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-…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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SmartWatch Week — Day 1: Can Traditional Watch Brands Compete in the Smart Watch World?

 |  April 13th, 2015

As we have said before, BaselWorld is a beast waiting to be tamed. Much like the watch version of an auto show, hundreds upon hundreds of brands introduce the newest models that are set to come out in the months to follow. This year’s BaselWorld Fair in Switzerland brought us an array of new designs and concepts. However, most notable — and talked about — at the fair was the trend towards watches that integrated with smart technology. And while Apple…

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Fendi Timepieces Unveils Momento Bag Bug Watches — Put on Your Angry Face (BaselWorld 2015)

 |  April 10th, 2015

There were a lot of great watches at BaselWorld this year – from the high-tech, to the haute-horology and even space-age-like watches. Then there were the classics, the retros, the refined. But then – there were the fun, whimsical watches that just let you breathe in and out with a smile. Fendi Timepieces unveiled one of those. Meet the Fendi Momento Bag Bugs capsule collection of angry-eyed watches for women and men. The Bag Bug is a tiny creature that…

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