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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Movado Watches and Parlee™ Cycles Team Up: Introducing the Movado Parlee Chronograph (video)

 |  August 27th, 2014

  If you are a true biker – you are familiar with Parlee™ Cycles. This company custom builds ultra lightweight bicycles that are among the most rugged on the market. The goal of the founders of Parlee Cycles was to create the world’s best performance racing bikes. It has achieved this via a combination of a tubular framework, special molding techniques and performance materials – yielding a durable product and remarkable ride. Now, Movado has partnered with Parlee Cycles to create the high-tech Movado Parlee Chronograph — inspired by the world-class racing bikes. In fact, it is made of the same ultra-lightweight unidirectional carbon fiber used in the Parlee racing bicycle frame construction. The ergonomic design of the watch reflects…

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3 Fabulous Watch Finds Up at Auction this Week

 |  August 25th, 2014

This week, on Thursday, to be precise, a few amazing historic clocks and movement are coming up for auction and you may not want to miss out on bidding. The auction — Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments — is being operated by Dreweatts Bloomsbury Auctions. Easily one of the most exciting pieces to be on the block is Lot 121: a rare pocket watch movement – mind you – movement only – created jointly by 17th century watchmaking legend Thomas Tompion and George Graham. According to the auction house, the movement was most likely the last to be built before Tompion’s death, and is the last recorded piece signed by Tompion, who built ornate clocks and repeating watches. In…

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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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Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, Rolex, Vintage Cars and Racing — what a Weekend

 |  August 17th, 2014

It’s that time of year again – the time when lovers of vintage motor sports gather together in California for the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Among the much-loved, world-famous events are the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion — a cornerstone of the week – and the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Additional road rallies and events also take place. We’ve covered the show in years past in much detail, so today, we just bring a highlight or two for those who can’t get enough of the great roadsters of yesteryear. For Rolex, this event is one of the brand’s largest showcases. In fact, as premier sponsor of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Rolex actively supports…

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