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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…

Historic Times: Scott Pruett Victorious at Tudor Championship Race, Circuit of the Americas

By Ryan Walsh It was a very rainy Saturday in Austin, Texas, at The Circuit of the America’s — one of the best auto racing venues in North America. The Friday and Saturday  Tudor United Sportscar Championship brought race fans out despite the rain, though.  And, at the first-ever night race at COTA– the Lone Star Lemans…

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Jerome Lambert, CEO, Montblanc Watches, Raises the Bar Adding Complications and Women’s Watches

It was only about a year and a half ago that Jerome Lambert – then fierce-leader at Jaeger-LeCoultre – took over the helm of Montblanc. (You can read a Q&A from that appointment here). The brand, with a rich heritage in writing instruments and then timepieces, was ripe for the reshaping – something I knew Lambert…

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Mouawad Watches: Expanding into Full Manufacture Mode

We have brought you coverage here before about  the Mouawad brand — a company that has been creating fine jewelry and watches for years.  Known for its extraordinary jewels, the brand has also been building Swiss-made timepieces under a host of names for nearly half a century. I remember traveling to BaselWorld back in the…

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Affordable Watch Wednesday: Fine Watchmaking Meets Functionality: Up-Close with the Fortis Flieger Chronograph Pilot’s Watch

By: Marc Shaffer Fortis has been producing watches for over 100 years. With an exceptional history that covers inventing the first automatic mechanical watch to surpassing 100,000 orbits of planet earth, Fortis watches have a history few can emulate. You can read more about the Fortis story here. My review is on the Fortis 597.20.71…

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Introducing Alexandre Meerson Watches — the New Generation

By Isaac Wingold Independent watchmakers often strike a chord with us, due to the personal stories behind their creations, and the sheer amount of emotion in their work. While Alexandre Meerson has spent the better part of his career working for luxury conglomerates like LVMH and Richemont, he has long, firm roots in independent watch brands…

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Laurent Ferrier Watches: Introducing the Stunning Galet Traveller Enamel US Edition

Watch lovers in the USA will be thrilled with the newest timepiece being released by Laurent Ferrier. We’ve written about this brand before here and we know it is a particular favorite of those who appreciate not only classic elegance, but also superlative watchmaking. Now, Laurent Ferrier unveils a new USA Special Edition Galet Traveller…

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Richard Mille Believes in Total Transparency: Introducing the RM 56-02 Tourbillon and the RM011 White Ghost

By Gordon Henderson For Richard Mille 2014 as a year in which he is swinging for the fences. There have been a number of updates and limited edition variations of his most popular references released this year. Two versions of RM011 Flyback in stylized red and white color variants, a new version of the Rafael…

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Watches Made from Guns: Introducing the 18-karat Gold Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle 2 Turns Turmoil into Time

By Ryan Walsh Breaking new product that also has a valuable human-asset side is not always easy. But Fonderie 47 now releases its 18-karat gold version of a very important watch. It was about five years ago, that a young company called Fonderie 47 created a watch unlike any other timepiece on the market. Like…

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TW Steel Watches — Affordable Attention Grabbers

It wasn’t too long ago that TW Steel, with a slogan of “Big in Oversized watches” unveiled its Slim Line collection. Guess what? That affordable series is an incredible hit. These are watches you defineintely want on your wrist for weekend bar-b-ques or for trying to make an impression on a very limited budget. These watches…

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Hautlence Watches: 10 Years and Counting – Introducing the Invictus Morphos Chronograph with Eric Cantona

By Isaac Wingold For quite some time, the most highly revered names in the watchmaking industry were those of brands established long ago, and with rich histories. Over the past 20 years, emerging brands have defied this notion, by showing that greatness can be obtained over a short period of time. One brand that most…

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