In Stores Now: Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Watches With All-New High Technology Inside (Prices)

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic watch with innovative highly functional caliber.

Earlier this year, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier announced some pretty incredible news: the brand was unveiling a high-tech in-house movement called Baumatic(TM). Now, the watches housing the incredible new caliber are in stores — and any watch lover and seeker of precision is going to want to…

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Why TrueFacet.com’s Brand-Certified Pre-Owned Division Is Garnering Accolades

Zenith is among the first seven brands to join TrueFacet.com's Certified Pre-Owned classification.

It was just last month that TrueFacet.com, leading luxury online marketplace for acquiring and consigning fine jewelry and timepieces, launched its Brand-Certified Pre-Owned division.  It marked the first time that an e-commerce site could offer Brand-Certified Pre-Owned watches and jewelry.  The announcement quickly garnered attention of such publications as Forbes.com, Robb Report  and even TechCrunch. Why?…

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Richemont Group Makes Executive Changes, Appoints Jerome Lambert CEO

Jerome Lambert, CEO of Richemont Group

In big news at luxury conglomerate Compagnie Financiere Richemont, known to most as the Richemont Group, some new appointments have been made to the executive ranks that are expected to help boost sales of all brands and get a handle on marketing messages. Chairman of the group, Johann Rupert appoints Jerome Lambert to the position…

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Introducing The Ulysse Nardin Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis Watch (Price)

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur US Navy watch

This past weekend in Annapolis, Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin unveiled its new  Marine Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis US Navy edition watch that celebrates the brand’s long-standing partnership with the US Navy by supplying on-board deck chronometers. The relationship began in 1905, when   the Washington Naval Observatory devised a competition for ‘Precision Torpedo Boat Timepieces’ in an effort…

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Understanding What Rubies Inside a Watch Movement Are All About

Rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction.

In our ongoing effort to answer reader inquiries, we find a lot of questions about why rubies are used in watch movements. Here, we explain what rubies inside a watch movement are all about. Essentially, rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction. Unless a new watch utilizes high-tech ceramic ball bearings…

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Cartier’s Precious Garage, Honoring Juste un Clou, On Display In New York Boutique

Cartier Precious Garage

Last week at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City, the brand unveiled the Cartier Precious Garage boutique “experience” concept. I  covered the event and the concept, as well as the new jewelry the concept was built to honor, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Here, we bring you that article. “The…

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