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The last necessary design point was that I needed to have the sapphire crystals flat on both face and back so that it would lay flat on the wrist either side up.

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Judging from the official images, the watch appears to be rather proportionate, especially with the movement filling up the caseback so nicely. The design is not giving away one of the more important aspects of the new Portofino, something that will likely keep some blue-blooded purists away from paying up for either one of the steel or the red gold versions: the case is a hefty 43.5 millimeter wide and 12 millimeter thick. That definitely is on the larger side when it comes to dress watch sizes preferred by many, and it will put this new release off the map for those who think a dress watch has to be around 40 millimeters wide at most.

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According to Kairos, the T-band will have a battery that will deliver somewhere between 190 and 250mAh of power. This is said to power the device from between 3 to 10 days - which is rather impressive. More interesting is an accessory that might go with the T-band that many watch lovers will find appealing. Kairos teased a new hybrid watch winder and charger for their hybrid smartwatches. The device is meant to rotate a watch so that the automatic mechanical movement can wind while at the same time charging the battery. If this special winder is made for the T-band, then users can wind their automatic watches while charging the T-band - which again would be another clever move from their engineers.

While movement only offers the time, it is artistically very appealing. The entire watch is said to be extremely thin at just 5.7mm thick, and yet the dial has an impressive amount of depth to it. If the final watches look as good as the renders, the dials of the Roshan Martin Légende Tourbillon pieces will look very nice.

CSEM is an interesting company and appears to be very connected to the watch industry, as well as some Swiss technology giants. The board of directors has prominent people from groups such as Rolex, Swatch, and Richemont. I think its goal is to work with various technology groups in Switzerland to bring theory to applied research, and eventually, to potential commercial or scientific use. At first, the Genequand System regulator will be used in an upcoming Parmigiani watch, and after that, we will see. I imagine, Parmigiani will have exclusivity for a few years, and then others will jump aboard. If practical enough in operation and manufacture, and easily integrated into existing movement architecture, I don't see why a lot of brands (and consumers) would not want to vastly increase the potential power reserves of their watches. csem.ch

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From a design standpoint, the dial of the Sailfish is a sort of mixture between a ship's deck clock and a dive watch. The combination is interesting and makes for a lot of legibility, but something about it lacks the sexiness you sometimes get from a tool watch. Having said that, the dial doesn't really break the rules with its properly sized hands and copious amounts of lume. As you can see in the above luminant shot, the Prometheus Sailfish dial is rather impressive.

When you think of the watches coming from New Zealand-based Magrette, you might be tempted to write them off as "seen one, seen them all." While it is true that they follow a particular design style, there are some interesting variations across the lineup (not to mention the heavily-engraved series). Their latest, the Magrette Regattare Carbon, definitely ups the ante for the brand.

CJ: We carry in excess of 20 brands of watches:

  • Audemars Piguet
  • A. Lange and Sohne
  • Arnold and Son
  • Bell & Ross
  • Bulgari
  • Cartier
  • Chopard
  • DeBethune
  • Franck Muller
  • Gerrard-Perragaux
  • Giuliano Mazzzuoli
  • Greubel  Forsey
  • H. Moser & Cie.
  • Hublot
  • HYT
  • IWC
  • Jaeger LeCoultre
  • Ludovic Ballouard
  • Maîtres de Temps
  • Parmigiani Fleurier
  • Piaget
  • Richard Mille
  • Roger Dubuis
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Urwerk
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Zenith

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Ralph Lauren calls this release the Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph, despite the fact that it shares most major design elements with the brand's Safari Chronograph and Black Chronograph models. The point to be made here is that the name is a bit misleading – there arguably isn't as much "automotive-ness" to it as other car design inspired watches bring to the table – but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The wood trim, to me at least, could work just as well for a safari, a yachting, or even an aviation themed watch – here, however, the brand went with the automotive approach.

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ABTW: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call "knowledgeable watch collectors?"

