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Returning to a place that is exciting, bold, and indeed still very new for one is always a real eye-opener – in September 2014, I had my first opportunity to visit the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and as such, for the first time as well, to discover its peerless host city. Exactly one year later, I was eager to return and to see for myself, now with a more trained and critical eye, what had changed over the last 12 months.

Welcome to the 2015 “Horology Halftime Show,” presented by hindsight. The official arrival of summer means that Baby New Year clichés are as dead as your old Synchronar 2100, and in our era of instant analysis, it’s high-time for a look back at a few of high horology’s best moments so far. Sit back, read on, and celebrate the finest plays of 2015’s first two quarters.

For the 75th Anniversary of Batman, Swiss Romain Jerome has partnered with DC Comics to produce the Batman-DNA collection of limited edition watches. There is one version of the watch and it is limited to just 75 pieces with a Batman logo on the dial and case shaped with angles on the bezel to remind of the Batmobile. It might appear as though there are two versions, but it is just a "light and darkness shot" of the watch with and without the luminant glowing. This is the first watch relationship between Romain Jerome and DC Comics, but the concept is by no means a surprise, given Romain Jerome's history of making limited edition watches in honor of pop culture icons.

While the watch world is still trying to make sense of the Apple Watch, we finally get the chance to go one-on-one with Apple's latest gadget. Find out what we think about the Apple Watch here. Apart from our comprehensive writeup of the Apple Watch, we also pay homage to A. Lange & Söhne as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic Lange One and also the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. Next we turn our attention to watch movement advertising and also discuss the technicalities and nuances surrounding in-house watch movements. And as for new watches, we get upclose and personal with the new Nomos Ahoi Atlantik and a very exclusive and stunning version of Hublot’s Big Bang Ferrari watch. To close, we take a look at the Hong Kong watch industry and how companies are returning to Hong Kong in a bid to revitalize it as a manufacturing hub and also analyze how the protests that are ongoing in the city will affect the watch industry on a whole.

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