Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

 |  August 29th, 2014

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces, the watch is a cutting-edge horological creation that will introduce an all-new echelon in the offshore collection. Not only will this new ROO represent the brand’s enthusiastic use of alternative materials such as forged carbon for the case and ceramics, but also it reminds us of the manufacture’s exceptional, traditional watchmaking expertise. If ever there was a great example of inner beauty, this…

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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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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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Audemars Piguet Watches: A Look at Unparalleled Craftsmanship That Stands the Test of Time

 |  August 13th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson The truth of a watch brand is in the story behind the development philosophy of the creator. The beauty of a watch is in the craftsmanship and vision that is behind it. For over a century Audemars Piguet has been behind some of the world’s most sought-after timepieces and today we explore the brand’s art. Founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, Audemars Piguet has always been a top-notch luxury watch atelier. It has created some of the most advanced technical timepieces ever to come on the market. That includes its famed Royal Oak, for which Gerald Genta was commissioned to create on the evening before Basel Fair 1971. The mission: to design…

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