Interviews with celebrities, watch brand ambassadors and watch brand executives.

A Moment in Time: hD3’s Jorg Hysek and the SLYDE –Time Turned Technology

There are some of us die-hard watch fans who remember Jorg Hysek way back when he was designing his own writing instruments and timepieces some 10 years ago. He was on the cutting edge with carbon fiber and titanium back then.  Then, after a respite with that company, he resurfaced with hD3– with co-designers and…

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Around the World: Captain Bob and the Tale of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms

When Captain Robert “Bob” Maloubier established the French version of the Navy Seals–“Nageur de Combat” — in the late 1940s, he ran through a mental checklist of must-have items: Diving fins? Check. Goggles? Check. Diving suits? Check. Dive watches? Wait a second, Maloubier, thought. Why didn’t this elite team of divers have watches to help…

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A Moment in Time: Sebastien Loeb, 7-Time World Champion Rally Winner and Marvin Watch Ambassador

  Sebastien Loeb is not only the world’s only seven-time world Championship rally winner, but also he is Marvin Watch ambassador and co-designer of the brand’s newest Loeb watch. The Loeb automatic chronograph (with seven stars on the bezel to represent his seven wins) retails for approximately $2,520, while the quartz version sells for about $830. Here,…

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Around the World: Parmigiani Restores History

In the Parmigiani workshops in Fleurier, amazing restoration work takes place.  Sometimes that work is on Parmigiani watches or other brands, on very old clocks and specialty pieces. Today, when I visited the private workshops, I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the watchmakers restoring several important 1800’s pieces. One they had just…

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Around the World: Hot Air Ballooning in Gstaad with Parmigiani

When most people think of hot air ballooning, they think of warm weather climates such as New Mexico –where one of the most famous balloon festivals takes place annually. Today, however, I had the distinct pleasure of ballooning over the Alps in Gstaad, Switzerland, with luxury watch brand Parmigiani Fleurier, who is one of the…

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Around the World: Parmigiani Speeds Along

Sitting in the Pichler GFG AG garage, one of the most elite luxury car dealerships in Feutersoey, Gstaad, Switzerland, I am sitting inside the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport 16.4, the world’s fastest production car. It broke records and so now the Bugatti Supersport watch by Parmigiani is the world’s fastest watch. The watch was worn by…

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