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While these movements aren't revolutionary in terms of technicity or function, they are made by Chopard. The brand can finally claim to have in-house movements in their more mainstream offerings, and if all goes well, these movements will be used in the majority of the Classic Racing collection. Of course it is impossible to ignore the shadow of ETA, who has been reducing their supply of movements to non Swatch Group brands. So Chopard is not only ensuring a source of movements for their watches moving forward, but is also providing an additional source of value for their customers. Look out soon for Chopard Classic Racing SuperFast watches with new in-house Caliber 01.01-M and 03.05-M movements soon. Prices on these pieces are ,280, ,690, ,190 for the 18k rose gold cases, but will be less when the steel models arrive. Chopard.com
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It isn’t a wild concept watch or something you want to wear only when you feel like a weekend military pilot. This version of the Bell & Ross BR 126 is just a sexy daily wear that is a little bit retro, and a lot of bit sexy. Comes on a strap or new metal bracelet. Beautiful.
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The next and least expensive of all the Golgo 13 Seiko watches is the Golgo 13 Air watch (Ref. SBDL011). Seiko also sometimes calls it the Golgo 13 Sky. This is based on popular Seiko pilot watches and again is done in black and red. The case is 43mm wide and has a rotating slide-rule bezel. On the metal bracelet, this is one of the most handsome version of the standard quartz Seiko pilot watch. Inside is the solar powered Seiko quartz caliber V172 movement. It has the time, date, chronograph, and alarm. The Seiko Golgo 13 Air watch will be limited to 500 pieces and price is 63,000 Yen.
The Timewriter II Chronographe Bi-Frequence 1000 will be a limited production watch - of just 36 pieces. The case is 47mm wide in 18k white gold. It might take a bit for the boys in Villeret to get it primed for commercial production. As I mentioned, the watch will be part of Montblanc's highest-end production of watches that are made in the Villeret facility. It is pretty darn cool and for the privilege to own this little number it will cost just a tad over 5,000.
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Speaking of Brown Safe, this article is supposed to be about their Chronos units. A range of high-end safes meant for those with a lot of watches and jewelry to keep secure. Brown Safe currently works with American Orbita to outfit the Chronos with a customizable amount of watch winder modules. The Chronos also can include all manners of shelves and drawers for jewelry and other smaller items. One cool option is the watch carousel, which is a vertical stack of winders that rotates for you to find your watches as though you were browsing for greeting cards.
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