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The Heritage Chronométrie Annual Calendar Chronograph Watch In-Depth Review- Proves That The Secret to Montblanc’s Success is Complicated

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The Heritage Chronométrie Annual Calendar Chronograph

Montblanc’s 2016 Heritage Chronométrie highlight is a complicated number, packed with value.

Jerome Lambert descended, whirlwind-like, on Montblanc in 2013. His presence was felt immediately, as the global luxury giant began turning out increasingly impressive timepieces, many with a complicated, heritage bent. Then, as suddenly as he had arrived he was gone, elevated to the rank of Richemont Group Head of Operations in a recent reshuffle. And while he may be running out the clock as Montblanc CEO (replaced by former Head of Sales Nicolas Baretzki), his short tenure will leave a long legacy – a revitalised brand, a serious watchmaker, releasing some of the most competitive, compelling pieces on the market.

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Introducing the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt

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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt
The quadruple balance wheel wristwatch is now available in an exotic alloy produced via a high-tech powder process.

First introduced three years ago, the Quatuor is one of Roger Dubuis’ most complicated wristwatches, equipped with four inclined balance wheels. At SIHH 2017 the watch will get a facelift, with new blue and red livery, and more notably a watch case in cobalt-chromium alloy that’s the result of complex processing.

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Tips for Take the Perfect Wristshot

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We ran a special edition of the Wind Down which ran through the dos and don’ts of wristshots just for some time ago. Turns out this was actually a very useful and informative post, so we thought it was worth giving it some time in the ‘How To’ sun. So read on for the first steps in mastering the fine and subtle art of the perfect wristshot. 

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Introducing The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II

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Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II

Blancpain has upped the ante on last year’s excellent Ocean Commitment watch, with a second – even bluer – limited edition.

These days it’s not unique for a watch brand to have a corporate social responsibility program, usually tied in with a limited edition product. Few, however, do it with the level of integrity and (dare we say it) commitment as Blancpain’s work in marine conservation and research programs. Though the Ocean Commitment program itself is comparatively young, Blancpain has donated a total of roughly seven million Euro over the past seven years. But beyond this, the Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II wears its marine allegiances on its sleeve, so to speak, thanks to a unique case.

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Introducing The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 With Dark Rhodium Dial

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Rolex Yacht-Master 40

I was too busy falling in love (again) with the gold and chocolate Rolesor Yacht-Master, which was distracting me and dazzling my senses, but then out of the corner of my eye I spotted a flash of almost-iridescent blue, and my curiosity was piqued.

I’m so glad it was, because this steel and platinum Yacht-Master with its dark rhodium dial and blue highlights is an absolute stunner, even though it’s a much more restrained affair than its Everose-embellished siblings (in both Rolesorand Oysterflex variants). This is partly down to the dark dial, but it’s also the bi-directional platinum bezel, which might sound weird given the material, but with a predominantly sand-blasted finish, it’s actually far less in-your-face than ceramic. Not that it’s plain, by any stretch. The shimmering dial, polished bezel elements and centre bracelet links mean it pops where it counts, and the overall effect of metallic grey on metallic grey adds up to a truly luxurious watch on the wrist.

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