On the Track at Sebring International Raceway during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final (slideshow – 30 original images)

 |  November 27th, 2015

I just have to say it: there may be nothing as exhilarating as driving at high speeds in a Lamborghini Huracan on one of America’s most historic race tracks, Sebring International. Last weekend, I had the chance not only to accompany a racecar driver around the track for hot laps (top speed 155), but also to drive the track myself in a Lamborghini (top speed 134 – but only because I had some drivers behind me trying to pass and the very short straightaway got shorter faster). The incredible experience was all part of a weekend trip with Blancpain to witness the   2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final – where 66 Lamborghinis from around the world competed for the…

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Hands On with the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Purely Beautiful in its Newest Rendition

 |  November 10th, 2015

We have written about Armin Strom here many times before. It is a brand we respect for its dedication to watchmaking and remaining true to its values.  Now, we are thrilled to bring you the newest Skeleton Pure watch as presented just a couple of weeks ago at the WatchTime New York event. A fascinating work of mechanical prowess and alluring architecture, the new 18-karat white gold watch features   a movement with layered construction of the components. Made in house, the  Calibre ARM09-S is skeletonized,  and the bridges are highly accentuated in bold blue thanks to a special three-dimensional PVD colorization. Trained artisans meticulously plate the bridges with rhodium in the workshop’s dedicated electroplating department to protect the color and lustre of the…

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The Only Watch Auction this Weekend: 20 Top Watches Expected to Sell Quickly (Slideshow)

 |  November 6th, 2015

Coming up on Saturday, November 6 in Geneva is the sixth edition of The Only Watch Auction– a unique event in the watch industry wherein watch brands create one special piece to be auctioned, with all proceeds going to  benefit research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This year, more than 40 exceptional one-of-a-kind and specialty timepieces will be offered for sale. The auction is organized by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, the Monaco Yacht Show and Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo. The watches have been on a whirlwind tour around the globe to show off their exceptional beauty and craftsmanship to potential buyers. You, too,can be one of those potentials — if you register to bid on line up to 24 hours before the auction (meaning register…

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Artemis Racing Sails to the Win in Bermuda, Sponsored by Ulysse Nardin

 |  October 23rd, 2015

This past weekend in Bermuda six teams raced to the finish in the third Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event leading up to the 2017 America’s Cup. It was the last event of this year and it culminated in a great win for Artemis Racing Team and Ulysse Nardin, Official Partner of the team. The victory was much needed, after the team had suffered a capsized boat in one race and the misfortune of hitting rocks off shore in the Gothenburg races this year. Thankfully, the boats being raced in these World Series races are not the ones that will make the final America’s Cup series. The Bermuda win brings Artemis Racing to fourth place in the overall series…

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Don’t Miss the WatchTime Exhibition in New York this Week — and other NYC Watch Happenings

 |  October 18th, 2015

This fall is chocked full of great events for watch lovers — especially those in or traveling to New York City. Of particular note is the WatchTime exhibition, held by one of America’s leading watch-specialty publications, WatchTime Magazine. Beginning on Friday evening the 23rd of October with a cocktail event and some presentations, the event continues all day Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm — guests can view a star-studded line up of 15 luxury watch brands. Held at Manhattan’s elegant  Gotham Hall, the exhibit will showcase some timepieces never before seen in the USA. Watch lovers can mingle with brand executives, industry experts and watch afficiaonados.  Both days will feature presentations and Q&A opportunities with  WatchTime editor-in-chief and veteran…

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