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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),…

A Look at the 175 Years that Shaped Patek Philippe Into Today’s Watchmaking Benchmark

Today, in Geneva, Patek Philippe – long-regarded as the pinnacle of Swiss horology — begins what is a weeklong celebration of its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion of the brand’s founding in 1839, Patek Philippe is hosting celebration events that include the unveiling of commemorative anniversary timepieces that just may rock the watchmaking world.…

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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics…

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Jaquet Droz Restores History in Pocket Watch Project

By Isaac Wingold Watchmaking is an industry that highly values tradition and paying homage to a rich history. One LaChaux de Fonds Swiss brand that deeply understands this is Jaquet Droz. This year, the brand pays tribute to its past with a host of impressive endeavors. For instance, the brand has a special historical exhibit…

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Affordable Watches with Vintage Appeal: Introducing Ritmo Mundo Corinthian Watches

We’ve written about Ritmo Mundo many times before here. This brand has long dominated the affordable watch world with its very creative designs. Among them: Quantum, which thou can read about here and here; Tursimo, which you can read about here, and others. Now, the brand moves forward with the very “turn-of-the-20th-century” avant grade  Corinthian…

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Legendary Derek Jeter Talks Yankees and the Movado Captain’s Watch

It’s official: Derek Jeter one of the Yankees’ all-time greats with five World Series championships (including a Series MVP trophy in 2000), 14 All-Star selections, and two Hank Aaron Awards, among countless other accolades – has played his final game. That game took place just over a week ago, and many are still trying to…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre and Howard Parr Fight Ovarian Cancer Using Photography and a Zest for Life

By Gordon Henderson Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to be one of our favorite brands to follow. Aside its place amongst the elite in the world of horology, the brand has taken on the noble task of helping to raise awareness around the deadly disease of ovarian cancer. Since earlier this year, the word has been out about…

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A Moment in Time with Auto Racer Danica Patrick, Tissot Watches Brand Ambassador

By Gordon Henderson Well, it’s official. Tissot has opened its first boutique in the United States – right smack on New York’s prestigious Fifth Avenue. To celebrate, Tissot in partnership with Road & Track magazine, hosted a consumer meet-and-greet with NASCAR auto star and brand ambassador Danica Patrick, who has collaborated with Tissot on special Tissot limited edition…

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Introducing Richard Mille’s Mythical New Tourbillon- RM57-1 Phoenix Dragon Jackie Chan at Watches & Wonders 2014

This week Richard Mille unveiled a stunning new timepiece:  RM 57-1 Phoenix and Dragon-Jackie Chan watch. It is the embodiment of the world’s  ‘Four Supernatural Spirits’. The Phoenix has long been known as the supernatural king of birds – personifying the five virtues of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity. It is has always appeared in a magical variety;…

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IWC Watches for Women?! Introducing the Portofino Midsize at Watches & Wonders 2014

By Isaac Wingold This year at the annual Watches & Wonders show, IWC has done something quite unexpected. Schaffhausen’s own has unveiled what is, unofficially, its very first women’s collection – an intriguing and bold move from the dive and pilot watch dominated brand. Referred to as the Portofino “Midsize”, IWC hopes to broaden its…

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