Industry Loses Watch Veteran Steve Shonebarger

Sadly, last night, Steve Shonebarger, a 25-year-plus veteran in the watch and jewelry world, passed away. He had just been on an overseas trip  in his capacity as Vice President of Wholesale USA with deGrisogono. I first met Steve Shonebarger back in the early 1990’s when I was writing about watches and jewelry and he was…

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Happy Mother’s Day — Mom’s Are a Lifetime of Memories

I would like to say that when i was younger, my mom handed down to me some fantastic watch and that my love of timepieces came from that — especially today on Mother’s Day. While she did hand me down a  pretty cool looking rose gold Bulova (yes a Bulova) that dates back to the…

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Fashion-Forward Versace DV25 Watch- Perfect for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you haven’t started thinking about the perfect gift, it’s time. Literally. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Versace Watches – a line first started by Gianni Versace in 1990. I was actually lucky enough to be one of the few watch journalists present when the line…

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Three Top Affordable Watches for Mother’s Day

Need we remind you? Mother’s Day is this Sunday — so you don’t have much time to get the perfect gift. Luckily – time is the perfect gift and giving a great watch is way to remind mom at every moment that she is special. Here we bring you three great ideas that are both…

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

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,…

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It’s a Long Name, but a Full-Bodied Spirit: Introducing the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant

Luxury Swiss watch brand, Hublot, recently raised a glass (a wine glass, that is,) in Napa Valley to unveil its newest watch — created in cooperation with  brand ambassador, basketball star Kobe Bryant. The Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant watch debut coincided with the opening of the brand’s  first boutique in San Francisco.This…

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