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Ralph Lauren Polo Player watch

It was just last year that Ralph Lauren surprised everyone with its newest Polo Player watch — one with horse and polo player front and center on the dial. Now, the brand expands the series with a white lacquer dial and new colors for bezel that range from green to navy blue and brown. They…

Would You Sail Solo Non-Stop Around the World With Just a Chronometer and Barometer?

Istvan Kopar's boat, Puffin, will set sail July 1 as he participates in the solo circumnavigation of the globe with a Wempe chronometer and barometer.

Would you sail solo, non-stop around the globe with absolutely no electronic tools, no GPS, no satellite communication?  I, for one, absolutely would not.  However, the concept is a great adventure for 65-year-old Istvan Kopar, a Hungarian-born American captain who already accomplished solo circumnavigation of the globe 27 years ago. Now, as he readies to…

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Louis Moinet Creates Watches With Billion-Year-Old Meteorites: Fossils; Dhofar, Acasta

Einstein’s theory of relativity states that space and time are connected. As far as horology is concerned, the incorporation of extraterrestrial materials into the manufacturing of time pieces is a match made in heaven. Louis Moinet has tapped into that natural synergy and created the Acasta and Dhofar watches. The manufacture is touting the two…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys From Baselworld 2018, And Why We Love Them

Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys from Baselworld 2018 include this Cassette tape from Graham Watches.

As mentioned when we reviewed the best  and worst USB keys of SIHH 2018 earlier this year, we are in our sixth year of reviewing the storage devices that watch brands use to pass their precious information and images on to journalists and bloggers. This much-loved story has sparked a lot of attention over the…

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Zenith Pop-Up Boutique On Place Vendome In Paris Is Anything But Pop-Up

The Zenith corner store sits right on Place Vendome in Paris, with a view of the famed Column.

Last week, following a very busy Baselworld 2018 show, I joined Zenith watches on a brief trip to Paris, where the brand  opened what it calls a Pop-Up store. That Zenith boutique — strategically located  in Place Vendome — is anything but Pop-Up. Instead, it is a brick-and-mortar corner store right on Place Vendome. With…

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Hands On With Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium Poetic Complication Watch

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planetarium watch.

Very few watch brands – perhaps fewer than a handful – have the ability to offer the universe on the wrist. Sure, some offer the world, a globe, multi-hemispheres, the stars and even complete constellations – but just the upper echelon can bring an actual mechanical planetarium to the wrist. Van Cleef & Arpels is…

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Hands On: Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Watch (Prices)

SIHH 2018: Montblanc 1858 Geosphere LE 1600

Just a few weeks ago, we brought you some of the best new watches from the Montblanc 1858 collection, including the Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100  and the limited edition Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph in green. Now we bring you a look at a (relatively speaking) more affordable collection: the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere LE 1600…

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Baselworld 2018: Move Over Men, This Harry Winston Emerald Watch Is For Women

Baselworld 2018: Harry Winston Emerald Watch

Every year we look forward to the excitement at Harry Winston — where we witness the Histoire d’ Tourbillon and sometimes even the Opus. While the brand unveiled a lot of newness at Baselworld 2018, much of which we will bring you here soon, we opted to show a little of the feminine side here today. The Harry Winston Emerald,…

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Baselworld 2018: TAG Heuer Unveils Carrera Heuer 02 Manufacture Movement

The blue version of the new TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 with Heuer 02 Manufacture Movement

Here at Baselworld 2018, we got the chance to go hands on with the newest watch that houses the all-new Manufacture-made TAG Heuer 02 chronograph movement: TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02. It makes sense that TAG Heuer would elect the Carrera to be the first watch housing the in-house-made caliber, as the Carrera has been…

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Meet The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 Grand Feu

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 Grand Feu at Baselworld 2018

With a lot of big announcements and great new product being unveiled here at Baselworld, it is nice to see that some brands still offer classic elegance. Such is the case with Breguet, which introduces its Classique Tourbillion Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 watch now with a Grand Feu enamel dial. With a simply elegant interpretation of…

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Baselworld 2018: Corum Teams With Artist Aleksey Saburov for New Heritage Hobo Coin Watch

Corum Heritage Hobo Coin made of a sterling silver $1 dollar coin.

Almost 50 years after being the first brand in the world to turn the famous $20 US Double Eagle coin into a cult timepiece, Corum unveils the newest generation: The Heritage “Hobo Coin.” Designed by artist Aleksey Saburov, who is demonstrating his art here in Baselworld as he is hand-crafting one of the watches, the new Hobo Coin…

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