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Weekly watch news round-up

by Jonathan Fairfield
19 April, 2013
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Jonathan lives and works in Thailand as a writer and English Teacher. He is fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to watches, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and writes for a blog on the subject.

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Here are this week’s biggest news stories from the whole wide world of watches, handily rounded up into one bite sized article, because we’re good like that….lasoo at the ready, we’re roping ’em in.

Great Scott! Rolex Ambassador Adam Scott Wins Masters

Australian Adam Scott produced what was the performance of his life to win the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday evening. Scott, the first Australian to win the worlds most famous green jacket, sank the winning putt on the 18th hole at Augusta following a nail biting and exhilarating sudden death play-off with Angel Cabrera. The Adelaide born player, who is also an ambassador for Rolex, was picture following his triumph with what looked to be an Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea.

With Scott now the golfer of the moment, Rolex will certainly be eager to make sure he is never without one of their timepieces now that his profile has skyrocketed.

Interestingly, this years Masters Golf Tournament also saw world number 2 Rory Mcllroy move from his long time association with Audemars Piguet to become a brand ambassador for Omega. Audemars Piguet responded by signing up Louis Oosthuizen, Bud Cauley and Keegan Bradley to the AP Golf Ambassador Team.

NOMOS Glashutte unveils the Orion 38 Grau

NOMOS Glashutte, arguably one of Germany’s finest watch makers have released a sleek new wristwatch which is due to be showcased at Baselworld 2013. Measuring 38mm in diameter, the Orion 38 Grau is an updated version of the brands popular Orion model, which measures in at either 33mm or 35mm.

The grey dial of the Orion 38 is attractive, clutter free and perfectly complemented by rhodium plated hour markers. The watch also includes the brands in house Alpha movement which is decorated with 17 jewels.

Priced at less than $2500, look out for a more in depth review of the Orion 38 Grau in the next couple of weeks.

Chopard Imperiale Chrono All Black

Chopard has announced a new addition to its popular Imperiale collection. The Chopard Imperiale Chono All Black is driven by a self winding mechanical movement, which beats at a steady 28,800vph and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement is housed in a 40mm steel case that has been given a Diamond Like Coating (DLC) and also features a glare proof sapphire crystal on the front and back.

The shimmering metallic hour markers and hands work well against the black dial, which displays centrally positioned hours, minutes and seconds, with a small seconds dial at 3 o’clock and date window found the position of 4.30. As for the chronograph, there is a 12 hour counter at 6 o’clock and a 30 minute counter 9 o’clock.

Pierre Deroche – Grand Cliff Pure

Swiss luxury watch maker Pierre Deroche has added the Pure timepiece to its already impressive Grand Cliff collection. The new and understated timepiece is available with either a black or white dial, with a choice of baton hour markers or Arabic and Roman numerals.

The Pure displays hours, minutes, small seconds, date and a power reserve in what is a typically classical and timeless design – it’s quite a stunner.

Look out over the coming weeks as we hope to cover the Pierre Deroche Grand Cliff Pure watch in more detail.

Christophe Claret Gives a Sneak Peak at New Kantharos Watch

This is the first look at the new Kantharos watch from Christophe Claret. The watch features a mono pusher chronograph, which is complete with a constant force mechanism.

Christophe Claret will exhibit the watch at Baselworld from April 24th to May 2nd. The Kantharos is set to be one of the events major talking points following the release of this teaser video earlier this week, which succeeded in getting the team at Click Tempus towers a little excited.

We’ll no doubt feature the Christophe Claret Kantharos as part of our extensive coverage of Baselworld 2013, so make sure you check Click Tempus for further updates.

Hublot Unveils Big Bang Caviar Red Gold Watch

Another watch we can look forward to seeing at Baselworld 2013 is the Hublot Big Bang Caviar Red Gold. This ladies watch comes in two versions: a red/gold (pictured above) and steel. Where Hublot has previously used more than its fair share of diamonds, this latest offering to its ladies collection doesn’t feature any gemstones but does include a case that has been specially cut and polished so that it gives the illusion of being lined with large diamonds.

If bling is more your thing then the other version features 36 diamonds on its bezel.

The watch is driven by the HUB calibre 112 self winding mechanical movement, which consists of 62 separate parts and is decorated with 21 jewels.

A Lange & Sohne Opens First Boutique in Singapore

Asian watch lovers and enthusiasts are in for a treat following the announcement that A Lange & Shone has opened a new global boutique store in Singapore. Located at the heart of Singapore’s luxury shopping district, ION Orchard, the new boutique brings the very best of the Glashutte based watch maker to South East Asia.

Built over 800 square feet, the new boutique showcases some of the brands finest timepieces including the Grand Lange 1 Lumen and the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. The boutique also boasts an exclusive VIP lounge area.

 

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Jonathan lives and works in Thailand as a writer and English Teacher. He is fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to watches, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and writes for a blog on the subject.

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