A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

Around the World: Beijing

So where are the multitudes of watch collectors of the future really coming from? While the US has a good number of watch collectors and connoisseurs, as does Europe, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, indications are that now China is the new frontier.  This is a burgeoning market with a huge population, staggering wealth…

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Time Capsules: News – Omega Launches Ladymatic

Picture the mid 1950’s – a time of what some called the Easy Life … While there were fears of atomic bombs and the start of segregation in America, it was also a time of growth and movement.  Playboy (photo of original Ladymatic, 1955)magazine was invented in the 1950s, and the Boeing made its first…

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A Moment in Time: Actress Nicole Kidman, Omega Ambassadress

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2004, is the face (and wrist) behind the newly launched Ladymatic line of sophisticated mechanical watches just unveiled in Beijing last week. The world premiere, an event exclusive to just a handful of journalists including myself, featured Kidman walking the runway bedecked with a Lanvin…

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Time Capsules: Product – Bell & Ross Rounds Things Out in Vintage Style

Recently Bell & Ross- a brand known for its big bold square timepieces – unveiled its Vintage collection. Eight different models in 40 and 41 mm round styles.  At first the watches came as a surprise to many – round Bell & Ross? Couldn’t be… what are they thinking? But on closer examination, the thinking…

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Time Capsules: Product – Piaget’s Version of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twenty five years ago when I ventured into luxury watchmaking, I was fortunate enough to connect with the wonderful world of Piaget. I spent a great deal of time interviewing Yves Piaget– dignitary, philanthropist and horticulturist (yes, the man even has his own uniquely cultivated rose)—and traveling with the brand to celebrity polo matches and…

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