Introducing the World’s First Mechanical Watch Built for MotorSports: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher

 |  May 20th, 2015

It has been five years in the making. The concept was the brainchild of legendary racecar driver Michael Schumacher. Now, Audemars Piguet introduces a world’s first in mechanical timepieces: the Royal Oak Laptimer Michael Schumacher. First unveiled to the world at a press event held today at Corinna Schumacher’s CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland, the near-quarter-of-a-million-dollar watch is one of the most complicated mechanical chronographs yet to be built. It is the first of its kind, and represents the first time this family-owned business built a movement at the wishes of a brand ambassador. The all-new Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher watch – a world’s first — offers consecutive lap timing with alternating flyback functions designed for continuous use.…

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Watch Collectors, This is For You: The Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue

 |  May 18th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Aside from the perfect piece of carry on luggage, the dual time zone watch is the perfect travel companion for the business professional. Let’s be honest, looking unfettered while traveling across three times zones, keeping track of meetings across the globe and knowing the kids’ bedtime back home is challenging on the best of days. Well, with the release of the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three Midnight Blue, the plane ride from JFK to Heathrow just got a lot more elegant. Maîtres du Temps was founded in 2005 by watch veteran Steven Holtzman, and is based in La Chaux-du-Fonds, Switzerland. The concept of the brand revolves around bringing together watch masters to collaborate on creating new and…

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Raymond Weil’s Maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition Pays Homage To One Of The Greats

 |  May 14th, 2015

Music is often a driving source of inspiration. How many times do we hear a song and be whirled away to a different moment or a different memory?  Music has a way of capturing time itself. That may well be why Raymond Weil has teamed up with Frank Sinatra Enterprise to create a timepiece reminiscent of the musical legend who has been a source of inspiration for generations. The new Raymond Weil  Maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch celebrates  the 100th anniversary of Frank’s birth date, December 12th, 1915. The design concept:  classic looking to accurately reflect the style of Frank himself.  Its 39.5mm case is crafted of polished steel and contains a mechanical self-winding movement, complete with 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve. The three-hands watch…

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Bone-Chilling: Edox’s HydroSub Anniversary Diver’s Watch Withstands -40°F Waters

 |  May 11th, 2015

I bet if I put my car keys in a plastic bag submerged under -40°F water for three minutes they probably wouldn’t work anymore. To be honest, if I put my body into water that cold I most likely wouldn’t work anymore either. However, in celebration of Edox’s 50th  anniversary of its HydroSub Automatic divers watch, champion free-diver Christian Redl joined Australian photographer Marcus Fillinger to perform and capture the world’s first free-dive underneath the North arctic polar ice cap. A genuinely amazing feat like this requires a special timepiece to withstand the frigid elements beneath the North Pole. The Edox HydroSub was first released in 1965 and set new standards for the brand’s water watches, standards it continues to uphold. Today, the…

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Fashion-Forward Versace DV25 Watch- Perfect for Mother’s Day

 |  May 8th, 2015

Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you haven’t started thinking about the perfect gift, it’s time. Literally. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Versace Watches – a line first started by Gianni Versace in 1990. I was actually lucky enough to be one of the few watch journalists present when the line made its debut on a cool evening in Italy.  Now, on the anniversary of that initial visionary launch,  Versace unveils the DV-25 — a brand inspired by the past but destined for today’s savvy, fashion-conscious women. The new square-shaped DV 25 watch combines some of the most iconic design codes of the House, including the Greek key motif, which  is engraved on the bezel and…

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