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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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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Tennis Star Stan Wawrinka (wearing his ‘Pinka’) Audemars Piguet Watch Wins the US Open

 |  September 11th, 2016

Earlier today we brought you the news of how the final set in the US Open Tennis championships would line up — with Swiss Stan Wawrinka coming up against Serbian Novak Djokovic, the clear favorite to many pundits. However, I had to be impartial. Wawrinka wears an Audemars Piguet watch during play  and this year he had the brand color-coordinate a dark pink strap for his Royal Oak Offshore to match is bold and vibrant dark pink attire. Novak Djokovic is a Seiko brand ambassador and wears a Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch (though not on the court). I have had the amazing advantage of having interviewed both athletes in  recent years and I actually like both very much –…

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US Open Tennis Championships Today: Stan Wawrinka vs. Novak Djokovic (or: Audemars Piguet vs. Seiko)

 |  September 11th, 2016

This afternoon,  the finals of the  US Open Tennis Championships promises to be a hot ticket. Today,  Stan Wawrinka battles Novak Djokovic for the title.  On his wrist, Stan the Man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore with specially made dark-pink strap (to match his outfit). Djokovoic, meanwhile, does not wear a watch during play. However, he is a brand ambassador for Seiko and off the court wears the Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph that bears his name. It will be interesting to see who wins and we will bring you that news soon. Both Swiss-born Wawrinka and Serbian-born Djokovic have worked magic here at the Open and both are deserving of this final match — which should prove to be pretty awesome…

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Rio 2016 Wrap Up: From Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners are also Watch Brand Ambassadors (See what they wear)

 |  August 22nd, 2016

It was a great couple of weeks at Rio 2016, where America came out on top with the highest number of accumulated medals. The Games brought us tears of joy, cries of woe, good sportsmanship and poor sportsmanship, and a host of terrific Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. Some of those winners are even watch brand ambassadors. Here we take a quick look at the winner’s circle in three sporting arenas. Swimming: Michael Phelps stole the swimming scene with five Gold Medals and one silver. Phelps is probably the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, with 23 Golds and 28 in total. The 31-year-old, who announced his retirement in Rio, is an Omega brand ambassador. He wears timepieces from…

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