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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…

Independent Brand HAUTLENCE – Goes Off the Grid with Black Honeycomb HLRS-01

By Dan O’Rourke Over the past decade, HAUTLENCE has taken the art of reading time and made it undeniably original. As we prepare for the BaselWorld  2015 this March, we like to reflect on the spirit and ingenuity of independent brands. We expect interesting things from Hautlence. Most recently, the brand unveiled its newest HLRS-01 watch…

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He did What with that Rolex Watch? Take this USA President’s Day Quiz

Here in the USA, it’s President’s Day. Right from our very first president, these guys had their own quirks and habits. And, they wore watches. Here we bring you a brief President’s Day Quiz. 1 – What President refused – initially to accept his salary? 2- Who was the first president to be born in…

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Can You Smoke That Watch? ArtyA Leaves Us Marveling Yet Again (Pre BaselWorld 2015)

By Dan O’Rourke Wow it’s mid February already! You may have forgotten we recently just started a new year. Vacations end and you get back to the daily grind. Well, we are here just to remind you that with a new year comes new excitement. To help bring the 2015 excitement alive, and just in…

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10 Terrific Cartier Panther Timepieces Unveiled at SIHH 2015 (Slide Show)

The panther is a true symbol of the House of Cartier. The signature animal has become an icon – forever entwined with the brand’s legacy. The feline concept was first used by Cartier on a wristwatch in 1914, when black gemstones and white diamonds formed a pattern that emulated the panther’s coat. When Jeanne Touissant joined…

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Omega Watches Joins Forces with Orbis International to Help the Sightless

By Kyle Kaplan Last week, at the New York Historical Society, OMEGA brand Ambassador, Cindy Crawford, captivated an audience of humanitarians with more than just her signature beauty and OMEGA Constellation Star timepiece. Along with Orbis International, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality eye care and treating preventable blindness, Crawford hosted the premier of…

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Audemars Piguet Ambassadors Serena Williams and Ian Poulter Raise the Bar

By Dan O’ Rourke Throughout the past week in sports, two big names have set even higher standards for themselves when it comes to measuring performance and perfection. Most notably a woman, who has dominated her sport for the past decade, added yet another piece to her trophy case. The six-time Australian Open winner, Serena…

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If Your Two Hearts Beat As One- Enter to Win Time in the Frederique Constant Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

Frederique Constant has started a St. Valentine’s Day Photo Contest, wherein you can enter to win a his and her pair of watches! You have until February 28 to participate in the “When Two Hearts Beat as One” contest. You can do it in three easy steps: 1 – Follow the brand on Facebook or…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie — British Humor, Save-the-World Action and British-Made Bremont Watches

I had the distinct pleasure last week of joining Nick English and Bremont Watches for a private screening of the hot new movie being released this month: Kingsman: The Secret Service. I wrote at length about the movie and Bremont’s involvement with it on Forbes.com yesterday. Meanwhile, however, suffice it to say that the movie…

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Bond. James Bond. Introducing the new James Bond Watch from Omega

James Bond, AKA 007. Come on – every man wants to be him and every woman wants to be with him. Okay, so maybe not the “him” of the books, but certainly the “him” of the movies, especially with the soon-to-be-released 24th Bond film, Spectre. Lets face it, OO7’s got it all: brains, dashing good…

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SIHH 2015 Reveals Art for the Wrist as New Direction

When it comes to haute horlogerie, one of the most important efforts being made to elevate time to new heights is the pursuit of finer, meters d’ arts. Indeed, at SIHH 2015, more brands were unveiling stunning artistic dials in enamel, champleve, filigree and other artistic modes for both men and women. Last week, Roberta Naas…

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