La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle Earn World Heritage Site Status

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Swiss watchmaking centers La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle have been named UNESCO World Heritage sites. The neighboring towns, with populations of about 37,000 and 10,000 respectively, are located in … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre: Master Grande Ultra Thin in Black

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Jaeger-LeCoultre is launching a new Master Grande Ultra Thin with a black dial. It is being delivered to retailers as this is written. The 40mm Master Grande Ultra Thin is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre … [Read more...]


A Rose Gold by Any Other Name…

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An oft-discussed topic among watch aficionados - and one that arises for us reporters each year during Basel and Geneva - is what differentiates rose gold from pink gold from red gold. I’ve been … [Read more...]


Franc Vila’s Unique Piece for Only Watch

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Franc Vila unveils his unique piece for the Only Watch auction: the first fully black watch in the "Cobra" collection. Cobra timepieces are created for aficionados of extreme sports. Built to … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre Launches Reverso Squadra Lady

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Two years after the advent of the Reverso Squadra for men, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a collection dedicated to women. The boldly styled Reverso Squadra Lady offers two faces, a fast and easy to use … [Read more...]


Parmigiani Celebrates New Film “It Might Get Loud”

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On June 24 Parmigiani Fleurier hosted an after party following the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures Classics’ rock and roll film documentary "It Might Get Loud," featuring guitar legends Jimmy … [Read more...]


25 Arrested in Harry Winston Paris Robbery

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The Associated Press is reporting that French police arrested 25 suspects in connection with last year's multi-million dollar robbery at Harry Winston jewelers in Paris. Police recovered some of the … [Read more...]


Seiko Sportura Kinetic Direct Drive

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For 2009 Seiko has re-engineered the Sportura collection. Familiar elements like black dials, anti-reflective sapphire crystals and red and orange accents remain, but the designs have been refined. … [Read more...]


Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm Titanium

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Panerai's Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm Titanium is the latest descendent of the legendary Luminor. The distinctive case shape and lever bridge are retained, but otherwise, new features abound. The … [Read more...]


Just Say the Word: Pronouncing Tough Watch Terms

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Parlay voo fransay? If not, you may be having a helluva time pronouncing many common watch terms. That’s because French isn’t just the language of lovemaking, it’s also the language of … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tourbillon Continents

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Jaeger-LeCoultre is well known for its enamel artistry, and for 2009 the Manufacture launches two new series illustrating two traditional enamel techniques – grand feu and champlevé enameling – … [Read more...]


Ulysse Nardin Diver Perpetual Limited Edition

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Ulysse Nardin's Diver Perpetual Limited Edition combines the best of 2 popular worlds: rugged, oversize dive watches and easy-to-set perpetual calendars. UN's was the first perpetual that allowed all … [Read more...]


Hamilton Ventura XXL: Blue Hawaii for the 21st Century

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2010 would have been Elvis's 75th birthday, and to mark the occasion, Hamilton is producing two new versions of the Ventura, made famous by the King in his 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii". One commemorative … [Read more...]


Wyler Tourbillon WT3: The First Poinçon du Jura Watch

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Wyler Genève's WT3 Tourbillon is the first timepiece to be produced under the new Poinçon du Jura quality label. To meet the Poinçon du Jura criteria, a movement must be 100% Swiss made, and at … [Read more...]


Vacheron Launches Final “Les Masques” Series

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Vacheron Constantin organized an elegant evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York as part of the inauguration of “African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: a … [Read more...]


Handcrafted Time ’09 Exhibition This Week in Bern

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A special exhibition of handcrafted, complicated timepieces is being held this week at the Time Gallery, Brunngasse 58, 3011 Bern, Switzerland. Twelve well-known watchmakers and brands will display … [Read more...]


New Colors for the Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 Meters

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Last year Alpina launched its Extreme Diver 1000 Meters. For Spring/Summer 2009, Alpina introduces four new dials: Yellowtail, Orange Sunset, Côte d'Azur and Black Ocean. The Extreme Diver 1000 … [Read more...]


Downturn Batters Watch Industry

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The evidence is mounting that the long and bitter global recession is taking a severe toll on the Swiss watch industry. With demand for watches down nearly everywhere, Swiss watch firms are cutting … [Read more...]


Vincent Perriard Steps Down as Concord Global President

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Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) announced today that Vincent Perriard, Global President of Concord, will leave the company. The Concord brand was re-launched with bold new designs in 2007 and their C1 … [Read more...]


Steve McQueen’s Rolex Brings Record $234,000

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Steve McQueen's Rolex Submariner Ref. 5512 brought $234,000 including buyer's premium at Antiquorum's summer sale in New York City yesterday, setting a world record for that reference. Another McQueen … [Read more...]