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Simply Complicated

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014  
Small complication… Understated & subtle.
Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic HARRY WINSTON

© Harry Winston

Automatic movement, retrograde seconds.18ct white gold case, gray sunray satin-brushed dial.
Timemaster Retrograde Day CHRONOSWISS

© Chronoswiss

Automatic movement, date window at 12 o’clock, retrograde display of the…

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Around the World

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Globe-trotting citizens of the world
Escale Worldtime LOUIS VUITTON



© Louis Vuitton

It is possible to determine the time in the zone represented by a particular city simply by glancing at the corresponding initials. The minutes can be read underneath the…

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Perpetual Calendar

 Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014 
Mechanical calendars
Perpetual Manufacture ULYSSE NARDIN

© Ulysse Nardin

Self-winding UN-32 movement, perpetual calendar adjustable over single crown, second time zone on main dial with a patented quick setting mechanism, permanent home time indicated by 3rd hand. Limited edition of 250 pieces…

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 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014 
The art of levitating Time
Pocket Mechanical Skeleton TISSOT


© Tissot

Stainless steel case with see-through caseback, skeletonized hand-wound mechanical movement.

© Maurice Lacroix

Hand-wound skeletonized mechanical movement, steel case.

© Hublot…

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 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014

When time controls gravity…
Astronomical Vortex ANTOINE MARTIN


© Antoine Martin

Flying minute tourbillon movement with: sunrise and sunset display, sign of the zodiac and season, date display, equation of time display, retrograde moon with moon phase display, day and night display, power…

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Watchmaking 2.0

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
The watchmaking spring…
Dressage L’Heure masquée HERMES

© Hermès

The hour hand remains hidden beneath the constantly moving minute hand, solely appearing at a deliberate press on a crown-integrated pushbutton. It vanishes as soon as the pressure is released – as…

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The Chronos

 Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014 
One aim: beating your own time!
Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL

© Glashutte Original

Automatic movement, central hour/minute, small second, second stop, Panorama date, power reserve display, chronograph with flyback, stop second, 30 minutes display and numerical 12 hour display.

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The Final Frontier

 Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014
Deep Space voyagers…
Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition OMEGA

© Omega

Commemorating the first lunar landing in July 1969, when Buzz Aldrin stepped out of the lunar landing modul with his Omega Speedmaster Professional chronograph around his wrist (picture). Grey brushed…

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 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Made to fly high
Chronomat 44 GMT «50th Anniversary Swiss Patrol» BREITLING

© Breitling

Self-winding movement, 24-hour 2nd timezone display on the dial, 3rd timezone on the bezel.1/4th second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers. Calendar. Bidirectional ratcheted rotating…

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Deep Waters

 Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Timemasters take the plunge
Sea-Dweller 4000 ROLEX

© Rolex

Watch in stainless steel superalloy, unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with black Cerachrom insert in ceramic. Water-resistant up to 1220m (4000 feet).
Patravi ScubaTec CARL F. BUCHERER

© Carl F. Bucherer

Stainless steel…

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