Up-to-the-minute news and announcements about watch brands and the watch industry.

Why Hodinkee’s Purchase Of Crown & Caliber Makes Sense

Crown & Caliber, Hodinkee

It’s onward and upward for the leading watch destination Hodinkee. It wasn’t too long ago that the brand announced a new round of  Series B Funding. That investment of $40 million pushed the company to a valuation of more than $100 million. Now, Hodinkee announces its acquisition of one of the leading online pre-owned luxury…

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Presidents’ Watches From Biden To LBJ And JFK

Donald J. Trump at the Unveiling of his Trump Signature Watch Collection at Macy's in 2006

Updated 2/15/21 With President’s  Day here — it seems like a good time to take a look at which presidents wore which watches over the years. Current President, Joe Biden has been spotted wearing an Omega and also Seiko, as well as a few others – he seems to like watches. In fact, Chrono24 recently…

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Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Sells For $5.1 Million At Racing Pulse Auction, Steve McQueen’s Heuer Monaco Gets $2.2 Million

Paul Newman, Big Red

Well it seems that Paul Newman is slightly cooler than Steve McQueen in the auction world — or at least Newman’s Rolex “Big Red” Daytona was in higher demand than the TAG Heuer watch McQueen wore on the last day of filming the movie LeMans. But both of them achieved great prices, and the TAG…

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Hublot Celebrates 40 Years, Unveils Boutique Design By Samuel Ross

Hublot 40th Birthday, Samuel Ross

In a world where many watch brands boast centuries of history, the highly successful Swiss watch brand Hublot is relatively a baby. Founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco, the brand was the first to use a rubber strap on a luxury 18-karat gold watch. It was revolutionary for the era, especially because the strap was…

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Meet The Winners Of The Watch World’s Grand Prix Awards, GPHG 2020

GPHG Awards 2020

This year marks the first time I could not attend the GPHG awards ceremony in person in a while — thanks to COVID-19. As a member of the Academic jury, I was bummed. But then, as it turned out, the entire event had to be held virtually because of the pandemic. I was even more…

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Jacob & Co. Offers Everest Expedition Trip With Explorer Johan Ernst Nilson With Purchase of Astronomia Mount Everest Watch

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Mt. Everest created with explorer Johan Ernst Nilson

There’s a lot going on with the newest Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon. In fact, one might say the Astronomia Mount Everest watch tops all other Astronomia watches. Partnering with Swedish explorer and environmentalist, Johan Ernst Nilson, Jacob & Co. creates a limited edition watch that actually has a piece of rock from the legendary…

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