Armand Nicolet presents the M02 collection

Armand Nicolet presents the M02 collection

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Swiss brand Armand Nicolet just launched a new collection under the name of M02. This collection is separate in 3 lines : Date, Chronograph & Date and GMT. The original concept that years ago inspired the first version of this family hasn’t changed, but the Maison this time has focused particularly on comfort and ergonomics. In order to make the watch as comfortable as possible on a man’s wrist the diameter of the case has been reduced a little and time-telling is now easier thanks to a revisited dial where Arabic numbers are displayed alternatively to indexes. The date model is something really classical. It uses the SW-200 movement from Sellita and is priced around 1400 CHF. The most interesting thing about it is the guilloche dial that I find…
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Riskers is coming

Riskers is coming

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Riskers is a new watch brand that will be launched quite soon. The name seems to be well found… Riskers for « Taking Risk ». Indeed, this new brand has been created by ten former Richemont Group executives, who have worked for prestigious firms such as Cartier, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin and Baume & Mercier. Now they have decided to join forces to create a new independent watch brand together. Well, you will ask yourself « why Watchisthis talks about them ? They come from luxury brands so they will launch a luxury brand »…And there you’re right ! They will launch a luxury brand but at an affordable price!! After a first talk with Pierre Guerrier (former Richemont marketing services, Piaget) and co-founder of the brand, I heard that they…
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The Aurochronos Festival in Lodz is back for a 2nd edition

The Aurochronos Festival in Lodz is back for a 2nd edition

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The second edition of the International Festival of Independent Watch Brands AuroChronos 2018 will take place in Lodz in the last weekend of September (29th - 30th). For two days, visitors will be able to see, try on and purchase unique men's and women's watches from around the world. For the second time Watchisthis Magazine is proud to be one of the media partners of this show. Initiative of this festival came from two friends who love watches. Maciej Mazurkiewicz – a professional doctor specializing in oncology, and Paweł Zalewski – a translator and lecturer with over 13 years of experience in business training. They are two very charismatic guys with an enthusiasm that is very infectious. Stay with them 1 hour and you will be amazed by their ultra…
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Trifoglio Italia is back with the Veloce watch

Trifoglio Italia is back with the Veloce watch

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The young brand Trifoglio Italia is back with a new pretty cool watch. And this one will be available through kickstarter. Now a quick reminder. Trifoglio has been created by Italian designer Alessandro Baldieri, and Jessie Yeo, who was born and raised in contemporary, vibrant and eclectic Singapore. She has a long time successful powerhouse in the watch business with her business acumen and hard work. Alessandro’s fiery and consuming passion for glamour, style and beauty makes him the visionary designer, while Jessie translates inspiration into reality and impeccable quality. Alessandro’s extravagant inspirations pay homage to his roots in cosmopolitan Rome, its legacy and history. Trifoglio Italia’s commitment to producing only the best quality means that its collections are produced only in limited quantities. Now selling in Europe, America, the…
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David Daper – A Swiss & Lifestyle “Signature” Brand

David Daper – A Swiss & Lifestyle “Signature” Brand

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Press Release - Time Square Collection from David Daper David Daper, with its first collection, Time Square, has positioned itself as a “Signature” Brand, thanks to a distinctive and highly differentiated product offering.   David Daper creates its own Brand Territory with a unique and minimalist design which answers the request of a generation in search of a strong identity working with their lifestyle. It caters to a mobile community in search of multicultural and urban experiences; a trend-aware community, with sharp product and quality knowledge. Far from the simplistic patterns of 'me-too' brands, David Daper's founders bring their own interpretation of a lifestyle brand. Their experience of high-end watchmaking allows the creation of this first iconic collection, despite a cluttered segment, it is a design recognizable amongst all. The…
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Stowa Flieger Verus Sport 43

Stowa Flieger Verus Sport 43

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Stowa has been producing mechanical watches in the Black forest since 1927 – uninterrupted until today. From July/August they will offer another complement of their popular Flieger series. The Verus Sport 43 (43mm case) based on the Verus 40 (40mm case). As the name implies, this watch has very special sport features. For example, the metres waterproof cas with extra thick sapphire glass. On request, a screwdow crown. Inside the watch, they use the famous ETA 2824-2 movement in the good basic version. If you want the TOP finish movement, you can choose this optionaly. Later, a massive caseback should be available as well. With the Stowa Flieger Verus Sport 43 you get an extremely sturdy Fliger watch, which has been modernized by design, but still keeps the Flieger DNA…
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How to use the little pocket of your jeans

How to use the little pocket of your jeans

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In our dressing we all have a pair of jeans and it's easy to say that it's the perfect companion no matter what we do (except the sport of course). Well, it's simple, despite the many modes that pass, the jeans never passes. It seems that pocket watches are making a big comeback as a lot of watch enthusiasts are looking for something different, and so it's time to tell you about their shared history. You see this little pocket that is sewn inside the biggest one that is at the front of your jeans? You know that little pocket on your jeans? The one that doesn't really function as a pocket due to its tiny, tiny size, that sits inside a real pocket which actually has a real function.…
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Scott Marsh and Bausele – The Art Of Time

Scott Marsh and Bausele – The Art Of Time

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Last April Australian brand Bausele presented a funky collaboration with Australian fine artist Scott Marsh. Scott is an artist usually associated with thought-provoking murals, addressing everything from environmental issues and same-sex-marriage, to the cult of celebrity. He is also becoming increasingly acclaimed for his fine art, particularly the interesting way he fuses traditional techniques and subject matter, with the spontaneity of raw graffiti. He has the reputation to be one of the most talented graffiti writers of his generation. And now, Marsh’s work is about to be celebrated in a bold new watch collection by home-grown horological company, Bausele. “I was looking to work with an Australian artist and as soon as I met Scott, I knew he was the one,” says Christophe Hoppe, the French-born, Swiss-raised-Sydneysider who founded Bausele…
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Juvo Watch Box in collaboration with Dutch artist Teun Van Heerebeek

Juvo Watch Box in collaboration with Dutch artist Teun Van Heerebeek

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Press Release - After a successful launch of watch winders in 2016, JUVO has taken on the same challeng to offer contemporary watch boxes, designed for Watch enthusiasts, offered at affordable prices. JUVO has collaborated on the launch of our limited-edition watch boxes with Dutch artist, Teun van Heerebeek, famous for watch illustrations. Teun, who launched his website « Watches and Pencils » in 2017, states “For me Watches and Pencils is an ideal stage to display things that are of interest among us Watch nerds. Through my illustrations I can bring certain things to one’s attention and discuss these in a more creative way. Sometimes there is a clear message or question, while other times the illustration is just a tribute to an iconic watch.” The collaboration has produced…
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A Soviet Design Classic – The Raketa Kopernik

A Soviet Design Classic – The Raketa Kopernik

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When it comes to listing famous watchmaking countries, most people could name Switzerland, Japan and maybe Germany or France, if they had only a passing interest in watches. However there is one region that arguably surpasses those in terms of the level of fanaticism of its collectors, and that is the former Soviet Union. Russia and the USSR have a rather rich horological history, with a large number of manufacturers in operation over quite a long period of time. What most of the brands lacked in high end mechanics and expensive hand-finishing compared to their European counterparts, they made up for with an astonishing array of unique designs, robustness and hearty doses of utilitarianism. Soviet-era watches scored wins for the USSR during the Cold War too, as it was a…
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