Harry Winston’s Visionary Zalium Project Z9 is Not New, but is in Stores Now- Hurry (hands-on pics)

 |  February 24th, 2016

Let’s be clear — because if you are reading other sites, you may have been seeing the news of this watch as a “New” introduction. In fact, the amazing Harry Winston Project Z9 watch is NOT news. It was unveiled to the world at last year’s BaselWorld Fair (2015). The news here is — this watch is finally available in stores! Additionally, while we wrote about it back then, it is such as complex product that it is well worth writing about now- to refresh your memory so you can run out and grab one fast — if you can. Let’s also be clear on this: just 300 pieces of this ninth Project Z  cutting-edge watch are being made. The Project Z9 – like its…

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The New Rolex Day Dates You Don’t Want to Miss Thanks to the Rolex Caliber 3255

 |  August 28th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson When one hears the word “Rolex,” a host of things come to mind. Among them: iconic design, lasting durability, state-of-the-art manufacturing and innovative thinking – in addition, of course, to cool things like Paul Newman, automotive sports, diving and more. Now, we have even more to be excited about- as we witness the first generation of timepieces emerging from the brand and housing the all-new Caliber 3255 (just unveiled at BaselWorld 2015). According to Rolex standards, a watch movement’s values lie in precision, power reserve, reliability, resistance to shock and magnetism, and ease and convenience of adjustments. With those pillars in mind, the new caliber delivers on all fronts and holds a massive 14 patents. The bidirectional…

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Faberge Reinterpreted — by Master Watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht — Hands On! Oh, and Men, this one is for the Women

 |  June 22nd, 2015

For those who know legends in jewelry and watches, this story may come as no surprise. It is comprised of several renowned men in history and present day: First, there is Peter Carl Faberge — jeweler to the Russian Czars, creator of fantasy and wonder, inventor of the famed Faberge Eggs that open to reveal grand secrets within. His rich creations have spanned centuries, become sought-after by royalty, collectors and those in the know everywhere on Earth, and hold high places in museums around the world. The jewelry company, Faberge, continues to create stunning masterpieces in honor of Faberge — using  Earth’s greatest gemstones, diamonds and metals. Now, the company has introduced an all-new watch line to re-enter the world of…

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Classic Voltaire: Introducing the Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromegas Double Flying Tourbillon

 |  May 5th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson It isn’t every day a watch brand can trade its roots back to the  Age of Enlightenment. But Manufacture Royale does exactly that — and more. In fact, the brand not only traces its origins to the Manufacture Royale de Ferney workshops founded in 1770 nearby Geneva, but also to the famed philosopher, writer, playwright, and entrepreneur Voltaire. In fact, Voltaire founded the brand — in an effort to push the technical advancements of horology and  to further the ideals he held most valuable: freedom of thought and expression. Many of the timepieces created in the workshops featured such notable complications  as striking mechanisms and exquisitely hand-engraved jewel-studded finishes. It is astounding to think that in a day and age where every single…

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Breitling’s B55 Connected Chronograph Smart Watch Brings the Watch Functions to the Phone

 |  April 16th, 2015

Out of all of the new tech-integrated watches released by traditional brands, Breitling’s B55 Connected Chronograph (announced at the 2015 BaselWorld) is perhaps one of the most exciting ones. Mostly because it is a fun watch that has a very authentic feel to it in both design and function. The brand has embraced an ultra-technical look that is in keeping with its image, and then enhanced it with the connectivity needed to bring it to the new Smart watch level. The design of the B55 Connected is uniquely identifiable with its titanium casing with a black carbon-based coating and black dial. Fashioned with a blue wireless symbol and blue strap, the B55 is a redesign of the brand’s 2014 Caliber 50. However, Breitling…

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