Orbita Unveils New Watch Winders Perfect For Keeping Your Watch Safely Wound

 |  May 17th, 2019

If you own an automatic watch, that is complex and you hate having to reset it when the power runs out, it’s time to invest in a watch winder, and Orbita — based in North Carolina — has the answer. This company has been making its own watch winders in America since its founding more than 20 years ago by Chuck Agnoff. His creed was to pay attention to detail and provide the best  watchwinders in the world. It is…

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Hands On With The Revolutionary Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual

 |  May 16th, 2019

Just last month, I had the opportunity to go hands on with the newest Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater Perpetual calendar watch that the brand unveiled to the world today.  Not only did I get to see and touch the watch, but also I was the first person (outside of the watchmakers) to put it on my wrist and activate the repeater — which is equipped with a revolutionary new gong system. Over the course of half an hour,…

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Christophe Claret Introduces $238,000 Angelico Tourbillon Watch

 |  May 14th, 2019

This year marks the 10th anniversary of independent eponymous brand, Christophe Claret (and the 30th anniversary of the Manufacture). A master at repeaters and chiming watches, and of very particular complications, Claret knew he wanted to create something special for this occasion. The Angelico Tourbillon watch with long detent escapement and cable-fusee transmission system is special. It was seven years in the making, as it took Claret and his team that long to find solutions to enable the detent escapement…

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Hands On With The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph Record-Setting Watch

 |  May 13th, 2019

Setting another world record this year, Bulgari unveiled the world’s thinnest automatic chronograph during the recent  Baselworld 2019 exhibit. Recent I had a chance to go hands-on with this watch, and I must say it is impressively thin. Bulgari Sets New World Record with Octo Finissimo Chronograph at Baselworld 2019 BULGARI The new Octo Finissimo Chronograph measures a scant 3.3 mm (1/8th of an inch)  in thinness—about the thickness of two basic letter envelopes stacked. The integrated movement is the flattest…

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Rizzoli Unveils Sea Time: Watches Inspired By Sailing, Yachting And Diving

 |  May 1st, 2019

Part of a trilogy series of books about watches conceived of by Aaron Sigmond, the newest  SEA TIME  book —  will launch on  May 16 in New York, with the  book going on sale May 28 — although advance sale orders are already being taken on both Amazon and  barnesandnoble.com. SEA TIME is about watches inspired by sailing, yachting and diving and features breathtaking images in and under the water.  Written by two of my friends and colleagues — Aaron Sigmond and Mark…

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Earth Day: H. Moser & Cie. Honors Our Planet With The Nature Watch

 |  April 22nd, 2019

Typical of H. Moser & Cie, the independent Swiss brand regularly creates some statement-making timepiece that demonstrates its ability to think outside the box. In the past, we have witnessed the Swiss Alps watch that was a statement about Smart watches, the Swiss  Mad Watch with a case made of Swiss cheese watch that makes a statement about the concept of Swiss made (for a brief moment, last year, there was also the Franken-watch, which the brand stopped communication on…

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10 Watches That Played Starring Roles in Iconic Movies Over The Decades

 |  April 12th, 2019

With summer movie flicks on their way to us, I wanted to review some of the great, iconic movies of all time and the watches that we saw in those films. It is a topic I wrote extensively about in other posts, so it is worth taking a look at once again now. Especially since we have seen Captain Marvel in a Citizen, Urwerk in Spider-Man and so much more. Instead of the current movies, though, we take a look…

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