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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 […]

  • January 5, 2017

    Our Most Popular Watches of 2016

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    2016 was an amazing year for the watch world, filled with innovative introductions and updates to well-known classics. To prepare for what is sure to be another year of groundbreaking timepiece debuts, we decided to take a look at which pieces were our most popular this past year, and the results were quite interesting. The […]

  • December 9, 2016

    How to Build a Great Watch Wardrobe

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    With the holidays here, you are most likely contemplating the perfect gift — or maybe even a self purchase. We know that a watch is a great, timeless investment — one that can hold its value for years to come.
    While our customers often have varying degrees of passion about watches, some have gotten hooked on the singular […]

  • 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 […]

  • December 1, 2016

    3 Things You Need to Know About Buying Watches as Gifts

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    A nice watch can be a great gift for several people on your list, but finding the right one can be a bit tricky.  We want to help take the stress out of the shopping experience by offering a bit of advice about what to look for when buying a watch for a loved one.
    1. Think […]