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),…

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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Time Capsules: Product — Patek Philippe Releases the Oh So Sweet Ref. 5235 Annual Calendar Regulator

New from Patek Philippe, the Ref. 5235 Annual Calendar Regular watch is not only simply beautiful to look at, but also embraces – in typical Patek Philippe style – a number of high technology advances. Just unveiled to the world in Geneva, the watch has not even hit the US market yet, but rest assured,…

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Time Capsules: Product – Ulysse Nardin Releases Caprice Precious Panda – First Tigers now Bears – Oh My!

Hot on the heels of the wonderful Caprice Tiger that Ulysse Nardin released to the world last year, the brand now unveils its adorable precious Caprice Panda watch. The panda, beloved for its distinctive black and white beauty and serene majesty, is an honored treasure – intriguing all who have the privilege to see one…

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Time Capsules: Product — Armin Strom Movement Made from Formula 1 Car Parts – This is Cool!

So who wouldn’t want a real piece of a Formula 1 car on their wrist? Come on – if you are a car lover – and a watch lover—then you know your interest is piqued here. Instead of just a name on the watch, Armin Strom goes a whole lot of steps further. This visionary…

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Time Capsules: Product – Ateliers deMonaco releases Blue Beauty

Here’s something a little on the lighter side – well in color, anyway. Ateliers deMonaco unveils its first women’s piece – the stunning LaSirene, named for and inspired by Charlene Wittstock in honor of her marriage to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.  The dial design is created to replicate the Protea Cynaroides (King Protea)…

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Time Capsules: Product – Celebrate America’s Independence Day with American Independent Watchmaker – RGM

If you know American watchmaker Roland G.  Murphy, you know perfection in watchmaking. For the past nearly 20 years, since 1992, Roland has been “Making History in Watchmaking here in America” – right in Pennsylvania – and doing it with precision, excellence and –well– beauty.  His company, RGM, offers several key watch lines, including diving,…

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Time Capsules: Product- Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph brings new allure to Guilloche

It has been just a few years since Ralph Lauren launched his amazing collection of high-end timepieces for men and women, crafted entirely in Switzerland by master artisans, and they have already taken the market by storm. The watches are – like everything Ralph Lauren creates – meticulous works of art, craftsmanship, design and precision, each…

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