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Elvis Presley Ebel watch

Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…

Parmigiani Unveils the Tonda Me’trographe Chicago — Pre- SIHH 2016 (prices)

In the unveiling of its Metro collection in 2014, Parmigiani Fleurier took a decidedly modern stance. Of course the brand continues to build its watch movements, dials and cases according to strong traditional standards, but the line (consisting of Me’trographe and Me’tropolitaine versions) captures a very current and even visionary stance. Now, for 2016, the…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 2015 (Pre-SIHH 2016, prices,past versions)

Today in Dresden, A. Lange & Sohne unveiled the all-new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst at the jubilee celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand A. Lange, founder of the Saxony brand. The new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst (the fifth in the series started in 2011) embraces two patents from the Saxony brand: Zero-Reset (first launched…

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First Look: Ralph Lauren Unveils Slim Classique Watches for Women

Known for his incredible taste and talent, Ralph Lauren believes in sophistication and elegance. In fact, he says, “I like places and objects that transform us that take us somewhere else for a day, an evening or just a moment. I like the romance of films, cars, Cole Porter tunes and Frank Sinatra songs. They all…

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$2 Million Bra Made by Mouawad and Seen on the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show

  Today, we digress from watches for a moment and turn our eyes to jewelry. Called the 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra, this Mouawad stunner (the bra, men, the bra) made its debut on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk earlier this month. It was worn by American Angel Lily Aldridge and the $2 million bejeweled bra and…

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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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