Affordable Watches: Alpina Unveils Alpiner 4 Chronograph and a Unique Adventure Club

By Samantha Walsh For more than 130 years, Alpina has been a pioneer of the Swiss fine watchmaking industry. As a longstanding, well-known brand they have always been a source of innovation – not only in watchmaking but now, in ecological issues as well. In 2014, Alpina committed to the Swiss foundation ‘Race for Water’…

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Moonphase Madness – One Collector’s Love Affair with the Heavens

By Gordon Henderson I would like to side step our normal updates about the latest in horology news and talk personal affectations, in particular this editor’s love for the lunar complication aka moon phase complication. Why the lunar complication you ask? It all starts with what many in the watch world refer to as their grail…

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Off the Cuff: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

Everyone once in a while we wear a watch that just makes us stop and think about the watchmaking industry as a whole – about history and about legends. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is one such watch. It is an icon in time. It was in the early 1970s – when Swiss watch…

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Historic Times: Scott Pruett Victorious at Tudor Championship Race, Circuit of the Americas

By Ryan Walsh It was a very rainy Saturday in Austin, Texas, at The Circuit of the America’s — one of the best auto racing venues in North America. The Friday and Saturday  Tudor United Sportscar Championship brought race fans out despite the rain, though.  And, at the first-ever night race at COTA– the Lone Star Lemans…

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Jerome Lambert, CEO, Montblanc Watches, Raises the Bar Adding Complications and Women’s Watches

It was only about a year and a half ago that Jerome Lambert – then fierce-leader at Jaeger-LeCoultre – took over the helm of Montblanc. (You can read a Q&A from that appointment here). The brand, with a rich heritage in writing instruments and then timepieces, was ripe for the reshaping – something I knew Lambert…

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Mouawad Watches: Expanding into Full Manufacture Mode

We have brought you coverage here before about  the Mouawad brand — a company that has been creating fine jewelry and watches for years.  Known for its extraordinary jewels, the brand has also been building Swiss-made timepieces under a host of names for nearly half a century. I remember traveling to BaselWorld back in the…

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