We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 |  April 7th, 2014

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half weeks later, we return to the USA – intent on bringing all the news that’s fit to print (and maybe a little that is not).  Here we indulge in giving you highlights of the sheer dimensions and scope of BaselWorld. For those who already know and have visited BaselWorld, we posted an insider’s view a little earlier thanks to a Guest Editorial from watch veteran,…

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Rare Exhibition of Renowned Thomas Tompion 17th Century Clocks, Watches Opens for Limited Time at National Watch & Clock Museum

 |  November 22nd, 2013

Lover of fine antique clocks and watches – take note. A once-in-a-lifetime exhibit is opening at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, USA – one you won’t want to miss. Beginning today and running through January 9, 2014, an exhibition called “Majestic Time” features the largest collection ever assembled of clocks, watches and sundials by the famed Thomas Tompion – one of the foremost clockmakers of the 17th century. The collection is assembled just in time to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Tompion’s death (1639-1713).  Tompion built precision clocks for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, as well as creating ornate clocks and repeating pocket watches for society aristocrats. Known as the founder of English clockmaking, Tompion made…

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Watch Lovers Welcome at the First-Ever Watch Panel Discussion at the Extraordinary Conference in NYC

 |  November 21st, 2013

On December 5-7 in New York City, the Initiatives in Art and Culture will host its 15th conference – this year entitled Extraordinary:  Icons, Iconoclasm, and Innovation. Throughout the cultural conference, icons, innovators and extraordinary individuals and brands will give presentations on today’s arts, fashions, cultures and – for the first time ever—watches. On December 6 (from 3:15-4:15), a watch panel discussion – moderated by Roberta Naas, watch industry expert and watch editor for Niche Media  – will take a look at the relevance of watchmaking toady. The watch panel, entitled Perfect Timing: Masterpieces of Contemporary Horology will feature key speakers: MB&F — Maximillian Büsser, Founder, MB&F Horological Lab Movado Group – Efraim Grinberg, Global Chairman, CEO, Movado Group Inc.…

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New Diane Kruger Film Unveiled with Jaeger-LeCoultre

 |  May 7th, 2013

Yesterday in New York City, at the Loft and Garden atop 620 Fifth Avenue, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated its 180th anniversary in style. With the brand was ambassadress and amazing film star Diane Kruger (whom we had the privilege of  interviewing her here on video first last year). With Kruger, Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils its newest collection of women’s complex timepieces, and offers the concept to women of re-inventing themselves time and again – much like Kruger does in the many roles she plays on film and television. To this end, the brand has created a fabulous film with Kruger and the brand’s many watches as the stars – showing the growth from childhood to teen to woman and all the many facets of…

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A Timely Event: Honus Wagner T206 Card at Audemars Piguet

 |  March 22nd, 2013

Sports lovers and collectors – pay attention: you most likely will want to wander in to New York before March 28 and head over to the Audemars Piguet flagship watch boutique at 65 East 57th street to view the incredible Honus Wagner T206 card on display there.  The Honus Wagner cigarette card – since 1909 – represents the pinnacle of sports card memorabilia. “The Jumbo Wagner” on display is one of the highest graded editions of the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card. It is up for sale through April 5 by Goldin Auctions.  Currently the card has a bid of $1.175 million. Issued by the American Tobacco Company, from 1909-11 as part of the T206 series, less than 200 Wagner…

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