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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,…

TW Steel Watches — Affordable Attention Grabbers

It wasn’t too long ago that TW Steel, with a slogan of “Big in Oversized watches” unveiled its Slim Line collection. Guess what? That affordable series is an incredible hit. These are watches you defineintely want on your wrist for weekend bar-b-ques or for trying to make an impression on a very limited budget. These watches…

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Hautlence Watches: 10 Years and Counting – Introducing the Invictus Morphos Chronograph with Eric Cantona

By Isaac Wingold For quite some time, the most highly revered names in the watchmaking industry were those of brands established long ago, and with rich histories. Over the past 20 years, emerging brands have defied this notion, by showing that greatness can be obtained over a short period of time. One brand that most…

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Would you pay a Quarter of a Million for a Truck?

By Ryan Walsh If you’re a fan of older body trucks, but can’t deal with the hassle of restoring these classics, ICON 4X4 out of L.A. has been recreating classics, with modern technology. One of their current vehicles is called The ICON Thriftmaster, or TR for short . It sports the classic Chevy-like pickup body…

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Tutima Watches — Born Anew in Glashutte

Since 1927, Tutima has been crafting some of the finest watches in history for military and professional sports use. By 1941, the brand was creating sophisticated Flieger Chronographs – a tradition it continues today thanks to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Tutima is a family owned and operated company based in Glashutte that has…

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The Epitome of German Horology: A. Lange & Sohne

By Gordon Henderson With the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 and the official reunification of East and West Germany in January of 1990, the reestablishment of East German business was paramount. For Walter Lange, the great grandson of Ferdinand Adolf Lange, the demise of the wall was a great opportunity to revive…

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Affordable Watches: Germany’s Nomos and the Zurich Welzeit

By Gordon Henderson This week, as we continue our exploration of German watch brands, we talk a little about affordability. For the most part, the bulk of the horology community is obsessive about details. Possessing characteristics similar to the Maven in Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, they are information specialists who relish in sharing details with…

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A Look at the Re-emergence of Germany’s Watchmaking World

By Gordon Henderson We can all agree that the Berlin Wall was a bad idea. We can also say that the collapse of the wall, the end of communist Germany and the reunification of East and West German were good ideas. Looking at Germany post Berlin Wall the progress the united nation has made is…

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Audemars Piguet Slated to Unveil New Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Tourbillon Chronograph at Watches and Wonders

By Isaac Wingold For the second year of the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong horology fair, coming up late in September, Audemars Piguet is back — in a big way. The brand will be officially unveiling the new, ultra haute horlogerie piece: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph. Created in a limited edition of just…

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Breguet Classique La Musicale – Music to the Ears (Video)

You may recall that we toured Paris with Breguet just about a year ago (you can read about that here) and then visited Breguet Manufacture. We were lucky enough to also get inside the brand’s tourbillon room and you can read all about that here. One thing we didn’t bring you then was a close-up look…

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Movado Watches and Parlee™ Cycles Team Up: Introducing the Movado Parlee Chronograph (video)

  If you are a true biker – you are familiar with Parlee™ Cycles. This company custom builds ultra lightweight bicycles that are among the most rugged on the market. The goal of the founders of Parlee Cycles was to create the world’s best performance racing bikes. It has achieved this via a combination of…

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