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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,…

A Look At The Dubai Watch Week, Christie’s Horology Forum, Where Minds Meet

Dubai Watch Week, Christie's Horology Forum

The week before last in London, Christie’s and Dubai Watch Week co-hosted a Horological Forum where some of the best industry executives joined together for two days of panel discussions about the watch industry. I covered the event on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes, and now i bring some of that story here. I would…

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Peter Speake-Marin, The Naked Watchmaker, Bares His Soul With Stoic World Watches: Hands On (Prices)

Stoic World Sports watch

 Let me begin this article by saying that I have known Peter Speake-Marin – who recently launched Stoic World watches — for 16 years, ever since he founded his own eponymous brand, Peter Speake-Marin. I have talked with him year after year, watched him grow as both a watchmaker and as a person. I recall…

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In Stores Now: Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Watches With All-New High Technology Inside (Prices)

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic watch with innovative highly functional caliber.

Earlier this year, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Baume & Mercier announced some pretty incredible news: the brand was unveiling a high-tech in-house movement called Baumatic(TM). Now, the watches housing the incredible new caliber are in stores — and any watch lover and seeker of precision is going to want to…

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Why TrueFacet.com’s Brand-Certified Pre-Owned Division Is Garnering Accolades

Zenith is among the first seven brands to join TrueFacet.com's Certified Pre-Owned classification.

It was just last month that TrueFacet.com, leading luxury online marketplace for acquiring and consigning fine jewelry and timepieces, launched its Brand-Certified Pre-Owned division.  It marked the first time that an e-commerce site could offer Brand-Certified Pre-Owned watches and jewelry.  The announcement quickly garnered attention of such publications as Forbes.com, Robb Report  and even TechCrunch. Why?…

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Richemont Group Makes Executive Changes, Appoints Jerome Lambert CEO

Jerome Lambert, CEO of Richemont Group

In big news at luxury conglomerate Compagnie Financiere Richemont, known to most as the Richemont Group, some new appointments have been made to the executive ranks that are expected to help boost sales of all brands and get a handle on marketing messages. Chairman of the group, Johann Rupert appoints Jerome Lambert to the position…

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Introducing The Ulysse Nardin Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis Watch (Price)

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur US Navy watch

This past weekend in Annapolis, Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin unveiled its new  Marine Torpilleur Military Semper Fortis US Navy edition watch that celebrates the brand’s long-standing partnership with the US Navy by supplying on-board deck chronometers. The relationship began in 1905, when   the Washington Naval Observatory devised a competition for ‘Precision Torpedo Boat Timepieces’ in an effort…

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Affordable Watches: Meet the Rado Captain Cook MKIII Automatic Divers Watch (price)

Radio Captain Cook MKIII

Globally recognized for its innovative designs and for creating some of the world’s most durable watches, Rado now unveils the new Captain Cook MKIII. The MKIII draws inspiration from the brand’s original 1962 Captain Cook divers timepiece. The Captain Cook collection is named after the 18th century British explorer Captain James Cook who charted thousands…

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Understanding What Rubies Inside a Watch Movement Are All About

Rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction.

In our ongoing effort to answer reader inquiries, we find a lot of questions about why rubies are used in watch movements. Here, we explain what rubies inside a watch movement are all about. Essentially, rubies inside watch movements act as ball bearings and eliminate friction. Unless a new watch utilizes high-tech ceramic ball bearings…

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Cartier’s Precious Garage, Honoring Juste un Clou, On Display In New York Boutique

Cartier Precious Garage

Last week at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion in New York City, the brand unveiled the Cartier Precious Garage boutique “experience” concept. I  covered the event and the concept, as well as the new jewelry the concept was built to honor, on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com. Here, we bring you that article. “The…

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Introducing The Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon (prices)

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Currently, I am in London with Vacheron Constantin, where the brand is making a host of important announcements. In addition to launching a highly relevant new brand advertising campaign (more details when we get back), and in addition to unveiling a partnership with the famed Abbey Road Studios (more on that, too, when we return),…

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