2013 Year in Review… Cliche, Isn’t It…
Jan01

2013 Year in Review… Cliche, Isn’t It…

So, not only did we survive December 21st, 2012, we’ve made it all the way through 2013.  HA!  Take that Mayans!  Now that it’s 2014 (2014, weird, isn’t it?), I thought I’d do the most cliché thing blog-ily possible.  This is a TickTickVroom.com 2013 Year in Review post.   2013 was a banner year for TTV… a new, fancy-schmancy website, a bunch of cool road and track tests (sooooo much fun) and some...

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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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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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Zenith El Primero Lightweight: A Lighter Side of El Primero
Oct05

Zenith El Primero Lightweight: A Lighter Side of El Primero

I really like Zenith watches.  I’ve had a Zenith Elite for about 8 years, and it’s been great.  Whenever there is a new Zenith to take a look at, I’m always excited, especially when it is one from the famed El Primero line.  So, now that Zenith is presenting an ultra-light variation of their much-lauded El Primero Striking 10th, TickTickVroom is keen to check it out.  It’s called the Zenith El Primero...

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Ford EVOS Concept Is Confirmed for Salon Prive 2013
Jul22

Ford EVOS Concept Is Confirmed for Salon Prive 2013

The Salon Privé 2013 is coming up pretty soon.  The latest, greatest, rarest and coolest cars on Earth converge on Syon Park in London from the 4th to the 6th of September.  The latest car to confirm its presence at the Salon Privé is the Ford EVOS Concept car.   The Ford EVOS is a four-door, four-seater fastback whose awesome front and rear gullwing doors will never, ever make it to production.  Seriously, just look at those doors. ...

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Salon Prive Announces the 2013 Line-Up
Jun06

Salon Prive Announces the 2013 Line-Up

Riley 105 Transformable Coupe SALON PRIVÉ 2013 LINE-UP SEPTEMBER 4th to September 6th at West London’s Syon Park.  Featuring: The Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance The Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition The Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance The EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fayre The Luxury Retail Village Salon Privé, the UK’s most exclusive and...

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Debuts in UK in a Harrods Window
Apr29

Rolls-Royce Wraith Debuts in UK in a Harrods Window

Last month, Rolls-Royce pulled the cover from their new Ghost-based fast-back coupe, the Rolls-Royce Wraith at the Geneva Motor Show.  Now, fifty-four days later, the United Kingdom, home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, gets their debut of the latest Roller.  Only this time, the Wraith isn’t debuted at some auto show like this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but in the world-famous windows of the world-famous-er Harrods...

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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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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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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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