Hublot, Paris Saint-Germain Unveil LE Big Bang Under the Stars

 |  July 24th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Anyone who knows New York, knows that it is not just one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities in the world, but also that it is the place to be for big announcements. On Thursday night – at the Loft & Garden on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center building, Hublot made multiple big announcements. In fact, not only did the brand bring in the players from the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club to help unveil the new Official limited edition watch, but it also had Giants’ NFL player Victor Cruz on hand to help unveil the watch.  Helping to MC the event was former New York Giant quarterback and newly minted Good Morning America special correspondent, Jesse Palmer –a…

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Off the Cuff: Close Up with the Clerc Hydroscaph H1

 |  July 17th, 2015

Recently I wore a watch I never really thought I would wear. I was testing out the Clerc Hydroscaph H1 C.O.S.C certified automatic chronometer. One of the reasons I never thought I would wear this watch is because it is a brute of a timepiece. I say a brute because it is a significantly sized workhorse – capable of diving to 1,650 feet below sea level. Make no mistake — I didn’t do that. I did some snorkeling with it in Florida, though and it performed beautifully in the water. I also lent it to a friend of mine who dives and took it with him on a day under the ocean. He was duly impressed. More importantly, though, this imposing…

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Up Close with the Manufacture Royale 1770 Voltige – an Acrobat in Motion

 |  July 15th, 2015

Manufacture Royale –a five-year-old brand brand with roots dating back to Voltaire and the Age of Enlightenment — has been on the cutting edge of aesthetics and technology since its rebirth. We have covered the brand here before, but now we bring you the newest 1770 Voltige watch. Part of the brand’s 1770 Collection, this 1770 Voltige watch is the brand’s first timepiece not to incorporate a tourbillon. It is the first watch to be made in the affordable price range of $33,000 (for the stainless steel version) and – the best part – it is the first to feature an inside-out movement architecture. In fact, the 45mm watch displays its beating escapement (along with pallet fork and balance) above the dial–…

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How To Spot a Fake Watch — NAWCC Introduces Luxury or Lie? Course

 |  July 14th, 2015

Watch education is an essential on-going tool of knowledge for any watch lover. Now, the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors has implemented a new educational course for watch lovers who really want to know how to spot a fake. The course, entitled Luxury or Lie? How to Identify Genuine Watches, is targeted to help jewelers, appraisers and watch buyers. The program has been designed and developed by the NAWCC along with wristwatch curator and instructor Adam Harris. The course includes an overview of watch types and establishes criteria for making judgments of authenticity based on comparative analysis. Essentially, throughout the multi-day workshop in Columbia, PA, participants will learn watch examination techniques and critical detection skills to discern the…

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Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Seiko – On Court Together at Wimbledon for Big Wins

 |  July 13th, 2015

It was a grand slam weekend in tennis! With smashing results: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon 2015 men’s singles final. This marks Djokovic’s second consecutive year winning Wimbledon, and the 28-year-old player accomplished it almost with a fury – not allowing the pressure of Federer’s serve get the best of him. Djokovic wears a Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Limited Edition watch that bears his name. On Saturday, Serena Williams won her third Grand Slam tournament of 2015 – taking the Wimbledon Singles title after defeating Garbine Muguruza. It was William’s fourth straight Major win. Williams wears the 37mm Royal Oak Offshore watch by Audemars Piguet. The white rubber, diamond-set rose-gold timepiece was on her wrist throughout…

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