NEWS

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),…

Former NFL Quarterback, Boomer Esiason, Talks Life, Time and Breitling

Born Norman Julius Esiason, the retired American football quarterback known to he world as Boomer, is a life-long Long Islander. Nicknamed by his mother before he was even born because of the big kicks he would give her from inside the womb, Boomer’s moniker stuck.  Boomer was a multi-sport talent in high school and later…

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When Sound Breaks New Barriers: Why it Took Audemars Piguet 8 Years to Build the Royal Oak Acoustic Concept Watch (Pre-SIHH 2015)

With the soon-to-be officially released 2015 concept watch by Audemars Piguet – the notion of sound in a wristwatch booms. And while the sound of the new Royal Oak Acoustic Research- Episode 1 Concept watch may not be roaring or thunderous, it can be heard by someone other than the wearer and those leaning their…

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Affordable WatchWednesday: Reactor Warp Chronograph Tachymeter

By Ryan Walsh Reactor, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014, is a performance sports watch brand that is known for its rugged, utilitarian timepieces.   The newest line Reactor has developing is called the Warp Chronograph Tachymeter — forged from solid 316L stainless, steel. Built to endure the tasks at hand – especially if that…

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Three Top Timepieces Exclusive to the Americas, from Richard Mille

By Ryan Walsh The quest to woo Americans to buy finer, more-high-tech haute horological timepieces remains a race – especially among independent watch brands that recognize the savvy watch-collecting market as a strong frontier. As such, we are witnessing more “Made exclusively for the Americas” watch releases than ever before. Such is the case with…

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Bulova and Manchester United Team Up with New Accu*Swiss Treble Watches

By Ryan Walsh Founded in 1875 in America, Bulova is one of the most recognized names in watchmaking. Among its many significant collections of watches, the Swiss-made Accu*Swiss brand stands out as a leader. That may well be why the brand turned to the Accu*Swiss line when it wanted to celebrate its role as the…

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Montblanc Enters the Smart Watch World with new Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap Watches

We have just learned that Montblanc is taking the New Year more seriously than others. The brand has entered the Smart watch world in its own special mode: with an e-Strap. The integrated technology device is encased in steel and rubber and placed on the interchangeable Extreme Leather Strap (a specially made leather that Montblanc…

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Cheers! Here’s to a Bright and Healthy 2015!

As the new year nears, we want to take a few minutes to wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you.For me, time is the most precious gift of all. Sometimes, I admit, I have squandered it– working late into the night instead…

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Walking with Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests at ArtBasel Miami with Audemars Piguet (video)

When Audemars Piguet announced its sponsorship of the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (along with the Peabody Museum), I was thrilled – mostly because I love art and I love the concept of Jansen’s beasts that are made of PVC piping and plastic bottles and walk on the beach – powered by the wind. For details of…

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