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Fabergé Wins Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Award

Fabergé Wins Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Award The annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards are considered the “Oscars” of the watch industry as they honor excellence in horological design and craftsmanship. For 2015, awards were presented in 12 categories and one of the winners was a stunningly gorgeous timepiece from the house of Fabergé. Taking top honors in the “High Mechanical” c...

The NBA’s Carmelo Anthony Talks Watches Carmelo Anthony admits that he knew nothing about luxury watches when he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets back in 2003. The Syracuse standout was so naïve about the value of fine timepieces that he gave the watch that was gifted to him for being a first round draft choice to his brother, not knowing that the A. Lange & Söhne model carried a price tag of...

Zenith Unveils the Pilot Type 20 Skeleton Limited Edition

Zenith Unveils the Pilot Type 20 Skeleton Limited Edition One of the hottest trends in luxury watches is the skeletonised design, a style that allows a look into the inner workings of the timepiece. One of the most impressive examples of this style was just introduced by Zenith as a limited edition. The Pilot Type 20 Skeleton – Westime Limited Edition is so limited that only three are available at...

Pebble CEO Predicts All Watches Will Get Smarter

Pebble CEO Predicts All Watches Will Get Smarter It’s getting harder to dismiss smartwatches as a passing fad when some of the biggest names in traditional timepieces are creating their own wearable devices. One of the early innovators in the field was Pebble, the upstart that got its smartwatches on the market ahead of major companies like Apple and Samsung. Now Pebble’s CEO is making a bold pred...

Dubai Watch Week Wraps Up

Dubai Watch Week Wraps Up The first Dubai Watch Week event took place over five days in October and brought together some of the industry’s major players to enjoy panel discussions, watch exhibitions and getting to meet the CEOs of major names in luxury timepieces. The event was organized by retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in partnership with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Grand Pri...

Dutch Baron’s Watch Collection Up for Auction

Dutch Baron’s Watch Collection Up for Auction You may think your own collection of watches is pretty impressive but when it comes to amassing thousands of fine timepieces, few could top the Dutch nobleman whose collection is being auctioned off next month. The late Jan Willem Frederik baron van Wassenaer came from a Dutch family that can trace its roots back to the 13th century but even more impre...

Tissot Unveils New Line of NBA Watches

Tissot Unveils New Line of NBA Watches Baseball season is over for another year and now the spotlight turns to basketball, especially the kind played by the NBA. Swiss watchmaker Tissot picked this most opportune time to introduce a partnership with five NBA teams and a new line of watches. Tissot has a major interest in the NBA since the watch brand has inked a reported six-year $200 million deal...

Breitling to Debut Exospace Smartwatch

Breitling to Debut Exospace Smartwatch Swiss watchmakers may have started out dismissing the idea of smartwatches but one by one, some are deciding that if you can’t lick ‘em, join ‘em. Now Breitling will soon become the latest maker of traditional luxury timepieces to market its own wearable device. At the 2015 Basel World watch show back in March, Breitling displayed a prototype called the B55 C...

AT&T Debuts NumberSync for Smartwatches

AT&T Debuts NumberSync for Smartwatches One of the weaknesses of many current smartwatches is that they require connection to a smartphone in order to do all those cool things that owners expect their device to do. That could be changing in the near future as one wireless carrier is about to launch a new feature that will allow smartwatches to be less dependent on the connectivity of the owner...

James Bond Rolex Submariner Going Up for Auction

James Bond Rolex Submariner Going Up for Auction For more than 50 years, one of the best reasons to watch James Bond movies has been the gadgets. No one has ever had better toys than Agent 007 and that includes his choice of watches. Now one of the more memorable timepieces is about to go on the auction block. A Rolex watch is always a handy item to have on your wrist but in the 1973 film “Live an...

Apple Offers In-Store Promotion on Apple Watch

Apple Offers In-Store Promotion on Apple Watch It’s pretty rare for Apple to run a promotion on a brand new product but that’s just what the tech giant is doing right now with the Apple Watch. While a $50 discount may sound tempting, the limitations on this deal are likely to discourage most potential buyers. From October 30 through November 15, Apple is offering a $50 discount off the purchase of...

Tourneau Tells How to “Fall Back”

Tourneau Tells How to “Fall Back” It’s that time of the year that watch collectors dread—the end of Daylight Savings Time. At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, November 1st, we will gain that hour that we lost back in the spring. That’s a good thing, especially for those who stayed up late enjoying Saturday night’s Halloween revelry, but a major chore if you have to bring your large collection of w...

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