Jaeger-LeCoultre & Batman: A Match Made in Gotham
Jul25

Jaeger-LeCoultre & Batman: A Match Made in Gotham

Dark Knight Rises Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso What do Dark Knight Rises and Batman: Forever have in common?  I’ll give you a hint: It’s not Alfred’s dry wit.  Don’t worry, I’ll wait.  Google away.  Yeah, no the Batmobile in Batman: Forever was really lame, so that’s not it.  Give up?  Ok, it’s Jaeger-LeCoultre.  A Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso emblazoned with the Bat-logo to be exact.  Hmmm…a...

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Jaeger-LeCoultre & the Diamond Jubilee
Jun04

Jaeger-LeCoultre & the Diamond Jubilee

Jaeger-LeCoultre Diamond Jubilee Calibre 101 It’s good to be the Queen; especially, when Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Official Timekeeper of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, decides to give you a diamond encrusted Calibre 101 as an anniversary gift.  When Queen Elizabeth II was coronated in 1953, sixteen months after she took the throne, a Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 graced her wrist.  So, as an homage to that Calibre 101 and to celebrate...

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Bremont Jaguar Watch for Lightweight E-Type to Debut at Pebble
Aug12

Bremont Jaguar Watch for Lightweight E-Type to Debut at Pebble

A few months ago, we told you about the plans Jaguar has to finish the eighteen car run of Lightweight Aluminum E-Types begun in 1963 by building the final six that didn’t make it into production the first time around. Those cars (video and photo gallery below) are going to debut on Thursday in Pebble Beach at the Concours D’Elegance.  However, what we didn’t know last May was that joining the mega-rare Jaguar XKE in its...

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Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P: Thinnest Mechanical Watch (Price) [SIHH]
Jan23

Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P: Thinnest Mechanical Watch (Price) [SIHH]

On display at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and built in celebration of the brand’s 140th birthday, the Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P is the thinnest mechanical watch… in the world.  And, at an astonishing thickness (or should I say thin-ness) of 3.65 mm the Altiplano 900P beats out the previous champ, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee, by a nearly-infinitesimal 0.4 mm. Jenny Craig...

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Nismo Watch Concept: A Nissan GT-R for Your Wrist [Video]
Sep24

Nismo Watch Concept: A Nissan GT-R for Your Wrist [Video]

Watches and cars go very well together.  So well, in fact, that I started a watch and car blog.  There have been a lot of watch and car combos over the years.  TAG Heuer and Mercedes.  Hublot and Ferrari.  Hublot and Senna.  Girard-Perregaux and Ferrari.  Oris and RAID Suisse-Paris Rally.  Breitling and Bentley.   The list goes on and on, but, they all have one thing in common.  They are watches with car themes.  Apart from a few...

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Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo MacDonough: A Tourbillon for the Polo Grounds
Aug31

Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo MacDonough: A Tourbillon for the Polo Grounds

Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo McDonough Every once and a while, a watch comes along whose design has been dictated, not by the whims of fashion and fads, but by the necessities dictated by function.  The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is one such watch.  The JLC Reverso, first released in 1931, was designed to be wearable by polo players during a match, hence the protected reverse side.  Now, Richard Mille has joined the match (pun intended)...

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Bremont: The Quintessential British Watch Brand
Jun04

Bremont: The Quintessential British Watch Brand

Today, across the pond, Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee.  Sixty years ago, she took the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Over those sixty years, the UK has made some significant impacts on the world, Lotus, the Jaguar XK-E, the McLaren F1, the Rolling Stones, Top Gear, HP Sauce, and Fish & Chips (though I think that may be older than 60) to name a few.  So, in honor of...

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SDW Hyperbar: Water Resistant to a Depth of 39,600 Feet
May28

SDW Hyperbar: Water Resistant to a Depth of 39,600 Feet

I like weird watches.  A watch that has some sort of extreme feature or function that sets it apart from the rest is fun.  But, in the ever proliferating interest manufacturers have in giving their timepieces unique complications, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a watch that is truly one-of-a-kind.  Thankfully, a company in Zürich, Switzerland called Chronotime AG makes the SDW Hyperbar.     The Hyperbar...

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2012 So Far: Year’s Best Watches
May08

2012 So Far: Year’s Best Watches

April is over, and that means 2012 is one-third complete.  A lot of cool stuff has happened this year, especially in the world watches.  With the 2012 editions of SIHH and Baselworld long since over, I though I’d run down a list of my favorite watches of 2012.  There is no particular reason they’re on this list other than they are unique, interesting, gorgeous, technologically fascinating or just plain cool.  Please let me...

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