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

Time Capsules: News – SIHH Sneak Peeks at watches coming in 2012

Baume & Mercier booth at SIHH 2011Those in the know in the watch world know that the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is just around the corner. In January, this by-invitation-only exhibition takes place in Geneva and it is the backdrop for the unveiling of the newest timepieces from some of the world’s foremost…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Fun Facts about the Birth of the Wristwatch

FoCartier Tank Watches, ca 1940sr those of you who are history buffs or those interested in a little more fun information to pack in to your thought processes about watches, we are bringing you a little insight into the just-over-a-century-old wristwatch era. Sure there are a few prior “watches for the wrist” on historical record…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – Audemars Piguet Says Happy Birthday Royal Oak with Open-worked Ultra-Thin Limited Edition

The year was 1972. No, this is not about flower power or other 70’s era memories. This is about the legendary Gerald Genta designing the daring and bold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch – a luxury sport timepiece that wowed the world with its magnificent steel case and gold price.  The Royal Oak was an…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – 11 11 11 – Veteran’s Day and More … Check this out

It really is all about the timing and this year we will experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11,  1/11/11,  11/1/11, and 11/11/11 – today. Today is also Veteran’s Day — a time when Americans celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all veterans.  Thank you to those who have served. But the 11/11/11 date is not the only…

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ATimely Event: Don’t Miss the Christie’s Blockbuster Sale of Important Antique Watches

Slated for Wednesday, November 30, in Hong Kong, Christie’s Blockbuster Sale of Important Watches features more than 550 rare timepieces spanning 400 years in time. Approximately $11 million worth of wristwatches, pocket watches, ring and even belt-buckle watches will be on the auction block. You don’t, of course, have to spend millions. Many pieces are…

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Time Capsules: Commentary: Daylight Saving Time in USA

Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States at 2:00 am on Sunday, Nov. 6. That means setting clocks and watches back one hour. Do this before you go to bed tonight – otherwise you will miss that extra hour of sleep in the morning. Here are a few intersting facts about Daylight Saving Time…

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