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Dubai Watch Week

It happened in late November, just before we here in America celebrate Thanksgiving. Which is why this report is a bit late. What am I talking about? Dubai Watch Week. While I have already written several articles about Dubai Watch Week (DWW) already for some of the other publications I write for (including a story…

MB&F Brings Aliens to Life: Introducing the Legacy Machine No. 1 Xia Hang Watch – A World’s First (original pics, prices)

It’s an odd mix of futuristic science fiction and pure, unadulterated watchmaking – and it’s a world’s first. Yes, Max Busser, founder of MB&F and lover of all things space age and science fiction, takes his horological machines to an all new level as he breathes life into the new LM1 Xia Hang watch. The…

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Introducing the Artful Saga of the Unique Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition a QP 8 Jours SQ (video)

Blending the arts of watchmaking, engraving, enameling and more – all in a timepiece that not only reflects history but houses the visionary forethought of today and tomorrow- is no easy feat. But somehow, Jaeger-LeCoultre makes it seem like it is. This is especially the case with the brand’s Master Grande Tradition a Quantieme Perpetual…

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Rugby Power: Introducing the Tissot T-Touch II Titanium RBS 6 Nations Special Edition 2014

By Ryan Walsh If you are a tactile person and are not familiar with Tissot T-Touch watches – you should be. These fantastic touch-operated timepieces have been around for a long time- but they just keep on getting better.  The new Tissot T-Touch II Titanium RBS 6 Nations Special Edition 2014 sure is a long…

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Babe Ruth 1923 World Series Pocket Watch by Gruen Sells for $717,000

He was a troubled child who ended up in a reform school. Born in 1895, George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr.  began playing Major League Baseball when he was a teenager (first or the Baltimore Orioles in the minor league and then for the Boston Red Sox in the MLB). He wowed the world with his…

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Affordable “Astronomy” – The Swatch Sistem51 is Finally Out

Back in 1983 – I remember it well — Swatch bounded in as the first Swiss fashion quartz watch and saved the world – well, the Swiss watchmaking world, that is. The country was dying a not-too-slow death in the wake of the Japanese quartz movement and the Swiss refused to embrace the concept that…

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You Have to Wait 3 Decades to See Saturn Circle the Dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication (video)

Its been an incredible week of astronomical watches, but now we bring you the piece de resistance: the enchanting Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Astronomy™ watch.   We love this timepiece and even though it could cost the price of a small house—you get the reality of the solar system on your wrist! The only thing…

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Venus- the Stuff Songs are Made Of – is the Stuff Watches are Made of, too, thanks to Chrisitaan van der Klaauw’s Venus

This week, astronomy week, showcases so many exciting new astronomical timepieces coming on the market this year. But somehow, it just doesn’t seem right to me – being a veteran in the watch industry – not covering the one brand that has been making astronomical watches for more than four decades: Christiaan van der Klaauw.…

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Experience the Moon’s Influence on Man: The Must-Have A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

As promised yesterday, we focus on astronomy this week- with some of the most scintillating timepieces coming out of SIHH 2014 in Geneva recently. Among them—the absolute must-have A. Lange &Sohne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna.  Intriguing, alluring and complex, this watch demonstrates better than most how influential the moon’s lure is over man –…

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Stripped of its Title: Pluto Was Discovered 84 Years Ago Today; A Look at Astronomy and Time via the SIHH 2014 Exhibit: Horology, a Child of Astronomy

Exactly 84 years ago today, Pluto, long believed to be the  9th planet in our solar system, was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh —although the concept of an unknown 9th planet had been first noted and searched for by Percival Lowell a decade earlier. Then-new photographic techniques…

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