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William Wood Valiant Blue Watch

It’s not surprising these days to hear that certain watch brands are turning to recycled materials such as plastic and PET bottles for watch straps. However, when a watch brand says it is using upcycled fire hoses — you pay attention — especially if you have a first-responder in your family. In fact, British watch…

Introducing the 1815 Anniversary A. Lange Limited Edition Watch from A. Lange & Sohne

By Gordon Henderson Last week, A. Lange & Sohne celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, at the brand’s newly minted NYC boutique. Lange was born on February 18, 1815 and as any astute horologist should know, helped place not only the brand, but also the former East German town of Glashutte,…

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Baume & Mercier Redefines the Iconic Classima Watches Collection

Baume & Mercier continues to surprise us with new renditions of iconic collections and of historic pieces. In fact, in January at SIHH exhibition in Geneva, I had the rare opportunity to speak at length with Baume & Mercier Senior Designer Sara Sandmeir about the newly revamped collection of iconic Classima watches being unveiled this…

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DOHA Jewelry and Watch Expo Happens this Week in Qatar

Beginning this Tuesday and running until February 28, the Doha Jewellery and Watch Expo  is taking place in Qatar. We have attended this fair in the past, wherein we got to try on a 14-carat Harry Winston diamond ring, accompany a true watch collector on his receiving of an Opus watch from Harry Winston, and watch…

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H. Moser & Cie can Only Build 1,000 Watches a Year- Here’s Why (Video)

We have written about H. Moser & Cie before here. The brand regularly impresses us with its technical prowess and classic elegance. Unfortunately, the small independent company can only produce about 1,000 watches a year – for worldwide consumption. If you take a few minutes of your time – and it is well worth it…

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Supermodel Bar Refaeli to be the Face of New Hublot Big Bang Broderie Campaign

Last week in New York, Hublot executives and brand ambassadors gathered n New York at the brand’s flagship store to celebrate. The occasion: Supermodel Bar Refaeli joins the rich lineup of brand ambassadors (including Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Pele, Usain Bolt and others) for Hublot. Internationally renowned, Bar Refaeli made her…

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Watch Brands Celebrate the Year of the Goat with Astonishing Timepieces (slideshow)

Tomorrow marks the Chinese New Year — and this year the celebration is around the Goat. In honor of this eighth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, top watch brands are unveiling stunning goat-motif watches that will steal your heart. Here we bring you a slide show of some of the new watches, and the making…

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Independent Brand HAUTLENCE – Goes Off the Grid with Black Honeycomb HLRS-01

By Dan O’Rourke Over the past decade, HAUTLENCE has taken the art of reading time and made it undeniably original. As we prepare for the BaselWorld  2015 this March, we like to reflect on the spirit and ingenuity of independent brands. We expect interesting things from Hautlence. Most recently, the brand unveiled its newest HLRS-01 watch…

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He did What with that Rolex Watch? Take this USA President’s Day Quiz

Here in the USA, it’s President’s Day. Right from our very first president, these guys had their own quirks and habits. And, they wore watches. Here we bring you a brief President’s Day Quiz. 1 – What President refused – initially to accept his salary? 2- Who was the first president to be born in…

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Can You Smoke That Watch? ArtyA Leaves Us Marveling Yet Again (Pre BaselWorld 2015)

By Dan O’Rourke Wow it’s mid February already! You may have forgotten we recently just started a new year. Vacations end and you get back to the daily grind. Well, we are here just to remind you that with a new year comes new excitement. To help bring the 2015 excitement alive, and just in…

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10 Terrific Cartier Panther Timepieces Unveiled at SIHH 2015 (Slide Show)

The panther is a true symbol of the House of Cartier. The signature animal has become an icon – forever entwined with the brand’s legacy. The feline concept was first used by Cartier on a wristwatch in 1914, when black gemstones and white diamonds formed a pattern that emulated the panther’s coat. When Jeanne Touissant joined…

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