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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,…

FIFA World Cup 2014 and Maurice Lacroix Watches

Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix is the  Official Watch Partner, FC Barcelona. The brand is producing a collection of affordable “fan’s” Swiss-made Maurice Lacroix watches, a more luxurious “player’s” watch, and a sophisticated “executive” model. We are all anxiously awaiting images and will bring them to you as soon as they are available.

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Introducing Korloff Watches, Voyageur Grand Prix 1914 Series

While international football is going strong, let’s not forget that there are a host of other sports happening in the world around us this week. Today we honor the racing world with a very unusual brand: Korloff Paris, it’s not a common watch brand, but that’s because, like many other great watch brands of today,…

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FIFA World Cup 2014 and Carl F. Bucherer Watches

Continuing in our coverage of watch brands that sponsor FIFIA World Cup teams, Carl F. Bucherer is the Official sponsor of the Swiss National Football Association. The newest watch created in honor of this relationship for World Cup FIFA 2014:  A Patravi ScubaTec SFV Special Edition is being created in honor of the Swiss National…

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FIFA World Cup 2014 and Richard Mille Watches

It was a busy weekend in Rio — with several great matches, fairly predictable wins, teargas firings and more…. but, hey, it’s FIFA so who wouldn’t expect some exctitement? As we continue on our near  month-long reportage of a comprehensive look at who’s who in the watch world as it relates to international football, we…

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Passing Time On: A Son’s Memory on Father’s Day

“Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go.” ~Henry Austin Dobson By Norman Miller, NYC Watch Collector – and loving son I’m a watch guy, and have been since my days as watch editor of a now defunct trade magazine in the ‘80s.  Even though I switched to the “dark side” of…

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Arnold & Son Watches: Why the DSTB is Revolutionary (slide show)

  Celebrating 250 years of heritage, Arnold & Son continues to demonstrate its technical prowess and top-quality Swiss craftsmanship. The limited edition DSTB (Dial Side True Beat) is a grand example of the brand’s British-inspired history and its haute horology vision.  The DSTB is part of the brand’s Instrument Collection and the newly developed automatic…

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Day 2 Watches and FIFA: International Football and Parmigiani Fleurier Watches

In the continuing effort to bring you all the news about watch brands and their involvement in international football, we begin with a look at watch brands that are sponsoring teams internationally that will be competing in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Today: Parmigiani Fleurier: Official Watch Sponsor of CBF: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol…

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Would You Pay $400,000 for a Nine-Year-Old Patek Philippe?

Christie’s Important Watches Auction yesterday in New York yielded nearly $8.8 million in sales, further underscoring the thriving collector watch market. The top lot, Lot 366, in the auction was a 2008 Patek Philippe Reference 5033 platinum tonneau minute repeater with annual calendar. Sold with original certificate, the watch went to a private American collector…

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A Complete Break-Down of Watch Brands Involved in International Football: Official Timing

It’s a long headline, but then this is such a long post that we are splitting it into multiple parts.  Today marks the start of the FIFA World Cup – an approximately one-month-long stint of games and matches – held in Brazil for the first time since 1950. The much anticipated event finds some of…

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