Up-to-the-minute news and announcements about watch brands and the watch industry.

Introducing the Richard Mille RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta Limited Edition Watch

Richard Mille RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta watch.

Richard Mille says it like it is. He may give numbers to his watches, but their names are always pretty clear cut. Such is the case with the magnificent bright yellow RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Limited Edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta watch. Unveiled earlier today to honor the ninth annual Les Voiles…

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Zenith Pop-Up Boutique On Place Vendome In Paris Is Anything But Pop-Up

The Zenith corner store sits right on Place Vendome in Paris, with a view of the famed Column.

Last week, following a very busy Baselworld 2018 show, I joined Zenith watches on a brief trip to Paris, where the brand  opened what it calls a Pop-Up store. That Zenith boutique — strategically located  in Place Vendome — is anything but Pop-Up. Instead, it is a brick-and-mortar corner store right on Place Vendome. With…

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Learn Why Daylight Saving Time Exists, And Spring Ahead This Weekend

Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

This weekend, at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday March 11, we set our clocks ahead by one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time. The Spring-Ahead concept, originally designed to save energy, means we lose an hour of sleep. The notion of Daylight Saving Time has roots dating back to the 18th century,…

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Minuteman Watches Joins Forces With Team Rubicon To Raise Funds For Emergency Response

Minuteman Team Rubicon watch offers $60 of each watch sale to Team Rubicon.

Sometimes a watch can have a special purpose above and beyond telling time and offering added functions. The new Minuteman Team Rubicon watches certainly have an important function: charity. In fact, the Minuteman was conceived of by Thomas Carey, who wanted to raise funds for charities that assist veterans and their families. Every year, the brand…

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Retail Building Blocks In America: Bucherer Acquires Tourneau — What Does It Mean For American Retail?

Bucherer Group acquires Tourneau.

In big news today, American retailer Tourneau has been acquired by European jewelry and watch retail giant, Bucherer Group. Not to be confused with the Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, which is also under the Lucerne, Switzerland-based retail group umbrella, Bucherer Group,  acquired what is the largest US-based luxury watch retailer brick-and-mortar operation (not to…

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Happy New Year: Welcome to 2018 … Time To Start Anew

Happy New Year, Welcome 2018

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2018 and the wonderful watch world we live in. This year, we opted not to reflect back on the negatives of 2017. Yes, there were negatives, there is no point in denying it:  disappointing watch sales, disappointing product and even disappointing changes in industry personnel. However, the flip side is…

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