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April 17, 2008

The Bin Ladin watch for Pilots

Yeslam’s Aviator watch

A while after the 9/11, I was watching a news story on CNN about Yeslam Bin Ladin, the liberal westernized half brother of Osama. He had wanted to launch Bin Laden as a branded clothing line but then his brother hijacked the family name. But he didn’t give up and is now using his first name – Yeslam for a range of watches and accessories including a wristwatch for pilots called ‘Aviator by Yeslam’. I wonder if the irony is lost on him.

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Time Tv: Aviator by Yeslam
Yeslam – The Brand
Yeslam Bin Ladin (Wikipedia)

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April 16, 2008

Victorinox Air Boss

Victorinox Air Boss

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Victorinox Swiss Army

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De Witt

De Witt Night Chronograph Academia

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De Witt

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Greubel Forsey: Keeping up with the Joneses

Twenty Four Seconds

Tourbillons have always been a game of one-upmanship and the new Grubel Forsey’s are no exception.

For those who don’t know what a Tourbillon is, its a cage that holds some of the important pieces of a mechanical movement such as the escapement and the balance that regulate the speed of the rotation of all the wheels. It does this so that it can protect the speed of the wheels from the effects of gravity and thus eliminate timekeeping errors that occur by a slight variation due to the usage of the user.

This cage is a rotating frame and makes one revolution per minute in order to remove any errors. The Greubel Forsey’s “24 Seconds” watch does a rotation in 24 seconds and is at a 25 degrees angle thus being parallel to the earth’s surface which is supposed to make it more error free. And if this isn’t enough, it uses materials like avional and titanium inside the movement. These weigh two to three times lower than that of steel.

Invention Piece 1

Similarly, Greubel’s “Invention Piece 1″ is a double tourbillon with an eye catching opening that provides a view of the gears and has a total of 388 parts. The watch has two triangle indicators – The Red one for the hours and the blue one for the minutes.

Of course, no bragging rights are complete without an engraved personalised message from the watchmakers on the back.

Also, The Invention Piece 1 is produced in a single edition comprising three versions of 11 eatches each, each number (1+1) chosen for its suspiciously affectionate symbolism – It represents the partners, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey who make up Greubel Forsey.

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Greubel Forsey

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April 15, 2008

Perrelet

A2038

All new wristwatches from Swiss watchmaker Perrelet at the Baselworld 2008 Fair.

A1006

A1004

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Perrelet

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April 14, 2008

Zenith

Traveller Open Multicity

If you’ve been following Zenith for the past few years, they’ve been churning out some impressive mechanical sports inspired timepieces. This year, they’ve created a more classic version of those very same models plus updating a few icons of their own like the Port Royal.

Traveller Elite Multicity

Tourbillon

Tourbillon Retrograde

Star Open Sea

Port Royal (Mega Tourbillon)

Open Concept Square

Open Concept

Defy Xtreme Stealth Grand Date

Defy Xtreme Chronograph

Defy Classic Zero

Defy Classic Open Grand Royal

Defy Classic Open Grand

Chronomaster XT Open Grande

Chronomaster Tourbillon

Defy Clasic Open Grand

 

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Zenith

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April 13, 2008

RSW

Outland

If you ask me what is the one thing I love about RSW watches, it’s the crown. Just hop over to their website to see a video of it operates. Price point – Approx 1000 USD – 9000 USD.

Loop

High King Tourbillon – Limited Edition of 25 watches

High King Power Reserve

Armonia

Nazca Power Reserve

Crossroads

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Rama Swiss Watch

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Villemont

Les Heures du Monde is a mechanical watch that allows the user to view time simultaneously in 24 different time zones. For this watch, Villemont developed their first in-house movement. The hour is read on a 12-hour sclae and a day/night indicator placed both next to each city and on the main bridge allows the watch wearer to know what time it is back home whilst traveling. The watch is limited edition with only 88 pieces produced.

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Villemont

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Hugo Boss at BW2008

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Hugo Boss

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April 12, 2008

Blu

Blu Open Planet

Blu Majesty MT3

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Blu

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