2013 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve: Complete Prize List
Nov19

2013 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve: Complete Prize List

Friday evening saw the awards ceremony of the 13th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the Grand Théâtre de Genève.  Frédéric Beigbeder awarded the GPHG’s fifteen prizes to the winners in front of an audience of 1,500 watch industry stakeholders, politicians and other VIPs, including Ueli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation.   Top prize, the “Aiguille d’Or”, went to Girard-Perregaux...

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII and Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Editions Le Petit Prince
Oct19

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII and Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Editions Le Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is probably one of the most beloved children’s books ever penned.  As a matter of fact, it is the most translated French book.  There is something about that Little Prince, that golden-haired boy in a scarf, and the wonderfully childlike way he views the world (or in his case worlds) that speaks to everyone and teaches us to see snakes digesting elephants and sheep in a box.  And,...

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F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]
Oct19

F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]

Another 2013 Anniversary… Yes, another one.  You can add F.P. Journe to the list of anniversaries this year along with Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Rolex, Caterham, Fiat and Tag Heuer.  The first watch Francois-Paul Journe ever made was created in 1983, and the F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Toubillon pays homage to that watch.  Seriously, did everything good happened on a year ending in “3”?  I was also born...

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Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage
Oct14

Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage

Watches can be amazing.  Some watches are tools, implements of amazing craftsmanship and mechanical wizardry by which we can track the passage of seconds, minutes, hours and days with greater and greater accuracy and technical precision.  Other watches are art, objects of extreme creativity for which the telling of time works part and parcel with its design, enhancing its beauty.  And, an extraordinary few watches are both.  They have...

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Introducing the HAUTLENCE Avant-Garde HLRQ 01
Oct08

Introducing the HAUTLENCE Avant-Garde HLRQ 01

Whenever I see a watch like the HAUTLENCe Avant-Garde HLRQ 01, I realize just how big the watch world is and how many more I really, really want.  Hard to pronounce, but easy to look at, the HAUTLENCE Avant-Garde HLRQ 01 is one of those watches that make you fall in love with watchmaking all over again. In the same vein as brands like Urwerk, MB&F and Hyt, Hautlence was founded in 2004 to create “original concepts in reading...

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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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Editors Picks: Our Favorite Pre-Baselworld Releases
Apr11

Editors Picks: Our Favorite Pre-Baselworld Releases

It’s times like these when I love the fact that no one waits until an official debut before releasing photos and details of the newest watches and cars.  Baselworld 2013 is just a few weeks away, and because most of us won’t have the opportunity to jet to Switzerland to see their latest offerings in person, the watchmaking powers-that-be have been kind enough to give us a glimpse behind the curtain.  So, here are a few of...

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Ressence Type 3: An Inception Watch Controlled by Magnets Suspended in Liquid
Apr04

Ressence Type 3: An Inception Watch Controlled by Magnets Suspended in Liquid

My first thought when I saw the Ressence Type 3 is that it’s a bit of an inception watch, a dial within a dial within a dial.  Little did I know it is actually an inception watch controlled by magnets and suspended in liquid.  Intrigued?  I am.  Here’s how it works. At first glance, you’ll notice that the dial is curved along with the anti-reflective sapphire crystal.  That’s due to Ressence using a...

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The Pebble E-Paper Watch: The Closest Thing to an iWatch Yet
Mar22

The Pebble E-Paper Watch: The Closest Thing to an iWatch Yet

It all started on KickStarter.  68,929 backers.  $10,266,845 pledged of an original goal of $100,000.  That’s 10,267 percent of the original funding goal.  OVER 10,000 PERCENT!  Earlier this year, the Pebble E-Paper Watch became the most highly funded KickStarter project ever with over 85,000 units pre-sold, and it is certainly causing quite a ruckus.  I can definitely understand why.   First off, what is it?  It’s a...

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Introducing the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid
Mar12

Introducing the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Lately, I’ve been focusing a lot on the Vroom part of Tick Tick Vroom but with the introduction of the new watch from Arnold & Son, the Time Pyramid I’m getting back to the Tick Tick.  This is an absolutely beautiful watch with an appealing blend of Swiss engineering visible through the skeletonizing blended with classic British timepiece design. –> Arnold & Son Unveils Its...

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