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A Modern Amalgamation

tudor-blackbay-headerTHE HERITAGE BLACK BAY

TUDOR’s heritage of diving watches began with the launch of the TUDOR Submariner Reference 7922 in 1954. This iconic time-piece laid the foundation for an ideal diver’s watch—one that was ergonomic, legible and accurate. Over the next sixty years, TUDOR made constant improvements to their dive watches. Each model gained unanimous approval from professionals in the field, including the Marine Nationale and the United States Navy.

In recent years, some of the most important references in TUDOR’s history have been reworked within the Heritage line. At Baselworld 2012, TUDOR released the Heritage Black Bay in red; a modern, reimagined version of the iconic TUDOR Submariner. Far from simply being an identical re-release of a classic watch, the Heritage Black Bay was the culmination of the very best elements from TUDOR’s historic dive watch models.

The general lines, domed crystal and dial on the Heritage Black Bay were inspired by the first TUDOR diving watches. It features snowflake hands from TUDOR watches used by the French National Navy in the 1970s and an oversized winding crown (known as “big crown”) that pays homage to the famous TUDOR Reference 7924 of 1958. This release of the original Heritage Black Bay was extremely well received and earned attention from the media and watch lovers alike. The Black Bay was awarded the “Revival Prize” at the 2013 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (often referred to as “The Oscars” of watchmaking).

Tudor WatchesDistilling 60 years of TUDOR’s history into one incredible watch, the Heritage Black Bay is infused with some of the most iconic elements from TUDOR’s early dive watches.

AN ANTICIPATED ANNOUNCEMENT

For Baselworld 2016, TUDOR announced some exciting updates to the Heritage Black Bay line including more aesthetic options and two new in-house movements! At the heart of the original Heritage Black Bay was the popular ETA 2824 movement. While this is a solid movement, it lacks the prestige of an in-house movement. Each Heritage Black Bay is now equipped with an in-house movement developed, manufactured and assembled by TUDOR.

In addition to the burgundy bezel, the Heritage Black Bay is now available in three versions, each with their own personality. With its burgundy bezel, rose gold hands and markers, and cream colored luminescent coating, the original TUDOR Heritage Black Bay has the soft, warm patina of an antique watch. Aptly named “Midnight Blue” by aficionados of the brand, the blue bezel displays sharp contrasts to give the look of a professional technical instrument. With its black bezel, the Heritage Black Bay in black best captures the pioneering spirit of the first TUDOR diving watches. A notable new decorative detail is the famous red triangle on the unidirectional bezel, taken from TUDOR models of the 1950s. All three of these versions feature a 41mm steel case equipped with TUDOR’s new MT5602 in-house movement with a 70-hour power reserve.

tudor-black-bayThe Heritage Black Bay Burgundy, Blue and Black are available in a variety of strap options or a bracelet.

HERITAGE REINTERPRETED

A completely new look for this line is the Heritage Black Bay Dark. This timepiece also features TUDOR’s MT5602 movement but its 41mm steel case is finished with a black PVD-treated coating. Directly derived from the thin film technology originally developed by NASA for its space programs, physical vapor deposition (PVD) enables inorganic materials to be bonded with metals. The Heritage Black Bay Dark has an entirely satin finish, reminiscent of military utility equipment.

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Not only has the Heritage Black Bay collection grown by selection, it has also grown in size with the larger 43mm case of the new Heritage Black Bay Bronze. Crafted from a high-performance aluminum bronze alloy, its case will evolve and slowly darken with wear to develop a subtle yet unique patina. TUDOR added aluminum to the traditional bronze alloy of copper and tin to ensure the patina is homogeneously developed over time. The brushed finishing on the case creates a visually rich and handsome golden hue. Completing its warm palette, the combination of a chocolate brown dial and bezel on the Heritage Black Bay Bronze give it a tactically industrial look. The Heritage Black Bay Bronze is also fitted with a slightly larger TUDOR in-house movement, the MT5601, with an impressive 70-hour power reserve.

