Hublot And Chris Aire Settle Important ‘Red Gold’ Lawsuit Out Of Court

 |  October 17th, 2018

For years now, there has been an on-going lawsuit in America wherein designer and jeweler Chris Aire of Chris Aire Jewelry & Watches, owned by Solid 21, has been suing brands for loosely using the term red gold — which he had trademarked and registered 16 years ago in 2002. Just last week one of the biggest cases — between Aire and Hublot — was settled out of court in what is most likely a victory for Aire.  In 2004,…

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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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Watch Review: The Truth About Patek Philippe’s New Twenty-4 Automatic Watches (Prices)

 |  October 15th, 2018

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of joining Patek Philippe in Milan for the global launch of an all-new collection for women. Well, at least I thought it was an all-new collection for women. However, when the announcement was made, it was for the Twenty-4 Automatic. The brand has had the Twenty-4 collection for almost 20 years, so I was disappointed. However, closer inspection had me thinking somewhat differently. The first Twenty-4, now iconic in its own rights, was…

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Actor Ryan Gosling Wears Omega Speedmaster in ‘First Man’ Movie Hitting Big Screens Today

 |  October 12th, 2018

In theaters today: First Man, starring Ryan Gosling and the Omega Speedmaster. Today, Universal Pictures First Man movie makes its debut on big screens across America. On the wrist of actor Ryan Gosling — who plays astronaut Neil Armstrong —  sits an Omega Speedmaster watch. Not just as a movie prop but  because in real life  it was Omega that had a starring role as the only watch qualified for all manned space missions by NASA.  In this movie, four different Omega…

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H. Moser & Cie Unveils Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Watch With Vantablack Dial Or Fume Blue

 |  October 10th, 2018

Inspired by the Earth’s natural satellite, the moon, H. Moser & Cie pays homage to our lunar neighbor by releasing the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept. The piece is one of the most accurate moon phases to hit the market with only  one day’s deviation every 1027 years — a testament to the manufacturer’s technical prowess. Even more important, though, is the fact that this watch features one of the blackest black dials in the world thanks to its use of  Vantablack…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold

 |  October 9th, 2018

Earlier this year at SIHH, Audemars Piguet unveiled  the Royal Oak Frosted Double Balance Wheel Openworked watch. A work of art and craftsmanship, the 37mm timepiece features a remarkable Frosted gold finish created by Carolina Bucci, whom the  brand has worked with for two years. Now, the brand releases a new 41mm Carolina Bucci Limited Edition Royal Oak Frosted Gold version with mirrored dial. The case and the entire bracelet of the watch is hand-finished in what Audemars Piguet calls Frosted…

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Introducing The Hermes Slim d’Hermes Les Zebres de Tanzanie Watches

 |  October 8th, 2018

Hermes regularly surprises and delights us with the magic it works for its artistic watches. Time and again we have witnessed this brand’s incredible prowess with wood marquetry, stone marquetry, enamel work and more. Now, however, the brand takes us to all new heights with the alluring  Hermes Slim d’Hermes “Les Zebres de Tanzanie” watch — made using leather marquetry and champleve enamel painting. The dial motif, like many of the Hermes animal dials, are inspired by the collection of…

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