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Rolex, Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2019

From August 15 until this past Sunday, the Monterey Classic Car Week took place in the scenic Pacific coastal town of Monterey. The week consists of a host of events, including racing of vintage cars at the Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion, the Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance presented by Rolex, the famed Pebble Beach…

Swatch Group Leaves Baselworld Fair Says Nick Hayek — Breaking Watch Industry News

Swatch Group pulls out of Baselworld 2019. This year's Baselworld already witnessed a decline in exhibitors by the hundreds.

In big news, the Swatch Group has announced that it will not be returning to exhibit at Baselworld 2019. Nick Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group, said that all of the Swatch Group brand will leave the fair, indicating that the Fair seemed to be more about making money than being cutting edge and progressive.…

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Alexander Shorokhoff Unveils Newport Watches Via Grenon’s of Newport

Alexander Shorokhoff Newport watch

Independent watch brand, Alexander Shorokhoff makes some of the most creative, relatively affordable watches currently on the market. Made in Germany, the Shorokhoff watches are generally bring art and aesthetics into play in a big way, and the newest Alexander Shorokhoff Newport watches — honoring Newport, RI — are no exception. Newport, a well-known picturesque…

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Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Watches … Perfect Summer Companions

Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Quartz watch in stainless steel

Summer time presents an opportunity to reconnect with friends, family and loved ones in a variety of  great places — many of them outdoors. From the beach, to barbecues, to hiking trails and exotic locations in between, summer is a time to enjoy and have a good time. That means that when it comes to…

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Casual Cool: Omega Unveils Denim-Inspired Seamaster Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm Railmaster

Seamaster Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm Railmaster

Denim… .It screams relaxed. So it’s really cool to see a brand like Omega indulging in denim with a vintage-inspired watch that you just won’t want to pass up.   Inspired by the original 1957 Railmaster watch that was known for its anti-magnetic properties, Omega releases a new timepiece inspired by the past: The new…

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Discovered Russian Shipwreck Said to Hold $130 Billion In Gold Coins And Bullion

Russian first-class armored cruiser Donskoy (PRNewsfoto/Shinil Group)

Just last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I reported this news about a 113-year-old shipwreck of a Russian ship that has been discovered in South Korean waters and is said to be holding more than $130 billion in gold coins and bullion. “The Shinil Group exploration company announced that on July 15…

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Armin Strom Adds Mirrored Force Resonance Watch — With Kari Voutilainen Guilloche Dial — to Configurator

Armin Strom adds Mirrored Force Resonance watch with guilloche dial by Kari Voutilainen to configurator.

We have talked a lot here about how innovative independent watch brand Armin Strom has been. The brand not only continues to unveil creative new watches, but also was one of the first to unveil its personalization program via an on-line watch Configurator.  Now, Armin Strom adds its iconic Mirrored Force Resonance watch to the…

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Meet the $775,000 Krayon Everywhere Horizon Mechanical Watch That Tracks Sunrise/Sunset Anywhere on Earth

If money is not a constraint, the limits of what can be achieved via horological innovation never cease to amaze. For the cost of the average amount in a 50 year old’s 501k, Krayon has crafted a piece, the Everywhere Horizon, that can be programmed to track the sunrise and sunset in any part of…

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Diamonds International Creates ‘Shining Diamond of Africa’ Film About Namibia (video)

South African animals (Photo: R. Naas)

Diamonds International, the Caribbean’s premier duty-free jewelry retailer,  recently released a documentary film (approximately 26 minutes in length) that focuses on Namibia, its history and its beauty.  The intention is to educate the world about this country, which it says is the “shining diamond of Africa.”  Owned by Almod Diamonds LTD, which has a US-patented diamond…

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Last Chance to Bid on NAWCC 75th Anniversary Custom RGM Watch

Bidding time is almost up for the RGM chronograph specially made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NAWCC.

Last Fall, to help the NAWCC ( National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) raise money to support the museum, RGM made and donated a special custom RGM watch to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the museum. Now, as the NAWCC is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the organization, RGM once again made a custom watch…

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Jewelry, Fashion, Beauty Up For Charity Auction by CharityBuzz.com

Giovanni Ferris Earrings to benefit American Friends of Soroka via the Charitybuzz auction going on now.

CharityBuzz.com has curated its annual “Curates: Fashion & Beauty” auction wherein many designers, brands and companies donate items for auction to benefit a host of different charitable causes.  The on-line auction began on July 11 and continue through July 25. Items up for sale are not only jewelry and fashions, but also meetings with designers,…

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