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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2018: Come Inside With Us And See What A Typical Day Is Like And Witness The Best Exhibition Spaces And More

A back room at the Piaget exhibition space at SIHH 2018 makes you feel as though you are underwater in a swimming pool.

Every year, we anxiously await the trek to Geneva for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) – the first luxury watch exhibit of the year. This year marked the 28th exhibition – and my 27th year in attendance (I missed one year when my darling daughter was born). As always, it was a…

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Rolex Official Timekeeper Of 56th Edition of Rolex 24 At Daytona This Weekend

Qualifying - Prototype Pole Position Holder, #10, Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, Cadillac DPi, P, Ricky Taylor (USA), Jeff Gordon (USA), Jordan Taylor (USA), Max Angelelli (MCO)

Despite my disappointment in being unable to join Rolex for the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, I can’t deny that watching in on TV was also a thrill. For me, it always is. As a teenager who basically hung out with the gear heads building muscle cars, race cars and racing at every local track…

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Tennis Great And Rolex Brand Ambassador, Roger Federer, Wins Sixth Australian Open

Roger Federer's watch of choice: Rolex Datejust II

Winning his 20th Grand Slam title yesterday, the 36-year-old Roger Federer also took his sixth Australian Open win and demonstrated once again his incredible athletic excellence. The Swiss tennis champion is also a Rolex brand ambassador, and while he does not wear his watch during play, he always dons it before accepting a winning trophy.…

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Longines Crowns Arrogate As World’s Best Racehorse

Longines Equestrian Collection Women's Watch

At the World’s Best Racehorse Awards in Claridge’s in London, where Longines was the host along with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) last week, the brand crowned American racing colt Arrogate as the World’s Best Racehorse  — for the second year in a row. Arrogate has a rating of 134, while  Australian mare…

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Bourbon: The Spirit of America — Join Us on the Bourbon Trail, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve

Bourbon is America's spirit.

It isn’t something everyone would admit, but those who know me know that I developed a love of bourbon early in life. As a teenager growing up, my mom regularly hosted parties, and drinking sociably at home was quite accepted in the early 1960’s and 70’s. Their drinks are the stuff of history: Manhattans, Bourbon…

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British Brand, Bremont, Celebrates 10 Years Of Watchmaking And 15 Years In Business

Bremont 1918 watch celebrates 100 years of the RAF.

The great British brand, Bremont, started by those British boys, Nick and Giles English that everyone knows and loves, is turning 10 – and in these 10 years, they’ve managed to accomplish quite a bit. The very first collection of Bremont watches was introduced in 2007, five years after the brand was founded (in 2002)…

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Hands On: Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE 100 (SIHH 2018, Prices)

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE 100 as seen at SIHH 2018

  Last week  we brought you a close up look at the Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100- the first in a series of new pieces dedicated to the great outdoors and the spirit of mountain climbing. Today, we go hands on with the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE 100 — and it is a beauty.…

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Storage Wars: The Best (And Worst) USB Keys From SIHH 2018

H. Moser & Cie wins the best USB key of SIHH 2018 in our regular Storage Wars coverage.

We are into our sixth year of our much-loved Storage Wars coverage. Each year since 2012, we have taken a close look at the USB keys that we receive at the shows — mentioning the stand-out sticks that carry a powerful punch. Each USB key holds all of the important press releases and images released…

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Watch Review: Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer One Millionth 911 Watch

We have been a big fan of the Porsche Design watches since the early 1980’s when we first discovered them. Since then, the brand has grown by leaps and bounds. Back then, the watches were made for Porsche Design by IWC, but today, the brand is fully in charge of its timepieces — and doing…

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SIHH 2018: Laurent Ferrier Unveils Galet Annual Calendar School Piece

The Galet Annual Calendar School Piece by Laurent Ferrier

For 2018 SIHH Laurent Ferrier is releasing the 5th exclusive in-house caliber — with annual calendar complication, The Galet Annual Calendar School Piece. The  vintage-inspired piece is packed to the brim with horological fire power sure to please. The Galet Annual Calendar School Piece is designed around delivering optimal visibility while delivering user friendly functionality. The…

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