Up Close with the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel Unveiled at Baselworld 2016

At this year’s Basel world Armin Strom unveiled its latest release, the Armin Strom Double Barrel Edge. With a PVD black case, larger size and bold skeletonization, the latest release will lure watch buyers looking for a bold and evocative statement on their wrists. The main story with the Edge Double Barrel is its striking…

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Baume & Mercier Unveils Petite Promesse Watches with Double-Wrap Straps

Last week, we had the great opportunity to join Baume & Mercier at the Standard Penthouse in New York City as the brand celebrated the official unveiling of the new 22mm Petite Promesse. We wrote about this watch in full detail on our column on WorldTempus earlier this week. You can read about the thinking behind…

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Louis Moinet’s Astrolabe Tourbillon Brings History to the Forefront

The old adage “Everything old is new again” couldn’t be more to the point than with the latest release from Louis Moinet, the Astrolabe Tourbillon. Invented by the Greek scientist Hipparchus, the word astrolabe comes from the Greek astrolabos, which means “an instrument to measure the height of the stars.” The tool can be used to…

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Meet the Watch that Displaced the Daytona (Almost) at this Year’s Baselworld: The Rolex Air-King

This year at Baselworld, when it came to Rolex, all eyes were on the newly revamped Daytona. Well, not all eyes. While we liked the new Daytona, we loved the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King. The 40mm watch is an impressive re-introduction of a classic that not only pays tribute to its aviation roots, but also embraces the…

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Are Smart Watches Getting Smarter? Why the deGrisogono Samsung Gear S2 is Draped in Diamonds

It is no secret that Smart watches seem to be tripping over themselves as they burst onto the market. Perhaps the only Smart Watch not doing that is the all new  haute joaillerie de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2. The Baselworld 2016 introduction,  which left many people shaking their heads at the audacity, may be the smartest on the…

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Three Top Pilot Watches from Baselworld 2016 that Soar to New Levels (Breitling, Bell & Ross, Bremont)

Aviation watches are instruments of both time and navigation. Representative of adventure and characterized by precision, these watches tie the necessary tools of the profession to a unique and stylish statement. This year, some of the top watchmakers combined functionality and ease of use in the design of their newest pilot watches. Bell & Ross’s…

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