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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Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel

 |  April 11th, 2019

Back in January when the SIHH took place, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel watch was top on everybody’s list of best watches from the show. Critics weren’t wrong. They  were, however, early. Showing off this watch at its launch is great, however the complex timepiece is only just starting to make its way to markets around the world, with just a few pieces becoming available this summer and fall. For that reason, we held off on our review. Here,…

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Baselworld 2019: A Closer Look At The Hautlence HL Sphere 01

 |  April 8th, 2019

Much of the value and pedigree of a watch manufacture is derived from how long the manufacture has been in existence. There has, however, over the last couple of decades, been a bucking of that trend as newer manufactures have entered the market place with fresh takes and technological accomplishments that rival those of any of the older houses. One such brand is Hautlence, and over the past 15-plus years the independent Swiss manufacture has  regularly launched pieces that  are…

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Behind The Scenes At The Second Annual Movado Group Summit In Davos

 |  April 5th, 2019

Recently, at the second annual Movado Group Summit in Davos, Switzerland, a host of news, products, ventures and other exciting forays were not only unveiled, but also discussed in detail in a way that was lively, energetic and productive. While this was the second world Movado Group Summit to be held, it was the first one where a handful of press was selected to attend the three-day 2019 event, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them. Here…

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I’m Back With The Truth: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Baselworld 2019

 |  April 1st, 2019

Last Wednesday I finally returned from my 10-day Swiss junket that included a three-day stop in Davos with Movado (that’s an upcoming story in itself) followed by six days in Baselworld.  Here, I bring you an insider’s view of what Baselworld really went through this year  — the good, the bad and the ugly. And, believe me, as I have attended Baselworld for 35 years now, I think I’m a good judge. There is no denying that traffic was down significantly,…

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Zenith Unveils Defy Inventor With Monolithic Silicon Regulator And Made Of Aeronith

 |  March 21st, 2019

  Here at Baselworld 2019, Zenith turns things a bit upside down in the watch world  with the unveiling of its new Zenith Inventor watch. The watch houses the brand’s  patented “Zenith Oscillator” control system oscillator that replaces the traditional sprung balance and eliminates approximately 30 components to offer  single monolithic oscillating device made of silicon. The new oscillator beats at a high frequency (18 Hz) and offers reliability , stability and enhanced chronometric precision.  Making it even more alluring…

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