Greubel Forsey and Franco Cologni Awarded by FHH Cultural Council

 |  April 20th, 2018

On April 18 at Cite du Temps in Geneva, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s Cultural Council announced the winners of this year’s awards that honor exceptional personalities and professionals who have left a significant stamp on the watch world vial creative, artistic and technical mastery.  During the 6th annual “Hommage au Talent” award ceremony, the   “Hommage au Talent” prize was awarded to the Maison Greubel Forsey  for its technical horology, and the “Hommage à la Passion” distinction was awarded…

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Introducing the Richard Mille RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta Limited Edition Watch

 |  April 10th, 2018

Richard Mille says it like it is. He may give numbers to his watches, but their names are always pretty clear cut. Such is the case with the magnificent bright yellow RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Limited Edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta watch. Unveiled earlier today to honor the ninth annual Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille sailing event in the Caribbean (for which Richard Mille is the title sponsor), the watch is easily the most expensive…

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Zenith Pop-Up Boutique On Place Vendome In Paris Is Anything But Pop-Up

 |  March 30th, 2018

Last week, following a very busy Baselworld 2018 show, I joined Zenith watches on a brief trip to Paris, where the brand  opened what it calls a Pop-Up store. That Zenith boutique — strategically located  in Place Vendome — is anything but Pop-Up. Instead, it is a brick-and-mortar corner store right on Place Vendome. With windows on both sides, the “pop-up” store was most recently occupied by Zenith’s sister-brand Louis Vuitton, and is luxuriously appointed with light and dark wood…

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Learn Why Daylight Saving Time Exists, And Spring Ahead This Weekend

 |  March 10th, 2018

This weekend, at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday March 11, we set our clocks ahead by one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time. The Spring-Ahead concept, originally designed to save energy, means we lose an hour of sleep. The notion of Daylight Saving Time has roots dating back to the 18th century, when Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay (1784) called “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light.” He suggested that people should get out of…

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Minuteman Watches Joins Forces With Team Rubicon To Raise Funds For Emergency Response

 |  February 2nd, 2018

Sometimes a watch can have a special purpose above and beyond telling time and offering added functions. The new Minuteman Team Rubicon watches certainly have an important function: charity. In fact, the Minuteman was conceived of by Thomas Carey, who wanted to raise funds for charities that assist veterans and their families. Every year, the brand works with a new charity to help raise funds and this year it is Team Rubicon USA.org and extensions globally. For those who may not…

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Retail Building Blocks In America: Bucherer Acquires Tourneau — What Does It Mean For American Retail?

 |  January 31st, 2018

In big news today, American retailer Tourneau has been acquired by European jewelry and watch retail giant, Bucherer Group. Not to be confused with the Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, which is also under the Lucerne, Switzerland-based retail group umbrella, Bucherer Group,  acquired what is the largest US-based luxury watch retailer brick-and-mortar operation (not to mention e-sales) from Green Equity Investors. Tourneau once one of the premier forces in watch retailing in the USA, was established in 1900 in Europe…

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Happy New Year: Welcome to 2018 … Time To Start Anew

 |  January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2018 and the wonderful watch world we live in. This year, we opted not to reflect back on the negatives of 2017. Yes, there were negatives, there is no point in denying it:  disappointing watch sales, disappointing product and even disappointing changes in industry personnel. However, the flip side is the best side: Many brands and retailers experienced strong holiday sales –boosting profits and spirits.  Many brands made supreme efforts to unveil new timepieces with…

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