Watch of the Year 2016

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Not words but watches. When it's purely about beauty, when complications are conspicuous by their absence, that's when we look at colours, materials and shapes. And that's when it’s advisable and wise to keep silent. ‘Watch and enjoy’, is the motto.

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Piaget Polo S

In 1979 Piaget created the Polo and the watch deserves to be called a legend; at least among the upper class of the day. Look at the watch and you immediately picture the 1970s jet set. Piaget thought it was time for a new model for a new generation, so behold: the Polo S, which definitely has some of the same design elements. What stands out is the cushion-shaped dial in a round, 42mm case.

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In retrospective: the Rolex Oyster 1935

0024 WatchWorld looks back to the past, when innovative watches were being created that proved to have great influence on the development of the watch industry. We follow the trail of these milestones by reminiscing with the use of old advertising campaigns. In this twelfth episode we would like to take you back to 1935, when Sir Malcolm Campbell was setting speed records in his Bluebird, wearing a Rolex Oyster on his wrist.

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Beware of Balthazar

Balthazar is the third robot that MB&F, in conjunction with L’Epée, is unleashing on the world. After Melchior and Sherman (the robot that rode on the chassis of a tank) we now have a creation consisting of 618 components that is able to deliver jumping hours, retrograde seconds and a 35-day power reserve – and is wound with the key that is hidden in its shield. With its height of 40cm and weight of 8kg Balthazar is an imposing figure.

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Oris El Hierro Limited Edition

At Oris they have been making reliable water resistant watches since 1949 and together with their pilot’s models the diver’s watches are among the most popular creations. Recently three more new divers were launched. Here we focus on the El Hierro Limited Edition (€ 1,850). The El Hierro has a 43mm case with stainless steel DLC coating and is water resistantto 300m.

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