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Lady Gaga

Just a few days after her fall off the stage in Vegas, Lady Gaga thus far seems to be doing okay. I remember when I saw her perform earlier this year, I was impressed that she brings people up from the audience during her show and interacts with them. Earlier in the year, I had…

Three Watch Brands We Expect Great Things From This January 2018

Manufacture Royale ADN watch collection

With the new year here, it means show season will begin. In the watch world, that predominantly means — SIHH 2018, here we come. However, as we know, many other brands capitalize on the fact that so many retailers and press are in Geneva for SIHH and so they, too, exhibit their newest inventions —…

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Happy New Year: Welcome to 2018 … Time To Start Anew

Happy New Year, Welcome 2018

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2018 and the wonderful watch world we live in. This year, we opted not to reflect back on the negatives of 2017. Yes, there were negatives, there is no point in denying it:  disappointing watch sales, disappointing product and even disappointing changes in industry personnel. However, the flip side is…

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Review: TAG Heuer Limited Edition Autavia Jack Heuer Watch a Hit in 2017

TAG Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition watch

Earlier this year, TAG Heuer did something many watch brands don’t have the chance to do. It honored the still-living creator of the brand’s iconic Autavia watch: Jack Heuer. Born in 1932, the watch was created for Jack’s 85th birthday and celebrates the full return of this important series.  It was a grand gesture. Jack…

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Would You Want a Watch Made Via 3D Printing?

3D printing in the watch industry

We hear about all sorts of items being made via three-dimensional printing… but watches? Absolutely. In fact, over the past years, more and more watch brands have been using 3D printing in creating prototypes of watches that are in research and development stages.   Yesterday, we wrote about Vortic Watch Company, which makes all of…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Club Burt Munro Tribute Limited Edition Watch Launched the Indian Motorcycle Partnership; What’s Next?

Baume & Mercier / Indian Motorcycle: Clifton Club Burt MunroLimited Edition

With the SIHH 2018 almost upon us, we expect to see some great watches coming our way from the 18 brands exhibiting there. One of those brands, Baume & Mercier, may have an extension for us resulting from the company’s partnership with Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company. The collaboration, announced earlier this year, witnesses…

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Watch Review: American-Made Vortic Watches and Why I like the Chicago Watch

The "Chicago" watch with restored Elgin movement, by Vortic Watches.

Recently, I was one of seven industry insiders — all women — asked to name one of my favorite picks for watches under $1,000, for Monochrome-Watches.  I selected a brand that  typically retails for more than $1,000, but that has certain pieces in the under (barely) $1,000: Vortic Watches. I selected the Chicago watch, with…

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Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Tradicion Champagne Watch — Perfect for New Year

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Tradicion Champagne

  We have written about Cuervo y Sobrinos many times here before. It is a brand we really love. Not only is it Swiss made, but it has long ties in the watch world, and has firm Cuban roots. Here we take a look at the alluring Cuervo y Sobrinos  Historiador  Tradicion Champagne watch. Cheers! This…

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Watch Review: Reservoir Watches Offer Jump Hours, Retrograde Minutes and More

Reservoire Tiefenmesser Bronze

Not too long ago, a young watch brand emerged on the scene: Reservoir. This Swiss-made brand has a very distinctive look thanks to the fact that all of the watches feature jumping hours and retrograde minutes rather than offering the typical two hands on the dial. Having joined forces with a top Swiss watchmaker, Reservoir…

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Year in Review: This Year Rolex Celebrates 50 Years of Golf

The President's Cup

For the past eight years, I have contributed annually to the special watch insert in the New York Times: Watch Your Times. This year, I had the distinct honor of writing about Rolex’s 50 years of golf involvement. Today, as part of our year’s review, we bring you that article, written by Roberta Naas, as seen in…

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas in the Watch World

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…

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