Seiko Opens Miami Boutique, Brings in Special Edition Credor, Grand Seiko and Galante Watches

 |  September 30th, 2016

Just a couple of days ago in Miami, Seiko opened its first Miami boutique in the heart of the Design District. The opening celebration was a stellar success: a Grand (Seiko) kind of night, with some of the rarest Seiko timepieces on display — including pieces from a collection that is typically not sold in the USA. The boutique marks the brand’s second USA location, with the first located on Madison Ave in New York City, which opened in 2014. The new boutique – a milestone for the brand – is situated directly opposite one of the best restaurants in the Design District (Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink) and is beautifully appointed with Seiko black and white colors, dark woods…

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Join Me on My Vacheron Constantin Overseas East Coast Tour (Slide show)

 |  September 30th, 2016

Earlier this year we brought you news about the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection, its revamping and the introduction of the Overseas World Time watch. We also introduced you to images taken around the globe by famed photographer Steve McCurry, who shot a dozen key locations around the world for the brand’s Overseas World Tour campaign. That campaign was designed to appeal to today’s travelers — the ones who take but a few true necessities on trips with them: their phone, their passport, their credit card, camera and watch.  Last week we brought you a candid and exclusive interview with Steve McCurry about the challenges he faced when shooting the campaign. Now, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the three-day…

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Zenith Teams with Land Rover, Unveils First El Primero Range Rover Watch (Prices)

 |  September 29th, 2016

Zenith watch brand and Land Rover have joined forces in a long-term partnership, and to mark the start of the relationship, they are introducing the El Primero Range Rover Special Edition watch. The timepiece celebrates an important year the two companies have in common: 1969. It was 47 years ago that Swiss watch brand Zenith unveiled its now famed El Primero chronograph, and that British Land Rover unveiled the prototype of its first luxury off-road vehicle: the now iconic Range Rover. Then, in 1972, explorer John Blashford-Snell crossed the Darién Gap on the border between Colombia and Panama, while driving an early Range Rover and wearing an El Primero chronograph on his wrist. Now the two brands have joined forces…

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A Close-Up Look at the Luxurious Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille and at the Richard Mille RM11-03

 |  September 28th, 2016

Recently, at the invitation of Richard Mille, I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. Held annually in the lace and equestrian region of France – not too far outside of Paris – this event is billed as a luxurious pastoral day in the country. And, the French certainly do understand the meaning of luxury and pastoral. With the Domaine de Chantilly chateau – complete with moat, towers, gardens, fountains and gargoyles – as the backdrop, the event is all about vintage cars, art, fashion and history. Attending is almost like stepping back in time. People dress in wonderful attire, with hats and feathers as accessories. They open the trunks of their vintage cars and…

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Meet this Year’s Rolex Explorer 39mm with Rolex Caliber 3132

 |  September 26th, 2016

The Explorer’s place in history is firmly entrenched. Once Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Everest in 1953 while wearing the original Rolex Explorer on his wrist, the piece would forever be known as a watch that could handle the world’s most extreme of environments.   Rolex’s updated model of the iconic Explorer, unveiled at Baselworld and in stores now, stands up to its legacy with top-quality craftsmanship, a powerful precision movement and Rolex certification. The latest Explorer has been given an entirely luminescent display – where the hour and minute hands, the hour indices and the famous 3, 6, 9 numerals glow an incandescent blue in the dark. Called Chromalight, the feature offers increased legibility in any scenario. Around…

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