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Rolex, Monterey Classic Car Week

It’s definitelya busy week for car lovers and for  Rolex this week and weekend as we embrace Monterey Classic Car Week.  Held in the Pacific coastal town of Monterey,California, the week consists of a host of events that draw automobile enthusiasts from around the world — most of which are either sponsored or  timed by…

Women’s Watches, Especially Mechanicals, Continue to Steal the Limelight

Early last year, just after SIHH 2015, I wrote an article for Departures Magazine on the prevalence of women’s watches. The year before that, I had written an article in a Niche Media publication on how women’s watches were taking the world by storm. Because I know for a fact that we will be seeing…

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Fast Focus: 4 Fantastic Men’s Watches to Start the New Year Right

Dressing to impress, from the boardroom to global business meetings without missing a beat? Check out these four fantastic men’s watches that will have all eyes on you. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Calendar watch ($24,300) is crafted in 18k white gold. The automatic caliber 891/2-448 provides the hour, minute, and seconds, as well as the day,…

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Watches on the Red Carpet: What did Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Ruffalo Wear at the Golden Globes?

  This past Sunday, the 2016 Golden Globes Awards Ceremony took place in LA and a lot of bling walked the Red Carpet on celebrities. Not only did Harry Winston and Tiffany Gems shine boldly, but also a few key watch brands were seen on the wrists of key stars. Winner Matt Damon and “Creed”…

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Quality Determines Staying Power During Difficult Times –Especially in the Watch World

Today, I read with interest the editorial letter from Paul O’Neil, editor in chief of World Tempus, a highly regarded industry publication for which I write. O’Neil suggested  that quality over quantity will prevail. I agree. Says O’Neil in his letter “I found some interesting articles in the first issue of the Observer in 2016, among which…

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Don’t Miss The Luxury of Time Exhibition at the MET, NY, Now

The New Year is filled with grand surprises and for watch lovers and historian buffs of time – If you are planning to visit the Big Apple anytime soon — you will love this one.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) has a huge display recently installed that will have you marveling. The Luxury of Time:…

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Ulysse Nardin Unveils Year of the Monkey Classico Watch with Comic Likeness

Ulysse Nardin takes the playful spirit of the monkey to new heights in its rendition of the Year of  the Monkey Classico watch. In this design, the artisans at Ulysse Nardin depict the monkey in what it refers to as “comic strip” style, alert, lively and impish as it emerges from palm fronds. The monkey…

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Chopard Turns to Ancient Arts for “Year of the Monkey” L.U.C XP Urushi Watch

Chopard has been creating timepieces utilizing the ancient art of Urushi for several years now. This year, the brand brings the specialty paining technique to the forefront in its  L.U.C XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” watch, with a dial created using Japanese decorative lacquer. The varnish, or lacquer, is made from sap that is harvested…

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Meet the Jaquet Droz “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute Watches

The artisans at Jaquet Droz created two new “Year of the Monkey” Petite Heure Minute watches this year– and each is a stunner. Each is based on the legend of the Monkey King (Sun Wukong), widely referred to in Chinese literature,  who, although tasked with the job of protecting the Garden of Celestial Peaches (whose fruit…

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Introducing the Vacheron Constantin “Year of the Monkey” Watch from the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Collection (Prices)

Continuing our coverage of the Year of the Monkey watches, we take a look at the Vacheron Constantin “Metiers d’Art, Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” collection  — this year with the new “Year of the Monkey”  watch.  The brand offers two versions, one with a blue dial and one with a Chinese red dial — each bearing the…

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Meet Harry Winston’s “Year of the Monkey” Premier Watch –Yes, Men, This One is for the Women (Prices)

While we have officially started our New Year, the Chinese New Year does not begin until next month: February 8, to be precise. So, to honor everyone’s new year, every day this week, we will bring you a look at new timepieces that are created to honor the Chinese New Year — where one zoo in…

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