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Grenon & Cie Rosie watch

The complex and beautiful new eponymous brand unveiled by Rhode Island retailer,  Grenon ‘s of Newport, is the first in a series that brings the company full circle. Owner of Grenon’s, Ray Grenon, has long been a collector of watches in addition to operating the very special retail store. Now, after 35 years of collecting,…

IWC Teams With Mattel Hot Wheels To Create IWC Racing Team Transport Hot Wheels

They call it a “shared passion for engineering, design and storytelling” — especially when it comes to small items, but IWC and Mattel’s Hot Wheels are more about cars and racing in this new partnership. The result of the alliance: the Hot Wheels IWC Racing set  with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing car and Euro…

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A Closer Look At The New TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph Collection

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Sport

It was just recently that TAG Heuer announced its newest Carrera Sport Chronograph watches — slated to be out this fall. The watches are in celebration of the brand’s 160th anniversary and in celebration of its first true racing chronograph: the Carrera. That  watch, introduced nearly 60 years ago was the brainchild of Jack Heuer.…

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Frank Sinatra Lovers: Bulova Does It Your Way

  Frank Sinatra. The name alone conjures song titles, images of blue eyes, crooning and so much more. Throughout his incredible career, Frank Sinatra recorded more than 1,400 songs, starred in 60 movies and produced 8 films. An Oscar winner, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild…

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Why The Patek Philippe Ref. 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon Is Destined For Greatness

Patek Philippe Ref. 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon

When I saw the very first Patek Philippe Ref. 5303R-001 Minute Repeater Tourbillon Singapore 2019 Special Edition watch at the late fall Patek Philippe Singapore exhibition — I knew it was destined for greatness. That watch, based off of an existing movement (Caliber R To 27PS) was totally re-worked in order to showcase the minute repeater…

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Beginner’s Guide: What Is A Chronograph?

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph

This week we offer a quick look at watch complications from a beginner’s viewpoint. For the past few months we have gotten  a lot of questions about watch complications and how to just get the basics down. So here, we offer watch education for a true novice. This week: What is a chronograph? What is…

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Video: IWC Unveils Tom Brady Film, ‘Born Of A Dream,’ Watch It Here

Tom Brady, IWC

Today, IWC Schaffhausen released a four-minute video starring the legendary quarterback Tom Brady. Brady, who became an IWC brand ambassador last year, plays himself in the movie– which is designed to showcase his passion and determination. The movie, Born of a Dream: A boy from San Mateo,  depicts Brady from his  childhood in San Mateo,…

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What All The Hype Is About: Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight, Navy Blue

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight, Navy Blue

Just last week, Tudor — sister brand to Rolex — unveiled its new Navy Blue Black Bay Fifty-Eight watch. Collectors were clamoring. There were good comments, bad comments, change-of-mind comments and more. The thing is, when you take a brand that has become a collectors’ delight — and you add Tudor blue to the flagship…

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The Millennium Watch Book: Pre-Order This Encyclopedia Of The First 20 Years Of This Century

The Millennium Watch Book

Not too long ago, I was asked to contribute a chapter and some profiles for a huge undertaking: The Millennium Watch Book. This is not the first time I have written chapters for group-author books, but this one was truly exciting because rather than being about a single brand, it was about the entire industry…

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Meet The TAG Heuer Connected Summer Watches

TAG Heuer Connected Summer watch

  A pioneer in the Connected watch space, TAG Heuer has been building smart  watches for years now, and even just introduced its third-generation Connected watch in March. Now, it releases bold and fun summer styles of the Connected Watch with interchangeable straps. The summer watches come on the heels of the third-generation TAG Heuer Connected…

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