Fast Focus:Baume & Mercier Displays Capeland Shelby Cobra Legendary Driver Watches at McCall’s Motorworks Revival

 |  August 26th, 2016

  It’s been a busy few weeks in Monterey with all of the incredible car festivals and events that range from the 25th Anniversary of McCall’s annual Motorworks Revival to the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, which we wrote about here and here. At the McCall’s annual Motorworks Revival, which has become known as the kickoff party to the world-renowned Monterey Car Week, Baume & Mercier introduced four limited edition chronographs to the world that pay homage to Shelby Cobra racecar drivers who competed behind the wheel of the famous Shelby Cobra CSX2128 in the early 1960’s. Baume & Mercier honored racecar drivers Dan Gurney (No. #15), Ken Miles (No. #50), Dave MacDonald (No. #97) and Allen Grant (No. #96)…

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Longines Unveils Vintage-Inspired Longines Heritage 1969 Watch

 |  August 25th, 2016

For the latest release from  Longines, the winged hourglass brand, the  company  looked to its own museum located in Saint-Imier, the same city where Longines was founded in 1832, for inspiration. The museum is home to the vast archives of the pieces Longines has produced over the years and it is from that history the latest in the Heritage line draws its roots from. Taking its cues from a Longines piece created in the ’60s, the Longines Heritage 1969 features many styling elements that fans of the period will notice. The watch comes in a cushion cut steel case, with a brushed silver dial and elegant rose colored hands and indexes. At the time of the original iteration in the 60s, the…

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Panerai Reaffirms Ocean Roots with Classic Yacht Challenge, Sailing Heals and Oceana Partnership

 |  August 23rd, 2016

Panerai, a brand long known for its affiliation with sailing and water, is in full swing again this season as the title sponsor of the 2016 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The North America season kicked off with the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, then moved on to Nantucket this past weekend for the Sail Nantucket Regatta and the Opera House Cup. The Challenge comes to a close with the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta over Labor Day weekend. Panerai has been the title sponsor of the North American portion of the 10-regatta global series event since 2005. At the close of each of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge regattas, a 44mm stainless steel Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Power…

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And the Winner is: 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show Winner Gets Rolex Watch

 |  August 22nd, 2016

On Friday we brought you a close-up look at all of the grand events going on at the 2016 Monterey Classic Car Week. You can read about that here. Now, we just want to take  a minute to introduce you to the “Best of Show” winner at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2016. The winner — beating out 200 amazing   true-to-their-heritage vintage cars — is a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet. The car, owned by Richard Mattei of Arizona, took six years to totally refurbish. In his speech, Mattei thanked numerous people from around the world who helped in the restoration. Not only did he receive the winning accolades, but also was awarded with a Rolex  Everose…

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Rio 2016 Wrap Up: From Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners are also Watch Brand Ambassadors (See what they wear)

 |  August 22nd, 2016

It was a great couple of weeks at Rio 2016, where America came out on top with the highest number of accumulated medals. The Games brought us tears of joy, cries of woe, good sportsmanship and poor sportsmanship, and a host of terrific Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. Some of those winners are even watch brand ambassadors. Here we take a quick look at the winner’s circle in three sporting arenas. Swimming: Michael Phelps stole the swimming scene with five Gold Medals and one silver. Phelps is probably the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, with 23 Golds and 28 in total. The 31-year-old, who announced his retirement in Rio, is an Omega brand ambassador. He wears timepieces from…

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