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10 New Must-Have Watches

by Time&Style Staff

Plus what to wear them with. An ’12 Baselworld watch fair preview.

For more of this year’s timepieces and show information, check out the Baselworld website.

Saint Honore Haussman Forty 7-24

by Time&Style Staff

Saint Honore makes good time with a new super-chronograph watch attributed to those who make the best time. The Haussman Forty 7-24 is designed as an homage to race cars and the sleek prestige carried with driving faster, better than anyone else. A silver tinted dial, honeycomb caseback and tachymetric scale graduated up to 407 km/h, inspired by the legendary speed on the track. The face is based heavily on the dashboard aesthetic and, in case you were wondering, the large orange 15 a nod to the starting time of 24 hour races (3 pm/15:00.)

$TBA : Buy

Gucci GRAMMY Timepiece Collection

by Time&Style Staff

After a three-year partnership made exclusively with The Recording Academy in 2010, Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry has successfully launched the Gucci GRAMMY timepiece collection. Inspired by the GRAMMY Awards, these timepieces will benefit the GRAMMY Museum.

Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry is the first partner to help support the GRAMMY Museum assess a Muzak archive that was recently discovered in a warehouse in South Carolina. The archives are said to have included more than 20,000 never-released master recordings of American music dating back to 1934, from jazz to spiritual. This effort will determine the best way to house, digitize and ultimately release the recordings. Gucci’s music and film preservation interests are admirable endeavours that display the brand’s commitment to celebrating the legacy of various forms of art.

Props, Gucci.

$TBD : Buy

Tissot – Sailing Touch

by Time&Style Staff

The Sailing Touch is like having the weather network on your wrist. Its integrated histogram measuring the past six hours makes checking the weather conditions and surrounding air pressure smooth sailing. Other impressive features of the Sailing Touch include the ability to measure speed over a given distance, a compass, two alarms, two time zones, a perpetual calendar and back-lighting. Its untouchable.

$TBD : Buy

Tissot – T-Sport

by Time&Style Staff

Tissot’s T-Sport is reminiscent of the Swiss watchmaker’s classic design as well as pristine quality and functionality. The watch features a blue/arabic dial, sapphire crystal glass and stainless steel case and bracelet. Sleek and versatile, the T-Sport is well-suited for any occasion.

$TBD : Buy

Watches from Sharp’s Book for Men Launch Party

by Time&Style Staff

Sharp magazine’s Book for Men launch party featured a dedicated space displaying some exquisite timepieces. Party-goers were free to try watches from the likes of Zenith, Bvlgari, Ulysses Nardin and Concord.

Head to SharpForMen.com to preview the Book and order a copy.

Images courtesy of Paul Koziorowski

The Essential Watch Wardrobe

by Carol Besler

Photography by: Robert Watson

You already know about Charvet shirts, you’ve gone to the trouble of finding the right shoes to go with a tux, and you know better than to wear a ski jacket with a suit or to tuck a man bag under your arm. But unless you have three different watches—or more specifically, at least one watch from each of three different categories—you cannot be said to have yet mastered the art of the wardrobe. Allow us to make a few suggestions to set you on the path to full sartorial enlightenment, or at least get you to dinner on time.

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Game Time: What Bryan Colangelo Looks For in a Watch

by Carol Besler

Photography by: Paul Koziorowski

As General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Bryan Colangelo has made a name for himself both for his leadership and his distinctive personal style. While he’s known for his love of bespoke suits and Italian shoes, Colangelo also appreciates the merits of a fine watch. Time&Style chatted with him about some of his favourites, and what he looks for in a timepiece.

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Quantum Deconstruction: What makes a $480,000 dollar watch tick?

by Carol Besler

Photography by: Mario Miotti

The Concord C1 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon has more going for it than its long name, enormous case and astronomical price. It has something under the hood, and so it should for $480,000.

One, it’s a tourbillon, the most prestigious and difficult of all watch complications to produce. A tourbillon is always hand assembled, by master horologists only, and stands as a tribute to a brand’s watchmaking prowess. In a tourbillon, the escapement, consisting of balance wheel, hair spring and pallet forks, function inside a carriage (or cage) that rotates once every 60 seconds. The seconds hand in many tourbillons—and this one is no exception—is often therefore attached to the tourbillon cage.

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BaselWorld 2010

by Time&Style Staff

Got the time? BaselWorld does. In fact, the BaselWorld Watch and Jewellery Show will be bringing together 2,100 exhibitors showcasing the finest, fanciest and most impressive timepieces ever created. Time is ticking down to this year’s show, which takes place from March 18-25 in Basel, Switzerland. There, the top watches, jewellery and precious gems the world has to offer will be on display. Sharp got a sneak peek at some of the watches being exhibited and one look at them tells you why this show attracts nearly 100,000 visitors annually.

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