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I've been asked dozens of times what I think about the Apple Watch Edition, and I have yet to say anything negative about it. Perhaps my time in the luxury space has softened my senses when it comes to the shock of prices and decadence, but I am familiar with why people want luxury and what they are looking for. Why does the Apple Watch Edition exist? I will tell you in one simple statement: so that people who are currently wearing a gold watch do not need "downgrade." Apple is saying to consumers at the high end "we know you like luxury products, and we know you like Apple products. So rather than ask you to give up your preference for precious materials in order to wear our new wristwatch device, you can still have both." It is just that simple, and if the Apple Watch Edition does not appeal to you, then you are literally losing nothing by purchasing an Apple Watch Sport in aluminum or an Apple Watch in steel.

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The ceramic bezel looks great and offers cut markers. The entire point of the odd Omega Seamaster Ploprof case design is to have a pusher that, when depressed, allows for the rotating diver's bezel to turn – the Helium escape valve has been placed on the underside of this bezel lock pusher column. There is also that hardcore looking crown guard system that opens up as you unscrew the large crown. It's really part of the character of the watch, even if you don't need a dive watch built like a tank.

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I wore it 'till it wore out, and I tried to keep it, but it ended up being written off when my Mum’s basement flooded—with sewage. Years later, I drew out the watch from memory in Adobe Illustrator, and kept my eyes on eBay for another like it. Last year on my birthday, I was drunken eBaying at 2am when I came across a lot of three ZOT watches, similar to the one I had. It cost me total for the lot with shipping.

A close look at Apple's larger marketing efforts surrounding the Apple Watch reveals a rather brilliant plan when the various arms of its approach are put together. Apple has connected the Apple Watch with the traditional world of horology to garner acceptance among watch lovers. Apple has obviously secured favor with the tech and electronics industry by mere virtue of being a new Apple product, and Apple has focused directly on the world of fashion to help people realize it is a product that does not clash with (but rather is meant to enhance) a modern lifestyle.

Since the first completed watch is expected to be ready for delivery by late 2016, there is plenty of time left to reach the final stages in component decoration and also to perhaps begin manufacturing the upcoming pieces in this limited series of just eleven watches – which will take several more years to complete.

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On the wrist, the DeWitt Academia Grand Tourbillon wears largely but isn't uncomfortable, given the fact that the case is not too thick. The jutting lugs will, however, make it difficult for some people to wear this case style and not feel as though it is too large. Over the years, I've further come to very much appreciate the distinct look of DeWitt bezels that remind me of crenelation on castles. There is a sort of opulence to the style when it is rendered in gold. DeWitt often does a good job of producing a watch that goes with a landed aristocracy sort of lifestyle - its really what I want to see on the wrists of an eccentric old world family with generations of wealth.

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On the dial, the Calibre 1304 offers the time with subsidiary seconds dial and a power reserve indicator. The layout is attractively balanced even though it is asymmetrical. In my opinion, it is a great-looking as well as wonderful to read dial. Here, you have one of the traditional F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain dials with the blued hands, but more recently, F.P. Journe has been producing in-house made gold dials which add an interesting look which you should also consider if you like the F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain collection.

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The amount of metal making up the case is actually pretty minimal, between the exhibition caseback and the tall, domed sapphire crystal that covers the dial. So, while the gold certainly catches light, it's not overly flashy, which I appreciated. I also rather liked that domed crystal, as it is reminiscent of the domed plexiglass that older watches often had, and it works well with the smaller case.

Each dial color has its own accent color that flanks the markers with blue accents on the grey dial,  red accents on the red grape dial, and green accents on the blue dial. For a watch with such a reserved and non-embellished overall design, this pop of color is a welcome addition.

The Blancpain caliber 2322V2 movement follows their evolving L-Evolution design codes which blend horological classicism with a very distinct, modern approach which is meant to be extremely masculine and a bit aggressive. To that end, the movement has dark matte gray anthracite coloring with a sort of rough texture mixed with shades of brushed steel. Legibility is really good, considering the totally skeletonized dial, and in my opinion, the entire concept looks cool. Further, I finally feel that Blancpain has hit a nice design groove with the L-Evolution collection which for years has seen a series of false starts and semi-refined designs.

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>Brand: Seiko
>Model: Premier Kinetic Direct Drive Moonphase ref. SRX008P1
>Price: ,435
>Size: 40mm
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes
>Friend we'd recommend it to first:  Guy who would be interested in the technology and functionality, looking in this price range for a daily wear dress or office watch.
>Best characteristic of watch: Watching the power reserve indicator as it charges in real time; Interesting tech with a lot of functions for a good value.
>Worst characteristic of watch: The hands could be longer; Would probably benefit from an strap upgrade.

