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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Nordschleife Racetrack 85th Anniversary Watch
May28

Nordschleife Racetrack 85th Anniversary Watch

As evidenced by my fondness for the Girard-Perregaux Ferrari watches, I love it when the timepiece industry and the auto industry team up.  Cars and watches are a match made in heaven.  The two of them together are like steak and lobster, torque and horsepower, gin and vermouth.  So when a new car-watch duo comes to market, I am suitably excited.  This time is not different.  This pairing involves what is perhaps the most iconic...

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Aston Martin One-77 Crashes in Hong Kong
May27

Aston Martin One-77 Crashes in Hong Kong

Wrecked Aston Martin One-77 in Hong Kong Today is a sad day in the world of cars.  The streets of Hong Kong saw an accident involving an ultra rare Aston Martin One-77.  This is the first of the seventy-seven $1.8 million Astons to be wrecked.  No details on the accident or driver are available as of this moment, but the car has been confirmed as being from Shenzhen, China and very recently delivered.   The driver appears to have...

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Francois-Henry Bennahmias named as Audemars Piguet global General Manager ad Interim

Philippe Merk, the current Chief Executive Officer and the board of directors of Audemars Piguet Holding SA are parting ways due to “differences in company strategy.”  The AP board has named current Audemars Piguet (North America Inc.) CEO, Francois-Henry Bennahmias as the General Manager ad interim. Mr. Bennahmias has been with AP since 1996 and has been CEO of APNA since 1999.  I can think of no one better to take the...

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Vintage Hamilton Thin-o-Matic
May22

Vintage Hamilton Thin-o-Matic

With the rising popularity of styles from the 1960’s championed in the media by shows like Mad Men and the ill-fated Pan Am, it’s not surprising that the watch industry is bringing back updated versions of popular Don Draper-esque ’60s watches.  Vulcain Watches with their famous Cricket Alarm watch are making a comback.  Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Extra-Thin and Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 line...

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Rare Girard-Perregaux Ferrari 250 Testarossa Edition
May22

Rare Girard-Perregaux Ferrari 250 Testarossa Edition

GP Ferrari 250 TR Edition #13/50 Ferrari is no stranger to teaming up with watch brands for some really cool co-branded timepieces.  Their current partner, Hublot, recently launched the Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold, which, despite the name, is one of (I think) 2012’s coolest watches.  Before Hublot, it was Panerai.  Perhaps, though, the most interesting and understated limited Ferrari editions came when the maker of the Prancing...

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2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP…The GP Is Back.
May12

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP…The GP Is Back.

2012 Mini John Cooper Works GP This just in from the worst kept secret department…Mini has just announced version 2.0 of their famed GP in a limited production run of 2000 units.  Back in 2006, because they were installing their John Cooper Works options in the factory instead of in the dealerships, Mini had the idea to take the JCW to a higher and limited production level and produce the 2006 Mini Cooper GP.  That GP had the...

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Carroll Shelby: Godfather of American Muscle Cars Dies at the Age of 89
May11

Carroll Shelby: Godfather of American Muscle Cars Dies at the Age of 89

Carroll Shelby      From Shelby American (www.ShelbyAutos.com) The car world lost one of the greats last night.  Carroll Shelby died at the age of 89 after being hospitalized for pneumonia.  He was the father of Cobra, the tuner of Mustangs and the artist behind the Ford GT40 that swept the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.   Carroll Shelby changed the automotive landscape forever with his creations.  While he may have started out as a...

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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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3rd Annual Exotics Exposé Car Show to Benefit the Children’s Medical Center of NY
May04

3rd Annual Exotics Exposé Car Show to Benefit the Children’s Medical Center of NY

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Have an itch to hang out around Bugatti Veyrons and Ferrari F40s you just can’t seem to scratch?  Want to donate $25?  Well then, do I have news for you. ExoticsExpose.com This Sunday, May 6, the New York area exotic car club, Exotics Exposé is holding their 3rd annual car show to benefit the Steven and Alexandria Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York.  The show runs from...

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