Watch Education: What Exactly is a Chronograph

Chronograph watches — we write about them all the time. Lately, though, with the holidays on us and some watch lovers looking to buy watches as gifts, we had a lot of interested readers asking questions about chronographs. Here, we try to outline the basics about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it…

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A Moment in Time: TAG-Heuer Brings on Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, the vibrant California-born actress who won hearts in the film The Holiday, as well as in roles such as My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and Being John Malkovich, is one of TAG Heuer’s top ambassadors and the face behind the brand’s newest Link Lady timepiece collection.  Here, in…

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Around the World: Rolex and the 68th Sydney Hobart Sailing Competition

While today marks the day after Christmas for many of us, for others it is the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia. With a southerly breeze providing the perfect angle for a spinnaker start and run down the harbor, it proved less kind as the yachts exited the Sydney…

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Watch Education: Understanding the use of Rubies in Movements

  We have gotten a lot of questions from readers about rubies used inside watch movements, so we thought it was high-time to address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies created especially for watch movements…

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