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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,…

Watch Industry Veteran Journalist Roberta Naas Shares True Views on Time, Watches, Brands and Much More in an Exclusive Podcast Interview

For those who want an insider’s view on leaders, legend-makers and visionaries in the watch industry – you may want to settle down with a cup of coffee, or a glass of scotch and listen to the just-released pod-cast interview with Roberta Naas – 30-year watch veteran journalist. Far be it from us to harangue you…

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Vacheron Constantin Unveils One of the Most Complicated Watches Ever: Maitre Cabinotier Astronomica at Watches & Wonders 2014

By Gordon Henderson  Vacheron Constantin sits among the holy enclave of watch manufacturers. Its name, when mentioned to a group of studied horologists, will elicit reverenced oohs and ahs. Vacheron was founded in in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, and is one of the oldest watch brands in existence and the only one as old to…

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New Watches Make their Debut at VicenzaOro Fair 2014

Known as the gold jewelry capitol of the world, Italy is also the home country for hundreds of brands that work their wonders with diamonds, gemstones, cameos and timepieces. This past weekend at the VicenzaOro Fair in Vicenza, Italy, more than a thousand exhibitors unveiled their latest collections of jewelry and watches to visitors from…

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Introducing the Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime: Ref. 5175 the most Complicated Patek Wristwatch yet with 1,366 movement parts and 20 complications

There is so much to tell about the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Yesterday, we wrote HERE about what it is that makes this brand so special – the milestones in watchmaking history it has achieved. We have a lot more to say about that, but for now, we get right to the business at…

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A Look at the 175 Years that Shaped Patek Philippe Into Today’s Watchmaking Benchmark

Today, in Geneva, Patek Philippe – long-regarded as the pinnacle of Swiss horology — begins what is a weeklong celebration of its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion of the brand’s founding in 1839, Patek Philippe is hosting celebration events that include the unveiling of commemorative anniversary timepieces that just may rock the watchmaking world.…

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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics…

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Jaquet Droz Restores History in Pocket Watch Project

By Isaac Wingold Watchmaking is an industry that highly values tradition and paying homage to a rich history. One LaChaux de Fonds Swiss brand that deeply understands this is Jaquet Droz. This year, the brand pays tribute to its past with a host of impressive endeavors. For instance, the brand has a special historical exhibit…

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Affordable Watches with Vintage Appeal: Introducing Ritmo Mundo Corinthian Watches

We’ve written about Ritmo Mundo many times before here. This brand has long dominated the affordable watch world with its very creative designs. Among them: Quantum, which thou can read about here and here; Tursimo, which you can read about here, and others. Now, the brand moves forward with the very “turn-of-the-20th-century” avant grade  Corinthian…

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Legendary Derek Jeter Talks Yankees and the Movado Captain’s Watch

It’s official: Derek Jeter one of the Yankees’ all-time greats with five World Series championships (including a Series MVP trophy in 2000), 14 All-Star selections, and two Hank Aaron Awards, among countless other accolades – has played his final game. That game took place just over a week ago, and many are still trying to…

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1800’s Pocket Watch Found in Shipwreck of SS Central America

In 1857, the SS Central America – traveling from San Francisco to New York — was shipwrecked about 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina. A strong hurricane not only doomed the ship, but also the 550 people on board, the 14,000 kilos of gold, passenger gold and jewelry – valued at well over…

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