The Changing World of Luxury Retailing And Second-Hand Watches, And Why I Joined The TrueFacet.com Team

 |  July 6th, 2018

Not too long ago, I signed on as Executive Editor of The Loupe, the watch blog for TrueFacet.com (in addition to continuing with certain of my other roles). TrueFacet.com is an online marketplace for second-hand and vintage watches and jewelry, as well as operating a boutique division that offers new watches and jewelry for sale. We had been in discussions about my taking over this role  on and off for more than a year. However, just before I boarded a…

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Introducing: Fiona Kruger Moves From Skulls To Chaos With New Chaos Mechanical Entropy Watch

 |  June 28th, 2018

Known for her intricate and exceptional Skull-shaped watches, Fiona Kruger could be called the queen of the skulls. Her watches – in several sizes – attract attention from across any crowded room thanks to the colorful and detailed designs of the open-worked skull that reveals the movement within. Thanks to this collection, which has been evolving over the course of five years, many watch lovers equate skull watches with Fiona Kruger. However, today, she changes that by unveiling her second…

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Introducing the Corum Bubble Big Magical Djibril Watch Made With Djibril Cisse, AKA ‘The Lion’

 |  June 19th, 2018

Those who know Corum well may be followers of the brand’s pretty upbeat new Bubble collection of watches — with some often done in collaboration with artists and other noteworthy friends of the brand.  Such is the case with the newest Bubble watch. For this creation, the brand joins forces with former soccer great, author and DJ,  Djibril Cisse’, known as “The Lion.”  The new 52mm Corum Bubble Big Magical Djibril watch is offered in two limited-edition versions and features…

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Video Demonstration of Panerai’s Interchangeable Straps for the Panerai Luminor Due Watches

 |  June 1st, 2018

This is definitely the year of versatility and choice in the watch industry, with many brands unveiling interchangeable straps with simple-change systems. Interestingly enough, Panerai is one such brand. For its all-new Panerai Luminor Due Collection, the brand releases a quick change system. The new Luminor Due watches are created in 38mm, 42mm, or 45mm sizes. With three days of power reserve, the automatic watch has three different versions — in steel and rose gold. Additionally, there are a host…

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Hands On With The Patented Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral Watch

 |  May 30th, 2018

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2018, Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer made a powerful statement about the brand’s watchmaking prowess when it unveiled the unique Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral watch with two patients (one still pending) and a superb design that allows for optimum viewing to the large-sized tourbillon. Powered by the in-house-made CFB T3000  unique movement developed and designed by the Manufacture, the watch is the world’s first to combine a peripheral automatic winding system and a peripherally mounted tourbillon.…

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Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

 |  May 11th, 2018

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in larger than 60-second increments – in fact measuring multiple increments of up to 12 hours – the A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split is an…

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Introducing — And Hands On With — The Incredible New Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital $470,000 Watch

 |  May 3rd, 2018

Once again the independent Swiss watch brand Bovet 1822 brings us one of the most spectacular watches of the year in the all-new Recital 22 Grand Recital watch. Several years in the making the nearly half-a-million-dollar watch holds five patents. An exemplary masterpiece of innovation and craftsmanship, the watch displays the sun, moon and Earth in a Tellurium Orrery – a mechanical rendition of astronomical motions on the wrist. An Orrery is essentially a working planetarium that shows planetary orbits…

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