Watchstars Awards Go to Tudor, A. Lange & Sohne, MB&F and Omega Watches

As the year winds down, the winners of the Watchstars Awards 2015-2016  have been named. Winners of the awards are selected by a panel of watch experts via  independent voting. The expert panel consists of more than 70 international experts, and watches were nominated in five categories. Winners: Classic Stars:  Omega Globemaster. This watch model, which was…

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Hands On with the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar Watch

What can we say about MB&F that we haven’t already said? Different, edgy, unique, incredible and — well — an all-around great team of people, as well. Now, MB&F brings us the newest round Legacy Machine — the Perpetual Calendar. The watch strikes a chord with us for a number of different reasons.  To begin…

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Meet Martian Voice Command Watches … A Pretty Cool Smart Watch

It has been an incredible year for Smartwatches. From announcements made in March at BaselWorld by top watch brands to the launch of the Apple Smartwatch — being connected has never been more relevant. The thing is, some brands were already in the “connected” field before this year. Such is the case with Martian Watches  —…

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The Day Before Christmas

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…

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Blancpain and Laurent Bellesta Launch Gombessa III Expedition to Antarctica

BY Samantha Walsh Recently, Blancpain and photographer Laurent Bellesta began the third Gombessa expedition — this time in Antarctica — and in association with film director Luc Jaquet and his Wild-Touch Expeditions.  This pioneering exploratory, diving, and photographic mission is part of a wider project initiated by Academy Award winning director Luc Jacquet to explore the…

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Finally In Stores Now: Meet the Exceptional Louis Moinet Memoris Chronograph

The year 2016 will mark the 200th year of the chronograph, as invented in 1816 by Louis Moinet. That first precision instrument boasted an amazing 216,000 vibrations per hour and measured 60ths of a second. It also featured a reset function that was unheard of at that time. In short—a pioneering masterpiece. Earlier this year…

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