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

From Dubai Watch Week Horology Forum To WatchTime New York, Watches Rule

WatchTime New York

Typically, in the watch world, new products are introduced primarily in spring at the big Watches & Wonders Geneva Show, but that has begun to be augmented by other  exhibitions taking place around the world. This fall alone, two horological events come to New York City: The Horological Forum presented by Dubai Watch Week, and…

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Sea Plane To RIF To IMOCA 60 Racing Yacht: A Day With Ulysse Nardin, 11th Hour Racing Team, Blade

The Ocean Race, 11th Hour Racing Team

When I was invited by Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin to join them on an adventure in Newport, RI, I jumped at the chance. I have traveled with this brand before and the events always prove to be enlightening, engaging and educational. Last week’s experience — which included a seaplane trip from New York to…

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Patek Philippe, Rolex Join Russia Boycott, Redbar Auction To Help Starts Soon

Hublot boutique in Moscow.

The boycott is on in Russia and top watch brands including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Rolex have joined the league of  other brands and big watch groups that are  taking a stance when it comes to doing business in Russia.  Some are closing their stores altogether, while others  are saying they will remain open to…

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Buy Cool Watches, Donate Watches And Feed Ukraine Refugees At The Same Time

#watchfamforukraine

Starting this off with a hashtag: #WatchFamforUkraine Solidarity Auction. Do something to help. As we in America watch the events unfolding in Ukraine from afar, many are doing what they can to help. That includes the global watch collecting group, RedBar, which is working on a big charity watch auction to raise funds to benefit World…

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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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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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