Inside the NB Center for the Ultimate ‘Cars and Watches’ Event: Nicola Bulgari’s Vintage American Cars and Bulgari Complicated Watches

 |  July 15th, 2016

It was sort of a surreal moment. Being driven into a compound, getting out of the car in front of a full stone lodge the size of a small boutique hotel, and walking out onto the terrace to find nearly 20 of the most stunning fully refurbished 1930’s and 1940’s American cars lined up in front of a huge drive-in movie screen. It’s the type of picture-perfect moment that burns a space in your memory. It’s the moment that I joined Bulgari for the brand’s first-ever “Watches and Engines” event in Allentown, PA, at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage – where Nicola Bulgari strives for perfection in restoring classic American every-day drivers. These beautiful cars that are restored…

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Tennis and Watches: Top 5 Watch Brands that Tennis Stars Wear on their Wrists

 |  July 11th, 2016

  What a weekend in the tennis and watch worlds. At Wimbledon, Serena Williams came out victorious on the women’s side, achieving her personal goal of  22 grand slam titles (and matching Steffi Graf’s record). On the men’s side, Andy Murray beat out Raonic in a tense final. Many of the top tennis stars playing during Wimbledon are also  watch brand ambassadors — making it a key week for watch brands, too. Here we take a look at the five most-worn brands among Wimbledon players. Williams is an  Audemars Piguet brand ambassador who wears her watch during play — a rare thing to do. Last week the brand launched a social media ad campaign in her honor. You can read all…

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Inside View: What It’s Really Like to go Aerobatic Flying …. Soaring Across the Skies with the Breitling Jet Team

 |  July 8th, 2016

Recently, I had the incredible honor of flying with the Breitling Jet Team. While i wrote a little about that on HauteTime, i now bring you all the inside details, as well as the upside down details of formation and aerobatic aviation flying. The day started like every other in my life. I awoke, and got ready to go to work. That was all that was the same for me. As I stepped out of the car on the East side of New York – where a seaplane awaited me – I figured my adventure with Breitling and the Breitling Jet Team was going to be an exciting one. I was wrong—it was so much more than exciting. The day…

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Moment in Time: Interview with Patrick Dempsey, Actor, Driver and TAG Heuer Ambassador

 |  July 7th, 2016

Those who know the steam Dr. Derek Shepherd from television’s Grey’s Anatomy may be interested to know that he is also an avid car racer  — with his own team — Dempsey Racing. He is also a TAG Heuer brand ambassador — and he is pretty quick to insist that time plays an important role in his life, where he juggles, racing, acting, family, philanthropy and (soon to come) directing. A man with many passions, During this recent interview, he talked at great length about the importance of staying focused. I have had the opportunity to interview Dempsey on several occasions, now (you can read one of those here) and – skeptic that I am when it comes to celebrities…

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Melissa Arnot, Alpina Ambassdor, Attempts 50 Peaks USA Climbing Challenge Wearing Smart Watch

 |  July 5th, 2016

Back in May, professional high-altitude American climber, and Alpina Watches Ambassador, Melissa Arnot became the first American woman– and the seventh woman ever — to summit Mt Everest and survive the descent without the use of supplemental oxygen. Climbing the 29,035 foot peak’s northeast ridge from Tibet, the expedition marked the sixth Everest summit for Arnot. Now, just in time for summer,  Arnot will be attempting to climb the highest peak in all 50 US states in 50 days this summer. On her wrist: the Alpina Horological Smartwatch. “I use the Horological Smartwatch as a safety tool in the mountains. Knowing my own data helps me better understand what I need to do to push myself to be better,” says Arnot,…

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