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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Blancpain Cocktail Watch owned by Marilyn Monroe Up for Auction

The diamond cocktail ring by Blancpain (with movement stamped Blancpain and Rayville Watch Co.) should fetch more than $100,000.

Lovers of Marilyn Monroe may now be able to own a piece of the famed star’s property — with items such as the sequined  “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress  to a tiny diamond-adorned  Blancpain cocktail watch — up for sale this week by  Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The  once-in-a-lifetime Marilyn Monroe auction includes pieces…

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Quarter-Million-Dollar Watches as Seen at WatchTime New York

Peter Speake Marin Vertical Double Tourbillon

Recently, on our column Perfect Timing, on Forbes.com, we presented five of the most expensive watches seen at the recent WatchTime New York exhibit. Those timepieces include the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork Watch, $472,500, the  Breguet Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch, $460,700, the MB&F Horological Machine No. 6-SV, $398,000, Vacheron Constantin ‘sHarmony Tourbillon Chronograph, $240,700 and the A.…

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Armin Strom Unveils Technically Advanced Caliber with Mirrored Force Resonance

Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance Fire watch

In a bold move, Armin Strom unveils its most complicated movement to date – and one that impacts the world of watchmaking.  After several years of research and development, the brand has released the patented Caliber ARF 15 with Mirrored Force Resonance technology. Unveiled at Salon QP in London recently and making its debut in an 18-karat gold Fire…

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On the Wrist: The Incredibly Versatile (and Affordable) Eterna KonTiki Ladies Diver Watch

Swiss-Made Eterna Lady KonTiki Diver Watches

Looking for the perfect gift for the woman in your life who loves the water but also has a real sense of style? Or, looking for the perfect self-purchase for your winter dive trip but not too into buying dive-specific watch? You may want to stop looking after you have taken a close-up study of…

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