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By contrast, the mind-boggling construction of the hands is a sight to behold and is a constant reminder of the engineering prowess that is present (and hard at work) in the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe. And with that, we have arrived to a point where this seemingly straight-forward and yet, in many ways, greatly (and very positively!) surprising watch can be concluded: the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe is an extremely niche product that, like most fascinating watches out there today, solved a problem no one really bothered to even consider – let alone solve at a price of such excessive effort and cost. For that, and for its wonderful overall design, I genuinely like the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe – I just wish my wallet could say the same about the ,000 asking price for either the white gold or rose gold version.

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While the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar watch is a stellar timepiece on most levels, I do find that some versions have legibility issues. In theory, the dial design of the Endeavour Perpetual Calendar is clean and super easy to read, but H. Moser & Cie uses some shiny surfaces and a domed sapphire crystal whose particular shape and AR-coating simply lend themselves to too much light reflection. More so, the polished hands and hour markers can easily get lost on the dial in various lighting situations. My hope is that the pictures I took of the M. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar cast it in a flattering light, but it can certainly benefit from some texture and finishing refinements to ensure better legibility.

That focus will mean that the watch is gathering information using its built-in sensors and sending that data to the app running on the phone, which in turn will compile and then digest the data. The functions include a "hit counter" that will not just count the amount of times the player has hit the ball during the game but will also be able to differentiate four different hits such as attack hits, low hits, high hits and high fives. The Power Hit counter will be able to measure the strength of the hit and in fact rate the player on a scale from 0 to 100, from beginner through amateur to professional.

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The result of that relationship was the never-available-for-retail-sale Hublot King Power WBC watch. One of those timepieces has been produced again and decorated with diamonds and emeralds for Mr. Mayweather. Earlier today, and before the bout with Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather took receipt of his one-of-a-kind Hublot King Power WBC Full Pave with Emeralds watch, quoting confirmation that he is a lover of high-end watches including Hublot, and that he looks forward to adding it to his already impressive collection.

Some big news for little watchmakers: it has been announced that Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest continuously operating watchmaking brand, will be sharing their wisdom with the next generation of horological heroes. On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, Vacheron Constantin will be holding a children's workshop at their New York boutique as part of Madison Avenue Watch Week. Young visitors will be encouraged to tap into 260 years of experience, have their questions answered and maybe even have their hearts set on the path towards a career in the industry.

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I've tried to understand the source of the "Souverain" name, and from what I recall, it is a term that Francois-Paul himself simply liked and also liked how it sounded. With that said, the Souverain collection is inspired by 19th century pocket watches in wrist watch form, with F.P. Journe's own sense of style. The reason this model is called the Chronometre Souverain is because it is apparently inspired by old marine chronometer clocks whose purpose was to be accurate. F.P. Journe is sort of obsessed with accuracy (a trait I really hope most watchmakers harbor), and the in-house made calibre 1304 is one of many of his attempts at creating a very reliable and accurate mechanical movement.

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With a power reserve of 5 days, the hand-wound DB2019 calibre features titanium bridges, which again keep the weight down. The case, featuring integrated cone-shaped lugs, is white gold and features a solid white gold case back with linear power reserve indicator. Additionally, the case comes in at 11mm thick. When coupled with the flexible strap attachment, it is easy to imagine the De Bethune DBS Tourbillon sitting very easily on the wrist. The screw-down crown, located at twelve o'clock, is easily operated while the watch is being worn. It also looks like an actual crown, which is a cute and somewhat fitting touch for a watch that some could consider the new boss of its brand. It's not the most "out there" watch De Bethune have ever created, nor does it feature the most complications, nor the most applied elements. But with a classy, grown-up approach to design, it sets out its stall as a serious and self-assured addition to the range.

With that, the manufacturing process of the tritium gas tubes ends, as what is left is the assembly of the watch itself. As mentioned above, MB-Microtec's own brand is called Traser. With prices ranging from a few hundred to a bit over ,000, the watches are available in the tactical, sport, and elegant collections. My favorite line is that of the "tactical" timepieces, the Traser Special Force 100 that you see above comes with a titanium case and bracelet along with a NATO and a rubber strap and is priced at 0.

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Hands-On - Omega Speedmaster Professional Silver Snoopy Award

To explain the reasoning behind that unusual name, we have to briefly discuss the interesting way Porsche Design used to operate. For the past four decades, the company had 15 to 20 year-long contracts with watch manufacturers – notably (after working for a few years with Orfina), with IWC between 1977 and 1997, and with Eterna between 1997 and 2012. When that collaboration with Eterna ended, Porsche Design decided to follow its own route and not go into another 15-20 year long licensing agreement with an external manufacturer.

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