Ball Watch USA Named Official Watch of Revived St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta in February 2017

 |  October 21st, 2016

In February 2017, one of the finest sailing races in American/Cuban history will be re-launched: the St. Petersburg-Havana Regatta. There to time the event and act as official watch is Ball Watch USA. THE company will also be the watch sponsor and timing partner of The St. Petersburg Yacht Club – the Club responsible for renewing this historic race. A race of legendary history, the regatta’s first seeds of concept   lay in the late 1920’s, when St. Petersburg, Florida, was experiencing the effects of the Great Depression ad Prohibition. But just a sail away in Havana, Cuba, rum was flowing and nightlife flourishing. A yachtsman by the name of George S. Gandy, Jr. (Gidge Gandy) approached the commodore of the…

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Are Men Ready for a Nearly $35,000 Chanel Monsieur Watch?

 |  October 20th, 2016

Earlier this year, in Baselworld 2016, i was whisked away into a back room of the Chanel exhibition space to see a  video about a top secret project: the Monsieur de Chanel men’s watch — that would appear on the market later in the year. The watch is here and it has a lot to offer, but the question is, are men ready for a Chanel watch that retails for $34,500? I think the answer is “yes” — for the right watch, and Chanel may just have gotten this one (like its J12 and certain other complicated watches before it) right. While I was sworn to secrecy then, the watch is out and coming to stores this month. The  classically elegant Monsieur de…

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On the Wrist: Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer and 3 Reasons You Need It

 |  October 19th, 2016

There aren’t a lot of watches that can steal my heart just on winding. But, somehow, the   Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer watch did exactly that. This timepiece, unveiled earlier this year in Baselworld and coming to stores now, is a winning watch in so many ways. Here we bring you a look at 3 reasons why this timepiece is a must-have for the watch lover in you.  Looks. The 42mm 18-karat white gold Senator Chronometer is a new version of the marine chronometer line first unveiled by the brand in 2009. It is slimmer and  more elegant. Crafted in 18-karat white gold with a stunning finely grained blue dial, the watch is mesmerizing from across a room. The extraordinary blue of the granular…

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Introducing the IWC USA-Exclusive: Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound “D.H. Craig US” Watch

 |  October 18th, 2016

  Yes, the new watch from IWC is a mouthful. The Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound “D.H. Craig US” Watch – unveiled today — is also an eyeful and a storyful. Well, “storyful” is not really a word, but in this case, it works. The beautiful watch pays homage to Florentine Ariosto Jones – the American founder of the now-famed Swiss brand. Today is the centennial of his death in 1916 – nearly 50 years after he founded The International Watch Company in Schaffhausen Switzerland in 1868. The watch though has so many different elements poured into it that it warrants a bit of a history lesson. Back in 1868, when the then 27-year-old Jones — who had been a watchmaker since…

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Plan Ahead: Patek Philippe Going Big in 2017 with Large Free-to-Public Exhibition in NYC

 |  October 16th, 2016

Earlier this week in New York, Patek Philippe announced plans to unveil a huge 10-day exhibition in the city in July 2017 that promises to be the biggest educational and hands-on watch event ever open to the public free of charge in New York.  The brand will be bringing in some of its most famous legendary historic pieces, as well as recent record-setting watches, and a host of new American-exclusive watches built just for the event. It will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, where the brand is even building an entire interior structure with second floor balcony space to have enough room to showcase museum pieces, rare handcrafts such as gem setting, enameling and engraving, and more. So set aside…

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