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Elvis Presley Ebel watch

Once owed by Elvis Presley, this solid gold and diamond-accented Ebel watch is up for sale for a mere $498,000 by M.S. Rau. The watch, which Presley later gifted to his friend and backup singer J.D. Sumner (complete with inscription on the back)  will be on display in New York at the upcoming  New York…

Self-Taught Watchmaker, Actor Aldis Hodge of Underground Talks About the Show, as Season 2 Starts Tonight

Underground Season 2 with Aldis Hodge starts tonight.

Tonight marks the season premier of the second season of WGN’s Underground, which I have been waiting for for a while. The show, which stars our friend Aldis Hodge is all about slavery in America and portrays the lives of the slaves in a personal rendition that is well thought out.  Recently we had the…

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Peter Speake-Marin Crazy Skulls Watch Review

The complex movement of the Peter Speak-Marin Crazy Skulls watch includes animation, sound and more.

Moving skulls, a minute repeater carillon, a tourbillon … does it get much better? The newly unveiled (you can see it at Baselworld) Peter Speake-MarinCrazy Skulls watch is — well — a little bit crazy. Of course, that’s what makes it so exciting. If you know Peter Speake-Marin as I do, you know that the gentle man…

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Why Audemars Piguet Spent 600 Hours in R&D for the new Case of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ceramic watch was 600 hours in R&D.

One of the most beloved watches of this year may well be the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Black Ceramic watch. What makes the watch so hot is the fact that the case and bracelet is created in matte black brushed ceramic. Simply stunning. Also stunning – the amount of time the brand invested in…

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Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

Some of the wealthiest Swiss watch families and individuals are worth billions.

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring…

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Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture, Tribute to KonTiki Expedition, Watch Review, Prices

Eterna KonTiki Bronze Manufacture watch honoring the 70th anniversary of the famed KonTiki expedition.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of  scientist and explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary KonTiki expedition across the Pacific  in hand-made crafts. To celebrate, Eterna marks the occasion with a limited edition timepiece, KonTiki Bronze Manufacture. The 1947 KonTiki expedition was an undertaking to prove that ancient civilizations could indeed traverse the Pacific Ocean in hand made crafts. The…

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Introducing the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Watch,With Rotating Planets, Pre-BaselWorld 2017

It was just about three years ago that Jacob & Co. unveiled its first Astronomia watch — with a view of the sky on the wrist. Since then, the brand has evolved the Astronomia line time and again with sophisticated versions — but it is the newest model- being released at BaselWorld 2017 that steals…

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Bovet 1822 Joins Artists for Peace and Justice for ‘Songs of the Cinema’ Event, with Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges and Others

Bovet 1822 and Artists for Peace and Justice recently hosted the inaugural “Songs from the Cinema” benefit event in LA. Longtime APJ supporter and music legend Jackson Browne curated the intimate concert, gathering a group of top artists, musicians and actors to celebrate the best music from film while paying homage to this year’s Academy…

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Baume & Mercier Launches Clifton Club Collection for Today’s Active Men

Each Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Collection watch features bold orange accents.

Today’s renaissance man has an affinity for any number of noble endeavors, be it cycling, surfing, running, auto racing,  or writing for a watch blog, To suit the needs of today’s consumers, Swiss brand Baume & Mercier has sought to create a line of watches that are as versatile as their multifaceted owners. Created for the “gentlesportsman,”…

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Bremont Unveils New America’s Cup Watches: Bremont AC35, Bremont AC-R-II

Bremont AC35 honors the 35th America's Cup.

Yes, in January at SIHH, there was talk of how Bremont’s involvement in the 35th America’s Cup would continue. The brand has been on board with the America’s Cup Event Authority since 2015 – holding various titles and relationships. Now, the brand continues to work with the Event Authority and – today in England —…

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Book Review: Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler

Diamond and gemstone secret watch made by Oscar Heyman.

Sometimes we forget that we have a rich American history in the world of watches and jewelry, but the new book just coming out on the market, Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler, reminds us of that past. The family-owned, New York City-based Company has been in business since 1912 and the book by Yvonne J.…

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