The Truth Behind Audemars Piguet’s 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak Watches Unveiled at SIHH 2017

 |  February 15th, 2017

From the mid-1970’s and all the way through to the late 1980’s, Audemars Piguet used a host of different methods to make its watches more exciting – mesh bracelets, link bracelets and specially hammered gold bracelets that gave a textured appeal to the timepiece. Perhaps those hammered gold watches were the inspiration for the new Audemars Piguet 40th Anniversary Frosted Gold Royal Oak watches from Audemars Piguet unveiled earlier this year at SIHH. Truth be told, though, those early hammered gold watches were not as sophisticated in looks as the new “Frosted Gold” watches, but they are hammered. In fact, back in 1976, the brand’s top designer, Jacqueline Dimier, interpreted the Royal Oak for women for the first time. Now,…

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Impressions of the Baume & Mercier Unveils Clifton GMT Power Reserve, SIHH 2017

 |  January 6th, 2017

It’s January and we all know what that means: recovery from the holiday season, new goals for a new year and SIHH news and updates. One of our favorite brands, Baume and Mercier, has given us a sneak peek at one of the brand’s latest pieces, the Clifton GMT Power Reserve. The Clifton line is one of Baume and Mercier’s most celebrated collections and the latest addition to the series will be a sure favorite. The watch comes in a modern 43 mm steel case with polished and satin finishes, highlighting the collection’s hallmark double bevel. At first glance the sun-satin finished deep blue dial attracts the eye and from there the real story on the dial of the watch starts to…

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Watch Review: Original Grain, Jim Beam Bourbon Oak Barrel Watches for the Man Who Has Everything — or Not

 |  December 19th, 2016

If  you are a bourbon lover like me, or even a whiskey lover – not to mention that you like to make a statement on your wrist—you will want to take a look at the Original Grain Bourbon Watch made from real American Oak from Jim Beam Bourbon barrels. We spent a month wearing the watch and are bringing you a close-up look – just in times for the holidays because this could be the absolutely perfect gift item. First, the watch is built by Original Grain, a fairly young company that specializes in creating dials and accents on dials out of a variety of woods, including maple, burlwood and rosewood. The concept of using wood on watches is not…

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Smart Watch Review: Meet the New Samsung Gear S3 SmartWatch

 |  December 2nd, 2016

As a consumer there is no better activity to witness than competition. It drives the market place and forces manufactures to innovate and release better and better products into the market place. In the smart watch arms race (get it) Samsung recently announce the release of their latest smart watch, the Samsung Gear S3, and yours truly got to get all handsy with latest tech gadget. When the package arrived and I was offered both colorways to sample, the Gear S3 Frontier and the Gear S3 Classic. I found myself leaning towards the Gear S3 Frontier and spent the bulk of my time wearing that watch. When I first put the piece on, my initial reaction was that the watch…

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On the Wrist: The Incredibly Versatile (and Affordable) Eterna KonTiki Ladies Diver Watch

 |  October 28th, 2016

Looking for the perfect gift for the woman in your life who loves the water but also has a real sense of style? Or, looking for the perfect self-purchase for your winter dive trip but not too into buying dive-specific watch? You may want to stop looking after you have taken a close-up study of the Swiss-made Eterna Lady KonTiki Diver watch. Recently, we spent a couple of weeks alternating between two versions of these 200-meter water-resistant watches and we have to say, it was difficult to pack them up and ship them back. These watches, one with a bracelet retailing for $1,950, and one with a black rubber strap retailing for $1,800, are the ultimate envy when it comes…

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