On the Wrist: Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Watch with Leather Dial

 |  July 14th, 2016

In stores now, this newest Hublot timepiece will knock your socks off. While it is not the first watch brand to team up with a bespoke menswear or leather house, Hublot is the first to team up wit the 120-year-old Berluti House of custom leather and clothing. Together they have designed the first watch with a bespoke leather dial from the Maison. Since its founding 120 years ago, the Parisian-born Berluti has created some of the most sumptuous leather shoes and treasures in the world – accomplishing an unparalleled patina via hand massaging with specialty oils and waxes. The brand utilizes that same art of patina when it comes to the making of the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto watch…

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Hands On: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon (with Wood Dial, Ship’s Rigging and More)

 |  July 13th, 2016

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2016, Ulysse Nardin unveiled the revolutionary Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon — a watch that is making its way to stores now.  The incredible scope of ingenuity and pioneering spirit behind this watch is mind-blowing. Reflecting the brand’s rich roots in marine chronometers, the new  Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon limited-edition watch is not only a nautically inspired timepiece with a hand-crafted wood marquetry dial, but also it is the first watch in history to utilize fiber Nano-threads (thinner than a strand of hair and borrowed from the ship-rigging industry) on the dial to resemble a ship’s rigging and to play an integral role in displaying the time. The high-precision watch features a dial that resembles a…

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Off the Cuff Review: Philip Stein Classic Watch with Natural Frequency Technology

 |  July 12th, 2016

For the past two weeks I have been wearing and testing an unusual timepiece: the Philip Stein Classic Collection round watch. The reasons I call it unusual: 1) Those who know me know the style of the watch is not really me; 2) It has the Natural Frequency Technology built into it. In fact, Philip Stein Watches made their debut on the market 13 years ago – as a company focused on “feel-good” technology. We will bring you more about that in a few minutes, but first let’s look at the watch. Part of the brand’s Classic Collection, the watch I wore is a two-tone bracelet watch in stainless steel and yellow gold plated center links and bezel. The dial…

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Tiny Jewel Box’s Jim Rosenheim to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 |  July 12th, 2016

Yes, this is a watch industry insider news story. One that deserves telling because the person involved deserves recognition. Yesterday, Jewelers of America announced that Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box, a Washington DC retailer, has been named to receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosenheim is the third-generation in the family jewelry business, which has become a nationally renowned jewelry store. He started working at the store with his parents when he was 12 and quickly became a bench jeweler and lapidary. He led the store on an expansion from antique jewelry to current cutting-edge, fashion-forward offerings, and recently oversaw the expansion and renovation of the store — transitioning it to a high-jewelry and watch destination at a time when…

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Tennis and Watches: Top 5 Watch Brands that Tennis Stars Wear on their Wrists

 |  July 11th, 2016

  What a weekend in the tennis and watch worlds. At Wimbledon, Serena Williams came out victorious on the women’s side, achieving her personal goal of  22 grand slam titles (and matching Steffi Graf’s record). On the men’s side, Andy Murray beat out Raonic in a tense final. Many of the top tennis stars playing during Wimbledon are also  watch brand ambassadors — making it a key week for watch brands, too. Here we take a look at the five most-worn brands among Wimbledon players. Williams is an  Audemars Piguet brand ambassador who wears her watch during play — a rare thing to do. Last week the brand launched a social media ad campaign in her honor. You can read all…

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