Greubel Forsey and Franco Cologni Awarded by FHH Cultural Council

 |  April 20th, 2018

On April 18 at Cite du Temps in Geneva, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council announced the winners of this year’s awards that honor exceptional personalities and professionals who have left a significant stamp on the watch world vial creative, artistic and technical mastery.  During the 6th annual “Hommage au Talent” award ceremony, the   “Hommage au Talent” prize was awarded to the Maison Greubel Forsey  for its technical horology, and the “Hommage à la Passion” distinction was awarded…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Grand Complication, And Wempe Jewelers, On ‘Billions’

 |  April 19th, 2018

For those who are avid television watches, and more importantly followers of the Showtime favorite Billions, if you were watching closely a couple of nights ago, you saw that one of the newest Patek Philippe watches unveiled at Baselworld 2018  had a staring role in the show. The watch, Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with stunning salmon-colored dial, was almost the star of the show. What you may not have realized is that the series’  star asking to plunk down approximately $187,000 for…

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Hands On: Baume & Mercier Pulls Out All the Stops With New Clifton Club Indian Motorcycle Legend Tribute Scout And Chief Watches

 |  April 18th, 2018

Avid watch lovers familiar with our site know that we have a special affinity for Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier. Perhaps it stems from the fact that this brand has such a wonderfully inspiring roots story — founded by a husband wife team more than a century and a half ago – and dedicated to creating innovative product with good value. Perhaps it is because over the past three decades, we have formed a strong relationship with the brand…

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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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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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