Minuteman Watches Joins Forces With Team Rubicon To Raise Funds For Emergency Response

 |  February 2nd, 2018

Sometimes a watch can have a special purpose above and beyond telling time and offering added functions. The new Minuteman Team Rubicon watches certainly have an important function: charity. In fact, the Minuteman was conceived of by Thomas Carey, who wanted to raise funds for charities that assist veterans and their families. Every year, the brand works with a new charity to help raise funds and this year it is Team Rubicon USA.org and extensions globally. For those who may not…

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Retail Building Blocks In America: Bucherer Acquires Tourneau — What Does It Mean For American Retail?

 |  January 31st, 2018

In big news today, American retailer Tourneau has been acquired by European jewelry and watch retail giant, Bucherer Group. Not to be confused with the Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, which is also under the Lucerne, Switzerland-based retail group umbrella, Bucherer Group,  acquired what is the largest US-based luxury watch retailer brick-and-mortar operation (not to mention e-sales) from Green Equity Investors. Tourneau once one of the premier forces in watch retailing in the USA, was established in 1900 in Europe…

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Seiko Prospex Challenge 2017 Makes Waves in NY with Fabien Cousteau

 |  November 5th, 2017

Recently in New York City, Seiko and the Prospex Challenge 2017 exhibit made a real splash. Focusing on Seiko Prospex dive watches throughout the years, the exhibit opened with a wave of enthusiasm, and even attracted Fabien Cousteau. In 1965 Seiko launched its very first divers watch. Since then, Seiko has continued to grow as the most reliable brand in dive watches. The Seiko Prospex diver’s watch collection incorporates all of the technologies, materials and special features needed for a…

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Top Six Sports Watches of 2017: Our Picks for GPHG 2017

 |  September 22nd, 2017

It’s not too far off: November 8th is when the 17th meeting of the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève, GPHG, will take place. For those unaware, the GPHG is the organization and annual watchmaking award ceremony where different watches are recognized for various feats of horological wizardry. Think Academy Awards but for watches. Six watches across twelve categories have been preselected to compete for top honors.  Here we bring you a look at the six top Sports watches. Before…

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American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute Announce Florida Convention

 |  September 4th, 2017

For those die-hard lovers of the intricacies of watchmaking, take note:  The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will host its annual convention October 4–7, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport—Westshore hotel in Tampa, Fla. The event, which includes a vendor fair with tools, technology and more, also offers more than 12 hours of education. Additionally, a tour of watchband manufacturer Hadley-Roma is being offered. International head of watches at Christie’s auction house,  John Reardon,  is the keynote speaker. Lecture and classroom topics include American Style…

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Franck Muller and Parmigiani Fleurier Participate in Monterey Classic Car Week

 |  August 23rd, 2017

Yesterday we brought you a look at the winner of the Rolex Best of Show Award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in Monterey, California. Today, we take a look at a few watch brands (other than Rolex) involved in the Monterey Classic Car week events. Franck Muller At the 2017 Concorso Italiano event taking place during this car lovers dream week in Monterey, Franck Muller partnered with Neiman Marcus as the retail partner — presenting an exciting collection of…

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Carl F. Bucherer Works to Save the Manta Rays with Patravi ScubaTec Manta Trust Watch

 |  July 21st, 2017

We love watch brands that recognize and support conservation efforts that are vital to our changing world. Being at the ocean regularly makes me keenly aware of the beauty and benefit of the seas to mankind, and of our depletion of marine life. That’s why we are happy to witness the efforts of independent Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, which is working hard to support the preservation of a threatened species: the Manta Ray. With its new Limited Edition…

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