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),…

Tutima Sails Forward At Kiel Week Water-Sport Event With M2 Pioneer

Tutima Kiel Week

Last week, German watch brand was the Official Timekeeper of Kiel Week in Germany. Billed as one of the world’s largest water-sport events, this particular sail week attracts more than 3 million visitors and 40,000 sailors.  In a demonstration of its commitment to adventure and endurance, Tutima had a brand presence on land, at sea…

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Armin Strom Unveils Masterpiece 2, World’s First Of Its Kind

world first Armin Strom

Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom has been making incredible strides in the 300-year journey to perfect resonance. Now, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Manufacture in Bern, the brand unveils a world-first timepiece chocked with technology and watchmaking mastery: the Minute Repeater Resonance Masterpiece 2  by Armin Strom. The technically complex watch marks…

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How Seiko Beat Out Rolex At The Championships, Wimbledon 2019

It’s been a tough two weeks in England, where the 133rd edition of Wimbledon and Grand Slam tennis have been taking place. Not only did the world witness about a million dollars worth of watches on the courts and off, but also they witnessed some of the strongest matches ever.  With many top players competing…

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Six ‘Only Watch 2019’ Watches With Big Experiences Built In For The Winning Bidder

Only Watch 2019 Hublot

This year, not only are top Swiss watch brands offering one-of-a-kind watches for the Only Watch 2019 auction to benefit charity (held on November 9), but also six of them are offering some pretty unique experiences to go with that winning bid. Meanwhile for the complete list of all 50 participating brands, check out our…

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The Complete List: 50 Watches Being Auctioned In The ‘Only Watch’ 2019 Event

Only Watch MB&F

Every two years in the watch industry, something truly special happens: 50 top watch brands create a single timepiece to donate to the Only Watch Auction, with 99 percent of the proceeds going to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Thus far more than 40 million Swiss Francs has been raised in the first seven…

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Top 5 Military-Inspired Watches: After All, We Fought For Our Independence

MTM Special Ops watches

While most other watch writers in America are busy focusing on red, white and blue watches to help us celebrate American’s Independence this July 4th, I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. While Ulysse Nardin makes an incredible skeletonize watch painted with the American flag, and several other brands have something American-themed to flaunt,…

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How Astronomy Influences Horology And Timekeeping

Pendant alarm watch circa 1590 in the form of a sundial with compass for setting time. 

  Every year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition in Geneva, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry creates a special exhibition around time and watches. Here, we take a look at one of our favorites: Horology, A child of Astronomy. In the world of horology, astronomy, the sky, and the stars have…

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Why More Watch Brands Are Opting For Summits Instead Of Watch Shows

Swatch Group Time To Move event.

Recently, LVMH announced that it will hold its first Group watch exhibition in Dubai in January of 2020. The company was fast to add that it was not leaving Baselworld, but rather offering a more timely showcasing of its products.  In my recent article on my PerfectTiming column on Forbes.com, I discussed why it is…

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