SIHH 2019: Montblanc Focuses on Minerva History, Unveils Montblanc Heritage Puslograph

 |  January 16th, 2019

If you were hoping to find the prefect vintage-inspired, technically advance and aesthetically beautiful watch during SIHH 2019, you are in luck. This year, as Montblanc further underscores its rich history with Minerva, the Villeret-based brand it owns, the brand focuses clearly on vintage aspirations.  In fact, Montblanc combed the Minerva archives from the 1940’s and 1950’s until it landed on a host of timepieces that inspired the brand’s watchmakers and designers to re-interpret …. magnificently.  Easily, the piece that is the collector’s…

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Watch Review: Monta’s Affordable Triumph Watch Triumphs (prices)

 |  January 7th, 2019

Every once in a while, a watch brand comes along that surprises us. Especially with today’s spate of affordable new micro-brands emerging onto the market. Monta Watches is one such company.  Inspired by vintage traditional watches that are highly functional tool timepiece, the founders of Monta wanted to release a timepiece that offered value, quality and substance for today’s consumers. Two years in the making, the brand emerged on the market in 2017 and has been making quiet yet continually…

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Frederique Constant’s 30th Anniversary, Release of Grand Complications, Reconfirms Future Of Brand

 |  December 31st, 2018

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we reflect on some of the brands that celebrated in style this year. One such brand is Frederique Constant, a Swiss brand built on the relationship of value and quality. Just 30 years young, Frederique Constant has, nonetheless, put an indelible mark on time.  A few months ago, I traveled with the brand to Paris for its anniversary and for the unveiling of its limited edition Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece. The celebration…

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Ulysse Nardin Diver 42mm Watches Make the Perfect Gift For The Water Lover

 |  December 21st, 2018

 Ulysse Nardin is synonymous with underwater adventure. This brand has been creating marine chronometers since its inception in 1846 and continues today to enhance its relationship with all things marine and nautical. As such, it comes as no surprise that its most recent unveiling — a sleek 42mm Diver  — is equipped to weather the elements with its adventurous wearer. The new 42mm Diver models join the brand’s lineup of 44mm pieces, but more easily transition from water to land.  The new…

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Three Great Baume & Mercier Baumatic Watches For Under $3,500 — Perfect For The Holidays

 |  December 20th, 2018

With the holidays here, last-minute shopping doesn’t have to be a terrible thing. Baume & Mercier has the answer for the man in your life who loves watches: Baumatic. 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…

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Baselworld And SIHH Synchronize Show Dates For April/May 2020

 |  December 18th, 2018

Earlier today,   Salon Internationals de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and Baselworld announced plans to coordinate exhibition dates for the year 2020 through 2024, so that the shows coincide in timing. They also announced a joint date move to late  April through early May instead of January and March when the shows typically take place.  The new show dates for 2020 witness SIHH first, from April 26 to the 29th, followed by Baselworld  from April 30 to May 5, 2020.…

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Zenith Unveils USA Exclusive: Defy Classic Swizz Beatz Edition Watch – Online Only

 |  December 10th, 2018

Since 1865, Zenith has been crafting fine Swiss watches, and has even made history along the way, unveiling a few world firsts and creating some of the finest movements still powering watches today. Easily one of the brand’s most coveted contemporary collections is the Defy — with models ranging from Defyl Classic to Defy Lab and more. Now, the brand unveils its newest online-only watch that is exclusive to the USA and created in cooperations with famed   Grammy Award winning…

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