First Review: Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Collection, Launched With Gwyneth Paltrow

 |  June 22nd, 2018

 Last night in London, Frederique Constant introduced its all-new Ladies Automatic Collection with its global charity ambassador, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. There are several models in the new series, and for each watch sold, Frederique Constant is donating $50 to Paltrow’s charity of choice: DonorsChoose.org (which supports education and sports for underprivileged children). Frederique Constant has been working with Paltrow and donating to charities for two years now. The ultra-feminine Ladies Automatic collection is new to the market, but for the…

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Breaking News: Richemont Group Launches New Watch Brand Called Baume

 |  May 15th, 2018

Yes, you heard right. The luxury Richemont Group has just launched a new watch brand — an affordable one at that. Yes, you also heard right, the new brand is called Baume — mostly because it was conceived of and begun under the auspices of its “mother” brand Baume & Mercier. Additionally, the new brand — which now has its own design team and leader, veteran Richemont Group product director Marie Chassot — is geared for a better future and…

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Worn & Wound’s First West Coast Wind-Up Show Happens This Weekend in San Francisco

 |  May 15th, 2018

Beginning this Friday, May 18, more than two dozen interesting independent watch brands — most with retail prices  lower than $5,000 — will flock to  San Francisco’s Chandran Gallery to showcase their newest watch collections, including a few special editions to be launched at the three-day Wind-Up fair by Worn & Wound.. Among them are some tried-and-true brands such as Oris, a sponsor of the event, and Junghans, while others are younger brands with collection that will surprise and delight…

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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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Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

 |  May 8th, 2018

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of my favorites), and wear a Longines Conquest V.H. P. watch for a couple of days. I would get to hobnob with celebrities that included Miss…

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Bulova Unveils “A History Of Firsts” Coffee Table Book By 10 Acclaimed Authors, Including Nile Rodgers

 |  April 27th, 2018

Let’s get something out of the way right up front. I am not new to authoring chapters or entire books. In fact, I have written six books on the history of timekeeping and on timepieces. Additionally, I have contributed chapters to several Group-Authored books, including one celebrating the history of Glashütte Original. Now, however, I am very pleased to say that I was one of 10 writers who contributed to the mastermind “A History of Firsts” Bulova book that is…

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Introducing An American Special: The A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar U.S. Boutique Edition (Price)

 |  April 25th, 2018

Easily one of the best-selling timepieces for German watch brand A. Lange  & Sohne is the incredibly beautiful Saxonia Annual Calendar watch.  Since it was first introduced to the world eight years ago in 2010, this model has been a benchmark in the realm of calendar watches thanks predominantly to its oversized date feature. Now, A. Lange & Sohne moves forward with three firsts for this watch: A US Boutique exclusive model that features the outsized date with white numerals…

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