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WatchStars Awards for Best “Stars” Go to Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Hermes, Bulgari

WatchStars Award Ceremony took place in Baselworld 2017 and honors watches unveiled at last year's Baselworld.

Last month in Basel, the annual international WatchStars Awards were presented to winning watches in five categories. Honoring “the best watches of the world,” Watchstars gives awards based on 2016 introductions that are in stores now.  Roberta Naas, founder of ATimelyPerspective, is one of the approximately 90 judges from around the world on the panel. Winners gathered for…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Unveils Bold Color for Men in the Atelier Reverso Watches

Atelier Reverso gets new dials, including Electric Blue.

Expected to be a strong theme throughout the year, color is blooming everywhere in the watch world for both women and men. Jaeger-LeCoultre is fully embracing the concept with three new Atelier Reverso watch dials that are bound to entice.  The Atelier Reverso is the brand’s program designed to enable customers to personalize their Reverso…

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Did Rolex Really Need to Put Gemstones on the Yacht-Master 40?

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 watch in Everose gold with invisibly set gemstones on the rotating bezel, as seen in Baselworld 2017.

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of joining Chillin’ with Larry Magan, as part of his NightOwlTV program. For 30 minutes, we talked about the Baselworld 2017 exhibit and about a few pretty special watches that were shown there. Larry, a veteran watch and jewelry guy, had a particular affinity for the Rolex Yacht-Master…

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Four Top Dive Watches Unveiled at Baselworld 2017, at Less Than $3,000: Eterna, Oris, Edox, Citizen

Edox Delfin, the Original Water Champion, in new updated diver version.

Today’s active lifestyles are all about exploration and sports. One of the top hobbies, especially in warm weather and tropic environs, is diving. While diving requires a lot of equipment and can be a bit costly, it can also be affordable. Imagine diving the incredibly beautiful yet super affordable Bali, for instance. That may well…

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Hermes Slim d’Hermes L’Heure Impatiente Watch Impatiently Counts Down The Minutes Until A Set Meeting

Hermes Slim d'Hermes L'Heure Impatiente, created by Agenhor and Hermes

Have something important you have to do? Some place exciting you have to be? Hermes has developed a watch that counts down the minutes in the hour before that set time — chiming a tone at the exact minute of the Rendezvous. The Slim d’Hermes L’Heure Impatiente watch, lovingly referred to as the Impatient Hour…

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Bell & Ross Extends F1 Renault Racing Involvement, Unveils BR-X1 RS17 Chronograph Watches

Bell & Ross BR RS17 Chronograph trilogy unveiled at Baselworld 2017

Cars and watches — they just have so much synergy that it is difficult to not make a watch inspired by the auto-racing world if you are a top watch brand. Such is the  case with Bell &Ross,  the official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, which now expands its collaboration with…

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Rare Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 Sealed Inside The Whiskey Watch by Louis Moinet, Wealth Solutions

The Louis Moinet Whiskey Watch features a tiny capsule of rare Vatted Glenlivet 1862 whiskey, visible at 3:00 on the dial.

This won’t be the first watch someone may rather drink than wear. This weekend at the Singapore Yacht Show, Wealth Solutions and Louis Moinet Swiss watch brand unveiled The Whiskey Watch – with tiny droplets of the oldest whiskey in the world tucked inside a miniature tube and placed beneath a crystal at 3:00 on…

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Paul Forrest Unveils Heart’s Passion Jewelry Powered by a Watch Movement

Paul Forrest Heart's Passion pendant is powered by a mechanical Swiss-made watch movement with patented complication.

There is jewelry and then there is jewelry.  Let’s face it, we are all taken by diamonds and gemstones, but sometimes a special design or concept captures our eyes and our hearts. Such is the case with the new jewelry unveiled by the new brand, Paul Forrest Co. The jewelry, which in its first rendition…

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Baselworld 2017 By the Numbers; And The Good, Bad, Ugly and Bright of the Show

Well the dust has settled so to speak on Baselworld 2017. I like to wait a week before I write my wrap-ups because it takes some time to reflect back on the eight-day marathon of endurance and excitement. This year’s Baselworld was an interesting one from many perspectives. Here, we bring you the low-down on…

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Oil Rigs for the Wrist? Meet the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

A few years ago I remember being blown away by a watch I saw that featured an oil rig on its dial. Not just any oil rig, but an automaton, as well. Now, Ulysse Nardin unveils a watch with an alluring, incredibly large 18-karat gold oil rig smack in the middle of the dial of…

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