Video: Revisiting The MB&F Kelys & Chirp Turtle Automaton, Still Available For Sale

 |  October 16th, 2018

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018, MB&F officially unveiled the Kelys & Chirp Turtle Automaton. Recently, in my travels, i came upon one of the creatures, which made me smile and remember the simple beauty of mechanics and nature. As such, we are revisiting this mechanical marvel today. Upon activation, the adorable turtle crawls along the desk (or other flat surface), while a singing bird appears on his back to accompany him. A co-creation between  Reuge and Nicolas Court…

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F. P. Journe Records Sonnerie Souveraine To Offer Exceptional Binaural Sound

 |  October 3rd, 2018

Calling it a horological world premiere, F. P. Journe unveils the  binaural sound of his spectacular Sonnerie Souveraine — just months after announcing he would stop making the Sonnerie Souveraine —  recorded in a special sound chamber of the EPFL (one of Switzerland’s two federal polytechnics schools) using  “artificial ears with microphones.” All four walls and floor of the anechoic chamber are covered with a material that allows for optimal sound absorption. The timepiece’s sound was recorded as a  way…

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Richemont Group Makes Executive Changes, Appoints Jerome Lambert CEO

 |  September 18th, 2018

In big news at luxury conglomerate Compagnie Financiere Richemont, known to most as the Richemont Group, some new appointments have been made to the executive ranks that are expected to help boost sales of all brands and get a handle on marketing messages. Chairman of the group, Johann Rupert appoints Jerome Lambert to the position of CEO of Richemont. This is a position that was eliminated a year and a half ago, in March 2017. Additionally, Alain Zimmermann has been…

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Going On Now: Bob’s Watches Rolex Auction — No Buyer’s Premium

 |  September 5th, 2018

The auction opened today, offers only Rolex watches, and has no buyer’s premium. That’s right … if you are in the market for a special Rolex, Bob’s Watches may be the answer. From September 5 to the12th, Bob’s Watches has 12 Rolex watches up for auction, and, because Bob’s  is not a big auction house and is independent, the company is able to offer the watches without a buyer’s premium (which sometimes can be as much as 25 percent of…

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Recovered Pocket Watch From Titanic Victim Sells for $57,500 At Heritage Auction

 |  August 28th, 2018

One of the most horrific maritime disasters of all time, the sinking of the Titanic, which took more than 1500 lives in 1912, is a history lesson never forgotten. As such, it is really no surprise to me that someone paid $57,500 for an old pocket watch that had been owned by Sinai Kantor, a victim the Titanic disaster. The watch, which went up for auction a few days ago by Heritage Auction, was sold to John Miottel, owner of a private museum…

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Rolex Wraps Up Monterey Classic Car Week With Concours d’ Elegance Best Of Show Going To Alfa Romero 8C

 |  August 27th, 2018

Monterey Classic  Car Week wraps up, after four days of incredible events, tours and races that showcase the finest vintage cars in the world.  Throughout the entire four days, Rolex had a pronounced presence as Official Timepiece, Official Partner, or other titles depending on the event.  The culmination of the week, of course, was yesterday’s  68th Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. At the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, 200 of the most authentic restored cars were on display,…

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Hamilton Khaki Field Auto-Chrono Watch Stars in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Prime Video

 |  August 23rd, 2018

Beginning on August 31, and running for eight episodes, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will air on Prime Video.  Jack Ryan, played by Krasinski, is fully equipped — and wearing a Hamilton  Khaki Field Auto Chrono watch. It is not Hamilton’s first foray in to the movies, nor into the world of top-secret missions. Hamilton has a long relationship to the movie world, and has been seen in 450 films since the mid-20th century. Additionally, the brand, which was originally founded in America in…

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