BREAKING NEWS: Couture Las Vegas 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Couture, one of the largest industry trade shows for both the watch and jewelry industry, has been cancelled for 2020 amid restrictions surrounding the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. The show, originally slated for June 1-5, 2020 at the Wynn in Las Vegas, was scheduled to exhibit luxury watches alongside jewelry in the same exhibit space for the first time in 2020. The event is expected to announce further details regarding the 2021 Couture show in the coming weeks, but in the meantime has announced dates for Couture 2021 running from June 3-7, 2021.
Also affected by the ongoing pandemic is the massive JCK jewelry industry trade show, planned to run alongside the Couture show at the Sands Expo and The Venetian in Las Vegas from June 1-5, 2020. JCK representatives have announced a postponement to later in 2020 and are expected to disclose exact dates soon. aBlogtoWatch will continue to monitor this ongoing situation and bring our audience updates as they occur.

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The Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Is A €280,000 Watch Novelty For 2020

The world of Louis Vuitton watches is a whimsical place. Every once in a while, the world’s most valuable luxury and fashion company presents us with another unique-looking, often quirky, and sometimes extremely expensive, new watch. 2020 is, at least in this one way, is no different. Behold, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève that costs €280,000.

frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen> First, about that price… What it actually costs is €350,000, should you want some diamonds on it — but for the more restrained Louis Vuitton collector, it is true that a €70,000 savings is possible. That said, I’d deserve running out of toilet paper if I wished to imply that this was the one and only aspect of the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève to make your eyes water. In truth, the really notable bit is that it is yet another sign of life, telling the world th..

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BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends 31 March, 2020

So much can change in a month. Just a month ago, I was only writing about events being canceled due to COVID-19. And now, it seems like more than half the world is being asked to stay at home. I hope all of you are safe and healthy. In this month’s roundup, we examine the impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on the Swiss watch industry. Next, we have a trio of Japanese watches from Seiko and Citizen, Japan’s two largest watchmakers.
From around the Web, we take a look at six women watch collectors to see what kinds of watches they are interested in owning. We also have in-depth looks of Audemars Piguet’s newest [Re]master01 chronograph and a vintage Panerai reference 3646 watch from the Second War World. And to round things up, we have an interview with the creator of G-Shock, Kikuo Ibe.
1. HOW TO PROPERLY SANITIZE YOUR WRIST WATCH
With the pandemic looming over all of us, I guess it’s only fitting that we begin this round-up with a bit of a public service an..

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Fortis — An Interview With Jupp Philipp

HomeInterviewsFortis — An Interview With Jupp Philipp InterviewsFortisFortis — An Interview With Jupp Philipp We sit down with the boss of a surging Swiss brand by Rob Nudds March 31, 2020 MIN READFortis — An Interview With Jupp PhilippJust days before the borders came to a jarring close, I nipped over to Switzerland to meet with Jupp Philipp, owner of Fortis.
Although the trip bought me two weeks in isolation, it turned out to be worth it. So now, Corona-free and enjoying the view from my bedroom window, I’d like to share with you our conversation. Fortis is a fascinating brand with an even more fascinating history. If you’re anything like me, you’ll become more mesmerized by its past the more you learn. And so, should you have any questions of your own, please add them in the comments section below. We’ll do our best to source the answers for you.

The InterviewRob Nudds: Don’t worry. I’m not going to transcribe this interview verbatim, so you don’t have to moderate your language. If..

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The Fluid Design Of The HYT H1.0

HYT holds a unique position within the watch industry with its mechanical watches that tell the time by pumping fluids through a capillary glass tube. They offer this technology in a variety of different models with among them the H1.0. On paper, this watch looks incredibly large, with a diameter of 48.8mm and a height of 20.08mm. Yet inspired by the way that it indicates the time, is also its design so fluid that it fits nearly any wrist size with great comfort. READ MORE
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The Omega Speedmaster 145.022-76 That Took Me 15 Years To Find

HomeSpeedy TuesdayThe Omega Speedmaster 145.022-76 That Took Me 15 Years To Find Speedy TuesdayThe Omega Speedmaster 145.022-76 That Took Me 15 Years To Find A birth year Speedmaster by Robert-Jan Broer March 31, 2020 MIN READThe Omega Speedmaster 145.022-76 That Took Me 15 Years To FindAfter many years, I’ve found my birth year Speedmaster 145.022-76. Having a watch from your year of birth is something to which many enthusiasts aspire.
In my opinion, the best thing is when your parents bought one in your birth year and looked after it for you. But I guess not everyone is so lucky (I wasn’t). then you will need to find your own watch. This does mean that you can purchase the watch you really fancy, of course.
This article is about my own quest for a birth year watch. One that took me about 15 years to find the perfect piece.
Year of Birth 145.022-76Ever since I have been bitten by the Speedmaster bug, it was my goal to find a reference from my year of birth (1977). Already in 2003, I s..

