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Corum Admiral Automatic 42 Full Black

Anyone familiar with Corum, the brand whose logo is a key, is familiar with the legendary Admiral collection of watches. In fact, many a sailor and lover of all things nautical also is well aware of the 12-sided case with nautical pennants on the dial to mark the time. It was in 1963 that the…

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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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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