We Got Our Hands on the MB&F Horological Machine HM8 Can-Am (video)

 |  October 24th, 2016

Just when you thought they simply could not top themselves, they did. We are talking about MB&F, of course. This brand has been a powerhouse of innovation and high-tech performance time and again. Over the past decade, its three-dimensional timepieces have broken all the conventional rules and won hearts around the world. With many timepieces offering space-like appeal, the concept of cars was not far behind. The HM8 Can-Am, just recently introduced to the world, embodies the essence of the brand’s angular forms, optical allure and signature watchmaking details — while embracing fully the design and influences of the automotive world. Last weekend at WatchTime New York, we got our hands on this beauty and let me tell you, it is…

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Are Men Ready for a Nearly $35,000 Chanel Monsieur Watch?

 |  October 20th, 2016

Earlier this year, in Baselworld 2016, i was whisked away into a back room of the Chanel exhibition space to see a  video about a top secret project: the Monsieur de Chanel men’s watch — that would appear on the market later in the year. The watch is here and it has a lot to offer, but the question is, are men ready for a Chanel watch that retails for $34,500? I think the answer is “yes” — for the right watch, and Chanel may just have gotten this one (like its J12 and certain other complicated watches before it) right. While I was sworn to secrecy then, the watch is out and coming to stores this month. The  classically elegant Monsieur de…

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On the Wrist: Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer and 3 Reasons You Need It

 |  October 19th, 2016

There aren’t a lot of watches that can steal my heart just on winding. But, somehow, the   Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer watch did exactly that. This timepiece, unveiled earlier this year in Baselworld and coming to stores now, is a winning watch in so many ways. Here we bring you a look at 3 reasons why this timepiece is a must-have for the watch lover in you.  Looks. The 42mm 18-karat white gold Senator Chronometer is a new version of the marine chronometer line first unveiled by the brand in 2009. It is slimmer and  more elegant. Crafted in 18-karat white gold with a stunning finely grained blue dial, the watch is mesmerizing from across a room. The extraordinary blue of the granular…

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Introducing the IWC USA-Exclusive: Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound “D.H. Craig US” Watch

 |  October 18th, 2016

  Yes, the new watch from IWC is a mouthful. The Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound “D.H. Craig US” Watch – unveiled today — is also an eyeful and a storyful. Well, “storyful” is not really a word, but in this case, it works. The beautiful watch pays homage to Florentine Ariosto Jones – the American founder of the now-famed Swiss brand. Today is the centennial of his death in 1916 – nearly 50 years after he founded The International Watch Company in Schaffhausen Switzerland in 1868. The watch though has so many different elements poured into it that it warrants a bit of a history lesson. Back in 1868, when the then 27-year-old Jones — who had been a watchmaker since…

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Time Travel, Kickstarter and My Klokers KLOK-01 Watch

 |  October 17th, 2016

By Simon Cudd I discovered the Klokers brand earlier this year, after noticing their kickstarter campaign and having a chat with Richard Piras, CEO and Co-founder, on messenger. I have known Richard a few years, and he brought it to my attention. The kickstarter campaign went viral on 15th September 2015 and reached 100% goal in 8 minutes. Exactly 1,563 backers pledged €605,898 to help bring this project to life. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowd-funding platform where individuals pledge an amount of money to a brand so they can create their product. In return, the individual has the right to own that product at an early stage for a special price, before it goes mainstream to the public consumer. (Other forms of…

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