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Frédéric Arnault And TAG Heuer Celebrate The Launch Of New Connected Watch In New York

The iconic Caldwell Factory in West Chelsea was transformed into a multi-room experiential hub featuring TAG Heuer Connected Watch READ MORE
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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020

Home52MondayzRolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020 52MondayzRolexRolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020 If the Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Pepsi not your thing by Balazs FerencziMarch 16, 2020 MIN READRolex GMT-Master II 16710 Coke — 52Mondayz, Week #12-2020I never really liked Coke too much.
I was always a Pepsi guy. No, I’m not talking about the drink. I could not care less about the age-old debate of which soda is better. I’m talking about two specific Rolex GMT-Masters. The choice is between Pepsi (blue/red) or Coke (black/red) bezel inserts.
I shared the reasoning behind my decision to go with reference 1675 in this old #TBT article of mine. To me, the colors on the bezel were the primary factor. I liked the look of a vintage Sub, but I dug the GMT with its Pepsi insert. It added a pop of color to the watch. For the longest time, I thought that no other GMT would take its place. Until this week came…
Don’t worry, I’m still Team Pepsi, but for the n..

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Bold And Bronze: The Staying Power Of A Not So New Material

As a material, does bronze have an imposing history playing, especially an essential role from around 3300 till 600 BC. During this period, which is even named the Bronze age, was the alloy made from combining tin with copper. The advantage of bronze was that it is very malleable and also less brittle than, for example, cast iron, so perfect for making a great variety of different objects. As the material is very resistant to corrosion from seawater, it has also played a particularly important role in maritime history. READ MORE
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Grand Seiko Europe S.A.S. To Be Established

HomeNewsGrand Seiko Europe S.A.S. To Be Established NewsGrand SeikoGrand Seiko Europe S.A.S. To Be Established An already busy year sees GS get even more international by Rob NuddsMarch 16, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko Europe S.A.S. To Be EstablishedFor quite some time, fans of Grand Seiko have been hoping for a more centralized presence in Europe. And finally, it seems those prayers have been answered. On April 1st, 2020, a new subsidiary of the Seiko Watch Corporation, Tokyo, will set-up shop in Paris. Say hello to Grand Seiko Europe S.A.S., the Japanese giant’s next step on its march around the globe.
The wholly-owned arm of the Asian business will handle all the sales and marketing of the brand and its products across the continent of Europe. For those of us that a) love the brand, and b) work in the business of covering its moves and releases, this is incredibly welcome news. The products themselves are rarely in question. However, the strategies for effectively communicating them to ..

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UPDATE: The HSNY Gala and Charity Auction Rescheduled

HomeAuctionsUPDATE: The HSNY Gala and Charity Auction Rescheduled AuctionsHSNYUPDATE: The HSNY Gala and Charity Auction Rescheduled With the recipients of the Henry B. Fried Scholarship to be announced via press release by Rob NuddsMarch 16, 2020 MIN READUPDATE: The HSNY Gala and Charity Auction RescheduledUPDATED: At 154 years old, the Horological Society of New York is looking better than ever (must be the climate). Join the gang to celebrate more than a century and a half of togetherness at the 2020 Gala and Charity Auction, now due to be held on August 5th, 2020.
Last year’s iteration of the same event raised a handy $45,000. The money went towards the advancement of the art and science of horology. It is just one of the many ways in which America’s oldest watchmaking guild, which was founded in 1866, contributes to the enriching of our industry. And if you’d like to share in this celebration, you can! Tickets for the April 1st event are now on sale.
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Marnaut Dark Surge Watch Review

Microbrands occupy an odd space in the watch world, in large part because of the staggering diversity captured by that one umbrella term. On one end of the microbrand spectrum are the countless Rolex Submariner “homages” and fly-by-night Kickstarter projects whose design process consists of picking a logo and selection of off-the-shelf parts, thereby “disrupting the watch industry.” On the other end of the spectrum are passion projects created by dedicated watch enthusiasts truly looking to create something new and different with a unique design language. Even a cursory glance at the Marnaut Dark Surge reveals that it falls squarely in the latter camp of enthusiast-driven brands.

Founded in 2018 by Mario Jutronic, the Croatian brand’s inaugural offering is the Marnaut Dark Surge dive watch. The concept behind the Dark Surge was to create an original but enduring design with functionality at its core. This is a watch inspired by a love of the ocean — a sea urchin shell provided the bl..

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Fortis Aeromaster PC-7 Team Limited Edition

HomeWatch of the WeekFortis Aeromaster PC-7 Team Limited Edition Watch of the WeekFortisFortis Aeromaster PC-7 Team Limited Edition Not just another dial in the cockpit… by Rob NuddsMarch 16, 2020 MIN READFortis Aeromaster PC-7 Team Limited EditionBrands go through many phases in their development. Rarely, a stark change in direction can reap dividends. But history tells a story. The most successful and enduring brands are those that are built around a core identity and stay true to it through thick and thin. For many years, Fortis has maintained its passion for flight. Now, with the launch of the Fortis Aeromaster PC-7 Team Limited Editions, that history has a new chapter.
Certainly, not many people get the chance to operate a flying machine. And yet, man’s mastery of the heavens inspires millions of people to turn their eyes skyward in awe. It is this sense of wonder that compels watch collectors to own and wear Pilot watches. They are physical embodiments of a pursuit that, just o..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Sunday Morning ShowdownAudemars PiguetSunday Morning Showdown: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rate it or hate it? Whose side are you on? by Rob NuddsMarch 15, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak OffshoreIn this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we plumb the depths of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore’s character to see how it stands up under an uncomfortable level of scrutiny.
I didn’t expect to be sitting here on a 3-2 win/loss ratio after the way voting on last week’s column began. The Vacheron Constant..

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Who Will Save Swiss Made?

Switzerland hopes consumers will associate the term “Swiss Made” with high-quality, high-design, and forgivably high-prices. Many wristwatch consumers around the world still associate watches with the label as being of higher value. In 2020, the essence of the term is in danger. As applied, “Swiss Made” does not require timepieces to be entirely produced in Switzerland or to use Swiss labor. How might current events such as the COVID-19 coronavirus and China’s poor economy have an effect on both the essence and application of Swiss Made in the near future?
While “Swiss Made,” as a protected term, does indeed apply to a range of products, the primary use of the term is associated with wristwatches. In fact, my understanding of relevant Swiss law suggests that, while timepieces have a series of specific rules as to how and when “Swiss Made” can be applied, the law is more open when it comes to the “Swiss Made” label as being applied to other products. This is not surprising because it i..

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Spending Time Podcast Ep. 51 On The Potential Return Of The Gerald Genta Brand

The Spending Time podcast returns for a special breaking news episode, with aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel Adams and Editorial Director David Bredan discussing the possible return of the Gerald Genta nameplate to the luxury watch industry in 2020.

For the full details of this developing story, episode 51 of the Spending Time Podcast is now available for listening through aBlogtoWatch’s YouTube page along with podcast streaming service Blubrry.
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