Interviews with celebrities, watch brand ambassadors and watch brand executives.

‘The Naked Watchmaker’ By Peter Speake-Marin Goes Live (Exclusive interview)

Peter Speake-Marin Unveils 'The Naked Watchmaker' today.

In June, we broke the news via an exclusive interview that top-notch watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin was leaving the eponymous brand he founded and starting something new: The Naked Watchmaker. While he is not watchmaking in the nude (who knows, though, he may do that from time to time in the privacy of his workshops), he…

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Interview: Racing Legend Jacky Ickx Reflects on Driving, Timing and Chopard

Legendary racecar drive Jacky Ickx. (Photo: R. Naas)

Being a car lover, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose not too long ago to interview the legendary Jacky Ickx. The 72-year-old racer is  one of the finest drivers of all time. In addition to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, he also achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in…

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Interview: Henrik Lundqvist, Hockey Star and TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador

Henrik Lundqvist is a brand ambassador for TAG Heuer and part of the brand's "Don't Crack Under Pressure" campaign. (Photo courtesy of TAG Heuer)

 Recently,  I had the good fortune of interviewing NHL hockey player Henrik Lundqvist for Watch Journal Magazine. You can read the interview in its entirety there. However, here we bring you a quick excerpt for a little taste of time, TAG Heuer and sports. Olympic record setter, multi-award winning star NHL hockey player, Henrik Lundqvist…

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Understanding the Thread Between Montblanc, TimeWalker and The Goodwood Festival

The new Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic as unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed

If you are a vintage car lover, or a connoisseur of vintage auto rallies, then you know full well about Goodwood Festival of Speed – held earlier this year in England. You should also know about Montblanc, its TimeWalker line and Davide Cerrato, the man behind the TimeWalker design (and previously the designer behind the…

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Exclusive Interview: Peter Speake-Marin Talks About Leaving His Brand And His New Naked Watchmaker Ventures

Peter Speake-Marin

Just a few days ago, Speake-Marin SA — the eponymous brand started by well-known and much-loved English watchmaker  Peter Speake-Marin — issued a statement noting that after 16 years, Peter Speake-Marin will be leaving his brand to pursue other interests. In fact, he is pursuing a new path, and today, in an exclusive interview, he discussed his plans…

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Watch Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the MB&F HM7 Aquapod, Jellyfish

The MB&F HM7 Aquapod glows blue from within.

Officially unveiled at SIHH and making another important appearance at Baselworld 2017, the  MB&F HM7 Aquapod, lovingly nicknamed Jellyfish, warrants a closer look for several reasons — not the least o which is the fact that the brand slipped another “round” watch in front of us without anyone really even noticing.  Here we take a close-up…

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