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Bremont, Rolls-Royce, ionBird

By Gordon Henderson Aviation is a core strand of the DNA of horology. Many pieces from a host of houses have drawn historical design elements and functional complications from aeronautical roots. The question now is how does the future look and how will flight change to meet the sustainability needs of tomorrow? From a horological…

What It’s Really Like To Attend Grand Prix D’Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG

GPHG 2019

This year marked the second time that I attended the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie Geneva, GPHG. Some call this the Academy Awards of the watch industry. I am not so sure because it is not all encompassing. Many top brands don’t participate and don’t send their watches in for judging.  This leaves some gaping holes.…

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$31 Million Patek Philippe Becomes World’s Most Expensive Watch At Only Watch 2019

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime with two dials becomes the world's most expensive watch, selling at the Only Watch 2019 auction for $31 million.

This is how I lost my dream watch to charity: This past weekend’s Only Watch charity auction witnessed intense bidding for what was bound to be the top lot: Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime. The watch, which has everything anyone could ever want in a timepiece — and then some — went under wicked back-and-forth bidding…

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Oris Interview with Aaron Boone, Manager of the New York Yankees

New York Yankees’ Manager Aaron Boone

With November here, Oris stands behind men’s health. Some tout it as the month to grow a mustache, others say its just time to open up. Either way, the Movember campaign is all about raising awareness of men’s health issues  — especially the ones sometimes swept under the rugs, including prostate cancer and suicide. Oris…

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Close Up: TAG Heuer’s Fifth Anniversary Monaco Watch, Monaco 2009-2019

TAG Heuer Monaco 2009-2010 Limited Edition watch.

This year marks the  epic 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Monaco watch. The beloved square-shaped timepiece was born in 1969– the brainchild of Jack Heuer.  It was the first automatic-winding chronograph movement and captured the attention of Steve McQueen, who wore it in the movie LeMans.  It  fast became an iconic legend in time.…

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Hands On With The Corum Admiral AC-One 45 Openwork Watches Automatic and Tourbillon

Corum Admiral Openwork 45 Automatic watch

Witty and on-point, Corum touts its newest collection with the phrase:  “The admiral is getting undressed.” In fact, the admiral has gotten undressed- and the results are pretty stellar. The new Admiral AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic collection, complete with a tourbillon version,  is all about uncovering the mechanics and showing them to the world. The…

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Video Clip: $350,000 Armin Strom Resonance Minute Repeater

Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

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Video: The New Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Explained

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bi-Compax Annual Calendar Chronograph

Last weekend at WatchTime New York 2019, we got to catch up with Ron Stoll, head of the brand in America, to discuss the newest  Heritage Bi-Compax Annual that we went hands-on with a few months ago. You can read the entire story of the watch and its technical specifications here  — and you can…

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Close Up: Ulysse Nardin Teams With Devialet, Creates Hourstriker Phantom Watch

Ulysse Nardin, Devilet, Hourstriker Phantom watch

Recently, Ulysse Nardin unveiled its newest repeating watch and it’s pretty impressive, especially considering how the sound is amplified.  I wrote an in-depth article about the new Hourstriker Phantom Watch on Forbes.com. Now, I bring that article to our readers. “In the world of watchmaking, there is a category of haute horology timepieces that are…

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Hamilton Teams With Schott NYC, Unveils Khaki Pilot Watch

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Schott NYC watch

Few know today that Hamilton watch company was founded in America — back in 1892 in Lancaster, PA. Because the brand is owned today by Swiss luxury conglomerate, Swatch Group, it is a Swiss brand and Swiss made. However, the company long remembers and indulges in its American roots. That is why the brand teamed…

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