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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

Stoic World Sports watch

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall…

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In Stores Now: Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Watches With All-New High Technology Inside (Prices)

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic watch with innovative highly functional caliber.

Earlier this year, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier announced some pretty incredible news: the brand was unveiling a high-tech in-house movement called Baumatic(TM). Now, the watches housing the incredible new caliber are in stores — and any watch lover and seeker of precision is going to want to…

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Understanding What Rubies Inside a Watch Movement Are All About

Rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction.

In our ongoing effort to answer reader inquiries, we find a lot of questions about why rubies are used in watch movements. Here, we explain what rubies inside a watch movement are all about. Essentially, rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction. Unless a new watch utilizes high-tech ceramic ball bearings…

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Meet The New Ralph Lauren American Western Watch Collection (prices)

Ralph Lauren American Western Collection Cushion watch in sterling silver.

Ralph Lauren, who this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of his iconic brand, unveils a very exclusive new watch collection geared for lovers of fine Swiss mechanics and incredible American western style: Ralph Lauren American Western Watch collection.  With retail prices ranging for $24,000 to $58,000, the collection is pretty much going to be tailor…

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Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s Co-Host Global Horology Forum in London

Dubai Watch Week and Christies Team Up for Horology Forum in London

Beginning Tuesday, September 11 in London and running through September12, Dubai Watch Week and Christie’s auction house are co-hosting the first international chapter of the Horology Forum. The event marks the continuum, of sorts,  of  the Dubai Watch Week platform dedicated to preservation of the watchmaking culture, that was founded in 2015 by Ahmed Seddiqi…

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Parmigiani Unveils Toric Qualite Fleurier Watch Certified By Fleurier Quality Foundation Certified

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualite Fleurier watch

Taking its name from founder Michel Parmigiani, Parmigiani Fleurier was created in 1996 in Switzerland. With its own watchmaking center, the brand has been able to harness full control over production while enabling unique creative freedom in development. Fourteen years ago, Parmigiani Fleurier co-founded the Fleurier Quality Foundation, which certifies the most important prestigious watches…

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