Top Watch Brands Unveil New Timepieces at WatchTime New York

 |  October 24th, 2017

Just last week, the third annual WatchTime New York (2017) show was held at the magnificent Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan. With more than 30 brands exhibiting watches – many of which had not yet been seen in the United States market– the day-and-a-half show attracted more than 1,200 watch lovers and collectors. This significant show in America is geared for the public rather than the retail trade and has continually gained in stature and attendance. The event opened on…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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A Close Up Look at Only Watch 2017 Watches, Part 1 (Slide show)

 |  July 11th, 2017

This November, the seventh annual OnlyWatch auction will take place in Geneva on the 11th of the month. The event is one that pulls the finest watch brands in the world together for charity, as each participating brand (or company) donates a single one-off watch that goes up for charity auction. OnlyWatch is organized by Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the auction is led by Christie’s auction house. This year for the first time, in addition to individual…

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Storage Wars: Winning USB Keys from Baselworld 2017

 |  March 30th, 2017

This year marks the fifth year we have written about our favorite USB keys dispensed by brands at the top shows. Earlier in the year we brought you a look at the winning storage sticks from the January SIHH exhibition. Now, we take a look at the winners of the Baselworld 2017 exhibition. Because most of the brands embed their valuable product information and images into these storage devices — they naturally want you to take notice of the key. Well, at least…

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Five Fabulous Women’s Watches at Baselworld 2017 (slideshow)

 |  March 29th, 2017

As noted time and again, sorry men, but women’s watches are a hot topic. This year, so many brands are unveiling new mechanical watches for women as well as opulent and luxurious watches, and even some every-day wearable pieces that offer color and a sense of style.  We plan to bring you a close-up look at top women’s watches when we return from Baselworld 2017, but for now, enjoy a slide show of five fabulous women’s watches we are seeing…

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Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

 |  March 3rd, 2017

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring you a look at a dozen of the wealthiest Swiss watch  families (or individuals) today and how I know them. Recently our friends and colleagues…

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A One-Minute Look at the Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Retrograde 7097 (video)

 |  October 6th, 2016

Just a couple of days ago, Breguet created a beautiful video to showcase the craftsmanship and high technology of the brands  Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097, which was first  launched at Baselworld last year and which is still being made.  Crafted in 18-karat while gold, 40mm  Tradition 7097 is open worked to deftly show off the bridges, wheels, escapement, barrel and other  movement components.  The self-winding movement offers retrograde small seconds at 10:)0, off-centered gold dial and naturally features a sapphire caseback for…

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