Oris Unveils Hammerhead Limited Edition Watch to Fight Shark Extinction

The Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition watch is water resistant to 500 meters.

Oris has long been involved in the world of sports, from aviation to auto racing and diving. In fact, the brand has been creating dive watches since the 1960’s, and its timepieces are typically built to withstand the tests of weather, pressure, water and more. Now, they are built to help fight the threat of shark extinction.…

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Longines Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing Watch Awarded to ‘Always Dreaming,’ Winner of the Kentucky Derby

The horse, Always Dreaming, won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, timed by Longines.

It was an exciting weekend in the world of sports. At the 143rd Kentucky Derby, “Always Dreaming” came out on top in a five-in-a-row winning streak. The horse splashed through the mud at Churchill Downs as though it didn’t’ exist to come up with a 2-3/4 length victory. Always Dreaming ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.59 –…

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Madison Avenue Watch Week Takes Place Next Week in NYC

Madison Avenue Watch Week will showcase demonstrations in watchmaking and other events.

  The seventh annual Madison Avenue Watch Week takes place next week in New York City. From May 8-13, a variety of events and demonstrations will be held by watch and jewelry retailers along a particular stretch of Madison Ave, New York. In many instances, top watch brands will be showing new timepieces not yet…

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The Pros and Cons of the New HYT HO Liquid-Filled Watches

HYT HO Silver watch

HYT, Hydro Mechanical Horologists, revolutionized the interpretation of how time is displayed on the wrist by using liquid inside the watch. Through a system of patented thin glass tubes and bellows to drive a proprietary liquid around the watch dial, the nature of reading time has become a new experience. Over the years, HYT has…

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Three Days in Havana With Ball Watch USA, Timekeepers of the St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta

Ball Fireman Racer St. Petersburg-Habana Special Edition watch with automatic caliber.

As a long-time journalist in the watch and jewelry world, also covering other notable luxury categories, I often get invited on trips to experience events with the brands. Most of the time these relationship-building excursions are an incredible journey to parts not typically traveled. Such is the case with the recent trip I took with…

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Valentin Piaget, Who Led the Piaget Ultra-Thin Watch Development and Advanced Women’s Watches, Dies

The creation of the ultra-slim movements by Piaget enabled Valentin Piaget to develop a range of slim watches.

Valentin Piaget, the grandson of Piaget founder Georges-Edouard Piaget, has passed away at the age of 94. This third-generation visionary in the watch world is the man responsible for pursuing the making of ultra-thin movements — an arena Piaget pioneered in the 1950’s and in which it has held a leadership role ever since. Brothers…

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