NEWS

Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

TAG Heuer Unveils Carbon Aquaracer And Monaco Bamford Watches (Prices)

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Carbon

Because TAG Heuer always needs to be on the cutting edge of cool and sleek, the brand unveils a new version of its beloved Aquaracer dive watch: Carbon Aquaracer. Crafted in PVD titanium, the watches — which are water resistant to 300 meters — are ultra lightweight. The newest series was inspired by the Monaco…

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Parmigiani Unveils Toric Qualite Fleurier Watch Certified By Fleurier Quality Foundation Certified

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualite Fleurier watch

Taking its name from founder Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier was created in 1996 in Switzerland. With its own watchmaking center, the brand has been able to harness full control over production while enabling unique creative freedom in development. Fourteen years ago, Parmigiani Fleurier co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation, which certifies the most important prestigious watches…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Caliber 101 in New Joaillerie Watches At Venice Film Festival

Jaeger-LeCoultre secret watch caliber 101 venice film festival

Beginning today and running until September 8 is the 75th annual International Venice Film Festival, and Jaeger-LeCoutlre is a main sponsor.  Officially called the Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, the event celebrates filmmaking in all its glory. This year marks the 13th year that Jaeger-LeCoultre has a key partnership with the event and pays…

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Recovered Pocket Watch From Titanic Victim Sells for $57,500 At Heritage Auction

Titanic victim's pocket watch sells for $57,500 at Heritage Auction.

One of the most horrific maritime disasters of all time, the sinking of the Titanic, which took more than 1500 lives in 1912, is a history lesson never forgotten. As such, it is really no surprise to me that someone paid $57,500 for an old pocket watch that had been owned by Sinai Kantor, a victim the Titanic…

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Rolex Wraps Up Monterey Classic Car Week With Concours d’ Elegance Best Of Show Going To Alfa Romero 8C

Rolex Best of Show Recipient at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Italian Classic J4-7 1937 Alfa Romero 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California

Monterey Classic  Car Week wraps up, after four days of incredible events, tours and races that showcase the finest vintage cars in the world.  Throughout the entire four days, Rolex had a pronounced presence as Official Timepiece, Official Partner, or other titles depending on the event.  The culmination of the week, of course, was yesterday’s…

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Video: Cartier Santos Gets Interchangeable Strap Thanks to Cool New System

Santos D' Cartier with new patented QuickSwitch interchangeable strap system.

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018, Cartier unveiled a cool new interchangeable (and self-sizing) strap and bracelet system for the new versions of the famed Cartier Santos watches. The Santos was  first created in 1904, when Louis Cartier created a wrist watch for his friend, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who was regularly seen in the early 1900’s…

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Hamilton Khaki Field Auto-Chrono Watch Stars in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Prime Video

Beginning on August 31, and running for eight episodes, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will air on Prime Video.  Jack Ryan, played by Krasinski, is fully equipped — and wearing a Hamilton  Khaki Field Auto Chrono watch. It is not Hamilton’s first foray in to the movies, nor into the world of top-secret missions. Hamilton has a long…

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Nomos Glashutte Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus With New Tangente Watches

NOMOS Tangente Bauhaus limited edition watches

German watch brand NOMOS has always been all about clean design and Bauhaus styling. It is what makes this brand so coveted.  Now, to honor the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus style — taking place in 2019 —  the company unveils a watch that celebrates the idea of  concentrating on the essentials in design: a limited edition…

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Watch Review: Building My Own Customized Baume Watch

Baume watches

You may recall that we broke the news here first last May that Richemont Group was creating an all-new brand: Baume. Not to be confused with Baume & Mercier, but a brainchild that was formed under that brand’s wings, the new Baume brand can be purchased only on line, and buyers can customize their own…

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Watch Lovers And Photographers: Enter the Watch Photo Awards Contest

Watch Photo Award

Attention watch lovers, are you aware you can enter your watch photos in a real contest, get published on line, and win a weekend trip to a five-star hotel in Geneva? If you didn’t know about the Watch Photo Awards (WPA) that started in May, you already lost three opportunities. The Watch Photo Awards are…

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