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introducing: Burlington, the watch that will knock your socks off

If you are European like me, the name “Burlington” unmistakably brings to mind the iconic and colorful “diamond harlequin” cotton blend socks adorned by the upper class of the continent. To be fair, the name Burlington may refer to many a thing besides a company of the Kayser-Roth Corporation. In case of the Burlington Watch Company, there are […]

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introducing: Temporanea Manifattura Fiorillo

Unveiled by TLex of and mentionned by Grégory Pons of, Italian entrepreneur Federico Fiorillo launched his watch company. Temporanea Manifattura Fiorillo was first born in Spring 2009, as a project to supply a small number of watches to friends. Mr. Fiorillo was quickly overwhelmend by orders, and so he decided to plan production […]

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Beitling launches the first Navitimer series with inhouse calibre 01

Breitling unveiled the second collection featuring their in-house calibre 01: the legendary Navitimer. Founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling in St. Imier (52 years after Longines), the Breitling factory was relocated to La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1892. Breitling claims two inventions that determine the configuration of the mechanical chronograph as we know it today: the independent pusher (1923), […]

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introducing: Huguenin

Hat tip to Jason Heaton of There is an extensive lineage of the Huguenin name in the history of Swiss watchmaking, which probably explains why the trade mark registration appears twice in Switzerland: once held by Faude & Huguenin AG and once by Vincent Huguenin. In the US, the mark had previously been registered by […]

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Introducing: Bathys Hawaii

Since the launch of this blog, we have omitted to present Bathys Hawaii because they originally only featured battery-powered quartz watches. In the meantime, the Hawaii-based brand has released the the Benthic Automatic and the 100 Fathoms Automatic, two collections motorized with the ubiquitous ETA 2824-2. The recognizable Bathis Hawaii dial, with even numerals, emulates vintages military watches […]

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