Lamborghini Head Stephan Winkelmann, Monterey Classic Car Week & an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Aug22

Lamborghini Head Stephan Winkelmann, Monterey Classic Car Week & an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann Announcing Grande Giro It’s been a busy week for Automobili Lamborghini President & CEO Stephan Winkelmann.  First, at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California, he announces Lamborghini’s plans for their 50th Anniversary in 2013, which includes the Grande Giro Lamborghini 50º Anniversario, a 1200 km Lambo rally from Milan to the factory in Sant’Agata...

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition: Tantalum Is Back
Jul03

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition: Tantalum Is Back

Soccer elite and Audemars Piguet brand ambassador Lionel Messi finally has his own watch, or rather his own three watches.  Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition, the first limited edition of the new 41 mm Royal Oak Chronograph. Presented in three case materials, steel, rose gold and platinum, each of the 1000 pieces feature a tantalum bezel.  See above for the breakout.  I really like the rose gold.  The...

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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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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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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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