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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,…

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Rarest of Them All? Unveiling the Greubel Forsey GMT in Platinum (Pre-SIHH 2014)

We’ve seen this watch make jaws drop. The sheer three-dimensional beauty of the Greubel Forsey GMT has had many a watch collector lusting after it since it was first unveiled to the world in 2011.  Now, the brand has upped the ante – unveiling it in platinum – the world’s rarest metal. The watch still…

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Introducing Zenith’s El Primero Caliber 410 Triple Calendar Chronograph – an Icon Reintroduced

Those who love a precision instrument will be thrilled with the new Zenith Calibre 410 that recalls the original powerhouse introduced in 1969. That same year that men walked on the moon, Zenith unveiled a revolutionary new movement that had been seven years in the R&D stages. The watch – code named the El Primero…

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Explore the Galapagos, Be Darwin – OR Wear a New IWC Aquatimer (Pre SIHH 2014)

Those of you who follow me know that I spent some time  on the Galapagos Archipelago – complete with a stop at the Charles Darwin Foundation and some island snorkeling — a few years back with IWC – as the brand pledged its support  to the Charles Darwin Foundation and to the preservation of this…

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Three Top Jump Hour Watches

We get so used to looking at time on our watch in the typical way — with hour hands, minute hands and seconds – that sometimes we forget there are other options out there.  One of our favorite “different” timepieces is the jump hour watch. We love this because of the super elegant and intriguingly…

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Top Five Watches of 2013: Let the Countdown Begin

With the countdown to 2014 coming near, and watching 2013 come to a close, we thought it would be fun to ring in the new year with a countdown of our own.  Here we list five top watches from 2013– selected from some of our more popular articles of the year. 5) William Shatner by…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar — How did they fit 336 parts in to a 1/3-inch case? (original pics)

Earlier this year we introduced you to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar watch as it was being unveiled in Las Vegas. Now, we take some time for a close up look at a watch that brought a new opening price point to the brand and that marked the first time Jaeger-LeCoultre combined a perpetual…

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A Higher Call: Reflecting on the Good in People this Holiday Season

Honor, Strength, Doing the right thing no matter the cost. That’s the end result of the actions taken in WWII by German BF109 Pilot Franz Stigler when he, in German territory, refused to shoot down an already-wounded US B17 plane piloted by Charlie Brown. Their incredible story is written in the new book “A Higher…

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Finally Arrived: The Hautlence Destination

Earlier this year, just after BaselWorld, we brought you news of the new Hautlence Destination watch.  That watch was in its infancy then, but is now finished, in production and making its way to the market.   The daring new design from this innovative   brand is, as everything is from Hautlence, superbly crafted and technologically advanced.…

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Introducing the Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon (Pre-SIHH 2014)

With the Geneva SIHH watch exhibition around the corner, some brands are giving us a sneak peek at their new introductions. As such, we introduce here the Ralph Lauren Automotive Flying Tourbillon. The Automotive Collection – inspired by Laruen’s 1938 Type 57SC Bugatti Atlantic Coupe– features distinctive elm burlwood dials. The newest piece is cased…

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