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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…

Introducing the Urwerk UR-EMC Finished Watch with Built-in Intelligence

Recently, we brought you the news about the new EMC movement by Urwerk. You can read the details here, but essentially this 100 percent mechanical movement incorporates its own integrated intelligence. Today, in Geneva, Urwerk officially unveiled the UR-EMC watch that houses this unique movement that was a long journey for its watchmakers and engineers.…

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Equestrian Inspirations

Before the advent of automobiles, many of today’s luxury watchmakers were saddlers and leather goods specialists. Others simply grew up in the world where equestrian involvement was all encompassing, and they quickly recognized a need to  outfit the rider and horse lover.  Today, top watch brands embrace the equestrian world with design accents that tell their…

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Crossbow Smartwatch Pre-Buy

It’s official. The Hyetis Crossbow Smartwatch is available for sale in a pre-buy offer. The price is steep — $1,200. But, look at what you get. A smartwatch with built-in 41 megapixel “life camera” to record your moves and emotions. Billing itself as Swiss made and housing a mechanical movement, the watch offers a host…

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Around the World: New York’s Ferrari Rally

If you were lucky enough to be in New York today, it was a wonderful sight. Ferrari hosted a rally from New York’s Battery Park to Bridgehampton on the East End of Long Island to mark the close of Bridghampton Polo. More than 60 models of this grand Italian performance car joined the Tributo Ferrari,…

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A look at the Dubey & Schaldenbrand R92 Column Wheel Chronograph

Independent watchmaker Dubey & Schaldenbrand is a company that prides itself on blending history and current day. As such, it has proudly curated treasured movements from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s that it then utilizes in its newest creations. Now, this manufacture has done it again with the Grand Dôme R92. This limited-edition chronograph combines…

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Wow Wednesday, Wonderful Women’s Watches: Extravaganza from Bedat & Co.

It’s been a long summer – one filled with watches that go where you go – from the beaches to boats, hiking, camping and just plain outdoor fun. Now, in anticipation of fall – we bring you a couple of Wow watches for women. These are timepieces that utilize style and grace, and exude beauty…

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One of the World’s Most Unique Watch Concepts — Astrological Watches: SEAH® Brings Personality to the Wrist

We’ve written about this Swiss-made brand before. We’ve even reviewed these timepieces. Incredibly well made and beautifully crafted for men and women, SEAH® watches hold a full patent for their unique design. The watches are all inspired in design by astrology, and offer the wearer a quiet, personal statement. This year the brand (whose name…

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8 Minutes Well Spent: Video Snapshot of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Efforts to Protect our Oceans’

In today’s delicately balanced world, some watch brands recognize the need to help sustain our oceans, and are getting involved. Jaeger-LeCoultre has been partnered with UNESCO and the World Heritage Marine Program since 2008 to protect World Heritage Sights — one of which is the Everglades National Park. (In fact, the Everglades were the focus…

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