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Rolex, Monterey Classic Car Week

It’s definitelya busy week for car lovers and for  Rolex this week and weekend as we embrace Monterey Classic Car Week.  Held in the Pacific coastal town of Monterey,California, the week consists of a host of events that draw automobile enthusiasts from around the world — most of which are either sponsored or  timed by…

How Can Disabled Veterans Earn a Living — Becoming Watchmakers

A newly formed 501C3 Organization has been established that can bring new employment hope to wounded veterans, including those in wheelchairs.  The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative is an organization dedicated to training disabled veterans with service-connected disabilities—for Free — in the art of watchmaking and watch repair—a field that is desperately seeking trained watchmakers. Still in…

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Introducing the new Tissot T-Complication Squelette

Tissot’s recently unveiled T-Complication Squelette is a lovely mix of modernity and craftsmanship – and is a new milestone for the Swiss brand. The Tissot T-Complication Squelette watch houses a new, specially developed hand-wound ETA movement that is exclusive to Tissot. It was adapted from a pocket watch but with special cut outs. The 45mm…

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4 Top Watch Brands Win Couture Time Awards

  At the recent Couture show, I was honored to be – for the third year running – a Couture Time judge – along with fellow jurors: watch collectors Sam Yukon and celebrity chef Nick Stellino, journalist Keith Strandberg, author John Reardon and Daryn Schnipper of Sotheby’s. Judging is a big responsibility – as there…

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MB&F MusicMachine – Possibly the Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

It was only a month or so ago in BaselWorld that the well-known and much-loved MB&F unveiled its newest piece – the MusicMachine. While the brand is renowned for its cutting-edge timepieces, the ever-creative Max Busser couldn’t help but want something a little different to wow the world with this year. He conceived of a…

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Exploring the Chopard L.U.C Engine One H

An aesthetic hybrid that combines auto inspirations and fine watchmaking, the new Chopard L.U.C Engine One H hand-wound timepiece is a delight to look at and to wear. The Chopard Manufacture Tourbillon movement reflects the look of an engine and race car instrumentation – on both the dial side and via the sapphire caseback. The…

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One for the Women: Franck Muller’s Four Season Mystery Watch

When top watch brands get it right when it comes to incorporating diamonds, gemstones and technology for women — it’s worth mentioning. Franck Muller offers exceptional beauty in this Four Seasons Double Mystery watch. Meticulously set with brilliants and baguettes, the watch boasts two mystery time indications — one each for the hours and the…

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Blue Lagoon – Mechanical Watches for Women Go Blue

Last week we showed you the top 10 best blue dialed watches for men from BaselWorld 2013. That sparked a lot of emails from women about how they love the color blue. As such, we answer the demand for mechanical blues for women. Mechanical watches come in two catego­ries: hand-wound and automatic. With a wind…

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Understanding Tag Heuer’s New Carrera MikroPendulum Concept Watch

In BaselWorld last month, TAG Heuer did what it usually does – unveiled a concept watch. This time it was the extremely avant-garde TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS Concept watch.   Of course, it also unveiled the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulum 100th of a second Chronograph.  Confused?  We’ll try to explain. In the world of haute horlogerie…

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