When Sound Breaks New Barriers: Why it Took Audemars Piguet 8 Years to Build the Royal Oak Acoustic Concept Watch (Pre-SIHH 2015)

With the soon-to-be officially released 2015 concept watch by Audemars Piguet – the notion of sound in a wristwatch booms. And while the sound of the new Royal Oak Acoustic Research- Episode 1 Concept watch may not be roaring or thunderous, it can be heard by someone other than the wearer and those leaning their…

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Three Top Timepieces Exclusive to the Americas, from Richard Mille

By Ryan Walsh The quest to woo Americans to buy finer, more-high-tech haute horological timepieces remains a race – especially among independent watch brands that recognize the savvy watch-collecting market as a strong frontier. As such, we are witnessing more “Made exclusively for the Americas” watch releases than ever before. Such is the case with…

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Montblanc Enters the Smart Watch World with new Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap Watches

We have just learned that Montblanc is taking the New Year more seriously than others. The brand has entered the Smart watch world in its own special mode: with an e-Strap. The integrated technology device is encased in steel and rubber and placed on the interchangeable Extreme Leather Strap (a specially made leather that Montblanc…

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Walking with Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests at ArtBasel Miami with Audemars Piguet (video)

When Audemars Piguet announced its sponsorship of the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (along with the Peabody Museum), I was thrilled – mostly because I love art and I love the concept of Jansen’s beasts that are made of PVC piping and plastic bottles and walk on the beach – powered by the wind. For details of…

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Games on the Wrist — Ritmo Mundo Puzzle Watch Offers Serious Fun

This holiday season, if you are looking for a cool mix of serious and fun – not to mention a timeless gift – take a close look at the Ritmo Mundo Puzzle watch.  The puzzle reverses the role of the traditional watch. Whereas, the objective of most watches is to see the time at a glance,…

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Holiday Shopping for Affordable Watches: Mondaine Watches Unveils Helvetica Collection

By Ryan Walsh Easily one of the most recognizable watch dials in the world, Mondaine watches are styled after the classic railway clocks found all over Switzerland. In fact more than 3,000 original clocks still grace Swiss train stations. ( It was in 1944 that Hans Hilfiker (engineer, designer and employee of the Federal Swiss…

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