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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…

In Stores Now: Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Watches With All-New High Technology Inside (Prices)

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic watch with innovative highly functional caliber.

Earlier this year, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier announced some pretty incredible news: the brand was unveiling a high-tech in-house movement called Baumatic(TM). Now, the watches housing the incredible new caliber are in stores — and any watch lover and seeker of precision is going to want to…

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Why TrueFacet.com’s Brand-Certified Pre-Owned Division Is Garnering Accolades

Zenith is among the first seven brands to join TrueFacet.com's Certified Pre-Owned classification.

It was just last month that TrueFacet.com, leading luxury online marketplace for acquiring and consigning fine jewelry and timepieces, launched its Brand-Certified Pre-Owned division.  It marked the first time that an e-commerce site could offer Brand-Certified Pre-Owned watches and jewelry.  The announcement quickly garnered attention of such publications as Forbes.com, Robb Report  and even TechCrunch. Why?…

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Richemont Group Makes Executive Changes, Appoints Jerome Lambert CEO

Jerome Lambert, CEO of Richemont Group

In big news at luxury conglomerate Compagnie Financiere Richemont, known to most as the Richemont Group, some new appointments have been made to the executive ranks that are expected to help boost sales of all brands and get a handle on marketing messages. Chairman of the group, Johann Rupert appoints Jerome Lambert to the position…

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Introducing The Ulysse Nardin Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis Watch (Price)

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur US Navy watch

This past weekend in Annapolis, Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin unveiled its new  Marine Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis US Navy edition watch that celebrates the brand’s long-standing partnership with the US Navy by supplying on-board deck chronometers. The relationship began in 1905, when   the Washington Naval Observatory devised a competition for ‘Precision Torpedo Boat Timepieces’ in an effort…

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Affordable Watches: Meet the Rado Captain Cook MKIII Automatic Divers Watch (price)

Radio Captain Cook MKIII

Globally recognized for its innovative designs and for creating some of the world’s most durable watches, Rado now unveils the new Captain Cook MKIII. The MKIII draws inspiration from the brand’s original 1962 Captain Cook divers timepiece. The Captain Cook collection is named after the 18th century British explorer Captain James Cook who charted thousands…

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Understanding What Rubies Inside a Watch Movement Are All About

Rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction.

In our ongoing effort to answer reader inquiries, we find a lot of questions about why rubies are used in watch movements. Here, we explain what rubies inside a watch movement are all about. Essentially, rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction. Unless a new watch utilizes high-tech ceramic ball bearings…

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Cartier’s Precious Garage, Honoring Juste un Clou, On Display In New York Boutique

Cartier Precious Garage

Last week at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City, the brand unveiled the Cartier Precious Garage boutique “experience” concept. I  covered the event and the concept, as well as the new jewelry the concept was built to honor, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Here, we bring you that article. “The…

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Introducing The Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon (prices)

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Currently, I am in London with Vacheron Constantin, where the brand is making a host of important announcements. In addition to launching a highly relevant new brand advertising campaign (more details when we get back), and in addition to unveiling a partnership with the famed Abbey Road Studios (more on that, too, when we return),…

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Meet The New Ralph Lauren American Western Watch Collection (prices)

Ralph Lauren American Western Collection Cushion watch in sterling silver.

Ralph Lauren, who this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of his iconic brand, unveils a very exclusive new watch collection geared for lovers of fine Swiss mechanics and incredible American western style: Ralph Lauren American Western Watch collection.  With retail prices ranging for $24,000 to $58,000, the collection is pretty much going to be tailor…

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Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s Co-Host Global Horology Forum in London

Dubai Watch Week and Christies Team Up for Horology Forum in London

Beginning Tuesday, September 11 in London and running through September12, Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s auction house are co-hosting the first international chapter of the Horology Forum. The event marks the continuum, of sorts,  of  the Dubai Watch Week platform dedicated to preservation of the watchmaking culture, that was founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi…

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