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TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph

This year, TAG Heuer embarked on a big quest. The brand decided to revamp the entire original racing chronograph series. Translated: redesign and release new versions of the beloved Carrera Chronograph. The first of its kind was unveiled in 1963 and was the brainchild of then-president Jack Heuer. It was steel with a silver dial…

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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Interview: KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Shares His Grail Songs and More

Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer in makeup

Last week we had the opportunity to interview guitarist Tommy Thayer, a.k.a the Spaceman, of KISS. He was talking then about his involvement in raising money for the Oregon Military Museum, named after his war-hero dad. However, we did get to ask a few questions on a more rock-and-roll tone. Here we bring you the answers…

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$1M Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage Sapphire Watch, Shiveringly Superb

Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage

Once again Audemars Piguet demonstrated its exquisite watchmaking talent in the field of audacious diamond timepieces with the more than $1 million Diamond Outrage Sapphire and the $1.25 million  Diamond Outrage. The newest watches, unveiled last month at SIHH and causing quite a stir, represent the third and final round in a trilogy of timepieces that have…

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