Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

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Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack…

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Watch Review: Original Grain, Jim Beam Bourbon Oak Barrel Watches for the Man Who Has Everything — or Not

The Original Grain Jim Beam collaboration calls for just 500 to be made, retailing in the kit at $499.

If  you are a bourbon lover like me, or even a whiskey lover – not to mention that you like to make a statement on your wrist—you will want to take a look at the Original Grain Bourbon Watch made from real American Oak from Jim Beam Bourbon barrels. We spent a month wearing the…

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Interview: Underground Actor Aldis Hodge Shares Thoughts on Slavery, Time and Leaving a Legacy

Aldis Hodge, actor, watch collector, watch maker

What do you get when you cross an ambitious, artistic person with a passion for watches with a congenial actor and a die-hard perfectionist? Aldis Hodge. The 30-year-old actor who plays the leading role of Noah in the WGN America television series Underground (about the Underground Railroad in Georgia), and who has been seen in…

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Fast Focus: Half-Million Dollar Bell & Ross Transparent Tourbillon Sapphire BR-X1 Watch is Out Now

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Transparent sapphire chronograph tourbillon.

Built in a limited edition of just 5 pieces — the Bell & Ross Transparent Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire BR-X1 — unveiled to the world earlier this year — is available for sale now, and marks a new era for the brand’s high-tech chronograph. The watch is meticulously machined from six pieces of sapphire, making it…

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Just in Time for the Holidays: Corum Bridges Golden Bridge for Her

Corum Golden Bridge 39 mm

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays for that special woman in your life? Corum has the magical mechanical answer: the new 39mm Corum Bridges Golden Bridge round watch. Available with a variety of stunning dial colors, the alluring round timepiece is a reconfiguration of the famed Golden Bridge rectangular watch, but in round format,…

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Piaget has Starring Role in New ‘Jackie’ Movie with Natalie Portman

Piaget Tradition watch with natural turquoise dial will be officially unveiled at SIHH 2017.

In the new film about the Jackie Kennedy — the last four days before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated — Natalie Portman, who plays Jackie, wears the original Piaget watch with jade dial that Jackie wore. Jackie Kennedy was one of the most popular and most photographed First Ladies of the 20th century and…

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