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Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante – tourbillon, split-seconds and flyback chronograph

My stand out watch for 2016

Angus Davies comes out of the closet and reveals that his favourite complication is the chronograph. In this instance, he examines the recently launched Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante, explaining why this particular timepiece indulges many of his horological passions with its avant-garde design, tourbillon and double column-wheel movement. But, most of all, this ingenious watch is equipped with a rattrapante (double-split) and flyback, evoking much excitement on the part of the self-confessed chronograph fanatic.

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Carl F Bucherer

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral Ref. 00.10917.03.33.01

Peripheral Vision

Carl F. Bucherer, the Lucerne-based watch company, has been very busy. This year, the company has unveiled a new range of in-house movements, the CFB A2000 family of calibres. Angus Davies enjoys a period of ‘hands-on’ association with the first model to feature this movement, the Manero Peripheral, an automatic watch featuring a peripheral oscillating mass.

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MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual

Eternal Time

Esteemed American watch journalist, Meehna Goldsmith, provides her thoughts on the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual. This high-end perpetual calendar features a very ingenious movement design, allowing wearers to adjust the calendar settings without fear of harming the intricate and costly components within.

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Breitling for Bentley

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime world time chronograph

Beyond the veneer

Breitling and Bentley formed a strategic partnership in 2003. When Angus Davies was recently invited to drive a Bentley for a few days, he chose to wear a Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime as a suitable travel companion. This world time chronograph is imbued with a high quotient of Bentley design language and represents the culmination of the two prestigious companies working together.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Master Chronograph in 18-carat pink gold


Angus Davies discovers a wonderful chronograph from Jaeger-LeCoultre in the brand’s prestigious Old Bond Street Boutique. The Master Control Master Chronograph, presented in 18-carat pink gold, delivers an array of attributes and is offered for sale at a most agreeable price. Moreover, with its pulsometer scale this could well prove to be the ideal watch for a forty-something gentleman, seeking to escape the clutches of age-related ill health.

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Hautlence Playground Labyrinth – a wrist-worn maze

What does luxury mean?

Hautlence has conceived a wonderful antidote to the frenzied pace of modern living with its Playground Labyrinth models. The watch company from La Chaux-de-Fonds has released a timepiece which instead of imparting the time, invites the wearer to momentarily set time aside, escaping to a playful world normally the preserve of children.

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Breguet Classique 7147 Ref. 7147BR/12/9WU

Look beyond the beguiling eyes

Abraham-Louis Breguet was a highly ingenious watchmaker whose inventions continue to be relevant nearly 200 years since his passing. The Breguet Classique 7147, a new timepiece for 2016, harnesses traditional artisanal craftsmanship with state of the art know-how, all presented within one slender, prepossessing form.

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