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Bhanu Chopra reports live from JCK 2015 in Las Vegas: The most impressive release this year was the Engineer II Volcano with a unique lightweight material case with antimagnetic properties. Volcanos contain magnetic properties, hence the Ball researchers study of these properties led to the enhanced antimagnetic protection. They used superimposed layers of carbon and mumetal in the case.
Bhanu Chopra reports live from JCK 2015 in Las Vegas: Hautlence (an anagram of Neuchatel) is a small independent brand celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The brands identifies itself as pushing boundaries of watchmaking and being rebellious. The brand ambassador is Eric Cantona, a former footballer, now an actor and artist.
Continuing the characteristics of the family, the Black Sea is highly durable with an elegantly athletic appeal presenting a stainless steel case coated with vulcanized rubber. The vulcanization process enhances the timepiece’s comfort and flexibility, and also its ability to withstand the most extreme conditions.
Created as a tribute to the late Raymond Weil, who had a genuine passion for aviation and would frequently take flights through Swiss mountain ranges in a Piper aircraft of his own. Now the Swiss watchmaker partners with legendary aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft Inc. and presents its first-ever pilot watch: the freelancer Piper.
Geneva based Swiss watch brand Clerc, of Hydroscath Chronograph fame, recently sent professional underwater photographers Chris Parsons and Chris Leidy deep into the blue depths to take pictures of two watches in the Clerc collection; the CHY-585 (the clockwork orange central chronograph) and the CHY-117 (steel case, black rubber) and also with the red rubber strap H1-4R 2.5.
With IWC's latest incarnation of the 'Petit Prince' chronograph, first introduced in 2013, ‘Le Petit Prince’ Double Chronograph Edition Pilot’s Watch features an innovative jumping star display for the day of the week.
At Baselworld this year, Anglos Swiss watchmaker Speake-Marin unveiled a new watch, which, for the first time, is dedicated exclusively to women: the Shenandoah. Joining the world of the J-Class, this watch adopts design codes from that collection such as the Foundation hands.
One of the few advantages of getting old is being around long enough to remember the Rolling Stones when they first impudently burst onto the scene, shocking the establishment and causing genuine outrage, parental anguish and teenage excitement in equal measure. No Swiss watch brand would have gone within a country mile of them in the early 60’s and the Stones wouldn’t have wanted anything to do with them either.
The most complicated watch ever made is the Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication by Patek Philippe. Among its many features is a minute repeater that chimes the fifth bar of Handel's Messiah every hour, a celestial chart detailing Manhattan’s night time sky, a perpetual calendar that self-adjusts for leap years, an indicator for knowing the current moon phase, an alarm clock, and it also tells the time!
Casio G-SHOCK and elite San Francisco purveyors of surfboard goods HUF have announced the release of their collaborative time piece (GD400HUF-1) celebrating shared principles of what they describe as rebellion from the mainstream, perseverance and a passion for craftsmanship.