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Let's step back a bit and revisit the overall concept of the watch and the brand thus far. Martin Braun is a movement designer and exists among a select group of elite thinkers who are really doing cool things mechanically but in a way that has the movements actually working. The Antoine Martin brand could have easily been classical in theme but eschewed that in favor of a more masculine concept. With nicely made movements and a bold concept that doesn't come across as trendy or temporary, I think the look and feel of the brand certainly has a place in the high-end world.

The final design might change a bit, but these renders will reflect how the final versions will look. I anticipate these being a limited production series which we may see in real life closer to the end of 2012. Devon's designer makes it clear that watches from Romain Jerome (going back to designs from Yvan Arpa, as well as their current Steampunk collection) were a major influence in the design of the Tread 1 Steampunk. At the same time, the larger picture of the industrial revolution and core functional concept of the Tread 1 DNA helped inspired the design.

With 24mm lugs, there are lots of strap options due to the Panerai influence. I'd been meaning to check out the new segmented-plastic bracelets made popular by the JLC Navy Seals, so I bought one from Panatime to try here. At a super-light 33g for the bracelet, it's an excellent complement to a titanium watch:

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On the dial you have the retrograde liquid indicator for the hours, and a dial for the minutes - both are easy to read. There is a subsidiary seconds dial and a useful power reserve indicator for the manually wound movement. Perriard flips to the rear of the watch and explains how he wanted the movement to be finished and decorated in a relatively classic way - not wanting to potentially alienate core consumer watch lovers. The cheeky accordion bellows on the dial are something you've certainly never seen on a dial before. Such a signature element is sure to become an icon of the brand.

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Richard Mille RM 053 Watch Hands-On

Richard Mille RM 053 Watch Hands-On

In steel, the 48mm wide case is marked by steeply curved lugs and a slightly larger-than-life presence. It is water resistant to 100 meters and is surprisingly comfortable on the wrist. While the crown and pushers might seem a bit excessive, they are actually very comfortable to use - especially the crown. I enjoy the grated texture on the slightly concave chronograph pushers as well. Because the movement is flipped for a left-side orientation, you'll use the bottom pusher to start and stop the chronograph, while the top pusher is used to reset it.


Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch Hands-On

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch Hands-On
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Inside the watch is the same Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic caliber 938 in-house made movement. Functions include the time with subsidiary seconds dial, date dial, and power reserve indicator. The movement has a power reserve of 43 hours and is comprised of 273 parts. Typical of the brand, Jaeger-LeCoultre finely decorates the movement, which is visible through the sapphire caseback window. The Master Ultra Thin Reserve de Marche is a fantastic piece for what it is. Comfortable and stylish, it is really a classy piece with a long-term appeal and just the right mixture of simplicity and complication. The only thing I would like to see is what it looked like with a strap that was fitted right to the edge of the case versus leaving a gap.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Watch for Singapore’s Raffles Hotel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Watch for Singapore’s Raffles Hotel

Price wise, MARCH LA.B timepieces still represent a good value. With unique, quality designs, these are interesting watches from a brand that will likely continue to improve. These aren't mainstream watches, but they are watches that you don't need to explain to mainstream folk. The MARCH LA.B AM2 Bordeaux retails for ,895.

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JS Watch Frisland God Special Edition With Eyjafjallajökull Ashes
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This year Seiko will have released four limited edition watches in honor of the famous Japanese manga series Golgo 13. "Duke Togo," aka Golgo 13 is the main character of the manga series that has been running since the late 1960s. In Japan, Golgo 13 is extremely recognizable and the four watches are true fanboy collector items of the highest quality. Now you too can kill enemies just like Duke! This isn't the first time Seiko has created limited edition watches for an anime or manga series. In the past I discussed pieces such as this high-end Seiko Galante watch for Astro Boy. Another super cool watch.

I firmly believe that using modern elephant ivory for anything these days is pure evil. Poaching in places such as Africa is a sin against nature, and should be prevented at all costs. The destruction of animal species on this planet for short-term profit should be much more a matter of international concern. If you see anything that isn't an antique and uses ivory, you'd be a good person to avoid it. I needed to get that off my chest as I simply hate it when animals suffer at the expense of human greed and economic desperation. Lang & Heyne however goes a much more ethical route by using the ivory from a long dead animal. Marco Lang from the brand affirms that in his opinion using modern elephant ivory is a bad thing.

Bezel: Sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel with Super‑LumiNova® luminous coating

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Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic Hublot movement. The skeletonzied dial shows elements of the movement in action and the piece has a unique rotor for the King Power watches. Limited to 200 pieces each, the watch will come in a rather neat looking basketball style box and each piece will come with a Miami Heat team jersey signed by Udonis Haslem. Price is ,400.

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HourTime Show Watch Podcast Episode 100

This was one of the more interesting products I saw at SIHH 2012 and I don't even know if Girard-Perregaux is going to market it that much. The piece is sort of half-new, half-existing, but you can of course call it a new model. A few years ago Girard-Perregaux was one of the brands making Ferrari-branded timepieces. At the time they had a gold watch called the Scuderia Ferrari Foudroyante Rattrapante. The Ferrari name departs and the watch gets a totally new dial for 2012. I don't know how many of these watches will be around, but I really want one.

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Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches
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Sarpaneva has become known as the moon phase watch brand. I don't always know if Sarpaneva wished for this, but the grimacing face on his moon phase indicators has become very synonymous with the brand. It therefore makes sense that in any collaboration he does, the eye-catching face be a large part of the design. Before starting his own brand, Sarpaneva worked with such greats as Christophe Claret, Piaget, and Vianney Halter (among others). He is really almost a lone operation, making his watches by hand in Helsinki.

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At launch there will be many Ball BMW watches available, with one being a limited edition. Pictured in this article are just a few. Most of the watches use base Swiss ETA mechanical automatic movements with a range of basic features in addition to the time. You can see models here with a power reserve indicator for example. There will also be a GMT model and others in addition to a basic three-hand model. The limited edition version (of 1000 pieces) will feature Ball's special "TMT" mechanical thermometer module that it has used on some other watches in the past.

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