Baselworld 2019 Begins Tomorrow, Find Out What’s In Store And Why I’m Excited About It

 |  March 19th, 2019

While Baselworld 2019 officially begins on Thursday, if you are a member of the press or an exhibitor, Wednesday is the new Thursday.  While I am heading to Davos for the Movado Group summit before Baselworld begins, I am looking forward to what it has to offer. It’s no secret that the show has been bashed by exhibitors, retailers and press alike. It’s no secret that Swatch Group and others have pulled out of the show this year citing arrogance…

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Hands On With, And Honest Female Review Of, The MB&F Women’s Legacy Machine FlyingT Watch

 |  March 12th, 2019

Recently at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I got my first chance to go hands on with the newest watch from MB&F: Legacy Machine FlyingT for women.  Before I review this watch, let me offer a little background. To begin with, Maximilian Busser – founder of MB&F – and I have a long history. I met him a few decades ago when he was in the corporate watch world. I watched him flourish as he headed up Harry Winston –…

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De Bethune USA Exclusive Launched At Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  March 6th, 2019

DB28 Kind of GoldUSA Limited Edition   Recently at the Watches & Wonders Miami show at the Miami Design District, Swiss independent watch brand De Bethune smartly unveiled a USA exclusive watch, the   “DB28 Kind of Blue.” A spin-off of the brand’s all-blue and much coveted DB28, the new watch features an 18-karat pink gold case instead of a blue case. Just10 pieces will be made. DeBethune DB 28 USA exclusive watch launched at Watches & Wonders Miami.To create its distinctive…

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Philippe Charriol, Founder Of Philippe Charriol Brand, Dies In Auto Race Accident

 |  March 1st, 2019

I was in my twenties when i first met Philippe Charriol. He was energetic, enthusiastic and flamboyant.  I remember he wore his white fur coat regularly and bedecked himself in his own jewels and watches.  He was full of character and life. Sadly, I learned today that Philippe Charriol was killed in a race car accident earlier this week while driving on the Circuit Paul Ricard track. It seems somehow apropos that he would die at a track. The French-born…

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Photo Report: Watches & Wonders Miami 2019, Miami Concours, Yacht Show

 |  February 28th, 2019

It’s  no secret that I get around. As a veteran journalist in the watch industry, my job is to go where the stories are. I can’t go to everything, but I try to say yes to al least half of the trips i am offered annually, and I always go to the important  shows. Such is the case with the recent second-annual Watches & Wonders Miami  that just took place in the Miami Design District. Organized by the Fondation de…

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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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Endurance Racing As Only Rolex Can Do: Rolex 24 At Daytona (Photo Gallery)

 |  February 8th, 2019

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to accompany Rolex to the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races.  The weekend was wrought with rain and winds that soaked Daytona International Speedway during the second day of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but it was just one more challenge for top drivers. It was the first time that   two red flags halted racing and that International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) called the race over 10 minutes prior to…

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