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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Omega Watches’ Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy Wins 96th PGA Champion – Golf at its Finest

 |  August 10th, 2014

Wow. In Kentucky it has been a long weekend wrought with rain, rivers of water on the course and humidity. But it was also a great game of golf. So, after weather delays, balls gone astray into water hazards, bunkers and the crowd, and nail-biting neck-in-neck finishes, the winner is Rory McIlroy. The 23 year old Irish lad has definitively turned pro. Read on for details of the incredible weekend…. The weekend in Kentucky with Omega at the Championship PGA at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville was soggier and and rainier than usual. Nonetheless,  it was THE place to be — whether you love golf or not.  No doubt about it, it rained. In fact on Sunday it poured so hard that some weren’t sure the games would…

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To Peru and Back: A Review of the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph 2

 |  July 25th, 2014

By Alex Lam If you were to hit the trails in Peru – which I did — what watch would you take with you? Perhaps this is a somewhat inane question, but it was one that I contemplated before my trip to hike the Inca Trail. The wristwatch, first and foremost, was developed as a tool. The mechanical wristwatch as we know it today, despite all technological advances is less accurate and functional than its quartz and digital successors. And while there are some very good modern mechanical tool watches, even these more practical timepieces cannot approach the functionality and electronic accuracy of their counterparts. That said, it is interesting to recall that many of the great classic watches we…

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Omega Unveils Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 LE watch to honor the 45th Anniversary of Man’s First Step on the Moon – Which I recall Perfectly …

 |  July 18th, 2014

I may be giving away too much information here, but, why not? I remember watching the televised landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969, and the next day’s adventurous steps as two astronauts descended the ladder of the module and stepped foot on the moon’s surface. I was a kid, on vacation with my family at a lakeside resort in Vermont. The resort set up hundreds of chairs out on the long wooden porch under the late night sky and a huge television set … remember- this was 1969 – so that all by itself was a big deal! From those chairs, under the starry sky, we watched the incredible breakthrough man made. I was a kid. Maybe…

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