Eterna Super KonTiki Chronograph: An Icon That Weathered A Legendary Expedition

 |  September 21st, 2017

For more than 160 years, Swiss watch brand Eterna has been known for its pioneering spirit — in watchmaking and on the water. This company is known for unveiling a host of firsts, including the famed Eterna Matic rotor, as well as for releasing the first wristwatch with an integrated alarm, and the Eterna Spherodrive ball- bearing-mounted barrel. Eterna watches are  also the only  modern-day instrument that famous ocean expedition Thor Heyerdahl and his crew took with them when they crossed the…

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Elite Traveler Magazine Publishes the ‘Top 50 Watches of 2017’

 |  September 20th, 2017

Earlier this year, I was assigned a very large task by top luxury lifestyle publication Elite Traveler Magazine. I am proud to say that I have been covering watches for the publication for several years now, and we regularly take close-up looks at timepieces that are influencers in today’s world, and why. However, the assignment I agreed to take on was much bigger in scope than usual: The Top 50 Watches of 2017. I am thrilled to say that the…

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Zenith Unveils Revolutionary Defy Lab Watch With Two World Premiers, New Zenith-Oscillator

 |  September 14th, 2017

Today in LeLocle, Switzerland, we are with Zenith Watch Manufacture as the brand unveils a revolutionary new timepiece that could well be the world’s most accurate mechanical watch. The Defy Lab watch offers two world premier innovations. One is the new  one-piece 15 Hertz Oscillator that may be the single most important invention since 1675 in the watch industry.  The new single-piece oscillator replaces the sprung balance found in mechanical watches today and based on the spiral balance first developed…

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American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute Announce Florida Convention

 |  September 4th, 2017

For those die-hard lovers of the intricacies of watchmaking, take note:  The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will host its annual convention October 4–7, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport—Westshore hotel in Tampa, Fla. The event, which includes a vendor fair with tools, technology and more, also offers more than 12 hours of education. Additionally, a tour of watchband manufacturer Hadley-Roma is being offered. International head of watches at Christie’s auction house,  John Reardon,  is the keynote speaker. Lecture and classroom topics include American Style…

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‘The Naked Watchmaker’ By Peter Speake-Marin Goes Live Today (Exclusive interview and First Look)

 |  September 1st, 2017

In June, we broke the news via an exclusive interview that top-notch watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin was leaving the eponymous brand he founded and starting something new: The Naked Watchmaker. While he is not watchmaking in the nude (who knows, though, he may do that from time to time in the privacy of his workshops), he is revealing the intricacies of behind-the-scenes watchmaking. Today, digital educational platform went live. Once again, Peter Speake-Marin talked with us exclusively about the site’s…

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