Hands On With, And Honest Female Review Of, The MB&F Women’s Legacy Machine FlyingT Watch

 |  March 12th, 2019

Recently at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I got my first chance to go hands on with the newest watch from MB&F: Legacy Machine FlyingT for women.  Before I review this watch, let me offer a little background. To begin with, Maximilian Busser – founder of MB&F – and I have a long history. I met him a few decades ago when he was in the corporate watch world. I watched him flourish as he headed up Harry Winston –…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Key From Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  February 22nd, 2019

If you read my headline then you will know that at the recent Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, there was only one great USB keys. Don’t get me wrong, there were many distributed, but just one stole my heart and stands out now  as one of the best USB keys ever: Sevan Bicakci’s dagger key. Sevan, as I know him and have known him for years, is a Turkish born jewelry designer extraordinaire who draws on his Armenian past…

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Pre-SIHH 2019: Meet Parmigiani Fleurier’s Tonda Metropolitaine Selene Rose Gold

 |  January 11th, 2019

Once again top watch brands exhibiting at SIHH 2019 will be showcasing some important watches woofer women. In fact, Parmigiani’sTonda Métropolitaine Sélène Rose Gold is yet another example of Parmigiani’s skill in creating lovely ladies watches that tastefully meld fine watchmaking and fine jewelry. The Tonda Métropolitaine Sélène collection, you may remember, was first introduced in 2016. And since then the line has grown to include a number of 33.7mm steel-cased models defined by Tonda-style drop-shaped lugs, moon-phase indication at 12…

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Frederique Constant’s 30th Anniversary, Release of Grand Complications, Reconfirms Future Of Brand

 |  December 31st, 2018

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we reflect on some of the brands that celebrated in style this year. One such brand is Frederique Constant, a Swiss brand built on the relationship of value and quality. Just 30 years young, Frederique Constant has, nonetheless, put an indelible mark on time.  A few months ago, I traveled with the brand to Paris for its anniversary and for the unveiling of its limited edition Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece. The celebration…

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Four Fantastic Carl F. Bucherer Watches For The Holidays For Him And Her

 |  December 11th, 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for the love of your life? Carl F. Bucherer, Swiss watch brand founded in Lucerne in 1888, has a few ideas, including four fantastic watches for any lifestyle. Carl F. Bucherer Watches For Men While this brand has several pretty impressive collections, this holiday season we are loving the Manero Tourbillon DoublePeripheral  watch. We have written extensively about this timepiece this year and you can find all the details in this video interview here or in this…

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Video Interview: Fiona Kruger Talks About Chaos

 |  November 20th, 2018

Recently at WatchTime New York, we had the opportunity to speak at length and on video with the wonderful Fiona Kruger. Not a watchmaker, but a designer who likes to do things differently, Scottish-born Kruger is perhaps best known for her incredible Skull watches. Recently, though, she introduced her second new collection, Chaos, and her first movement — made expressly for her by Agenhor. In this video interview, we discuss what Chaos means to her, how she developed the design…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

 |  September 21st, 2018

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall so many of his stories, adventures, and even misadventures incredibly clearly because Peter Speake-Marin has a way of communicating that borders on philosophizing. He is…

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