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Collectively, I don't think the watch industry knows what exactly types of complications women want. Perpetual calendars? Chronographs? Minute repeaters? It is hard to say what will have the most impact in an already ultra-niche demographic. The philosophy behind the Christophe Claret Margot was clever, but not something the larger brands could ever really copy - and that is to produce a more whimsically playful complication with an emotional - versus functional - use. Hence, a timepiece that allows you to play the "game" of "he loves me, he loves me not" (Effeuiller la marguerite).

Jorg Hysek: Slyde was launched three years ago on the markets and it’s a magnificent adventure that has taught me two things.
With a handful of shareholders and highly motivated team, nothing is impossible. The technological challenge was simply incredible, and two years after the first sketch, the Slyde watch was presented to the press in Geneva.

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This isn't even the only high-end horological item inspired by Deep Space Nine from the last year. We previously brought you news of the Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon watch that was also inspired by Star Trek. I will also add the high-end watch maker De Bethune as a company that is inspired by Star Trek in their designs - and frankly, there are others. So what is up with Star Trek and other science fiction inspiring high-end watches and related items such as the Starfleet Machine clock?

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JW: When I was a kid living in NYC, I was fascinated by all the watch and electronics stores, and I used to drive them all nuts peeking in the window and wasting the time of the salespeople. When the Seiko Data 2000 came out in 1983, I had to have it.

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But Vulcain also made a superlative line of chronographs in the ‘60s and ‘70s that aren’t as well known as its flagship models. Typically powered by gorgeous Valjoux movements, these chronos combined their timekeeping precision with an aggressively ultramodern design sensibility that had real wrist presence. Indeed, these watches weren’t homages to anything; they inhabited their own futuristic, groovy horological universe of their own creation.

While the tourbillon in itself already is a mechanism that many watch enthusiasts prefer because it provides non-stop "eye candy" – as opposed to more static complications like a date –, this new take on the flying tourbillon takes that a few steps further by setting it in motion in a new and unexpected way.

Combine these elements, and you essentially have a field watch, a longstanding design with ties to the military, where gear is designed for maximum practicality, functionality, and longevity. Despite my admitted proclivity for dive watches, I've always had a fondness for the honest simplicity and practicality of a field watch. Tudor announced the Ranger, their very own field watch, at Baselworld this year, and since then, I've looked forward to giving it a proper shake down.

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The new movement follows suit in terms of general design and, much like previous in-house made movements by Panerai, does away with traditional movement layouts and decorations. Instead, it is a blend of industrial design with a few curved edges here and there for better aesthetic balance. While the P.4000 is technically very impressive and also delivers in the decorations' department, there are other in-house movements out there on the market which arguably do a better job at being a "watch lover's watch movement," thanks to their more traditional design elements. That being said, seeing Panerai choose and follow its own design DNA when it comes to its new movements is a respectable development: like the brand itself, it offers a more unusual alternative that will certainly not be for everyone – but it hits just the right tones for many, allowing the brand to enjoy the love of its cult following.

The middle links of the bracelet as well as the crown and chronograph pushers are coated in black rubber, while the screws on the bezel are PVD black steel. The black elements of the bezel otherwise are pieces of black ceramic. The core bezel design is a signature element of Eterna watches which has the five points which refer to the brands logo, which in turn refers to the five ball bearings placed in connection points of automatic rotors in their movements (which apparently, Eterna was the first to do a while back).

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While we haven't seen the new Ones To Watch program yet, it is likely that it will heavily feature Cartier messaging before and during the program. I suspect, on television, there will be other advertisers as well during commercial breaks. According to CNN, the Ones To Watch program will be on CNN International, but may also be available for viewing online and on channels like CNN USA. Cartier and CNN (I believe) have a history of working together as media outlet and advertiser.

At the recent 2015 Farmers Open PGA championship, Hublot announced 2013 US Open Champion Justin Rose as its newest ambassador. While Hublot is not new to the concept of famous sports figures as ambassadors – as this is the brand who counts Pelé, Diego Maradona, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Usain Bolt, and many more in its legion of ambassadors – this meant the first time Hublot had entered the lucrative sport of golf and got a champion to join its ambassadors' ranks.

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That statement already implies most difficulties and challenges linked to the invention of a new escapement: the new configuration will have to be extremely reliable, easy to be manufactured and assembled with extremely tight tolerances, be easily mass-produced, plus it will, of course, have to offer tangible advantages over the traditional lever escapement to be worth the hassle (and the massive investment) related to its industrialization. The co-axial escapement is ingenious because it managed to tick all these boxes – although Daniels did have to spend a significant part of his career trying to convince at least one Swiss manufacturer to take it on (which, as we know, Omega at last did).

That’s how you can tell a good designer from a bad one: it is not enough to come up with a great design; one must be capable of imposing the design in collaboration with technicians, while taking all constraints into account and adapting the design, ensuring it does not lose its fundamental identity. This is often a very long road.

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