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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…

A Moment in Time with Sebastien Loeb

Recently, Richard Mille brought on a new brand ambassador  — French rally driver Sebastien Loeb.  Loeb is the most successful driver in World Rally Championship – with a record-breaking nine wins in a row. Interestingly enough, Loeb wasn’t always a race car driver. In fact, he was a gymnast – turned driver at the age…

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Off the Cuff: Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa

For those in the know, Richard Mille is a true fan of automobile racing. In fact, the brand has been the principal partner of the Le Mans Classic for nearly a dozen years. The speed, precision, high-tech materials and quest for excellence in the automotive world parallels his creed on timepieces. The brand has several…

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A Moment in Time: Andy Murray Wins Sony Open Tennis

Last week, we were in Key Biscayne watching some great tennis at the Sony Open, where we got to meet Andy Murray before his big win yesterday. Murray came out victorious (by one point) over David Ferrer. This win brought Murray to world No. 2 ranking. Murray, an ambassador for Rado, the brand that was…

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A Moment in Time: Nicole Kidman on Omega

What happens when a famous photographer, award-winning Actress and legendary watch company team up together? Something inspiring occurs in time. In fact, that’s precisely what happened when Omega Watch Company launched its all-new Ladymatic mechanical watch series two years ago, and when it just recently released stunning new 18-karat gold and steel two-tone versions with…

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The Rise of Quartz Watches from Switzerland (Gold Standard Part 3)

In the past two weeks, we brought you an encapsulated version of the long history of the Swiss watchmaking and its technological innovation over the centuries. There was a time – in the 1970s — that the Swiss watch industry nearly crumbled, but again, the tiny country and its watchmakers re-invented themselves and came out…

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Around the World: Rado and Andy Murray at Sony Tournament

Here in sunny Key Biscayne, Florida, the Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament is taking place, and we had the great opportunity last night of watching som good tennis — thanks to Rado. This inventive brand is the Official Timekeeper of Sony Open Tennis and many other tournaments this year. Famed for its purple playing surface,…

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Introducing the Second-Generation HYT Watch, H2

You may recall we were among the first to unveil the first HYT timepiece in January of 2012 and covered it again here. From the company that is the Hydro Mechanical Horologists, that first HYT H1 watch garnered international acclaim. It is now available in new versions, but another generation –the new H2 watch –…

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Omega Unveils New Ladymatic Watches with Nicole Kidman in Vienna

Sadly, due to a personal injury, I had to cancel on this past weekend’s trip to Vienna – where Omega, along with actress and ambassadress Nicole Kidman (whom I’ve met and interviewed before) launched its newest Ladymatic watches and ad campaign. Kidman has been the face of Ladymatic since its international debut in 2010, and…

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Watch Collectors- Be Part of Something Revolutionary –Take this Survey Now

We mentioned this last month, but this watch collectors’ survey is in the final phases. They are still looking for  a few more collectors to partake, to round out the 500 collectors who have signed on thus far.  The intense survey of luxury timepiece collectors has never been done before. It will give collectors and watch…

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Weekend Sojourn: Car season is here … Viper Vs. Corvette ?

By Ryan Walsh With the beginning of a new week ahead of us and another long week of work, here’s something for car lovers to look forward to: the 2013 NYC auto show begins later in the week. Of course there are going to be many super cars and some cool concepts cars, too. Personally,…

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