Ritmo Mundo Named Official Timekeeper for MAXSpeed Entertainment Events

 |  February 2nd, 2016

Ritmo Mundo -the cutting edge affordable watch line that is always ahead of the trends in looks and innovation — has long been involved in sports events, from tennis (with brand ambassador Petra Kvitova (read more here)) to motor sports and more. Now, the Beverly Hills-based brand has been named Official Timekeeper of all of the 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events. This is the largest karting race promotion company in the world, outfitting series officials with cool modern gadgets and timepieces. The affiliation means that Ritmo Mundo watches will be standard issue among officials and executives,ensuring timeliness at all 2016 MAXSpeed events. “The quality and craftsmanship of Ritmo Mundo watches is undeniable. Three of the past six Indianapolis 500 race winners,…

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Early Spring: The True Story Behind Groundhog Day, and Why the Groundhog Cares about Time

 |  February 2nd, 2016

Today, February 2, is officially “Groundhog” day. This is the day when the groundhog  emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. As folklore has it, if the groundhog can’t see his shadow because of the clouds, spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the creature sees his shadow he retreats to his underground home to hibernate for another six weeks of winter. Ok, so we all know the story, including the fact that every year on Groundhog Day, thousands of people trek to what has become the largest celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where Phil — the groundhog who has  found the fountain of youth — makes his rightful appearances as the…

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Fast Focus: Introducing Piaget’s “Year of the Monkey” Altiplano Cloisonné Watch

 |  February 1st, 2016

Over the past month or so, we have been bringing you a close up look at all of the new watches that celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Today, we present the Piaget Limited Edition Year of the Monkey watch. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (which begins next week), Piaget presents the playful monkey, the ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac, in a beautiful Cloisonné Enamel dial. Cased in the brand’s Altiplano watch, the newest piece in the brand’s   “Art & Excellence” collection is bedecked in diamonds for added appeal. For the creation of this watch, Piaget turned to renowned master enameller Anita Porchet, who has brought the previous Chinese zodiac, signs to life for Piaget (dragon, serpent, horse, goat).…

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Three Terrific Women’s Mechanical Watches as Seen at SIHH 2016: Piaget, Cartier, Roger Dubuis

 |  January 29th, 2016

This year’s SIHH did not disappoint when it comes to mechanical watches for women. We have a great line of them to show, so we will go in stages. Here we present three stunners — dazzling diamond-adorned beauties that house complicated movements. Piaget, always a master at diamond work, unveils some stunning new Limelight watches this year, including the new Piaget Limelight Stella –a watch that deftly blends beauty and brains. The Limelight Stella is the brand’s first complication created especially for women. Designed and developed in house, the watch offers a stunning, diamond-adorned moon phase indication at 12:00.  Since the dawn of time, we have had a love affair with the moon and the stars, and Piaget’s rendition of…

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Storage Wars: SIHH 2016 Innovative USB Keys

 |  January 28th, 2016

Welcome to the first edition of Storage Wars 2016 — based on the SIHH exhibition and a few independent brands exhibiting in Geneva. Every year we embark on trips to find the most exciting timepieces on the market — and we come home with a wealth of information and images. All of that info is stored,  brand by brand, in a single place. Typically, that places is a USB key. As such, many watch brands go to the trouble of making creative USBs. We’ve covered this subject here before, but now we bring you the Innovative USB winners of SIHH 2016. These are the brands that gave us fun, cool or interesting powerful thumb drives. And this year’s winners are: MB&F,…

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