Photo Report: Watches & Wonders Miami 2019, Miami Concours, Yacht Show

 |  February 28th, 2019

It’s  no secret that I get around. As a veteran journalist in the watch industry, my job is to go where the stories are. I can’t go to everything, but I try to say yes to al least half of the trips i am offered annually, and I always go to the important  shows. Such is the case with the recent second-annual Watches & Wonders Miami  that just took place in the Miami Design District. Organized by the Fondation de…

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Hands On With The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch Unveiled At Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  February 27th, 2019

Last week in Miami – at the second annual Watches  & Wonders show — Ulysse Nardin used the Florida backdrop, complete with concurrent Yacht Show and car show — to unveil its newest masterpiece: The Marine Mega Yacht watch that indicates tides, along with a host of other important information for sailors, and that carries a retail price of about $310,000.   I wrote extensively about the watch last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes, but here we go…

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Bulgari Unveils Updated Icon In Rome: B.zero1 To Honor 20th Anniversary

 |  February 26th, 2019

This post is about jewelry, not watches — but pay attention men — these are rings you can easily wear. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bulgari B.zero1 collection of jewelry. A line that broke typical jewelry design codes thanks to its spiral, flexible rings and visionary appeal, the B.zero1 has become an icon in the jewelry world. Last week in Rome, the Rome-born brand celebrated the new collection and the 20th anniversary of B.zero1 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica — with  star-studded attendance and…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Key From Watches & Wonders Miami

 |  February 22nd, 2019

If you read my headline then you will know that at the recent Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 show, there was only one great USB keys. Don’t get me wrong, there were many distributed, but just one stole my heart and stands out now  as one of the best USB keys ever: Sevan Bicakci’s dagger key. Sevan, as I know him and have known him for years, is a Turkish born jewelry designer extraordinaire who draws on his Armenian past…

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Pre-Basel 2019: Meet the Chopard L.U.C XPS Twist QF (price)

 |  February 20th, 2019

As a pre-Baselworld peek, Chopard unveils the L.U.C XPS Twist QF watch — a timepiece  that offers  a bit of a spin to horology.  Classically elegant and s magnificent statement in modern classics, the L.U.C XPS Twist QF features a rich  satin-finished blue dial with seconds sundial at 7 o’clock and crown at 4 o’clock. The watch is crafted in ethically certified “Fairmined” white gold. Fairmined gold is traceable and sourced to small artisanal mines where the mining is controlled to…

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Hands On With The Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel Watch With Meteorite Dial

 |  February 18th, 2019

A supplier of components to the watch world, the independent watch brand Romain Gauthier regularly creates  timepieces that are works of art and technology. However, he only makes about 60 watches a year.  Now, he unveils the exceptional  Prestige HMS Stainless Steel watch with rare meteorite dial. Just 10 pieces will ever be made — adding to the exclusivity.  Recently, I wrote about the new watch on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.  Here, we bring that article to our…

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Five Fantastic Red Watches For Men For Valentine’s Day

 |  February 14th, 2019

Women aren’t  the only ones who can wear colorful watches. Some of the finest brands in the world offer bold colors for men, including red — the color of love. Here we take a brief look at five bold red watches for men — a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Several of these watches were cited by me as being among the 14 best red watches for Valentine’s Day on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes. From Hublot, the masters at…

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