Omega Unveils Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 LE watch to honor the 45th Anniversary of Man’s First Step on the Moon – Which I recall Perfectly …

I may be giving away too much information here, but, why not? I remember watching the televised landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969, and the next day’s adventurous steps as two astronauts descended the ladder of the module and stepped foot on the moon’s surface. I was a kid, on vacation with…

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Close Up With the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Triple Tourbillon (video)

By Gordon Henderson Girard-Perregaux is a brand with the wind at its sails. The brand’s Constant Force Escapement was unveiled a year ago and took home top honors in the 2013 Grand Prixe d’Horologerie Genève. Since then, the watch world has been asking how Girard-Perregaux will follow up on that year’s success. The answer: the…

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A Love Affair Put On Hold; Germany Takes the World by Storm Winning 2014 FIFA World Cup

By Dan O’Rourke There’s nothing like sitting in a living room filled with people silently watching an all important world cup game. It’s something that is hard to forget. The intensity is full forced. Emotions are high and all viewers know what’s on the line. Whether or not you were a neutral viewer or a…

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Louis Moinet Watches – The Truth Behind the New York Mecanograph

By Gordon Henderson New York is awesome. Its history and diversity allow it to stand out amongst metropolises all over the world. The city boasts a population of 8 million residents and 50 million visitors a year – not to mention some of the greatest restaurants known to man.  The city is at the epicenter…

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4 Watch Brands Inspired by FIFA World Cup in Brazil (Part 3 in Who’s Who: Watches and the FIFA World Cup)

Throughout the past month, with the World Cup in full swing, we have brought you one of the most comprehensive looks at watch brands involved in international football. Just check back to see the 20 plus posts under the FIFA 2014 search on our sight. Now, with FIFA 2014 coming to a  close in just…

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Bulgari Watches and Jean-Christophe Babin Defy the Nay-Sayers and Barrel Full-Speed Ahead with Bulgari Watches that Celebrate 130 Years in Style

Back in January, before the SIHH, I was sitting at a dinner in Paris, wherein some watch collectors, watch journalists and execs were discussing which watch brands were really strong. When I brought up the fact that I believe that now that Jean-Christophe Babin (formerly fearless leader at TAG Heuer) is   at the helm of…

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