The New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph QEII Cup watch titanium - Perpetuelle

Here’s a quick look at limited edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, cased in titanium.  This watch commemorates APs 17th year of sponsorship of the QEII Cup, a thoroughbred horse race held in Hong Kong.   As you can see, this one-off is fashioned after the current ref 26320Royal Oak Chronograph models with 41mm case diameter and the column-wheel chronograph movement cal 2385.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph QEII Cup titanium - Perpetuelle

And of course it is distinguished by its specially engraved caseback.

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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 200th Anniversary F.A. Lange

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Simplistic and easy to read, A. Lange & Söhne’s latest offering, the 1815 200th Anniversary F.A. Lange, packages the brand’s dress watch roots into a classic-looking timepiece. The watch, known normally as the 1815, features a deep-black dial, 40mm platinum case, and showcases Saxon watchmaking’s traditional three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver. To sweeten the deal, this iteration of the 1815 is also limited to a scant 200 watches, which is sure to please eager collectors and be snapped up quickly upon release.

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The Breguet 7077, with Independent Blade Spring Powered Chronograph and More (Video)

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Breguet’s “La Tradition” (Tradition) collection celebrates its tenth anniversary this year — I’ve already shared two of the three new additions to the line unveiled this year at Baselworld, including the Tradition 7097 Retrograde Seconds and the Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon.  Today we look at my favorite, the Tradition 7077 Chronographe Indépendant 7077.   Within its 44-mm white gold case, the 7077 essentially has two entirely independent movements (gear trains, escapements and springs (but not just any spring!)) for its two primary functions – regular timekeeping and chronograph timing.   But the best of this watch is in the details.  I’ll break it all down, starting with a short video which helps set the stage for what’s going on in this watch.

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Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 5227G-010

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Although alternative precious metal and dial combinations exist for the 5227, Patek Philippe took it upon itself to add yet another by introducing the Calatrava 5227G-010 with a stark, black face and a white gold case. Like other variations, the design is easy on the eyes and telling time is a breeze, as it should be for any dress watch. A date aperture located at the three o’clock position is nothing out of the ordinary, either—and why should it be, given that the 5227 is a traditional timepiece meant to fly under the radar and quietly radiate superb quality?

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