Seiko's first ever tourbillon is inspired by Japan

Seiko has launched its first ever tourbillon watch. The new Credor timepiece is profoundly inspired by the Japanese culture.

It is stunningly beautiful. The Fugaku Tourbillon features a 43mm diameter platinum case adorned with 43 blue sapphires, and the hour marks are presented in 18-karat yellow gold.

Katsushika Hokusai, the famous Japanese artist from the Edo Period, inspired the new wrist watch by Seiko. Hokusai's iconic print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" gets a tridimensional perspective thanks to the work of Kiyoshi Terui.

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Bulgari reveals the world's thinnest minute repeater

The new Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater is only 6.85mm thick, thanks to the exclusive BVL Calibre 362 that measures just 3.12mm. The record-breaking ultra-thin timepiece was revealed at Baselworld 2016.

Bulgari set a new standard in the industry by delivering excellent sound in the smallest amount of space so far. The Octo Minute Repeater broke the previous record, held by Piaget's Emperador Coussin Ultra-thin Minute Repeater since 2013.

The minute repeater is one of the most complex horological complications. The feat of housing it in such a small space, without losing the feel and look of a traditional timepiece, was achieved in Bulgari's Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie, in Le Sentier, Switzerland.

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A pocket watch series featuring the Chinese zodiac

Maîtres du Temps has launched a series of pocket watches representing the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. Meet the brand's "Fine Arts" chapter.

Go east. The watch company founded by Steven Holtzman traveled to the Far East to find inspiration for their latest horological creation. As a result, the Chinese cultural traditions and decorative arts gave birth to a unique set of pocket watches.

Holtzman believes "culture is like a bridge, one that connects the disparate elements of a civilization," and so he blended the Asian art with the European mechanics.

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Raymond Weil pays tribute to The Beatles

Raymond Weil announced the launch of "The Beatles," a limited edition of 3,000 Maestro watches.

For many, it is the greatest band of all time. The iconic Fab Four change the course of popular music forever with songs such as "Love Me Do", "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

Raymond Weil pays tribute to the group founded in Liverpool in 1960. "The Beatles" watch features a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 39.5mm polished steel case, with the band's 13 albums clearly marked around the bespoke dial.

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The Horological Smartwatch gets a world timer

Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant launched an updated version of its Horological Smartwatch powered by MotionX.

The new model features a world timer function to meet the needs of long-distance travelers. Users will have the opportunity to check their home time, whilst keeping track of current time wherever they are.

"Every time the watch synchronizes with the user's smartphone the date and time are adjusted, giving complete control over time zone changes," the brand explains.

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