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Wixon JewelersThe Black Bay Bronze

TUDOR’s rich diving history has been distilled into these timepieces, paying homage to TUDOR dive watches of yesteryear. The Heritage Black Bay, however, is clearly not a tribute to any one particular dive watch but rather the culmination of 60 years of excellence rolled into one iconic watch.


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Watch Fair: Exclusive Sneak Peek

header-wf-eml-sneakpeek-blogThe Watch Fair is your opportunity to shop expanded collections from the top Swiss watch brands with special event pricing. The event also gives you the rare chance to see prototype timepieces and extremely rare, unreleased models. Enjoy this exclusive preview of a few of the specialty timepieces available this weekend only at The Watch Fair!

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Horological Artistry

starrynight2Jaeger LeCoultre has been delighting connoisseurs of fine watchmaking since its founding in 1833. The inventive spirit of the founder, Antoine LeCoultre, lives on through the talent and inspiration of the artisans at Jaeger LeCoultre whom create collections that are as surprising as they are sophisticated. A testament to this creative passion is the Master Grande Tradition à Répétition Minutes, which exemplifies the powerful ties cultivated by the manufacture’s rare and exceptional skills. This remarkable creation combines the genius of Van Gogh with the richness of the minute repeater function.

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The inherent appeal of the Master Grande Tradition à Répétition Minutes is magnificently enhanced by the presence of a miniature enamel painting on its dial paying an eloquent tribute to Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhône. Stroke by stroke, a master enamellist reproduced the heart of this iconic masterpiece and the magic of Van Gogh’s night sky in minute detail onto the dial. Each color is applied with painstaking detail and must be fired in a kiln and cooled before proceeding. After countless hours of meticulous work, the timeless intensity of the deep, dark colors is sealed by Grand Feu enamel. This time-honored decorative art captures the depth and allure of the full-scale painting on a miniature scale with intense hues. Since each dial is painted by hand, every single dial is unique. By slightly tilting the timepiece under any source of light, a range of color variations and unsuspected nuances are revealed.

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Wielding brushes as thin as a needles, enamellists embody the artistry of an expert painter with the precision of a Swiss watchmaker.

SPECTACLE OF SOUND

The intricate dial and impressive movement are housed in a 39mm pink gold case. An optimal choice for case material, pink gold resonates acoustics better than any other metal. The case and bezel have been delicately worked to allow the beauty of the sound and the visual spectacle to develop to its fullest without disturbance. Endowed with major innovations including trebuchet hammers and crystal gongs, the minute repeater produces a pure, rich sound with great intensity. The steady, lingering notes are a delight to the ears. The model is suited for lovers of art and music, and presented in a limited series of 18 pieces. 


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Complicated Calendar

patek5396-2Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5396 Annual Calendar

This annual calendar Patek Philippe is simply a work of art. The Ref. 5396 reflects the signature dial architecture of Patek Philippe calendar watches from the 1940s and 1950s. It features a classic inline double-aperture displaying day and month, with an additional aperture in the six o’clock position to display the date. From the perfectly placed month and day windows to the aperture displaying the moonphase, it is one of the most elegant watches available.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5396 Annual Calendar Rose Gold

Set It and Forget It

So, what is an annual calendar? It is a mechanical function of the watch which adjusts the date based on the number of days in the month, ensuring that the proper date is displayed. This means that the watch only needs to be set once per year, rather than at the beginning of every month. Pretty impressive, right? What is even more impressive is that the moonphase function keeps track of the lunar cycle for up to 122 years without adjustment!

Patek Philippe Ref. 5296G Men's Watch
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Moonphase Men's Watch

Mechanical Masterpiece

This watch is completely mechanical, meaning that it functions through a series of tiny components working together to power the watch rather than a battery. It winds while you are wearing it—the movement of your wrist throughout the day provides the power.

