Three Watch Brands We Expect Great Things From This January 2018

Manufacture Royale ADN watch collection

With the new year here, it means show season will begin. In the watch world, that predominantly means — SIHH 2018, here we come. However, as we know, many other brands capitalize on the fact that so many retailers and press are in Geneva for SIHH and so they, too, exhibit their newest inventions —…

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Happy New Year: Welcome to 2018 … Time To Start Anew

Happy New Year, Welcome 2018

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2018 and the wonderful watch world we live in. This year, we opted not to reflect back on the negatives of 2017. Yes, there were negatives, there is no point in denying it:  disappointing watch sales, disappointing product and even disappointing changes in industry personnel. However, the flip side is…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition Watch Launched the Indian Motorcycle Partnership; What’s Next?

Baume & Mercier / Indian Motorcycle: Clifton Club Burt MunroLimited Edition

With the SIHH 2018 almost upon us, we expect to see some great watches coming our way from the 18 brands exhibiting there. One of those brands, Baume & Mercier, may have an extension for us resulting from the company’s partnership with Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company. The collaboration, announced earlier this year, witnesses…

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Year in Review: This Year Rolex Celebrates 50 Years of Golf

The President's Cup

For the past eight years, I have contributed annually to the special watch insert in the New York Times: Watch Your Times. This year, I had the distinct honor of writing about Rolex’s 50 years of golf involvement. Today, as part of our year’s review, we bring you that article, written by Roberta Naas, as seen in…

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas in the Watch World

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…

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How I Had A Hand in The Launch of Heart’s Passion, Magnificent Motion Jewelry Powered By a Watch Movement by Paul Forrest

A torque winding movement powers the Heart's Passion jewelry with Magnificent Motion system by Paul Forrest Jewelry Co.

Earlier this year, in April, we broke the news here about Paul Forrest Co. — a luxury jewelry company producing pendants using watch movements to power them. The Heart’s Passion collection is the brainchild of a man who has been around the watch industry for years: Paul Forrest Hartzband. Since I have also been around…

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