Watch Brands Partnering with Car Brands: Introducing the Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe

 |  August 20th, 2014

This past weekend at the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, precision and luxury were celebrated by many with famous cars and even some famous watches. We brought you details of the weekend earlier this week, here.  During that weekend, Parmigiani – who has had a long-standing relationship with Bugatti – unveiled its newest Bugatti watch, the Mythe. The new Bugatti Mythe watch — the first of three – is created in celebration of the brand’s 10th anniversary of the partnership with Bugatti. The watch joins the long series of limited edition watches made by Parmigiani Fleurier over the past decade to celebrate the car whose name it bears. Watches such as the Bugatti Type 370, Super Sport, Atalante, Vitesse and…

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One Collector Speaks Out About his Love of Bulova’s new Accutron II

 |  August 19th, 2014

By Ryan Johnson, NJ Collector In 1960 Bulova introduced the Bulova Accutron, which ran on a tuning fork rather than a balance wheel. Running at 360Hz the movement was accurate to within +/- 2 seconds a day. This technology was requested by NASA for various timing instruments. As such, the Accutron was considered in the race to become the first watch on the moon. It lost to Omega. Unfortunately, production of the Accutron stopped in 1977. Now, 37 years later, we have been presented with the Bulova Accutron II. As an Accutron enthusiast, I quickly added this this one to my collection. The new Accutron II watch houses the Precisionist movement, which Bulova made in 2010. It operates at a…

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Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Rolex, Vintage Cars and Racing — what a Weekend

 |  August 17th, 2014

It’s that time of year again – the time when lovers of vintage motor sports gather together in California for the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Among the much-loved, world-famous events are the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion — a cornerstone of the week – and the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Additional road rallies and events also take place. We’ve covered the show in years past in much detail, so today, we just bring a highlight or two for those who can’t get enough of the great roadsters of yesteryear. For Rolex, this event is one of the brand’s largest showcases. In fact, as premier sponsor of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Rolex actively supports…

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Buying a Watch

 |  August 15th, 2014

By OJ Whatley The Internet age has been a boon to the global luxury watch marketplace. Sellers of all stripes have empowered themselves via their embrace of cyberspace, and informed online buyers have no choice but to do likewise. In order to have the best possible Internet experience, a buyer needs to adopt a critical perspective. By employing 10 Top Do’s and Dont’s as  practical precautions when buying a watch, shoppers can empower and protect themselves. DO: Do: Buy the seller. Watches are produced in standardized series, but people are not. The integrity of a seller has a direct bearing on the quality of the products and services he offers. A seller should be directly accessible to a customer. Even…

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ATimelyPerspective Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and Challenges 3 Industry Colleagues

 |  August 13th, 2014

It’s taking the world by storm: the #icebucketchallenge to raise money for ALS. Earlier today, I took the challenge – pouring a bucket of ice water over my head. The concept is to raise money and social awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). I did not do it to get out of donating the $100. I’ll still donate. I did it because by doing so, I could challenge three others to do it. Thus, my friends and colleagues Jack Forster of Revolution, Ben Clymer of Hodinkee, and Sharon Buntain of Tissot have 24 hours to take the challenge. I am hoping they will share it on my RobertaNaas facebook page. I’ll keep my readers posted. You can view the video…

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