Hublot Opens New Hublot2 Factory in Switzerland, Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

Recently I was privileged to be just one of three American journalists to travel to Nyon, Switzerland, for the opening of Hublot 2 – the second Hublot Manufacture to open its doors Ground was broken on this project just about a year and a half ago, and already the building is up and running. On…

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New York has a New Watchmaking Training Program: Enter Patek Philippe Horology Training of New York

Earlier this year I had the distinct pleasure of joining the famed Patek Philippe for a training session in the brand’s state-of-the-art workshops at Rockefeller Center. Not only did we have full access to the facility and get to work with silicium (you can read more about that here), but also, we learned of an…

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Holy Bat on the Wrist: Romain Jerome Unveils Spacecraft Batman Watch

Batman fans, this one is for you. Meet the new Romain Jerome Spacecraft Batman watch — a sleek rendition of high tech, space age and – well – Batman. Thanks to a partnership between Swiss brand Romain Jerome and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, the new piece inspired by the Dark Knight…

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Wake Up America, New York Preservationists Need Your Help

Yesterday, our colleagues over at Hodinkee published a guest editorial about helping to save a landmark clock in New York. You can read that article in full detail at Hodinkee.  Essentially, there is a plan in place to convert the 19th century New York Life Insurance Company’s former headquarters (346 Broadway) in Tribeca into condos.…

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Behind the Scenes: A Moment in Time with an Audemars Piguet Master Watchmaker

It is no secret that independent watch brand Audemars Piguet is at the top of the haute horology lineage. This brand focuses clearly on innovative design, technological developments and superb finishing. The artisans the brand employs in its workshops in the Jura Mountains reflect the brand’s dedication to excellence. Such is the case with Joelle,…

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The Martian — Matt Damon and Others Wear Hamilton Khaki Watches

This past weekend in theaters, The Martian, made its debut. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon- the movie is all about bravery and survival. Every moment counts as Matt Damon, who plays an astronaut left behind as dead, struggles to get word back to Earth that he is alive. Those crucial minutes and…

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