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  • March 23, 2017

    The World’s Biggest Watch Fair, BaselWorld, Starts Today

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    Every year since we can remember, the world’s largest and, perhaps, most important watch exhibition, BaselWorld, has taken place in Basel, Switzerland, in March. This year, the exhibition runs from March 23 until March 30. This is a huge affair, with hundreds of watch brands unveiling their newest timepieces — watches that are sure to set wrist trends for […]

  • March 21, 2017

    Rolex Rated the World’s Most Reputable Brand

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    We all know Rolex has a pristine reputation, but that fact has been proven by the Global RepTrak 100 rankings. According to the Reputation Institute that publishes the list on corporate reputations, Rolex topped the ranking — for the second year in a row.
    Interestingly, Rolex was the only watch brand listed on the Top 100 ranking. It […]

  • March 17, 2017

    Clock Lovers Won’t Want to Miss a Special ‘Winterthur’ Webinar This Sunday

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    If you love clocks and their history, you may well be interested in the upcoming webinar being offered by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC). The webinar is entitled “Hidden History: Clock and Watch Records in the Riggs Archive at Winterthur.”
    Taking place on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. EST, the presentation will […]

  • February 24, 2017

    Meet the High-Tech Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech Watch

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    At SIHH this year, Panerai surprised and delighted us once again with the unveiling of the super high-tech LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch. The bold timepiece is crafted in Carbotech — a composite material based on carbon fiber.
    Rarely used in watchmaking, Carbotech has matte black appearance offering a unique finish every time. The material is made using sheets of carbon […]

  • February 20, 2017

    A Look at the Stricter 2017 Guidelines on ‘Swiss Made’ Watches

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    The Swiss Federal Council recently approved a partial revision of its “Swiss made” ordinance for watches, effective as of January 1, 2017. The revision strengthens the label requirements for watches and movements and aligns them more with the new “Swissness” legislation that has been updated since its 2013 adoption by the Swiss Parliament.

    Any watch bearing the indication “Swiss” or […]

  • January 24, 2017

    SIHH 2017: The Year of the Women’s Watch

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    Every year we see more and more women breaking into the typically masculine world of luxury timepieces, and it seems luxury brands have noticed and embraced this as well. At this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie de Geneve (SIHH), the first of the major fine timepiece showcases of the year, which wrapped up […]

  • December 5, 2016

    Phillips Auction House Wraps Up Year With Record Watch Sales

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    It’s been a wild and wonderful ride at auction this year for timepieces. As the month of December sees several final auctions, we are already getting great results — results that bode well for the argument that a watch is a fine investment in your future.
    Just this week, Phillips Auction House sold, among others, several watches […]

  • November 14, 2016

    Meet the Winners of the Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneve 2016 Watch Awards

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    Last week we brought you a story about the annual watch awards known as the Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneve (GPHG) and showed a few brands we carry that were in the final running. Well, the winners have been announced and we are pleased to bring some of the results to you now. Oh, and […]

  • November 9, 2016

    Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneva Honors Top Timepieces of 2016

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    One of the watch industry’s biggest events —The Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneva (GPHG) — takes place tomorrow in Geneva. Every year for the past 15 years, the GPHG has celebrated the finest timepieces on the market by honoring one watch in a host of different categories.
    This year there are 12 categories, including Ladies, Ladies High-Mech, […]

  • October 18, 2016

    Baume & Mercier Unveils Clifton Perpetual Calendar

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    It isn’t every day a Swiss watch brand in the affordable luxury category, such as Baume & Mercier, unveils a more expensive complicated watch. In fact, for this brand, it is only about once a year. To demonstrate its technical savior-faire and true watchmaking capabilities, once annually for the past five years, Baume & Mercier […]