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Elvis Presley Ebel watch

Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…

Greubel Forsey Celebrates 10th Anniversary … However Did They Do It? (Part 1)

By Gordon Henderson The skill of a master craftsman is displayed in a number of ways. For the viewer, the skill is in what can be experienced through the senses. Touch, feel, the visual aesthetics. The sum total of the encounter then leads the viewer to some type of judgment: “Yes, I like this, the…

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Recapping Time, FIFA 2014 and International Soccer: A World Unified by Competition

By Dan O’Rourke For the past two-plus weeks, we have brought you news about watch brands involved in international soccer. Now, we review the exhilaration, exhaustion, heart and soul that goes into one of the world’s most unifying sports competitions. What makes the World Cup so exciting? Even a casual soccer fan inherently knows the…

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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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