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The Laventure Transatlantique GMT Watch Elevates Brand To New Level

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Laventure Transatlantique GMT Watch Elevates Brand To New Level Watch ReleasesThe Laventure Transatlantique GMT Watch Elevates Brand To New Level Things just got serious… by Rob Nudds June 29, 2020 MIN READThe Laventure Transatlantique GMT Watch Elevates Brand To New LevelI’m on holiday. I shouldn’t be writing this. But social distancing measures on trains mean my travel partner is sitting a row in front of me and more concerned with the bag of cherries we stashed for the journey than my company. And, more to the point, this is the release I’ve been building up to all year. Today, the Laventure Transatlantique GMT hits the shelves. Move quickly. With just 100 pieces available, I don’t think this one will hang around for long…
I am the proud owner of the first two Laventure watches. I have the Marine (with a green dial), and the Sous-Marine (with a bronze case and a black dial). Had a blue or brown dial been included in the Transatlantique’s debut I would own one..

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Top 5 Most Expensive Watches on Jomashop by Brand

Luxury watches can soar to millions of dollars in price. A classic piece of functional jewelry for the true connoisseur, they haven’t lost their appeal even in this technologically-driven age. Nothing displays a love for quality like wearing a finely-crafted timepiece upon the wrist.

And nothing says you’re loaded with cash like the price tags on these 5 most expensive watches!
Audemars PiguetAn innovative watch designer since 1875, this company was the first to create a repeater watch, in 1892. Co-founded by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet in the Vallée de Joux, this watch has been loved by many celebrities and sports figures. Serena Williams has been an ambassador for Audemars Piguet since 2014, and owns at least two variations of the Royal Oak Offshore—the rose gold and the stainless steel.

The Royal Oak OffshoreThe Royal Oak Offshore, white gold edition has over 600 baguette-cut white diamonds encrusting every surface, from the band to the case to the inner bezel..

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Grand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-Point

HomeHands-OnGrand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-Point Hands-OnGrand SeikoGrand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-Point Guest post by Thor Svaboe by Fratello May 12, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-PointTo be honest, I have at times felt thoroughly exhausted from overexposure to the word Zaratsu. Despite this, I tried a basic Grand Seiko on the wrist. I was hesitant. Not keen on following the pack, I almost didn’t want to like it. And then I gazed into that inky black void and got lost. Thus began my obsession with models SBGR053 and SBGR253…
I got lost to the point of now rethinking my recent purchase of a BB58. That’s despite striking lucky after a short two-month spot on an AD list. And there I was actually considering selling it to buy a second GS, a Quartz model, no less…
Sure, the 58’s lugs were a tad sharp, but surely it wasn’t that alone that could threaten to lever me from my latest acquisition so soon. No, i..

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The Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand Itself

HomeHands-OnThe Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand Itself Hands-OnGrand SeikoThe Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand Itself Turning 60 never seemed so appealing… by Rob Nudds May 04, 2020 MIN READThe Grand Seiko SBGP007 Is A Stunning Tribute To The Brand ItselfWhen it comes to press release justifications for celebrating a non-centennial anniversary, few have left me with as warm a feeling in my chest as Grand Seiko’s recent explanation of the logic behind its 60th birthday extravaganza. A person’s 60th birthday is significant in Japan’s culture. At that age, a human has lived through all phases of the Zodiac. As such, it is time to begin again. And, to mark the onset of a new existential era, the Grand Seiko SBGP007 is a fitting release.
Let’s face it. There’s a reason why Grand Seiko ranks close to the top of every Fratello team member’s hot-list. While each team member is an individual with individual tastes, Grand Seiko unites us all. Why? B..

