Wake Up America, New York Preservationists Need Your Help

 |  October 9th, 2015

Yesterday, our colleagues over at Hodinkee published a guest editorial about helping to save a landmark clock in New York. You can read that article in full detail at Hodinkee.  Essentially, there is a plan in place to convert the 19th century New York Life Insurance Company’s former headquarters (346 Broadway) in Tribeca into condos. Within the building are several New York City landmark designations, including the rooms in the clock tower and the historic mechanical clock mechanism – built by E. Howard & Co. of Boston. An amazing structure run by more than a ton of weights and a 5,000-pound bell, the clock is a grand representation of American clock craftsmanship. (You really need to read the guest editorial…

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The Martian — Matt Damon and Others Wear Hamilton Khaki Watches

 |  October 7th, 2015

This past weekend in theaters, The Martian, made its debut. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon- the movie is all about bravery and survival. Every moment counts as Matt Damon, who plays an astronaut left behind as dead, struggles to get word back to Earth that he is alive. Those crucial minutes and seconds are perfectly timed on the big screen with a Hamilton watch— the Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZero. Indeed, in the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 2015 movie, prop master Noel Cowell turned to a brand that is quite familiar with the big screen: Hamilton Watch — for more than just the main star.  The  military-inspired Hamilton BeLOWZERO watch worn by Damon features a  rugged, high-tech design. It is…

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Longines Masters Los Angeles — The American Series of Equestrian Prowess Concludes

 |  October 5th, 2015

This past weekend in Los Angeles, the Longines Masters took place.  The Longines Masters of Los Angeles brought together 30,000 spectators for four unforgettable days of top-level equestrian sport. Throughout the four-day event, there are a host of winners in  different categories, but in the $450,000 Longines Grand Prix, this year, the winner was Marco Kutscher of Germany, riding a 13-year-0ld Warmblood stallion named Van Gogh. Together they shaved .89 seconds off the world Number One record in the jump off. Recognized by both the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) as a CSI 5* event, the American leg of the Longines Masters established Los Angeles as a prominent location for the international equestrian scene, a…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Geophysic® True Second and Universal Time Watches at Watches & Wonders 2015

 |  September 29th, 2015

It is hard to believe that nearly three months ago, I got to see the newest watches we are talking about here in person in New York. It was a sneak preview and I was not allowed to breathe a word about it to anyone. At that point- being one of the first in the world to put my hands on the watch – I wasn’t even allowed to take pictures. But that’s ok – because I got to see, touch and feel one of the most exciting new watches to come on the market of late: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic ® True Second ® Watch. While Jaeger-LeCoultre is unveiling two new pieces to its milestone Geophysic® collection, the Geophysic® True…

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Recapping the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup as Summer Sailing Comes to a Close

 |  September 22nd, 2015

Last week, September 12-19, in Newport, RI, some of the finest sailing of the season took place at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. A favorer among sailors worldwide, the Club is a key racing activity – held biennially and hosted by the New York Yacht Club. The event promotes Corinthian sailing and rewards preparation, teamwork and tactical expertise, all concepts that the title sponsor of the event, Rolex, upholds. Rolex ahs been a strong supporter of yacht racing for more than half a century, and at this year’s event, the brand helped the New York Yacht Club welcome 17 teams from 11 countries, including Japan, Spain, Ireland, England, Argentina and more. The boats used for racing are…

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