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Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

Hands On: Roger Dubuis $417,000 Excalibur Quatuor Carbon With Four Sprung Balances

Roger Dubuis Quatuor Carbon With Four Sprung Balances

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of joining haute horlogerie Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis on the race tracks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — where the brand was celebrating its relationship with Lamborghini (yes, I got to drive an actual Lamborghini racecar on the track) and with Pirelli. Throughout the multi-day event, we all…

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Introducing The A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Down Lumen In Platinum (price)

A. Lange & Sohne platinum Datograph Up/Down Lumen will be made in a limited edition of 200 pieces.

Taking a true classic and making it new isn’t always easy, but German watch brand A. Lange & Sohne makes it look easy time and again. Now the brand unveils a new twist to it beloved Datograph — releasing the platinum cased Datograph Up/Down Lumen. The Datograph, the brand’s first proprietary chronograph caliber with column-wheel…

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L’Ecole Paris Jewelry School, With Van Cleef & Arpels, Offers Classes, Exhibitions in New York

Daniel brush, L'Ecole,

Paris-based L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts, fully supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, is the first of its kind to be open to everyone from novices to experts in the field of jewelry arts. Typically based in  Paris, the school, which offers monthly classes in Paris in both English and French,  has created a series…

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James Marsden of X Men and F1 Racer Lewis Hamilton Talk Performance At IWC

IWC brand ambassadors James Marsden, actor, and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton at IWC New York.

Last week, IWC hosted a panel discussion at their NYC flagship boutique store between actor James Marsden, most known for his role as Cyclops on X Men, and renowned world F1 racing champion Lewis Hamilton. The discussion between brand ambassadors covered what performance and preparation mean to them and how they’ve come to embody the…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Diver Chronometers, Becomes Official Timekeeper Of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Ulysse Nardin Great White Shark Diver Chronometer.

It has been a very busy month for Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin. Following its extraordinary unveiling in September of the Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis watch, the brand went on in October to not only unveil an all-new Diver Chronometer collection, and now announces its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Fort Lauderdale International…

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Armin Strom Unveils Dual-Time Resonance Masterpiece 1 Watch (Prices)

Armin Strom Dual-Time Resonance Masterpiece 1 Watch

Last week,  Swiss independent watch brand Armin Strom — a master at resonance  — unveiled  the Armin Strom Dual-Time Resonance Masterpiece 1 watch.  The complex timepiece — in both looks and technology — combines two independent movements that display two different time zones with increased  precision thanks to a highly technical watchmaking feat known as…

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Hublot And Chris Aire Settle Important ‘Red Gold’ Lawsuit Out Of Court

For years now, there has been an on-going lawsuit in America wherein designer and jeweler Chris Aire of Chris Aire Jewelry & Watches, owned by Solid 21, has been suing brands for loosely using the term red gold — which he had trademarked and registered 16 years ago in 2002. Just last week one of…

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Video: Revisiting The MB&F Kelys & Chirp Turtle Automaton, Still Available For Sale

MB&F's Kelys & Chirp

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018, MB&F officially unveiled the Kelys & Chirp Turtle Automaton. Recently, in my travels, i came upon one of the creatures, which made me smile and remember the simple beauty of mechanics and nature. As such, we are revisiting this mechanical marvel today. Upon activation, the adorable turtle crawls…

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Watch Review: The Truth About Patek Philippe’s New Twenty-4 Automatic Watches (Prices)

Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of joining Patek Philippe in Milan for the global launch of an all-new collection for women. Well, at least I thought it was an all-new collection for women. However, when the announcement was made, it was for the Twenty-4 Automatic. The brand has had the Twenty-4 collection for…

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Actor Ryan Gosling Wears Omega Speedmaster in ‘First Man’ Movie Hitting Big Screens Today

Omega watches star on wrist of Ryan Gosling, playing Neil Armstrong in First Man.OMEGA WATCHES

In theaters today: First Man, starring Ryan Gosling and the Omega Speedmaster. Today, Universal Pictures First Man movie makes its debut on big screens across America. On the wrist of actor Ryan Gosling — who plays astronaut Neil Armstrong —  sits an Omega Speedmaster watch. Not just as a movie prop but  because in real life  it…

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