Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

 |  August 29th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces, the watch is a cutting-edge horological creation that will introduce an all-new echelon in the offshore collection. Not only will this new ROO represent the brand’s enthusiastic use of alternative materials such as forged carbon for the case and ceramics, but also it reminds us of the manufacture’s exceptional, traditional watchmaking expertise. If ever there was a great example of inner beauty, this…

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Breguet Classique La Musicale – Music to the Ears (Video)

 |  August 28th, 2014

You may recall that we toured Paris with Breguet just about a year ago (you can read about that here) and then visited Breguet Manufacture. We were lucky enough to also get inside the brand’s tourbillon room and you can read all about that here. One thing we didn’t bring you then was a close-up look at one of the brand’s more marvelous timepieces: The Classique La Musicale. Now, with this watch as a nominee for the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève “Men’s Striking Watches” category, it’s a nice time to do so. This 48mm masterpiece of sound and aesthetics houses the self-winding 777 mechanical movement with silicon escapement and balance spring. The watch not only offers hours and minutes,…

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Movado Watches and Parlee™ Cycles Team Up: Introducing the Movado Parlee Chronograph (video)

 |  August 27th, 2014

  If you are a true biker – you are familiar with Parlee™ Cycles. This company custom builds ultra lightweight bicycles that are among the most rugged on the market. The goal of the founders of Parlee Cycles was to create the world’s best performance racing bikes. It has achieved this via a combination of a tubular framework, special molding techniques and performance materials – yielding a durable product and remarkable ride. Now, Movado has partnered with Parlee Cycles to create the high-tech Movado Parlee Chronograph — inspired by the world-class racing bikes. In fact, it is made of the same ultra-lightweight unidirectional carbon fiber used in the Parlee racing bicycle frame construction. The ergonomic design of the watch reflects…

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3 Fabulous Watch Finds Up at Auction this Week

 |  August 25th, 2014

This week, on Thursday, to be precise, a few amazing historic clocks and movement are coming up for auction and you may not want to miss out on bidding. The auction — Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments — is being operated by Dreweatts Bloomsbury Auctions. Easily one of the most exciting pieces to be on the block is Lot 121: a rare pocket watch movement – mind you – movement only – created jointly by 17th century watchmaking legend Thomas Tompion and George Graham. According to the auction house, the movement was most likely the last to be built before Tompion’s death, and is the last recorded piece signed by Tompion, who built ornate clocks and repeating watches. In…

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SRT Hellcats on Fire! Introducing 2 Fast Cars — the Charger and Challenger SRT

 |  August 24th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh If you want a car to break the big 200MPH mark, you would expect to spend $100,000 plus, easily. But SRT (a division of the Chrysler Group) is bringing two huge hitters to the 200 Club. The new players are the Challenger and the Charger 2015. Dodge recently resurrected both from the Mopar Muscle era. The Challenger has attained two amazing titles: the World’s most powerful muscle car, and the fastest muscle car currently… and ever. Both have a big badge of 707HP and 650 ft-lb of torque from a Supercharge 6.2L V8. There are three separate performance settings while driving; Street, Sport, and Track, all giving you different feedback and levels of performance. The Charger takes…

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