Hands On with the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon

 |  July 6th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Horology, at its core, is all about the pursuit of accuracy through mechanical timepieces. In that pursuit, the development of systems that eliminate any stimuli that detract from precision is paramount. In one of its newest feats, Arnold & Son has combined two complications that play as a horological version of Batman & Robin against the more nefarious elements of the accuracy underworld. We are referring, of course, to the effects of gravity and subsequent loss of accuracy when a watch is unable to maintain a consistent energy output. As part of the Royal Collection Line, Arnold & Son’s Constant Force Tourbillon is a tour d’ force. As constant force watches have been garnering a lot of…

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Celebrate the 4th of July with 4 Made-in-America Red, White and Blue Watches

 |  July 3rd, 2015

This weekend we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day – to honor America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. While fireworks and picnics are the usual fare, this is also a great time to take a look at some really cool red, white and blue watches that can ring in America like no others.   Shinola, built in Detroit, offers the 4 Runwell Titanium Chrono that is part the 2015 Detroit Grand Prix Special Edition collection. Retailing for $1,100, the 42mm watch is the Official Timepiece of the Detroit Grand Prix. It features a rich blue dial, blues trap, titanium case with double dome sapphire crystal and Super-LimNova hands. The movement is a…

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Hands-On Review of the Apple Watch: This Guy Walks into a Genius Bar ….

 |  July 2nd, 2015

By Norman M. Miller Like many watch lovers who are also tech geeks, I knew I was ordering the Apple Watch as soon as it was announced. I anxiously waited at my Mac Book for ordering to begin on April 10, and incessantly checked my order status on both my iPhone and iPad until a confirmation email told me I’d receive it on or around June 24. “Bummer,” I thought at the time … I wouldn’t have it to wear to the Las Vegas jewelry shows, where mixed opinions awaited. Unlike some, I do not see the Apple watch as a threat to the watch industry. I see it as an opportunity. Think about the 20 something’s in your lives…

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Affordable Watches: Ritmo Mundo Unveils Racer Quartz Chrono Line for Men and Women

 |  July 1st, 2015

Ritmo Mundo is a brand that manages to deliver affordability with class and style time and again. Having partnerships with sporting events, teams and people such as  LA Galaxy, Petra Kvitova, and Indy racing,  the brand gains inspiration from an eclectic playground. Now, the brand announces its newest auto-inspired classic chic line:  Racer Quartz Chrono and Racer Quartz. The lineup includes redesigns from the brand’s previous IndyCar styles and offers both chronograph styles and three-hands styles with cleaner looks. The entire Racer lineup features a variety of sizes, styles, and colors — all of which evoke a certain racing quality about them. The larger sized 44mm Racer Quartz Chrono houses a Swiss Ronda quartz chronograph movement and is available in stainless steel in different finishes, including steel, black PVD or rose gold…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Packs a Powerful Punch

 |  June 30th, 2015

When it comes to ultra thin timepieces, Jaeger-LeCoutre is no stranger in the craft. We’ve brought you the news on their previous creations like the Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar and the Ultra Thin edition done with a meteorite dial. However, the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon  in white gold is well worth a close up look. Earlier renditions have been done with a pink gold casing and even a diamond adorned case.  However, the white gold edition has an added elegance to it that ensures the focus of the eye goes to the manufacture-made tourbillon escapement, which rests at six o’clock. The beauty of this watch is multi-fold. It houses an ultra-thin mechanical automatic movement Jaeger-LeCoultre Claiber 982) with 282 components — an incredible number — and…

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