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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 Buy that Mechanical Watch Until You’ve Read This

  If you haven’t yet purchased your first good luxury mechanical wristwatch, it is time to do so. There is so much to be said for the craftsmanship and fine-tuned technological workmanship that goes into a mechanical wristwatch. Typically, these timepieces have hundreds of tiny components all inside the case that work harmoniously to track…

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Ikepod Founder, Oliver Ike, Unveils the new A. Manzoni & Fils Canopus Weekplanner

As you may have already noticed, this week’s watch coverage thus far is about new watches. The one we are about to cover is a new venture — so new that it can be found on Kickstarter — a group funding project open to anyone wishing to invest in getting this Swiss-made timepiece line off…

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Unveiling the Renato Master Horologe Line

We know our readers enjoy affordable watches that are packed with form and function. As such, we bring you the new Renato Master Horologe collection of timepieces.  The Renato Watches brand has been around for about eight years, but now, under the leadership of SLB LLC, the brand progresses to the Renato Master Horologe Swiss-made…

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Introducing the Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Gold North America Limited Edition Watch

Linde Werdelin is one of the more unusual brands on the market. Using  comic book characters to tell its many varied stories, the brand nonetheless produces some very serious timepieces. Founded just over 10 years ago, in 2002, by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin, the brand made its official launch in 2006 – using Swiss…

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Ditch the Garage: Car-aligned watches

Luxury watches named for automobiles are the hottest status symbol yet. While car aficionados love those luxurious sports cars, those cars can’t accompany the owner into board meetings or outings. It’s time to ditch the garage and wear a bit of the auto-inspired luxury world on the wrist — and you can do this in…

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Watch Education: Understanding the Chronograph

Chronograph watches are great summer timepieces – as they can time all of those outdoor activities you indulge in – swimming, jogging, rowing, and more. Here, we try to outline the basics (entire books have been written about chronographs) about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it functions. Essentially, a chronograph is a…

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Wrist Watching: Jacob & Co. Brilliant Tourbillon

Today’s finest watch brands are bringing the mechanical magic of timepieces to ultra-feminine levels, with a move toward women’s watches with tourbillon escapements. One of the most complicated and coveted horological feats, the tourbillon (“whirlwind” in French) is a highly precise mechanism that eliminates errors in timekeeping caused by the force of gravity when a…

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Wrist Watching: The Chanel La Constellation du Lion Mademoiselle Prive

The name is a mouthful — La Constellation du Lion Mademoiselle Prive – but then the watch is worthy. As Chanel kicks its watchmaking up several notches – turning to top craftsmanship and calibers – the brand unveils a host of great new watches. This is one of those beauties. This La Constellation du Lion…

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Exclusive Interview with Wimbledon winner and Rado Brand Ambassador — Andy Murray

This weekend, Andy Murray won Wimbledon, beating Novak Djokovic and marking history as the first Brit man to win the Wimbledon championship since 1936 (when Fred Perry took the win). Last year at this tournament, he lost to Federer and his tears afterward saying “I’m getting closer,” won him the public’s heartfelt interest and support.…

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Louis Moinet Historic Clock in The White House

In honor of Fourth of July – a true American Holiday – and as we celebrate this long weekend,  we bring you a little history about clocks and the White House. The Louis Moinet clock purchased by Monroe strikes the hours and quarter hours and features Minerva – the Roman goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom,…

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