Understanding What Rubies Inside a Watch Movement Are All About

Rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction.

In our ongoing effort to answer reader inquiries, we find a lot of questions about why rubies are used in watch movements. Here, we explain what rubies inside a watch movement are all about. Essentially, rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction. Unless a new watch utilizes high-tech ceramic ball bearings…

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Cartier’s Precious Garage, Honoring Juste un Clou, On Display In New York Boutique

Cartier Precious Garage

Last week at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City, the brand unveiled the Cartier Precious Garage boutique “experience” concept. I  covered the event and the concept, as well as the new jewelry the concept was built to honor, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Here, we bring you that article. “The…

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Introducing The Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon (prices)

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Currently, I am in London with Vacheron Constantin, where the brand is making a host of important announcements. In addition to launching a highly relevant new brand advertising campaign (more details when we get back), and in addition to unveiling a partnership with the famed Abbey Road Studios (more on that, too, when we return),…

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Meet The New Ralph Lauren American Western Watch Collection (prices)

Ralph Lauren American Western Collection Cushion watch in sterling silver.

Ralph Lauren, who this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of his iconic brand, unveils a very exclusive new watch collection geared for lovers of fine Swiss mechanics and incredible American western style: Ralph Lauren American Western Watch collection.  With retail prices ranging for $24,000 to $58,000, the collection is pretty much going to be tailor…

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Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s Co-Host Global Horology Forum in London

Dubai Watch Week and Christies Team Up for Horology Forum in London

Beginning Tuesday, September 11 in London and running through September12, Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s auction house are co-hosting the first international chapter of the Horology Forum. The event marks the continuum, of sorts,  of  the Dubai Watch Week platform dedicated to preservation of the watchmaking culture, that was founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi…

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Hamilton Watches Unveils Vintage-Inspired Intra-Matic Collection (prices)

Hamilton Intra-Matic American Classic 38mm watch

Founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but now made in Switzerland, Hamilton draws upon its rich history and the latest Swiss movements and technologies to create aesthetic and innovative designs. Combining American and Swiss spirit, the new Hamilton Intra-Matic blends genuine vintage style with sleek modern touches. A prime example is the new Intra-Matic Automatic…

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