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  1. 2016 Re-Release of SKX007

    Seiko
    I've read a few threads where people mention Seiko discontinuing their SKX007 and SKX009 range, however yesterday I heard from the Seiko Sydney Boutique and they've just received their first shipment of the 2016 SKX007's and are expecting the SKX009's to arrive shortly. My intention isn't to be...
  2. Baselworld 2016: Sarpaneva Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Based out of Helsinki, Finland, Stepan Sarpaneva has has built a very unique identity for his brand, his designs and even his own likeness.  The son of jewelry designer Pentti Sarpaneva and nephew to renowned local product designer Timo, Stepan's design skills were easily influenced.  At a young...
  3. Baselworld 2016: H. Moser and Cie Live Report with Video

    News from the Watch Industry
    H. Moser & Cie is a brand that grabs my attention every year at Baselworld.  I could spend a ton of time in their booth, and usually do.  The brands roots date back to 1828 in St. Petersburg, Russia where Swiss (Schaffhausen) born Heinrich Moser originally founded the company.  He founded H...
  4. Baselworld 2016: Deep Blue Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Deep Blue has built a reputation for itself when it comes to professional grade dive watches.  The use of extensive testing and rating, ridiculous luminova and tritium, durable materials such as sapphire and ceramic used for bezels, helium escape valves and more, the brand has come a long way...
  5. Baselworld 2016: Romain Gauthier Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Introduced in 2013 and even winning the Men's Complication Award at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneva in the same year, the Romain Gauthier Logical One still maintained a strong presence at Baselworld 2016.  Launching new variations of the Logical One, in Natural Titanium, as well as showing...
  6. Baselworld 2016: Laurent Ferrier Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    For a brand's name to come from its founder is something that is not uncommon.  Is man deserving of having a watch brand bear his name?  In this case, the answer is without question, yes!  An incredible brand with an outstanding owner/founder is something that can be taken for granted.  But Mr...
  7. Baselworld 2016: HYT Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    HYT is a brand that really needs no introduction.  Many people don't even have to look twice to identify the Hydro-mechanical Haute Horology pieces known as HYT.  Their unique fluid display of hours has given them a distinct presence in the watch world, and with all deserving rights.  This, to...
  8. Baselworld 2016: Maurice Lacroix Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Maurice Lacroix's presence at Baselworld was vast this year, showing offerings in a pretty wide spectrum of price ranges.  All very intriguing, the brand has expanded on their current line up, but also introduced a new, modestly priced, novelty.  With several new introductions to go over, let us...
  9. Baselworld 2016: Belier Watches Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    One of the most talked about independent young watchmakers this year at Baselworld was new AHCI candidate, Kim Djapri, and his brand Belier.  Watchuseek was actually pointed in Kim's direction thanks to none other than Philippe Dufour, who explained he had an impressive new watch that we should...
  10. Baselworld 2016: Seiko Astron, Presage and Prospex Live Report

    Seiko
    Aside from Grand Seiko and Credor, Seiko's luxury division (aka Seiko Luxe) has not only expanded on it's ever popular Prospex and Astron series, but also launched a new global presence for the formerly Japanese domestic line, Presage.  Before we jump right in to the new global line every one is...
  11. Baselworld 2016: Eberhard & Co. Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Eberhard & Co. introduced only three new novelties (but in quite a few different styles) at this year's 2016 Baselworld, two of which are totally new designs instead of doing line extensions or just new dial variations.  The theme seemed to be to stay simple, though they did introduce a new...
  12. Baselworld 2016: B.R.M. Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    B.R.M. is a fascinating watch brand out of France that specializes in motorsports, making either customized watches for their clients, or small quantities of various stock models.  For Baselworld 2016, B.R.M. (Bernard Richards Manufacture) had several new novelties, most of which are produced in...
  13. Baselworld 2016: Zenith Live Report and Video

    Zenith
    Zenith, as always, had an impressive booth at Baselworld with it's large size and presence felt among its LVMH Group comrades.  As you enter Hall 1.0 at the Messeplatz, you walk in to TAG, with Zenith right after and Bvlgari and Hublot directly across.  The booth is not only enticing due to the...
  14. Baselworld 2016: Clerc Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Clerc watches are engineered to explore, and this year at Baselworld 2016, we saw a couple of new models that further their dedication to exploration.  While they kept 2016 novelties quantities modest, the new introductions they had were well representative of Clerc's DNA.  Not all models shown...
  15. Baselworld 2016: Bulova Live Report

    Accutron, Bulova, and Caravelle
    For Bulova, Baselworld 2016 was incredible. Now, with Citizen Watch USA President, Jeffrey Cohen at the helm, Bulova has made a tremendous amount of changes to its lineup and is encouraging big changes across the board when it comes to design, and been sung high praise from attendees at the...
  16. Baselworld 2016: Muhle Glashutte Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    With 146 years of Muhle family history invested into its company, of which the family name sake Thilo Muhle runs the company, Muhle Glashutte has driven to further themselves in the wrist watch world.  The last several years have proven so introducing in-house manufacturing capabilities, a soon...
  17. Baselworld 2016: Meistersinger Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    The brand who has become synonymous with single handed watches, Meistersinger, had a great variety to view at this years Baselworld.  With a wide variety of sizes, movements and colors, the brand is really making a mark for itself in the industry. The new line named Phanero gets its name...
  18. Baselworld 2016: Ernst Benz Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Ernst Benz had a variety of small batch limited editions to show at Baselworld 2016.  The brands approach is quite simple.  Make enough to please the particular customer, then have the run gone before an eye can be blink.  This enables the customer to have something unique, with only maybe 50 or...
  19. Baselworld 2016: Ulysee Nardin Live Report

    News from the Watch Industry
    Ulysse Nardin presented several new novelties this year at Baselworld 2016.  Not only were there new watches, but a new marketing strategy has also been implemented.  The theme "Movement of the Sea" is imposed to their new brand image, focusing on their roots in marine horology.  The new line up...
  20. Baselworld 2016: Grand Seiko and Credor Live Report with Photo Gallery

    Grand Seiko
    Grand Seiko, for the first time in several years, has gone without introducing a new series of the Historical Collection and instead, introduced an entirely new concept for Grand Seiko.  Focusing on larger sizes and new modern designs and materials, Grand Seiko has entered a new era. One of...
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