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Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance

Earlier this summer, independent watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its second Masterpiece watch: the Resonance Minute Repeater. We covered that watch thoroughly here and here (where we discuss why the watch didn’t make it to the GPHG jury). The watch warrants so much because it is a world’s first and worthy of the coverage.  Recently, though,…

Patek Philippe Garners Special Shop-within-a-Shop Status in new de Boulle Houston Boutique

By Marie A. Picon An enthusiastic crowd of 165 people gathered in Houston last week to celebrate the opening of a new destination for top timepieces in the Bayou City’s toney uptown area. The latest project in a long-running partnership between a family-owned Swiss watch company and a family-owned Dallas jeweler, the new Patek Philippe…

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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon 60 Seconds: The World’s “Thinnest” and “Lightest” Tourbillon

By Samantha Walsh For such a young brand, Parmigiani Fleurier has been conquering the watchmaking world this year, with its remarkable timepieces — including the recently released Tonda 1950 Tourbillon 60 Seconds. The result of two years of research and development, the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Tourbillon is a complication that masters two world firsts: the world’s thinnest automatic flying tourbillon…

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Taking a Look at the HYT H4 Metropolis Watch that Indicates Time with Liquid

“Be water my friend.” The famous quote comes from Bruce Lee and is meant to drive home the importance of taking on the adaptable properties of liquid as it is able to flow into any shape. This is the first thing I think of whenever we have an opportunity to review a piece by Hydro…

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A Close-Up Look at the Award-Winning Louis Moinet Vertalor Tourbillon Watch

Last year, for the brand’s tenth anniversary, Louis Moinet released the Vertalor, which is a watch that features a tourbillon in a cage hung beneath a three armed gold cage. What the innovation means for watchmaking, horology and the efficacy of this piece to standout against the crowded  backdrop of haute horology watches featuring a…

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Fast Focus: Gucci Watches on the Runway

Welcome to our new section: Fast Focus. Here we bring you a quick look at a certain watch — just a quick in and out so you get a glimpse of what’s happening in the real world and what is hot on the market. Right now, the news for women revolves around the fact that…

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Taking a Closer Look at the Chopard Sister Brand Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 Chronometer

Recently, Chopard unveiled its sister (or brother) brand: Ferdinand Berthoud. The first watch in the brand’s collection, the FB1 Chronometer, was a long time in the making. Before we delve into the technical aspects of this incredible watch, we want to bring you a little background on the brand itself. Back in 2006 Chopard acquired…

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Meet the Bovet 19Thirty Collection– the new Introductory Brand Price Point

The 1930’s marked a watchmaking revolution, as timepieces migrated from pockets to wrists. This new freedom gave rise to creative designs and specialized functions but also posed a multitude of constraints for watchmakers. Movements needed to be reduced in size while still remaining highly accurate. BOVET 1822, renowned for their pocket watches at the time,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Men’s Accessories Just Got Better thanks to H.L. James

In the fashion world, menswear is booming, and with this development comes the emergence of numerous innovative men’s fashion brands. H.L. James is a new cutting edge collection of men’s luxury accessories handcrafted from the finest genuine American alligator skins, and assembled in Italy. The depth and unique character of the leather is carefully achieved…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils Yellow Gold Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

  As is typical with Audemars Piguet, the brand takes a leap of faith in terms of creativity and technical innovation, and – as is typical of the independently owned and operated Swiss brand – it has come out on top again. I am referring to its release a few months ago of the Royal…

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Extreme Climber Kenton Cool Wears Bremont on Mt. Everest and Other Summits

  Let’s be honest, that diver watch you are wearing will most likely never see the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. The pilot watch you just purchased will never be used to gauge flight speed in your personal replica World War II fighter jet. The chronograph you are so proud of will most likely…

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