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Baselworld 2013. Antoine Martin Slow Runner.

Baselworld 2013. Antoine Martin Slow Runner.

Switzerland is well known for its innovation and when it comes to Watch Industry, we can find very innovative Brands. At Baselworld we met Antoine Martin, a true luxury Watch manufacturer based in Alpnach. We discovered an amazing innovation called the SLOW RUNNER Collection. And this was one of the great surprises of the tradeshow. This is a world premiere. For the first time, a low frequency wrist watch is presented at Baselworld. 7’200 beats per hour, which means a 1hz movement. One of the outstanding details is a 24mm balance in diameter that takes the center of this outstanding design. Here are the technical features of the Slow Runner AM36.001: Diameter 36mm Movement heigh 8.6 mm 7 200 bph Adjusted in 5 positions 199 components with 23 jewels Silicium escapement (pallets, escape wheel, elliptical impulse pin) Silicium balance spring 96 hour power reserve with display All components are polished…

Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

Girard Perregaux, 1945 XXL Vintage Chrono.

Style and good taste never go out of fashion. Check this amazing Timepiece by Girard Perregaux called th Vintage 1945 XXL Chronograph. When Haute Horlogerie meets the Decorative arts. This timepiece is an unique tribute to Art Deco. Art Deco principle is to place geometry in the heart of design. Straight lines, geometrical symbols, they all represented a new wave in the post-modernist era. The arrival of technological progress would definetely affect Design, Architecture, Fashion and interior decoration. All artistic fields were involved. Started with the universal exhibition of 1900 in Paris, Art Deco only took over the worldin the late 30’s and 40’s. For Girard Perregaux it is a huge source of inspiration as it defines perfectly the artwork of the watch manufacturer. So, back to the GP Vintage XXL Chrono. Fashioned in pink gold or steel, the rectangular case places the Art Deco’s notion of geometry at the heart…

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux highlights of the month is the reveal of its Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold bridges. This edition will be available only in 50 units worldwide and represents the perfect blend of timeless elegance, excellence in watch-making and pure technology. All the heritage of Girard Perregaux in a master piece built on the acclaimed Tourbillon with threefold Bridges. A magnificent work of noble materials with high-end techniques. Girard Perregaux has its origins back to 1791 and is a high-class watch manufacturer situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is part of the Sowing group, a subsidiary of PPR. When Constant Girard founded his company in 1852. After a successful marriage with Marie Perregaux, he creates Girard Perregaux Manufacture in 1856. In 1906, Mr. Constant Girard-Gallet who took over the company from his father, took over the Bautte House and merge all companies into Girard Perregaux & Cie. Since that time…

Diane Krüger, naturally sexy – by GQ USA

Diane Krüger, naturally sexy – by GQ USA

Lots of women wonder how to be sexy and natural at the same time. Others succeed with no effort. It is the case of Diane Krüger, now highlighted by the American GQ magazine. In an article called “Kruger Town“, the american GQ reveals great shots of the german actress. The photos were taken by Peggy  Sirota. Ms Sirota is used to do photoshootings for GQ, but she also took pictures of lots of celebrities and created several ad campaigns for brands like Lancôme, Prada or Oscar de la Renta. Celebrities say she has the natural gift to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. We can see here that Diane Krüger is definitely “comfortable and relax”. Diane Kruger (born 15 July 1976) is a German actress and former fashion model. In North America, she is known for her role as Helen inTroy, Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of…