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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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 Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar
Apr28

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar

So, the US Navy Fighter Weapons School and its TOPGUN training program moved from Air Station Miramar to Naval Air Station Fallon in 1996.  Actually Miramar isn’t even a Navy facility anymore.  It belongs to the US Marine Corps.  But, don’t tell IWC. Former US NAS Miramar       Current US MCAS Miramar The Pliot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar is part of a line of Pilot’s Watch Top Gun editions by IWC.  With...

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When It Comes to Watches, Older Is Often Better
Apr23

When It Comes to Watches, Older Is Often Better

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a bit of a watch nut.  I love following the brands.  I love seeing what comes out of SIHH and Baselworld ever year.  And, I love planning my dream collection.   There are a lot of great innovations in materials, complications and technologies out there.  There are some new watches that a most definitely drool-worthy (HYT H1, anything from MB&F, the Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101...

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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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Highlights from Baselworld 2012
Apr22

Highlights from Baselworld 2012

Baselworld 2012 ended today in Switzerland.  This year saw some very innovative, interesting and cool watches.  Here are some highlights of this year’s exhibition. MB&F HM4 RT Thunderbolt in Rose Gold Bulgari Serpenti Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch Blancpain Villeret with Flinque Lacquered Dial Chanel The Premiere Flying Tourbillon Tag Heuer MIKROGIRDER Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed in RG & Titanium Harry Winston Opus 12...

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HYT H1 Watch
Apr14

HYT H1 Watch

Ok, now this is new.  So new, HYT has filed seven patents for this watch alone.  The HYT H1 is a revolutionary new watch from the Hydro Mechanical Horologist at HYT led by former Concord CEO Vincent Perriard.  The H1 uses a “fluorescein” liquid-filled tube to indicate the hours.  It reminds me a bit of an old bubble level filled with neon green goop.  Two bellows, controlled and regulated by the mechanical movement, push and pull the...

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