8 Amazing “Year of the Monkey” Watches Celebrate the Chinese New Year (Slide show)

 |  February 8th, 2016

If you look back though the past month, we have brought you a close up look at several of the amazing new watches unveiled to celebrate today’s Chinese New Year. This year, the year of the Monkey, honors the clever monkey, whose job it was to guard the Imperial garden of peaches — said to give eternal life. Instead, the smart monkey ate the peaches — and today is a symbol of good luck and long life. Top watch brands — most of which annually celebrate the Chinese New Year with a new timepiece — unveil elaborate artistic “year of the monkey”  watches. Among the standouts: Vacheron Constantin (full details here), Ulysse Nardin (read more details here), Chopard (read about it…

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Super Bowl 50 Watch: 4 Great Super Bowl 50 Watches that Show Your Colors

 |  February 6th, 2016

With Super Bowl 50 here – it’s time to think about some rugged sport watches. Let’s face it; if you look up NFL watches, most of them are about $250 quartz watches that just don’t seem to pack a punch. Conversely, if you Google Super Watches on the internet and check out the images, you get a bunch of pretty super high-end watches – images ranging from HYT to Breitling, Hysek and Parmigiani Fleurier. Since none of these seem fitting of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos – we thought it would be fun to pick a couple of great watches to wear on Super Bowl Sunday– two each for the men and the women (though the women’s choices…

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Buy the new Panerai PAM786 Luminor 8 Days Boxed Set — Before the Paneristi Get Them All

 |  February 3rd, 2016

This may sound strange to say, since there are so many young pups in the watch writing business today, but I was there when Panerai launched. No, I don’t mean back in 1860 when Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker’s shop in Florence, but in 1993 when Officine Panerai (under the leadership of Angelo Bonati) unveiled its first modern-day collection of limited-edition watches (Luminor, Luminor Marina and Mare Nostrom) to the world. I remember when, four years later, the astute Vendome Group (today, Richemont Group) acquired the brand and began taking it to international levels. I have even been to Florence to see the original workshops and have spent many a long hour talking with Bonati about the direction Panerai has…

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Ritmo Mundo Named Official Timekeeper for MAXSpeed Entertainment Events

 |  February 2nd, 2016

Ritmo Mundo -the cutting edge affordable watch line that is always ahead of the trends in looks and innovation — has long been involved in sports events, from tennis (with brand ambassador Petra Kvitova (read more here)) to motor sports and more. Now, the Beverly Hills-based brand has been named Official Timekeeper of all of the 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events. This is the largest karting race promotion company in the world, outfitting series officials with cool modern gadgets and timepieces. The affiliation means that Ritmo Mundo watches will be standard issue among officials and executives,ensuring timeliness at all 2016 MAXSpeed events. “The quality and craftsmanship of Ritmo Mundo watches is undeniable. Three of the past six Indianapolis 500 race winners,…

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Early Spring: The True Story Behind Groundhog Day, and Why the Groundhog Cares about Time

 |  February 2nd, 2016

Today, February 2, is officially “Groundhog” day. This is the day when the groundhog  emerges from his burrow to determine whether or not spring is in the air. As folklore has it, if the groundhog can’t see his shadow because of the clouds, spring will come soon. But, if it is sunny and the creature sees his shadow he retreats to his underground home to hibernate for another six weeks of winter. Ok, so we all know the story, including the fact that every year on Groundhog Day, thousands of people trek to what has become the largest celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where Phil — the groundhog who has  found the fountain of youth — makes his rightful appearances as the…

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