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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,…

Watch Education: What is a Chronometer and What is COSC Certification?

A few weeks ago we answered the question, “What is a Chronograph?” and promised to bring to light the difference between a chronograph and a chronometer – terms that are often mixed up in today’s world. In fact, a chronometer is a watch that has undergone stringent testing under laboratory conditions and is then certified…

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SIHH 2013: Women’s Watches Prevail, Introducing Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art Florilege

As we mentioned on Monday when we brought you a trend report from SIHH, this is definitely the year for women. In fact, Vacheron Constantin – for the first time ever –unveiled only women’s watches. From stunning new Patrimony pieces to diamond-adorned Malte watches and the pinnacle – Metiers d’ Arts pieces – Vacheron Constantin…

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Introducing the Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerine Enchantee Retrograde Watch

In my Jewels of Time book, published last year, I wrote extensively about women’s watches and the amazing creativity that watch brands are bringing to the forefront for the discerning woman of today. I was before my time (something I tend to be) – as this year is truly the year for Women’s watches (as…

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Cars, Watches and Winners at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

The 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona has come to a roaring end, as the Rolex timing hit the 24-hour mark and in the Daytona Prototype class, Chip Ganassi took the checkered flag for #01 BMW/Riley.  The #01 drivers included Americans Scott Pruett and Charlie Kimball, along with Juan Pablo Montoya and Memo Rojas. Scott Pruett…

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SIHH 2013 Watch Trend Review

As SIHH 2013, the 23rd edition of this luxury by-invitation-only watch show, comes to a close – it is important to note several key trends that emerged with the unveiling of the newest timepieces. The watches shown in Geneva during the fair last week will make their way to the market – and to discerning…

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Cartier Unveils Calibre de Cartier Chronograph at SIHH 2013

This year, Cartier moves ahead – big time. The brand has unveiled here at the SIHH 2013 so many incredible new pieces that it will take some time to sort it out and get the info to you. But that’s ok; most of the watches won’t be available for sale until 6 months or more…

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Baume & Mercier’s Clifton – Great Men’s Watch Unveiled at SIHH 2013

  There are some great men’s watches out there on the market, but this new Clifton collection from  Baume & Mercier feels as good as it looks, and is extremely impressive thanks to its amazing retail price range. Inspired by a 1950’s vintage timepiece, the clean, crisp dial of the Clifton offers a contemporary interpretation…

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Piaget Unveils the Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater at SIHH 2013

Piaget – the master of ultra-thin calibers – now releases the automatic Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater. Although it’s thin (setting another double record for the brand thanks to its slender 4.8mm caliber and 9.4mm case), it packs powerful sound. Made entirely in-house in Piaget‘s two Manufactures, the new 1290P caliber represents the fourth major…

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication Highlights SIHH 2013

It’s no secret that Audemars Piguet does a marvelous job with its Royal Oak collection.  Now, however, it goes above and beyond with this new Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication. Completely made in house at the brand’s Manufacture in the Valle’e de Joux, the new watch — is equipped with an exception movement. Crafted in…

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Roger Dubuis Unveils $1million Excaliber Quatuor watch

This morning at the Roger Dubuis opening at SIHH, where the brand featured a larger-than-life gold-painted  Eagle sculpture with a 45-foot wing span, Roger Dubuis  unveiled its newest Excalibur Quatuor watch.  The worldwide patented timepieces features four spring balance wheels and five differentials to compensate for the effects of gravity much like a double tourbillon would.…

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