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

Armin Strom Skeleton Pure — Breathtakingly Beautiful

By Gordon Henderson Located in the scenic town of Burgdorf, in the northwest part of Bern, Switzerland, Armin Strom (a brand we have written about many times before here) opened his own watchmaking shop in 1967 where he not only sold and restored watches, but also started creating pieces of his own design. The first…

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The Bell & Ross BR-X1Skeleton Chronograph Breaks Boundaries

Bell & Ross has gone upscale and radical. Recently, the brand unveiled its highly technical BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph watch. The limited edition titanium-cased watch (based on the BR1 model) is reinforced with ceramic and rubber elements. In fact, red rubber inserts make gripping the watch chronograph pushers easier, and the titanium case makes the 45mm…

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Exhibition of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and More Finally Comes to America

Beginning this Sunday, November 16, and running until march 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will be the sole worldwide venue for 250 dazzling jewels and watches of Cartier in an exhibition entitled: Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century. The exhibition features jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, and depicts Cartier’s…

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Video: Sir Nick Faldo Tells All in Audemars Piguet Defining Moments

I remember back in the late 1980’s visiting the Audemars Piguet offices in New York and seeing huge posters up of Nick Faldo. Turns out he was the brand’s first ever brand ambassador. In the video below, Sir Nick Faldo discusses “Defining Moments” of his career in the sixth video of the Defining Moments series…

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A Closer Look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tradition Grand Complication

By Gordon Henderson There is no denying that Jaeger-LeCoultre is a master of high complications. This brand has unveiled record-breaking watches time and again. Earlier this year, the brand unveiled — as part of its Haute Joaillerie line — the  Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication. A blend of craftsmanship, elegance and innovation, the watch  features…

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Going Light: F.P. Journe Watches — Up Close with the Titanium Octa Sport and Centigraphe Sport

By Gordon Henderson Heft. Weight. Nice. These are some of the words sometimes used to approximate value of a new-found item of interest. It’s as if the weight of the object is directly related to its assumed value. Typically that mindset holds true in horology, especially when dealing with watches that are encased in gold,…

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