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New U-Boat U-1001 47 In Store

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by Jason on 25 juillet, 2011

This week on the blog we introduce the U-Boat Classico U-1001 47mm Limited Edition, a scaled down and dressed up version of the U-1001 diving watch, now available in-store at Matt Baily's.

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Watches in Depth - The Chronograph

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by Jason on 15 juillet, 2011

One of the most popular complications in watchmaking is the chronograph, the watch that doubles as a stopwatch as well as a timekeeper. It’s been one of the most prolific complication in the 20th century, second only to the basic calendar complication, and are accessible from entry-level Swiss brands all the way up to the top of the watchmaker’s craft. The chronograph has a long history in fine watchmaking, and has long been a symbol of mechanical prowess combined with everyday functionality. After having become so popular and commonplace, many people overlook just how complicated a fine chronograph mechanism really is.

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New Frederique Constant and Alpina Models In Store

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by Jason on 4 juillet, 2011

New in-store are the latest offerings from Matt Baily favourites Alpina and Frederique-Constant. We have received a number of new luxury watches that run the gamut from supremely elegant to casual sport, including the much-anticipated Frederique Slimline Automatic and Alpina Startimer Chronograph.

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New In-Store: Rubber B Straps for Rolex

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by Jason on 23 juin, 2011

New in store is a very cool product for your Rolex watches – Rubber B straps. Made in Switzerland with high quality vulcanized rubber, these straps are designed to perfectly match Rolex cases with form-fitted lugs and special end-pieces that connect to the Rolex OEM fliplock clasp.

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Watches in Depth - Mechanical vs Electronic

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by Jason on 20 juin, 2011

Not too long ago I wrote an FAQ on watches and watch technology for the benefit of our readers and clients... In the spirit of my original FAQ I have decided to begin a series of in-depth blogs on specific subjects – different complications and their variations, the engineering and mechanical work involved in a movement, how a watch is serviced, and other topics for people who wish to learn more about luxury watches.

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New Hamilton Thin-o-Matic In Store

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by Jason on 6 juin, 2011

As I’ve mentioned in the blog before, we are seeing a return to classic and simple designs in the luxury watch industry after years of huge and bold sporty watches... A perfect example of this trend is the new Hamilton Thin-o-Matic, an updated re-edition of a classic dress watch from Hamilton’s golden age.

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Matt Baily and AskMen Grand Prix Pre-Party Thursday June 9th

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by Jason on 3 juin, 2011

On Thursday, June 9th AskMen.ca will be hosting a Montreal Grand-Prix Pre-Party event at the Time Supper Club (997 Saint Jacques Ouest, Montreal) sponsored by Cadillac. Matt Baily's will be on hand to give style and consumer advice about watches, alongside cigar experts from Casa del Habano, car experts from Cadillac, style experts from Le Pascha, and couture advisors from Pelligrino Castronovo.

Doors open at 7pm and the party goes until 10pm. Come join us for a night of fun, fashion, and luxury!

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Vacheron Constantin Historique Toledo 1952

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by Jason on 30 mai, 2011

Vacheron Constantin has always been a traditional luxury manufacture, preferring to make classic haute gamme timepieces rather than bowing to the market fads. They have made sporty designs in recent years, but they are still best known for their elegant dress watches that combine impeccable quality with a timeless understated style... Case in point – the Toledo 1952 annual calendar, which is part of the Historique collection of classically inspired timepieces...

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VIDEO: New U-Boat Classico U-1001 47mm

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by Jason on 22 mai, 2011

A video presentation of the new 2011 U-Boat Classico U-1001 limited edition watches in 47mm, from this year's Baselworld show in Switzerland.

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VIDEO: Bell & Ross Watches Basel 2011

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by Jason on 15 mai, 2011

VIDEO: New Bell & Ross watches from Baselworld 2011, including the Red Radar, the WW1 Vintage, the new Airborne, and the BR01 Ceramic.

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