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Elvis Presley Ebel watch

Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…

RACE Week- Cars and Watches: Meccaniche Veloci Chrono Driver

By Ryan Walsh Watch brand Meccaniche Veloci is all about designing watches for auto enthusiasts. With Italian heritage, much like Ferrari, this comes as no surprise.  The brand has eight different types of auto-inspired collections in its current inventory, including the Quattro Valvole made of carbon ceramic and created in partnership with the world’s best…

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ONE AMAZING WATCH: Jaquet Droz Charming Bird- VIDEO

Jaquet Droz has long been known for its mastery of automatons – moving figures on a timepiece. This year, though, the brand takes the concept to new heights in the form of the multi-dimensional Charming Bird – the first singing bird automata wrist watch in the world. The revolutionary watch was first unveiled at BaselWorld…

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How Mother-of-Pearl Dials are Made

Many brands today use mother of pearl for dials on both women’s and men’s watches. Shimmering and intriguing, mother of pearl is not an easy substance to work with. It is quite brittle and ultra thin when used as a dial and breakage can easily occur. Depending on the complexity of the dial, the entire…

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Wristwatch Pulsometers and Beyond! Introducing the Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

Pulsometer wristwatches—wristwatches that enable doctors (or laymen) to time the pulse – have been around for more than half a century. They are, however, quite rarely made in today’s watchmaking world. In fact, one can count on fingers and toes the number of luxury Swiss watch brands that produce pulsometer watches. Still, doctors and certain…

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Motorcycles and Watches – Cvstos Joins the Pack

Watch brand Cvstos, with its bold timepieces, joins forces with Spanish MotoGP motorcycle racer Dani Pedrosa to create a limited edition of Challenge Dani Pedrosa watches. The Limited Edition will consist of 26 pieces in titanium and 26 pieces in Orange Aluminium – reflecting Pedrosa’s lucky number 26. A bold, bright eye-catcher, the watch is…

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Rolex Brand Ambassador, Phil Mickelson, Wins British Open, and a look at a few other brand ambassadors

Yesterday, Phil Mickelson closed the British Open with his best-ever  round in a major Sunday when he finished with a 5-under 66 at Muirfield to win the third leg of the career Grand Slam. Patron and Official Timekeeper of The Open for more than 30 years, Rolex is also proud to have Mickelson on board…

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Throwbacks: A Look at some 20th Century Wristwatches

  As more and more brands look to their archives for inspiration, we decided it would be interesting to pull out a few of our older average-retail-priced 1980’s and 1990’s timepieces and take a  look at their size and design. Just for the fun of it. We also added a 1940’s Bulova — just because…

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Commentary: What Inspires YOU?

Recently, I was asked a very simple question: “What inspires you?”  Before I could answer, I realized that it was not such a simple question. It has many aspects. Naturally, being a journalist, my first reaction was to ask: “What inspires me in what way? To do something? To write something?” etc. Then I stopped…

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Watch Trends: Top Sailing Watches

Summer is here and with it comes a host of outdoor sports, including sailing.  Real fans are following regattas around the country, including the current Louis Vuitton Cup races in California. We wrote about this recently here and here. Now, for those who want to wear a timepiece that reflects the love of the sailing…

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