Fossil Group, Citizen Watch Company To Create Hybrid Watches

 |  November 14th, 2018

Recently, Japanese watch brand, Citizen, signed an exclusive agreement licensing hybrid Smartwatch Technology from the Fossil Group, which specializes in watches and wearables.   The multi-year agreement will enable Citizen to  produce and sell hybrid smart watches that combine both watch and smart technology. I covered this topic recently in my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, and now I revisit it for our readers.  “The agreement between Fossil Group and Citizen will not only enable Citizen to create and sell its…

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GPHG 2018: Complete List Of Winners, Including Jean-Claude Biver

 |  November 9th, 2018

Today in Geneva, the GPHG 2018 Awards took place. Here we bring you a look at the winners in every category of the event. “AIGUILLE D’OR” GRAND PRIX Bovet 1822 Récital 22 Grand Récital   LADIES’ WATCH PRIZE Chanel Boy-friend Skeleton LADIES’ COMPLICATION WATCH PRIZE Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium     MEN’S WATCH PRIZE Akrivia Chronomètre Contemporain     MEN’S COMPLICATION WATCH PRIZE Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece   CHRONOGRAPH WATCH PRIZE Singer Reimagined Singer…

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Bovet 1822 Wins Aiguille D’Or Grand Prize at GPHG 2018 for Recital 22

 |  November 9th, 2018

Today at the GPHG 2018 awards in Geneva, Bovet 1822 took home the  Aiguille D’OR Grand Prize for its Recital 22 Grand Recital, a nine-day flying tourbillon, Tellurium-Orrery and retrograde perpetual calendar. “The Récital 22 Grand Récital tourbillon forms the third chapter in the poetic celestial watchmaking narrative begun by Pascal Raffy and the Maison’s artisans at ovet 1822 two years ago. Together, they now invite us to observe the three heavenly bodies that set the pace of our lives:…

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DeBethune Wins GPHG Chronometry Prize for DB25 Starry Varius Chronometre Tourbillon

 |  November 9th, 2018

At the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) award ceremony that took place this evening at the Théâtre du Léman, in Geneva,  De Bethune received the prestigious Chronometry Watch Prize for its new DB25 Starry Varius Chronomètre Tourbillon model. “We should all believe in our lucky star! Just a year after taking the brand in hand again with Denis Flageollet, it is a tremendous honor and joy for us to receive this prize in one of the key categories of…

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WatchTime New York 2018: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

 |  October 29th, 2018

I’ve been known in the past to take a close look at the shows and bring the good, the bad and the ugly to the forefront. After spending a weekend in New York, it’s time to take a close-up look at WatchTime New York 2018. The Good About WatchTime New York To begin with, this show is highly successful and this year it exceeded expectations when it comes to high-quality foot traffic. With a top-notch sold-out cocktail party on Friday…

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Hands On: Roger Dubuis $417,000 Excalibur Quatuor Carbon With Four Sprung Balances

 |  October 25th, 2018

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of joining haute horlogerie Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis on the race tracks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — where the brand was celebrating its relationship with Lamborghini (yes, I got to drive an actual Lamborghini racecar on the track) and with Pirelli. Throughout the multi-day event, we all celebrated the Raging Mechanics that represent not only some of the finest race cars, but also some of the finest watches. To create its newest…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Diver Chronometers, Becomes Official Timekeeper Of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

 |  October 19th, 2018

It has been a very busy month for Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin. Following its extraordinary unveiling in September of the Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis watch, the brand went on in October to not only unveil an all-new Diver Chronometer collection, and now announces its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show taking place beginning October 31 in Florida. Introducing The Ulysse Nardin Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis Watch (Price) The new Diver Chronometer series is…

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