Start your Engines! The 3rd edition of the Raidillon Rally!

Start your Engines! The 3rd edition of the Raidillon Rally!

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Roaring engines, beautiful cars, taking that corner at just the right speed, with your chronograph ticking away the seconds; that is the Raidillon Rally! Belgiums premiere watch brand, with a Swiss heart, was named after the most famous section of the Spa-Francorchamps race track. Unfortunately not all of us drive professional race cars, but Raidillon also knows how to have a whole lot of fun on public roads! No, not the highway from Brussels to Antwerp, but the winding roads through the Belgium Ardennes. A place where the scenery alternates between thick forests and glowing meadows. It was here that 55 pre-1975 cars set off for a casual, yet still competitive, rally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-51qwfZ7eo Their first goal was to reach the Château de Froidcourt in Stoumont. A unique place in more…
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Itero; Putting Time back in your Hands

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Most of us live a hectic life and during the day we usually glance at our watches, barely long enough to check the time. Itero wants to change this and put time back into your hands. Quite literally because Itero comes with a pocket watch! With a pocket watch you are forced to stand still, reach in your pocket and hold the watch to check the time. This is a far more deliberate effort, and with that also comes the actual realization of time. Something from yester year? Perhaps, but Itero's styling has that classic looks that always seems to be contemporary on which Italian designs usually have a patent. Yes, you can easily combine it with your tweed suit, but also casual with some khaki's and a casual shirt…
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Manufacture Movement for Alpina Alpiner!

Manufacture Movement for Alpina Alpiner!

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Alpina introduced the Alpiner with a manufacture movement. Often viewed as the holy grail, manufacture movements don't always tend out to be that way. Especially many, more affordable, brands feature manufacture movements that rely heavily on movement designs from which the patents have expired. But not Alpina! Caliber AL 710 is as stunning as it is original. Yes, Alpina dots all the i's in terms of decoration, but it is the overall design that is truly impressive! The gear train and main spring barrel are hidden firmly underneath a plate that covers nearly everything but the balance wheel at six o'clock. This balance wheel is secured itself by a full bridge, adding to increased shock protection. Stunning is also the black pvd-coated rotor. Unique is that its design is asymmetrical,…
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Timex presents its new Q Yacht Racer

Timex presents its new Q Yacht Racer

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Timex has launched its new Q Yacht Racer intelligent analogue watch which combines innovative technology with a nautical theme.This stylish watch is designed for marine sports, and features simple and easy to use functions to ensure that sailors hit the starting line on time. Using Timex’s unique movement and INDIGLO® nightlight, the Intelligent Quartz watches are the smartest analogue timepieces in the world, with the innovative technology exclusive to the Timex brand. The 100m water resistance and count down timer make the watch ideal for both thrill-seeking holiday makers and sailors to wear in any situation and features basic instructions embossed on the back of the case for easy use when at sea. The YACHT RACING MODE. Provides countdown time to the start of the race, and then counts up…
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Presenting the Hotblack Calibre watch created by Richard Hoptroff

Presenting the Hotblack Calibre watch created by Richard Hoptroff

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Richard Hoptroff is the kind of guy that you can easily put in the category « crazy genius ». You have probably already heard about his atomic watch – the N°10, but now you have to know that he also creates really cool and affordable watches.   The British Watchmaker based in London is doing interesting and smart complications with electronic watches that are linked directly to your smart phone. Instead of trying to do everything, like other smart watches, and losing the look and the utility of a conventional watch, these timepieces present only one specific function, and use the hands and subdials of the watch to convey the information of this smart function. Hotblack timepieces are tough on the outside with a very sporty look and really smart…
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The new Movado Edge; Museum quality design

The new Movado Edge; Museum quality design

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How many varieties of the Movado Museum watch can you make? Well, when it is up to Movado's power of creativity; many! Their latest addition is the Movado Edge, which shows a whole new take on the Museum's watch design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=0JkssUdfq84 For the Edge, Movado teamed up with Yves Béhar, the famous designer who is especially known for his work of the Ouya game consul, Jawbone and "One Laptop per Child". Where the Movado 1881 automatic fullfilled our wishes of having that classic Museum watch design but with an automatic movement, the Edge takes us in a whole different direction.   The Edge is the Movado Museum watch from the future. It still looks like original design of Nathan George Horwitt but right now it looks like a moon landscape, with…
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The Collector’s Experience : Enzo Mechana V001 by Timothy J

The Collector’s Experience : Enzo Mechana V001 by Timothy J

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When a watch is more than just a watch. Like many things in life, I have found that some of my best-loved watches are not the most expensive, or prestigious, in fact more often than not they are the exact opposite, usually lesser known brands that do not command high prices. Why? Well, it is because of their journey, their story and the place they hold in my heart. One such piece is my ENZO MECHANA V001. It’s story began back in 2009 when I bought a copy of an international watch magazine, you know the type we all love, those glossy seductive tomes that lure us to spend money on the objects of our desire, yes…that’s right folks… Watch Porn! Well, as I say, back in 2009, in one…
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D.M. 1936 Air Force Regulateur; Flying High on a Feeling!

D.M. 1936 Air Force Regulateur; Flying High on a Feeling!

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Regulateur's have an undeniable appeal; three hands divided over three (sub)dials bring a certain kind of magic to a watch. Not only in terms of looks, but also in how surprisingly convenient it is to check the time. D.M. 1936 takes that appeal to new heights with their manual wind Air Force Regulateur! D.M. stands for Deutsche Master, a brand founded in 2013 and offering vintage inspired watches that resemble the instruments that can be found in military planes, tanks, submarines and boats. The Regulateur is part of their Air Force collection which becomes clear by the highly legible dial of the watch. They offer different colored versions of this watch, from a very modern looking blue dialed version with silver sub-dials, to a vintage looking black dial Regulateur with…
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Presenting the New Defakto Kinetik!

Presenting the New Defakto Kinetik!

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How smart can you be as a brand? Defakto is one of the top nominees to be awarded the German Design Award 2016, but in the unlikely case that they don't win, they already have a plan B to get the German Design Award 2017! Meet the new Defakto Kinetik. Yet another watch from Defakto that shows that you can create magic with a minimalistic design. Straight lines and dashes; the magic of the Kinetik is based on nothing more. Not only does this result in a very readable dial, the interaction between the hands and the hour and minute indexes is so superb it is nothing short of art. Because of the way they align in relation to each other, the dial is always interesting to look at, like…
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Emile Chouriet Nuit des Temps; Cherish the Day

Emile Chouriet Nuit des Temps; Cherish the Day

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Emile Chouriet is not your average brand. Founded in 1998, their Swiss roots have resulted in a global presence, especially in Asia. You can also see this in their watches which breath a cosmopolitan lifestyle. In their collection is also a unique complication that is rarely seen in these days. The dial of this Emil Chouriet shows the hours in both Roman numerals, as well as Arabic numerals and its design is based on the Temple de la Fusterie clock in Geneva. When noon has passed the display for the Arabic numerals moves forward, showing the mid-day and evening hours up to midnight, when it jumps again. This charming complication has never been made by many brands, which is a true pity because it really gives the watch something unique.…
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