Introducing the Limited Edition IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph “Tribeca Film Festival 2014

 |  April 15th, 2014

With the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival upon us, IWC announces its impressive role for the second year in a row as the Official Festival-Time Partner. The brand has even created a limited edition watch in honor of its partnership with this grand NY event.  The IWC Pilot Watch Spitfire Chronograph “Tribeca Film Festival 2014” – created in a limited edition of just 100 pieces. It is being launched this week at the IWC For the Love of Cinema event that supports filmmaking and celebrates the brand’s involvement. It will showcase the winner of this year’s IWC Filmmaker Award, which grants $25,000 to that winner and offers a year-round mentoring program from Tribeca Film Institute. The watch will be sold exclusively…

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Watches on the Red Carpet at the 86th Academy Awards

 |  March 3rd, 2014

The Oscars. The presentations, the celebs, the fanfare – all timed to the tee. Usually, it is all about what the female celebs are wearing – the dresses, the jewelry, the accessories. Well, let’s not forget the men! Last night a few super timepieces walked the Red Carpet on the wrists of some strong actors.  Among them: Jeremy Renner wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin 41 watch. This discreet timepiece  features a new  case that measures just 7.4mm thick and houses the Jaeger-LeCoultre 896 mechanical automatic movement .  In steel, it retails for about $9,000. Meanwhile,  presenter Kevin Spacey wore an IWC limited-edition blue-dialed Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Just 1,000 are made and a…

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I’m Back … I Braved the Great Wave and Entered Hyperbaric Chambers for this SIHH 2014 Review

 |  January 27th, 2014

So I survived Geneva.  Thanks to sheer determination to bring my loyal readers the best coverage possible,  I endured the following:   descending into shark infested waters (sort of ) with IWC; entering into a hyperbaric chamber (for real) with Breva ; being transported back in time to the late 19th century (sort of ) with Roger Dubuis; enduring 6:30 am wake-up calls daily (despite a 2 am bedtime); examining thousands  of watches up close and personal  over the course of five days (and loving every minute of it – no pun intended). Let’s start with the SIHH – the exhibition that houses 16 top brands, including all of the Richemont watch brands, as well as Audemars Piguet, Greubel Forsey, Parmigiani…

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Explore the Galapagos, Be Darwin – OR Wear a New IWC Aquatimer (Pre SIHH 2014)

 |  January 3rd, 2014

Those of you who follow me know that I spent some time  on the Galapagos Archipelago – complete with a stop at the Charles Darwin Foundation and some island snorkeling — a few years back with IWC – as the brand pledged its support  to the Charles Darwin Foundation and to the preservation of this amazing natural habitat. This post brings you some great images from that trip and some insights into the newest watches from IWC that honor the Galapagos — where Darwin collected the specimens that eventually led to the basis for this theory on origins. As IWC usually does, the brand this year once again pushes the boundaries with an intense focus on one collection. 2014 is…

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Top Five Watches of 2013: Let the Countdown Begin

 |  December 31st, 2013

With the countdown to 2014 coming near, and watching 2013 come to a close, we thought it would be fun to ring in the new year with a countdown of our own.  Here we list five top watches from 2013– selected from some of our more popular articles of the year. 5) William Shatner by Egard. Yes, believe it or not, one of the more popular reads this year was the newest adventure from William Shatner, alias, Captain James T.  Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.  We broke this story here — bringing you the Passages watch that is being crowd-funded and created with Egard Watches. Read more about it here. 4)  Hautlence.  The new Destination dual time zone watch with…

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