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New Year’s ultimate chronographs

January seems like the perfect time for a fresh start and what better way to mark it than with a brand new chronograph? Lay your eyes on these few daring models that are as exquisite as they are mechanically advanced to suit the needs of the modern gentleman. Telling time has never been classier…

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Renowned manufacturer Parmigiani Fleurier has an exciting offer for its loyal customers in the New Year with its first integrated chronograph. The debut of its Tonda Chronor Anniversaire will be making headlines for a while as the timepiece works on multiple levels – not just as a workhorse integrated chronograph movement for the brand. Limited to just 50 pieces, Chronor took six years to develop and is based on a modular construction, with a separate chronograph mechanism sitting on top of one of the company’s automatic base movements. Its idiosyncratic design style shines through in the austere use of interior angles. Price is available on request.

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Another impressive piece comes from IWC Schaffhausen with its new Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” that draws attention to the plight of marine animals killed every year. The limited-edition dive watch is accompanied by a copy of TASCHEN’S Sharks by Michael Muller, an extra-large coffee-table book depicting all species of sharks in hundreds of amazing photographs. The watch-and-book combo is marks IWC’s seven-year-old collaboration with the Charles Darwin Foundation. With a sleek grey dial and clean shark motifs in silver – the $12,200-chronogprah comes in a 44 mm stainless-steel case on a black rubber strap with a stainless-steel pin buckle.
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