Wake Up America, New York Preservationists Need Your Help

 |  October 9th, 2015

Yesterday, our colleagues over at Hodinkee published a guest editorial about helping to save a landmark clock in New York. You can read that article in full detail at Hodinkee.  Essentially, there is a plan in place to convert the 19th century New York Life Insurance Company’s former headquarters (346 Broadway) in Tribeca into condos. Within the building are several New York City landmark designations, including the rooms in the clock tower and the historic mechanical clock mechanism – built by E. Howard & Co. of Boston. An amazing structure run by more than a ton of weights and a 5,000-pound bell, the clock is a grand representation of American clock craftsmanship. (You really need to read the guest editorial…

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Behind the Scenes: A Moment in Time with an Audemars Piguet Master Watchmaker

 |  October 8th, 2015

It is no secret that independent watch brand Audemars Piguet is at the top of the haute horology lineage. This brand focuses clearly on innovative design, technological developments and superb finishing. The artisans the brand employs in its workshops in the Jura Mountains reflect the brand’s dedication to excellence. Such is the case with Joelle, master watchmaker who started her career with the brand 18 years ago as an apprentice. Today, she is one of just a handful of master artisans capable of building Grande Complications. According to Audemars Piguet, Joelle has always been good with her hands – so much so that at one point in time she considered becoming a surgeon – but somewhere along the lines the…

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The Martian — Matt Damon and Others Wear Hamilton Khaki Watches

 |  October 7th, 2015

This past weekend in theaters, The Martian, made its debut. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon- the movie is all about bravery and survival. Every moment counts as Matt Damon, who plays an astronaut left behind as dead, struggles to get word back to Earth that he is alive. Those crucial minutes and seconds are perfectly timed on the big screen with a Hamilton watch— the Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZero. Indeed, in the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 2015 movie, prop master Noel Cowell turned to a brand that is quite familiar with the big screen: Hamilton Watch — for more than just the main star.  The  military-inspired Hamilton BeLOWZERO watch worn by Damon features a  rugged, high-tech design. It is…

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Introducing Movado Edge – Built in Collaboration with Industrial Designer Yves Béhar

 |  October 6th, 2015

For the first time since 2010, Movado unveils an all-new watch family inspired by the iconic Museum Dial. The new line, Movado Edge, was created by world famous industrial designer Yves Béhar, who puts a 21st century spin on the legendary dot. Béhar and his firm, FuseProject, bring a three-dimensional aspect to the watch dial – creating a concave dial that reaches down from the edges to a bowl- or dish-shape that is at once alluring and modernistic. “We are very excited about the Movado Edge collection,” says Efraim Grinberg CEO and Chairman of Movado Group. “Béhar just gets it. He is a superb designer and he knew how to take the design to the next level; he just got…

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Longines Masters Los Angeles — The American Series of Equestrian Prowess Concludes

 |  October 5th, 2015

This past weekend in Los Angeles, the Longines Masters took place.  The Longines Masters of Los Angeles brought together 30,000 spectators for four unforgettable days of top-level equestrian sport. Throughout the four-day event, there are a host of winners in  different categories, but in the $450,000 Longines Grand Prix, this year, the winner was Marco Kutscher of Germany, riding a 13-year-0ld Warmblood stallion named Van Gogh. Together they shaved .89 seconds off the world Number One record in the jump off. Recognized by both the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) as a CSI 5* event, the American leg of the Longines Masters established Los Angeles as a prominent location for the international equestrian scene, a…

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