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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,…

They’re Finally Here: IWC’s Bold Trio of Pilot’s Watches

The Big Pilot's Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Boutique Edition watch is created in a run of just 250 pieces.

You may have heard about them a few months ago—but – IWC lovers take note – the bold and brazen three new black ceramic IWC Pilot’s watches have hit the stores.  We had a chance to try them on and take a close-up look at them in the New York Madison Avenue IWC Boutique, and…

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Hands On with the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

A couple of nights ago in New York City, Montblanc celebrated the opening of its Madison Avenue Boutique – with a star-studded guest roster and outstanding product. Leading the event was the recently appointed global CEO, Jerome Lambert, and Montblanc North America President and CEO, Jan-Patrick Schmitz. One of the real stars of the show…

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Giants’ Quarterback Eli Manning Puts Faith in Time

Giants Quarterback Eli Manning may not be having his best season yet. However, time alone will tell how it all pans out.  According to Manning, time is something he totally respects. This son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, and younger brother of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, grew up around football.  And no matter…

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Omega Unveils Updated Iconic Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph

We posted on facebook about this watch yesterday – but we received so many emails that it made sense to post it here. This stunning vintage Omega Seamaster Bullhead is a  re-issued limited edition version of the original — a rare piece launched in 1969. The watch is characterized by its  symmetrical case and bezel…

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Exclusive: Inside the Tourbillon Room at Breguet

It is common knowledge in the watch world that Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon — a highly precise mechanism that eliminates certain problems in accuracy due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions.  Breguet first conceived of the tourbillon in 1795, though it was not patented until 1801, and not…

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4 Most Impressive Clocks in the Palace of Versailles and Petit Trianon

While in Paris last week with Breguet  on an exciting trip to experience the past and present of the brand (we bring you more about that in the next weeks) – we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Palace of Versailles (complete with a private tour of the rarely open Kings Chambers) and the…

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Introducing the F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon Wristwatch

It was 30 years ago that Francois-Paul Journe unveiled his first pocket watch to the world in 1983.  That watch demonstrated his unique yet traditional watchmaking savoir-faire and launched him into a three-decade-long success story. Today, in honor of that timepiece, Journe unveils a reinterpretation of that pocket watch in wrist watch format. Called the…

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5 Top Watchmaking Complications

Watch brands often refer to timepieces as having simple or complex complications. Generally every function of a watch that is in addition to its timekeeping role is an added complexity.  Essentially a complex watch offers added information and data. The more extra functions, information and data packed into a timepiece, the more complicated it is. …

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Up Close with the Ladies’Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Big Date

The trend toward women’s cushion-shaped watches has roots in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s when these styles were all the rage. Now savvy brands revisit the cushion-cornered square shape with sleek new looks. Such is the case with this stunning Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec BigDate watch. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold and set with…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils the Millenary Minute Repeater

A sheer beauty in terms of craftsmanship, complexity and design, the Audemars Piguet Millenary Minute Repeater makes it official debut on the market. Complete with the much-coveted AP escapement and double balance-spring, the new hand-wound repeater with small seconds subdial is a beauty to behold.  It is being created in rose gold with a white…

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