Close Up: TAG Heuer’s Fifth Anniversary Monaco Watch, Monaco 2009-2019

TAG Heuer Monaco 2009-2010 Limited Edition watch.

This year marks the  epic 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Monaco watch. The beloved square-shaped timepiece was born in 1969– the brainchild of Jack Heuer.  It was the first automatic-winding chronograph movement and captured the attention of Steve McQueen, who wore it in the movie LeMans.  It  fast became an iconic legend in time.…

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Hands On With The Corum Admiral AC-One 45 Openwork Watches Automatic and Tourbillon

Corum Admiral Openwork 45 Automatic watch

Witty and on-point, Corum touts its newest collection with the phrase:  “The admiral is getting undressed.” In fact, the admiral has gotten undressed- and the results are pretty stellar. The new Admiral AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic collection, complete with a tourbillon version,  is all about uncovering the mechanics and showing them to the world. The…

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Video Clip: $350,000 Armin Strom Resonance Minute Repeater

Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

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Video: The New Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Explained

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Annual Calendar Chronograph

Last weekend at WatchTime New York 2019, we got to catch up with Ron Stoll, head of the brand in America, to discuss the newest  Heritage Bi-Compax Annual that we went hands-on with a few months ago. You can read the entire story of the watch and its technical specifications here  — and you can…

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Close Up: Ulysse Nardin Teams With Devialet, Creates Hourstriker Phantom Watch

Ulysse Nardin, Devilet, Hourstriker Phantom watch

Recently, Ulysse Nardin unveiled its newest repeating watch and it’s pretty impressive, especially considering how the sound is amplified.  I wrote an in-depth article about the new Hourstriker Phantom Watch on Forbes.com. Now, I bring that article to our readers. “In the world of watchmaking, there is a category of haute horology timepieces that are…

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