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Hublot Big Bang Yellow Magic

By Gordon Henderson Anyone in the watch world knows that Hublot is all about big, bold, bright and a lot of bravado. This year at Watches and Wonders Geneva 2021, the brand delivered on its theme in spades, unveiling a number of pieces that will attract the eye of anyone within a 50 foot radius.…

Understanding What Rubies Inside a Watch Movement Are All About

Rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction.

In our ongoing effort to answer reader inquiries, we find a lot of questions about why rubies are used in watch movements. Here, we explain what rubies inside a watch movement are all about. Essentially, rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction. Unless a new watch utilizes high-tech ceramic ball bearings…

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Cartier’s Precious Garage, Honoring Juste un Clou, On Display In New York Boutique

Cartier Precious Garage

Last week at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City, the brand unveiled the Cartier Precious Garage boutique “experience” concept. I  covered the event and the concept, as well as the new jewelry the concept was built to honor, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Here, we bring you that article. “The…

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Introducing The Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon (prices)

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Currently, I am in London with Vacheron Constantin, where the brand is making a host of important announcements. In addition to launching a highly relevant new brand advertising campaign (more details when we get back), and in addition to unveiling a partnership with the famed Abbey Road Studios (more on that, too, when we return),…

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Meet The New Ralph Lauren American Western Watch Collection (prices)

Ralph Lauren American Western Collection Cushion watch in sterling silver.

Ralph Lauren, who this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of his iconic brand, unveils a very exclusive new watch collection geared for lovers of fine Swiss mechanics and incredible American western style: Ralph Lauren American Western Watch collection.  With retail prices ranging for $24,000 to $58,000, the collection is pretty much going to be tailor…

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Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s Co-Host Global Horology Forum in London

Dubai Watch Week and Christies Team Up for Horology Forum in London

Beginning Tuesday, September 11 in London and running through September12, Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s auction house are co-hosting the first international chapter of the Horology Forum. The event marks the continuum, of sorts,  of  the Dubai Watch Week platform dedicated to preservation of the watchmaking culture, that was founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi…

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Hamilton Watches Unveils Vintage-Inspired Intra-Matic Collection (prices)

Hamilton Intra-Matic American Classic 38mm watch

Founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but now made in Switzerland, Hamilton draws upon its rich history and the latest Swiss movements and technologies to create aesthetic and innovative designs. Combining American and Swiss spirit, the new Hamilton Intra-Matic blends genuine vintage style with sleek modern touches. A prime example is the new Intra-Matic Automatic…

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Going On Now: Bob’s Watches Rolex Auction — No Buyer’s Premium

Bob's Watches is auctioning 12 Rolex watches -- without a buyer's premium.

The auction opened today, offers only Rolex watches, and has no buyer’s premium. That’s right … if you are in the market for a special Rolex, Bob’s Watches may be the answer. From September 5 to the12th, Bob’s Watches has 12 Rolex watches up for auction, and, because Bob’s  is not a big auction house…

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TAG Heuer Unveils Carbon Aquaracer And Monaco Bamford Watches (Prices)

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Carbon

Because TAG Heuer always needs to be on the cutting edge of cool and sleek, the brand unveils a new version of its beloved Aquaracer dive watch: Carbon Aquaracer. Crafted in PVD titanium, the watches — which are water resistant to 300 meters — are ultra lightweight. The newest series was inspired by the Monaco…

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Parmigiani Unveils Toric Qualite Fleurier Watch Certified By Fleurier Quality Foundation Certified

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualite Fleurier watch

Taking its name from founder Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier was created in 1996 in Switzerland. With its own watchmaking center, the brand has been able to harness full control over production while enabling unique creative freedom in development. Fourteen years ago, Parmigiani Fleurier co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation, which certifies the most important prestigious watches…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Caliber 101 in New Joaillerie Watches At Venice Film Festival

Jaeger-LeCoultre secret watch caliber 101 venice film festival

Beginning today and running until September 8 is the 75th annual International Venice Film Festival, and Jaeger-LeCoutlre is a main sponsor.  Officially called the Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, the event celebrates filmmaking in all its glory. This year marks the 13th year that Jaeger-LeCoultre has a key partnership with the event and pays…

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