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Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance – First Edition

  Once again the Swiss watch brand from Biel/Bienne, Armin Strom, releases a new generation of its Mirrored Force Resonance watch. This brand, a master at skeletonization, also mastered the art of precision isochronism with its resonance watches in 2016 and continues to create sophisticated mechanical marvels. The elegant new Mirrored Force Resonance  combines the…

Will Canceled Watch Shows Lead To Death Of Shows? New Product Release Dates? And Who Cares?

Baselworld 2019

Last week when Watches & Wonders Geneva (formerly SIHH) canceled its 2020 show, the watch world gasped. Naturally, the show organizers were doing the responsible thing and taking into account the potential risks of travel with the spread of COVID-19. A couple of days later Baselworld canceled (technically, it announced to “postpone”) its show until…

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The Demise — And Possible Resurgence — Of RJ Watches

RJ Joker

Last week, the Board of Directors of  RJ Watches SA — previously Romain Jerome — announced the company’s bankruptcy application in Switzerland. The word came as a shock — not just to the watch-loving community, but also to the brand’s more than 30 employees. After all, since Marco Tedeschi took over as CEO just a…

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Baselworld 2020 Postpones to January 2021

MCH General Manager Loris-Melikoff, Baselworld 2019

Just days after Watches & Wonders Geneva announces its decision to cancel the show for 2002, Baselworld also announces its cancelation — calling it a postponement. The new show dates are already scheduled for January 2021 — a time that could conflict with the recently developed LVMH summit.  The decision by show management came just…

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Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Explained: Video

Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force

The most recent release from Armin Strom — the Gravity Equal Force — is an amazing timepiece. In all of its potential iterations, it is the sum of about 10 years of work by the young independent brand.  It is the culmination of amazing work in the field of constant and equal force, as well…

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Video: Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon Explained

Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon

A relatively young brand by watchmaking standards, Kerbedanz is an independent Swiss brand that creates some of the most alluring and artistic watches on the luxury market. Additionally, its pieces are all created in very limited numbers. Such is the case with the Maximus Tourbillon, the world’s largest tourbillon, which is created in a limited…

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Watches And Wonders Geneva (Formerly SIHH) Cancels 2020 Show: What This Means For The Watch World

Baselworld 2019

I like to sleep in. I typically don’t go to bed before 1 am, and generally wake up around 7:00 or 7:30. This morning, though, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to a barrage of texts  — all from various people telling me the news:  Watches & Wonders Geneva (previously known as Salon…

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Hands On With The Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT

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…

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Introducing The MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Without Diamonds

MB&F LM FlyingT

Around this time last year, my good friends over at MB&F unveiled their first women’s watch: LM FlyingT. While I loved the watch, I was very vocal about the fact that I wished they had done a non-diamond version for those of us women who love mechanics over bling. Max Busser, whom I have known…

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How Tutima Ties In With Its Academy of Aviation Safety To Build A Better Watch

Hailing from the German Saxony region originally, Tutima has a long and storied past when it comes to building aviation watches. These instruments were a specialty of the brand back in the mid 20th century, not long after the company’s founding in 1927. From a young age, the brand focused on creating chronographs that were…

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Video: Thierry Collot Of Zenith Explains The El Primero Chronomaster 2

Zenith limited edition El Primero Chronomaster 2

Recently, we had some time to catch up with Zenith USA head, Thierry Collot, who took the time to explain the brand’s recently released El Primero Chronomaster 2 (available with either a blue or black bezel). The watch demonstrates the brand’s incredible accuracy in timekeeping and is an evolution of its El Primero mechanical caliber…

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