Hands-on and in-depth reviews of timepieces.

Introducing the Second-Generation HYT Watch, H2

You may recall we were among the first to unveil the first HYT timepiece in January of 2012 and covered it again here. From the company that is the Hydro Mechanical Horologists, that first HYT H1 watch garnered international acclaim. It is now available in new versions, but another generation –the new H2 watch –…

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Omega Unveils New Ladymatic Watches with Nicole Kidman in Vienna

Sadly, due to a personal injury, I had to cancel on this past weekend’s trip to Vienna – where Omega, along with actress and ambassadress Nicole Kidman (whom I’ve met and interviewed before) launched its newest Ladymatic watches and ad campaign. Kidman has been the face of Ladymatic since its international debut in 2010, and…

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Weekend Sojourn: Car season is here … Viper Vs. Corvette ?

By Ryan Walsh With the beginning of a new week ahead of us and another long week of work, here’s something for car lovers to look forward to: the 2013 NYC auto show begins later in the week. Of course there are going to be many super cars and some cool concepts cars, too. Personally,…

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A Timely Event: Honus Wagner T206 Card at Audemars Piguet

Sports lovers and collectors – pay attention: you most likely will want to wander in to New York before March 28 and head over to the Audemars Piguet flagship watch boutique at 65 East 57th street to view the incredible Honus Wagner T206 card on display there.  The Honus Wagner cigarette card – since 1909…

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NEWS: The Chronograph was really created first by Louis Moinet in 1816

Today, we wrote about Swiss watch history (here), but today, history is being re-written.  Heretofore it was believed that Nicolas Rieussec invented the chronograph in 1822, but the discovery of a watch made by Louis Moinet in 1815 and 1816 – which he called the Compteur de Tierces – has been confirmed by experts as…

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Watch Education: What Makes Swiss Watches the Gold Standard? (Part 2)

Last Thursday we started the conversation about what makes Swiss watches the Gold Standard – and traced the early rise of Switzerland as the premiere country for watchmaking. Switzerland has passed that long-standing watchmaking expertise and knowledge down century after century, generation after generation. There’s no denying that history counts in establishing a standard. Switzerland’s…

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