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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,…

MTM Watch Supports Law Enforcement, Joins LET, C.O.P.S To Unveil Watch That Benefits Officers, Families

MTM Watch teams with Law Enforcement Today (LET) and Concerns of Police Officers (C.O.P.S) to create watch that benefits survivors of slain officers.

Those who know me, know that my young 24-year-old son quit college several years ago to become a police officer. He moved to Georgia, where officers do not need a four-year college degree. He spent months at the Academy and became an exemplary police officer. Then, just about six months ago, he and his best…

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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille In Full Swing, RM 60-01 Regatta Watch Sails On

Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille (photo copyright: Christoper Jouany)

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille is taking place from the 16 to the 20th – ending this Saturday. Already in full swing, the sailing event is an annual thing for independent watch brand Richard Mille. St Barth is a beautiful Caribbean island in the French Antilles known for its regattas, and Richard Mille…

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MIDO Takes The Ultimate Plunge: Partners With Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019

Mido Red Bull Cliff Diving

Easily viewed as the most prestigious — and spectacular — cliff diving competition in the world, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 began this past week and features Swiss watch brand Mido as the Official Performance Partner.  In both worlds, the need for a balance between precision and aesthetics is key.   Athletes Jonathan…

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Montblanc Brings New Meaning To Communing With Nature In New Watch Campaign

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere

It was in November of 2017 the Montblanc brought a select group of journalists to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to discover the brand’s newest directions in timepieces. One of the big messages: a return to nature. The brand was unveiling watches at the SIHH 2018 that would highlight mountain climbing, hiking and more. This year, with…

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Breitling Leaves Baselworld, Tudor Announces Plans To Build New Space, Baselworld Management Speaks Out

Breitling Baselworld

In a really not-unexpected move, Breitling announced that it will not be returning to Baselworld in 2020. Just a couple of weeks ago, we posted our Baselworld 2019 wrap-up article. There we mentioned that Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, indicated that unless he and the show could work out a way for the brand to…

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10 Watches That Played Starring Roles in Iconic Movies Over The Decades

Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona sold at a PHillip's Auction for $17 million

With summer movie flicks on their way to us, I wanted to review some of the great, iconic movies of all time and the watches that we saw in those films. It is a topic I wrote extensively about in other posts, so it is worth taking a look at once again now. Especially since…

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Hands On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel

Back in January when the SIHH took place, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Master Grande Gyrotourbillon Westminster Perpetuel watch was top on everybody’s list of best watches from the show. Critics weren’t wrong. They  were, however, early. Showing off this watch at its launch is great, however the complex timepiece is only just starting to make its way to…

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Hands On: Carl F. Bucherer Heritage Bicompax Annual Calendar

Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual Calendar as unveiled at Baselworld 2019.

Swiss independent watch brand Carl F. Bucherer has a lot going on in its product repertoire this year. It was just late last year that the brand unveiled its new Heritage collection — showcasing a masterful Tourbillon Double Peripheral watch with a masterful engraving of Lucerne (the brand’s home town) on the case back. Now,…

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Hands On: Tutima Patria Admiral Blue

Tutima Patria Admiral Blue watch

I’ve been a fan of the German brand Tutima for years. In fact, even before the brand was able to set up its state-of-the-art Manufacture back in the Saxony region of Germany once the Berlin wall was down.  I actually find that I am a fan of most German watch brands because I like the…

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Baselworld 2019: A Closer Look At The Hautlence HL Sphere 01

Hautlence HL Sphere 01 as seen at Baselworld 2019

Much of the value and pedigree of a watch manufacture is derived from how long the manufacture has been in existence. There has, however, over the last couple of decades, been a bucking of that trend as newer manufactures have entered the market place with fresh takes and technological accomplishments that rival those of any…

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