Was $150,000 Paid For Urwerk Watch Worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man Enough?

 |  May 21st, 2018

Just last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I wrote about the Urwerk watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the Spider-Man Homecoming 2017 movie — the Urwerk UR-110 RG — selling for $150,000. The thing I have been thinking about is this: was that $150,000 really enough? Truth be told, a brand new version of the Urwerk UR-110 RG sells for $115,000. That said, someone, I think, got a real bargain and now has a watch with a very…

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Hands On With the TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford Watch in Aquablue

 |  May 18th, 2018

During Baselworld,  TAG Heuer showed off its newest collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the company known for tricking out watches according to individual desires.  The new TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford watch is the second one where TAG Heuer authorized Bamford to do something special with one of its timepieces.  This new interpretation of the iconic Monaco watch is a bit of an eye opener – thanks to the visually arresting luminescent Aquablue visual cues for the chronograph sub-dial counters, minute…

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Breaking News: Richemont Group Launches New Watch Brand Called Baume

 |  May 15th, 2018

Yes, you heard right. The luxury Richemont Group has just launched a new watch brand — an affordable one at that. Yes, you also heard right, the new brand is called Baume — mostly because it was conceived of and begun under the auspices of its “mother” brand Baume & Mercier. Additionally, the new brand — which now has its own design team and leader, veteran Richemont Group product director Marie Chassot — is geared for a better future and…

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Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

 |  May 11th, 2018

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in larger than 60-second increments – in fact measuring multiple increments of up to 12 hours – the A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split is an…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018

 |  May 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind we will be writing in depth about each of these watches in the coming weeks. “Over the past decade, the watch industry has witnessed incredible…

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Actor Robert Downey Jr., AKA Ironman, Dons Devon Tread F1 Watch in Avengers: Infinity War Movie

 |  May 9th, 2018

A box office hit on its opening weekend, Avengers: Infinity War continues to attract loves of the super heroes. In addition to the celebrities that are shining on the big screen in the Marvel Studios film that witnesses Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and all of the other Avengers uniting to fight one of the most powerful enemies to date, a Devon watch also took the limelight … on  the wrist of   Robert Downey Jr.’s character, the incredible Tony Stark (aka…

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Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

 |  May 8th, 2018

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of my favorites), and wear a Longines Conquest V.H. P. watch for a couple of days. I would get to hobnob with celebrities that included Miss…

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