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Mountain Climbing: Montblanc’s Journey to Haute Horlogerie

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In this profile piece from WatchTime's January-February 2009 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan reveals how Montblanc, a brand best known for pens, entered the heady world of haute horlogerie, and explores the brand's ultra-complicated Grand Tourbillon Heures Mystérieuses. … [Read more...]

SlingShox for G-Shocks

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Avid Casio G-Shock fans looking to upgrade their collection on the cheap are advised to check out a recently launched brand of G-Shock accessories known as SlingShox — a line of silicone skins that wrap around existing G-Shock models to give the watch a new look. The skins allow for customization of G-Shocks, greatly increasing the color options. Eighteen colors are currently available at … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: TAG Heuer Racer Smartphone

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TAG Heuer has built its reputation as a watch brand largely on its close association with auto racing. Now, as the 150-year-old Swiss company continues its growth from watchmaker into lifestyle brand, it introduces the Racer, which it calls the first Swiss luxury touch-screen smartphone made entirely from materials used in auto racing and aviation. … [Read more...]

Buben and Zorweg’s Grand Collector Inbuilt

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Buben and Zorweg, a company specializing in watch winders and display cases, has released their newest piece, the Grand Collector Inbuilt. Designed to be a discreet storage case, the Grand Collector Inbuilt can be integrated into spaces such as walk-in wardrobes and safe rooms. The doors of the case can be tinted glass, or a two-way mirror, which becomes transparent when the interior lights are … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: Pens for Watch Lovers

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Watch companies have upped the ante in the quality of their branded accessories — particularly in the case of fine writing implements, a category near and dear to the hearts of many watch collectors. In this 2009 column by Fine Pens writer Jan DiVincenzo, the first in our online archive of WatchTime's popular lifestyle columns, we take a look at some of the standouts. In pairing a watch with … [Read more...]

LeDIX Furtif by Celsius X VI II

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After five years in development, Celsius X VI II has released LeDIX Furtif, a mechanical mobile phone. This timepiece/cellphonefeatures an off-center tourbillon and the "Remontage Papillon," a system housed in the hinge of the phone, providing the watch movement with an additional three hours’ power reserve with each opening. The case is made of all black carbon fiber. There are three limited … [Read more...]

Döttling’s Liberty Barcelona Watch Safe

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Safe manufacturer Döttling has announced the Liberty Barcelona safe. Its design is inspired by the famous Barcelona Chair, created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929. The safe will be manufactured in a limited edition of 29 numbered pieces and will be available in the German and European security grades I-V depending on the security requirements of the buyer. … [Read more...]

Orbita’s Sempre is Automatic Winder for Manual-Wind Watches

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During our annual visit to Orbita at this year's Las Vegas watch and jewelry shows, we saw an impressive collection of new and existing winders of all sizes, holding anywhere from a single watch to as many as 48. And of course, the vast majority of these and most other winders are equipped to supply power to automatic (that is, self-winding) watches by rotating them at regular intervals so the … [Read more...]

Montegrappa Presents Pope With a Unique Pen

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News for pen aficionados: Montegrappa presented to Pope Benedict XVI a Montegrappa N.S. Virgen de Guadalupe Pen. The gift commemorates his first visit to Mexico, while also celebrating the first 100 years of the Montegrappa brand. The pen is an exclusive Montegrappa creation, crafted this year to mark the 480th anniversary of the appearance of the patron saint of Mexico and Latin America, Our Lady … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: The Gucci Time Box by Scatola del Tempo

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Gucci has teamed up with Scatola del Tempo, an Italian manufacturer specializing in watch winders and boxes, to produce the Gucci Time Box, a luxuriously appointed watch winder that bears the design influence of Gucci's renowned creative director, Frida Giannini. … [Read more...]

IWC Opens its Flagship New York Boutique with VIP Gala, Limited-Edition Watch

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Some would say that IWC Schaffhausen opening its first U.S. flagship boutique in New York City is long overdue; after all, the brand, which was established in 1868, has the distinction of being one of the very few Swiss brands to be founded by an American, Florentine Ariosto Jones. This week, IWC cut the ribbon on this long-awaited landmark, located on New York's fashionable Madison Avenue, in … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin and Visconti Create Unique Fountain Pen

For more than 165 years, Ulysse Nardin has created exclusive timepieces. Now the manufacture from Le Locle has teamed up with writing instrument specialist Visconti to present a classic communication tool the reflects the finest traditions of passion and craftsmanship. … [Read more...]

New Tourbillon Pen Compliments Cufflinks

Totally Worth It, the U.S. distributor of luxury watch brands including Armin Strom, Hautlence, Linde Werdelin and Ladoire, presents the TF Est. 1968 "Tourbillon" Pen to match the TF Est. 1968 cufflinks. The pen, available in several finishes, mounts the "tourbillon" at a 45° angle on the top, making it easily visible when the pen is in your pocket. Find pricing, availability and retailers … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer’s First U.S. Boutique: The Store, and the Story Behind It

TAG Heuer formally opened its first-ever USA boutique with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas on June 2. Attendees included TAG Heuer worldwide CEO Jean-Christophe Babin and Philippe Pascal, president of the LVMH Watch & Jewelry Group. WatchTime spoke with both. We look at the store, and the strategy behind it. … [Read more...]

Richemont Reports Strong Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31

Richemont saw strong sales growth across all segments and geographic regions for the year ended March 31, with the specialist watchmakers posting record sales and profits despite the stronger Swiss franc. The group reported record cash flow from operations of €1.696 billion. Operating profit increased by 63%, double the rate of growth of sales, to €1.355 billion. … [Read more...]

Gentlemen’s Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Still seeking the right gift for the watch aficionados and other men of discerning taste on your shopping list? Check out WatchTime’s lineup of luxurious items and accessories for some last-minute ideas. … [Read more...]

Racing Rarities Classic 1970s-era timepieces from TAG Heuer’s motorsports heyday go on the auction block.

The list of watch brands to which entire auctions have been devoted is short — Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, and a handful of others come to mind. TAG Heuer joins that elite group this year, just in time for the brand’s 150th anniversary. WatchTime previews the sale. … [Read more...]

Orbita Casetta Gets Rotorwind System

Orbita's Casetta watchwinder is now available with their patented Rotorwind System. The Casetta is available as a free-standing module or housed in a Brazilian Rosewood case with a high-gloss lacquer finish. The suede-lined cases are fitted with gold-plated quadrant hinges and a beveled glass viewing window. … [Read more...]

Buben & Zörweg Phantom High Fidelity Winder

Founded in 1995, Austrian-based Buben & Zörweg produces some of the finest watch winders, safes and clocks available today. At this year's JCK, they showed the Phantom High Fidelity, a winder that also houses a fine German sound system. The retro-futuristic unit, which holds up to eight watches, is constructed from race car-inspired materials including aluminum with macassar or carbon inlay, … [Read more...]

The NPD Group Acquires LGI Network

The NPD Group, a leading market research company, announced that it has acquired LGI Network, which provides retail point-of-sale information on fine watches and branded jewelry. NPD tracks sales of fashion watches and other accessories through its consumer and retail tracking services. … [Read more...]