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

Samsung Ditches Android for Wrist Smart Watch

The battle has long been raging about the newest generation of smart watches and how they’re poised to take on the world. Well, Samsung has ditched its Android and now unveils two Tizen-powered smart watches that will be available for sale in April.  The wearable watches = powered by Samsung’s Tizen platform – are named…

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Affordable “Astronomy” – The Swatch Sistem51 is Finally Out

Back in 1983 – I remember it well — Swatch bounded in as the first Swiss fashion quartz watch and saved the world – well, the Swiss watchmaking world, that is. The country was dying a not-too-slow death in the wake of the Japanese quartz movement and the Swiss refused to embrace the concept that…

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You Have to Wait 3 Decades to See Saturn Circle the Dial of this Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication (video)

Its been an incredible week of astronomical watches, but now we bring you the piece de resistance: the enchanting Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Astronomy™ watch.   We love this timepiece and even though it could cost the price of a small house—you get the reality of the solar system on your wrist! The only thing…

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Experience the Moon’s Influence on Man: The Must-Have A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

As promised yesterday, we focus on astronomy this week- with some of the most scintillating timepieces coming out of SIHH 2014 in Geneva recently. Among them—the absolute must-have A. Lange &Sohne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna.  Intriguing, alluring and complex, this watch demonstrates better than most how influential the moon’s lure is over man –…

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Stripped of its Title: Pluto Was Discovered 84 Years Ago Today; A Look at Astronomy and Time via the SIHH 2014 Exhibit: Horology, a Child of Astronomy

Exactly 84 years ago today, Pluto, long believed to be the  9th planet in our solar system, was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh —although the concept of an unknown 9th planet had been first noted and searched for by Percival Lowell a decade earlier. Then-new photographic techniques…

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Down & Dirty: The Dual Lives of Olympian Athletes and Omega’s Role

We are watching them on the slopes and the ice – winning medals and earning cheers. We know they work hard to get to this point—some harder than others. Very few of the Olympic athletes have big sponsors that pay their way through training, equipment, global travel for competitions and more. Most work real jobs…

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