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Breitling Bentley

It was an interesting few days on the California coast, where some of the most magnificent cars in the world were seen driving the Pacific highway and lining the famed 18th hole at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance (with Rolex holding an important role there as the Official Timepiece). This year was a…

A Moment in Time: Top watch brands — Zenith CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour

It was just about two years ago that Jean-Frederic Dufour came on board at one of Switzerland’s top watch brands, Zenith,  as the new  CEO, with a host of ideas about pairing down the massive collection and getting back to the brand roots. Since then, he has implemented some high-profile changes to the watch brands…

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Time Capsules: News – Fortis Watches Back in Space

Fortis watches have been part of the Russian space program since 1992 (as the official timepiece of the Russian manned space program), and now the brand has renewed its space program association. Fortis watches are heading into space again. As the American Space Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-135 voyage comes to a close this week, it…

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Trend Report: Dragon Fire

Chinese astrology has always been incredibly important in watchmaking, especially when it comes to the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. Of them, one is legendary—the dragon, associated with honesty and bravery. The year 2012 will be the year of the dragon and many brands already are gearing up, creating distinctive…

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Weekend Sojourn: The Jersey Shore

With all the hype since 2009 about MTV’s reality show, “The Jersey Shore,” shot in Seaside Heights, NJ, a visit to the Jersey Shore, as we New Jerseyans call the beach, somehow seems contrived. In fact, I’ve been vacationing at the Jersey Shore – in and around Seaside Heights — for – well – let’s…

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Time Capsules: Product – Summer Fun is Easy with Ebel’s Classic Sport Chrono

It’s summer time and a great time to put a little color and bold panache into your life. The newest Ebel Classic Sport collection chronographs come in navy blue and coral colored rubber straps and house quartz Ebel 503 calibers. The 41mm steel watch with silver toned dial features alternating brushed and polished finish and…

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Time Capsules: Product – Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Dons new Pushers

Linde Werdelin, launched in 2006 to create top-notch Swiss-made, Danish-designed luxury sport watches, treads boldly in the world of avant-garde technology. Specializing in producing limited-edition watch series of between 22 and 222 for each model, all Linde Werdelin watches house an automatic mechanical movement and have a 42-hours of power reserve.  What’s more, this brand…

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Watch Stops 2011: Only Watch – MB&F HM4 Panda

We began writing about the Only Watch auction and its charity fund, the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, a few weeks ago. Since then, we have brought you, and will continue to bring you, a look at the 40 watches that will go up for auction in September in Monaco for this most important cause. This…

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Time Capsules: News — Movado Launches Special Edition Bold Derek Jeter 3000 Watch

Hitting 3000 in Major League baseball is pretty major and when Derek Jeter achieved this  a couple of days ago on July 9, Movado Group Inc, for whom Jeter is a brand ambassador, launched a special edition Bold watch in celebration of the super star and this achievement. Jeter is the first Yankee to achieve…

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Trend Report: Witness the Power of the Ultra-Slim Watch

During the past few years a quiet revolution has been taking place in the luxury watch world – a return to the past. Not only are watch brands reaching into archives for case designs inspired by models ranging from the 1920’s to the 1970’s: the ultra-slim caliber. Any good watchmaker can build a great watch,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Enjoying Martha’s Vineyard

Just recently, thanks to Alpina, I had the great experience of flying (in a private Cessna jet) for the day to Martha’s Vineyard, MA, for a nice tour of this famed island and lunch before flying back. If one has never experienced it, it is well worth the visit.  The Vineyard, as it is commonly…

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