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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),…

Storage Wars: The Best USB Key From Watches & Wonders Miami

Sevan Bicakci at Watches & Wonders Miami

If you read my headline then you will know that at the recent Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, there was only one great USB keys. Don’t get me wrong, there were many distributed, but just one stole my heart and stands out now  as one of the best USB keys ever: Sevan Bicakci’s dagger…

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Pre-Basel 2019: Meet the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF (price)

ChopardL.U.C XPS Twist QF

As a pre-Baselworld peek, Chopard unveils the L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch — a timepiece  that offers  a bit of a spin to horology.  Classically elegant and s magnificent statement in modern classics, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF features a rich  satin-finished blue dial with seconds sundial at 7 o’clock and crown at 4 o’clock. The…

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Hands On With The Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel Watch With Meteorite Dial

Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel watch with rare meteorite dial. (Photo: R. Naas)

A supplier of components to the watch world, the independent watch brand Romain Gauthier regularly creates  timepieces that are works of art and technology. However, he only makes about 60 watches a year.  Now, he unveils the exceptional  Prestige HMS Stainless Steel watch with rare meteorite dial. Just 10 pieces will ever be made —…

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Five Fantastic Red Watches For Men For Valentine’s Day

Corum Admiral's Cup Tides watch

Women aren’t  the only ones who can wear colorful watches. Some of the finest brands in the world offer bold colors for men, including red — the color of love. Here we take a brief look at five bold red watches for men — a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Several of these watches were cited…

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20 Unique Les Cabinotiers Vacheron Constantin Watches Tour America

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers

With so much emphasis today on the fact that many collectors are looking for bespoke watches, it comes as no surprise that one of the world’s most esteemed watch brands, Vacheron Constantin, would go out of its way to deliver on that demand.  Just recently, and running for another week  or so, Vacheron Constantin is…

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Hamilton Unveils Khaki Murph Watch, Replica Of ‘Interstellar’ Watch

Hamilton Khaki Field Murph

Five years after the debut of the critically acclaimed hit movie, Interstellar,  in which Hamilton watches had a starring role, the Swiss watch brand now unveils a replica of the watch from that movie — the Hamilton Khaki  “Murph” watch. The original watch in the movie Interstellar was specially designed by the brand for the…

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F1 Grand Prix Winner Mark Webber Talks About Motorsports and Rolex

Mark Webber

In the throes of the 2019 racing season, and on the heels of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, we talked extensively in Austin (during F1 racing) with Mark Webber, Rolex brand ambassador and nine-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, FIA World Endurance Champion, Porsche ambassador, and Red Bull athlete Mark Alan Webber about racing, watches and precision.…

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Endurance Racing As Only Rolex Can Do: Rolex 24 At Daytona (Photo Gallery)

Rolex 24 at Daytona

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to accompany Rolex to the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races.  The weekend was wrought with rain and winds that soaked Daytona International Speedway during the second day of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but it was just one more challenge for top drivers. It…

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Watch Lovers Won’t Want To Miss Watches & Wonders Miami On President’s Day Weekend

Watches & Wonders Miami to make debut in February 2018 with 21brands.

From February 15 to the 17th in sunny Miami, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show will take place, concurrent with the Miami Yacht Show and vintage auto show.  Watch lovers won’t want to miss this event. Just about 30 watch brands will be showcasing their newest watches here, and some are unveiling new…

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Meet Five Amazing Chinese New Year Watches Honoring The Year Of The Pig

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d' Art Chinese Zodiac year of the Pig watch in rose gold with sculpted pig.

Happy Chinese New Year! Today starts the Chinese New Year with a new zodiac sign being honored: the Year of the Pig. Not associated with dirt or mud, the pig in the Chinese world is associated with prosperity, abundance, good spirit, and is said to be very hard working. As such, some of today’s top…

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