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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The Truth Behind The Sculptures And Art At The Miami Design District, As Seen During Watches & Wonders Miami 2019

 |  March 14th, 2019

Recently, while in Miami for the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, I was — naturally — taking pictures of the beautiful architecture that surrounded me at the Miami Design District. That stirred an interest: What are all of these spaces, sculptures, photos all about. So, I spoke to the Miami Design District Association to find out more. Here we take just a small sneak peek at a few of the iconic artworks that grace the MDD and…

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Truffle Hunting And Wine Tasting In Bordeaux With Chopard: Photo Report

 |  March 8th, 2019

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Chopard in Bordeaux for a Baselworld Preview of the new watches that will be unveiled in just a couple of weeks. The watches — except for the L.U.C XPS Twist — are still under embargo, so I won’t be breaking any secrets. However, while in Bordeaux – the most famous wine region of all time — I also had the incredible experience of joining Karl-Friederich Scheufele, co-president of Chopard, and his wife…

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Revisiting MB&F: Meet Medusa, The Clock That Almost Didn’t Make Its Debut

 |  March 7th, 2019

With Baselworld around the corner, we wanted to take a few minutes to revisit some important MB&F products before the exciting new unveilings coming out. Yes, we know about the new watches already, but that is embargoed material so you just have to be patient.  However, at the recent SIHH, MB&F unveiled its 10th collaboration with Swiss clock maker L’Epee 1839. We haven’t yet had the chance to bring it into the limelight here so we hope you will welcome…

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America’s Oldest Watchmaking Guild, Horological Society of New York, Announces Gala and Charity Auction Event

 |  March 4th, 2019

The Horological Society of New York, America’s first watchmaking guild, founded in1866, announces the 2019 Gala and Charity Auction event. This event is earmarked as one of the best horological evenings and this year, the organization is moving the dinner and auction to a new location at the Manhattan Penthouse with breathtaking views of the New York City Skyline. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 17, and is filled with a host of presentations and awards. The Horological Society…

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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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