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  • April 4, 2018

    Here Are the Top Three Takeaways From Baselworld 2018

    It is the biggest luxury jewelry and watch show of the year: Baselworld. The show recently closed its doors after a six-day event that proved highly successful. Retailers, consumer and journalists from around the world converged on Baselworld to see the newest, latest and greatest timepieces make their debuts. In most cases, these watches were […]

  • March 23, 2018

    Three Important Watch Trends Already Spotted at Baselworld

    The Baselworld Fair just opened, and already we are seeing key trends emerge, including an emphasize on interchangeable watch straps, the introduction of new materials and a general downsizing of case sizes for men and women.
    Interchangeability and versatility. As witnessed already at SIHH, watch brands are recognizing that consumers today like choice. As such, we […]

  • February 16, 2018

    Breguet and Panerai Celebrate the Chinese New Year With ‘Year of the Dog’ Watches

    Happy Chinese New Year! This Friday, February 16, marks the start of the Year of the Dog, the 11th sign in the Chinese Zodiac. To mark this momentous occasion, the master artisans at Breguet and Panerai have created limited-edition dog-themed watches.

    The dog embodies certain important traits that include loyalty, bravery, honesty and devoted attention. The […]

  • 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 […]