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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,…

Montblanc Spotted on Celebrity Wrists of Fantastic Four Stars — Movie Opens Tomorrow

The Fantastic Four movie opens tomorrow and those superheroes will be all over the big screens in movie theaters everywhere. Last week, in anticipation of the opening of the movie, a few of the stars were making appearances and talking up the movie. They were also wearing Montblanc Timepieces. Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan…

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Omega Unveils Charity Component to Summer Olympic Games 2016 and Shows Off the Seamaster Bullhead Rio watch

Yesterday, Omega — the Official Timekeeper of the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro — announced a charity component that will accompany the one-year countdown to the big event. The brand is  partnering with Viva Rio, a Brazilian non-profit organization that works  to promote a culture of peace and social inclusion. Every month for the…

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Affordable Watches: Check Out the Swatch Touch Zero One — Beach Volleyball Video

The Swatch Touch Zero One watch –designed with beach volley ball in mind — not only measures the power of your hit, but also how many steps you take and a lot more, including how much you clap. It even lets you pick your own virtual coach from choices that look a lot like animated…

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Move Over Men: This Weekend Sojourn is for Women but Be Warned, the Newest Fine Jewelry Is Not for the Faint of Heart

By Nancy Pier Sindt New York’s hot, steamy weather didn’t wilt the dazzle of the fine jewelry and accessories shown at recent trade fairs. Headlining the offerings at the Jewelers of America show were pearls and diamonds of every shape and size, colored gemstones in the season’s most-wanted colors — plus everything in between –and…

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Experience Watchmaking for a Weekend in Zurich

Always dream of going to Switzerland? Of seeing how watches are made? Well now you have your chance. The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is offering a “Luxurious Watchmaking Experience”  this summer and running through September 30, 2015. Operated as a special package by the iconic hillside-nesteld hotel, the event is designed to offer guests a unique watchmaking experience. Run…

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Rare Swiss Watches Stolen from Museum

The historic town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and nearby Le Locle – where Swiss watchmaking got its start – are sleepy towns with rich heritage and significant architecture that has garnered UNESCO World Heritage status. Recently, though, the towns were anything but sleepy. In fact, Monday night, thieves broke through window bars at the well-known Musee’ d’…

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Vroom, Vroom …. Five Watches Inspired by Cars

  Summer. …  Time to take the tops down on those convertibles, visit the local racetracks, and basically enjoy the mechanics of great automobiles. For those who love the fine tuning of a car, the precision of its engine and the sleek beauty of its profile — it may please you to know that these…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Complete Calendar: A Moon for Every Man

Baume & Mercier has been making quality Swiss-made timepieces for the past 184 years and is well poised for another couple of centuries. The brand makes a constant effort to combine traditional styles with modern approaches, which has resulted in an amazing line up of watches. Among them: the Clifton Complete Calendar with its Anthracite dial…

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Affordable Watches: Introducing Bold New Normlzeit Vienna Cube Clock Wristwatches

  There is a bold new affordable wristwatch player on the block: Normalzeit Vienna Cube Clock Wristwatches.   The new wristwatch is a bold reinterpretation of the Cube Clock, a Vienna landmark icon since 1907. The clock became an institution in the city – with newer versions installed regularly. Unfortunately, in 2007, the city of Vienna…

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Watch this Armin Strom Watchmaking Video — You’ll be Glad You Did

If seeing is believing, then Armin Strom’s newest short video will have you understanding the fundamental principles behind the brand’s entire manufacturing process. The detailed craftsmanship that goes into creating such exceptional timepieces is now available for all to see.  From a concept’s inception to its final completion, the balance between man and machine aligns…

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