Oris Goes For Wild and Wonderful Pop-Up Store Experience with Vintage Airstream

Oris Airstream Pop-Up shop mixes vintage mobile Americana with Swiss watchmaking.

It isn’t every day that we see pop-up watch sales by brands at events taking place around America, but when we do, they are usually very staid in nature, with sales reps showing watches via luxury showcases and pouring champagne. Well forget that … Independent Swiss watch brand, Oris, takes the concept of experiencing watches…

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Would You Spend a Million Dollars on a Watch? These Brands Hope So

Richard Mille RM 50-03, million-dollar watches of 2017.

The biggest watch exhibitions of the first half of the year 2017 are complete and we found several key noticeable trends. Watches at the affordable spectrum were strong, and so were the uber-expensive watches. As such,  we bring you a comprehensive line up of six approximately $1-million-dollar watches unveiled this year. Would you spend a million…

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Three Days in Havana With Ball Watch USA, Timekeepers of the St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta

Ball Fireman Racer St. Petersburg-Habana Special Edition watch with automatic caliber.

As a long-time journalist in the watch and jewelry world, also covering other notable luxury categories, I often get invited on trips to experience events with the brands. Most of the time these relationship-building excursions are an incredible journey to parts not typically traveled. Such is the case with the recent trip I took with…

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Oil Rigs for the Wrist? Meet the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

A few years ago I remember being blown away by a watch I saw that featured an oil rig on its dial. Not just any oil rig, but an automaton, as well. Now, Ulysse Nardin unveils a watch with an alluring, incredibly large 18-karat gold oil rig smack in the middle of the dial of…

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Watch Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the MB&F HM7 Aquapod, Jellyfish

The MB&F HM7 Aquapod glows blue from within.

Officially unveiled at SIHH and making another important appearance at Baselworld 2017, the  MB&F HM7 Aquapod, lovingly nicknamed Jellyfish, warrants a closer look for several reasons — not the least o which is the fact that the brand slipped another “round” watch in front of us without anyone really even noticing.  Here we take a close-up…

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Baselworld 2017: The Do’s, Don’t’s, and Ins and Outs of the World’s Largest Watch Exhibition

The exhibition "booths" inside Baselworld are multi-storied wonderlands of watches.

Baselworld 2017 …. it  starts officially on Thursday of this week, March 23. It is the largest and perhaps the most important (depending on your viewpoint) exhibition for watches in the world. I have been covering Baselworld as an editor and reporter for more than three decades. My very first show was most likely 33 or…

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