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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,…

Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Watches — The Making of Masterpieces

A few weeks ago, after traveling to Glashutte, Germany, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the A. Lange & Sohne workshops, we brought you a look at some of the timepieces from the brand and a little history of this original Saxony region company (founded in 1845). What we didn’t get the chance to show you…

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Time Capsules: New Watches — Concord’s C2 Chronograph offers Sleek Sophistication

It’s always great to see new watches come along that offer cutting-edge 21st century appeal. This Concord C2 all matte black chronograph features red insets that make this stealth powered sleek watch boldly commanding. The C2 Chronograph with ultra modern, urban and industrial design is crafted of a 43mm black PVD coated stainless steel case…

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Off the Cuff: Alpina Watches – Extreme Diver 1000 Meters

For the past month, I, along with both my husband and my nearly 17-year-old son, have been alternatively wearing the Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 meters watch. We have been sharing this dive watch on our different adventures. I, naturally, needed to experiment with and wear and son, however, are the avid ocean-goers, with my son…

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Weekend Sojourn: Orbita Watch Winders Team with Brown Safes for High-Tech Safety

Keeping those mechanical watches wound, and safe, can be problematic – but North Carolina-based watch winder manufacturer Orbita, has been teamed with Brown Safe Manufacturing — premiere safe and vault company in California, for a decade to bring watch lovers several cool products that give solutions. Among them is Brown’s luxury “Man Safe” with eight custom-made…

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Time Capsules: Cool Watches for a Heat Wave — SEAH(R)

If you are watching the news or living in the USA, you’re living in heat wave right now, with record-breaking temperatures that are bringing some of us to a breaking point. So, it’s time to talk about cool watches – ones that let you be you:  SEAH® astrological watches.  In 2003, polarized in the moment…

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Time Capsules: IWC Watch — Unleashing an Ingenious Ingenieur

This time last summer, the Plastiki catamaran – made of 12,500 plastic bottles — and its 10-person crew was coming to the end of a 4-month-long epic voyage across 8,000 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean, when it sailed into Sydney Australia’s Maritime Museum amidst a crowd of family and supporters. Making history with the…

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A Moment in Time: Top watch brands — Zenith CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour

It was just about two years ago that Jean-Frederic Dufour came on board at one of Switzerland’s top watch brands, Zenith,  as the new  CEO, with a host of ideas about pairing down the massive collection and getting back to the brand roots. Since then, he has implemented some high-profile changes to the watch brands…

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Time Capsules: News – Fortis Watches Back in Space

Fortis watches have been part of the Russian space program since 1992 (as the official timepiece of the Russian manned space program), and now the brand has renewed its space program association. Fortis watches are heading into space again. As the American Space Shuttle Atlantis flight STS-135 voyage comes to a close this week, it…

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Trend Report: Dragon Fire

Chinese astrology has always been incredibly important in watchmaking, especially when it comes to the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. Of them, one is legendary—the dragon, associated with honesty and bravery. The year 2012 will be the year of the dragon and many brands already are gearing up, creating distinctive…

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