Antiquorum & The Consulate of Monaco Host Only Watch Reception in New York

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Watch Collectors, VIP guests, philanthropists, members of the press and representatives from the leading watch brands filled Antiquorum’s auction room on September 12 in New York City to get a closer look at the extraordinary timepieces offered in the upcoming “Only Watch” auction benefitting research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Find a link to over 100 images of the evening inside. … [Read more...]


Al Pacino Receives the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at Venice Film Festival

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Al Pacino is the recipient of the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award, a prize of the Venice International Film Festival dedicated to an artist who has left an original mark on contemporary cinema. The prize has previously been awarded to some of the greatest figures in film including: Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009) and Mani Ratnam (2010). … [Read more...]


Alpina and Cessna Hold Collaboration Event

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To celebrate their collaboration, Alpina and Cessna recently held an event at Cessna Aircraft’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. Selected VIP customers attended a presentation and viewed over 30 airplanes in different stages of production. Following the presentation, several Cessna planes were inspected in the main showroom, including a brand new Cessna Citation Mustang. … [Read more...]


Panerai Regatta Winner Awarded Timepiece

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Officine Panerai kicked off its title sponsorship of the 2011 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge in North America on August 12 with the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta at Marblehead, Massachusetts. The race attracted 65 classic and vintage boats. On Saturday night, the captains and crews enjoyed an elegant dinner with honored guest and speaker, the legendary yachtsman Ted Hood. … [Read more...]


Awards Presented in Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition

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On April 14 and 15 this year, 18 students from six Swiss watchmaking schools took part in the second Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition. The winners were honored on May 28, 2011, during a celebration at the Patek Philippe Museum in the presence of Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern as well as Robert Anguenot and Daniel Rochat. … [Read more...]


Richard Mille Forms Polo Team

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Richard Mille enters the world of polo with the introduction of the first Richard Mille Polo Team. The team’s four players are Argentinean Pablo MacDonough, who ranked number one on the 2010 World Polo Tour; fellow Argentinean Alejandro Muzzio; Prince Bahar from Brunei; and the UK-born Max Routledge. … [Read more...]


The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection

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The Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris is exhibiting a curated selection of 17 classic sports cars from the Ralph Lauren collection. These beautifully designed European automobiles were created between the 1920s and the 1990s. The collection includes the iconic 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé which inspired the Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch. Find stunning wallpaper images from the exhibition inside. … [Read more...]


Bubba and Rafa Test Richard Mille and Win

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Unlike most athletic brand ambassadors who don their watches after their events have ended, golf's longest hitter Bubba Watson and World #1 tennis star Rafael Nadal wear their Richard Mille timepieces while they compete, demonstrating that Mille's ultra-complicated movements can handle tough duty. Bubba and Rafa also win. … [Read more...]


Initial Report from Seiko: Tokyo Office Undamaged by Earthquake

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Seiko has issued a statement thanking those who have expressed concern, and providing an update on the status of the company and its employees in the wake of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan Friday afternoon local time. Find the complete text inside. … [Read more...]


Hublot Opens on Madison Avenue, and D-Wade Joins the Family

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It's only Wednesday and it has already been a busy week for Hublot. The brand's new boutique at 692 Madison Ave. in Manhattan is open for business, and Dwayne Wade has joined the brand as an ambassador. The boutique sports a prestigious address, as the premises are part of a historic Madison house dating from the 19th Century, situated in a block encompassing grand luxury houses. See more inside. … [Read more...]


Win a Reverso in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Treasure Hunt

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Jaeger-LeCoultre invites all brand aficionados to participate in an online competition “The Reverso Treasure Hunt” for the chance to win a Reverso or a trip to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture in Le Sentier, Switzerland. The competition is being held on the brand’s official Facebook page and will end on March 4th - the anniversary of the filing of the Reverso patent back in 1931. … [Read more...]


IWC is Official Timekeeper for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

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The Volvo Ocean Race is undeniably the world’s premier ocean race and one of the most demanding team sporting events in the world. Over the course of nine months, the teams will sail 39,270 nautical miles, crossing the globe's most treacherous seas. IWC Schaffhausen will be the official timekeeper for the 2011-2012 edition. … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre and Jon Hamm Introduce New Reversos

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Jaeger-LeCoultre North America President Philippe Bonay hosted an exclusive luncheon in New York City to introduce the newest addition to the Reverso line. Golden Globe nominee Jon Hamm, who previously hosted the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica event in October, was among the guests on hand to view the new Grande Reverso 1931. This was the first time the piece was shown in North America. … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre at the Dakar Rally 2011

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Jaeger-LeCoultre is putting its Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph to the test on the wrist of Greek motorbike racer Vasilis Orfanos during the world’s toughest and most demanding motorsports race: the Dakar Rally 2011. The race runs from January 1-16 in Argentina and Chile. The riders will cover a total of 9,500 kilometers across difficult terrain. … [Read more...]


TAG Heuer Reveals “Art of Watchmaking” Design Competition Winners

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TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design have unveiled the winners of the “Art of Watchmaking,” a 10-week competition that challenged eight teams of Parsons product design students to reinterpret TAG Heuer's classic Monaco chronograph. … [Read more...]


Ulysse Nardin Opens Flagship Boutique in Boca Raton

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More than 400 people attended the December 16 grand opening of the Ulysse Nardin U.S. flagship boutique at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall. Special guests included baseball greats Randy Johnson, Mike Piazza and Jeff Conine. Ulysse Nardin joined with Bobby Yampolsky of East Coast Jewelry to open the Boutique, which features more than 80 of UN's finest timepieces, including three models from the Limited Edition Boutique line. … [Read more...]


