20+11 Watch Highlights

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20+11 Watch Highlights
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Text Lex Stolk
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Stamps are for nerds and watches are for freaks, geeks and cool people of course. Here at Lost & Found we don’t like
stamps but we’re crazy about watches. Wanna know how crazy? We picked the 31 best watches of 2011. That’s right
a Top 31 because 20 plus 11 makes 31. And since we love all watches equally we’ve put them in alphabetical order.
5 - Cartier Astroregulator Ultimate solution of the gravity problem that troubles a
mechanical watch – escapement build on
micro rotor – ultra complicated
6 - Chopard L.U.C XP Tonneau
White gold case – extraordinary L.U.C
3.97 calibre in the shape of the
case – 70 hours of power reserve
thanks to 4 barrels
7 - Eberhard & Co Chrono
4 Géant Edition Limitée Titane Celebrating 10 years
of Chrono 4 – limited
edition of 1887 pieces
– titanium case is both
lightweight and strong
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1 - Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic
Chronograph Steel
44 mm case – clear
luminescent indices,
numbers and hands –
original pilot style watch
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2 - Audemars Piguet
Millenary 4101 Three dimensional haute horlogerie design
– oval shaped case – escapement
clearly visible at 9 o’clock
8 - Glycine Airman SST
Chronograph Reinterpretation of the famous
1968 chronograph –
retro styled 43 mm steel
case – named after the
supersonic Boeing that
never flew
9 - Hamilton Pan Europ Also
very, very retro is this re-edition
of a 971 model – 45 mm steel
case – ETA chronograph caliber with
automatic winding system
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10 - IWC Portofino Chronograph Completely new design for 2011 – 42 mm steel
case with a retro woven steel bracelet – La
dolce vita captured in a watch
3 - Breitling Chronospace Automatic
Rugged 46 mm steel case – star shaped
bezel – square indices – retro style steel
bracelet
4 - Bremont P-51 Hardened steel 43 mm
case – build with aluminum parts from the
WW II P-51 Mustang fighter plane – limited
edition
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16 - Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.50 mm Chronograph
A diving legend with a new and robust look – Omega manufacture chronograph caliber – mono counter to read the chronograph
17 - Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM 372 An instant collector’s item – hand wound movement with 3
days power reserve – 47 mm steel case – matte
black sandwich dial
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11 - Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Special edition
to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Reverso – very much like the original
watch – very thin and set with diamonds
12 – Longines The Column Wheel Chronograph Sporty automatic steel
chronograph – very precise chronograph mechanism – the number one
complication for men
13 - Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece D. Rétrograde Edition Limitée 46 mm
rose gold case – special retrograde hands – limted edition 0f 50 pieces –
caliber with automatic winding system
14 - Montblanc TwinFly Chronograph 43 mm Black titanium case with
scratch resistant DLC coating – limited edition of 300 pieces – unique
showing of the chronograph functions on the dial
15 - Nomos Orion Datum Weiss Very sober design – clear lines and subtle hands, indices and case details – caliber completely made in the Nomos
factory in Glashütte, Germany
18 - Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5164A
A dream watch for travellers – 40,8 mm
steel case – night and day indicator
for local and home time – every steel
Patek Philippe is very desirable
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19 - Perrelet Turbine XL The
designer was inspired by a ventilator hanging from the ceiling of a
restaurant – Strange inspiration,
nice design - case in steel, titanium
or rose gold
20 - Piaget Emperador Coussin
Tourbillon Automatic Caliber 1270P is
5.5 mm high and that’s very flat for such
a complicated caliber – thinnest automatic
tourbillon wristwatch measuring only 10.4 mm
21 - Rado r5.5 XXL British designer Jasper Morrison is responsible for this modern watch – platinum
colored case of scratch resistant ceramic
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22 - Richard Mille RM 033 Extra Flat Automatic A modern approach to
watch making – high-tech materials make for a very light caliber and case –
a modern classic of the future
23 – Roger Dubuis La Monegasque Automatic Gone are the days of
over the top watches from this exclusive brand – his watch combines vintage elements and a new look for the brand
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24 - Rolex Explorer II The ultimate adventurer’s watch made better – a
new case and bezel plus a refined caliber – the orange GMT hand is a
historical detail
25 - Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Only 700 pieces made –
very precise and reliable automatic caliber – the deep black dial shines
because of a special kind of lacquer
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26 - Technomarine Cruise Ceramica Chroma Nautical and trendy design
– mix of ceramic, silicone and diamonds – colorful dials available in red,
blue or green
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27 - Tissot Racing Touch Eleven functions are
activated by touching the dial – 43 mm steel case
– black carbon fiber dial – playful and practical
28 - Tudor Heritage Advisor A reinterpretation of a classic alarm watch from 1957
– 42 mm case made of steel and titanium
– subtle colors and a very distinct look
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29 - Vacheron Constantin
Patrimony Traditionelle
World Time A unique world
timer with 37 time zones
– even Venezuela (GMT
-4:30) and Nepal (GMT +
5:45) are present – 42,5
mm case
30 - Valbray V.01
Chrono Automatic
When you mix an analog
camera with a mechanical
watch you get this – the
face opens and closes by
turning the bezel – 47 mm
steel and titanium case
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31 - Zenith Chronomaster Open
This watch is powered by the legendary
El Primero automatic chronograph caliber
– open face dial and a new case design
Look for these watches at Amsterdam’s
finest jewelers such as:
Ace & Dik Jewellers, Amsterdam Watch
Company, Gassan Dam Square, Harry Tromp
Juwelier or Schaap & Citroen
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