Hands-On Review of the Apple Watch: This Guy Walks into a Genius Bar ….

 |  July 2nd, 2015

By Norman M. Miller Like many watch lovers who are also tech geeks, I knew I was ordering the Apple Watch as soon as it was announced. I anxiously waited at my Mac Book for ordering to begin on April 10, and incessantly checked my order status on both my iPhone and iPad until a confirmation email told me I’d receive it on or around June 24. “Bummer,” I thought at the time … I wouldn’t have it to wear to the Las Vegas jewelry shows, where mixed opinions awaited. Unlike some, I do not see the Apple watch as a threat to the watch industry. I see it as an opportunity. Think about the 20 something’s in your lives…

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Affordable Watches: Ritmo Mundo Unveils Racer Quartz Chrono Line for Men and Women

 |  July 1st, 2015

Ritmo Mundo is a brand that manages to deliver affordability with class and style time and again. Having partnerships with sporting events, teams and people such as  LA Galaxy, Petra Kvitova, and Indy racing,  the brand gains inspiration from an eclectic playground. Now, the brand announces its newest auto-inspired classic chic line:  Racer Quartz Chrono and Racer Quartz. The lineup includes redesigns from the brand’s previous IndyCar styles and offers both chronograph styles and three-hands styles with cleaner looks. The entire Racer lineup features a variety of sizes, styles, and colors — all of which evoke a certain racing quality about them. The larger sized 44mm Racer Quartz Chrono houses a Swiss Ronda quartz chronograph movement and is available in stainless steel in different finishes, including steel, black PVD or rose gold…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Packs a Powerful Punch

 |  June 30th, 2015

When it comes to ultra thin timepieces, Jaeger-LeCoutre is no stranger in the craft. We’ve brought you the news on their previous creations like the Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar and the Ultra Thin edition done with a meteorite dial. However, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon  in white gold is well worth a close up look. Earlier renditions have been done with a pink gold casing and even a diamond adorned case.  However, the white gold edition has an added elegance to it that ensures the focus of the eye goes to the manufacture-made tourbillon escapement, which rests at six o’clock. The beauty of this watch is multi-fold. It houses an ultra-thin mechanical automatic movement Jaeger-LeCoultre Claiber 982) with 282 components — an incredible number — and…

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OK Men, This one is for the Women: Christophe Claret Unveils Marguerite

 |  June 29th, 2015

Earlier today in Switzerland, Christophe Claret unveiled his second watch dedicated to women. Called  Marguerite, the watch is inspired by the floral elegance of his first women’s timepiece, Margot, unveiled last year. You can read more about that watch here. Marguerite continues the theme of daisies and romance, but is not an actual game (Margot enabled the reader to virtually pluck the petals off the daisy on the dial to play “he loves me, he loves me not.”) The newest watch does not offer the gaming ability, but instead offers a magical beauty in the way it tracks time. The daisy in the center of the mother-of-pearl watch dial features two butterflies. One sits atop a petal, which moves every…

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Slim d’ Hermes Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Watch Makes its Way to Stores

 |  June 25th, 2015

Hermes, which has been making watches since the early 20th century, has a complete collection of dress watches, fashion-forward watches and dive watches, in addition to its complex Time Suspended (read more about that here) and Masque watches. Now, the brand goes to the next level with its newest series of ultra-slim watches that offer elegant appeal. The new Slim d’ Hermes line consists of several models (including three-hand automatics and several quartz versions), but the Perpetual Calendar Moonphase watch is the piece d’ resistance when it comes to looks. The watch is built using a base caliber from Vaucher (top-notch Swiss movement manufacture that Hermes co-owns) that measures 2.6mm in height. It is topped with a 1.4mm high Agenhor…

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