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Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT watch

By Steve Huyton Previously the founder of a late 1990’s brand known as TechnoMarine, Franck Dubarry, has always had a penchant to create more unusual timepieces. When he founded TehnoMarine in 1997, he made a name for the fashion-forward brand by adorning rubber strapped dive watches with diamonds. Having long since left that brand behind…

Was $150,000 Paid For Urwerk Watch Worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man Enough?

Urwerk UR-110 RG sold at auction for $150,000. It was the watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man Homecoming last year.

Just last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I wrote about the Urwerk watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the Spider-Man Homecoming 2017 movie — the Urwerk UR-110 RG — selling for $150,000. The thing I have been thinking about is this: was that $150,000 really enough? Truth be told, a brand new…

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Hands On With the TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford Watch in Aquablue

TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford watch

During Baselworld,  TAG Heuer showed off its newest collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, the company known for tricking out watches according to individual desires.  The new TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford watch is the second one where TAG Heuer authorized Bamford to do something special with one of its timepieces.  This new interpretation of the iconic…

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Artist Shepard Fairey Joins Hublot, Creates Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Watch

Hublot Meca-10 Shepard Fairey watches.

Artist and activist Shepard Fairey joins forces with Hublot. For the complete story on the partnership, visit my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. In the meantime, we bring you the basics of this relationship and the technical specifications of the new Hublot Big Bang Meca-10  Shepard Fairey Watch in Blue and in Gray. The relationship…

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Breaking News: Richemont Group Launches New Watch Brand Called Baume

The new Baume brand is considered genderless and utilizes only sustainable, recycled and up-cycled materials.

Yes, you heard right. The luxury Richemont Group has just launched a new watch brand — an affordable one at that. Yes, you also heard right, the new brand is called Baume — mostly because it was conceived of and begun under the auspices of its “mother” brand Baume & Mercier. Additionally, the new brand…

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Worn & Wound’s First West Coast Wind-Up Show Happens This Weekend in San Francisco

Oris Divers Sixty Five. Oris is a partner sponsor of the Worn & Wound Wind-Up show.

Beginning this Friday, May 18, more than two dozen interesting independent watch brands — most with retail prices  lower than $5,000 — will flock to  San Francisco’s Chandran Gallery to showcase their newest watch collections, including a few special editions to be launched at the three-day Wind-Up fair by Worn & Wound.. Among them are…

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Hands On With The World’s Most Complex Chronograph: A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split Watch

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split chronograph.

German brand A. Lange & Sohne continues to be an innovator in the haute horlogerie community. This year, the brand once again tops its own records, setting a new benchmark standard in chronographs with its remarkable Triple Split mechanical watch. The world’s first split-seconds chronograph that enables the wearer to track comparative time measurement in…

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The Rise of Metiers D’ Arts Watches, And Four Artistic Dials Unveiled in 2018 (Piaget, Cartier, Louis Moinet, ArtyA)

Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon watches made with marquetry gemstone dials (malachite, lapis lazuli).

Not too long ago, I wrote a guest editorial for Swisstime.Ch … a powerful reference for Swiss watch for a couple of decades.  It was about the concept of the watch dial as art. Here, we revisit that editorial and show off four of the most fantastic Metiers  D’Arts watches of 2018. Keep in mind…

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Actor Robert Downey Jr., AKA Ironman, Dons Devon Tread F1 Watch in Avengers: Infinity War Movie

Devon Tread F1 watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the Avengers: Infinity War movie.

A box office hit on its opening weekend, Avengers: Infinity War continues to attract loves of the super heroes. In addition to the celebrities that are shining on the big screen in the Marvel Studios film that witnesses Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and all of the other Avengers uniting to fight one of the most powerful…

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Behind The Scenes Of The 144th Kentucky Derby With Longines

Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

This past weekend I had the wonderful fortune of being invited by Longines to the famed Kentucky Derby. In the middle of America – Louisville, Kentucky, to be exact – I would get to sport grand fascinators and hats, drink mint juleps (the official cocktail of the Derby) made with Woodford Reserve bourbon (one of…

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Hands On With The Mesmerizing Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon Watch (Video)

Corum Bubble 27mm Central Tourbillon (Swoosh) watch.

There were some really interesting new tourbillons watches introduced at Baselworld this year, but one of the outstanding watches comes in the form of a  beloved Corum Bubble: the Corum Bubble Central Tourbillon (aka, Bubble 47 Swoosh). The Bubble, for those who may not know, is an iconic watch with half-a-sphere raised sapphire crystal that…

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