On the Track at Sebring International Raceway during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final (slideshow – 30 original images)

 |  November 27th, 2015

I just have to say it: there may be nothing as exhilarating as driving at high speeds in a Lamborghini Huracan on one of America’s most historic race tracks, Sebring International. Last weekend, I had the chance not only to accompany a racecar driver around the track for hot laps (top speed 155), but also to drive the track myself in a Lamborghini (top speed 134 – but only because I had some drivers behind me trying to pass and the very short straightaway got shorter faster). The incredible experience was all part of a weekend trip with Blancpain to witness the   2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final – where 66 Lamborghinis from around the world competed for the…

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Patek Philippe Garners Special Shop-within-a-Shop Status in new de Boulle Houston Boutique

 |  November 23rd, 2015

By Marie A. Picon An enthusiastic crowd of 165 people gathered in Houston last week to celebrate the opening of a new destination for top timepieces in the Bayou City’s toney uptown area. The latest project in a long-running partnership between a family-owned Swiss watch company and a family-owned Dallas jeweler, the new Patek Philippe Showroom at de Boulle Diamonds & Jewelry offers a comprehensive collection of watches by the legendary Geneva maison. It is just one of the many retail gems that promise to make the newly inaugurated River Oaks District-– the city’s top spot for luxury shopping. Denis Boulle founded de Boulle Diamonds & Jewelry in Dallas in the ’80s and, today, the jeweler continues to be recognized as much for…

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Extreme Climber Kenton Cool Wears Bremont on Mt. Everest and Other Summits

 |  November 12th, 2015

  Let’s be honest, that diver watch you are wearing will most likely never see the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. The pilot watch you just purchased will never be used to gauge flight speed in your personal replica World War II fighter jet. The chronograph you are so proud of will most likely not be used to measure lap time at a raceway. For many of us, the most extreme treatment our watches will undergo is the frustrating accidental hit against the desk we are sitting at while reading this article.There are a select few people in the world, though, that are routinely exposed to the extremes our planet boasts, and it is a nice to know that,…

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Baume & Mercier Creates One-Off Capeland Shelby Cobra Watch for Auction

 |  November 11th, 2015

You may recall that earlier this year we brought you some exciting news about Baume & Mercier and its breathtaking collection of Capeland Shelby Cobra watches — created in honor of the legendary Carroll Shelby and the legacy he and his team built. You can read many of the details about that product launch  here.  I really urge you to go to that article and read about that line in a last hope of owning one (it is almost entirely sold out — much to my chagrin, as it was on my must-try-to-buy list). But, fear not. If you can’t get your hands on one of those limited edition pieces — you have a new chance to own a one-of-a-kind rendition. On December…

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Hands On with the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Purely Beautiful in its Newest Rendition

 |  November 10th, 2015

We have written about Armin Strom here many times before. It is a brand we respect for its dedication to watchmaking and remaining true to its values.  Now, we are thrilled to bring you the newest Skeleton Pure watch as presented just a couple of weeks ago at the WatchTime New York event. A fascinating work of mechanical prowess and alluring architecture, the new 18-karat white gold watch features   a movement with layered construction of the components. Made in house, the  Calibre ARM09-S is skeletonized,  and the bridges are highly accentuated in bold blue thanks to a special three-dimensional PVD colorization. Trained artisans meticulously plate the bridges with rhodium in the workshop’s dedicated electroplating department to protect the color and lustre of the…

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