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Sport chic is the new style this year with these latest creations in watchmaking
by 30 April 2010

IWC – Portuguese Automatic
“Heroes of the sea, noble race...”, runs the first line of the Portuguese national anthem. It is an expression of the collective memory, in which the great seafarers of Portugal are still very much alive to the present time. The spirit of navigation was the theme at IWC this year with the celebration of its Portuguese collection, which enters its eighth decade. The “Portuguese Automatic” – with the large, IWC-manufactured 51011-calibre movement and seven-day power reserve – has also undergone a facelift. This watch with a 42.3-millimetre case is now offered in red gold instead of rose gold and has solid red gold appliqués. The steel variant now features a silver-plated dial and rose gold-plated hands and appliqués. With the Portuguese collection, IWC pays ultimate homage to gallant navigators over 500 years ago. Now, you can brave the waves with the collection’s many new references.

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Bell & Ross – BR01 Radar
Incredible but true, the new BR01 Radar model has been launched in March 2010 by Bell&Ross. Inspired by a navigational tool found in aircraft cockpits, the famous label has borrowed the radar display and adapted it to this revolutionary timepiece. Don’t be fooled by its simple exterior: this piece was developed by a team of highly-specialized watch-making engineers. Its innovative and graphic appearance means that this watch can be worn for any occasion, whether during the day whilst playing sport or in the evening with a suit...An unconventional model for a new perception of time.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open
Developed alongside international polo player Adolfo Cambiaso this is a watch of the highest quality. First of all it is the only watch in the entire Reverso line to be fitted with an automatic chronograph. It boasts an innovative vulcanised rubber casing in deep black and is powered by the well-known Calibre 754 automatic movement, which has an impressive power-reserve of 65 hours, whilst its variable inertia balance enhances its shock resistance. The team at Jaeger LeCoultre have really gone to town with this model, evidently with professional sportsmen in mind...

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Officine Panerai – Luminor 1950 Submersible 47mm Watch
The Luminor 1950 Submersible 47mm is protected by a shock-proof stainless-steel titanium case whilst its rubber strap has been designed especially for Panerai. Not only is the model water-resistant up to 300 metres, it can also memorize the maximum depth reached during a dive and boasts a graduated scale for calculating immersion time. It is even recognized as a professional instrument! Its sporty and elegant appearance will attract much attention. And so it should- this watch is capable of resisting anything and is ideal for extreme sports.

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Audemars Piguet - Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Since it was founded in 1875, the Audemars Piguet Manufacture has upheld the art of Haute Horlogerie around the same values: tradition, excellence and innovation. Exceptional pieces, some of which take up to eight months to manufacture, are made in the workshops. The assembly and adjustment are done entirely by hand thus keeping to the traditional methods. The satin-finished sides, the cogs, the pearled casing and the Côtes de Genève decor are just a few examples of this excellence. Because, according to Audemars Piguet, shouldn’t a watch be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside? Certainly, the creative emotion invested into the beauty of these exceptional pieces is matched only by the technology used to manufacture them. The inventiveness and creative audacity are closely linked to the passion of beauty. The unprecedented number of “world firsts” demonstrates the absolute mastery of the avant-garde techniques. This year, to celebrate its status as the Official Timepiece of the Tour Auto Optic 2000, the house is launching a new limited edition collection made up of 60 pieces entitled the Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph. This watch is the embodiment of power and protection. A symbol of strength and independence of Audemars Piguet.

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Vacheron Constantin – Overseas
It would be impossible to deny the quality and precision of the Overseas model. Exceptional details, a sublime steel casing onto which the emblem of the Overseas – the British sailing boat – has been engraved, giving it a little something extra! Three words to define it: sports, technology and sophisticated. In short, perfect for the contemporary man. It is an object of true desire which never ceases to be renovated and we will never get tired of these so chic last models...

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