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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…

Today’s Best Watchmakers: Exclusive Interview with APRP’s Giulio Papi

We have written about Giulio Papi before here, but recently – on his first trip to New York City – we had the chance for another exclusive interview with this master watchmaker. A brain ahead of his time, Papi is the founder Renaud & Papi — one of the world’s finest complicated movement manufactures. Today…

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Watch Executives Speak Out about Prices, Groups, Technology and More

In a passionate statement that rounded out an hour-long panel discussion among top-level watch industry executives in New York City recently, Maximilian Busser, founder of MB&F Horological Lab, summed up the idea of what makes a watch extraordinary: “It is proof of human genius. The first tower clocks were transformed from stone and metal in…

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Experience the FIBT World Cup – Timing by OMEGA Watches

By Dan O’Rourke It’s all about the clock in bobsledding. When watching the sport you’ll quickly realize your eyes constantly shifting back and forth between the sled and its time. You try to keep up with the color-coded segment comparisons and appreciate the sports announcers who vocalize those differences to ease the strain of your…

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Pre- SIHH 2014: Unveiling the Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon Watch

Packing a punch – a technical, aesthetic and watchmaking prowess punch– is what this newest Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon timepiece is all about. The alluring blue dialed beauty is set to be officially unveiled in the January 2014 SIHH- but we bring you a sneak peek here. The simply dazzling dial is created…

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Great Holiday Gifts: Introducing the Strut ™ iPad LaunchPort™

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything? The cool new Strut™ iPad and iPad mini LaunchPort™ transforms the conventional iPad charging station into pa versatile workstation and a personal statement in luxury. The LaunchPort™ is a totally wireless charging station that makes the flat iPad a 3-dimensional useable device without…

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Exclusive Interview: Vincent Calabrese, Creator of the Corum Golden Bridge

A foremost watchmaker of our times, Vincent Calabrese – inventor of the Corum Golden Bridge — is a self-taught watchmaker. Expelled from school in Italy when he was just 12 years old, Calabrese found work in a watchmaker’s shop where he acquired a few skills before  working as a street watchmaker for almost five years. …

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Bovet’s Pascal Raffy Cuts Ribbon at First USA Boutique in New York

Yesterday at Central Park South in New York City, Bovet 1822 officially opened its first USA boutique – with brand owner Pascal Raffy humbly acknowledging his family, family team and newest alliances for all their hard work in bringing a dream to fruition.  In fact, Raffy has owned the Bovet brand for just about 13…

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Horology for the Holidays: Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph

While this classically elegant Baume & Mercier watch was unveiled earlier in the year, the pieces are in stores – and stack up as a great holiday watch purchase. The 44mm stainless steel Capeland Chronograph 10063 houses an automatic movement and offers both form and function thanks to the tachymeter and telemeter indicators, as well…

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