The Name of this Zenith watch is a Mouthful – but the Tribute is in the “Wright” place: Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT 1903 watch

By Ryan Walsh   If you were to play the game where someone says a word and you have to say the first thing that comes to mind, and if the word you were told was flight or flying…  your response may likely be the Wright Brothers.  Zenith this year recognizes the achievements the Wright Brothers…

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Recalling Times with Watch Industry’s Raymond Weil who Passed Away

When people ask me how I got into the watch business, I tell them it is a long story, and it is – one day I’ll tell it here. Now, however, I want to talk about the reason I stayed in the industry for the past 30 years. It wasn’t just great product, amazing technology…

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I’m Back … I Braved the Great Wave and Entered Hyperbaric Chambers for this SIHH 2014 Review

So I survived Geneva.  Thanks to sheer determination to bring my loyal readers the best coverage possible,  I endured the following:   descending into shark infested waters (sort of ) with IWC; entering into a hyperbaric chamber (for real) with Breva ; being transported back in time to the late 19th century (sort of ) with…

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FastRiding This Weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with TUDOR

This weekend, January 25th and 26th, marks a super fast time for auto fans. The 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona takes place at Daytona International Speedway, and serves as the debut event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. We announced the coming of Tudor to America and its sports-car alignment  here a…

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How Many Patents Can One Watch Hold? Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanical Eleven

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanical Eleven has been unveiled here at SIHH 2014 and it is a masterpiece of complexity and innovation. The ultra-thin watch is deemed to be the thinnest minute repeating watch on the market—making it a stunningly sophisticated beauty in and of itself. Add to that the fact that the minute repeater…

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You Can’t be in Two Hemispheres at Once, but with this Montblanc Star Twin Mooonphase You Feel Like You Can (Live pics, prices,quotes at SIHH 2014)

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Montblanc, whose Minerva workshops in Villeret are all about independence and hand craftsmanship, and whose LeLocle manufacture takes production watch making to a new level, especially with its 500-hour testing of each watch.  In honor of the anniversary of this renowned writing instrument and watch brand, Montblanc introduces…

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