Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015, and Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion Come to Close

 |  August 16th, 2015

Today marks the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach and the conclusion of the Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion, ending Monterey Classic Car Week — one of the most exciting weeks in vintage automotive circles. Pebble Beach Golf Links has witnessed many memorable triumphs in its history, including U.S. Open wins for Rolex ambassadors Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, but the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a very different affair. In fact, the gathering of prized collectors’ cars on the 18th fairway overlooking the Pacific Ocean has earned a reputation as one of the finest car exhibitions. Launched in 1950 as a small social event with an accompanying road race designed to showcase the most avant-garde vehicles of the period, the event has…

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Move Over Men: This Weekend Sojourn is for Women but Be Warned, the Newest Fine Jewelry Is Not for the Faint of Heart

 |  August 2nd, 2015

By Nancy Pier Sindt New York’s hot, steamy weather didn’t wilt the dazzle of the fine jewelry and accessories shown at recent trade fairs. Headlining the offerings at the Jewelers of America show were pearls and diamonds of every shape and size, colored gemstones in the season’s most-wanted colors — plus everything in between –and precious metals with an emphasis on white, and accents of yellow, pink and black. Generally, jewelry weights were light, both for price considerations and comfort of wear, but shapes were dramatic: earrings that climbed up the outside of the ear, rings that cover two and three fingers, bold collars and cuff bracelets. The styles were enough to bring out the Warrior Woman in everyone. The…

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TAG Heuer Speeds Ahead in FIA Championship Endurace Races

 |  June 12th, 2015

Long involved in the world of automobile racing, rallies and even auto-inspired movies, TAG Heuer propels this DNA to new heights with the news that the brand has become the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch Partner of Nissan NISMO — just in time for the LeMans 24 and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In fact, the 2015 FIA WEC season is now in full swing. It started in April and will end in November. With a tag line of “Don’t Crack Under Pressure,” TAG Heuer is all about endurance, strength and precision. The brand made the bold move of announcing the relationship on Super Bowl Sunday, when Nissan used a commercial to unveil its new GT-R LM NISMO (Nissan…

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils Harmony Cushion Collection in Celebration of 260 Years of Watchmaking

 |  June 8th, 2015

Vacheron Constantin is the only watch brand in the world that can claim 260 years of continuous production. It is a tribute the likes of which legends are made. This year, in honor of its 260 years, the brand  unveiled an all new collection at SIHH in January, and with seven different versions just hitting stores now. Aptly named the Harmony collection, the watches  are  inspired   by the past, but with an eye to the future. The cushion shape is derived from a chronograph the brand first introduced back in 1928, yet the renditions are timeless. Making the series even more alluring is the fact that the new watches are ultra thin and — like all Vacheron Constantin watches — meticulously finished. Harmony boasts five…

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Longines Goes All-Out to Time the Kentucky Derby and Unveils a new Sure-Bet Conquest Classic Moonphase Watch

 |  May 1st, 2015

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is back, and Longines, the official timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, and the Longines countdown is well underway with all eyes on Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 2nd. In typical Longines style, the brand will be recording every second of the exciting action – from starting gates to the final finish. In fact, the brand has gone all out — bringing free-standing clocks to the race track in strategic positions so that fans never need to guess the time. They still need to figure the odds and the winning horse that will gallup into the finish line first, but the Longines timing is a sure bet. Additionally, to celebrate this year’s Kentucky Derby, Longines has released a new…

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