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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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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