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This week we offer a quick look at watch complications from a beginner’s viewpoint. For the past few months we have gotten  a lot of questions about watch complications and how to just get the basics down. So here, we offer watch education for a true novice. This week: What is a chronograph? What is…

Horror and Horology: Introducing Devon’s Ghost and Bloody Mary

We’ve written about them a few times before here, and even previewed one of their first watches in an off-the-cuff Video piece (see that video here). In fact, Devon Works LLC is a company especially close to our hearts – as it is made in America. Scott Devon, founder of the brand, created a lab…

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Loving the Platinum Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph (original pics, price)

Made of the rarest metal on Earth, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, unveiled to the world at SIHH 2014 – steals my heart. Bold and beautiful – this complicated piece is all about robust luxury with its ceramic bezel and brushed finishing. You’ll get noticed wearing this. Additionally, like so many watch…

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Watches on the Red Carpet at the 86th Academy Awards

The Oscars. The presentations, the celebs, the fanfare – all timed to the tee. Usually, it is all about what the female celebs are wearing – the dresses, the jewelry, the accessories. Well, let’s not forget the men! Last night a few super timepieces walked the Red Carpet on the wrists of some strong actors. …

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Two Badass Cars that have Bugatti Beat: Introducing the World’s Fastest Production Cars

By Ryan Walsh Readers know we like to take weekend departures from timepieces and indulge in other of life’s best luxuries. So, hang on, here we go. Bandwagons and high horses go hand in hand. But get ready, Bugatti Bandwagoneers, we have two cars that put the Bugatti in its place –and that’s not first.…

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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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Samsung Ditches Android for Wrist Smart Watch

The battle has long been raging about the newest generation of smart watches and how they’re poised to take on the world. Well, Samsung has ditched its Android and now unveils two Tizen-powered smart watches that will be available for sale in April.  The wearable watches = powered by Samsung’s Tizen platform – are named…

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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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