This mechanical masterpiece is housed in a 38.5mm case with a sapphire crystal case-back that allows you to see the movement through the back of the case. The case is completed in your choice of solid 18k white gold or 18k rose gold. Additionally, it is available on a full metal bracelet or a sleek alligator strap.

Patek Philippe is known as the world’s most prestigious watch brand. As the saying goes, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” We would love to help you start your own tradition by helping you find the perfect Patek Philippe!


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Patek Spotlight: Ref. 5712/GR

Patek Philippe 5712/GR

Immediately recognizable with its unique case shape, the Nautilus collection from Patek Philippe is among the most desired timepieces for the modern watch lover. Portholes from maritime ships were the inspiration for its original design and even the newest timepieces retain this iconic aesthetic. It is a classic sports watch with a distinct look that is highly sought after.

A MASTERFUL MOVEMENT

At the heart of the Nautilus 5712GR is the Caliber 240 PS, a self-winding movement created wholly in-house by Patek Philippe. The movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back, which allows you to appreciate the immense amount of hand finishing. The combination of swirly perlage underneath the 22kt gold rotor and Geneva stripes make this automatic movement a wonder to observe.caliber_240_PS_IRM_C_LU

MOON PHASE

This masterful movement enables numerous complications, including a moon phase indicator and a 48-hour power reserve. The multitude of complications on this timepiece makes it highly desirable and even more rare.

The moon phase disc is cut from a wafer of Corundum crystal (Sapphire), then gold is condensed onto the disc by means of a vacuum process. Through this process, a photographic mask is used to create the shape of the moon and stars. This disc will complete one full cycle every 29.5 days, resetting with each lunation.

BRILLIANT AESTHETICS

The case is crafted in a combination of 18kt white and rose gold and is perfectly paired with a brown alligator strap and gradated slate gray dial. The dial is masterfully organized to house a small seconds dial in the four o’clock position, a moon phase display at seven o’clock and the power reserve indicator at ten o’clock. A screw down crown is a major contributor to its 60-meter water resistance rating, which allows you to wear it with peace of mind.Patek Philippe 5712/GR

Combining a sporty aesthetic with the refined touch of Patek Philippe, this is a watch made to withstand the tests of time.


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The Ladies Nautilus – Ref. 7010/1

Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus WatchPatek Philippe created the Nautilus collection of ladies watches with the goal of making a sporty watch with the elegance of the Patek brand. The original design was inspired by a ship’s porthole from and even the newest timepieces retain this character. It is a classic sports watch with a very distinct look.

The Ref. 7010 is powered by Patek’s caliber E-23-250 SC quartz movement which is housed in the 32mm case of this ladies watch. This case isn’t your typical watch case—it’s set in 46 diamonds, adding a lot of flair to this piece. The dial of the watch features gold hour markers with a luminous coating and a date window at the three o’clock position.

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Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus in Rose Gold
Rose Gold & Diamond Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus

This Patek Philippe timepiece is available in four versions featuring different dial, case and bracelet options:
7010/1G-011: White gold case, silvery white dial, white gold bracelet
7010/1G-012: White gold case, smoke gray dial, white gold bracelet
7010/1R-011: Rose gold case, silvery white dial, rose gold bracelet
7010/1R-012: Rose gold case, golden dial, rose gold bracelet


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The Ladies Nautilus – Ref. 7010

Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus Reference 7010GPatek Philippe created the Nautilus collection of ladies watches with the goal of making a sporty watch with the elegance of the Patek brand. The original design was inspired by a ship’s porthole from and even the newest timepieces retain this character. It is a classic sports watch with a very distinct look.

The Ref. 7010 is powered by Patek’s caliber E-23-250 quartz movement which is housed in the 32mm case of this ladies watch. This case isn’t your typical watch case—it’s set in 46 diamonds, adding a lot of flair to this piece. The dial of the watch features gold hour markers with a luminous coating and a date window at the three o’clock position.

Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus Reference 7010G
Rose Gold Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus Reference 7010R
Rose Gold Patek Philippe Ladies Nautilus Reference 7010R

This Patek Philippe timepiece is available in four versions featuring different dial, case and strap options:
7010G-011: White gold case, silvery white dial, blue-gray alligator strap
7010G-012: White gold case, smoke gray dial, mink gray alligator strap
7010R-011: Rose gold case, silvery white dial, beige alligator strap
7010R-012: Rose gold case, golden dial, beige alligator strap


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The AMVOX2 Transponder

Aston Martin WatchAs a producer of some of the world’s most complicated sports watches, Jaeger LeCoultre is continually innovating to create things we’ve never seen before. It’s this dedication to innovation which brings us the AMVOX2 Transponder, the first mechanical watch to control the locking mechanism on a luxury car.

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Jaeger LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder Movement

A unique feature, the AMVOX2 is capable of locking and unlocking the doors on your Aston Martin! This feature is cool and unique, but how it communicates with the car is truly genius. Instead of utilizing pushers on the side of the case to execute the function, Jaeger LeCoultre designed the sapphire crystal on the AMOX2 Transponder to act as a button. Simply pressing on the crystal will lock/unlock the vehicle, and this is also how you operate the chronograph. This creation required an incredible amount of technical collaboration, including over 18 months of dedicated research at Jaeger LeCoultre.

If that alone doesn’t appeal to you, the AMVOX2 Transponder’s aesthetics surely will. The watch is styled with a 44mm titanium case, black satin dial and a calfskin leather strap. Its bold numerals, chronograph and date indicators, along with the red second hand, make this sports watch technical yet sleek and modern. The AMVOX2 Transponder is sure to be a big hit with sports car enthusiasts and watch connoisseurs alike.


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The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931

Pink Gold Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 by Jaeger LeCoultreA true icon of luxury watchmaking, Jaeger LeCoultre’s Reverso is a reversible watch invented in the 1930s for Polo players and features geometric designs inspired by the Art Deco era. The latest addition to the Reverso collection is the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931.

Its case measures in at a mire 7.3mm thick and houses the elegantly simple rectangular dial with a sub-seconds dial in the six o’clock position. The Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 is Powered by an in-house Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 822/2 manual wound movement, which employs a 45-hour power reserve. Inspired by their models from the 1930s, Jaeger LeCoultre brings new life to the Reverso line by going back to their roots.
Grande Reverso 1931 in Steel by Jaeger LeCoultreThe Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 is available in two versions with unique case, dial and strap combinations:
2782560: Pink gold case, chocolate dial, stitched cordovan strap
2783520: White gold case, silver dial, black alligator strap


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The Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto

JLC Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto in Rose Gold
Jaeger LeCoultre Woman's Reverso in Pink Gold

From Jaeger LeCoultre’s collection of ladies watches, the Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto combines elegance and femininity into contemporary design. Its sliding case features two back-to-back dials that are powered by a single mechanical movement and offer two views of time. On one side is an elegant and bright white dial featuring a day/night indication styled with the sun and moon symbols. The reverse side is a more contrasting style with a black dial with bright white numerals indicating the hours and minutes.

Jaeger LeCoultre Ladies Reverso in Pink Gold
JLC Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto in Steel
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Squadra with White Strap

The Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto is available in several versions with unique case, dial and strap combinations:
7052120: Pink gold case, silver dial with date, pink gold bracelet
7052420: Pink gold case, silver dial with date, alligator strap
7052421: Pink gold case, silver dial, alligator strap
7052720: Pink gold case, silver dial with date, rubber strap
7058120: Steel case, silver dial with date, steel bracelet
7058130: Steel case, silver dial, steel bracelet
7058420: Steel case, silver dial with date, white alligator strap
7058430: Steel case, silver dial, white alligator strap
7058720: Steel case, silver dial with date, white rubber strap


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