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Posts for Watches

Luck and Bell & Ross - a Story from a Client

by Jason on 1 March, 2012

This week we share an interesting story of loss and recovery from one of our clients.

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Pre-Basel 2012 - New Rado Hyperchrome Watches

by Jason on 23 February, 2012

Baselworld 2012 is approaching, and we have more news from Rado about a new series of ceramic watches for men and women called the Hyperchrome.

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Graham Chronofighter RAC

by Jason on 20 February, 2012

I’ve written about Graham watches in the blog before. It’s an interesting brand that has its roots in classical English watchmaking (though nowadays everything is made in Switzerland). What I have here is the prototypical Graham Chronofighter RAC, a classic design that, along with the Swordfish, has come to define the Graham style. While most people are familiar with the Oversize series of gigantic watches, not that many are aware of Graham’s more modestly sized offerings. While the Oversize is a sport watch that will dominate the wrist, the classic Chronofighter is an elegant, distinctly English design that straddles the line between classic and sport.

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Watches in Depth - Oddball Complications

by Jason on 13 February, 2012

So far in the Watches in Depth series I’ve given coverage to the most important and most popular forms of complication – chronographs, tourbillons, calendars, and repeaters. These complications are well served in the current market. What about the odd complications, the one offs, the rarities that never became widespread? This feature is to highlight the forgotten complications that are often overlooked and under served in the modern market.

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Oris BC4 Retrograde Pilot Watch

by Jason on 6 February, 2012

This week we here at Matt Baily received a new line of Swiss watches – Oris. Continuing our tradition of seeking out interesting small brands that offer good value for nice timepieces, we took on Oris as a way to round out our collection of cool sport watches. And the brand doesn’t disappoint – they offer a number of interesting models that are well made, good looking, and reasonably priced. One model in particular caught my eye – the BC4 Retrograde, a pilot-style watch with a cool complication that sets it apart from the crowd.

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Pre-Basel 2012 - New Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer

by Jason on 1 February, 2012

It's a watch, and a (sort of) marine chronometer - the new Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer limited edition celebrates the 120th anniversary of Hamilton with a convertible wristwatch that can be used as a desk clock.

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Watches in Depth - Movement Calibres

by Jason on 30 January, 2012

When perusing watch reviews and blogs, you’ll often read about ETA and Valjoux movements, or perhaps “manufacture” calibres. Perhaps you have heard of module complications or modified calibres in various brands. To the uninitiated this sort of under-the-hood jargon can be a bit confusing, and it warrants some clarification. Even seasoned watch lovers might not be aware of what is involved in the creation of a watch movement, and how many brands share common parts and calibres. So in the spirit of watch nut education, I present the latest instalment of Watches in Depth – Movement Calibres.

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Alpina Extreme Sailing Automatic

by Jason on 23 January, 2012

Alpina has been on a roll lately, after introducing several cool new models (including the Startimer and Extreme Sailing, and the upcoming Heritage Pilot) that have really put the spotlight back onto the brand. The new theme seems to be better design, better quality, and lowered retail prices overall. The new Extreme Sailing Automatic in particular offers exceptional value; it’s a clean, functional and good-looking watch that appears far more expensive than it is.

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Pre-Basel 2012 : Frederique Constant Carrera Panamerica Limited Edition

by Jason on 19 January, 2012

Frederique Constant unveils their latest limited edition series - the Carrera Panamerica - to honour its namesake, a classic road race held in Mexico.

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Pre-Basel 2012 - Alpina Heritage Pilot 50mm Limited Edition

by Jason on 18 January, 2012

Alpina introduces its new 50mm Heritage Pilot model, a limited edition watch inspired by 1930s aviation designs set to debut at the Baselworld 2012 show.

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