Video: Sir Nick Faldo Tells All in Audemars Piguet Defining Moments

 |  November 13th, 2014

I remember back in the late 1980’s visiting the Audemars Piguet offices in New York and seeing huge posters up of Nick Faldo. Turns out he was the brand’s first ever brand ambassador. In the video below, Sir Nick Faldo discusses “Defining Moments” of his career in the sixth video of the Defining Moments series with Audemars Piguet brand ambassadors. One of the world’s legendary golfers, he shares the turning point in his professional and personal life. At 13 years old, Nick was inspired to play golf while watching the 1971 Masters on television. Thanks to his hard work and passion for the game, he won one tournament every year from 1977 to 1982. In the ensuing coupleof years, disappointed…

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A Closer Look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Grand Complication

 |  November 12th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson There is no denying that Jaeger-LeCoultre is a master of high complications. This brand has unveiled record-breaking watches time and again. Earlier this year, the brand unveiled — as part of its Haute Joaillerie line — the  Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication. A blend of craftsmanship, elegance and innovation, the watch  features three major complications: a minute repeater, a flying Tourbillon and an elaborate zodiac calendar. Each complication is an achievement in its own right and bringing all three features into one watch is an phenomenal accomplishment. As if that weren’t enough, Jaeger-LeCoultre has ensconced this technical mastery with 294 baguette cut diamonds. This piece is guaranteed to appeal to horological purists, as well as everyone’s inner precious-stone-loving…

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Bremont Watches’ Alt1-C Goes Stainless

 |  November 11th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Bremont is adding a new option under the Alt1-C line up, the Alt1-C/PW, which is a specially hardened, polished stainless steel chronograph and a follow up to 2013’s success Alt1-C Rose Gold edition.  The stainless steel edition also draws inspiration from the stainless steel Bremont Victory released in 2012. For those unfamiliar with the line and brand, Nick and Giles English founded Bremont in 2002 and is a brand focused on highlighting Britain’s rich aviation history through horology. For the Alt line, the alt stands for altimeter and the C for classic. The dial, which is a two-register chronograph, is based off of the design of the multi-use combat airplane the de Havilland Mosquito, which served the British…

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Going Light: F.P. Journe Watches — Up Close with the Titanium Octa Sport and Centigraphe Sport

 |  November 10th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson Heft. Weight. Nice. These are some of the words sometimes used to approximate value of a new-found item of interest. It’s as if the weight of the object is directly related to its assumed value. Typically that mindset holds true in horology, especially when dealing with watches that are encased in gold, rose gold, white gold or platinum. The metal is heavy, the watch is heavy and the price tags are just as weighty. You can imagine my surprise, then,  when this universal truth was turned on its head as I went hands on with the F.P. Journe line of sport watches, the Octa Sport and the Centigraphe Sport. When I first picked up the Octa Sport I…

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Hamilton and Hollywood: Watches Go Interstellar

 |  November 7th, 2014

Hamilton Watch brand has long been known for its leading role in Hollywood – with more than 60 years on the screen. It started with the 1951 O Oscar-nominated movie, The Frogmen, wherein the brand equipped the naval divers in the movies with Hamilton watches – much as it had during World War II. Since then Hamilton watches have appeared in more than 400 movies, including Blue Hawaii, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Men in Black, A Good Day to Die Hard and more. Now, Hamilton announces that two watches star in the new Christopher Nolan Film, Interstellar – out in movies now. Interstellar by Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. is an epic adventure, wherein Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) is…

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