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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition

Imagine For a Moment…

Chopard, the Swiss watch and jewellery company, is synonymous with motor racing, partnering both the Mille Miglia and, in this instance, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. This year the prestigious maison from Geneva has unveiled the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition, offered in two different case options. Recently, Angus Davies succumbed to the charms of the shotblasted titanium and steel model and, for a few brief moments, was transposed to the glamorous streets of Monaco.

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Urban Jurgensen

Urban Jürgensen Reference 1140L White Gold

Cobalt jacquard silk

Urban Jürgensen has adorned the dial of its Reference 1140L White Gold with various hand guillloché patterns and, in so doing, imbued the face of the watch with a gorgeous tapestry of textures. Angus Davies discusses the specification of this timepiece in detail and reveals a level of exacting horological rectitude which leaves him breathlessly in love.

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Arnold & Son

Arnold & Son Eight-Day Royal Navy Reference: 1EDAS.B01A.D134A

‘Eight Days A Week’

Arnold & Son, the impressive practitioner of haute horlogerie based near La Chaux-de-Fonds, is synonymous with crafting highly technical timepieces, including an array of mouthwatering tourbillons. Recently, the Swiss watch brand unveiled the seemingly simple Eight-Day Royal Navy, a watch equipped with twin barrels which deliver an impressive power reserve of 192 hours. However, as Angus Davies reveals, this timepiece incorporates a plethora of technical virtues, making it a very special watch indeed.

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Anonimo Militaire Chrono Ref. AM-1120.01.003.A03

Triangulating time with ‘Combat-Chic’ style

Anonimo triangulate the dials of its über-masculine timepieces, helping the wearer interpret the time displayed. The Militaire Chrono blends the brand’s distinctive ‘combat-chic’ styling with a chronograph function and, in so doing, delivers a handsome watch, perfectly suited for daily wear.

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Louis Erard

Louis Erard 1931 Ref. 47 217 OR 51

The Golden Days of Summer

Louis Erard, the Swiss watch company, is synonymous with tastefully styled, affordable timepieces. Recently, Angus Davies had the opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ with an exquisite watch from the brand, the 1931 Ref. 47 217 OR 51, presented in a 40mm, 18-carat rose gold case.

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Seiko Presage Automatic Watch 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Chronograph SRQ021J1

Paint it Black

Seiko unveiled the highly impressive Presage collection at Baselworld 2016, blending value and virtue to magnificent affect. The limited edition chronograph is available in two versions, both harnessing sublime craftsmanship. Carl Eady attended the launch of this new collection and has chosen to review the impressive SRQ021J1, sporting a sumptuous black lacquered dial.

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