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Rolex, Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2019

From August 15 until this past Sunday, the Monterey Classic Car Week took place in the scenic Pacific coastal town of Monterey. The week consists of a host of events, including racing of vintage cars at the Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion, the Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance presented by Rolex, the famed Pebble Beach…

Meet the Bovet 19Thirty Collection– the new Introductory Brand Price Point

The 1930’s marked a watchmaking revolution, as timepieces migrated from pockets to wrists. This new freedom gave rise to creative designs and specialized functions but also posed a multitude of constraints for watchmakers. Movements needed to be reduced in size while still remaining highly accurate. BOVET 1822, renowned for their pocket watches at the time,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Men’s Accessories Just Got Better thanks to H.L. James

In the fashion world, menswear is booming, and with this development comes the emergence of numerous innovative men’s fashion brands. H.L. James is a new cutting edge collection of men’s luxury accessories handcrafted from the finest genuine American alligator skins, and assembled in Italy. The depth and unique character of the leather is carefully achieved…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils Yellow Gold Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

  As is typical with Audemars Piguet, the brand takes a leap of faith in terms of creativity and technical innovation, and – as is typical of the independently owned and operated Swiss brand – it has come out on top again. I am referring to its release a few months ago of the Royal…

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Extreme Climber Kenton Cool Wears Bremont on Mt. Everest and Other Summits

  Let’s be honest, that diver watch you are wearing will most likely never see the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. The pilot watch you just purchased will never be used to gauge flight speed in your personal replica World War II fighter jet. The chronograph you are so proud of will most likely…

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Baume & Mercier Creates One-Off Capeland Shelby Cobra Watch for Auction

You may recall that earlier this year we brought you some exciting news about Baume & Mercier and its breathtaking collection of Capeland Shelby Cobra watches — created in honor of the legendary Carroll Shelby and the legacy he and his team built. You can read many of the details about that product launch  here.  I…

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Hands On with the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Purely Beautiful in its Newest Rendition

We have written about Armin Strom here many times before. It is a brand we respect for its dedication to watchmaking and remaining true to its values.  Now, we are thrilled to bring you the newest Skeleton Pure watch as presented just a couple of weeks ago at the WatchTime New York event. A fascinating work…

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Introducing the TAG Heuer Connected Watch: SmartWatch made with Intel and Google (Video, Prices)

Live at a press conference this morning at the LVMH Tower, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver introduced the much-anticipated TAG Heuer Connected watch. The press conference — with top executives from Intel and Google, in addition to Chariman and CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, and the Swiss Ambassador Andre Schaller –was all about the grand marriage of  Silicon Valley…

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IWC Unveils 3-Video Series Created with Public School Design Team to Tout the Portofino 37

IWC– the brand that has been known as being “Engineered for Men,” first unveiled its Portofino Midsize watch just over a year ago. In fact, we brought you the full story on that collection here.   Recently, new pieces were added to the line, which is now being referred to as Portofino 37 (indicative of the…

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The Only Watch Auction this Weekend: 20 Top Watches Expected to Sell Quickly (Slideshow)

Coming up on Saturday, November 6 in Geneva is the sixth edition of The Only Watch Auction– a unique event in the watch industry wherein watch brands create one special piece to be auctioned, with all proceeds going to  benefit research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This year, more than 40 exceptional one-of-a-kind and specialty timepieces will be offered for sale. The…

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James Bond 007 Spectre Movie: Daniel Craig, Action, Omega and more

Last night in New York, and the night before in Connecticut, special guests were treated to a private screening of the new James Bond 007 movie, Spectre — which hits theaters today. Actor Daniel Craig  (Bond) sports an Omega watch throughout the movie — as has been the case for years. In Spectre, as Bond…

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