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  • January 10, 2018

    Darkest Hour and Breguet

    Congratulations to Gary Oldman! Golden Globes winner in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama,” for his portrayal as Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
    To help complete the actor’s portrayal of the legendary British Prime Minister, Breguet created a replica of his iconic pocket watch – the Breguet […]

  • December 14, 2017

    Dazzle Them With Diamond Watches for the Holidays

    There is definitely truth in the statement, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” That’s why watchmakers offer so many variations on diamond timepieces. The gemstones appear in many forms, from the subtly understated to the fully embellished. Diamond watches can be found at any price range — thanks to the variety of diamonds used in […]

  • December 8, 2017

    Understanding What Power Reserve Means

    When we show a mechanical watch to connoisseurs, they often ask, “How much power reserve does it have?”  What we in America call Power Reserve, the Swiss refer to as “Reserve de Marche,” and we want to explain what it means and how a watch is endowed with power.

    Essentially, when a mechanical watch is fully […]

  • October 20, 2017

    ‘Elite Traveler’ Magazine Publishes Top 50 Watches of 2017

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    In its September/October issue, the prestigious Elite Traveler Magazine — authorities on all things luxury — published its “Top 50 Watches of 2017″ list. The 20-page cover feature is a behemoth reportage of the top watches to enter the market in 2017.
    The carefully curated selection was made by Elite Traveler contributing editor, Roberta Naas. […]

  • August 24, 2017

    1929 Mercedes Benz Wins Rolex Best of Show Award at Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance

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    If you are a car lover as well as a watch lover, then you know that this past week was filled with exciting motorsports events, including the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and all of the gatherings, tours, races and exhibitions that take place around it. Easily one of the most prestigious auto events in […]

  • August 8, 2017

    The ABCs of Watch Terminology, Part 2

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    In an earlier post, we reviewed some basic watch terminology that refers to the outside of a timepiece — from the case to the bezel, dial, crown and lugs. Today, we take this to the next level, where we identify some of the other features/functions you may find on a watch.

    Subsidiary Dial/Subdial. Often, instead of having […]

  • August 3, 2017

    The ABCs of Watch Terminology, Part 1

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    We often have customers ask us questions, such as “Is it a dial or a face?” or “What do you call the stem on the watch at 3 o’clock?” The truth is, watch terminology can be daunting, and while many connoisseurs and watch lovers have the terms down pat, newbies to the art of loving […]

  • June 29, 2017

    Watches and Water Resistance: Is Your Watch Ready to Take the Plunge?

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    Summer has arrived, and with it comes a host of wonderful outdoor activities — most of which involve water. Before you dive in, make sure the watch on your wrist is ready to take the plunge with you.
     
    Even though a watch may say it is water resistant, it may not be resistant enough — plain […]

  • June 1, 2017

    Top 10 Countdown to Watch Fair: #1 TAG Heuer Connected Modular

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    We have finally made it to our number one!
     
    With the same forward-thinking approach that inspired them to launch the first TAG Heuer Connected watch last year, it’s no surprise that TAG continues to hone its product by introducing the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45.
     
    While TAG’s original smartwatch gave its wearer the ability to customize […]

  • May 31, 2017

    Top 10 Countdown to Watch Fair: #2 Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

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    A rattrapante features two seconds hands attached to the chronograph module; starting the chronograph triggers both hands to start simultaneously, a second push stops the first second hand while the second continues tracking time, and a third push catches the stopped hand up to the moving hand.
     
    This complication is no easy feat to design, […]