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Delma Unveils Limited Edition Oceanmaster Antarctica Sailing Watch

Since the discovery of Antarctica in 1820, the frozen southern continent has been a source of intrigue for explorers and the general public alike, including watchmakers. One of these brands is Delma, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of Antarctica’s discovery with a unique limited edition version of its Oceanmaster sailing watch. While the Delma Oceanmaster Antarctica may seem like a simple blue dial version at first glance, this piece offers some unorthodox and exciting features that set it apart from the pack.

The chunky 44 mm stainless steel barrel case offers an upsized interpretation of ‘70s charm, with a broad chamfer running the length of the case and massive semicircular crown guards. The deeply toothed rotating bezel forgoes the usual diving scale for a compass insert (what Delma calls a nautical bezel.) While this may affect the usability of the Oceanmaster Antarctica for actual diving, the case is more than capable of handling it from a technical standpoint with a hef..

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Hands-On: Traveling With The Rado Captain Cook 42mm Automatic Bronze Watch

There is a crucial moment that every watch collector faces before a multi-day excursion: choosing watches to wear. My personal go-to for changing time zones includes a GMT for tracking home time and a rugged dive watch for everyday wear. Fate, in the form of a press release from Rado, showed up two days before I was scheduled to leave for Tamarindo, Costa Rica, with an offer to review its new Captain Cook dive watch, reference R32504315 | 01.763.0504.3.131 Rado Captain Cook Automatic Bronze with the 42mm-wide case. I told the very responsive Rado rep if he could get me the watch before I left, it would become my traveling companion on the trip for a hard-core review. Just hours before departure, I was unboxing this bronze beauty and tossing it in the carry-on bag. Welcome to the manifest, Captain.
The Blancpain 50 Fathoms and its counterpart, the Rolex Submariner, have collectively set the standard by which all other dive watches should be measured. Like the Eames chair, they sport al..

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Bovet 1822 Miss Audrey And Monsieur Bovet Boast Beautiful Green Guilloché Dials

HomeWatch TalkBovet 1822 Miss Audrey And Monsieur Bovet Boast Beautiful Green Guilloché Dials Watch TalkBovet 1822 Miss Audrey And Monsieur Bovet Boast Beautiful Green Guilloché Dials Matching watches for couples in the style of Miss Audrey & Monsieur Bovet by Karina Kwiatkowska March 31, 2020 MIN READBovet 1822 Miss Audrey And Monsieur Bovet Boast Beautiful Green Guilloché DialsIf you’re looking for a lush dial with pared-down neoclassicism, you came to the right place. What’s that you say? Your partner wants the same? Well, whatever your tastes, Bovet is here for you. The Miss Audrey and Monsieur Bovet watches offer a creative solution for couples looking to sport the same style.
Bovet is, at its heart, all about extravagance. Artisanal decoration, personalized miniature painted on dials, highly-decorated skeletonized tourbillons, and erotic watches. That makes for quite the catalog! But those are just a few examples from nearly a century of Bovet’s impressive and diverse design. The..

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Seiko Turtle SRPA21K1 PADI Edition — 52Mondayz, week #14-2020

Home52MondayzSeiko Turtle SRPA21K1 PADI Edition — 52Mondayz, week #14-2020 52MondayzWatch TalkSeikoSeiko Turtle SRPA21K1 PADI Edition — 52Mondayz, week #14-2020 Even the popular classics need time to grown on you sometimes by Jorg Weppelink March 30, 2020 MIN READSeiko Turtle SRPA21K1 PADI Edition — 52Mondayz, week #14-2020Would you ever turn to a Pepsi dial besides for a Rolex GMT-Master? Before I bought the Seiko Prospex SRPA21K1 PADI Edition, that thought had never even crossed my mind. Wearing my PADI Edition diver for this installment of 52Mondayz is a good reminder of why blue and red is a great color combination for watches in general and why the “Turtle” is such an impressive watch.
We have featured quite a few Seiko watches in 52Mondayz and there have been a number of articles on Seiko’s retro-styled ‘Turtle” diver. But the Turtle was never featured in our 52Mondayz articles. That’s why it seemed appropriate to wear my Turtle PADI Edition for a week and collect my thoughts on ..

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