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Hands-On with the Entry-Level Sports Watch from H. Moser & Cie.

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First introduced in 18k red gold, the Pioneer Centre Seconds Automatic is now more sensible in stainless steel. It’s an unusual product, being a sports watch from an independent watchmaker – Moser makes just 1500 watches a year – and powered by an in-house movement. Priced at just under US$12,000, the Pioneer Centre Seconds the most affordable watch in H. Moser & Cie.‘s line-up, condensed and streamlined but nonetheless conveys all the key qualities of the brand – and boasts a full-spec, in-house automatic movement. read more

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Hands-On with the HYT H0 – Streamlined and Simplified

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HYT‘s watches to date have ranged from big with the H1 to extremely big with the H3. The recent H4 Metropolis even has a built-in LED lighting system that’s cool, but still a novelty. The H0, or more properly the H0, does away with all that. Cleaner and smaller, the H0 is more wearable, both physically and stylistically. And it’s also the brand’s new entry-level model. read more

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SIHH 2017 Personal Perspectives: Greubel Forsey

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Greubel Forsey claimed one of the most complicated watches unveiled at SIHH 2017 with a grande sonnerie wristwatch, but also debuted variants of its two entry-level timepieces, the Signature 1 and Tourbillon 24 Seconde Vision.

Boasting an incline tourbillon and automatic winding for the second barrel, the Grande Sonnerie is styled in the typical Greubel Forsey manner – large and modern-looking with an expensively constructed dial and gorgeously intricate movement – the Grande Sonnerie wristwatch shows the striking mechanism on the front at 10 o’clock, while the incline tourbillon is at eight. A button at four o’clock acts as the function selector for silent, small strike or grande strike mode. read more