Watch Lovers And Photographers: Enter the Watch Photo Awards Contest

 |  August 17th, 2018

Attention watch lovers, are you aware you can enter your watch photos in a real contest, get published on line, and win a weekend trip to a five-star hotel in Geneva? If you didn’t know about the Watch Photo Awards (WPA) that started in May, you already lost three opportunities. The Watch Photo Awards are the first annual international photo competition for amateur and professional photographers. There is a different theme each month that you can submit your photos for…

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A Close-Up Look at The Challenges Behind Building the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept Watch

 |  August 14th, 2018

For those familiar with the iconic Simpsons series, you no doubt know of the drool-inducing affects a well-glazed and sprinkled donut have on Homer J. Simpson. The same drool-inducing affect is evident with the 2018 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD #2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Concept watch. First things first, even before we get to the technical marvels within this piece, it is absolutely gorgeous. What is not to love? The well-loved iconic styling of the Royal Oak, outfitted with…

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You Have Just One Week Left To See The Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs Refurbished Vintage Watches For Sale in NYC

 |  August 10th, 2018

What began in  July and ends next week onl August 17th  in  Vacheron Constantin’s New York City boutique is an incredible and unusual event: the showing off 11  exclusive vintage timepieces that have been hand-selected and fully refurbished by the brand  — and every one is for sale.The exhibition and sale is  the result of a new initiative by the brand to offer refurbished pre-owned timepieces – complete with a warranty – to Vacheron Constantin watch lovers. The Les Collectionneurs New York…

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De Beers Partners With Peace Parks Foundation To Relocate Elephants

 |  August 3rd, 2018

Having been to South Africa on a couple of occasions and having had the great fortune of going on Safari and seeing the wildlife in person — including the spectacular elephants — the announcement by De Beers that it is partnering with Peace Parks Foundation in order  to help relocated 200 elephants really touched my heart. It seems the elephant population in South Africa is at its largest ever, and these elephants need a lot of space. As such, approximately…

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Hands On With The Tutima Patria Power Reserve Watch (price)

 |  July 31st, 2018

Tutima has a rich history in the German watch making industry, manufacturing quality timepieces since 1927 in the small town of Glashutte. More than 100 years ago, watch aficionados already recognized the virtuosity of the Glashutte watchmakers. With Tutima’s Patria collection, first introduced in 2013, the great traditions of the brand’s fine watchmaking were elevated by paying homage to its past. The new Patria collection includes the brand’s famed minute repeater and a host of other top-notch pieces. Now, Tutima…

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Hands On With A Watch That Could Save Your Life: North Eagles H2S Detector Watch

 |  July 30th, 2018

Last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I introduced a timepiece that — if you are in the oil and gas industry — could save your life. Now, I go hands-on with the North Eagles H2S Professional Gas Detector watch. The watch, created by North Eagles Swiss brand that has been making watches for the  military since 1985, was  more than three years in the  research and development stages. The smart watch is, quite frankly, designed to save lives by…

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Swatch Group Leaves Baselworld Fair Says Nick Hayek — Breaking Watch Industry News

 |  July 29th, 2018

In big news, the Swatch Group has announced that it will not be returning to exhibit at Baselworld 2019. Nick Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group, said that all of the Swatch Group brand will leave the fair, indicating that the Fair seemed to be more about making money than being cutting edge and progressive. This is a blow to the Baselworld, where the departure of more than 600 brands last year and before has already significantly reduced the number…

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