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Column by Britta Rossander: on display

Work on the 0024 European Watch of the Year Awards 2015 is starting to come together and the event will be held in Sweden for the first time. This will take on magnificent proportions in conjunction with the Watchout Event at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, which is being arranged by Nymans Ur 1851 at the beginning of October.

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Longines Pulsometer Chronograph: figured out

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph: figured out

Talk about chronographs and the image of pilots or racing drivers tends to come to mind. Steve McQueen’s Monaco, for example. Men find that cool. Racing overalls, speed, danger, leather jackets, the smell of petrol, the roar of big engines, a watch with lots of dials and gauges on the wrist.

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In the spotlight: Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000RT

Early 1980s, Japan. Kikuo Ibe continues to smash watches and his colleagues and superiors are quietly starting to worry. Ibe refuses to stop and in 1983 his perseverance is rewarded and his colleagues and superiors are reassured, when the shock-resistant G-Shock hits the market. The vulnerable watch has been rendered invincible by means of triple protection for the components, the movement and the case, becoming first an American and then a global success.

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