On the Wrist: Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Watch with Leather Dial

 |  July 14th, 2016

In stores now, this newest Hublot timepiece will knock your socks off. While it is not the first watch brand to team up with a bespoke menswear or leather house, Hublot is the first to team up wit the 120-year-old Berluti House of custom leather and clothing. Together they have designed the first watch with a bespoke leather dial from the Maison. Since its founding 120 years ago, the Parisian-born Berluti has created some of the most sumptuous leather shoes and treasures in the world – accomplishing an unparalleled patina via hand massaging with specialty oils and waxes. The brand utilizes that same art of patina when it comes to the making of the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto watch…

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Hands On: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon (with Wood Dial, Ship’s Rigging and More)

 |  July 13th, 2016

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2016, Ulysse Nardin unveiled the revolutionary Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon — a watch that is making its way to stores now.  The incredible scope of ingenuity and pioneering spirit behind this watch is mind-blowing. Reflecting the brand’s rich roots in marine chronometers, the new  Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon limited-edition watch is not only a nautically inspired timepiece with a hand-crafted wood marquetry dial, but also it is the first watch in history to utilize fiber Nano-threads (thinner than a strand of hair and borrowed from the ship-rigging industry) on the dial to resemble a ship’s rigging and to play an integral role in displaying the time. The high-precision watch features a dial that resembles a…

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Off the Cuff Review: Philip Stein Classic Watch with Natural Frequency Technology

 |  July 12th, 2016

For the past two weeks I have been wearing and testing an unusual timepiece: the Philip Stein Classic Collection round watch. The reasons I call it unusual: 1) Those who know me know the style of the watch is not really me; 2) It has the Natural Frequency Technology built into it. In fact, Philip Stein Watches made their debut on the market 13 years ago – as a company focused on “feel-good” technology. We will bring you more about that in a few minutes, but first let’s look at the watch. Part of the brand’s Classic Collection, the watch I wore is a two-tone bracelet watch in stainless steel and yellow gold plated center links and bezel. The dial…

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On the Wrist: Bell & Ross BRS Diamond Eagle Watch

 |  July 6th, 2016

By Nancy Olson — I must admit that when I think of ladies wristwatches, Bell & Ross does not immediately come to mind, in part because of the company’s long lineage of professional watches geared mostly to men. But I find my thoughts changing after spending an enjoyable week with the new BRS Diamond Eagle, one of the latest Bell & Ross ladies watches. This beautifully fashioned timepiece loyally adheres to the brand’s four fundamental principles of readability, performance, precision and water resistance. And it’s dynamite on a feminine wrist. Upon our first meeting, I was immediately drawn to the dial, a beautiful shade Bell & Ross refers to as midnight blue, whose sunray effect adds movement, dimension and depth.…

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Hands On with German Watch Brand, Tutima Saxon One Lady, Just in Time for Mother’s Day

 |  May 5th, 2016

German-made watches offers something truly unique when it comes to craftsmanship and history. This Mother’s Day, consider the gift of time for mom and do it a bit differently — with one of the most elegant ladies’ watches on the market today: the Tutima Saxon One Lady. The women’s automatic watch in cushion-shaped case is created in a host of rich colors and makes a sexy but sophisticated statement. The Saxon One Lady — named for the Saxony region of Germany where Tutima’s all-new state-of-the-art Manufacture is located — is powered by the 25-jewel Automatic Caliber Tutima 340 — with 42 hours of power reserve.  The watch offers hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date display, and is water resistant to…

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