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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,…

Cheers! Here’s to a Bright and Healthy 2015!

As the new year nears, we want to take a few minutes to wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you.For me, time is the most precious gift of all. Sometimes, I admit, I have squandered it– working late into the night instead…

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Walking with Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests at ArtBasel Miami with Audemars Piguet (video)

When Audemars Piguet announced its sponsorship of the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (along with the Peabody Museum), I was thrilled – mostly because I love art and I love the concept of Jansen’s beasts that are made of PVC piping and plastic bottles and walk on the beach – powered by the wind. For details of…

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Armin Strom Offers Personalized Watch Engraving

Just to be clear, you won’t be able to have this in time for the holidays, but — wow — what a gift — or even a self-purchase. Armin Stom, whom we have written about here many times before, now offers customers the chance to personalize his or her own watch. Just beneath the 6:00…

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Games on the Wrist — Ritmo Mundo Puzzle Watch Offers Serious Fun

This holiday season, if you are looking for a cool mix of serious and fun – not to mention a timeless gift – take a close look at the Ritmo Mundo Puzzle watch.  The puzzle reverses the role of the traditional watch. Whereas, the objective of most watches is to see the time at a glance,…

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Holiday Shopping for Affordable Watches: Mondaine Watches Unveils Helvetica Collection

By Ryan Walsh Easily one of the most recognizable watch dials in the world, Mondaine watches are styled after the classic railway clocks found all over Switzerland. In fact more than 3,000 original clocks still grace Swiss train stations. ( It was in 1944 that Hans Hilfiker (engineer, designer and employee of the Federal Swiss…

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Red Bar Crew – Watch Collectors Gone Wild

By Gordon Henderson It has been said that life is a contact sport. Go out and meet people because many of life’s experiences are driven by the relationships you create. To this end, being around like-minded people is paramount. For me, finding a watch club has not only been a really cool experience with unbelievably…

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PRE-SIHH: Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Master Calendar Watches with Meteorite Dials (with prices)

There has been a lot of talk lately about the use of meteorites as dials in watches – something certain brands were doing decades ago. Today, there are just a handful of luxury watch brands that procure meteorites and transform them into ultra-thin slabs for use as a watch dial. Jaeger-LeCoultre is one such brand.…

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Seeking Affordable Watches as Holiday Gifts? Look at the Ball Engineer Master Pilot II GMT

By Gordon Henderson With a strong focus on precision and function, Ball Watch Company has been a leader in certain important categories—including pilot watches. Now, the brand revisits its Engineer Master Pilot watch and makes a few   changes to it in an effort to pay tribute to aviation heroes. The new 43.5 mm stainless steel…

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