Hands On With The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda As Seen At The Swatch Group Time To Move Summit

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique

At the recent Swatch Group ‘Time To Move’ Summit  in Switzerland, we got to go hands on with some of the amazing new timepieces making their way to stores now. Today, we take a closer look at  the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda, inspired by a vintage watch. Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Blancpain was already involved…

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Detroit-Based Shinola Unveils Whimsical And Witty Detrola

Shinola Detrola

Earlier this year,  I had the great opportunity to go hands on with an all-new watch line being launched by Detroit-based Shinola. Called Detrola, the new line is  highly affordable and decidedly trendy.   Years ago, when Tom Kartsotis (who founded Fossil and later Shinola) was searching trademarks for Shinola (Shinola officially launched in 2013),…

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Hands On: Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10 World Premier

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10,

I have long been a fan of the Histoire de Tourbillon series by Harry Winston. Begun in 2009 to really showcase the tourbillon escapement (a device that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity on the wrist when it is in certain positions), the Histoire de Tourbillon series of watches have…

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Hands On With Blancpain Air Command As Seen At The 2019 Swatch Group Summit

Blancpain Air Command

At the recent Swatch Group Time to Move summit in Switzerland, we got to go hands on with some of the amazing new timepieces making their way to stores now. While I got to visit the Blancpain Manufacture — more coming on that soon -and see all of the new watches for 2019 first hand,…

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Hands On: Omega Speedmaster Watches 2019 As Seen At The Swatch Group Summit

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary watch in Moonshine gold.

Just a few months ago, I had the distinct privilege of joining the Swatch Group for its first-ever summit for watch journalists. We traveled to Switzerland to visit the six luxury watch brands owned by the Swatch Group. You can read an in-depth look at that Swatch Group Time to Move Summit experience here. One…

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