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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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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Off the Cuff: Close Up with the Clerc Hydroscaph H1

 |  July 17th, 2015

Recently I wore a watch I never really thought I would wear. I was testing out the Clerc Hydroscaph H1 C.O.S.C certified automatic chronometer. One of the reasons I never thought I would wear this watch is because it is a brute of a timepiece. I say a brute because it is a significantly sized workhorse – capable of diving to 1,650 feet below sea level. Make no mistake — I didn’t do that. I did some snorkeling with it in Florida, though and it performed beautifully in the water. I also lent it to a friend of mine who dives and took it with him on a day under the ocean. He was duly impressed. More importantly, though, this imposing…

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