Be Among the First Consumers to See this Year’s Top Watches — Don’t Miss Madison Avenue Watch Week this Week in NY

 |  April 19th, 2015

This week in New York City, you can be among the first consumers ever to see, touch and try on some of the hottest watches of the new year. All week long, top Madison Avenue watch boutiques are showcasing new products that are just arriving in stores this spring and summer. Additionally, some brands are offering watchmaking demonstrations, and a few other notable special events — all to please the watch lover in you.  Indeed, this year’s Madison Avenue Watch Week boasts an impressive roster of watch brands on a 12-block stretch of Madison Ave that runs from 57th street to 69th street. Who’s involved in the haute horology line up?   A. Lange & Söhne, Chopard, David Yurman, de Grisogono, Fabergé, F.P. Journe,…

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Apple Watch Pre-Orders Soar, But Can It Deliver?

 |  April 17th, 2015

As we wrap up our week-long look at SmartWatches from traditional watch brands, we think it is only fitting to take a look at the leader of the SmartWatch pack from the technological side: the Apple Watch. Yes, one of our contributors and a true watch lover has pre-ordered his Apple Watch, as have many tech-savvy followers of ours — demonstrating that a love of technology and traditional watches are not mutually exclusive. And, as the pre-orders for this device rise into the millions, we can’t help but wonder just what kind of impact it will have on our daily lives and on society for that matter. We will certainly see a generation more connected than ever before. With the Apple Watch, it seems…

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Breitling’s B55 Connected Chronograph Smart Watch Brings the Watch Functions to the Phone

 |  April 16th, 2015

Out of all of the new tech-integrated watches released by traditional brands, Breitling’s B55 Connected Chronograph (announced at the 2015 BaselWorld) is perhaps one of the most exciting ones. Mostly because it is a fun watch that has a very authentic feel to it in both design and function. The brand has embraced an ultra-technical look that is in keeping with its image, and then enhanced it with the connectivity needed to bring it to the new Smart watch level. The design of the B55 Connected is uniquely identifiable with its titanium casing with a black carbon-based coating and black dial. Fashioned with a blue wireless symbol and blue strap, the B55 is a redesign of the brand’s 2014 Caliber 50. However, Breitling…

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Affordable Watches: SmartWatch meets Fashion Watch, Introducing Guess Connect

 |  April 15th, 2015

Smartwatch Week continues as take a look at  the Guess Connect watch. With this watch, we continue to see a recurring pattern of partnerships between traditional watchmakers and more tech-savvy brands. In this case, Guess has teamed up with Martian Watches, an award-winning developer of fashionable smart watches. It is an interesting partnership that yields a very Guess-like look with a technological side. Guess remains true to a fashionable watch essence by assuring the integrated technology is replaceable, while the timepiece itself can withstand the changing tides. The Guess Connect’s design mimics the brand’s global best-seller style RIGOR. With two available sizes (45mm and 41mm), this watch is comprised of a stainless steel case and either a silicone or genuine leather band and is available…

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Bulgari’s Diagono Magnesium Smart Watch Gives You Military-Level Security On Your Wrist!

 |  April 14th, 2015

Imagine if you could keep all of your personal information in one place  — around your wrist. And better yet, have it be always accessible and safely stored. In an age where confidential information is becoming harder and harder to keep secure, Bulgari’s new Diagono Magnesium is able to keep your most sensitive material stored with military-level security. At this year’s BaselWorld, the brand released its concept, “vault on the wrist” watch, which is very unlike other technologically integrated timepieces on the current market. Derived from a jeweler’s background with a security-driven mindset, the Swiss watchmaker Bulgari teamed up with the World Internet Security Company, WISeKey, to create an all-Swiss partnership. WISeKey, a Geneva based company, specializes in securing digital…

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