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Victorinox Swiss Army has released three new 3-hander models in its popular Alpnach collection, remaining true to the DNA of the collection, which takes its name from the Swiss Army’s Alpine air base, the home of the Cougar AS 532 helicopter.
Specifically designed with travelers in mind, the G-P Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT model is a high-performing timepiece with a contemporary 44mm case available in steel, in pink gold or in a limited edition dedicated to John Harrison to mark the three hundred year anniversary of the Longitude Act, its role as an invitation to travel is clearly displayed for all to see.
Felix Baumgartner, a former Austrian paratrooper has set records for some of the world’s highest parachute jumps, including in 1999 the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur (1999), and in the same year, the lowest extreme jump from the hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. In 2003 he crossed the Channel in freefall with a carbon fibre wing, performed a base jump from the Millau viaduct in 2004, and in 2007 he leapt from the 91st floor of the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan.
British watchmaker W.T. Author launched its first watch, the 1905, exactly one year ago in 2013 via a hugely successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. One year on and they have just introduced the even more ambitious World War I inspired 1914.
When Jaquet Droz thought about women and their feminity, a sparkling and shiny eight came to mind. The figure eight, which happens to be Jaquet Droz's lucky number, has been regarded as the ultimate touchstone by the watchmaker from La Chaux-de-Fonds since the Age of Enlightenment. Making its first appearance in the Jaquet Droz collection in 2013, the Lady 8 is today a symbolic feminine timepiece and a highly precious jewel.
From the tension filled start in Alicante in October 2014 to the final port of call in Gothenburg in June 2015, seven teams will be battling for victory under the most extreme conditions in the latest edition of the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race.
Around the same time that Ernie decided to wind up his long tenure as owner of Watchuseek, he decided to invest in a Barrington Watch Winder, perhaps with a view to spending more time admiring and caring for his own collection of watches.
Following Ernie’s seismic announcement that he will be stepping down as owner of Watchuseek, Hublot have wasted no time in bringing out the Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 Ernie Romers, a strictly limited edition with an in-built Tapatalk feature located at the 2 o’clock position, specially designed to enable Ernie to continue to send messages to Watchuseekers even without the use of WiFi.
Former Patek Philippe watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has decided to treat the emblematic Galet Micro-Rotor model to a feminine interpretation. The movement has remained unchanged and loyal to the exacting demands of Laurent Ferrier. Meanwhile, the more distinctly rounded 39mm case ensures a closer fit and even more comfort on a ladies’ wrist.
Aerowatch has introduced a new interpretation of the moon-phase display for its 1942 collection. Launched in 2005 and inspired by vintage pocket watches, 1942 is the name of the company's first family of wristwatches and has become the signature collection of the Aerowatch brand.