Hands-on and in-depth reviews of timepieces.

Louis Moinet, Inventor of the Chronograph, Gets His Own Street, Unveils Ultravox Hour Strike Watch

Louis Moinet Ultravox Hour Striker designed by Eric Coudray and team.

It isn’t every day that a watch brand can boast that it has a street named after it, or its founder. However, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Louis Moinet, the inventor of the chronograph, this Swiss independent brand has garnered its own street, named after the founder of the brand in Bourges, Switzeralnd. An unveiling…

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Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI LE Watch Up For Pre-Order

Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch.

Beginning this month, Porsche Design’s newest  Chronotimer Rennsport Reunion VI Limited Edition watch — designed to celebrate motorsports — is available for pre-order on line. Each Official numbered timepiece  commemorates the sixth Porsche Rennsport Reunion. The Reunion is a mecca of sorts for  Porsche aficionados, and takes place in September. The new Porsche Design Chronotimer Rennsport…

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The Changing World of Luxury Retailing And Second-Hand Watches, And Why I Joined The TrueFacet.com Team

Not too long ago, I signed on as Executive Editor of The Loupe, the watch blog for TrueFacet.com (in addition to continuing with certain of my other roles). TrueFacet.com is an online marketplace for second-hand and vintage watches and jewelry, as well as operating a boutique division that offers new watches and jewelry for sale.…

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Celebrate America with Corum’s Bubble Flag Watches

Corum Big Bubble 52 Flag watch.

Fourth of July celebrates America’s Independence, and we cant think go a better way to show off patriotism than with the  Corum Bubble Flag watches. The beloved Bubble watch, with its incredibly high-domed sapphire crystal, is an icon for the brand, and one thoroughly embraced by American watch lovers. As such, it makes sense that the brand would utilize its Bubble…

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Patriotism Runs Deep With Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon ‘Stars & Stripes’ Watch

Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Stars & Stripes watch

This week we celebrate the Fourth of July — America’s independence day.  To celebrate,  Ulysse Nardin unveils the all-new Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” watch, which officially launches on the 4th of July and is exclusive to the United States market.  The Executive Skeleton Tourbillon “Stars & Stripes” not only pays tribute to America,…

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Video: Witness the Jaquet Droz $367,500 Signing Machine Do Its Job … For The Person Who Has Everything

Jaquet Droz $367,500 Signing Machine automaton.

Four years in the making, the incredible Jaquet Droz   Signing Machine — an automata unveiled initially four years ago and then officially at Baselworld 2018 in honor of the brand’s 280th anniversary — is ready for delivery. The incredible mechanical machine will sign your name for you — in case you can’t or don’t…

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