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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Can Your Watch Withstand Arctic Conditions? The New Tudor North Flag Can (BaselWorld 2015)

Tudor is a brand that is almost synonymous with outdoor activity, from cars to sailing and more. Now, the brand takes the adventurous spirit a step further with the new North Flag collection with in-house-made movement. The line is named for the arctic and Antarctic – extremes of the planet, temperatures and conditions. It was so…

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Introducing the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Watch and New Annual Calendar (BaselWorld 2015)

We all know that Patek Philippe dances to its own independent drummer when it comes to building superb watches. This year here at BaselWorld, the brand, thrills us with its newest collections. While it does have some special pieces up its proverbial sleeve, the watches that we are certain watch enthusiasts will go a little…

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Here’s to the Official Opening of BaselWorld 2015

If you are a watch lover you know that there is one exhibition in the world that is not to be missed: BaselWorld. What? You have never been? What are you waiting for? This is one of the few global exhibitions open to the public (for a small entry fee) and it is THE show…

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6 Great Green Rolex Watches to Bring the Luck of the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day

Today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day — also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. It is a day on which  those who celebrate wear green – the color associated with Ireland since the 1600’s.  The cultural and religious celebration honors the death date of Saint Patrick (AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of…

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Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph 1915: Reinterpreting A Century-Old Legacy

Since 1884 Breitling has been creating technical timepieces based on performance and precision. In 1915 the brand created the world’s first independent chronograph with the pushpiece at 2 o’clock. In celebration of this landmark occasion, Breitling has released its Transocean Chronograph 1915 mimicking the very essence of its version which graced our presence 100 years…

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FP Journe Achieves Perfect Symmetry with the Nouvelle Octa Lune

By Gordon Henderson   On every FP Journe timepiece, the inscription “Invenit et Fecit” can be found. Followers of the brand already know its translation, but for those unaware, the Latin phrase translates to “Invented and made,” referring to the fact that Francois Paul Journe – passionate watchmaker – invented and created each of his…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils New Millenary Watches with In-House Movement – for Women

By Gordon Henderson   After three years of development in its quest to target the under-served women’s high-end watch market, Audemars Piaget has unveiled several impressive all-new Millenary watches. In fact, Audemars Piguet has a long history of creating timepieces for women ever since it’s founding in 1875. You can read about some of those…

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Off The Cuff – The Devon Tread 2 – Why this Watch Will Fascinate You And Increase Your Productivity? (Video)

Swiss and top German watch companies tend to be credited as the more innovative and original brands on the market when it comes to watches. However, the Los Angeles-based Devon Works challenges that notion entirely. “Made in the USA” or perhaps more specifically “Made in California” is now something to be proud of, especially if you’re wearing a…

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Does Your Watch have a Singing Bird? If Not, Take a Close-Up Look at the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater (Video)

By Gordon Henderson Haute horology is a deft blend of technical innovations, artistry and handcrafted workmanship. All of these feats come together in the alluring Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva—a watch that sits comfortably at the intersection of mechanical invention and art. The newest piece, like the others before it, honors Genève, where the brand’s namesake,…

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Introducing the Distinguished and Daring Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

Jaeger-LeCoultre knows how to pack a big punch in such a small space. The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 does just that and more.  At first glance this new chronograph may seem a bit congested and a tad confusing, but once you get to know the formula behind Jaeger-LeCoultre’s unique design you’ll fall…

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