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Presidential Watches: 9 Timepieces Owned by U.S. Presidents

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With Election Day right around the corner, we thought we'd take a look at watches worn by American presidents over the years. Below, we've compiled a list of some notable wristwatches and pocketwatches belonging to past (and current) commanders-in-chief. George Washington carried a pocketwatch made by Jean-Antoine Lépine, watchmaker to King Louis XVI. The watch, a large, simple, keywound … [Read more...]

Museum Megastar: Reviewing the Movado SE Extreme

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The Movado Sports Edition (SE) Extreme takes the classic Museum Watch design to a sporty new level. Click here for our in-depth analysis of this mechanical watch, with original photography by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign, from WatchTime's February 2010 issue. … [Read more...]

First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

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With the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heating up, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December 2008). Click here to find out what brands graced the wrists and waistcoasts of our chief executives. … [Read more...]

Movado’s Newest Ambassador: Lily Collins

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Movado recently announced actress Lily Collins as their newest brand ambassador. She will be featured in their "Modern Ahead of its Time" advertising campaign shot by fashion photographer Carter Smith this fall. Collins made her film debut in 2010's "The Blind Side," and most recently starred as Snow White in "Mirror, Mirror." “I am so excited to partner with Movado and to be a part of the … [Read more...]

Talking Watches With New Alpina Brand Ambassador William Baldwin

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Recently, the sporty Swiss watch brand Alpina announced that actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, The Squid and the Whale, TV's "Gossip Girl") will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new line of Alpina Divers watches. The brand welcomed Baldwin in a gala press event at New York's Maritime Hotel in late June. At the event, WatchTime sat down with the actor — a fan and collector of fine … [Read more...]

The Latest FaceTime Photos

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Dear WatchTime readers, thank you very much for continuing to send us photos of yourselves wearing your favorite watches in all kinds of interesting places and situations! Here are some of the latest we've received. If you'd like to see yourself and your timepiece here, email us a high-res photo, along with a descriptive caption, to photo@watchtime.com. The best photos will also be selected for … [Read more...]

Million-Dollar Club: What Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2011?

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If watch advertising is a barometer of the health of a market — and it is — then the U.S. watch market is bouncing back after the catastrophe of 2009. Spending on watch advertising in the United States jumped 16 percent in 2011 to $365.8 million, indicating that the watch market here is improving. … [Read more...]

2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging

L2 bills itself as a think tank for digital innovation, and each year the group releases the Digital IQ Index which ranks the “digital competence” of 35 leading luxury watch and jewelry brands. The newest rankings are out, and to the surprise of few, watch brands do not fare well. Find out who is gifted and who is feeble inside. … [Read more...]

Movado Issues “Bold” Watch Commemorating Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit

Movado has launched a special edition Bold watch to celebrate baseball superstar and Movado brand ambassador Derek Jeter's 3000th Major League hit on July 9. Jeter is the first Yankee to achieve this feat. The watch features an indigo blue metallic dial customized with Jeter's number 2 positioned prominently at 2 o'clock. … [Read more...]

Who are Switzerland’s Top Chronometer Producers?

Rolex, Omega and Breitling once again lead the list of Switzerland’s top producers of chronometer watches. Data recently released for 2009 by Switzerland’s official chronometer testing agency, COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), shows that the Big Three accounted for 78% of all chronometer certificates issued that year. (A watch is designated as a certified chronometer if its … [Read more...]

Movado Group Announces Results and Retail Boutique Closings

Movado Group, Inc. has announced its first quarter results. The company enjoyed top-line growth of 25%, though the bottom line did not fair as well, with an adjusted net loss of $4.8 million. The company also announced that it will close its retail boutique division effective June 30, 2010 in an effort to redirect investment toward higher return businesses. The move does not affect the company's … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009

For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there were exceptions to the battered sales and profits syndrome. Fossil, for one, had its most profitable year ever. Here’s a survey of the full-year results of publicly traded firms who are watch … [Read more...]

Beyond Tiger: Watches, Celebs, and Scandal

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If, in the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal, you were wondering about the status of his endorsement deal with TAG Heuer, you need only check the company’s Web site for the answer. As this is written, the TAG Heuer home page features a statement from brand CEO Jean-Christophe Babin that “The partnership with Tiger Woods will continue,” while acknowledging that the use of his image in certain … [Read more...]

A Boom for the Budget-Minded: Watches Under $1000

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Times are tough. But, contrary to what you might think, a tight watch budget doesn’t mean taking a pass on a mechanical movement. With the fall selling season dawning, there’s a fresh crop of under-$1,000 mechanical watches now in stores or soon to be there: the biggest batch, at least it seems to us, since the mechanical revival began. … [Read more...]

Movado Artists’ Series – Kenny Scharf Watches

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Launched in 1987, The Movado Artists’ Series was a natural evolution for a company whose watches are included in the collections of some of the world's leading museums. The Artists’ Series is composed of commissioned, limited edition timepieces designed by leading artists. Those who have created watches to date include Andy Warhol, Max Bill and James Rosenquist. Movado now introduces the … [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 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon won the design award at the 2008 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve. Concord will continue to develop the Quantum Gravity and the C1 collection. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s June Sale: Steve McQueen, FDR, and More

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Antiquorum's June 11 auction in New York will include timepieces associated with American icons including Steve McQueen, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, and others, well as collector pieces including a Patek Philippe Ref. 1436 dating to 1941, a mid-1990s Patek Ref. 3970, and an A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite" produced in 1996. … [Read more...]

Movado’s Classic Datron is Back

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Movado’s new Series 800 Datron is inspired by the classic 1970 Datron automatic chronograph. The new model is the first entry in Movado’s Collector’s Edition series. The 40mm tonneau-shaped Datron is powered by the ETA caliber 2894-2 automatic chronograph with 37 jewels and a 42 hour power reserve. The round date aperture at 12 is an homage to Movado’s iconic Museum dot. … [Read more...]