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Differentiating Between an Automatic Watch and a Hand-Wound Watch

We get a lot of questions from readers asking the difference between a hand-wound (manual-wind) watch and an automatic (self-wind) watch. While we took a look at this subject before, it may be a good time to revisit it for novice watch lovers. As most know,  a mechanical watch is a watch powered by the…

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Wow Women’s Wednesday: ALOR Swiss Watches Nice Addition to Market

It isn’t everyday that a new watch brand makes its debut on the market. But California-based ALOR®  fine jewelry’s line of intriguing and affordable Swiss-made timepieces definitely caught our eye. While the collection is for men and women, the women’s watches are particularly impressive. ALOR — a family run company started in 1979 by husband…

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Affordable Watches — Take the Quantum Leap

We’ve written about the creative prowess of Ritmo Mundo many times before. This innovative young brand has brought about some of the more exciting affordable Swiss watches on the market – ranging from the rotating Persepolis to the Puzzle and more.  Now the brand unveils its colorful Quantum trilogy of time. The Quantum line consists…

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Did MB&F go Classic? Discussing the Legacy Machine No. 2

When one thinks of the micro-engineering horological brand known as MB&F – images of spaceships and other bold and distinctive 3-dimensional shapes come to mind. Not classic round. Although the brand did surprise us in 2011 when it unveiled the first round watch, the Legacy Machine No. 1 (you can read about it here), it…

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Possibly the most Expensive Haute Perfume — from the House of Sillage

Men – don’t leave this post thinking it is not for you. If there is a woman out there you love, read on. Women, this is all about beauty, elegance and the perfect fragrance.  We were very privileged a couple of weeks ago to meet with one of the leading USA-based perfume houses: The House…

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The Creative Process of Watch Making and Film Making Merge at Lincoln Center

Last night, we had the unique opportunity at the 51st New York Film Festival of joining film makers, screen writers and critics at Lincoln Center for a panel discussion about screen writing. In attendance was the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s first-ever Filmmaker in Residence: Andrea Arnold. The concept of having a filmmaker in Residence…

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Breaking News: Hublot Partners with Rapper Jay-Z to Release Exclusive Shawn Carter by Hublot Watch

The daring Hublot brand has announced an exclusive partnership with Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter to create two limited edition timepieces. Carter is a rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. The collection will launch late next month at Barney’s New York — via Barney’s ‘A New York Holiday’ and at Hublot Boutiques. Carter has worked closely with Hublot…

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Introducing the Hautlence HLRQ01 Watch at SIAR 2013

This week, from October 1 through 3, the 7th edition of  SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria Mexico) is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City. At this important by-invitation-only show, dozens of top brands are exhibiting their latest creations, and some are unveiling new timepieces. Hautlence, in fact, is releasing the never-before-seen…

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88 Rue du Rhone Releases Watch for Breast Cancer Awareness

With October being dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, many watch brands are jumping headlong into supporting this important cause.  88 Rue du Rhone is one such company. It unveils its “Pink Lady” watch  and announces a partnership with The National Breast Cancer Foundation.  The 35mm Swiss made quartz chronograph  retails for  $745, with a portion…

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A Moment in Time: Exclusive Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard

Recently, Chopard inaugurated its state-of-the-art service center in Miami. We wrote about it here. During that event, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele shared his thoughts in an exclusive Q & A on the brand’s progress and on his favorite timepieces. ATP: Who is the Chopard Customer? “We have found that there are two types of customers. Those who…

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