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Zenith El Primero A386 platinum watch

For those who love to immerse themselves in the world of watches – and today, that is a strong number – WatchTime New York exhibition returns this year to Manhattan for a fifth rendition. The show, which takes place October 25-26 at the landmark Gotham Hall, this year boasts a record 37 participating brands.  Open…

Down & Dirty: The Dual Lives of Olympian Athletes and Omega’s Role

We are watching them on the slopes and the ice – winning medals and earning cheers. We know they work hard to get to this point—some harder than others. Very few of the Olympic athletes have big sponsors that pay their way through training, equipment, global travel for competitions and more. Most work real jobs…

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Three World Records Set in Watches at SIHH 2014

Ok so let’s just get right to it. There were three world records that were set at the recent SIHH 2014. 1)      The World’s Thinnest Mechanical watch. The record breaker:  PIAGET Altiplano 900 P. The 38mm wide case with 900P movement measures an amazing 3.65mm thin. (read about it here) 2)      The World’s Thinnest Minute Repeater.…

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Steal this Watch Without Getting Arrested! Montblanc’s new Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar

When Jerome Lambert took over the helm of Montblanc last year, watch lovers who know of his magic at Jaeger-LeCoutlre were expecting big things from Montblanc’s timepiece lineup. Lambert – and Montblanc – did not disappoint. At SIHH 2014, Montblanc not only unveiled  an all new watch collection – the Meisterstuck Heritage  line – celebrating…

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Do We Really Need a Tourbillon from Baume & Mercier? Pondering the Question of the Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon

We all know Baume & Mercier as a solid Swiss watch brand – built around the keen premise of quality, affordability and timepieces that reflect heritage while looking to today and tomorrow. Time and again, this brand has brought us tried-and-true products with useful functions and elegant looks in the Clifton, Hampton, Classima and Capeland…

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Would You Ditch Playing in a PGA Tour to See the New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph from SIHH 2014?

Louis Oosthuizen, South African professional golfer and Audemars Piguet brand ambassador has had a busy 2014 golf schedule. Currently in the Pacific Palisades, CA, for the Northern Trust Open, he won the Volvo Golf Champions Title in January in Durban for the second year in a row and is slated for two more important tournaments…

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Rocky Mountain Paneristi Rejoice: Panerai Opens Aspen Boutique; Unveils Aspen Special Edition Luminor Marina

Next week, Officine Panerai officially opens its 10th North American Boutique in Aspen, Colorado. To celebrate the opening, Panerai is the Presenting Sponsor of the Light It up Blue Aspen Gala, in support of Autism Speaks and its local Aspen affiliate, Extreme Sports Camp. Additionally, Panerai goes a step further by donating for the event…

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A Skeleton in your Closet That You Will Love: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mecaniques Ajourees (VIDEO)

Vacheron Constantin is a specialist in the arts of fine watchmaking. From movement to sublime adornment, this brand has been weaving master crafts together in timepieces since its inception nearly 260 years ago. Thus it doesn’t surprise us that one of this year’s main focuses would be on combining the art of skeleton zing with…

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Only 8 Days Left to See the Cartier Exhibit of a Lifetime (Slide show)

Ornately carved table clock in the likeness of fish for the Asian market circa1925

Never before have I simply had to put my camera down and stop taking pictures. But last month, while walking through the Cartier: Style and History exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, I had to do just that.  There simply was no way to capture the incredible heart-stirring exhibition that showcases not only the…

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Peter Speake-Marin Does It Again: Introducing the Spirit Wing Commander

We love watchmakers. The guys who work for hours toiling over a single issue, a challenge, a problem and finally develop a solution to make the intricacies of the watch come together. Peter Speake-Marin is one of those master watchmakers. With dozens of ideas and a humble nature, he charms us, warms our soul and…

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Would You Wear a Half-Dollar on Your Wrist? SIHH 2014: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin

This year’s SIHH was a little like war. The fight was on for the thinnest timepiece on record and many achieved a great new slim. We’ve mentioned a few of them already since SIHH started, but today- we bring you the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin. This not-so-simple hours and minutes watch is created in two…

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