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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with palm fronds dial.

By Nancy Olson Back in the day, when the spring watch fairs were face-to-face, Rolex was always one of the hottest tickets in town at BaselWorld, with devoted fans, journalists and jewelers in queue to see the latest innovations. Well, some things have changed, but watch aficionados were still waiting with high anticipation to see what…

Off the Cuff: A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic

Recently, on a 3-continent tour with A. Lange & Sohne to witness its newest boutique openings, I had the amazing opportunity to spend the week with the Ladies Saxonia Automatic on my wrist. This watch is beautiful – simply, elegantly, comfortably beautiful. The 18-karat pink gold watch house sthe Lange manufacture caliber L086.4 self-winding movement…

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Weekend Sojourn: Jean-Claude Biver’s Cheese

I’ve known Jean-Claude Biver for almost three decades … since he launched the Blancpain brand in the early 1980’s. Biver, the CEO of Hublot, is known globally as one of the most successful, and exuberant executives in the Swiss watch industry. He is also the maker of some of the most exclusive cheese in the…

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Concord‘s C1 BlackSpider Tourbillon

By Stephen Walsh Since its total overhaul in watch design several years ago, Concord has garnered an amazing following of collectors and connoisseurs who enjoy the boldness and individuality of the C1 and C Lab collections. Now the brand presents one more extremely bold creation in its C Lab Series:  the C1 BlackSpider Tourbillon in…

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Watch Education: What Exactly is a Chronograph

Chronograph watches — we write about them all the time. Lately, though, with the holidays on us and some watch lovers looking to buy watches as gifts, we had a lot of interested readers asking questions about chronographs. Here, we try to outline the basics about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it…

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A Moment in Time: TAG-Heuer Brings on Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, the vibrant California-born actress who won hearts in the film The Holiday, as well as in roles such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and Being John Malkovich, is one of TAG Heuer’s top ambassadors and the face behind the brand’s newest Link Lady timepiece collection.  Here, in…

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Around the World: Rolex and the 68th Sydney Hobart Sailing Competition

While today marks the day after Christmas for many of us, for others it is the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia. With a southerly breeze providing the perfect angle for a spinnaker start and run down the harbor, it proved less kind as the yachts exited the Sydney…

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Watch Education: Understanding the use of Rubies in Movements

  We have gotten a lot of questions from readers about rubies used inside watch movements, so we thought it was high-time to address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies created especially for watch movements…

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Louis Moinet Unveils the Red Stromatolite Watch – the Oldest Known Fossil

Louis Moinet is a brand we know and love. The creator of these incredibly advanced timepieces regularly utilizes some of the rarest materials on earth for dials – and this newest watch may top them all. The Red Stromatolite is the worlds’ oldest known fossil – dating back 3.5 billion years. The name is derived…

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