From a different angle, you can see that the handset is actually on the wider side. It is also something I have to compliment the brand on – the hands look to be perfectly sized, both to the watch and to each other. Now, for the minimalism. This is evident in the dial as you have tapered baton markers in the same material as the case (gold or steel), the running seconds dial, and some minimal branding – though, it might be a nice touch if the logo up at 12 was a bit more subtle, as in its present form, it reminds us more of a fashion watch than a luxury item.

New York City is something of a watch buying Mecca. The Big Apple has an almost endless number of stores and brand boutiques for your shopping pleasure. A prime example of the quality and choice offered in New York is Cellini Jewelers. They can be found in the landmark Waldorf-Astoria hotel at 301 Park Avenue and also at 509 Madison Avenue at 53rd Street. They have served the City and the world since 1977 carrying fine jewelry and luxury timepieces. Some of you may know of Cellini Jewelry's Leon Adams  as the author of the "Ask An Expert" column in iW magazine.

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Business aside however, this ingenious timepiece displays mean and true solar time (the latter on the sub-dial at the 9 o'clock position), running seconds on the sub-dial at 12, fast/slow setting aperture at 6 (a rather unique sight!), apertures for the days of the week and leap year indication, and a superb outermost track displaying all 12 months and the dates for the annual calendar.

A new MB&F watch is always something special and the latest HM6 Space Pirate is no different. Heavily inspired by the Captain Future anime that Max (the founder of MB&F) saw while growing up in Switzerland, the watch is, like all other MB&F creations, highly visual, unorthodox, and striking to look at. However, amongst all the HMs, the HM6 is probably the most visually exciting, thanks to the centrally mounted and raised flying tourbillon as well as the two regulating turbines. Find out more about this watch here.

Top pusher:  Bluetooth activation
Bottom pusher:  Full atomic mode activation

As an interesting side note, back in the '90s Porsche had even developed a very advanced 3.5 L V10 engine for Formula 1. When Porsche was cut from the Footwork F1 team, they adapted the engine for endurance racing, and by 1998, that V10 had found a home in Porsche's upcoming 9R3 LMP1 endurance race car. When their racing days were cancelled to focus on selling more road cars, that V10 was again repurposed, this time in the infamously un-hinged Carrera GT (Jalopnik's got the full scoop here).

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The Seiko Recraft collection draws on three specific strands of DNA from its past: the Kinetic and Solar quartz innovations that rocked the ‘80s and ‘90s, along with the stylish automatic, sportier watches that you might have found in the ‘70s, branded as a Seiko 5, or under one of the aforementioned sub-lines. Among the Seiko Solar Recrafts, I really like SSC285 – with its bold “bumblebee” color scheme and insouciant hybrid of modern sportif styling with trad Roman numeral hour markers – along with the blue-dialed SSC281 on the bracelet. Both seem “today,” yet evoke memories of when the Solar was the ne plus ultra of cutting-edge watch technology that the young watch nerd could find at the mall; they really capture the nostalgic essence of those watches, while still working on today’s wrist. Ariel will be doing a separate article on Seiko Refract Kinetic watches with more information on them.

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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”

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Apple has made it clear that the Apple Watch will ship in "early 2015." The reason that they aren't specific with when, is simple: they aren't done with it yet. The hardware elements of the Apple Watch seem to be complete, but Apple appears to still be tweaking the software for optimal performance. I also believe that Apple has yet to decide final prices for the various versions of their watch.

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Less ethical situations involve instances where watch brands secretively bid (via a proxy bidder) on their own timepieces in order to manipulate the auction or the market for their products overall. This situation can be just about engaging in a bidding war so that a particular items goes for a higher amount, or it could be part of a more concerted effort, in an attempt to show that their timepieces are more desirable and/or more valuable. This practice does happen from time to time, and can be very difficult to detect. It is also rather effective, because of the anonymous nature of some bidding, and because even buying your own watches for a large sum of money is enough to offer material to show the market how valuable your brand might be.