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Armin Strom Pure Resonance Sky Blue

They say that good things come to those who wait, but for anyone as inspired by this watch as I am, don’t wait at all because there are just three  pieces of the Armin Strom Pure Resonance Sky Blue watch being made. First unveiled at the Watches & Wonders Shanghai exhibition, the new watch consistently…

The Rise of Quartz Watches from Switzerland (Gold Standard Part 3)

In the past two weeks, we brought you an encapsulated version of the long history of the Swiss watchmaking and its technological innovation over the centuries. There was a time – in the 1970s — that the Swiss watch industry nearly crumbled, but again, the tiny country and its watchmakers re-invented themselves and came out…

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Around the World: Rado and Andy Murray at Sony Tournament

Here in sunny Key Biscayne, Florida, the Sony Ericsson Open Tennis Tournament is taking place, and we had the great opportunity last night of watching som good tennis — thanks to Rado. This inventive brand is the Official Timekeeper of Sony Open Tennis and many other tournaments this year. Famed for its purple playing surface,…

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Introducing the Second-Generation HYT Watch, H2

You may recall we were among the first to unveil the first HYT timepiece in January of 2012 and covered it again here. From the company that is the Hydro Mechanical Horologists, that first HYT H1 watch garnered international acclaim. It is now available in new versions, but another generation –the new H2 watch –…

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Omega Unveils New Ladymatic Watches with Nicole Kidman in Vienna

Sadly, due to a personal injury, I had to cancel on this past weekend’s trip to Vienna – where Omega, along with actress and ambassadress Nicole Kidman (whom I’ve met and interviewed before) launched its newest Ladymatic watches and ad campaign. Kidman has been the face of Ladymatic since its international debut in 2010, and…

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Watch Collectors- Be Part of Something Revolutionary –Take this Survey Now

We mentioned this last month, but this watch collectors’ survey is in the final phases. They are still looking for  a few more collectors to partake, to round out the 500 collectors who have signed on thus far.  The intense survey of luxury timepiece collectors has never been done before. It will give collectors and watch…

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Weekend Sojourn: Car season is here … Viper Vs. Corvette ?

By Ryan Walsh With the beginning of a new week ahead of us and another long week of work, here’s something for car lovers to look forward to: the 2013 NYC auto show begins later in the week. Of course there are going to be many super cars and some cool concepts cars, too. Personally,…

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A Timely Event: Honus Wagner T206 Card at Audemars Piguet

Sports lovers and collectors – pay attention: you most likely will want to wander in to New York before March 28 and head over to the Audemars Piguet flagship watch boutique at 65 East 57th street to view the incredible Honus Wagner T206 card on display there.  The Honus Wagner cigarette card – since 1909…

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A Timely Event: Madison Avenue Watch Week

Mark your calendars – and maybe plan to visit NYC the week of April 8-13, when the third annual Madison Avenue Watch week will take place at some of the world’s premiere watch boutiques along Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th street.  The event, presented by the Wall Street Journal, is geared for connoisseurs who…

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NEWS: The Chronograph was really created first by Louis Moinet in 1816

Today, we wrote about Swiss watch history (here), but today, history is being re-written.  Heretofore it was believed that Nicolas Rieussec invented the chronograph in 1822, but the discovery of a watch made by Louis Moinet in 1815 and 1816 – which he called the Compteur de Tierces – has been confirmed by experts as…

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Watch Education: What Makes Swiss Watches the Gold Standard? (Part 2)

Last Thursday we started the conversation about what makes Swiss watches the Gold Standard – and traced the early rise of Switzerland as the premiere country for watchmaking. Switzerland has passed that long-standing watchmaking expertise and knowledge down century after century, generation after generation. There’s no denying that history counts in establishing a standard. Switzerland’s…

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