Apple Watch… Should I Get One? (Price and Specs)
Sep13

Apple Watch… Should I Get One? (Price and Specs)

At the risk of sounding like an Apple fanboy… yes.  Yes you should. I want one and may very well get one when they come out in early 2015. Think of it this way, for $349 you can get what is essentially the most complicated watch of all time. It does every thing the Pebble smartwatch does plus soooooo much more.   No, it’s not as mechanically complex as an Audemars Piguet Equation of Time, but the Apple Watch does more...

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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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Hands-On with Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom, Stranger and other Boutique Exclusives and Novelties (EXCLUSIVE)
Jul23

Hands-On with Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom, Stranger and other Boutique Exclusives and Novelties (EXCLUSIVE)

How often do you get hands-on with amazingly rare and complicated Ulysse Nardin timepieces and chow down a great rare Kona-crusted New York strip in the process?  Yeah, not that often.  So, when I was invited to a dinner highlighting Ulysse Nardin’s latest über complications, Baselworld novelties and boutique exclusives at the Boca Raton Capital Grille, I leapt at the opportunity.  I mean… steak, champagne and...

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The Watches of the Gumball 3000
Jun07

The Watches of the Gumball 3000

In the last TickTickVroom post, I blabbered on about the starting grid of the 2014 Gumball 3000 rally, particularly about the incredible, amazing, wonderful, astonishing cars.  And, that is a very worthwhile topic.  However, wherever the wealthy gather to play with million dollar toys, some pretty great watches gather with them.  So, I thought I’d like to write a quick post on the Watches of the Gumball 3000.   In summary,...

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Titanium Patek Philippe with Flawless Diamond Case Back to Be Sold at Sotheby’s (UPDATE: SOLD)
May22

Titanium Patek Philippe with Flawless Diamond Case Back to Be Sold at Sotheby’s (UPDATE: SOLD)

[UPDATE: The Titanium Diamond Caseback Patek Philippe sold at the Sotheby’s New York Important Watches auction for a hammer price of $737,000.] For the past 20 minutes or so, I’ve been trying to come up with an interesting way to start this post, something that speaks to the rarity and extravagance of this watch.  But, I can’t come up with anything.  So, I’ll just put it this way… During the...

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Cesium 133 by Bathys: First Real Atomic Watch (Video)
Apr29

Cesium 133 by Bathys: First Real Atomic Watch (Video)

Some watches are innovative due to their mechanical complexities.  Others to their unique and original designs.  But, the Bathys Hawaii Cesium 133 changes the way time is kept by bringing the accuracy of atomic clocks to your wrist.   Traditionally, “atomic watches” are basically quartz watches that set themselves based upon radio signals received from larger atomic clocks, like the ones at the National Institute of...

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Christophe Claret Margot: She Loves It? She Loves It Not?
Apr24

Christophe Claret Margot: She Loves It? She Loves It Not?

She loves it.  Yep.  She does, despite the even number of petals.  The Christophe Claret Margot is the first women’s watch from the incredibly innovative Christophe Claret.  Similar in layout to the TTV Watch of the Year award-winning Christophe Claret Poker, the Margot takes the old flower-torturing “He loves me, he loves me not” game to a new mechanical and horological level.   The Christophe Claret Margot...

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Christophe Claret Poker: 2014 TickTickVroom Watch of the Year
Apr13

Christophe Claret Poker: 2014 TickTickVroom Watch of the Year

Like I said on our Car of the Year page, it’s officially TickTickVroom’s Second Anniversary. In honor of our terrible twos, we’ve made the annual TickTickVroom Awards consisting of the TickTickVroom Car of the Year and TickTickVroom Watch of the Year.   In case you didn’t read the COTY post, let me explain our process… Our anniversary falls on April 13.  So any car and any watch that comes to market...

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MB&F Starfleet Machine: A Star Trek Deep Space 9 Clock
Apr09

MB&F Starfleet Machine: A Star Trek Deep Space 9 Clock

The MB&F Starfleet Machine (YES, STARFLEET!!!) is by far the coolest, geekiest, most awesome clock I have ever seen.  I am a huge Trekie.  I love Star Trek, as is evidenced by my review of the De Bethune Dream Watch 5.  But, this clock… this masterful piece of nerdy goodness from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 takes Star Trek-inspired art to a whole new level.   It combines science fiction awesomeness with the...

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Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph
Mar29

Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph

The Patek Philippe 5960/1A Annual Calendar Chronograph may very well be the most controversial watch coming out of Baselworld 2014… In fact, this watch is probably the most controversial and divisive Patek Philippe in a long, long time.  I’ll give you a hint as to why… in Patek Philippe-speak the “1” stands for bracelet and the “A” stands for “Acier” which is French for steel. ...

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