Harry Winston’s Visionary Zalium Project Z9 is Not New, but is in Stores Now- Hurry (hands-on pics)

 |  February 24th, 2016

Let’s be clear — because if you are reading other sites, you may have been seeing the news of this watch as a “New” introduction. In fact, the amazing Harry Winston Project Z9 watch is NOT news. It was unveiled to the world at last year’s BaselWorld Fair (2015). The news here is — this watch is finally available in stores! Additionally, while we wrote about it back then, it is such as complex product that it is well worth writing about now- to refresh your memory so you can run out and grab one fast — if you can. Let’s also be clear on this: just 300 pieces of this ninth Project Z  cutting-edge watch are being made. The Project Z9 – like its…

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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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First Look: Introducing the Montblanc 1858 Collection, Inspired by Minerva, Unveiled at SIAR 2015 (Prices, Tech Specs)

 |  October 20th, 2015

For those who know the history of Montblanc’s watches, the name of the new collection will strike you immediately. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, that’s ok, too, because we are here to give you a complete rundown of the all-new Montblanc 1858 collection – the very first in-depth look at the line that is being launched today. The 1858 line pays tribute to the brand’s Villeret Manufacture and its roots. The house where the haute horology and hand-made watchmaking takes place in Villeret (a small town in St Imier Valley) was once the famed Minerva Manufacture—founded in 1858. The manufacture is world renowned for having created some of the most accurate chronographs throughout the 20th century, creating precise…

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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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