The Watch World’s Nobel Prize, PRIX GAIA 2017, Goes To Wiederrecht, Mille and Marti

The GAIA prize for the 2017 awards.

In the watch industry, there is a single aware, the Prix GAIA, that may be the most important, validating award yet. A jury of professionals, along with the Curator at MIH (Museum of International Horology // International Watchmaking Museum)  selects the candidates for three categories: Craftsmanship and Creation, History and Research, Entrepreneurship.  This year, the…

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Top Five Watch Brands On the Wrists of Tennis Stars at the US Open Tennis Championship

The 2017 US Open Tennis Championships. (Photo: R. Naas)

Well, we are just a little over halfway through the 14 days of the US Open Tennis Championship and we have seen some ups and downs. We’ve also seen some nice watches both on the court and off. Here we take a quick look at five top watch brands with tennis brand ambassadors on the…

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Introducing the Richard Mille $725,000 RM-27-03 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon Watch

Richard Mille Unveils $725,00 RM27-03 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon.

Today in France, Richard Mille announces another winning watch: the three-quarters-of-a-million-dollar RM27-03 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon timepiece. The two have had a collaboration for seven years now, and Richard Mille regularly pulls out all the stops for the tennis player when it comes to shock resistant tourbillon movements and outrageous designs using high-tech materials. Now we…

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Would You Spend a Million Dollars on a Watch? These Brands Hope So

Richard Mille RM 50-03, million-dollar watches of 2017.

The biggest watch exhibitions of the first half of the year 2017 are complete and we found several key noticeable trends. Watches at the affordable spectrum were strong, and so were the uber-expensive watches. As such,  we bring you a comprehensive line up of six approximately $1-million-dollar watches unveiled this year. Would you spend a million…

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Richard Mille Unveils RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set Women’s Watch: SIHH 2017

Richard Mille RM037 NTPT(R) Carbon Set women's watch as seen at SIHH 2017.

Independent watch brand, Richard Mille, had a lot of news and great product at this year’s SIHH — including another great new look of women. Working with high-tech materials yet again, Mille unveils two new watches made of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®) carbon — this time set with diamonds. A master at high-tech materials, Mille shows his…

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wayde Van Niekerk, a Richard Mille Ambassador, Talks About Time

Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk (photo: R. Naas)

I had the good fortune recently to meet with  South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk,  a Richard Mille brand ambassador, and world record-setting medalist at the   2016 Rio Olympics. He took the title  in the 400 meter races. He did wearing a Richard Mille watch. We spent some time together in Chantilly France to…

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