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Ulysse Nardin Classico Amerigo Vespucci Cloissoné Dial
by Kyle Stults on September 17, 2014

Ulysse Nardin Amerigo Vespucci cloissoine dials

This latest addition to Ulysse Nardin’s Classico collection: the Amerigo Vespucci.   Ulysse Nardin is one of the very few brands I can think of that actually have what could be called a “cloissoné collection.”  In fact Ulysse Nardin’s cloissoné collection of just ships includes the Pride of Baltimore, the HMS Caesar, and the Santa Maria.  Cloissoné of course a reference to the technique used to create the enamel dial.  Ulysse Nardin thrives in enameling and is one of the few watchmaking houses with in-house capabilities (i.e. very skilled enamel artisans).

Enamel dial-making is an art that has increasingly fascinated me, and I will have much more to tell you on the topic of enameling very soon in a special report I am working on.   Until then, enjoy a look at these fine cloissone dial Classico “Amerigo Vespucci” by Ulysse Nardin.
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F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu Byblos Limited Edition
by Kyle Stults on September 16, 2014

FP Journe Chronomètre Bleu Byblos watch

The F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu “Byblos”  is a limited edition of 99 pieces to celebrate the opening of F.P. Journe’s 10th boutique, in Beirut, Lebanon.  Like the Journe name, Byblos is a city with a rich history and compelling story — the first city in to be built in ancient Phoenicia, Byblos is today believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller Cloisonné Enamel Dial U.S. Limited Edition
by Kyle Stults on September 15, 2014

Exclusive first look…

Laurent Ferrier Galet Traveller cloissone enamel dial detail

I have for you here the first look at a very — and I mean very — special Laurent Ferrier timepiece.  This unequivocally stunning watch is an exclusive edition of Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Traveller.  Made in white gold, it is distinguished by its cloisonné enamel dial in the shape of North America, designed by Mr. Ferrier himself.   The watch is exclusive to the American market, and will have limited production of only 8 pieces.  That’s right folks, just eight of these superlative timepieces will be made (for this territory), and I can tell you that a handful of them are already sold.  Once you see this one in its entirety, I suspect you’ll want one too.

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Bell & Ross BR 126 Sport Heritage Flyback Chrono
by Kyle Stults on September 14, 2014

Bell Ross BR126 Sport Heritage GMT Flyback

Here’s a new limited edition B&R that caught my eye.   Part of the brand’s heritage series, the watch has a very balanced dial layout with nice color tones and a well paired leather strap.  Most Bell & Ross fans know that the brand has always been passionate about making watches with strong ties to military history and particularly aviation.  However in a slight twist this new Vintage Sport Heritage line pays tribute to the watches worn by civil aviation pilots in the 1960s.   The dial features gold-plated metal applied numerals and indices, with a brushed steel case and a very nicely matched leather strap embossed withe the B&R logo.  Good looking watch.
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