Vroom, Vroom …. Five Watches Inspired by Cars

 |  July 30th, 2015

  Summer. …  Time to take the tops down on those convertibles, visit the local racetracks, and basically enjoy the mechanics of great automobiles. For those who love the fine tuning of a car, the precision of its engine and the sleek beauty of its profile — it may please you to know that these are also the defining factors of several key timepieces from watch brands that have closely aligned themselves with the world of automobiles. Seen in the photo above: Sleek, sophisticated automotive design inspired this Bovet Pininfarina Sergio Split-Second Chronograph. It is powered by a self-winding mechanical moment and is crafted in shot-blasted stainless steel in the brand’s much-loved 45mm Amadeo® Convertible case (which can transform from…

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Watch this Armin Strom Watchmaking Video — You’ll be Glad You Did

 |  July 27th, 2015

If seeing is believing, then Armin Strom’s newest short video will have you understanding the fundamental principles behind the brand’s entire manufacturing process. The detailed craftsmanship that goes into creating such exceptional timepieces is now available for all to see.  From a concept’s inception to its final completion, the balance between man and machine aligns perfectly. The  approximately 2-1/2-minute video below demonstrates the brand’s Swiss watchmaking abilities and forward thinking innovation– and is worth the time. It is interesting to note that one of the key lines for the brand is its Skeleton Pure  three-dimensional timepieces with four distinct models, two of which we covered  here. The watch is the perfect tie-in with Armin Strom’s sailing venture, now in its second year. In…

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Hublot, Paris Saint-Germain Unveil LE Big Bang Under the Stars

 |  July 24th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Anyone who knows New York, knows that it is not just one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities in the world, but also that it is the place to be for big announcements. On Thursday night – at the Loft & Garden on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center building, Hublot made multiple big announcements. In fact, not only did the brand bring in the players from the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club to help unveil the new Official limited edition watch, but it also had Giants’ NFL player Victor Cruz on hand to help unveil the watch.  Helping to MC the event was former New York Giant quarterback and newly minted Good Morning America special correspondent, Jesse Palmer –a…

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Spotted: RGM Watches on GMC National Commercial

 |  July 23rd, 2015

If you watch television, you may have already seen the newest “precision” commercial by GMC. The spot touts the fact that the “well put together man is said to be sharp.” The concept is that GMC understands why people appreciate precision and they can deliver it. However, what is great about the commercial is that it shows lifestyle – the lifestyle of that “sharp” man, which includes fine tailoring, a great Denali and a great timepiece … in this case, an RGM watch. But wait, it gets better. Not only does the watch – the RGM Model 400 Chronograph– receive the free publicity of being in the TV commercial, but also it gets its own moment on a full screen.…

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Hands On with the Ulysse Nardin Proprietary Anchor Tourbillon

 |  July 22nd, 2015

While BaselWorld wrapped up four months ago in March, we are finally starting to see some of those great unveilings making their way to stores. Among them:  Ulysse Nardin’s new Anchor escapement tourbillon. Translated in French as whirlwind, the tourbillon escapement is one of the most beautiful complexities, thanks to the continually rotating components. Essentially the tourbillon escapement is a device that compensates for the errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity when the wrist is in different positions. It is one of the most impressive feats in haute horology today. The proprietary movement — made in house by the brand after eight years of research and development — offers the Ulysse Constant Anchor Escapement, with tourbillon, eight days of power reserve and extended…

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