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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First Review: Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Collection, Launched With Gwyneth Paltrow

 |  June 22nd, 2018

 Last night in London, Frederique Constant introduced its all-new Ladies Automatic Collection with its global charity ambassador, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. There are several models in the new series, and for each watch sold, Frederique Constant is donating $50 to Paltrow’s charity of choice: DonorsChoose.org (which supports education and sports for underprivileged children). Frederique Constant has been working with Paltrow and donating to charities for two years now. The ultra-feminine Ladies Automatic collection is new to the market, but for the…

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Baume & Mercier Launches Clifton Club Collection for Today’s Active Men

 |  February 28th, 2017

Today’s renaissance man has an affinity for any number of noble endeavors, be it cycling, surfing, running, auto racing,  or writing for a watch blog, To suit the needs of today’s consumers, Swiss brand Baume & Mercier has sought to create a line of watches that are as versatile as their multifaceted owners. Created for the “gentlesportsman,” Baume & Mercier unveils new watches in a lineup it calls the Baume & Mercier Clifton Club. The Clifton Club collection is an expansion of the…

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On the Wrist: The Incredibly Versatile (and Affordable) Eterna KonTiki Ladies Diver Watch

 |  October 28th, 2016

Looking for the perfect gift for the woman in your life who loves the water but also has a real sense of style? Or, looking for the perfect self-purchase for your winter dive trip but not too into buying dive-specific watch? You may want to stop looking after you have taken a close-up study of the Swiss-made Eterna Lady KonTiki Diver watch. Recently, we spent a couple of weeks alternating between two versions of these 200-meter water-resistant watches and we…

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Time Travel, Kickstarter and My Klokers KLOK-01 Watch

 |  October 17th, 2016

By Simon Cudd I discovered the Klokers brand earlier this year, after noticing their kickstarter campaign and having a chat with Richard Piras, CEO and Co-founder, on messenger. I have known Richard a few years, and he brought it to my attention. The kickstarter campaign went viral on 15th September 2015 and reached 100% goal in 8 minutes. Exactly 1,563 backers pledged €605,898 to help bring this project to life. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowd-funding platform where individuals pledge an amount…

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Ritmo Mundo Quantum III – One Sided Appeal

 |  November 12th, 2013

Last month, we brought you the story of the new three=series Quantum collection from Ritmo Mundo – focusing on the Quantum 1. Now, we bring you some insight into  the slightly crazy sibling, Quantum III. Also colorful renditions on black PVD steel cases, the Quantum II offers a different sort of colorful appeal – with just one side of the watch bezel produced in bright hues. While the dial and the bezel feature carbon fiver patterns, the watch is equipped…

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Unveiling the Renato Master Horologe Line

 |  July 16th, 2013

We know our readers enjoy affordable watches that are packed with form and function. As such, we bring you the new Renato Master Horologe collection of timepieces.  The Renato Watches brand has been around for about eight years, but now, under the leadership of SLB LLC, the brand progresses to the Renato Master Horologe Swiss-made collection. For those who know this industry well, the brand was co-founded and is designed by Daniel Mink – no new comer to the business. In…

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