Vacheron Constantin Unveils North American LE Traditionnelle Day-Date Watch, New Historiques

 |  July 20th, 2016

Vacheron Constantin has been very busy lately. Thus far this year the brand unveiled a totally revamped Overseas Collection, added special new models, including a World Time watch, and now unveils the  Limited Edition Traditionnelle Day Date and Power Reserve watch — being released as a North American exclusive.Even better, the watch is in stores already.  The brand has moved forward with new Historiques models, as well. The North American Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve Limited Edition watch features exquisite black guilloche work and is created in a 30-piece collection, with each watch retailing for $45,000. The watch is powered by the brand’s in-house-made automatic movement, caliber 2475. It offers day, date and central seconds indication, as well as 40 hours of…

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Hands On with the Zenith North American Special Edition Pilot Type 20 Watches

 |  July 19th, 2016

  Recently, at the Las Vegas Couture Time show, Zenith unveiled two new limited edition series of its more famed Pilot watches — geared only for the North American market. The Pilot Type 20 GMT and the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watches are created in a limited edition of just 50 pieces each. Additionally,  each boasts a rich blue dial that makes it stand out in a crowd. The Pilot Type 20 GMT is an ultra-light 48mm watch crafted in black DLC titanium. The crown is notched for easy gripping, and, true to the brand’s historical pilot watches that inspired this timepiece, it features a domed sapphire crystal and red dial accents. Powered by the Elite automatic caliber 693, the watch offers…

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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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Hands On: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon (with Wood Dial, Ship’s Rigging and More)

 |  July 13th, 2016

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2016, Ulysse Nardin unveiled the revolutionary Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon — a watch that is making its way to stores now.  The incredible scope of ingenuity and pioneering spirit behind this watch is mind-blowing. Reflecting the brand’s rich roots in marine chronometers, the new  Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon limited-edition watch is not only a nautically inspired timepiece with a hand-crafted wood marquetry dial, but also it is the first watch in history to utilize fiber Nano-threads (thinner than a strand of hair and borrowed from the ship-rigging industry) on the dial to resemble a ship’s rigging and to play an integral role in displaying the time. The high-precision watch features a dial that resembles a…

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Tiny Jewel Box’s Jim Rosenheim to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 |  July 12th, 2016

Yes, this is a watch industry insider news story. One that deserves telling because the person involved deserves recognition. Yesterday, Jewelers of America announced that Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box, a Washington DC retailer, has been named to receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosenheim is the third-generation in the family jewelry business, which has become a nationally renowned jewelry store. He started working at the store with his parents when he was 12 and quickly became a bench jeweler and lapidary. He led the store on an expansion from antique jewelry to current cutting-edge, fashion-forward offerings, and recently oversaw the expansion and renovation of the store — transitioning it to a high-jewelry and watch destination at a time when…

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