Baselworld Blues: Did Fair Mismanagement Cause Its Demise?

Baselworld 2019

  Well it’s been a hell of a week for Baselworld. Not only did Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor — the main anchor brands of the annual fair — exit the show, but also, as of today, the last key “main hall” brands owned by the LVMH Group — TAG Heuer, Hublot and…

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Hands On With The New Montblanc 1858 Geosphere

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere blue

A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune of joining Montblanc in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the brand introduced a host of new products. Among them: the Geosphere world time watch.  It was one of the most beautiful affordable watches I had seen in a while, and with a highly practical function. Since…

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Bugatti And Jacob & Co. Release $280,000 Bugatti Chiron 16-Cylinder Tourbillon

Jacob & Co. Unveils $280,000 Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

Gear heads, this watch is for you. It has a host of mechanical bells and whistles that will have your head spinning, including 16 cylinders with actual moving pistons designed to emulate the engine of the Bugatti Chiron. Recently, I broke the news about this watch on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, but now…

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Vintage Watch Review: Andre Le Marquand Audace Watch

Andre Le Marquand Audace chronograph watch

  Earlier today on Instagram, I posted a video (which you can see below) about one of my vintage watches:  the Audace from Andre Le Marquand, circa late 1980’s – 1990. I had joined the watch industry around 1985 – becoming the first female watch journalist in America. My first Baselworld shows were like being…

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Free Diver Tolga Taskin Sets World Record Wearing Tutima M2 Pioneer

free lake diving, Tutima Pioneer M2

  It’s one thing to dive, it’s another thing to free dive – without any additional air to breathe. Add to that the idea of freediving in a lake as icy cold and its surface is frozen over. No thank you. However, Apnea diver Tolga Taskin looks forward to minutes like this. Recently, he dove…

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