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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,…

Weekend Sojourn: Palafitte Hotel, Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland

In the country that brings us the world’s finest chocolates and timepieces, sits one of the world’s most unique and beautiful hotels. Hotel Palafitte is unique in that it is the only five-star hotel in Europe built on water. In fact, it stands on tall piles on the Lake of Neuchatel – offering breathtaking views…

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Time Capsules: Product- Backes & Strauss Victoria Blue Heart supports Charity

At the recent World Premiere of Haute Horlogerie held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, famed British jewelry and watch brand, Backes & Strauss showed off some of its most exquisite diamond-adorned timepieces. Among the highlights were pieces in the Berkeley, Piccadilly and Regent lines, as well as a specialty piece in the brand’s Victoria…

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Around the World: The Making of Zenith Watches

Recently, we had the opportunity to tour the Zenith Swiss Watch Manufacture – a brand long known for its precision watchmaking and visionary thinking. Since 1865, Zenith has been making watches that keep pace with the times. It is the brand behind the famed El Primero movement and a brand closely associated with aviation for…

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Around the World: Hamilton Watch Company Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Recently, we went with Hamilton Watch Company to LA for the brand’s annual Behind the Camera Awards, and to celebrate the company’s 120thanniversary.  Hamilton has one of the most unusual histories in the world of watchmaking, as this brand was created as an American brand in 1892. Located in Lancaster, PA, Hamilton watches was long…

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Weekend Sojourn: Hurricane Sandy Lingers, Watch Brands Reach Out

Exactly three weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy ravished the tri-state area. In New Jersey today, families who own beach houses at the Jersey Shore are allowed to visit their town, assess the damage, do what they have to do and leave in a few hours’ time. I know families who have lost entire homes at the…

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Time Capsules: News — Audemars Piguet Ambassador Novak Djokovic Victorious

Earlier this week, Audemars Piguet ambassador and tennis great, Novak Djokovic put a firm stamp on his position as world number one with a stunning victory over Roger Federer in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.  Djokovic won with a performance of incredible grit and determination adding the season-ending title to his Australian Open…

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Time Capsules: News- Announcing the Winners of the 12th Annual Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève

Max Busser of MB&F had a great day. With the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie just completed, MB&F won twice today! It won the award for the Public Prize (voted on by the public) for its Legacy Machine No. 1 (which we covered here), and also won best Men’s watch category. Zenith won the prize for…

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Time Capsules: News –12th Annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

Thursday November 15 is a big day in watchmaking as the 12th annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) announces the winners of this large award program. Every year we cover this event — held at the Grand Theatre de Genève – via live streaming. We will again bring the news of this year’s winners…

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Time Capsules: Product – Hublot F1™ King Power Austin

Formula 1 racing officially returns to the U.S. on November 16th-18th in Austin, Texas, for the U.S. Grand Prix at the new Circuit of the Americas. In celebration, Hublot, Official Watch of Formula 1, has created the F1 King Power Austin – a limited edition timepiece featuring high-tech materials directly inspired by F1, including the…

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