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Rolex, Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2019

From August 15 until this past Sunday, the Monterey Classic Car Week took place in the scenic Pacific coastal town of Monterey. The week consists of a host of events, including racing of vintage cars at the Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion, the Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance presented by Rolex, the famed Pebble Beach…

Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Breathtakingly Beautiful

By Gordon Henderson Located in the scenic town of Burgdorf, in the northwest part of Bern, Switzerland, Armin Strom (a brand we have written about many times before here) opened his own watchmaking shop in 1967 where he not only sold and restored watches, but also started creating pieces of his own design. The first…

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The Bell & Ross BR-X1Skeleton Chronograph Breaks Boundaries

Bell & Ross has gone upscale and radical. Recently, the brand unveiled its highly technical BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph watch. The limited edition titanium-cased watch (based on the BR1 model) is reinforced with ceramic and rubber elements. In fact, red rubber inserts make gripping the watch chronograph pushers easier, and the titanium case makes the 45mm…

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Blue Beauty: Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback

By Isaac Wingold Since the 1953 introduction of the now legendary Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch, the brand has become somewhat synonymous with the ocean. Now, with its alignment with, and sponsorship of, the World Ocean Summit, Blancpain unveils an all-new, limited edition piece to gain awareness of ocean exploration and preservation efforts. Known as the Ocean…

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Exhibition of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and More Finally Comes to America

Beginning this Sunday, November 16, and running until march 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will be the sole worldwide venue for 250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier in an exhibition entitled: Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century. The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, and depicts Cartier’s…

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A Closer Look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Grand Complication

By Gordon Henderson There is no denying that Jaeger-LeCoultre is a master of high complications. This brand has unveiled record-breaking watches time and again. Earlier this year, the brand unveiled — as part of its Haute Joaillerie line — the  Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication. A blend of craftsmanship, elegance and innovation, the watch  features…

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Bremont Watches’ Alt1-C Goes Stainless

By Gordon Henderson Bremont is adding a new option under the Alt1-C line up, the Alt1-C/PW, which is a specially hardened, polished stainless steel chronograph and a follow up to 2013’s success Alt1-C Rose Gold edition.  The stainless steel edition also draws inspiration from the stainless steel Bremont Victory released in 2012. For those unfamiliar with…

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Going Light: F.P. Journe Watches — Up Close with the Titanium Octa Sport and Centigraphe Sport

By Gordon Henderson Heft. Weight. Nice. These are some of the words sometimes used to approximate value of a new-found item of interest. It’s as if the weight of the object is directly related to its assumed value. Typically that mindset holds true in horology, especially when dealing with watches that are encased in gold,…

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Hamilton and Hollywood: Watches Go Interstellar

Hamilton Watch brand has long been known for its leading role in Hollywood – with more than 60 years on the screen. It started with the 1951 O Oscar-nominated movie, The Frogmen, wherein the brand equipped the naval divers in the movies with Hamilton watches – much as it had during World War II. Since…

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Ritmo Mundo Watches Joins Forces with LA Galaxy

By Ryan Walsh For the first time in Ritmo Mundo’s history, the brand is partnering with a sports team. Likewise, the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team will have its first watch sponsor. This partnership will begin with the 2014- 2015 MLS season. This year, Ritmo Mundo’s garnered international attention thanks to its stepped-up involvement with…

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