Bell & Ross AeroGT For the First Time, a Watchmaker Makes a Car... and It's a Legit Concept Car. Meet the AeroGT.
Mar25

Bell & Ross AeroGT For the First Time, a Watchmaker Makes a Car... and It's a Legit Concept Car. Meet the AeroGT.

For the First Time, a Watchmaker Makes a Car… and It’s a Legit Concept Car. Meet the AeroGT and BR 03-92 and BR 03-94 Watches that Go with It. AeroGT. Good name for a concept car but not a name you’d expect from a watchmaker. Actually, there’s nothing about watchmaker Bell & Ross’ AeroGT concept car that’s expected. Just let that sink in for a second… the concept car was created by Bell...

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Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.
Aug31

Apple Watch Review I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers.

I miss my watches, and so do a lot of others, which may be troubling news for watchmakers. It’s been a week since I got my 42mm Apple Watch in stainless steel with the Bright Blue Leather Loop strap. And, I figured it might not be a bad time for an Apple Watch Review. Over the past week, I’ve learned more than just a bit of fodder for an Apple Watch Review, I’ve realized that the Apple Watch (which I still think they...

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Apple Watch Is Here… (Price, Release Date) $349 Aluminum Apple Watch Sport Is a No-Brainer, but Is a $10K Apple Watch Worth It? Or, Do You Wait for Apple Watch 2 (in Probably a Year)?
Mar10

Apple Watch Is Here… (Price, Release Date) $349 Aluminum Apple Watch Sport Is a No-Brainer, but Is a $10K Apple Watch Worth It? Or, Do You Wait for Apple Watch 2 (in Probably a Year)?

While a $349 Aluminum Apple Watch Sport Is a No-Brainer, But Is a $10K Apple Watch Worth It? Or, Do You Wait for Apple Watch 2 (Which Will Probably Come in Like a Year)? An Apple Watch… am I getting one? Yes. Yes, I am. Mostly become I’m both an Apple addict and a watch addict. But, which is the Apple Watch to get? With 38 different models in two sizes (38 mm and 42 mm) and three different metals (or six if you split rose...

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Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.
Nov11

Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.

Henry Graves, Jr’s Patek Philippe Supercomplication, The World’s Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby’s Auction for a Record $24 Million. First question that pops into mind when looking at the Henry Graves, Jr. Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch is a practical one. $24 million price tag aside, who would ever carry a pocket watch weighing a massive 1 pound 3 ounces (aka 536 grams) and...

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter
Jul06

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

Seventy-five years ago, Oris made their first pilot’s watch.  Since then, they’ve made a bit of a name for themselves with watches like the Oris ProPilot Big Crown, the BC4 and the BC3.  I happen to be a big fan of the Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition and the candycane-esque Air Racing Edition III.  However, now, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter has debuted.  And, it is probably the coolest Oris pilot...

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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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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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Arnold & Son Instrument CTB: First Dead-Beat Seconds Chronograph
Mar26

Arnold & Son Instrument CTB: First Dead-Beat Seconds Chronograph

It’s Baselworld 2014, ladies and gentlemen.  That means the best and the brightest of the watch world are exhibiting their latest and greatest innovations in the art of time-keeping.  It seems this year there is a fare amount of modern takes on brands’ old models… a rehashing and updating of manufactures’ past standard-bearers (more on that in a later post).  Arnold & Son, on the other hand, has created...

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