Experience Watchmaking for a Weekend in Zurich

 |  July 31st, 2015

Always dream of going to Switzerland? Of seeing how watches are made? Well now you have your chance. The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is offering a “Luxurious Watchmaking Experience”  this summer and running through September 30, 2015. Operated as a special package by the iconic hillside-nesteld hotel, the event is designed to offer guests a unique watchmaking experience. Run by top Zurich retailer, Bucherer, the watchmaking class enables participants to gain a rare look inside the fascinating world of watchmaking. A  trained watchmaker will teach the art of beautiful timepieces via a once-in-a-lifetime look inside the best Swiss timepieces.  The package includes a two-night stay at the hotel, which also boasts an award-winning spa, and other amenities. Packages start at just about $3,000 per person.

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Rare Swiss Watches Stolen from Museum

 |  July 30th, 2015

The historic town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and nearby Le Locle – where Swiss watchmaking got its start – are sleepy towns with rich heritage and significant architecture that has garnered UNESCO World Heritage status. Recently, though, the towns were anything but sleepy. In fact, Monday night, thieves broke through window bars at the well-known Musee’ d’ Horlogerie du Locle and stole approximately 15 timepieces. The loot they made off with included antitque pocket watches, antique travel clocks and some more modern wristwatches – all stolen within minutes. The thieves have not yet been found. This break in comes just two months on the heels of the burglary at Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds back in May, where thieves broke down the front…

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Vroom, Vroom …. Five Watches Inspired by Cars

 |  July 30th, 2015

  Summer. …  Time to take the tops down on those convertibles, visit the local racetracks, and basically enjoy the mechanics of great automobiles. For those who love the fine tuning of a car, the precision of its engine and the sleek beauty of its profile — it may please you to know that these are also the defining factors of several key timepieces from watch brands that have closely aligned themselves with the world of automobiles. Seen in the photo above: Sleek, sophisticated automotive design inspired this Bovet Pininfarina Sergio Split-Second Chronograph. It is powered by a self-winding mechanical moment and is crafted in shot-blasted stainless steel in the brand’s much-loved 45mm Amadeo® Convertible case (which can transform from…

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Affordable Watches: Introducing Bold New Normlzeit Vienna Cube Clock Wristwatches

 |  July 28th, 2015

  There is a bold new affordable wristwatch player on the block: Normalzeit Vienna Cube Clock Wristwatches.   The new wristwatch is a bold reinterpretation of the Cube Clock, a Vienna landmark icon since 1907. The clock became an institution in the city – with newer versions installed regularly. Unfortunately, in 2007, the city of Vienna replaced all of the Cube Clocks with new ones. At that time, international Vienna art trading company, Lichterloh, purchased the clocks and design rights. They later interpreted the design into urban chic furniture. Next, they partnered with Vienna-born, New-York based graphic designer Fredi Brodmann for the creation of the wristwatch.   The Normalzeit Vienna Cube Clock wristwatch – like the clock – features a dial with…

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Hublot, Paris Saint-Germain Unveil LE Big Bang Under the Stars

 |  July 24th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Anyone who knows New York, knows that it is not just one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities in the world, but also that it is the place to be for big announcements. On Thursday night – at the Loft & Garden on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center building, Hublot made multiple big announcements. In fact, not only did the brand bring in the players from the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club to help unveil the new Official limited edition watch, but it also had Giants’ NFL player Victor Cruz on hand to help unveil the watch.  Helping to MC the event was former New York Giant quarterback and newly minted Good Morning America special correspondent, Jesse Palmer –a…

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