RACE Week- Cars and Watches: Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver

By Ryan Walsh Watch brand Meccaniche Veloci is all about designing watches for auto enthusiasts. With Italian heritage, much like Ferrari, this comes as no surprise.  The brand has eight different types of auto-inspired collections in its current inventory, including the Quattro Valvole made of carbon ceramic and created in partnership with the world’s best…

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ONE AMAZING WATCH: Jaquet Droz Charming Bird- VIDEO

Jaquet Droz has long been known for its mastery of automatons – moving figures on a timepiece. This year, though, the brand takes the concept to new heights in the form of the multi-dimensional Charming Bird – the first singing bird automata wrist watch in the world. The revolutionary watch was first unveiled at BaselWorld…

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How Mother-of-Pearl Dials are Made

Many brands today use mother of pearl for dials on both women’s and men’s watches. Shimmering and intriguing, mother of pearl is not an easy substance to work with. It is quite brittle and ultra thin when used as a dial and breakage can easily occur. Depending on the complexity of the dial, the entire…

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Wristwatch Pulsometers and Beyond! Introducing the Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

Pulsometer wristwatches—wristwatches that enable doctors (or laymen) to time the pulse – have been around for more than half a century. They are, however, quite rarely made in today’s watchmaking world. In fact, one can count on fingers and toes the number of luxury Swiss watch brands that produce pulsometer watches. Still, doctors and certain…

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Motorcycles and Watches – Cvstos Joins the Pack

Watch brand Cvstos, with its bold timepieces, joins forces with Spanish MotoGP motorcycle racer Dani Pedrosa to create a limited edition of Challenge Dani Pedrosa watches. The Limited Edition will consist of 26 pieces in titanium and 26 pieces in Orange Aluminium – reflecting Pedrosa’s lucky number 26. A bold, bright eye-catcher, the watch is…

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Throwbacks: A Look at some 20th Century Wristwatches

  As more and more brands look to their archives for inspiration, we decided it would be interesting to pull out a few of our older average-retail-priced 1980’s and 1990’s timepieces and take a  look at their size and design. Just for the fun of it. We also added a 1940’s Bulova — just because…

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