Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

 |  September 21st, 2018

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall so many of his stories, adventures, and even misadventures incredibly clearly because Peter Speake-Marin has a way of communicating that borders on philosophizing. He is…

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Watch Review: Building My Own Customized Baume Watch

 |  August 20th, 2018

You may recall that we broke the news here first last May that Richemont Group was creating an all-new brand: Baume. Not to be confused with Baume & Mercier, but a brainchild that was formed under that brand’s wings, the new Baume brand can be purchased only on line, and buyers can customize their own custom watch if they so desire, or buy an already designed watch. Baume gave me the opportunity to customize a watch of my own, which…

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Oris Goes For Wild and Wonderful Pop-Up Store Experience with Vintage Airstream

 |  August 13th, 2018

It isn’t every day that we see pop-up watch sales by brands at events taking place around America, but when we do, they are usually very staid in nature, with sales reps showing watches via luxury showcases and pouring champagne. Well forget that … Independent Swiss watch brand, Oris, takes the concept of experiencing watches at pop-up shops to an all new height. The brand turns to a vintage Airstream trailer as the home of its upcoming pop-up shops, and…

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Meet Jacob & Co.’s Epic X Chrono Summer Editions –Limited For Good Reason

 |  August 8th, 2018

The Epic X Chrono collection for Jacob & Co became synonymous with an active and sports-driven lifestyle after it’s initial launch at Baselworld 2017. After great success with it’s first collection, the brand has decided to launch a limited 2018 Summer Edition. Inspired by the lunar rocks and turquoise seas of Sardinia, Italy, these timepieces are as colorful as they are complex. Founded in 1986 as a luxury jeweler, Jacob & Co first rose to acclaim in the watch world…

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Alexander Shorokhoff Unveils Newport Watches Via Grenon’s of Newport

 |  July 27th, 2018

Independent watch brand, Alexander Shorokhoff makes some of the most creative, relatively affordable watches currently on the market. Made in Germany, the Shorokhoff watches are generally bring art and aesthetics into play in a big way, and the newest Alexander Shorokhoff Newport watches — honoring Newport, RI — are no exception. Newport, a well-known picturesque seaside city in Southern Rhode Island, is the go-to New England summer destination with historic mansions lining expansive white sand beaches and sailboats dotting the…

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Corum Introduces New Admiral Legend Watches for Men and Women

 |  July 17th, 2018

Just in time for summer water sports, Swiss watch brand Corum expands its much-coveted Admiral’s Collection. While holding true to the marine aura behind the Admiral Cup collection, the brand expands the line with eight new Legend pieces decorated in entirely natural minerals. Drawing from nautical inspiration, the pieces feature dials produced from teak wood or mother-of-pearl, faceted on a satin, steel or vulcanized rubber bracelet. In keeping with the spirit of the Admiral collection, these watches feature a dodecagonal…

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Patriotism Runs Deep With Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon ‘Stars & Stripes’ Watch

 |  July 3rd, 2018

This week we celebrate the Fourth of July — America’s independence day.  To celebrate,  Ulysse Nardin unveils the all-new Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” watch, which officially launches on the 4th of July and is exclusive to the United States market.  The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” not only pays tribute to America, but also heralds the brand’s long-standing history with the US navy, dating back to 1902 when Ulysse Nardin first served as the Navy’ nautical supplier…

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