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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…

Patek Philippe Unveils Half-Million-Dollar Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater At BaselWorld 2018

Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R World Time Minute Repeater watch unveiled at Baselworld 2018.

Last year for its July Grand Exhibition in New York, Patek Philippe unveiled an amazing USA-exclusive watch that left many non-American clients incredibly jealous: Ref. 5531 New York Special Edition. With a patented movement, the watch became the first ever minute repeater to chime the time in any city on the world time chapter ring. Now, for…

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Zannetti Unveils Fun Year Of The Dog Scuba Piranha Watch With Hand-Painted Bulldog Dial

Year of the Dog watch by Zannetti.

In typical Zannetti style, the Rome-based watch brand unveils its newest timepiece, The Year of the Dog Scuba, taking a light-hearted  approach. The dial of the  watch   — like so many of the brand’s best timepieces — is entirely hand painted. Instead of selecting a Chinese breed, or a serious life-like looking dog,  Zannetti…

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Bound for Baselworld 2018 And Exciting Times, Follow Us

We're Off to Baselworld 2018

It is officially that time of year again. Today, we embark on the journey to Baselworld 2018 — easily one of the most important watch and jewelry exhibitions of the year. It will be interesting to witness the lay of the land there this year, as hundreds of exhibitors opted out, several halls are closed…

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Hands On With The IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon And Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon (Prices)

IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Limited Edition 150 Years watch

This year, IWC Schaffhausen celebrates its 150th anniversary — and does so with more than two dozen important jubilee timepieces. Prior to SIHH 2018, we brought you a close-up look at one of our favorites, the IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years. Now we turn our attention to the two new Portugieser Tourbillon timepieces…

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Simple Education: Easy Guide To Understanding a Perpetual Calendar

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complet Calendar Excellence Platine

We often get reader comments and questions about a variety of complications. While we understand that many of our readers are avid watch collectors, some are also novices. As such, we are implementing a monthly “Simple Education” column that will offer an easy guide to a variety of complexities in watchmaking. If you’re advanced, no need to continue, but if you want…

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Montegrappa Adds Fire To the Mighty Pen To Create Fortuna Blue Blazer (Video)

Montegrappa Fortuna Blue Blazer writing instrument is created by torching the steel body and cap with fire.

Forged in fire. That is the best description to fit the newest addition to Montegrappa’s incredible writing instrument series. This Italian writing instrument company was founded in 1912 and has regularly created writing instruments that capture the attention of writers and pen lovers. In fact, during World War II, famed author Ernest Hemingway spent time…

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Phillips To Auction $3Million+ Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “The Unicorn” Ref. 6265

Unique white gold Rolex Daytona, "The Unicorn" Ref. 6265 goes up for Auction with Phillips

What may well be the only known vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18-karat white gold with white gold bracelet, “The Unicorn”  Reference 6265, is going up for auction by Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo.  It is estimated to sell for more than $3 million.  This makes the first time this extremely rare  watch…

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Dietrich Unveils Time Companion Watch With Six-Sided Case and Customizable Options

Dietrich Time Companion in black PVD steel with blue dial.

The staple of any watch collection is a great steel watch. The aesthetic of steel and blackened steel is equally at home in a suit  and tie, as in  jeans and your favorite nostalgia tee shirt. Additionally, a good steel timepiece at a great price is always a nice add-on to a collection.  Now, independent…

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Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox (Price, Original Pictures)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox watch

During SIHH 2018, we broke the news that Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled an entirely new watch collection, Polaris, inspired by the Memovox Polaris line from 1968 that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The entire series takes its design cues from the past, but with updated styling and message. While there are five key models…

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Learn Why Daylight Saving Time Exists, And Spring Ahead This Weekend

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)

This weekend, at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday March 11, we set our clocks ahead by one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time. The Spring-Ahead concept, originally designed to save energy, means we lose an hour of sleep. The notion of Daylight Saving Time has roots dating back to the 18th century,…

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