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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…

FIFA Who’s Who: IWC Watches Makes Friends with Swiss Team Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld

Today, we conclude the look at watch brands with international footballer ambassadors and friends.  Ottmar Hitzfeld, national coach of the Swiss team, is a friend of IWC and has visited the brand’s Manufacture in Schaffhausen. He wears the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus 2013. Stay tuned next week for Part 3 in the Who’s…

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FIFA 2014 Who’s Who: Hautlence Watches and Eric Cantona

Earlier, we broke the news about luxury Swiss watch brand Hautlence delving into the world of international football.   French actor and former international footballer for the French National team, Eric Cantona. We brought you details of this relationship here. Cantona played for half a dozen teams before ending his professional footballing career at Manchester…

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FIFA Who’s Who: 6 Players join Ritmo Mundo’s World Cup Footballer Roster

Ritmo Mundo has signed on a massive roster with six international football brand ambassadors. Among the soccer players joining the Ritmo Mundo team are Brazilian David Luiz, Oscar, Dante, Paulihnio, Bernard, and Ramires among others. Each ambassador is sporting a 50mm Quantum timepiece with Swiss chronograph movements until the new watches are finished.

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FIFA Who’s Who in Watches: FIFA, Breitling and Beckham

Breitling for Bentley has one of the strongest internationals footballers on its team as brand ambassador: the legendary David Beckham. Indeed, David Beckham is the face for Breitling for Bentley. The British sports celebrity is a perfect fit for the new line of Breitling for Bentley chronographs thanks to his quintessential British style. The Swiss made…

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Who’s Who: Footballer Christiano Ronaldo and TAG Heuer Watches

As we continue the look during FIFA World Cup 2014 at watch brands with top brand ambassadors from international football, TAG Heuer comes into place. The brand has two-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo firmly on board its illustrious roster. We brought you details of this relationship recently here. Ronaldo plays forward for Real Madrid…

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Collectors’ Corner: How Piaget Watches and its Ultra-Thin Legacy Snags Watch Collectors

By Martin Green, watch collector, journalist for Revolution and Troisanneaux   Watch journalists are incredibly spoiled. They might not own every watch or even brand, yet they are exposed to the nec plus ultra of Haute Horlogerie on a daily basis. Such excessive exposure to so many great watches makes it hard to call favorites…..or…

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FIFA and Audemars Piguet Watches: International Footballer Leo Messi (Part 2 in Who’s Who: Watches and the FIFA World Cup)

Throughout the past week, we brought you a complete list of five top watch brands that are sponsors of international football teams as the World Cup officially started. We also brought you details of Hublot’s role as Official Timer. Today, we begin to move a step further into the incredible world of who’s who in…

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Dubey & Schaldenbrand Watches Unveils the newest Element Series

Dubey & Schaldenbrand, with workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, unveils its newest Element series of timepieces (as part of its Grand Shar collection). The very avant-garde and exceptionally clean-looking chronograph watches – created in a limited edition of just 16 pieces — combine 18-karat rose gold with advanced physical vapor deposition (PVD). Each watch features…

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FIFA World Cup 2014 and Maurice Lacroix Watches

Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix is the  Official Watch Partner, FC Barcelona. The brand is producing a collection of affordable “fan’s” Swiss-made Maurice Lacroix watches, a more luxurious “player’s” watch, and a sophisticated “executive” model. We are all anxiously awaiting images and will bring them to you as soon as they are available.

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