Hands On With the TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford Watch in Aquablue

 |  May 18th, 2018

During Baselworld,  TAG Heuer showed off its newest collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the company known for tricking out watches according to individual desires.  The new TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford watch is the second one where TAG Heuer authorized Bamford to do something special with one of its timepieces.  This new interpretation of the iconic Monaco watch is a bit of an eye opener – thanks to the visually arresting luminescent Aquablue visual cues for the chronograph sub-dial counters, minute…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018

 |  May 10th, 2018

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind we will be writing in depth about each of these watches in the coming weeks. “Over the past decade, the watch industry has witnessed incredible…

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Hands On With The Mesmerizing Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon Watch (Video)

 |  May 4th, 2018

There were some really interesting new tourbillons watches introduced at Baselworld this year, but one of the outstanding watches comes in the form of a  beloved Corum Bubble: the Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon (aka, Bubble 47 Swoosh). The Bubble, for those who may not know, is an iconic watch with half-a-sphere raised sapphire crystal that allows for an incredible view of the dial. The Corum Bubble was introduced by Corum in the early 2000’s and  was an immediate sensation. In…

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Introducing The New $108,000 MB&F HM7 Aquapod Green/Titanium Watch, Inspired By JellyFish (Price)

 |  April 24th, 2018

Today, we are happy to introduce MB&F fans to the newest HM7 Aquapod watch — clad in green and looking mean. Indeed,  after the two launch editions last year– one in 18-karat 5N rose gold with a black bezel and the beloved titanium version with a blue bezel — MB&F now unveils a second titanium HM7 Aquapod with a green sapphire crystal  bezel — at a price of $108,000. Turning to water — or more specifically — jellyfish for inspiration,…

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Carl F. Bucherer Unveils Baselworld 2018 New Watches, Including Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon: Video

 |  April 23rd, 2018

Following the Baselworld 2018 exhibition, there is so much to cover — we literally saw nearly 100 brands and several thousand watches, that it takes a little time to get close-up with each brand. While we are putting together our hands-on reviews, though, we tap into the great video done by our friends at TheWatchesTV. With their permission, we bring you a close-up look at Carl F. Bucherer’s newest pieces for 2018, including the Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon. This unique…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Grand Complication, And Wempe Jewelers, On ‘Billions’

 |  April 19th, 2018

For those who are avid television watches, and more importantly followers of the Showtime favorite Billions, if you were watching closely a couple of nights ago, you saw that a predecessor of one of the newest Patek Philippe watches unveiled at Baselworld 2018,  had a staring role in the show. The watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018, Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with stunning salmon-colored dial, was almost the star of the show. However, because it wasn’t unveiled until Baselworld, and because the episode…

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In Stores: Blancpain Villeret Complete Calendar GMT Watch

 |  April 16th, 2018

Swiss watch brand Blancpain has been known for its prowess in technical, complicated watches. In fact, since its launch, this brand has been billed as one that will always only build mechanical watches — a creed it has stayed true to time and again. This year, among its exceptional introductions of dive watches and complexities, we were particularly drawn to the brand’s  reinterpretation of  its Villeret Quantième Complet GMT, which has now been enhanced with an updated movement and the…

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