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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,…

The Complete List: 50 Watches Being Auctioned In The ‘Only Watch’ 2019 Event

Only Watch MB&F

Every two years in the watch industry, something truly special happens: 50 top watch brands create a single timepiece to donate to the Only Watch Auction, with 99 percent of the proceeds going to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Thus far more than 40 million Swiss Francs has been raised in the first seven…

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Top 5 Military-Inspired Watches: After All, We Fought For Our Independence

MTM Special Ops watches

While most other watch writers in America are busy focusing on red, white and blue watches to help us celebrate American’s Independence this July 4th, I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. While Ulysse Nardin makes an incredible skeletonize watch painted with the American flag, and several other brands have something American-themed to flaunt,…

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How Astronomy Influences Horology And Timekeeping

Pendant alarm watch circa 1590 in the form of a sundial with compass for setting time. 

  Every year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition in Geneva, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry creates a special exhibition around time and watches. Here, we take a look at one of our favorites: Horology, A child of Astronomy. In the world of horology, astronomy, the sky, and the stars have…

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Why More Watch Brands Are Opting For Summits Instead Of Watch Shows

Swatch Group Time To Move event.

Recently, LVMH announced that it will hold its first Group watch exhibition in Dubai in January of 2020. The company was fast to add that it was not leaving Baselworld, but rather offering a more timely showcasing of its products.  In my recent article on my PerfectTiming column on Forbes.com, I discussed why it is…

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Four Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mechanical Watch

watch crystals

 Purchasing a luxury watch can be an exciting time — whether it’s your first watch or your fifth watch. Once home, however, you will need to properly take care of your watch to give it a longer and healthier lifespan. While all watches need regular professional servicing, following these few tips can help you get the most…

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Understanding What Different Types of ‘Meters’ Mean In Watchmaking

Longines Telemeter Chronograph

In the world of watchmaking, the word  “Meters” seems to be somewhat overused — causing a little bit of confusion about what  a chronometer, a telemeter, pulsometer and other types of meter watches really are.    Here, we break it down to elementary descriptions for any novice. Meter: As a free-standing word, meters refers to a…

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HYT Unveils $75,000 Soonow Watches

HYT Soonow

For those who love HYT — the watch brand with fluid to indicate time — you will either love or hate the all-new Soonow collection. Playing off of the skull concept (not new to HYT), the news series features a uniquely bold design that showcases a three-dimensional look beneath the dial. Essentially, each titanium is…

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Introducing The New $165,000 MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red

It was in 2017 that MB&F unveiled its first HM 7 Aquapod (jellyfish) watch in Titanium Blue that wowed the world . Later variations included Red Gold and Titanium Green variants. Now, the brand unveils this limited edition (25 pieces) horological machine: HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red and it is boldly beautiful.  Blue and green certainly make…

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In Stores Now: Hermès Galop d’Hermès Watch Collection

Galop d' Hermes

(This article by Roberta Naas first appeared in her Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com.) Hermès has long been known for its artistic style and its equestrian roots. The brand began as a maker of saddles and equestrian leathers before expanding into other luxury leather goods and accessories. As such, the unveiling of its Galop d’Hermès…

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Breitling Unveils Premier Norton Edition Watch In Cooperation With Norton Motorcycles

Earlier this week in New York, Breitling celebrated the arrival of the all-new Breitling Premier Norton Edition watch at an exclusive event in New York. Also present were Breitling’s “Cinema Squad” member Adam Driver, Norton Motorcycles CEO Stuart Garner, and Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert.They even brought in — for the first time in the U.S.A.…

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