TAG Heuer, Official Timer of the Indy 500, Measures Ultimate Precision

 |  May 29th, 2016

Today marks the 100th running of the Indy 500– an American institution that happens every year on Memorial Day weekend. It is a weekend of pride and power, of precision and perfection and of speed, roaring engines and split-second timing. For it all, TAG Heuer is there. The brand has a long association with auto racing and has been the Official Timekeeper of the Indy 500  for years. Not only does the brand have key auto racing ambassadors on board (including Patrick Dempsey), but also  the brand builds superb Formula 1 timepieces to honor the sport. Easily among the more coveted Formula 1 pieces is the   Chronograph 42mm watch, crafted in steel and offering a tachymeter bezel for measuring speeds. The chronograph…

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Ritmo Mundo Celebrates Auto Racing at the Indy 500

 |  May 28th, 2016

Tomorrow marks the 100th running of the famed Indy 500 — and it promises excitement. There are a few watch brands intimately involved in the event, and one of them, Ritmo Mundo, which produces a great line of affordable Racer watches (including the tribute to Dan Wheldon watch, which you can read about here), also partners with several drivers. This year the brand is involved in a host of events and also wishes well to brand ambassador Ryan Hunter Reay as he goes after his second Indy 500 win.  

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Finally, In Stores Now: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar and Classic Watches

 |  May 27th, 2016

Four score and five years ago the horological manufacture Jaeger-LeCoutre produced what would be one of the most iconic watches in the industry: the Reverso. One of the first true sports watches, the piece was originally designed for Polo players in  1931. The watch dial side would face up when worn recreationally, but when it came to game time, the Polo player could easily reverse the dial side down for protection. Over the years the duality of the Reverso has received creative treatment from the manufacturer,  and has seen designs ranging from engraving, to gem-setting, enameling, and high-watchmaking complications on both sides of the watch. To commemorate the 85th anniversary of the watch’s birth, Jaeger-LeCoutre has unveiled a host of new expressions this year, but…

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Fast Focus: Meet the Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal Quartz TPT Watch (Price)

 |  May 26th, 2016

Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has a way of wowing watch lovers and sports spectators. He brings on brand ambassadors that actually wear their Richard Mille watches while engaging in their competitions. From racing, to tennis, golf and more—Richard Mille works side by side with its ambassadors to create special timepieces that work for them (in more ways than one). The same is true of the new   RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal watch — it represents a leap in technological achievement for the already ultra-high-tech brand. The timepiece is powered by the new automatic (the first time an automatic graces this line) RMAL1 caliber and is equipped with Mille’s patented variable-geometry rotor made of light-weight titanium and that enables wearers to adjust the…

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3 Reasons to Love the New MB&F Legacy Machine: LM1 Silberstein, Made with Alain Silberstein (prices)

 |  May 25th, 2016

A few months ago in Basel, we met with MB&F and got a sneak peek at the all-new Legacy Machine LM1 Silberstein – but the watch was under embargo – until now. The reasons we love this watch are multi-fold and run the gamut from admiring the work of Alain Silberstein and MB&F for years to just simply loving the Legacy Machine in general. However, there are three important facts that stand out about this watch and this Performance Art collaboration – making it quite special and undeniably loveable (not to mention collectible). 1 – Alain  Silberstein. First of all, while Alain Silberstein currently designs timepieces for brands – and this is not his first collaboration with MB&F – he…

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