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

Hands On: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon (with Wood Dial, Ship’s Rigging and More)

Earlier this year at Baselworld 2016, Ulysse Nardin unveiled the revolutionary Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon — a watch that is making its way to stores now.  The incredible scope of ingenuity and pioneering spirit behind this watch is mind-blowing. Reflecting the brand’s rich roots in marine chronometers, the new  Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon limited-edition watch…

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Tiny Jewel Box’s Jim Rosenheim to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Yes, this is a watch industry insider news story. One that deserves telling because the person involved deserves recognition. Yesterday, Jewelers of America announced that Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box, a Washington DC retailer, has been named to receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosenheim is the third-generation in the family jewelry business, which…

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Tennis and Watches: Top 5 Watch Brands that Tennis Stars Wear on their Wrists

  What a weekend in the tennis and watch worlds. At Wimbledon, Serena Williams came out victorious on the women’s side, achieving her personal goal of  22 grand slam titles (and matching Steffi Graf’s record). On the men’s side, Andy Murray beat out Raonic in a tense final. Many of the top tennis stars playing during…

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Rolex Sails Strong as Presenter of New York Yacht Club Race Week, Newport, RI

Yesterday marked the beginning of  New York Yacht Club Race Week Presented by Rolex, and taking place in Newport,R.I. A partner of some of the most prestigious yacht clubs and regattas in the world, Rolex began its partnership with the New York Yacht Club in 1958. Now, almost 60 years later, New York Yacht Club Race Week…

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Inside View: What It’s Really Like to go Aerobatic Flying …. Soaring Across the Skies with the Breitling Jet Team

Recently, I had the incredible honor of flying with the Breitling Jet Team. While i wrote a little about that on HauteTime, i now bring you all the inside details, as well as the upside down details of formation and aerobatic aviation flying. The day started like every other in my life. I awoke, and…

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Industry Retail Legend, Harold Tivol, Dies at 92

I remember being new to this watch and jewelry industry. It was in the early-mid 1980’s and I was working for National Jeweler Magazine – then one of the top publications in the industry, owned by Milt Gralla and his brother. One of my first assignments was to fly to Kansas City, Mo., and visit…

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