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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,…

Don’t Miss this Blue-Dialed Baume & Mercier Capeland Chrono

Blue dialed watches. They have a certain allure to them that can’t be paralleled. Such is the case with this incredibly bold and distinctive Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph with rich blue dial and red accents.  The 44mm steel watch (Ref. 10065) houses a  La Joux Perret 8120 automatic movement and offers tachymeter, telemeter and…

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Weekend Sojourn – Turquoise is the new Winter Hue

With cold weather around the corner, fashion takes a layered turn and accessories are front and center in terms of adding interest to your look.  While turquoise is often thought of for spring and summer, this year, the blue/green hues are taking a winter position. This warm color offers a beautiful pop that blends nicely…

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A Close-Up Look at Jacob & Co.’s SF24 – on the Wrist

In today’s watchmaking world, several brands recognize that a little touch of added dimension goes a long way. Such is the case with the new Jacob & Co. SF24 watch.  This timepiece is a wonderful blend of past, present and future.  Crafted in micro-blasted 18-karat rose gold, the watch features an open-work dial for viewing…

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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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