F1 Grand Prix Winner Mark Webber Talks About Motorsports and Rolex

 |  February 11th, 2019

In the throes of the 2019 racing season, and on the heels of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, we talked extensively in Austin (during F1 racing) with Mark Webber, Rolex brand ambassador and nine-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, FIA World Endurance Champion, Porsche ambassador, and Red Bull athlete Mark Alan Webber about racing, watches and precision. Recently, in my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I published parts of that interview, now I share it here.  The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2018:…

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Watch Lovers Won’t Want To Miss Watches & Wonders Miami On President’s Day Weekend

 |  February 7th, 2019

From February 15 to the 17th in sunny Miami, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show will take place, concurrent with the Miami Yacht Show and vintage auto show.  Watch lovers won’t want to miss this event. Just about 30 watch brands will be showcasing their newest watches here, and some are unveiling new timepieces for the first time. Led by the  Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in partnership with the Miami Design District.  Brands that are exhibiting in their…

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SIHH 2019: Hands On With The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar Watch

 |  January 30th, 2019

  It was just last year that Baume  & Mercier made huge strides in the watch world with the unveiling of the Baumatic movement and subsequent watches. Now, for SIHH 2019, the brand releases the  Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar  that, for the first time, combines the Baumatic movement with a perpetual calendar module.  The Baumatic self-winding movement is highly reliable thanks to the combination of its silicon hairspring and a high-performance escapement. In addition to five days power reserve, the…

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SIHH 2019 In Review: From Watches To Exhibition Space, Events And More

 |  January 23rd, 2019

If you were in attendance at this year’s SIHH, then — as the saying goes — “if you know, you know.” For those who weren’t there, however, we take you behind the scenes for a look at what went on at the 29th annual SIHH and around Geneva from January 13-18, 2019 — the good, the bad and the ugly. SIHH 2019 in Review: Right off the bat, I have to say that this was one of the most successful…

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Storage Wars: SIHH 2019 Maybe (Not) The Most Disappointing Storage Units Ever

 |  January 21st, 2019

Could we be ending an era of creativity? If this year’s offering of USB keys—where brands store their most important information and images to disseminate to the press – is an example, the answer is yes. Since 2012, we have been taking a close look at the USB keys give out at Baselworld and SIHH.  Storage Wars is one of our most popular posts, and every time I visit a brand, as they hand me their USB key, they wonder…

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

 |  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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