Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

Some of the wealthiest Swiss watch families and individuals are worth billions.

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring…

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Bremont Unveils New America’s Cup Watches: Bremont AC35, Bremont AC-R-II

Bremont AC35 honors the 35th America's Cup.

Yes, in January at SIHH, there was talk of how Bremont’s involvement in the 35th America’s Cup would continue. The brand has been on board with the America’s Cup Event Authority since 2015 – holding various titles and relationships. Now, the brand continues to work with the Event Authority and – today in England —…

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Book Review: Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler

Diamond and gemstone secret watch made by Oscar Heyman.

Sometimes we forget that we have a rich American history in the world of watches and jewelry, but the new book just coming out on the market, Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler, reminds us of that past. The family-owned, New York City-based Company has been in business since 1912 and the book by Yvonne J.…

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Interview: KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Shares His Grail Songs and More

Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer in makeup

Last week we had the opportunity to interview guitarist Tommy Thayer, a.k.a the Spaceman, of KISS. He was talking then about his involvement in raising money for the Oregon Military Museum, named after his war-hero dad. However, we did get to ask a few questions on a more rock-and-roll tone. Here we bring you the answers…

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$1M Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage Sapphire Watch, Shiveringly Superb

Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage

Once again Audemars Piguet demonstrated its exquisite watchmaking talent in the field of audacious diamond timepieces with the more than $1 million Diamond Outrage Sapphire and the $1.25 million  Diamond Outrage. The newest watches, unveiled last month at SIHH and causing quite a stir, represent the third and final round in a trilogy of timepieces that have…

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Don’t Know What to do with that Diamond Engagement Ring after Divorce? Worthy.com Does

GIA 5.45-carat Princess-cut solitaire ring sold for $33,822. (photo courtesy of Worthy.com)

Not to be a “Debbie Downer” so close on the heels of St. Valentine’s Day, but believe it or not, it is said hat in today’s world between 40 and 50 percent of married couples get divorced. Recent research from the University of Washington says that divorce rates also spike after the holidays. All of this…

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