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

We’re Officially Back: BaselWorld 2014, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This was a particularly long trip f or me. It always is. Basel is an eight-day marathon test of endurance of strength and memory. This year, however, I also went a week early to Europe to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Bulgari (we’ll bring you more about that here soon).  So, two and a half…

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Orange You Glad Omega is Innovative? Introducing the World-Premiere Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic Watch at BaselWorld 2014

Omega is a watch brand synonymous with exploration and adventure, having ventured to the depths of the oceans and to outer space with NASA.  To celebrate its successes in timing, Omega unveils a few mighty impressive watches this year.  Among them is the Planet Ocean Orange Ceramic watch – an exceptional example of innovation and…

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Tudor Releases its Newest Heritage Black Bay

We know you love those Tudor timepieces, so we are happy to bring you one of the newest – just unveiled here at BaselWorld 2014. The newest watch, the Heritage Black Bay Reference 79220B is a blend of heritage and authenticity. It is inspired by the brand’s first diver watch, the Tudor Submariner 7922 that…

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Jacob & Co Reinterprets Time with the Astronomia Tourbillon

Sometimes watches we see here at BaselWorld make us scratch our heads and wonder. The new Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon is one of those watches. To begin with – let’s be clear – this is not an astronomical watch. Instead, it is one extremely unusual and complex tourbillon that also features a rendition of…

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Ulysse Nardin Never Disappoints: Introducing the Imperial Blue and the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar

A leader in watchmaking complexities and a pioneer in developing silicium and other high technologies, Ulysse Nardin is a brand we expect great things from. And this company never disappoints.  This year, it offers a host of important new timepieces, including the Imperial Blue and the Perpetual Calendar watch. Personally, I love the new Imperial…

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Freezing Antarctic Temperatures Don’t Stop Bremont: Meet the Supermarine Terra Nova at BaselWorld 2014

From a brand firmly rooted in the world of aviation, British-born and bred Bremont unveils an instrument of a different kind.  Meet the new Supermarine Terra Nova chronometer. The watch was built for a recent polar expedition, held in early 2014. Renowned polar explorer, Ben Saunders, with histeammate Tarka L’Herpiniere, walked from the well-known Scott’s Hut, located on…

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