Hands-On With The Montblanc 1858 Automatic And Automatic Chronograph – In Stores Now (prices)

 |  April 17th, 2018

Earlier this year, we brought you news of all of the exquisite new Montblanc watches unveiled at SIHH 2018. Now, some of those timepieces are making their way to stores. Such is the case with  a couple of watches on the more affordable side: Montblanc 1858 Automatic and Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph.  Each of these  also capture the mountaineering spirit the brand has evoked this year,  thanks to a host of features. Top among them: dial colors, vintage applied luminescent…

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In Stores: Blancpain Villeret Complete Calendar GMT Watch

 |  April 16th, 2018

Swiss watch brand Blancpain has been known for its prowess in technical, complicated watches. In fact, since its launch, this brand has been billed as one that will always only build mechanical watches — a creed it has stayed true to time and again. This year, among its exceptional introductions of dive watches and complexities, we were particularly drawn to the brand’s  reinterpretation of  its Villeret Quantième Complet GMT, which has now been enhanced with an updated movement and the…

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Hands On With The Hermes Arceau Cavales Equestrian Watches And Arceau Casque Watches

 |  April 13th, 2018

True to its equestrian roots Hermes unveils the Arceau Cavales watch. Designed for the first time in 1978 by Henri d’Oringy, a master of design and a key to many of the important Hermes collections, the Arceau Cavales collection is special in a host of different ways from most classic timepieces. Top among them: the unusual lugs, with bottom lugs in classic form and top lug recalling a stirrup design. Additionally, the exquisite mother-of-pearl dials are created using marquetry that…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Unveils Customizable Options For New Bugatti Type 390 Watch That Celebrates The Bugatti Chiron

 |  April 12th, 2018

True luxury allows for customization – a trend which esteemed watch manufacturer Parmigiani Fleurier plans to capitalize on with the new Bugatti Type 390 watch, created to commemorate the Bugatti Chiron Sport car. Recently, at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled a new version of its Bugatti Chiron. The Chiron Sport offers significantly improved handling and even greater agility with no change in the power or performance of this spectacular sports car. Interestingly, each Bugatti Chiron is created unique…

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Introducing the Richard Mille RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta Limited Edition Watch

 |  April 10th, 2018

Richard Mille says it like it is. He may give numbers to his watches, but their names are always pretty clear cut. Such is the case with the magnificent bright yellow RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Limited Edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta watch. Unveiled earlier today to honor the ninth annual Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille sailing event in the Caribbean (for which Richard Mille is the title sponsor), the watch is easily the most expensive…

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Despite Lack of Crowd Support, Patrick Reed, Hublot Brand Ambassador, Wins The Masters

 |  April 9th, 2018

For golf lovers, this past week’s whirlwind at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, left some people disappointed. As players headed into the finals, Rickie Fowler (a Rolex brand ambassador) was the clear favorite of the crowd. In the final rounds, as it became clear that the 27-year-old Patrick Reed was going to take the win, social media blew up with fans saying Reed was not their choice. Many referred to him as “full of himself,”   and more. But who…

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Would You Sail Solo Non-Stop Around the World With Just a Chronometer and Barometer?

 |  April 6th, 2018

Would you sail solo, non-stop around the globe with absolutely no electronic tools, no GPS, no satellite communication?  I, for one, absolutely would not.  However, the concept is a great adventure for 65-year-old Istvan Kopar, a Hungarian-born American captain who already accomplished solo circumnavigation of the globe 27 years ago. Now, as he readies to embark on the 50th Golden Globe Race  — around five capes, across 30,000 miles and sailing for 300 days — Wempe equips him with the…

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