 mm with symmetrical brushing, brushed bezel, and sandblasted crown with embossed Omega horseshoe emblem. A domed sapphire crystal protects the dial. The caseback is solid and features a special (patent pending “NAIAD LOCK” manufacturing technique the keeps the back oriented, which in this instance means the embossed Seahorse medallion stays upright everytime it is screwed-in. Water-resistance is 150 meters. Available in either black or stainless steel, each dial is vertically brushed and features recessed hour markers filled with “vintage” luminous material with blue emission. The hands are in brushed stainless

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Breitling Superocean 44 Special

After launching the retro styled Superocean Heritage IIdive watch at Baselworld earlier this year, this week Breitling debuted a modern dive watch – the Superocean 44 Special. Presented in a 44 mm x 14.20 mm case, that weighs 116.7 grams, and is crafted from steel, the contemporary diver’s watch is topped with a unique matte ceramic bezel, and features a matching matte dial, in either black or blue. In addition to the modern styling, the Superocean 44 Special is also equipped with a twin-gasket screw-locked crown and a security valve serving to balance out pressure differences inside and outside the case. This is an ISO 6425 dive watch with a unidirectional dive bezel, excellent legibility even in the dark, and water-resistance to 1000 meters. The watch houses an automatic COSC-certified chronometer movement, but instead of an in-house movement, like what

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Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

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Similar to the Speedmaster Racing that Omega debuted in 2012, the new Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial is powered by in-house caliber 3300 and offered a price point under five thousand dollars. Distinguished by horizontal oval subdials and a vertical oval date display, the dial takes inspiration from several De Ville timepieces. The steel case measures 38 mm in diameter, with an 18 mm lug width, and features a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces. A box-type sapphire crystal protects the dial and is surrounded by a fixed tachymeter bezel. A seahorse medallion is stamped on the screw-in solid steel caseback. Water-resistance is 100 meters. Inside, is Omega’s entry-level in-house automatic, caliber 3300 which beats at 4Hz and features a Si14 silicon balance spring, free sprung balance wheel, a column wheel, and NIVACHOC shock absorber. The 31 jewels Co-Axial movement has a

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Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve

Developed in the Micro Artist Studio, Seiko’s facility in Shiojiri, Japan, where the Spring Drive Minute Repeater, Sonnerie, and Eichi watches for Credor were also created – the Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve comes in a new 18K rose gold case with a unique black sparkling dial. The dial is created using a special process that combines both plating and painting, along with five-faceted rose gold hands and hour markers. “The razor edge polishing of the hands and markers gives this creation the unique Grand Seiko signature, as does the exquisitely sharp mirror finish achieved by our new Zaratsu technique that was developed for the platinum version,” according to Grand Seiko. Through the sapphire caseback, you can view the one-piece bridge, jewels, and power reserve indicator of the caliber 9R01 Spring Drive movement (which is a hybrid

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Heritage Black Bay 41

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The new Heritage Black Bay 41 comes with a slimmer middle case and fixed polished steel bezel for a more dressy look than the standard Black Bay collection. As with all Black Bay watches, this is inspired by past divers’ watches from the 1950s and 1960s. A black lacquer dial with applied rhodium plated luminous indexes, and rhodium plated luminous hands, including the signature snowflake hand. This is a no-date model, and unlike the rest of the Black Bay collection, which is currently powered by manufacture movements, this model has been equipped with a more budget friendly ETA 2824 caliber that is good for 38-hours. To keep the lines clean and maintain the elegant look, the sapphire crystal is flush with the bezel, which along with the thinner case making it easy to slide this watch under a shirt cuff.

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Mirrored Force Resonance Hands-On

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Independent Swiss watch manufacture Armin Strom debuted one of the most interesting timepieces of 2016, distinguished by its unique dual regulation system that increases precision through “resonance.” Resonance was studied in the context of watchmaking as early as the 17th century, when Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), inventor of the pendulum clock, first discovered that two separate pendulum clocks, when hung from a common beam, synchronized, thanks to resonance (two oscillating bodies in close proximity influence each other and eventually synchronize). Abraham-Louis Breguet later also explored resonance and subsequently created a double pendulum resonance clock. According to Armin Strom, there are three main benefits of resonance. First, it creates a stabilizing effect on timekeeping which improves accuracy. Second, it conserves energy. Third, it reduces the negative effects of timekeeping accuracy due to outside disturbances, such as shock to the balance staff, which

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Chronopassion Paris boutique renovation complete, including innovative carousel watch displays

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Chronopassion Paris, whose owner, Laurent Picciotto, was in the news lately for selling his watch collection via Phillips Watches, has been completely renovated. The watch store has been in business since 1988 and has become famous for doing things their own way. Stocked with a selection of the some of the best watch brands in the world, and presented in an innovative space with a knowledgeable staff, Chronopassion has made a name for themselves worldwide. With that in mind, it is no surprise that Picciotto and his team installed these cool carousel watch displays that rotate in the front windows, mesmerizing passersby, drawing them to the windows, and ultimately into the store. Located at 271 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France, the store continues to set trends in the industry and I am sure we will be seeing these

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A chronograph designed for the track?

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California-based, Singer Vehicle Designs, a company that specializes in tasteful Porsche 911 restorations – has teamed up with watch designer Marco Borraccino, and watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, to create a mechanical chronograph for use at the track. Presented in a tonneau-shaped titanium case that measures 43 mm by 15 mm, the Track 1 exterior features brushed and polished surfaces along with a leather rally-style strap with metal eyelets. Under the hood, is the AgenGraphe movement (that is currently only used in one other watch, the Faberge Visionnaire), produced by Agenhor. Consisting of 477 components and beating at 3Hz the automatic movement (caliber 6361) measures 34.4 mm x 7.18 mm and features a central chronograph display that, as you might expect, focuses on the chronograph, not the time. It is a wristwatch, though, and so while the timekeeping has been deemphasized, it

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Tudor Black Bay Chronograph Hands-On

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After setting the stage for the past five years with annual debuts of new variations to the three-hand Black Bay collection, which you can see in our archives, this year, Tudor, dropped their first Black Bay Chronograph. Presented in the same size case, that measures 41 mm in diameter, and is available in stainless steel, the new Chronograph has a thinner fixed bezel, as opposed to the standard Black Bay line which is thicker and rotates unidirectionally. Plus, it is steel, which apart from the new Black Bay Steel, is completely different from all existing Black Bay models which are steel with a colored aluminum insert. One design feature I personally like the most is the engraved tachymeter scale, which is reminiscent of a Rolex Daytona or 1970s Tudor Monte Carlo. The design feature I like the least is the

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