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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,…

Retail Building Blocks In America: Bucherer Acquires Tourneau — What Does It Mean For American Retail?

Bucherer Group acquires Tourneau.

In big news today, American retailer Tourneau has been acquired by European jewelry and watch retail giant, Bucherer Group. Not to be confused with the Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, which is also under the Lucerne, Switzerland-based retail group umbrella, Bucherer Group,  acquired what is the largest US-based luxury watch retailer brick-and-mortar operation (not to…

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NSFW: Dare I Say ‘Hands On’ With The New Ulysse Nardin Classic Voyeur Erotic Watch? Hot Horlogerie

Ulysse Nardin Classic Voyeur erotic watch was unveiled at SIHH 2018.

Ok first and foremost,  yes,  we did go “hands on” with the Ulysse Nardin Classic Voyeur Erotic watch — a timepiece that not only gives all-new meaning to the concept of voyeurism, but also displays a sexual gesture that has not yet been shown in erotic watches, to the best of our knowledge.   Erotic…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2018: Come Inside With Us And See What A Typical Day Is Like And Witness The Best Exhibition Spaces And More

A back room at the Piaget exhibition space at SIHH 2018 makes you feel as though you are underwater in a swimming pool.

Every year, we anxiously await the trek to Geneva for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) – the first luxury watch exhibit of the year. This year marked the 28th exhibition – and my 27th year in attendance (I missed one year when my darling daughter was born). As always, it was a…

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Rolex Official Timekeeper Of 56th Edition of Rolex 24 At Daytona This Weekend

Qualifying - Prototype Pole Position Holder, #10, Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, Cadillac DPi, P, Ricky Taylor (USA), Jeff Gordon (USA), Jordan Taylor (USA), Max Angelelli (MCO)

Despite my disappointment in being unable to join Rolex for the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, I can’t deny that watching in on TV was also a thrill. For me, it always is. As a teenager who basically hung out with the gear heads building muscle cars, race cars and racing at every local track…

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Tennis Great And Rolex Brand Ambassador, Roger Federer, Wins Sixth Australian Open

Roger Federer's watch of choice: Rolex Datejust II

Winning his 20th Grand Slam title yesterday, the 36-year-old Roger Federer also took his sixth Australian Open win and demonstrated once again his incredible athletic excellence. The Swiss tennis champion is also a Rolex brand ambassador, and while he does not wear his watch during play, he always dons it before accepting a winning trophy.…

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Longines Crowns Arrogate As World’s Best Racehorse

Longines Equestrian Collection Women's Watch

At the World’s Best Racehorse Awards in Claridge’s in London, where Longines was the host along with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) last week, the brand crowned American racing colt Arrogate as the World’s Best Racehorse  — for the second year in a row. Arrogate has a rating of 134, while  Australian mare…

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Bourbon: The Spirit of America — Join Us on the Bourbon Trail, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve

Bourbon is America's spirit.

It isn’t something everyone would admit, but those who know me know that I developed a love of bourbon early in life. As a teenager growing up, my mom regularly hosted parties, and drinking sociably at home was quite accepted in the early 1960’s and 70’s. Their drinks are the stuff of history: Manhattans, Bourbon…

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British Brand, Bremont, Celebrates 10 Years Of Watchmaking And 15 Years In Business

Bremont 1918 watch celebrates 100 years of the RAF.

The great British brand, Bremont, started by those British boys, Nick and Giles English that everyone knows and loves, is turning 10 – and in these 10 years, they’ve managed to accomplish quite a bit. The very first collection of Bremont watches was introduced in 2007, five years after the brand was founded (in 2002)…

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Hands On: Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE 100 (SIHH 2018, Prices)

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE 100 as seen at SIHH 2018

  Last week  we brought you a close up look at the Montblanc 1858 Pocket Watch LE 100- the first in a series of new pieces dedicated to the great outdoors and the spirit of mountain climbing. Today, we go hands on with the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph LE 100 — and it is a beauty.…

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Storage Wars: The Best (And Worst) USB Keys From SIHH 2018

H. Moser & Cie wins the best USB key of SIHH 2018 in our regular Storage Wars coverage.

We are into our sixth year of our much-loved Storage Wars coverage. Each year since 2012, we have taken a close look at the USB keys that we receive at the shows — mentioning the stand-out sticks that carry a powerful punch. Each USB key holds all of the important press releases and images released…

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