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

Armin Strom Offers Personalized Watch Engraving

Just to be clear, you won’t be able to have this in time for the holidays, but — wow — what a gift — or even a self-purchase. Armin Stom, whom we have written about here many times before, now offers customers the chance to personalize his or her own watch. Just beneath the 6:00…

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Red Bar Crew – Watch Collectors Gone Wild

By Gordon Henderson It has been said that life is a contact sport. Go out and meet people because many of life’s experiences are driven by the relationships you create. To this end, being around like-minded people is paramount. For me, finding a watch club has not only been a really cool experience with unbelievably…

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IWC Unveils Peter Lindbergh Photos at ART Basel

Pardon our lateness in posting today, but we were on a plane back from Miami – where ArtBasel is winding down. This globally recognized art show has become the premiere place for watch brands to showcase their newest creations or their artistic involvements — usually with a star-studded cast. We attended with IWC, which launched…

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Chopard Raises the bar on Gold Mining with its Fairmined L.U.C Tourbillon

By Isaac Wingold In today’s world, most consumers of luxury goods are aware of the measures one must take when acquiring a precious stone. Due to the popularity of the “Blood Diamond” movement, we’ve learned to avoid purchasing a stone that may fuel conflicts, but what most don’t realize is that the issue goes beyond…

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Why the new Limited Edition Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT Won the Petite Aiguille Prize at the GPHG

By Isaac Wingold Grand Seiko is one brand that often gets overlooked by collectors, merely for its Japanese origins. While some may hold it to a different standard for this reason, the truth of the matter is that the Japanese produce truly incredible mechanical watches, made to the same extremely high standards of their European colleagues.…

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Don’t Miss the New Salon des Grandes Complications 2014

Starting tomorrow  in Dubai and running until the 27, the first-ever Salon des Grandes Complications takes place in Dubai — and you don’t want to miss it if you’re in the Middle East.  A meeting point for watch collectors, enthusiasts and the fine watchmaking community at large, the event will play host to leading watch…

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