Five Top Things to do this Weekend that Involve Watches

 |  October 31st, 2014

This weekend is one filled with great watch-related events to experience. 1) Today, of course, is Halloween. Why not cut out a pumpkin with a watch dial on it and submit to our Facebook page … while we are not having an official contest, there is a little something in store for those who participate. Looking for something a bit more serious when it comes to timing this weekend? Here are a few more great things to keep your eye on: 2)  Take an early day off of work today and tune in live to witness the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Genève 2014 (GPHG). This year 72 top watches compete in 12 different categories for winning placements. We’ve covered many of…

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Superheroes on the Wrist: From Comic Book to Reality – Introducing Romain Jerome’s Batman-DNA

 |  October 30th, 2014

Pow. Blaam. Boom and Holy Bat Cave — superheroes are larger than life. So large, in fact that they celebrate birthdays and have their own timepieces – well at least Batman does. This week witnesses the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman — and in celebration of that, Romain Jerome unveils the super cool Batman-DNA watch. Dark and mysterious like the Caped Crusader, the 46mm Batman-DNA is a sleek and sophisticated black PVD-coated steel watch with black bezel – faceted to recall the sleek lines of the famed BatMobile. The black dial features the iconic Batman emblem that glows in the dark much like the well-known Bat-Signal (thanks to a special SuperLuminova treatment). The watch is finished with a black…

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Affordable Watch Wednesday: Introducing the Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert

 |  October 29th, 2014

Some watch brands really understand the need to protect the environment and go solar. Tissot has harnessed the power of light — and touch — and delivered it in a  good-looking, highly functional watch: the Tissot T-Touch Solar Expert watch.The watch offers the brand’s proprietary tactile-touch abilities. That is, all functions are activated simply by the touch of the crystal. Via some pretty high-tech electrical functions, circuits, charges and other systems, when the wearer touches the crystal in different points, the designated function is displayed. Additionally, the T-Touch Expert Solar absorbs light to power the watch. As light easy shine on the dial,  the SuperLuminova® hands and indexes not only get their glow, but also the light serves to recharge the watch. Functions…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 |  October 27th, 2014

Not too long ago, during our week on German Watches, we wrote here about how A. Lange & Sohne re-established itself post-Berlin Wall – becoming a force with which to be reckoned in the luxury watch industry today. While we have a lot to tell you about the brand’s 20th anniversary of the Lane 1 — celebrated this past weekend in Dresdent — we also want to fill you in on the details — so be patient. If you love history and Lange, you may first be very interested in the four-and-a-half minute video below that brings us from 1945 to date – and outlines the rebirth of A. Lange & Sohne – it is a video worth watching. It was in…

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Larger-than-Life Strandbeests from Theo Jansen Walk Miami Beach with Audemars Piguet

 |  October 24th, 2014

We’ve covered the esteemed brand of Audemars Piguet time and again here – but now we bring you something truly unusual. Audemars Piguet—Associate Partner of Art Basel – has announced a partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum that results in an incredible on-the-beach art exhibit in Miami during Art Basel. The exhibit: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Theo Jansen is a 66-year-old “artist” who was born in the Netherlands and studied physics at Delft University of Technology. He started painting when he was about 27 years old and even developed a painting machine. Over the years he has built many machines and has had exhibitions around the world – but it is his Strandbeests that are of famed acclaim. The Strandbeests are…

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