Watch of the Year 2016

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A Seiko sunrise

Fast and limited. The basis for this 500-piece limited edition Seiko is the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT calibre and its appearance shows a strong resemblance to the SBGJ005, the watch that won the ‘Petite Aiguille’ at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2014. Totally new in this Limited Edition with GMT function are the special dial and rotor. The colours were inspired by the landscape of the Iwate Prefecture in the north of Japan, where the watch is manufactured.

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The Game Changer

I apologise if you think you have recently read the headliner before. Maybe because you recently read an article or press review of the new Piaget Polo S. A new watch that is named precisely that: The Game Changer.But what is a game changer in the watch world? Well, Piaget calls their new Polo S a game changer. Not only because it is their first watch of steel in decades. But also because the Polo S is priced very compatible compared to…well, pretty much any watch from Piaget the last ten years or so.

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Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel

With its clear external references to pilot’s watches from the 1950s and 60s this chronograph is one of Breitling’s plainest models. After the steel version and a limited red gold edition the Chronoliner is now also available as a modern interpretation, completely in black. A ceramic bezel on top of the DLC-coated, 46mm case and a black rubber strap with a woven pattern create an image of dark masculinity. The strap refers to the woven steel Aero Classic bracelets.

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Icy Alpina

Alpina is the perfect watch partner for the two ice adventures. The Geneva watch house already has the perfect name and its collection contains plenty of adventurers watches as well. During their trek across relatively unknown terrain - everyone knows that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, but who knows the name of the biggest glacier on the planet?* - Ousland and Colliard wore an Alpina Horological Smartwatch.

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SevenFriday’s fourth generation is called Q

Nouvelle horlogerie at a fraction of the price. The success of SevenFriday started on the Internet, conquered the ‘real’ world of physical stores and has now become a concept that is imitated, with the use of a sound Japanese mechanical movement surrounded by a case that corresponds aesthetically with brands like MB&F, HYT, Urwerk and a number of other innovative maisons in the highest segment of the new watch wave. SevenFriday is now on its fourth wave of new models: the Q-series.

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