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Breitling Bentley

It was an interesting few days on the California coast, where some of the most magnificent cars in the world were seen driving the Pacific highway and lining the famed 18th hole at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance (with Rolex holding an important role there as the Official Timepiece). This year was a…

5 Top Watchmaking Complications

Watch brands often refer to timepieces as having simple or complex complications. Generally every function of a watch that is in addition to its timekeeping role is an added complexity.  Essentially a complex watch offers added information and data. The more extra functions, information and data packed into a timepiece, the more complicated it is. …

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Up Close with the Ladies’Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Big Date

The trend toward women’s cushion-shaped watches has roots in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s when these styles were all the rage. Now savvy brands revisit the cushion-cornered square shape with sleek new looks. Such is the case with this stunning Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec BigDate watch. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold and set with…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils the Millenary Minute Repeater

A sheer beauty in terms of craftsmanship, complexity and design, the Audemars Piguet Millenary Minute Repeater makes it official debut on the market. Complete with the much-coveted AP escapement and double balance-spring, the new hand-wound repeater with small seconds subdial is a beauty to behold.  It is being created in rose gold with a white…

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Don’t Miss this Blue-Dialed Baume & Mercier Capeland Chrono

Blue dialed watches. They have a certain allure to them that can’t be paralleled. Such is the case with this incredibly bold and distinctive Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph with rich blue dial and red accents.  The 44mm steel watch (Ref. 10065) houses a  La Joux Perret 8120 automatic movement and offers tachymeter, telemeter and…

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Weekend Sojourn – Turquoise is the new Winter Hue

With cold weather around the corner, fashion takes a layered turn and accessories are front and center in terms of adding interest to your look.  While turquoise is often thought of for spring and summer, this year, the blue/green hues are taking a winter position. This warm color offers a beautiful pop that blends nicely…

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A Close-Up Look at Jacob & Co.’s SF24 – on the Wrist

In today’s watchmaking world, several brands recognize that a little touch of added dimension goes a long way. Such is the case with the new Jacob & Co. SF24 watch.  This timepiece is a wonderful blend of past, present and future.  Crafted in micro-blasted 18-karat rose gold, the watch features an open-work dial for viewing…

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Differentiating Between an Automatic Watch and a Hand-Wound Watch

We get a lot of questions from readers asking the difference between a hand-wound (manual-wind) watch and an automatic (self-wind) watch. While we took a look at this subject before, it may be a good time to revisit it for novice watch lovers. As most know,  a mechanical watch is a watch powered by the…

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Wow Women’s Wednesday: ALOR Swiss Watches Nice Addition to Market

It isn’t everyday that a new watch brand makes its debut on the market. But California-based ALOR®  fine jewelry’s line of intriguing and affordable Swiss-made timepieces definitely caught our eye. While the collection is for men and women, the women’s watches are particularly impressive. ALOR — a family run company started in 1979 by husband…

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Affordable Watches — Take the Quantum Leap

We’ve written about the creative prowess of Ritmo Mundo many times before. This innovative young brand has brought about some of the more exciting affordable Swiss watches on the market – ranging from the rotating Persepolis to the Puzzle and more.  Now the brand unveils its colorful Quantum trilogy of time. The Quantum line consists…

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Did MB&F go Classic? Discussing the Legacy Machine No. 2

When one thinks of the micro-engineering horological brand known as MB&F – images of spaceships and other bold and distinctive 3-dimensional shapes come to mind. Not classic round. Although the brand did surprise us in 2011 when it unveiled the first round watch, the Legacy Machine No. 1 (you can read about it here), it…

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