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

Time Capsules: News – IWC Dubs 2012 its Year of the Pilot Watch – Unveils New TOP GUN watches

In November, 2007, I was one of a very elite group of international journalists fortunate enough to travel with IWC to California for the experience of a lifetime. There, we visited the TOP GUN flight school, met with pilots, took some courses,  and then had the awesome experience of arrested landing on (and later catapulting…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH — Richard Mille Unveils New In-House CRMA1 Caliber

Just in time for SIHH in Geneva, Richard Mille announces his all new CRMA1 caliber – available in titanium, red or white gold case. The new movement is a skeletonized automatic with hours, minutes and adjustable rotor geometry. The base plate and bridges are made of titanium with Titalyt treatment to offer stronger rigidity. Bridges…

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A Timely Event: Breguet Celebrates 200th Anniversary of First Wristwatch in Geneva

In January, 2012, in Geneva, Breguet opens an exhibition entitled “1810-1812, Breguet makes the first wristwatch, fit for a Queen.” The exhibition pays homage to the Queen of Naples and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first wristwatch on record –made over a two-year period culminating in 1812. The watch was ordered in 1810 by…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – A. Lange & Sohne Unveils New Datograph Benchmark

I remember well the day that A. Lange & Sohne’s top executives unveiled to the world – and showed me in person — the brand’s Datograph – the quintessential chronograph. It was in 1999, not long after the brand had made the decision to re-enter the market after the reunification of Germany. It was a…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH 2012 – Ralph Lauren Watches – Thin is in

Ralph Lauren’s new Slim Classique Collection – which makes its global debut in January 2012 at the SIHH show in Geneva, is a work of Art Deco beauty and luxury watchmaking prowess. Geometrically elegant and ergonomically correct, the elegant new interpretations in the collection feature excellent gem setting. The two new models are the Ralph…

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A Timely Event: Friday Night in LA, Classics with Andrea Bocelli and Girard-Perregaux

This Friday night, if you are looking for a great time in LA, attend a gala event at the Beverly Hilton featuring the world’s highest selling solo artist in classical music, Andrea Bocelli, as he launches the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. The Benefit Gala on December 9 features a  special performance by Bocelli, as well as…

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