How to Wear an Hour Glass on Your Wrist: Konstantin Chaykin’s Carpe Diem

“Seize the Day!” A saying that in today’s fast-paced world we seem to forget. Did it mean more in yesteryear?  Or are we just too busy to take the time to seize a day, or even an hour? Well, Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin (who we covered here before- with his amazing Cinema watch) understands time…

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Collectors Hooked on Swatch Watches

Just about four months ago, I was fortunate enough to travel to Paris and Switzerland with Breguet. (You can read about that trip here, here and here.)   One particular night during that trip, I met a gentleman wearing tomato-soup-red pants and sporting a Swatch watch on his wrist. We got to talking and – turns…

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Why Watch Lovers Should Pay Closer Attention to Arnold & Son (and a look at the Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time)

Arnold & Son is brand that just doesn’t get its due. This haute horlogerie, British-born watch company is superbly rich in innovation and invention, and yet, for some reason, especially in the United States where it sells to just a handful of knowledgeable jewelers, it just isn’t top on anyone’s mind when thinking of haute…

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Horror and Horology: Introducing Devon’s Ghost and Bloody Mary

We’ve written about them a few times before here, and even previewed one of their first watches in an off-the-cuff Video piece (see that video here). In fact, Devon Works LLC is a company especially close to our hearts – as it is made in America. Scott Devon, founder of the brand, created a lab…

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Loving the Platinum Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph (original pics, price)

Made of the rarest metal on Earth, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, unveiled to the world at SIHH 2014 – steals my heart. Bold and beautiful – this complicated piece is all about robust luxury with its ceramic bezel and brushed finishing. You’ll get noticed wearing this. Additionally, like so many watch…

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Watches on the Red Carpet at the 86th Academy Awards

The Oscars. The presentations, the celebs, the fanfare – all timed to the tee. Usually, it is all about what the female celebs are wearing – the dresses, the jewelry, the accessories. Well, let’s not forget the men! Last night a few super timepieces walked the Red Carpet on the wrists of some strong actors. …

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