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Roger Dubuis enters the ring with Canelo

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Roger Dubuis has chosen to support rising Mexican boxing star Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (aka Saul Canelo Alvarez or simply ‘Canelo’). Multiple world champion in two weight classes, Canelo is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound.

Strength, determination and perseverance

At his highly anticipated September 15th rematch against current WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, as well as at the pre-fight press conference, this powerful new brand ambassador will embody the identity codes of the Maison. This will include sporting the Roger Dubuis logo on his shorts during this pivotal prizefight.

“Championship belt” watch

To mark the first round of this hard-hitting alliance, Roger Dubuis is unveiling a reinterpretation of its signature Excalibur Automatic Skeleton. Known for its combination of technical excellence and stylistic extravagance, the Excalibur collection has captured the spirit of Roger Dubuis to the point of becoming its ultimate icon. This model is all about black and gold, emulating Canelo’s colours of choice on this momentous occasion. In addition to a strap made from the champion boxer’s own boxing gloves, the finest Roger Dubuis skills has been applied to transforming Canelo’s initials into the jumper spring, a functional part of the watch movement.

Thus equipped, this golden ‘championship’ belt is set to its mark on boxing and watchmaking history!

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Time and Place

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OMEGA celebrates three great cities and the Swiss brand’s home country with a collection of exclusive boutique watches for passionate travelers and patriotic locals.

You may be a proud resident or a deeply smitten visitor, but if one of the following locations rates highly on your list of best-loved places, then prepare to take your pick.

New York, Paris, London, Switzerland! OMEGA’s Seamaster Exclusive Boutique Limited Editions have arrived. The dials are beautiful of course, but if you’re looking for landmarks, you’ll find them laser-engraved on the caseback. Iconic locations include the Statue of Liberty, Arc de Triomphe St. Paul’s Cathedral; and on the Switzerland edition, OMEGA’s own factory in Bienne (we couldn’t resist).

Each watch is powered by OMEGA’s Master Chronometer Calibre 8800, which can be seen through the domed sapphire-crystal caseback. As the limited edition watches are sold exclusively in the regions they represent, those wishing to purchase a boutique-specific watch will have to travel to New York, Paris, London or Switzerland, which we’re sure you’ll agree, only adds to their appeal.

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Jaeger LeCoultre reveals the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon in pink gold

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One of the jewels in the crown of Jaeger‑LeCoultre’s virtuoso watchmaking constellation, the Master collection for Men is gaining several new additions this year, including a new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch in pink gold. Following in the lineage of the earliest Ultra Thin models, this piece revels in those same pure shapes that gave rise to the characteristics so beloved by connoisseurs: the roundness of its case; the strong presence of its hour-markers; the sophistication of its Dauphine hands; the finishes of its Jaeger‑LeCoultre Calibre 978G, visible on the back of the watch; and last but not least, the endless ballet of the Tourbillon and its moving titanium carriage.   

Precision and harmony

Against the eggshell-coloured dial of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon watch, its new, larger hour-markers with their gilded, honed silhouette are more eye-catching and easier to read than ever. They taper off at 6 o’clock and disappear altogether to make room for the Tourbillon to display itself, with its new gold bridge. On the back of the watch, the new mainplate of its automatic movement can be seen, decorated with a sunray finish. The extremely sophisticated crafting of this watch – both in its details and finishes – brings a whole new dimension, no matter which angle you take to admire its front or its reverse.

The finesse of precision

10.77 millimetres – that’s how fine the new case is on the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, yet it can accommodate the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Calibre 978G. Taking beautiful finishing to even greater heights, this self-winding mechanical movement benefits from a 45-hour power reserve. Its Tourbillon draws the eye through a wide aperture at 6 o’clock, captivating the gaze with the play of full and empty spaces among its gear cogs. This is the very heartbeat of the watch, made visible in a perfect rhythmic movement, which gives watchmaking precision an aerial lightness that never fails to fascinate.

Utterly sober

The pink gold version of the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon offers perfect equilibrium, a balance that can be enjoyed both rationally and emotionally. Irreproachable rigour – expressed in the supreme linearity of its hands and hour-markers – is a foil for the complex, intricate tangle of components that make up the Tourbillon. Its utterly sober pink gold case and eggshell dial are balanced by the generosity of a brown alligator leather strap. Proof that technical stringency can go hand in hand with creative audacity. Master watchmakers, artists and craftsmen at the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux have abided by this golden rule since the Grande Maison’s beginnings.   

Celebration of precision, in a model of exceptional finesse… These few words sum up the entire philosophy behind the Master Ultra Thin collection, inspired by the first ultra-slim watch designed by Jaeger‑LeCoultre in 1907.

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A Speedmaster in gold for Apollo 11

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The new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition pays tribute to history.

50 years ago, mankind took its very first steps onto the surface of the moon. The OMEGA Speedmaster was there, strapped to the wrists of the astronauts, and this year, we’re paying tribute to the mission’s lasting legacy, with the new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model of 1,014 pieces.

Four months after Apollo 11 reached the moon in 1969, OMEGA held a special “Astronaut Appreciation Dinner” in Houston, Texas, where the gold Speedmaster BA145.022 was presented to NASA’s astronauts. Only 1,014 of these models were produced between 1969 and 1973, and they remain hugely sought-after by collectors.

The New Model

Following the design of the famous BA145.022, OMEGA has produced today’s new Limited Edition model in a unique new alloy known as 18K Moonshine™ gold. There is also a bezel in burgundy ceramic and a vertically-brushed gold dial with hour markers in facetted onyx. On the inside, the watch is driven by the manual-winding OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 – complete with burgundy markings and several 18K Moonshine™ gold parts.

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