Watch of the Year 2016

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SIHH Flash Report: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

What's the ultimate luxury sportswatch? The chance the response to that question is likely to be Royal Oak. The Gerald Genta design is strong and so is the story. The Royal Oak was launched in steel and it came with a hefty price. To honour the 1977 original AP now releases two yellow gold models to celebrate the 40th birthday of that watch. Two versions become available: one with a blue and a even more Seventies looking champagne dial. Still want steel?

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Meeting Dutch watch professionals

Dutch watch professionals celebrate the new year on Friday, January 20 in Leusden with a meeting and an interesting evening program. With this gathering they want to emphasize the high standard of the Dutch watchmakers and give it a boost at the same time. One objective is to familiarize the market with the expertise and products of these professionals. They believe that it is time to let the market know that they have to take into account their homegrown produce in watchmaking.

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SIHH 2017 Flash Report: Montblanc TimeWalker collection

What happens when you send Davide Cerrato - the spiritual father of the Tudor Heritage Black Baytudo - to Minerva's manufacture in Villeret and ask him to come up with a new collection of sportswatches. TimeWalker happens. A modern take on the vintage art of timing motor racing.

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Lornet LA-01: it’s totally French

Launched on November 3, Lornet is the only watch brand whose components are designed, manufactured and assembled in France. The movement is entirely produced internally and assembled piece by piece in the watch-pool Franche-Comté. Lornet, a young brand in de the watchindustry and 100% independent, launched LA-01 in 2016 and presented a limited edition of 100 copies.

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SIHH 2017 Flash Report: Girard-Perregaux Laureato Tourbillon

Luxury sport, Seventies style, in-house movements. GP's Laureato collection is part of the same universe in which the Nautilus, Royal Oak, Overseas and Ingenieur dwell. Piaget's Polo S is a new star in this realm and although the Laureato is an excisting model the revamped range of 34, 38, 42 and 45mm models is a fresh start and a bold move to conquer the very competitive segment luxurious sportswatches. The Laureato Tourbillon in the picture is the 45mm star of the collection.

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