Time and Speed: Watch Brands and the Indy 500 2014, and the Coca Cola 600 Drivers

Starting at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time today, the 98th Indy 500 – The Greatest Spectacle in Racing — begins. In this series 33 racers will zoom 200 laps in a counter-clockwise direction on the 2.5-mil oval track at speeds that average about 230mph. Racing, virtually, right along with them are top watch brands. Precision…

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A. Lange & Sohne Watches: Love Affairs come Easy with the 1815 Tourbillon

By Gordon Henderson A. Lange & Sohne watches are all about precision and ultimate craftsmanship – especially with the new A. Lange & Sohne 1815 tourbillon. A tourbillon watch movement is more a feat of human engineering than an actual watch complication. The development of the movement was done to counteract the most basic of…

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Why Watch Lovers Should Pay Close Attention to Frederique Constant Watches

I remember it well. It was 1995 and I was at BaselWorld. I had an appointment with a young new brand that had been established in 1988 and launched its first collection of six models in 1992. Frederique Constant was the name, and I was totally unsure of what to expect. However, when I met…

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3 Hot Watches Seen at TimeCrafters 2014: HYT, Parmigiani, Urwerk Watches

As we mentioned last week, the TimeCrafters 2014 watch exhibition was taking place this past weekend, with top watchmakers bringing their finest new timepieces to the market, along with some watchmakers, engravers, and other artisans demonstrating their craft. Among those at the show: A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Alpina, Bulgari, Chopard, Christophe Claret, DeBethune,…

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Arnold & Son Watches and the Patented CTB (Central True Beat) Watch

We’ve written about Arnold & Son time and again here, as this is a brand we truly respect. Here, we reflect on what Arnold & Son has achieved this year with its newest introductions, watches that are just starting to hit the markets this summer. These complexities created with superb craftsmanship celebrate the brand’s 250th…

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Video: UNESCO World Heritage Site: Pantanal State Park

For this weekend’s sojourn, we travel to South America — with the Weather Channel. In this video, get a quick close-up look at the Pantanal — the world’s largest contingious wet lands — and its superb wildlife and water life with Matt Sampson. The Pantanal spans three countries — with the majority in Brazil, and …

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