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Oris James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch

Made in honor of the contemporary Australian jazz musician James Morrison, and his ongoing contribution to the development of the next generation of jazz musicians, Oris unveils yet another winner in its Jazz collection: the James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch. The timepiece supports his eponymous music academy in Australia. The 38mm watch…

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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Don’t Buy that Mechanical Watch Until You’ve Read This

  If you haven’t yet purchased your first good luxury mechanical wristwatch, it is time to do so. There is so much to be said for the craftsmanship and fine-tuned technological workmanship that goes into a mechanical wristwatch. Typically, these timepieces have hundreds of tiny components all inside the case that work harmoniously to track…

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Ikepod Founder, Oliver Ike, Unveils the new A. Manzoni & Fils Canopus Weekplanner

As you may have already noticed, this week’s watch coverage thus far is about new watches. The one we are about to cover is a new venture — so new that it can be found on Kickstarter — a group funding project open to anyone wishing to invest in getting this Swiss-made timepiece line off…

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Unveiling the Renato Master Horologe Line

We know our readers enjoy affordable watches that are packed with form and function. As such, we bring you the new Renato Master Horologe collection of timepieces.  The Renato Watches brand has been around for about eight years, but now, under the leadership of SLB LLC, the brand progresses to the Renato Master Horologe Swiss-made…

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