Industry Loses Watch Veteran Steve Shonebarger

Sadly, last night, Steve Shonebarger, a 25-year-plus veteran in the watch and jewelry world, passed away. He had just been on an overseas trip  in his capacity as Vice President of Wholesale USA with deGrisogono. I first met Steve Shonebarger back in the early 1990’s when I was writing about watches and jewelry and he was…

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Bone-Chilling: Edox’s HydroSub Anniversary Diver’s Watch Withstands -40°F Waters

I bet if I put my car keys in a plastic bag submerged under -40°F water for three minutes they probably wouldn’t work anymore. To be honest, if I put my body into water that cold I most likely wouldn’t work anymore either. However, in celebration of Edox’s 50th  anniversary of its HydroSub Automatic divers watch,…

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Fashion-Forward Versace DV25 Watch- Perfect for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you haven’t started thinking about the perfect gift, it’s time. Literally. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Versace Watches – a line first started by Gianni Versace in 1990. I was actually lucky enough to be one of the few watch journalists present when the line…

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Three Top Affordable Watches for Mother’s Day

Need we remind you? Mother’s Day is this Sunday — so you don’t have much time to get the perfect gift. Luckily – time is the perfect gift and giving a great watch is way to remind mom at every moment that she is special. Here we bring you three great ideas that are both…

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Classic Voltaire: Introducing the Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromegas Double Flying Tourbillon

By Gordon Henderson It isn’t every day a watch brand can trade its roots back to the  Age of Enlightenment. But Manufacture Royale does exactly that — and more. In fact, the brand not only traces its origins to the Manufacture Royale de Ferney workshops founded in 1770 nearby Geneva, but also to the famed philosopher, writer,…

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