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Vacheron Constantin Zodiac Chinese Year of the Rat 2020 Metiers d'Art watch.

For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…

Willard Wigan Creates the World’s Tiniest Sculptures Inside the Eye of a Needle, and inside Greubel Forsey Watches

I don’t know about you but I have a terrible time every time I have to thread a needle to do a little mending. Those darn eyes of the needle are so small. That may well be why the artwork of Willard Wigan is so incredibly impressive. He creates full sculptures inside the eye of…

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A. Lange & Sohne Unveils New Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite Watch to Celebrate NYC Boutique Opening

  For those who love this extraordinary German brand, it may thrill you to know that there is now an A. Lange & Söhne boutique in the city that never sleeps. A brand that produces an exclusive number of timepieces per year (some say fewer than 5,000), A. Lange & Sohne is hardly accessible to…

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Jaquet Droz Brings History to Life with Las Vegas Watch Exhibition

If you live in or are visiting Las Vegas from September 30th through to November 12th, we have something you won’t want to miss. Jaquet Droz is celebrating 275 years of history with an incredible exhibit called the Enchanted Journey. The exhibit – held in front of the Tourbillon Boutique in The Shops at Crystals, is a…

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Affordable Watches: Alpina Unveils Alpiner 4 Chronograph and a Unique Adventure Club

By Samantha Walsh For more than 130 years, Alpina has been a pioneer of the Swiss fine watchmaking industry. As a longstanding, well-known brand they have always been a source of innovation – not only in watchmaking but now, in ecological issues as well. In 2014, Alpina committed to the Swiss foundation ‘Race for Water’…

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Moonphase Madness – One Collector’s Love Affair with the Heavens

By Gordon Henderson I would like to side step our normal updates about the latest in horology news and talk personal affectations, in particular this editor’s love for the lunar complication aka moon phase complication. Why the lunar complication you ask? It all starts with what many in the watch world refer to as their grail…

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Off the Cuff: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

Everyone once in a while we wear a watch that just makes us stop and think about the watchmaking industry as a whole – about history and about legends. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is one such watch. It is an icon in time. It was in the early 1970s – when Swiss watch…

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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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