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

Louis Moinet Named by Guinness World Records ™ for ‘First Chronograph’

Louis Moinet invented the chronograph in 1816.

  In a super exciting move, and following six months of thorough investigation of the brand and its claim as the inventor of the chronograph, Louis Moinet has been named the holder of the title of “First Chronograph” by the famed Guinness World Records organization that has been naming world records and firsts since 1955.…

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6 Sensational Pocket Watches of 2016

Bovet Amadeo Convertible Pocket watch

Recently for Haute Living magazine, I wrote about several top pocket watches, which made me take a closer look at the trend in today’s watch world when it comes to these gentlemanly timepieces. Here we bring you  six pretty impressive pocket watches that range in price from several thousand to several hundred thousand —  proving that there is something out…

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Retail Jewelers: Get a Blog, Get the Millennials (Survey Results)

ATimelyPerspective

Recently, we discussed how the changing landscape in the watch industry may actually pave a new course for watch brands. You  can read about that here.  Interestingly enough, that article sparked a host of emails and conversations about the state of retail, as well.  Indeed, an unprecedented number of retail watch stores have, over the…

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Close Up with the $244,0000 Zenith Academy Christophe Columb Tribute to the Rolling Stones Watch (and Mick Jagger)

The Zenith Academy Christophe Columb Tribute to the Rollings Stones watch retails for about $244,000.

Recently I had the extraordinary experience – thanks to Zenith Watches – of attending a Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas. Let me tell you, Mick Jagger hasn’t lost any of his swagger. Neither have guitarist Keith Richards and the other long-standing members. I highly doubt that — in the 1960’s when they formed their…

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Hamilton, Hollywood, Behind the Camera Awards and a New ODC X-03 Watch

The new limited edition ODC X-03 timepiece (999 pieces) is the third in a trilogy of watches. This one was designed by Nathan Crowley with Hamilton in honor of Interstellar.

  By Nancy Olson I’ve never had the slightest whisper of a calling (or of a talent) to find fame and fortune in Hollywood—in any facet of the movie industry. But I must admit it was a real blast to immerse myself in many of those facets during my visit to Tinseltown, thanks to Hamilton…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Unveils Tonda 1950 Meteorite and Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy Watches

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Meteorite Dial Special Edition

Meteorite dials, aventurine and diamonds are making a big statement on the newest collections of Tonda 1950 watches making their way to stores next month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier unveils two new watches: the Tonda 1950 Meteorite Special Edition and the Tonda 1950 Set Galaxy. Both watches also pay homage to…

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