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  1. News from the Watch Industry
    The Manero PowerReserve collection has two new vivid models in limited editions. Unveiled earlier this year at Baselworld, the manufacture model with integrated power reserve now comes in bright midnight blue and luminous pine green. The Manero PowerReserve runs on the CFB A1011 caliber...
  2. Omega
    We just wrapped up a few days of the Couture Show at the Wynn Las Vegas, where we had a little more hands-on time to spend with Omega's 2017 novelties, including the newly revised 38mm and 41mm Master Chronometer Aqua Terra watches, along with the all-new 40mm Railmaster Master Chronometer (our...
  3. Accutron, Bulova, and Caravelle
    From the Bulova Archive Series comes the freshly revisited Chronograph C. The Chronograph C is based on the watch that Bulova submitted to NASA in the "space race" to be considered as the official government-issued watch for the astronauts. (As history recalls, Bulova's Chronograph C lost out to...
  4. Breitling
    Breitling introduced the Navitimer Rattrapante at Baselworld. It features Breitling Caliber B03, a proprietary split-seconds movement developed and produced in-house. Like all Breitling watches , it's officially chronometer certified by the COSC. It is also consolidating its crucial role in the...
  5. Zenith
    When: Thursday, May 25 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm Where: Topper Fine Jewelers at 1315 Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame, California A wrist shot from Baselworld of one the prototypes of the new Zenith Defy 21. Come join us and Zenith's Michael Pacheco for a special presentation of Zenith's 2017...
  6. Grand Seiko
    Save the Date! Grand Seiko's Baselworld 2017 Novelties Make California Debut at Topper Jewelers When: Thursday, May 11 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Topper Fine Jewelers at 1315 Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame, California A wristshot from Baselworld 2017 of the SBGR305. We look forward to...
  7. German watches
    When: Saturday, May 20 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm Where: Topper Fine Jewelers at 1315 Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame, California The new blue Nomos Club Neomatik is one of the best looking watches of the new Aqua series North American Brand Director Merlin Schwertner makes his return to Topper...
  8. German watches
    A color-coordinated wrist shot at Baselworld with the new Senator Chronometer Panorama Date Glashütte Original brought an excellent understated suite of releases to Baselworld 2017. We thought we'd spend a little more time discussing in greater detail what makes these new releases unique, and...
  9. Breitling
    Launched in 1952, and introduced at Baselworld for 2017, the Navitimer has introduced one of the most demanding watchmaking complications: the split-seconds chronograph. Entirely developed and produced in the firm's workshops, its Manufacture Breitling caliber B03 introduces two new patented...
  10. News from the Watch Industry
    Rare and rarefied are those who can afford to indulge in $10,000 +++ watches. Yet despite the fact that high-end luxury watches are aimed at the elite 0.5% of the watch buying public, there is surprisingly vast depth in choice. Naturally, the higher North of $10,000 you climb, the more precious...
  11. News from the Watch Industry
    By the time you're slapping down $5,000 or more on a watch, your focus should shift to the finer details. Your movement could be in-house, or at least a beautifully re-embellished ETA or Selitta, or perhaps a prized caliber such as the El Primero, or the Co-Axial Chronograph. You can expect to...
  12. News from the Watch Industry
    This is the price range at which Watchuseek Senior Editor Bhanu Chopra, will, on condition of an ice-cold beer, sit with you for a short while to consider the merits of your watchmaking. Within this price category the brands like to tempt the buyer to part with a little more cash by placing a...
  13. News from the Watch Industry
    The $500 to $2000 range is considered the entry level price category for many of the mid-level Swiss and German brands, and competition is fierce. This is traditionally prime Swatch Group territory with brands such as Certina, Hamilton, Mido , Longines, Rado, and the mighty Tissot offering an...
  14. Oris
    This new watch received high praise from many visitors to the Oris stand at this year's Baselworld. Until recently, Oris believed that its first pilot's watch was the Big Crown of 1938, named after its oversized crown that remains part of the company's aviation-inspired watches today. But...
  15. Oris
    This year at Baselworld, Oris introduced the Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition, a high-performance diver's watch made in partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit conservation organisation working to preserve the world's coral reefs . Oris is supporting its vital work...
  16. News from the Watch Industry
    As anyone who has been to Baselworld will attest, all life on earth is dependent upon plenty of fluid. This truth inspired HYT to focus on the continuous movement of a colored and transparent fluid within a capillary on the HYT H0 Collection. This display system gives the impression that it is...
  17. News from the Watch Industry
    Most at Baselworld will flock to the hero brands on the ground floor of Hall 1.0, where illustrious names such as Rolex, OMEGA, Patek Philippe, and TAG Heuer wow the world with their latest costly creations. But in the rush to discover their mighty new introductions, it can be easily...
  18. News from the Watch Industry
    As Baselworld wraps up for another year, Watchuseek welcomes back luxury watch specialist and regular contributor, David Duggan , who brings us his thoughts on this year's horological highlights. Here's what he had to say. David Duggan VINTAGE I never cease to be surprised by how quickly...
  19. Longines
    Longines is one of the largest watch brands in the world, with a diverse product offering that appeals to many different markets. However, over the last decade the category that generates the most interest at Topper Jewelers is the Heritage collection. Each model in the series draws inspiration...
  20. News from the Watch Industry
    One of the most interesting watches at Baselworld 2017 was the Faberge Visionnaire Chronograph. Last year's release of the Faberge DTZ created a unique way to display a different time zone and this year Faberge tackles the chronograph complication. Traditionally, a chronograph records the...
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