NEWS

Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

Five Great Pilot Watches (Great Holiday Gifts for those Inspired by the Sky)

From the Battle of the Bulge to infinity and beyond, the pilot watch has been an integral tool in the history of aviation. Highly engineered, innovative watches traveled with trailblazing aviators Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, broke the sound barrier with test pilot Chuck Yeager, and even made it to the moon with Neil Armstrong.…

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Affordable Watches: Ritmo Mundo Unveils Ladies Racer Collection

Recently, we have been receiving a lot of email about our Affordable Watch reportage. It seems it is a pretty popular column and, of late, some of our female readers have asked about some affordable sports watches. So, today, we comply. For those who love the thrill of the racetrack, Ritmo Mundo unveils the new Ladies…

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Tutima and the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety Celebrate 10 Years of Aviation Excellence

  Next year, which will be here all too soon, German-based watch brand Tutima celebrates a very unique anniversary: 10 years of the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety. Now, this may not mean much if you haven’t experienced the awe-inspiring aerobatic aviation of Sean D. Tucker and his team at the King City, California Academy…

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Close-Up Look at the Art of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hand Painted Watches (Slide Show)

Earlier this year,  I had the distinct pleasure of joining Jaeger-LeCoultre at their Manufacture in Le Sentier for a lesson in hand painting. Those who know me well, know that I have dabbled in hand painting over the years, thanks to my artist mother who was an avid painter on fine white china. She took white porcelain…

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On the Track at Sebring International Raceway during the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final (slideshow – 30 original images)

I just have to say it: there may be nothing as exhilarating as driving at high speeds in a Lamborghini Huracan on one of America’s most historic race tracks, Sebring International. Last weekend, I had the chance not only to accompany a racecar driver around the track for hot laps (top speed 155), but also…

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Fast Focus: Baume & Mercier Unveils Clifton 1830 Five-Minute Repeater Pocket Watch (Pre-SIHH 2016)

Nearly two hundred years of watchmaking heritage and mastery characterize watch manufacturer Baume & Mercier, whose timepieces are the perfect gift for all celebrations. In honor of the brand’s 185th anniversary, Baume & Mercier celebrated with two new exquisite timepieces that celebrate top-quality craftsmanship and special moments. The 18-karat 5N rose gold Clifton 1830 pocket watch is a five-minute repeater…

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Patek Philippe Garners Special Shop-within-a-Shop Status in new de Boulle Houston Boutique

By Marie A. Picon An enthusiastic crowd of 165 people gathered in Houston last week to celebrate the opening of a new destination for top timepieces in the Bayou City’s toney uptown area. The latest project in a long-running partnership between a family-owned Swiss watch company and a family-owned Dallas jeweler, the new Patek Philippe…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon 60 Seconds: The World’s “Thinnest” and “Lightest” Tourbillon

By Samantha Walsh For such a young brand, Parmigiani Fleurier has been conquering the watchmaking world this year, with its remarkable timepieces — including the recently released Tonda 1950 Tourbillon 60 Seconds. The result of two years of research and development, the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Tourbillon is a complication that masters two world firsts: the world’s thinnest automatic flying tourbillon…

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Taking a Look at the HYT H4 Metropolis Watch that Indicates Time with Liquid

“Be water my friend.” The famous quote comes from Bruce Lee and is meant to drive home the importance of taking on the adaptable properties of liquid as it is able to flow into any shape. This is the first thing I think of whenever we have an opportunity to review a piece by Hydro…

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A Close-Up Look at the Award-Winning Louis Moinet Vertalor Tourbillon Watch

Last year, for the brand’s tenth anniversary, Louis Moinet released the Vertalor, which is a watch that features a tourbillon in a cage hung beneath a three armed gold cage. What the innovation means for watchmaking, horology and the efficacy of this piece to standout against the crowded  backdrop of haute horology watches featuring a…

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