James Marsden of X Men and F1 Racer Lewis Hamilton Talk Performance At IWC

 |  October 22nd, 2018

Last week, IWC hosted a panel discussion at their NYC flagship boutique store between actor James Marsden, most known for his role as Cyclops on X Men, and renowned world F1 racing champion Lewis Hamilton. The discussion between brand ambassadors covered what performance and preparation mean to them and how they’ve come to embody the spirit of the brand in their everyday lives. The conversation between the two celebrities was really a dialogue between friends as the two had met…

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A Look At The Dubai Watch Week, Christie’s Horology Forum, Where Minds Meet

 |  September 23rd, 2018

The week before last in London, Christie’s and Dubai Watch Week co-hosted a Horological Forum where some of the best industry executives joined together for two days of panel discussions about the watch industry. I covered the event on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes, and now i bring some of that story here. I would like to preface the articles  by staying that what was truly unique and wonderful about this event is the fact that CEOs, watchmakers, designers (and…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

 |  September 21st, 2018

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall so many of his stories, adventures, and even misadventures incredibly clearly because Peter Speake-Marin has a way of communicating that borders on philosophizing. He is…

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Armin Strom Adds Mirrored Force Resonance Watch — With Kari Voutilainen Guilloche Dial — to Configurator

 |  July 24th, 2018

We have talked a lot here about how innovative independent watch brand Armin Strom has been. The brand not only continues to unveil creative new watches, but also was one of the first to unveil its personalization program via an on-line watch Configurator.  Now, Armin Strom adds its iconic Mirrored Force Resonance watch to the configurator — enabling watch lovers and collectors to design their own Mirrored Force  Resonance — including a specially made guilloche dial by master watchmaker Kari…

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Rolex New Guard Golfers Head Into The Open at Carnoustie

 |  July 19th, 2018

Beginning today and running until the 21st of July, the 147th Open at Carnoustie Golf Links promises to be challenging. In fact, the course on Scotland’s Angus coast is known as one of the toughest in the world, and is often referred to as “the beast.”  Partnering with the Open as the Official Timekeeper (since 1981): Rolex. In fact, Rolex has had a commitment to golf for more than half a century. It is that relationship with the sport that has…

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Seiko and Rolex Brand Ambassadors, Djokovic and Kerber, Win The Championships at Wimbledon

 |  July 16th, 2018

It’s a wrap. The Championships at Wimbledon have new winners in the men’s and women’s singles and both are watch brand ambassadors. Novak Djokovic takes the Grand Slam title (his first since the 2016 French Open) for men’s singles, and Angelique Kerber takes the victory for women’s singles. Djokovic is a Seiko brand ambassador, while Kerber is a Rolex brand ambassador. Novak Djokovic and Seiko Originally seeded 12th, Serbian-born Djokovic claimed his 13th Slam by first beating Rafael Nadal in…

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Introducing: Fiona Kruger Moves From Skulls To Chaos With New Chaos Mechanical Entropy Watch

 |  June 28th, 2018

Known for her intricate and exceptional Skull-shaped watches, Fiona Kruger could be called the queen of the skulls. Her watches – in several sizes – attract attention from across any crowded room thanks to the colorful and detailed designs of the open-worked skull that reveals the movement within. Thanks to this collection, which has been evolving over the course of five years, many watch lovers equate skull watches with Fiona Kruger. However, today, she changes that by unveiling her second…

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