On the Track at Sebring International Raceway during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final (slideshow – 30 original images)

 |  November 27th, 2015

I just have to say it: there may be nothing as exhilarating as driving at high speeds in a Lamborghini Huracan on one of America’s most historic race tracks, Sebring International. Last weekend, I had the chance not only to accompany a racecar driver around the track for hot laps (top speed 155), but also to drive the track myself in a Lamborghini (top speed 134 – but only because I had some drivers behind me trying to pass and the very short straightaway got shorter faster). The incredible experience was all part of a weekend trip with Blancpain to witness the   2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final – where 66 Lamborghinis from around the world competed for the…

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Hands On with the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Purely Beautiful in its Newest Rendition

 |  November 10th, 2015

We have written about Armin Strom here many times before. It is a brand we respect for its dedication to watchmaking and remaining true to its values.  Now, we are thrilled to bring you the newest Skeleton Pure watch as presented just a couple of weeks ago at the WatchTime New York event. A fascinating work of mechanical prowess and alluring architecture, the new 18-karat white gold watch features   a movement with layered construction of the components. Made in house, the  Calibre ARM09-S is skeletonized,  and the bridges are highly accentuated in bold blue thanks to a special three-dimensional PVD colorization. Trained artisans meticulously plate the bridges with rhodium in the workshop’s dedicated electroplating department to protect the color and lustre of the…

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Don’t Miss the WatchTime Exhibition in New York this Week — and other NYC Watch Happenings

 |  October 18th, 2015

This fall is chocked full of great events for watch lovers — especially those in or traveling to New York City. Of particular note is the WatchTime exhibition, held by one of America’s leading watch-specialty publications, WatchTime Magazine. Beginning on Friday evening the 23rd of October with a cocktail event and some presentations, the event continues all day Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm — guests can view a star-studded line up of 15 luxury watch brands. Held at Manhattan’s elegant  Gotham Hall, the exhibit will showcase some timepieces never before seen in the USA. Watch lovers can mingle with brand executives, industry experts and watch afficiaonados.  Both days will feature presentations and Q&A opportunities with  WatchTime editor-in-chief and veteran…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Geophysic® True Second and Universal Time Watches at Watches & Wonders 2015

 |  September 29th, 2015

It is hard to believe that nearly three months ago, I got to see the newest watches we are talking about here in person in New York. It was a sneak preview and I was not allowed to breathe a word about it to anyone. At that point- being one of the first in the world to put my hands on the watch – I wasn’t even allowed to take pictures. But that’s ok – because I got to see, touch and feel one of the most exciting new watches to come on the market of late: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic ® True Second ® Watch. While Jaeger-LeCoultre is unveiling two new pieces to its milestone Geophysic® collection, the Geophysic® True…

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Nine Independent Brands to Join SIHH Lineup in 2016

 |  September 7th, 2015

The news is out:  nearly a dozen independent watch brands have signed up to join SIHH in Geneva in January. Among them: HYT, Hautlence, MB&F, Christophe Claret, DeBethune, H. Moser & Cie, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier and Urwerk. Previously, these brands exhibited in different hotel suites and other spaces around the city. Additionally, the fair organizers have announced a new decor for the 26th exhibition — January 18-22, 2016 — which will include the first ever Carre’ des Horlogers (high-wptchmaking square). This decision on the part of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, organizer of SIHH,  reflects the show’s concept of fine watchmaking diversity and brings new dimension to the quarter-of-a-century old exhibition. In fact, back when SIHH first began, it had…

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