Would You Spend a Million Dollars on a Watch? These Brands Hope So

 |  May 10th, 2017

The biggest watch exhibitions of the first half of the year 2017 are complete and we found several key noticeable trends. Watches at the affordable spectrum were strong, and so were the uber-expensive watches. As such,  we bring you a comprehensive line up of six approximately $1-million-dollar watches unveiled this year. Would you spend a million dollars on a watch? These brands hope so … but if you don’t someone else will. Richard Mille RM50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren…

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Three Days in Havana With Ball Watch USA, Timekeepers of the St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta

 |  May 2nd, 2017

As a long-time journalist in the watch and jewelry world, also covering other notable luxury categories, I often get invited on trips to experience events with the brands. Most of the time these relationship-building excursions are an incredible journey to parts not typically traveled. Such is the case with the recent trip I took with Ball Watch USA to Cuba. Not yet on the beaten path for most Americans, Cuba holds an incredible allure. So when Ball invited me to…

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Oil Rigs for the Wrist? Meet the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

 |  April 3rd, 2017

A few years ago I remember being blown away by a watch I saw that featured an oil rig on its dial. Not just any oil rig, but an automaton, as well. Now, Ulysse Nardin unveils a watch with an alluring, incredibly large 18-karat gold oil rig smack in the middle of the dial of the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater watch. The nautical connection between the sea and horology is a theme many watch manufactures have drawn upon…

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Watch Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the MB&F HM7 Aquapod, Jellyfish

 |  March 21st, 2017

Officially unveiled at SIHH and making another important appearance at Baselworld 2017, the  MB&F HM7 Aquapod, lovingly nicknamed Jellyfish, warrants a closer look for several reasons — not the least o which is the fact that the brand slipped another “round” watch in front of us without anyone really even noticing.  Here we take a close-up look at the MB&F HM7 Aquapod Jellyfish. Max Busser and friends lovingly refer to the watch as jellyfish, although, doubtless Busser’s wife does not share…

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Baselworld 2017: The Do’s, Don’t’s, and Ins and Outs of the World’s Largest Watch Exhibition

 |  March 20th, 2017

Baselworld 2017 …. it  starts officially on Thursday of this week, March 23. It is the largest and perhaps the most important (depending on your viewpoint) exhibition for watches in the world. I have been covering Baselworld as an editor and reporter for more than three decades. My very first show was most likely 33 or 34 years ago — time has  a way of muting the exact date.  Except for one year when my daughter was born, I have not…

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Introducing the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Watch – Customizable Smart Watch with 4,000 Iterations

 |  March 14th, 2017

In an official unveiling last night in San Francisco and today in Switzerland, TAG Heuer unveils its second TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch – totally officially Swiss Made and in a modular format so that buyers can customize almost any aspect of the watch to suit their needs. In total, TAG Heuer says as many as 4,000 different configurations of the Connected Modular 45 watch can be made. The electronic module inside the new TAG Heuer smart watch is…

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Lace for Men? Absolutely. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mysterieuse

 |  March 9th, 2017

Since the advent of watch and clocking making the popular methodology for capturing the passage of time is through the use of one short hand to denote hours and a long hand to indicate the minutes. However, there are times when a manufacturer steps beyond convention and delivers a unique reinterpretation of the status quo and delivers something truly special. With the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mystérieuse collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre has done just that. In a line up that comprises three one-of-a-kind…

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