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

 |  May 10th, 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 dollars on a watch? These brands hope so … but if you don’t someone else will. Richard Mille RM50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren…

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

 |  April 3rd, 2017

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 the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater watch. The nautical connection between the sea and horology is a theme many watch manufactures have drawn upon…

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

 |  March 21st, 2017

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 look at the MB&F HM7 Aquapod Jellyfish. Max Busser and friends lovingly refer to the watch as jellyfish, although, doubtless Busser’s wife does not share…

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Lace for Men? Absolutely. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mysterieuse

 |  March 9th, 2017

Since the advent of watch and clocking making the popular methodology for capturing the passage of time is through the use of one short hand to denote hours and a long hand to indicate the minutes. However, there are times when a manufacturer steps beyond convention and delivers a unique reinterpretation of the status quo and delivers something truly special. With the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Mystérieuse collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre has done just that. In a line up that comprises three one-of-a-kind…

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Peter Speake-Marin Crazy Skulls Watch Review

 |  March 7th, 2017

Moving skulls, a minute repeater carillon, a tourbillon … does it get much better? The newly unveiled (you can see it at Baselworld) Peter Speake-MarinCrazy Skulls watch is — well — a little bit crazy. Of course, that’s what makes it so exciting. If you know Peter Speake-Marin as I do, you know that the gentle man with a heart of gold and a spiritual sense has a lot of creativity pent up that is making its way to his persistently perfect watches. The…

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Why Audemars Piguet Spent 600 Hours in R&D for the new Case of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic

 |  March 6th, 2017

One of the most beloved watches of this year may well be the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic watch. What makes the watch so hot is the fact that the case and bracelet is created in matte black brushed ceramic. Simply stunning. Also stunning – the amount of time the brand invested in the research and development of this case: 600 hours. Achieving the exact brushed look on the case and manipulating the ultra-hard compound in and of…

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Baume & Mercier Launches Clifton Club Collection for Today’s Active Men

 |  February 28th, 2017

Today’s renaissance man has an affinity for any number of noble endeavors, be it cycling, surfing, running, auto racing,  or writing for a watch blog, To suit the needs of today’s consumers, Swiss brand Baume & Mercier has sought to create a line of watches that are as versatile as their multifaceted owners. Created for the “gentlesportsman,” Baume & Mercier unveils new watches in a lineup it calls the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club. The Clifton Club collection is an expansion of the…

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