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Oris James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch

Made in honor of the contemporary Australian jazz musician James Morrison, and his ongoing contribution to the development of the next generation of jazz musicians, Oris unveils yet another winner in its Jazz collection: the James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch. The timepiece supports his eponymous music academy in Australia. The 38mm watch…

MMT – A Swiss Joint Venture Finally Develops A Watch That Is Smart (with Frederique Constant and Alpina)

When you think watches, you think something that can stand up to the test of time. A personal item with an emotional attachment you can pass down from generation to generation. And when you think technology you think something that is ever-changing. An item made to be obsolete, to be replaced just months later. It…

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Pure Ingenuity – Introducing Armin Strom’s Pure Skeleton Air and Earth

The elegance of a timepiece is often hidden behind an exquisite dial sometimes leaving the inner workings of a watch largely mysterious.  However, Armin Strom’s Skeleton Pure collection reveals the mastery inside its device without losing the stylish appeal of a tasteful dial. We’ve touched on the  Skeleton Pure Fire and Water models here in the past but…

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Close-Up with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – You’ll Be Star Struck

We know Jaeger-LeCoultre has a rich heritage of perfecting the technical skill and craftsmanship that makes an extraordinary timepiece. This is a brand that continually reaches for the stars in its efforts to create works of art that are truly inventive and innovative. Such is the case with the newly released 2015 edition of the  Master Grande…

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Introducing the 1815 Anniversary A. Lange Limited Edition Watch from A. Lange & Sohne

By Gordon Henderson Last week, A. Lange & Sohne celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, at the brand’s newly minted NYC boutique. Lange was born on February 18, 1815 and as any astute horologist should know, helped place not only the brand, but also the former East German town of Glashutte,…

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Baume & Mercier Redefines the Iconic Classima Watches Collection

Baume & Mercier continues to surprise us with new renditions of iconic collections and of historic pieces. In fact, in January at SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I had the rare opportunity to speak at length with Baume & Mercier Senior Designer Sara Sandmeir about the newly revamped collection of iconic Classima watches being unveiled this…

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DOHA Jewelry and Watch Expo Happens this Week in Qatar

Beginning this Tuesday and running until February 28, the Doha Jewellery and Watch Expo  is taking place in Qatar. We have attended this fair in the past, wherein we got to try on a 14-carat Harry Winston diamond ring, accompany a true watch collector on his receiving of an Opus watch from Harry Winston, and watch…

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H. Moser & Cie can Only Build 1,000 Watches a Year- Here’s Why (Video)

We have written about H. Moser & Cie before here. The brand regularly impresses us with its technical prowess and classic elegance. Unfortunately, the small independent company can only produce about 1,000 watches a year – for worldwide consumption. If you take a few minutes of your time – and it is well worth it…

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Supermodel Bar Refaeli to be the Face of New Hublot Big Bang Broderie Campaign

Last week in New York, Hublot executives and brand ambassadors gathered n New York at the brand’s flagship store to celebrate. The occasion: Supermodel Bar Refaeli joins the rich lineup of brand ambassadors (including Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Pele, Usain Bolt and others) for Hublot. Internationally renowned, Bar Refaeli made her…

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Watch Brands Celebrate the Year of the Goat with Astonishing Timepieces (slideshow)

Tomorrow marks the Chinese New Year — and this year the celebration is around the Goat. In honor of this eighth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, top watch brands are unveiling stunning goat-motif watches that will steal your heart. Here we bring you a slide show of some of the new watches, and the making…

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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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