What It’s Really Like To Attend Grand Prix D’Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG

GPHG 2019

This year marked the second time that I attended the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG. Some call this the Academy Awards of the watch industry. I am not so sure because it is not all encompassing. Many top brands don’t participate and don’t send their watches in for judging.  This leaves some gaping holes.…

Read More →

Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

Read More →

How Seiko Beat Out Rolex At The Championships, Wimbledon 2019

It’s been a tough two weeks in England, where the 133rd edition of Wimbledon and Grand Slam tennis have been taking place. Not only did the world witness about a million dollars worth of watches on the courts and off, but also they witnessed some of the strongest matches ever.  With many top players competing…

Read More →

Seiko and Rolex Brand Ambassadors, Djokovic and Kerber, Win The Championships at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic takes the Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2018. He is a Seiko brand ambassador.

It’s a wrap. The Championships at Wimbledon have new winners in the men’s and women’s singles and both are watch brand ambassadors. Novak Djokovic takes the Grand Slam title (his first since the 2016 French Open) for men’s singles, and Angelique Kerber takes the victory for women’s singles. Djokovic is a Seiko brand ambassador, while…

Read More →

A Close Look At The Grand Seiko Caliber 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Grand Seiko Caliber 9F 25th Anniversary watch, ref. number SBGT241.

In the late 1980s watches powered by quartz movements were undergoing a series of rapid innovations as brands resolved to add new functions to the quartz caliber.  At Seiko, the  Grand Sieko team chose to focus to the improvement and refinement of precision and durability and in 1993, Grand Seiko  unveiled a new quartz caliber:…

Read More →

Seiko Prospex Challenge 2017 Makes Waves in NY with Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau talks about Seiko and the Seiko Prospex watch during the event.

Recently in New York City, Seiko and the Prospex Challenge 2017 exhibit made a real splash. Focusing on Seiko Prospex dive watches throughout the years, the exhibit opened with a wave of enthusiasm, and even attracted Fabien Cousteau. In 1965 Seiko launched its very first divers watch. Since then, Seiko has continued to grow as…

Read More →