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A very rare Thomas Tompion George Graham movement

Last week I attended a small auction in Newbury, Berks at Dreweatts, where there were reveal clocks and various antiques on auction. In particular there was a Thomas Tompion | George Graham pocket watch movement in lot 121. The very rare, less than 20 believed to be in existence, is a Queen Anne verge pocket watch movement, believed to be c1713. This is a special piece, as Thomas Tompion died in November 1713, so this may have been the last movement he worked on with George Graham, before passing on his business to him.

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HYT H1 Azo Project

The HYT H2 novelties were launched at BaselWorld this year with several different case materials, including DLC coated titanium, titanium with a white gold bezel, titanium with a platinum bezel and rose gold. Plus: red and blue liquids have been added to the H2 range. But 0024 WatchWorld discovered another HYT novelty that was not introduced at Basel’s watch fair: the H1 Azo Project.

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0024 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff Bay

I attended the "Act 5" of the Extreme Sailing Series, which took part in Cardiff Bay, Wales at the weekend. Possibly not as glamourous as some of the other legs (Singapore, Oman, China, St Petersburg, Turkey, France and finishing in Australia).

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Pin-up salutes the Patriots of Charm

The new Romain Jerome watches have the DNA of a famous Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in their case. The “Pink Lady” which served many missions during the Second World War, launched in 1945, has been the inspiration for many war films, including La Grande Vadrouille (1966), Memphis Belle (1990) and most recently the 2012 movie Red Tails, the Pink Lady indeed had the impact in the skies as well as men’s hearts.

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