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Baselworld 2014

Here it is – This year’s fair is a personal milestone for me. I’ve been visiting the fair annually and this year marks my tenth. That’s like ancient in blogger years which should be reason enough for me to reflect and that’s something I will get to eventually but right now as I type this,…

World’s first Solar GPS Watch

Billed as the ‘watch that understands time zones’, Seiko has created the first solar powered GPS watch that receives GPS signals and identifies the time zone, time and date data using four GPS satellites. The watch updates automatically once a day and also on demand. It’s named after the company’s 1969 predecessor which was the world’s first quartz watch. It will be released in the fall of 2012 with a price of around 2000-3000 euros. There will be five models with one special edition limited to 2500 units. related links Seiko

Seiko’s First Minute Repeater

What do you do when you are the maker of the only mechanical movement in the world that doesn’t make a sound. That’s right. No ticking sound. Well, in the case of Seiko, who just built their first ever minute repeater watch, you engineer the sound by using a ‘silent governor’ the uses the air inside the movement to control the speed of the striking gong. related links Seiko

The Grand Seiko of 1960

As part of their 130th anniversary commemorative collection, Seiko has re-created three limited edition Grand Seiko watches that pay homage to their original Grand Seiko model in 1960. Grand Seiko used to be a special mechanical range that was only available in Japan but now its available worldwide. The Gold and Platinum editions will be limited to an edition of 130 pcs, while the Steel version will be limited to 1300 pcs. related links Seiko

Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2010

The Winners For those who aren’t aware, The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is a contest between high-end watch manufacturers at the Geneva Watch Festival. Below are this year’s winners: Grand Prize of “The Golden Hand”: Greubel Forsey – Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique Prize of the Watch lady: Van Cleef & Arpels – Le Pont des Amoureux Prize of the Watch Man: Laurent Ferrier – Roller Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral Prize of the watch design & concept watch: MB & F – Horological Machine No. 4 Thunderbolt Chopard – High Jewellery Owl Watch Jewellery Watch Prize: F.P.Journe – CHRONOMETRE…

Today in History: The Astron Watch

Thirty nine years ago today, Seiko launched the Astron in Tokyo that was the world’s first quartz wristwatch. When it first came out, it sold at a retail price of US$ 1,250 which was equivalent to the price of Toyota and sold 100 units of it in the very first week. The technology went on to shake up the entire industry including the Swiss watch industry. related links Astron (Wikipedia)