Seiko and Rolex Brand Ambassadors, Djokovic and Kerber, Win The Championships at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic takes the Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2018. He is a Seiko brand ambassador.

It’s a wrap. The Championships at Wimbledon have new winners in the men’s and women’s singles and both are watch brand ambassadors. Novak Djokovic takes the Grand Slam title (his first since the 2016 French Open) for men’s singles, and Angelique Kerber takes the victory for women’s singles. Djokovic is a Seiko brand ambassador, while…

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Louis Moinet, Inventor of the Chronograph, Gets His Own Street, Unveils Ultravox Hour Strike Watch

Louis Moinet Ultravox Hour Striker designed by Eric Coudray and team.

It isn’t every day that a watch brand can boast that it has a street named after it, or its founder. However, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Louis Moinet, the inventor of the chronograph, this Swiss independent brand has garnered its own street, named after the founder of the brand in Bourges, Switzeralnd. An unveiling…

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Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman”…

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Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI LE Watch Up For Pre-Order

Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch.

Beginning this month, Porsche Design’s newest  Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch — designed to celebrate motorsports — is available for pre-order on line. Each Official numbered timepiece  commemorates the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion. The Reunion is a mecca of sorts for  Porsche aficionados, and takes place in September. The new Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport…

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The Changing World of Luxury Retailing And Second-Hand Watches, And Why I Joined The TrueFacet.com Team

Not too long ago, I signed on as Executive Editor of The Loupe, the watch blog for TrueFacet.com (in addition to continuing with certain of my other roles). TrueFacet.com is an online marketplace for second-hand and vintage watches and jewelry, as well as operating a boutique division that offers new watches and jewelry for sale.…

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Patriotism Runs Deep With Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon ‘Stars & Stripes’ Watch

Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Stars & Stripes watch

This week we celebrate the Fourth of July — America’s independence day.  To celebrate,  Ulysse Nardin unveils the all-new Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” watch, which officially launches on the 4th of July and is exclusive to the United States market.  The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” not only pays tribute to America,…

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