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Vacheron Constantin Zodiac Chinese Year of the Rat 2020 Metiers d'Art watch.

For us here in America, the thought of a rat is mostly affiliated with big cities, garbage dumps and all things ugly. We conjour sayings like “you dirty rat” or movies like Ben with rats trained to kill.  However, in other cultures, the rat is a revered animal. In China, for instance, the rat is…

Top 6 Men’s Watches of 2017: Our GPHG Picks

Top Six Men's Watches of 2017:A. LANGE & SÖHNE LANGE 1 MOONPHASE

This week we continue our close-up look at the final pre-selected watches for the GPHG 2017 – with the awards taking place on November 8 in Geneva. Last week we looked at the Sport Watch category. Today we take a look at the Top six men’s watches from 2017 that are contenders for the GPHG…

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Watch Review: A Close-Up Look At The Corum Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph Bronze

The CO116 Automatic movement powers the Corum Admiral Cup AC-One Bronze Chronograph.

  Designed for sailing enthusiasts, the Corum Admirals Cup collection of watches is easily one of the most iconic timepieces in modern-day watch history. Now, the brand sails into a winning position with the new Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph Bronze.  The watch has all the earmarks of a nautical timepiece, with bronze case, in-house movement,…

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Review: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase and Retrograde Date

Vacheron Constantin's Patrimony Moonphase Retrograde Date watch brings astronomy subtly to the wrist.

Introduced at SIHH but in stores now — just in time for the fall and holiday season — is the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase and Retrograde Date watch. The  complicated yet classically elegant self-winding watch is actually user friendly and carries the highest seal in Switzerland: the Hallmark of Geneva. The Patrimony, as the…

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Famed Auto Designer Peter Brock (Cobra Daytona Coupe and Corvette Sting Ray) Teams with Baume & Mercier for new Clifton Club Shelby® Cobra Watches – In Stores Now

Peter Brock in front of his own Shelby Cobra(R) Daytona Coupe, which he designed and which hit record speeds at Lemans in 1964 and won international acclaim, as well as taking the GT win at 1965 FIA Championships. (Photo: R. Naas)

In 2015, Baume & Mercier did something no one could have expected from this brand. It entered into a partnership with the Carroll Shelby Company and launched a very exclusive collection of Shelby Cobra® watches that were destined to steal hearts around the globe. Each year since, the brand has unveiled new timepieces inspired by…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco In Time for Monaco Yacht Show 2017

In honor of its ninth year as an official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin unveils limited edition Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco watch.

This year marks the ninth year in row that luxury Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin has been the official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show. To mark the brand’s support of the world’s largest mega yacht exhibition, Ulysse Nardin unveils a limited edition Marine Chronometer Annual Calendar Monaco watch. The highly-anticipated event, where some of…

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Top Six Sports Watches of 2017: Our Picks for GPHG 2017

Our picks for the Top Sport Watches of GPHG 2017: Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer

It’s not too far off: November 8th is when the 17th meeting of the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève, GPHG, will take place. For those unaware, the GPHG is the organization and annual watchmaking award ceremony where different watches are recognized for various feats of horological wizardry. Think Academy Awards but for watches. Six…

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Don’t Miss the TAG Heuer 150-Year Heuer Globetrotter Exhibition

Heuer ads from 1936.

Just opened in 10 TAG Heuer boutiques around the world, more than 400 special retrospective watches will be on display –spread throughout the 10 locations — for the Heuer Globetrotter exhibition — taking place until  September 30. Each exhibit will be a themed collection of vintage Heuer models from the Manufacture museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, as…

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Eterna Super KonTiki Chronograph: An Icon That Weathered A Legendary Expedition

For more than 160 years, Swiss watch brand Eterna has been known for its pioneering spirit — in watchmaking and on the water. This company is known for unveiling a host of firsts, including the famed Eterna Matic rotor, as well as for releasing the first wristwatch with an integrated alarm, and the Eterna Spherodrive ball-…

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Elite Traveler Magazine Publishes the ‘Top 50 Watches of 2017’

Elite Traveler Magazine's Top 50 Watches of 2017: astronomical watches

Earlier this year, I was assigned a very large task by top luxury lifestyle publication Elite Traveler Magazine. I am proud to say that I have been covering watches for the publication for several years now, and we regularly take close-up looks at timepieces that are influencers in today’s world, and why. However, the assignment…

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Wait, Is That an Octopus on Your Table? Meet the MB&F Octopod

Seen here in the palladium version, the MB&F Octopod clock has legs that are adjustable to different heights.

One might say Max Busser of MB&F has become obsessed with the seas. A lover of all things space age, Busser is the genius behind some of the most incredible watches we have seen on the market to date — including pieces with aliens inside and spaceship-like designs. Now, however, MB&F has reached deeper depths. …

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