De Bethune USA Exclusive Launched At Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  March 6th, 2019

DB28 Kind of GoldUSA Limited Edition   Recently at the Watches & Wonders Miami show at the Miami Design District, Swiss independent watch brand De Bethune smartly unveiled a USA exclusive watch, the   “DB28 Kind of Blue.” A spin-off of the brand’s all-blue and much coveted DB28, the new watch features an 18-karat pink gold case instead of a blue case. Just10 pieces will be made. DeBethune DB 28 USA exclusive watch launched at Watches & Wonders Miami.To create its distinctive…

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Charitable Causes In The Watch World: Richard Mille Donates Proceeds Of $800,000 Watches To Education Above All Foundation

 |  March 5th, 2019

Richard Mille has teamed with the Education Above All foundation (EAA), a global organization established to promote global social and political development through quality education, and created a new nearly $800,000  diamond encrusted watch. All proceeds of the sales of the watch will  support  Out-of-School Children (OOSC) globally  through EAA’s Educate a Child programme (EAC) projects.  EAC works to overcome barriers to education, providing quality primary education to hard to reach, out of school children with the goal of ensuring…

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America’s Oldest Watchmaking Guild, Horological Society of New York, Announces Gala and Charity Auction Event

 |  March 4th, 2019

The Horological Society of New York, America’s first watchmaking guild, founded in1866, announces the 2019 Gala and Charity Auction event. This event is earmarked as one of the best horological evenings and this year, the organization is moving the dinner and auction to a new location at the Manhattan Penthouse with breathtaking views of the New York City Skyline. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 17, and is filled with a host of presentations and awards. The Horological Society…

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Philippe Charriol, Founder Of Philippe Charriol Brand, Dies In Auto Race Accident

 |  March 1st, 2019

I was in my twenties when i first met Philippe Charriol. He was energetic, enthusiastic and flamboyant.  I remember he wore his white fur coat regularly and bedecked himself in his own jewels and watches.  He was full of character and life. Sadly, I learned today that Philippe Charriol was killed in a race car accident earlier this week while driving on the Circuit Paul Ricard track. It seems somehow apropos that he would die at a track. The French-born…

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Photo Report: Watches & Wonders Miami 2019, Miami Concours, Yacht Show

 |  February 28th, 2019

It’s  no secret that I get around. As a veteran journalist in the watch industry, my job is to go where the stories are. I can’t go to everything, but I try to say yes to al least half of the trips i am offered annually, and I always go to the important  shows. Such is the case with the recent second-annual Watches & Wonders Miami  that just took place in the Miami Design District. Organized by the Fondation de…

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Hands On With The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch Unveiled At Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  February 27th, 2019

Last week in Miami – at the second annual Watches  & Wonders show — Ulysse Nardin used the Florida backdrop, complete with concurrent Yacht Show and car show — to unveil its newest masterpiece: The Marine Mega Yacht watch that indicates tides, along with a host of other important information for sailors, and that carries a retail price of about $310,000.   I wrote extensively about the watch last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes, but here we go…

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Bulgari Unveils Updated Icon In Rome: B.zero1 To Honor 20th Anniversary

 |  February 26th, 2019

This post is about jewelry, not watches — but pay attention men — these are rings you can easily wear. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bulgari B.zero1 collection of jewelry. A line that broke typical jewelry design codes thanks to its spiral, flexible rings and visionary appeal, the B.zero1 has become an icon in the jewelry world. Last week in Rome, the Rome-born brand celebrated the new collection and the 20th anniversary of B.zero1 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica — with  star-studded attendance and…

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