FIFA World Cup 2014 and Richard Mille Watches

It was a busy weekend in Rio — with several great matches, fairly predictable wins, teargas firings and more…. but, hey, it’s FIFA so who wouldn’t expect some exctitement? As we continue on our near  month-long reportage of a comprehensive look at who’s who in the watch world as it relates to international football, we…

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Passing Time On: A Son’s Memory on Father’s Day

“Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go.” ~Henry Austin Dobson By Norman Miller, NYC Watch Collector – and loving son I’m a watch guy, and have been since my days as watch editor of a now defunct trade magazine in the ‘80s.  Even though I switched to the “dark side” of…

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Arnold & Son Watches: Why the DSTB is Revolutionary (slide show)

  Celebrating 250 years of heritage, Arnold & Son continues to demonstrate its technical prowess and top-quality Swiss craftsmanship. The limited edition DSTB (Dial Side True Beat) is a grand example of the brand’s British-inspired history and its haute horology vision.  The DSTB is part of the brand’s Instrument Collection and the newly developed automatic…

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Day 2 Watches and FIFA: International Football and Parmigiani Fleurier Watches

In the continuing effort to bring you all the news about watch brands and their involvement in international football, we begin with a look at watch brands that are sponsoring teams internationally that will be competing in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Today: Parmigiani Fleurier: Official Watch Sponsor of CBF: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol…

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Would You Pay $400,000 for a Nine-Year-Old Patek Philippe?

Christie’s Important Watches Auction yesterday in New York yielded nearly $8.8 million in sales, further underscoring the thriving collector watch market. The top lot, Lot 366, in the auction was a 2008 Patek Philippe Reference 5033 platinum tonneau minute repeater with annual calendar. Sold with original certificate, the watch went to a private American collector…

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A Complete Break-Down of Watch Brands Involved in International Football: Official Timing

It’s a long headline, but then this is such a long post that we are splitting it into multiple parts.  Today marks the start of the FIFA World Cup – an approximately one-month-long stint of games and matches – held in Brazil for the first time since 1950. The much anticipated event finds some of…

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