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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…

Around the World: Historic Stock Cars Rev Engines at Upcoming Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rusty Wallace’s 1989 Winston Cup Champion road car; Photo – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca / Allan Rosenberg America’s most popular form of motorsports will nudge its way onto the vintage race scene this summer when 27 historic stock cars participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Scheduled for August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Vulcain Unveils Herbie Hancock Watch

For jazz music lovers and for aficionados of the famed Vulcain Manufacture, this is an exciting introduction.  In honor of, and working with, this great pianist, Vulcain now releases two limited-edition 50s Presidents’ Watch models dedicated to the Herbie Hancock. The Herbie Hancock watches are created in two versions — both with a sunburst dial…

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Around the World: Wet and Wild at New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport, presented by Rolex

J/111 Fleetwing, owned and skippered by Henry Brauer of Marblehead, MA. It was an unseasonably wet, dreary day in Newport, RI, yesterday, but at least somewhere, someone was having fun. That somewhere was Rhode Island Sound where nearly 100 teams are competing in the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex…

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Time Capsules: New Product – Hautlence HLC06 in Rose Gold

We’ve written about Hautlence many times before here. Now we bring you this classically elegant rounded HLC06, created in a limited edition of just 88 numbered pieces. It features an opaline chocolate dial in an 18-k rose gold case measuring 41 mm in diameter. To create the watch, the brand has rebuilt its house movement…

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A Moment in Time: Davis Love (and Omega)

Golf great Davis Love III – six-time Ryder Cup player, and holder of 34 professional titles, including 20 PGA Tour events  – this year serves the 2012 US Ryder Cup Team Captain, a position he says is a both an honor and a welcome challenge. He also has just become the newest brand ambassador for Omega…

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Time Capsules Product: Sports Watches — Breitling Unveils Superocean White Water

Sports watches are particularly in vogue in the summer months when enthusiasts love to snorkel, dive and more. As such,  Breitling has released its new Superocean 42, entirely clad in a white and aptly named the White Water. This new 42mm watch features a white strap, bezel, and dial with a sporty yet refined look.…

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Breaking News: CARTIER—Vacuum Packed – The Release of the ID Two and the Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal Watches

Cartier has just launched its second concept watch, one that continues to test innovative elements slated for use in future serial wristwatches.  11 July 2012  Elizabeth Doerr Rotonde d Cartier Astrotourbillon Carbon Crystal watch  It sounds like a distant dream, one slated to shape the future of mechanical watchmaking, not the present. Three years ago, Cartier’s…

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