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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

Tiny Jewel Box’s Jim Rosenheim to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Yes, this is a watch industry insider news story. One that deserves telling because the person involved deserves recognition. Yesterday, Jewelers of America announced that Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box, a Washington DC retailer, has been named to receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosenheim is the third-generation in the family jewelry business, which…

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Tennis and Watches: Top 5 Watch Brands that Tennis Stars Wear on their Wrists

  What a weekend in the tennis and watch worlds. At Wimbledon, Serena Williams came out victorious on the women’s side, achieving her personal goal of  22 grand slam titles (and matching Steffi Graf’s record). On the men’s side, Andy Murray beat out Raonic in a tense final. Many of the top tennis stars playing during…

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Rolex Sails Strong as Presenter of New York Yacht Club Race Week, Newport, RI

Yesterday marked the beginning of  New York Yacht Club Race Week Presented by Rolex, and taking place in Newport,R.I. A partner of some of the most prestigious yacht clubs and regattas in the world, Rolex began its partnership with the New York Yacht Club in 1958. Now, almost 60 years later, New York Yacht Club Race Week…

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Inside View: What It’s Really Like to go Aerobatic Flying …. Soaring Across the Skies with the Breitling Jet Team

Recently, I had the incredible honor of flying with the Breitling Jet Team. While i wrote a little about that on HauteTime, i now bring you all the inside details, as well as the upside down details of formation and aerobatic aviation flying. The day started like every other in my life. I awoke, and…

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Industry Retail Legend, Harold Tivol, Dies at 92

I remember being new to this watch and jewelry industry. It was in the early-mid 1980’s and I was working for National Jeweler Magazine – then one of the top publications in the industry, owned by Milt Gralla and his brother. One of my first assignments was to fly to Kansas City, Mo., and visit…

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Moment in Time: Interview with Patrick Dempsey, Actor, Driver and TAG Heuer Ambassador

Those who know the steam Dr. Derek Shepherd from television’s Grey’s Anatomy may be interested to know that he is also an avid car racer  — with his own team — Dempsey Racing. He is also a TAG Heuer brand ambassador — and he is pretty quick to insist that time plays an important role…

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On the Wrist: Bell & Ross BRS Diamond Eagle Watch

By Nancy Olson — I must admit that when I think of ladies wristwatches, Bell & Ross does not immediately come to mind, in part because of the company’s long lineage of professional watches geared mostly to men. But I find my thoughts changing after spending an enjoyable week with the new BRS Diamond Eagle,…

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Rolex and Wimbeldon, Watches and Tennis, What Else is There? Federer, of course

With Wimbledon in full swing and the finals being played this upcoming weekend, we wanted to take a quick look at the game Rolex plays when it comes to tennis. This leading Swiss watch brand has had a long (nearly four decades) role in Wimbledon history and is the  Official Timekeeper at The Championships, Wimbledon. In…

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Audemars Piguet Launches Campaign around Brand Ambassador, Serena Williams, at Wimbledon (video)

With Wimbledon in full swing,  just past the half-way mark, it’s time to take a look at what’s going on in London. Today take a look at  tennis star Serena Williams — also a brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet. She continues her grass-court pursuit to defend the crown she won last year. If she can keep…

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Melissa Arnot, Alpina Ambassdor, Attempts 50 Peaks USA Climbing Challenge Wearing Smart Watch

Back in May, professional high-altitude American climber, and Alpina Watches Ambassador, Melissa Arnot became the first American woman– and the seventh woman ever — to summit Mt Everest and survive the descent without the use of supplemental oxygen. Climbing the 29,035 foot peak’s northeast ridge from Tibet, the expedition marked the sixth Everest summit for Arnot.…

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