The Day Before Christmas

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…

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Finally In Stores Now: Meet the Exceptional Louis Moinet Memoris Chronograph

The year 2016 will mark the 200th year of the chronograph, as invented in 1816 by Louis Moinet. That first precision instrument boasted an amazing 216,000 vibrations per hour and measured 60ths of a second. It also featured a reset function that was unheard of at that time. In short—a pioneering masterpiece. Earlier this year…

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Fast Focus: Armin Strom Unveils Tourbillon Skeleton Fire Honoring Founder

Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom continues to unveil masterpieces of art and technology while at the same time regularly paying homage to its founder, master skeletonizer Armin Strom. Strom had founded his brand in 1967 and nearly 45 years later, in 2011, retired, leaving the brand to be fully operated by the Michel family. Today,…

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Hands On with the Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph — Pre SIHH 2016

Recently, we had the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the newest collections to be unveiled by Montblanc at SIHH 2016 – and let me tell you – they are incredible from multiple perspectives. The brand has hit all the notes: artistic prowess, technical advancement, high-tech materials, affordable pricing and a nod…

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Hands On with Cartier’s Newest Skeletonized Watches: Cle’ de Cartier Skeleton and Crash Skeleton (Pre-SIHH 2016)

Recently in New York City, I got first-hand looks at some of the most exciting new timepieces destined to make their way to the US market next year. I’m speaking about the new Cartier watches that were shown as a sneak peek at the upcoming SIHH 2016 in Geneva. While there are some spectacular new…

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Introducing New Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches to Celebrate 85 Years (Pre-SIHH 2016/Slideshow)

Anniversaries in the watch world are common. Sometimes brands celebrate their founding, or the birth of their founder, or the birth of a specific collection. Sometimes those anniversaries are big ones: 50, 75, 100. However, 2016 marks the 85th anniversary of the first famed Reverso from Jaeger-LeCoultre, and in anticipation of that anniversary, the brand…

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