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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…

Introducing New Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches to Celebrate 85 Years (Pre-SIHH 2016/Slideshow)

Anniversaries in the watch world are common. Sometimes brands celebrate their founding, or the birth of their founder, or the birth of a specific collection. Sometimes those anniversaries are big ones: 50, 75, 100. However, 2016 marks the 85th anniversary of the first famed Reverso from Jaeger-LeCoultre, and in anticipation of that anniversary, the brand…

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PRE-SIHH: Introducing New Roger Dubuis Velvet Watches

At the risk of sounding redundant — this is the third year in a row that we can expect great things in women’s watches at the SIHH in Geneva in January. Women’s watches have been the highlighted focus for many brands for the past three years, with some brands unveiling entirely new, specially-created women’s lines.…

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Don’t Miss the Chance to Bid on Omega’s Historic NASA Space Watches at Christie’s “Omega Speedmaster 50” Auction Tomorrow

  This Wednesday, December 15, watch lovers have the unique opportunity to bid on Omega “space-related” timepieces in the Christie’s auction, Omega Speedmaster 50 ‘From a spacewalk to today.’ The thematic Speedmaster and space auction – to be held in New York City — features 50 lots in honor of the 50th anniversary of Ed…

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Meet the New Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon in Blue

By Samantha Walsh In a testament to their tradition of watches with astronomical indications, Arnold & Son added another moon phase to the Royal Collection with a new version of the HM Perpetual Moon. In a steel case with a blue guilloche dial, the new HM Perpetual Moon features one of the largest moon phase…

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Fast Focus: Frederique Constant Unveils new Classics Index GMT Watches

  By Samantha Walsh Just in time for the holidays, Frederique Constant adds four new GMT watches to its iconic Classics Index collection.   In keeping with the traditional Classics Index characteristics, the dials of the new GMT are simple and elegant with applied indexes and Roman numerals. Each watch features the hours, minutes, seconds and…

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Fast Focus: Raymond Weil Celebrates Frank Sinatra

Tomorrow, December 12, is the birthday of the legendary Ol’ Blue Eyes. One of the most influential singers of all time, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old today. Celebrating the legend, Raymond Weil has created the MAESTRO  Frank Sinatra Limited Edition Collection (1,212 pieces). We wrote about this watch in depth here, but since today is…

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Fast Focus: Baume & Mercier Promises Great Year for Women in 2016 with Promesse Watches (Pre-SIHH 2016)

Just a couple of years ago, Baume & Mercier unveiled the Promesse Collection for women. Designed expressly for ladies, the line is a refreshing mix of elegance and affordability. It captures the spirit of a promise, of love, of special moments. It has also quickly won the hearts of women around the world and has…

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How Chanel Embroiders Watch Dials — This One’s for the Women

In the world of fine watchmaking, a term (and form) has quietly emerged in the past decade that has come to be one of the most highly esteemed assets in timepieces: Métiers d’ Arts. From woodworking to sculpturing, creating a masterpiece on the dial of a watch is a coveted art that sets brands apart…

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Parmigiani Unveils the Tonda Me’trographe Chicago — Pre- SIHH 2016 (prices)

In the unveiling of its Metro collection in 2014, Parmigiani Fleurier took a decidedly modern stance. Of course the brand continues to build its watch movements, dials and cases according to strong traditional standards, but the line (consisting of Me’trographe and Me’tropolitaine versions) captures a very current and even visionary stance. Now, for 2016, the…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 2015 (Pre-SIHH 2016, prices,past versions)

Today in Dresden, A. Lange & Sohne unveiled the all-new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst at the jubilee celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand A. Lange, founder of the Saxony brand. The new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst (the fifth in the series started in 2011) embraces two patents from the Saxony brand: Zero-Reset (first launched…

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