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

Watch Stops 2011: GTE – Ladoire Lets Black Widow Out

The very creative young Ladoire brand has made an impression on collectors around the world with its complex mechanical timepieces since its launch two years ago. Now, the brand unveils the newest watch series – the Black Widow — a mysterious and alluring collection inspired by the nickname given to the dangerous Lactrodaectus Mactans spiders…

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Watch Stops 2011: Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Rises Again

Some may remember the designer of the original Rodolphe Watches – Rodolphe Cattin. When those watches first hit the scene years ago, I liked them. They were big, bold and dramatic. Then, of course, the relationship between Cattin and the Franck Muller Group (which purchased the brand) went south, and Rodolphe Cattin left. Now, Rodolphe…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE –Ritmo Mundo Colors the World

Ritmo Mundo, a young watch brand with a lot of gusto, has unveiled its newest generation of the very creative Persepolis and Puzzle lines. The Persepolis, a round watch that revolves in its case and is two-sided, now comes in a fantastic array of color-gemstone-set bezels that range from approximately $12,000 and up and are…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE — Louis Moinet Shoots for the Stars

Showing at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) Louis Moinet – whose tag line is “Mechanical Art in Limited Edition” —  unveiled its newest Astralis, or astronomy-inspired watch: an alliance of three high-tech mechanisms, including an astral tourbillon (with a plate behind the tourbillon at 11:00 made of aventurine), a split-second  column-wheel chronograph with star hand…

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Time Capsules: News – IWC Becomes Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

As if IWC doesn’t have enough sailing experience behind it, this legendary watch brand has announced its partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race – sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the series that starts October 2011.  The world-class sporting competition, the Volvo series is a cutting-edge adventure story – blending endurance and precision.  It kicks off…

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Watch Stops 2011: Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

For much of January you have heard us refer to the SIHH as the first trade show of the year, as the world’s premiere luxury watch show and as THE place where many of the world’s foremost brands showcase their newest inventions. Additionally, we have been bringing you pre-SIHH news and products, as well as…

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