The Demise — And Possible Resurgence — Of RJ Watches

RJ Joker

Last week, the Board of Directors of  RJ Watches SA — previously Romain Jerome — announced the company’s bankruptcy application in Switzerland. The word came as a shock — not just to the watch-loving community, but also to the brand’s more than 30 employees. After all, since Marco Tedeschi took over as CEO just a…

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Baselworld 2020 Postpones to January 2021

MCH General Manager Loris-Melikoff, Baselworld 2019

Just days after Watches & Wonders Geneva announces its decision to cancel the show for 2002, Baselworld also announces its cancelation — calling it a postponement. The new show dates are already scheduled for January 2021 — a time that could conflict with the recently developed LVMH summit.  The decision by show management came just…

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Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Explained: Video

Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force

The most recent release from Armin Strom — the Gravity Equal Force — is an amazing timepiece. In all of its potential iterations, it is the sum of about 10 years of work by the young independent brand.  It is the culmination of amazing work in the field of constant and equal force, as well…

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Video: Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon Explained

Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon

A relatively young brand by watchmaking standards, Kerbedanz is an independent Swiss brand that creates some of the most alluring and artistic watches on the luxury market. Additionally, its pieces are all created in very limited numbers. Such is the case with the Maximus Tourbillon, the world’s largest tourbillon, which is created in a limited…

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Watches And Wonders Geneva (Formerly SIHH) Cancels 2020 Show: What This Means For The Watch World

Baselworld 2019

I like to sleep in. I typically don’t go to bed before 1 am, and generally wake up around 7:00 or 7:30. This morning, though, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to a barrage of texts  — all from various people telling me the news:  Watches & Wonders Geneva (previously known as Salon…

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Hands On With The Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT

Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT watch

By Steve Huyton Previously the founder of a late 1990’s brand known as TechnoMarine, Franck Dubarry, has always had a penchant to create more unusual timepieces. When he founded TehnoMarine in 1997, he made a name for the fashion-forward brand by adorning rubber strapped dive watches with diamonds. Having long since left that brand behind…

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