Omega Co-Axial Chronometer Commercial is Beautiful

This Omega Co-Axial Chronometer commercial may be the most beautiful watch commercial I have ever seen, especially the clockwork Aston Martin DB5 at the 24 second mark.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL Limited Edition: Understated, Infinitely Usable, All Bond
Oct26

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL Limited Edition: Understated, Infinitely Usable, All Bond

Dum-Dum-Dee-Dum-Duuumm-DumDum.  Mr. Bond is back for the 23rd time in the new movie SKYFALL, which, coincidentally, also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the world’s favorite secret agent.  (Although, I’ve always preferred Agent 86, Maxwell Smart.)  Mr. Daniel Wroughton Craig will be portraying James Bond, Agent 007, and he will be sporting an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean. In honor of their supporting role as...

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Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.
Aug31

Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.

I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers. It’s been a week since I got my 42mm Apple Watch in stainless steel with the Bright Blue Leather Loop strap. And, I figured it might not be a bad time for an Apple Watch Review. Over the past week, I’ve learned more than just a bit of fodder for an Apple Watch Review, I’ve realized that the Apple Watch (which I still think they...

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Top 10 Watches Under $3,000 Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money
Dec17

Top 10 Watches Under $3,000 Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money

Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, the Our Ideas of the Best Watches for the Money… Best Watches Under $3,000, that is. Not all of us have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on watches. I know I don’t. But, less than $3,000… That’s much more doable. Watches under $500… $200… that’s downright parsimonious. As the usual suspects in terms of introduction to fine watch collecting (i.e....

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Hamilton Chrono-Matic Caliber 11: 1st Auto Chronograph
Feb15

Hamilton Chrono-Matic Caliber 11: 1st Auto Chronograph

I love vintage Hamiltons.  I’ve already written about the Hamilton Thin-o-Matic and the Hamilton Ventura.  This post is on the the Hamilton Chrono-Matic Caliber 11 chronograph.  The year is 1969.  And, Omega has just sent a Speedmaster Professional chronograph to the moon strapped to the wrist of some NASA astronauts.  Sadly, the Omega Moon Watch was simply a manual wind.  Had it been an automatic, Neil Armstrong’s famous...

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Rolex Opens a Boutique in Miami’s Design District
Jan17

Rolex Opens a Boutique in Miami’s Design District

Last night, Rolex opened a new stand-alone boutique owned by partner Luxury Swiss, LLC in Miami’s trendy Design District, the first in Miami.  Rolex USA president and CEO Stewart Wicht and head of Luxury Swiss, LLC, Seymour Holtzman, were joined by Rolex and Luxury Swiss, LLC execs, to celebrate the boutique’s grand opening.   Last night’s grand opening party saw about 250 guests including Miami celebs Raúl De...

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SWATCH Group Has Acquired Harry Winston for $750 Million
Jan14

SWATCH Group Has Acquired Harry Winston for $750 Million

Harry Winston OPUS 12 The last independent true high-end luxury watch and high jewelery marque headquartered in the United States, Harry Winston, is, alas, no longer independent, nor are they America-based.  In a $750 million cash deal, Swiss-based superbrand SWATCH Group has acquired Harry Winston’s watch and jewelry divisions as well as $250 million of the brand’s debt. For SWATCH, this is somewhat a departure from the...

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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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IWC’s New Manhattan Flagship Boutique
Apr23

IWC’s New Manhattan Flagship Boutique

IWC New York Boutique on 54th Street & Madison Avenue Two words: flight simulator.  Yes, flight simulator.  But, more on that later.  Last week IWC opened their long awaited New York flagship boutique on 54th and Madison.  I had the chance today to stop in and see if it was worth the wait.  It was.   Now, it seems as though every watch brand has a new or relatively new independent boutique.  57th Street alone has the Breitling,...

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