Michael Schumacher Joins the Audemars Piguet Family

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Seven-time world F1 champion Michael Schumacher has joined the Audemars Piguet family as the brand's newest ambassador. Schumacher holds the most prestigious records in motor racing. His 68 pole positions, 91 victories and 154 podium finishes make him the greatest racing driver of all time. Shumacher will contend to capture an amazing eighth F1 crown in 2011. … [Read more...]


Seiko Wins Sports Watch of the Year at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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Seiko's Spring Drive Spacewalk Commemorative Edition was named the Sports Watch of the Year at the 2010 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. This accolade is the most prestigious yet awarded to Seiko’s unique Spring Drive technology. The Spacewalk was taken into space by Richard Garriott and worn during his stay onboard the International Space Station in 2008. … [Read more...]


2010 Winners: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

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The watch world gathered in Geneva this past Thursday for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Prizes were awarded in several categories, including men's and ladies' watches, complicated watches, sports watches, design watches, and the coveted Aiguille d'Or or "Golden Hand" Grand Prix Award. Look inside for the complete list of winners for 2010. … [Read more...]


Images from WatchTime’s NYC Hublot Event

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This past Tuesday night, a select group of WatchTime friends attended an invitation-only event with Hublot at the elegant Park Avenue Autumn restaurant in Manhattan. About 50 attendees enjoyed an evening of delicious food and wine, fabulous watches, and a chance to meet Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver, U.S. president Beatrice de Quervain, Hublot's Mike Margolis, and WatchTime editors Joe Thompson, Mark Bernardo and Amy Bernstein. … [Read more...]


Tutima Academy Featured on MythBusters

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On October 20, MythBuster Tory Belleci faced his fear of flying during a harrowing aerobatic exercise at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety, a premier precision flight training school operated by legendary stunt pilot Sean D. Tucker in partnership with Tutima. The show's theme was fear, and to test his limits, Belleci flew with Sean as he used his small plane to bend the laws of physics. … [Read more...]


Carl F. Bucherer Wins Award for Best Advertising Campaign

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Readers of the Swiss watch magazine Montres Passion and online voters worldwide have selected Carl F. Bucherer as the winner of the 2010 “Prix du public de la Campagne Horlogère 2010” (award for the best watch campaign 2010, elected via public voting) with its Patravi EvoTec DayDate visual for the new advertising campaign “Ahead of the times”. The Bucherer visual was selected from more than 100 applicants. … [Read more...]


Cartier Takes Fine Watchmaking Line on the Road

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Now through March, Cartier is showcasing their entire Fine Watchmaking line throughout the United States. The tour began earlier this month, and there are eight stops remaining. This exclusive collection is rarely seen in one location. View these timepieces at Cellini in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City October 30-November 10. The remaining tour dates and locations are inside. … [Read more...]


Hublot and Manfredi Jewels Honor A Rod’s 600th Home Run

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On September 22nd at Yankee stadium, Hublot U.S. President Beatrice De Quervain and Roberto Chiappelloni of Manfredi Jewels presented Alex Rodriguez with a one-of-a-kind Big Bang King Power Black Magic created in honor of A Rod's 600th home run. At 35 years old, the Yankee star is the youngest player to reach 600, and he is one of only six Major Leaguers to achieve this milestone. … [Read more...]


Ben Affleck Wears Calibre de Cartier for Opening of The Town

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When Ben Affleck's new film The Town premiered at Boston's storied Fenway Park, the star (and writer/director) was wearing a Calibre de Cartier in stainless steel with white dial. Affleck's crime thriller is set in Boston, and Fenway is his favorite ball park, so the non-traditional premier location makes sense. … [Read more...]


Jean-Claude Biver Receives 2010 Entrepreneurship Gaia Award

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On September 16, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver received the "2010 Entrepreneurship" Gaia Award for "his career as a whole and his qualities as a visionary businessman and marketing genius". The award ceremony was held at the La Chaux-de-Fonds International Watchmaking Museum, and the award was presented by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Chairman of the Jury and Curator of the Museum. … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross Vintage Collection Launch Event

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Bell & Ross officially launched their new Vintage Collection with an event at the historic Cercle National des Armées in Paris on September 15. At the opening, the three Vintage Collection lines were on display: the Original, Heritage and Officer. These new timepieces draw their inspiration from pilot's watches of the 40s and 50s, and are all faithful to the original inspiration of the brand. … [Read more...]


Stallone Wears Panerai Luminor Regatta in The Expendables

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In his new movie The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone wears the Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante (PAM332). Panerai will produce only 500 examples of the chronometer-certified special limited edition, which features a split-second chronograph that counts down the 5 minutes to the start of a yacht race. … [Read more...]


Money Shot: IWC Lands Two Starring Roles in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

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IWC has secured another starring role on the big screen, this time in Oliver Stone’s upcoming film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Watches from Schaffhausen land on the wrists of both lead actors: Michael Douglas as the notorious Gordon Gekko and Shia LaBeouf as the innovative Jacob Moore. The film is the long-awaited sequel to Stone's 1987 Academy Award-winning Wall Street. … [Read more...]


Citizen Extends USTA Partnership Through 2015

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The United States Tennis Association has announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing marketing partnership with Citizen Watch Company. With the current partnership agreement set to expire following the 2010 U.S. Open, this new five-year extension will keep Citizen in place as a USTA Corporate Champion and as the Official Timekeeper of the U.S. Open through the 2015 event. Citizen has been a partner of the USTA and the U.S. Open since 1993. … [Read more...]