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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It’s a Long Name, but a Full-Bodied Spirit: Introducing the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant

Luxury Swiss watch brand, Hublot, recently raised a glass (a wine glass, that is,) in Napa Valley to unveil its newest watch — created in cooperation with  brand ambassador, basketball star Kobe Bryant. The Big Bang UNICO Chronograph Retrograde Kobe “Vino” Bryant watch debut coincided with the opening of the brand’s  first boutique in San Francisco.This…

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Kentucky Derby 2015: American Pharoah Wins in Just Over 2 Minutes

According to Longines time, American  Pharaoh raced in to the finish line in just 2 minutes and three-tenths of a second (2:03.02 to be exact). The colt took the 10-furlong race win in front of a rec0rd-high crowd of more than 170,500 people. This young brown colt is the first to win coming out of…

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Longines Goes All-Out to Time the Kentucky Derby and Unveils a new Sure-Bet Conquest Classic Moonphase Watch

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is back, and Longines, the official timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, and the Longines countdown is well underway with all eyes on Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 2nd. In typical Longines style, the brand will be recording every second of the exciting action – from starting gates to the final finish. In fact,…

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Close Up with Richard Mille’s RM 022 Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time Black Carbon – It’s One of a Kind

In the grand scheme of the watch industry Richard Mille is quite young. With beginnings in 2001, this contemporary brand embraces its newness by creating extraordinary timepieces rooted in technical innovation — striving for perfection in both artistry and architecture. We have covered the brand many times, and you can read about some of the…

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Affordable Watches: Have Fun with the Newest Relaunch of ToyWatches

Affordable watches make great weekend get around companions — especially when they have a good look to them. The Italian-baed ToyWatch was first unveiled to the world in 2006 as a bright colorful collection of fashionable watches– but in 20013, the company was purchased by new owners and put under scrutiny to change watch product,…

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