Hands-on and in-depth reviews of timepieces.

A Moment in Time: Billy Baldwin and Alpina Watches

If you are a fan of the Baldwin Brothers — Alec, Stephen, William — then you may enjoy hearing that just recently, Geneva-made Alpina Watch brand announced that actor and television star William “Billy” Baldwin has come on board as the ambassador for the brand’s newest Alpina Dive watch.  At a cabana party atop the Maritime…

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Time Capsules: Product—Longines Unveils 180th Anniversary Chronographs

By Samantha Walsh  To celebrate its 180th anniversary, Longines has released two new high-function watch models: the Longines Telemeter Chronograph and Longines Tachymeter Chronograph – each offering performance and elegance. The Longines Telemeter Chronograph has a white lacquered dial with a red telemeter scale on the dial that was inspired by a 1933 timepiece. Telemeter…

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Off the Cuff: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The iconic Royal Oak collection of timepieces from Audemars Piguet celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with much fanfare – including an entire new series of Royal Oak watches. The Royal Oak – designed virtually overnight by Gerald Genta for Audemars Piguet in 1972 – was the world’s first bold luxury sporty watch built in…

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Trend Report: Purple Reign: A Look at Lavender Watches

By Roberta Naas The color purple has a flinty little mollusk to thank for its expensive reputation. In the past, extracting dye from this sea creature was such a costly and time-consuming process, only royal purses could stretch to such extravagance. Technology has democratized the shade of sovereigns, but our view of the hue is…

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Time Capsules: Product – Fashion Watches from Gucci Made of Bamboo

By Samantha  Walsh Fashion watches from top designer brands such as Gucci are all the rage now, especially as more and more runways see accessories big for frall. Gucci now brings to light a new Gucci Bamboo Timepiece. This trendy quartz watch features a round case with three dial variations: black, brown, or silver, on…

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Trend Report — Indestructible Steel Timepieces

Durability and water-resistant designs position stainless steel watches as a most versatile element in any man-on-the-go’s wardrobe. Most of these bold watches are offered with stainless steel cases and bracelets for ultimate wearability that will complement the casual elegance of summer. FROM TOP: From Carl F. Bucherer, this Patravi ChronoDate watch ($6,900) features an enlarged…

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