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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…

Retail Jewelers: Get a Blog, Get the Millennials (Survey Results)

ATimelyPerspective

Recently, we discussed how the changing landscape in the watch industry may actually pave a new course for watch brands. You  can read about that here.  Interestingly enough, that article sparked a host of emails and conversations about the state of retail, as well.  Indeed, an unprecedented number of retail watch stores have, over the…

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3 Terrific Rainbow Colored Watches from 2016

Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie Rainbow

Move over black, the watch world has been graced with a painter’s palette of colors. Today’s top brands understand the love of gemstones and combine them in superb renditions  that will have you over the rainbow. These gemstone delights are often finished with color-coordinated straps or with dazzling gemstone-adorned bracelets for an  explosion of luxury.  …

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Close Up with the $244,0000 Zenith Academy Christophe Columb Tribute to the Rolling Stones Watch (and Mick Jagger)

The Zenith Academy Christophe Columb Tribute to the Rollings Stones watch retails for about $244,000.

Recently I had the extraordinary experience – thanks to Zenith Watches – of attending a Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas. Let me tell you, Mick Jagger hasn’t lost any of his swagger. Neither have guitarist Keith Richards and the other long-standing members. I highly doubt that — in the 1960’s when they formed their…

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Hamilton, Hollywood, Behind the Camera Awards and a New ODC X-03 Watch

The new limited edition ODC X-03 timepiece (999 pieces) is the third in a trilogy of watches. This one was designed by Nathan Crowley with Hamilton in honor of Interstellar.

  By Nancy Olson I’ve never had the slightest whisper of a calling (or of a talent) to find fame and fortune in Hollywood—in any facet of the movie industry. But I must admit it was a real blast to immerse myself in many of those facets during my visit to Tinseltown, thanks to Hamilton…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Unveils Tonda 1950 Meteorite and Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy Watches

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Meteorite Dial Special Edition

Meteorite dials, aventurine and diamonds are making a big statement on the newest collections of Tonda 1950 watches making their way to stores next month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier unveils two new watches: the Tonda 1950 Meteorite Special Edition and the Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy. Both watches also pay homage to…

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Blancpain Cocktail Watch owned by Marilyn Monroe Up for Auction

The diamond cocktail ring by Blancpain (with movement stamped Blancpain and Rayville Watch Co.) should fetch more than $100,000.

Lovers of Marilyn Monroe may now be able to own a piece of the famed star’s property — with items such as the sequined  “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress  to a tiny diamond-adorned  Blancpain cocktail watch — up for sale this week by  Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The  once-in-a-lifetime Marilyn Monroe auction includes pieces…

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GPHG 2016 Winners Gallery (and Why I Feel this is a Not-so-All-Inclusive Event)

GPHG 2016 Aiguille d'Or Grand Prix winner: Chronometrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB1

Last night — as watch lovers know — the annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve — GPHG — awards were held. The awards (which this year were given to 14 category watch winners and one Special Jury Prize) are often acclaimed by many in the industry as the watch world’s Red Carpet or Academy…

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Quarter-Million-Dollar Watches as Seen at WatchTime New York

Peter Speake Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon

Recently, on our column Perfect Timing, on Forbes.com, we presented five of the most expensive watches seen at the recent WatchTime New York exhibit. Those timepieces include the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork Watch, $472,500, the  Breguet Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch, $460,700, the MB&F Horological Machine No. 6-SV, $398,000, Vacheron Constantin ‘sHarmony Tourbillon Chronograph, $240,700 and the A.…

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Armin Strom Unveils Technically Advanced Caliber with Mirrored Force Resonance

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire watch

In a bold move, Armin Strom unveils its most complicated movement to date – and one that impacts the world of watchmaking.  After several years of research and development, the brand has released the patented Caliber ARF 15 with Mirrored Force Resonance technology. Unveiled at Salon QP in London recently and making its debut in an 18-karat gold Fire…

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Affordable Watches: Meet the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver Blue Devil Limited Edition Watch

Pontos S Diver Blue Devil LE

  Affordability in a dive watch is something truly worthy of attention – especially when that dive watch performs well and looks great. Such is the case with the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Dive “Blue Devil” watch. Water resistant to a massive 60 atm (600 meters), the watch features screw-down crowns for  time adjustment and the…

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