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Bell & Ross WW1 Monopoussoir

by Jason on 3 October, 2012

The WW1 series has been garnering a lot of accolades for Bell & Ross. A break from their “traditional” Instruments, the WW1 collection has a unique style that ends up being a very distinctive dress watch. Styled to resemble pocket watches converted into wristwatches (complete with add-on strap lugs) the WW1s are quite unique in the market – the closest comparison I can think of would be the Panerai Radiomir with its wire lugs and cushion case. This year BR expanded the collection by adding several new versions, including the 42mm Argentium and Jump Hour models, and the 45mm Monopusher (officially called the Monopoussoir). These models mark a significant step upmarket for Bell & Ross.

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Hamilton Intra Matic

by Jason on 14 September, 2012

2012 has been a year of vintage re-editions and retro designs. After several years of massive sport watches dominating the market, we are seeing a gradual increase in demand for timeless designs that just so happen to equate to the clean and simple appearance of models from the 1950s and 60s. Hamilton has been at the fore of this trend for the past several years, introducing several models that plumb the rich heritage of the (formerly) American brand. Last year we had the Thin-o-matic, this year we have the Intra-Matic, hot on the heels of the retro-sport Pan Europ chronograph.

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PANDORA Bracelet Promotion Sept 13-16 2012

by Jason on 5 September, 2012

Free Gift with Purchase PANDORA Bracelet Promotion from September 13th to 16th 2012. Receive a sterling silver PANDORA clasp bracelet (a $75 retail value) with your purchase of 150$ or more of PANDORA jewellery. See in store for details.

Cadeau Gratuit avec Achat Promotion bracelet promotion du 13 au 16 septembre 2012. Recevez un bracelet en argent sterling avec fermoir PANDORA (d'une valeur de 75$) a l'achat de 150$ ou plus de bijoux PANDORA. Details en magasin.

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Bell & Ross Turn Coordinator

by Jason on 10 August, 2012

Another year, and another series of Bell & Ross Instrument limited editions are out. It’s been a tradition for the company to release a new series of variations on the BR01 theme each season to renew interest in the ever-popular collection and give something for collectors to drool over. This year we had three new versions to look forward to, all paying homage to genuine aircraft instruments – the Horizon, the Altimeter, and the Turn Coordinator. The Horizon and Altimeter are forthcoming; in the meantime we have received the Turn Coordinator, a model that takes the disc-based time display of the Compass and Radar models and updates it for 2012.

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New Alpina Heritage Pilot

by Jason on 26 July, 2012

Alpina has been on a roll lately, introducing the hit Startimer and Sailing models last year. This year they updated the Extreme Diver with a new version, similar to the Sailing but with a ceramic bezel, and now they have introduced the highly anticipated Heritage Pilot. With a massive 50mm case and a design heavily inspired by 1930s pilot watches, the Heritage is a very interesting timepiece from a brand that has been making waves in the entry-level/midrange Swiss market as of late.

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New Bell & Ross WW2 Bomber Regulateur

by Jason on 16 July, 2012

Bell & Ross has been releasing many new and distinctive watches lately, departing from their tried-and-true Instrument series to offer some more unique timepieces. Last year we saw the release of the WW1 series, inspired by early wristwatches adapted from pocket watches often used during the First World War. This year they continue the vintage military theme with the introduction of the WW2 Bomber Regulateur, a rather strange watch designed to emulate a particular style of timing instrument used during the Second World War.

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New Hamilton Pan Europ Chronographs

by Jason on 2 July, 2012

Last year, Hamilton released the Pan Europ as a limited edition recreation of an iconic design from the 1970s. Produced in a run of 1971 examples with a blue dial, blue bezel and brown rallye strap, the model sold out in short order. It was one of the hottest Hamilton models of recent memory, and for good reason – it looked amazing, was priced really well, and had a distinctive style that set it apart from typical automatic chronographs. This year Hamilton is following up on the success of the initial run by producing two “unlimited” (regular production) versions of the Pan Europ. Available with either black and silver dials, these new Pan Europs are just as stunning as the original.

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Cadeaux avec Achat de PANDORA Juillet 2012 - PANDORA Gift with Purchase July 2012

by Jason on 21 June, 2012

For the month of July 2012 receive a free PANDORA gift with purchase - a free colour cord with the purchase of three Murano glass charms.

Au cours du mois de juillet, obtenez un cordon en couleur gratuit a l'achat de trois billes en verre de Murano.

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New Bell & Ross BR02 Divers

by Jason on 15 June, 2012

Bell & Ross is best known for it’s Instrument series of watches, but they produce a number of interesting designs. It’s the price of their fame – the massive popularity of the Instrument has overshadowed a lot of their other offerings, which is a shame as Bell & Ross produces some very interesting watches - that aren’t square. One of my favourites outside of the Instrument collection is the BR02 Diver, a massive 44mm tonneau-shaped tool watch that stands out in a sea of ho-hum dive watch designs.

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Frederique Constant Manufacture Open Heart Dual Time

by Jason on 21 May, 2012

As we have said before many times on the Baily Blog, Frederique Constant is one of the best value-for-money brands in the entry-level luxury Swiss watch category. They make finely finished watches with clean styling that look far more expensive than they actually are. Their Manufacture models are particularly noteworthy, offering a unique in-house movement produced in their own facility at an unbeatable price. Starting at just under 3000$, FC makes one of the most affordable in-house alternatives to the usual ETA/Sellita/Dubois Depraz offerings.

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