Close Up with the $244,0000 Zenith Academy Christophe Columb Tribute to the Rolling Stones Watch (and Mick Jagger)

The Zenith Academy Christophe Columb Tribute to the Rollings Stones watch retails for about $244,000.

Recently I had the extraordinary experience – thanks to Zenith Watches – of attending a Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas. Let me tell you, Mick Jagger hasn’t lost any of his swagger. Neither have guitarist Keith Richards and the other long-standing members. I highly doubt that — in the 1960’s when they formed their…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Unveils Tonda 1950 Meteorite and Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy Watches

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Meteorite Dial Special Edition

Meteorite dials, aventurine and diamonds are making a big statement on the newest collections of Tonda 1950 watches making their way to stores next month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier unveils two new watches: the Tonda 1950 Meteorite Special Edition and the Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy. Both watches also pay homage to…

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Blancpain Cocktail Watch owned by Marilyn Monroe Up for Auction

The diamond cocktail ring by Blancpain (with movement stamped Blancpain and Rayville Watch Co.) should fetch more than $100,000.

Lovers of Marilyn Monroe may now be able to own a piece of the famed star’s property — with items such as the sequined  “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress  to a tiny diamond-adorned  Blancpain cocktail watch — up for sale this week by  Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The  once-in-a-lifetime Marilyn Monroe auction includes pieces…

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GPHG 2016 Winners Gallery (and Why I Feel this is a Not-so-All-Inclusive Event)

GPHG 2016 Aiguille d'Or Grand Prix winner: Chronometrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB1

Last night — as watch lovers know — the annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve — GPHG — awards were held. The awards (which this year were given to 14 category watch winners and one Special Jury Prize) are often acclaimed by many in the industry as the watch world’s Red Carpet or Academy…

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Quarter-Million-Dollar Watches as Seen at WatchTime New York

Peter Speake Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon

Recently, on our column Perfect Timing, on Forbes.com, we presented five of the most expensive watches seen at the recent WatchTime New York exhibit. Those timepieces include the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork Watch, $472,500, the  Breguet Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch, $460,700, the MB&F Horological Machine No. 6-SV, $398,000, Vacheron Constantin ‘sHarmony Tourbillon Chronograph, $240,700 and the A.…

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Armin Strom Unveils Technically Advanced Caliber with Mirrored Force Resonance

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire watch

In a bold move, Armin Strom unveils its most complicated movement to date – and one that impacts the world of watchmaking.  After several years of research and development, the brand has released the patented Caliber ARF 15 with Mirrored Force Resonance technology. Unveiled at Salon QP in London recently and making its debut in an 18-karat gold Fire…

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