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microcosm A two-hand second time zone dial paired with a rotating cities disc puts the world on your wrist.
movement Mechanical self-winding Caliber RL 939 is produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre for Ralph Lauren.
The world time function delivers a subtle but compelling invitation to travel, wrapped in brushed stainless steel.
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Speed tracking with Marc Hauser; the Formex Speed Tracking watch
NEED FOR SPEED
In the fast-paced new world of speed tracking, an accelerated variation on skydiving, ruggedness counts, so Formex watch SA has created a rugged new watch collection in collaboration with speed tracking record holder Marc hauser. The skydiver says, “Speed tracking is a discipline that invariably involves precision, speed and innovation. watches embody the same attributes. what I share with Formex watch SA is the enthusiasm for bold accomplishments and the determination to always give my best. It was an interesting experience to contribute to the development of this watch and to discover the technology integrated into a Formex timepiece.” The Swiss-made Speed Tracking watches are 46.5 mm in diameter and feature a patented suspension system for shock absorption. Formex CEO hans-Peter Grädel comments, “It was a great pleasure and a formidable challenge to create
a watch that lives up to the requirements of the new speed tracking discipline. never before has our brand been so clearly associated with speed.” speed-tracking.com, formexwatch.com
Luxury watch storage and watch winder manufacturer Buben & Zörweg and its Asian sales partner Sparkle Roll report a successful outing at Beijing’s Luxpo
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show, where more than 50 luxury brands display their products directly to high-end consumers over four days. Buben & Zörweg displayed its limited edition Solitaire Orbit Tourbillon safe with 46 Time Mover watch winders and orbital tourbillon clock ($210,000) and its limited edition Ellipse Grand Revers Tourbillon Rhodium clock ($70,000). Commenting on the event, brand co-founder Christian Zörweg says, “The opportunity to present our masterpieces in such luxurious surroundings is a very special highlight for us. we are very proud of the close cooperation with our partner Sparkle Roll and are already looking forward to further events in the Asian region.” 310.205.5555, buben-zorweg.com
WEST MEETS EAST:
Buben & Zörweg at Luxpo Beijing
security Robust stainless steel hinges, 16-mm bulletproof glass doors and an integrated alarm system earn Safety Class VdS I German security certification.
capacity Forty-six Time Mover modules (including eight inside the safe) keep automatic watches wound and ready to wear. Two drawers provide storage for additional watches and jewelry. An orbital tourbillon clock with 15-day movement tops off the piece.
indulgence A sound system with Bluetooth capability, LED lighting, a bar module and an electronically regulated humidor with built-in thermometer and hygrometer make it convenient to relax and indulge in a cognac or a good cigar while admiring the watches within.
Every detail of the Solitaire Orbit Tourbillon by Buben & Zรถrweg speaks of fine German craftsmanship, customized for the connoisseur. The combination storage cabinet, watch winding station and safe protects a collection and facilitates enjoyment of the good things in life. $210,000, 310.205.5555, buben-zorweg.com
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