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Here are a few more selection from our feature about global-inspired timepieces.

Baume & Mercier South Africa

The South African seaside resort of Clifton inspired the name for this collection, while dress watches from the 1950s inspire its look. First introduced in 2013, the Clifton has been a mainstay of the brand and this year includes an Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve. This 43mm polished and satin-finished stainless steel watch is powered by a self-winding movement.

Audemars Piguet Switzerland

In 1993, Audemars Piguet introduced a new category of sports watch: the Royal Oak Offshore. A natural evolution of the Royal Oak collection, the supersized Offshore was large, bold and rugged. This year’s collection includes the Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph powered by the self-winding manufacture movement, Caliber 2897. This is a limited edition of 50 pieces—for use on land or offshore.

Blancpain Switzerland

The Villeret collection, named for the famed watchmaking town in Switzerland, expresses the timeless values of traditional watchmaking with its understated design. This year, for the first time, Blancpain is offering the complication of a grand date. Both elegant and practical, the Villeret Grand Date employs two side-by-side windows for a display affording optimal readability.

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