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  • ruby1
    March 26, 2015

    Have You Ever Wondered Why Jewels Are Used Inside Watches?

    We have gotten a lot of questions from customers about why rubies are used inside watches as part of the watch movement, so we thought it was high-time we address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are predominantly synthetic rubies […]

  • basel2
    March 19, 2015

    Swiss Watch Show BaselWorld 2015 Opens Today

    Called BaselWorld, the Swiss watch fair that runs for an entire week in Basel, Switzerland, is not only the most important watch exhibition of the year, but also the most intense. In reality, the show is a marathon eight-day test of endurance and memory.

    As for the show itself, BaselWorld pictures just don’t do it justice. The […]

  • cotes1
    March 12, 2015

    A Look at the Cotes de Geneve Finishing

     

    For those who really love high-end luxury watches, you know how meticulously watch brands work to finish not only the watch case and dial — seen by all, but also the movement parts — rarely seen by anyone. It is because they take as much pride in what is under the hood, so to speak, […]

  • nato2
    March 10, 2015

    What Exactly Is a NATO Strap?

    What exactly is a NATO strap? We get that question a lot from customers because it is an odd reference. Essentially, a NATO strap is a military-style single strap that can be slipped through the watch lugs (the portion of the watch case that enables the strap to be attached at either side) and looped […]

  • March 6, 2015

    Baume & Mercier Redefines Classima

     

    In January at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva, we got to witness first hand the redefined Classima line from Baume & Mercier. This collection has always been popular, but now the brand has revamped it – adding important details that make it stand out in a crowd.
    The new collection offers men’s and women’s Classima timepieces. […]

  • February 24, 2015

    Cars, Watches and the Daytona 500

    This past weekend, the Daytona 500 took place in Daytona Beach, FL, though certain favorites didn’t make it to the final run, including Kyle Busch, who broke a leg and foot in a hard crash during the Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Nonetheless, the race was exciting – with Joey Logano […]

  • February 23, 2015

    The Big and the Bold: Jewelry Trends from the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet

    While we noticed a trend towards understated jewelry during past red carpets this year, the Oscars shined with eye-catching statement pieces that just started at bold earrings and sparkling ear cuffs, and wowed us with big bold necklaces and dazzling color.
     
    Big earrings were a big hit on this year’s Oscars red carpet. Naomi Watts offset […]

  • cartier2
    February 19, 2015

    Cartier Offers Versatility and Beauty

    We just wanted to take a moment to bring you a close-up look at some of the heart-stirring timepieces unveiled by Cartier at the recent SIHH. While these watches are too new to be in stores yet, they will be forthcoming later in the year. Each of these watches features a watch cover that is […]

  • president3
    February 16, 2015

    A Look at Presidential Watches From George Washington to Barack Obama

    Over the years, the Presidents occupying the White House have worn a good number of watch brands. In honor of President’s Day, we bring a closer look at how time was kept in the Oval Office.

    Our first president, George Washington, owned a Jean-Antoine Lepine pocket watch during his presidency. A friend traveling abroad in the late 1770s […]

  • February 12, 2015

    Red-Hot Watches for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is the ultimate romantic rendezvous. So, then, why do so many people give chocolate? Skip the chocolate and dazzle your loved one with a rich, red-hot watch that will remind her of you with every glance at her wrist. Our sure-fire recommendation is short and sweet: Give the gift of time.
    Some great watch options […]