Melissa Arnot, Alpina Ambassdor, Attempts 50 Peaks USA Climbing Challenge Wearing Smart Watch

 |  July 5th, 2016

Back in May, professional high-altitude American climber, and Alpina Watches Ambassador, Melissa Arnot became the first American woman– and the seventh woman ever — to summit Mt Everest and survive the descent without the use of supplemental oxygen. Climbing the 29,035 foot peak’s northeast ridge from Tibet, the expedition marked the sixth Everest summit for Arnot. Now, just in time for summer,  Arnot will be attempting to climb the highest peak in all 50 US states in 50 days this summer. On her wrist: the Alpina Horological Smartwatch. “I use the Horological Smartwatch as a safety tool in the mountains. Knowing my own data helps me better understand what I need to do to push myself to be better,” says Arnot,…

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Las Vegas Watch and Jewelry Week Reveals a Roster of Well-Crafted Sports Watches

 |  June 11th, 2015

By Marie A. Picon Versatile, attractive and typically feature-packed, sport watches have been edging out dress watches as wardrobe essentials for years now. If your go-to daily wearer is more “garage” than “gala,” more “cockpit” than “conservatory,” then watchmakers had consumers like you in mind as they prepared for this year’s Couture and JCK trade shows in Las Vegas, where we found lots of interesting new sports watches. Among the most notable exhibitors was Bremont, which showed two new models produced as part of its continuing partnership with aircraft giant Boeing. Like the hardened stainless steel that Bremont uses in other models, a prime feature of the Bremont Boeing Model 1 TI-GMT and the Bremont Boeing Model 247 TI-GMT chronograph…

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MMT – A Swiss Joint Venture Finally Develops A Watch That Is Smart (with Frederique Constant and Alpina)

 |  March 2nd, 2015

When you think watches, you think something that can stand up to the test of time. A personal item with an emotional attachment you can pass down from generation to generation. And when you think technology you think something that is ever-changing. An item made to be obsolete, to be replaced just months later. It seems a technologically advanced watch is counterintuitive, contradictory. Making a smartwatch is almost an oxymoron.  How can you have a timepiece rooted in tradition, beauty, precision and passion and have it also be equipped with the most up-to-date technological functions? Well, now you can. The new Swiss Horological Smartwatch Platform from Geneva-based Manufacture Modules Technologies (MMT) is the answer. The new Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered by MotionX(R),…

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