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Pedrozo & Piriz — Brand Building In Uncertain Times

HomeInterviewsPedrozo & Piriz — Brand Building In Uncertain Times InterviewsPedrozo & PirizPedrozo & Piriz — Brand Building In Uncertain Times Adrian Pedrozo gamely takes-on the challenge by Rob Nudds April 13, 2020 MIN READPedrozo & Piriz — Brand Building In Uncertain TimesStarting a new brand is never easy. Starting a new brand in the current climate? Well, some would say that’s brave, some would say it’s stupid, but no one would deny it’s ambitious. Meet Adrian Pedrozo, the founder (and optimistic steward) of Pedrozo & Piriz.
Adrian spends the majority of his time hanging around Geneva, dreaming up watch designs. As it happened, my recent trip to Grenchen coincided with Adrian being in the area, so we caught up with each other in a strange little bar to talk about watches. The resulting transcript is included below. If you’ve got any questions about the interview or Adrian’s new brand, shoot us a message in the comments section.

The InterviewRob Nudds: Let me get this off my chest ..

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The Seiko Astron GPS Solar Uses Brand’s Most Advanced Caliber Ever

HomeWatch ReleasesThe Seiko Astron GPS Solar Uses Brand’s Most Advanced Caliber Ever Watch ReleasesSeikoThe Seiko Astron GPS Solar Uses Brand’s Most Advanced Caliber Ever And it's wrapped up in a lightweight titanium case to boot! by Rob NuddsMarch 18, 2020 MIN READThe Seiko Astron GPS Solar Uses Brand’s Most Advanced Caliber EverFor those of you looking for a lightweight, solar-powered, go-anywhere, do-anything beater that can handle life on the beach or in the boardroom, the new Seiko Astron GPS Solar might be the answer. The latest member of the celebrated family is a landmark release for the popular Japanese brand.
Functionality? Check. Market-leading technology? Check. Killer looks and extreme wearing comfort? You guessed it… The new Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch is something special. Sure, there will be quartz-detractors dismissing this release as a pointless halfway house between mechanical luxury and Apple Watch connectivity, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a very popular de..

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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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INFINITI QX80 Celebrates The Brand’s 30 Years In U.S. Market, Earns KBB Award

The new 2020 INFINITI QX80 celebrates 30 years since the brand entered the U.S. market. As the leader of INFINITI's lineup of SUVs, the all-new QX80 has a modern and powerful standing. The driver and passengers enjoy the comforts of the interior while traveling on the latest in motor technology and efficiency. READ MORE
The post INFINITI QX80 Celebrates The Brand’s 30 Years In U.S. Market, Earns KBB Award appeared first on Luxury Watch Trends 2018 – Baselworld SIHH Watch News.

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Grand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th Anniversary

HomeNewsGrand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th Anniversary NewsGrand SeikoGrand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th Anniversary Happy birthday GS! by Rob NuddsJanuary 31, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th AnniversaryGrand Seiko’s journey began in the 1950s. The best and brightest watchmakers working for the brand banded together with a lofty goal: They set out to create the company’s finest watch yet. In December 1960 the inaugural Grand Seiko hit the market. It was the first installment of a story that has now reached its sixtieth year. Leading the celebrations is the Grand Seiko SBGH281.
To celebrate this milestone, Grand Seiko is releasing four new models. We’re going to take a look at the three watches released for men in this article, and follow-up with the ladies’ piece next week (so check back for that update also). These watches don’t just mark this significant birthday, but also look towards the brand’s..

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Greubel Forsey Exits Watches & Wonders 2020 To Focus On Brand-Exclusive Events

The past few years have witnessed a major sea change in the way the watch industry conducts business, with many brands opting out of the traditional trade show model in favor of spreading out release schedules and hosting exclusive release events of their own. The latest example of this trend came early on December 16, when haute horologerie stalwart Greubel Forsey announced its withdrawal from the high-end Watches & Wonders (formerly SIHH) show for 2020 and beyond.

Greubel Forsey communications manager Michael Nydegger noted in the brand’s official announcement that, “The model of such a large-scale salon is no longer in keeping with the evolution of our global markets,” while revealing that brand-specific events, such as this year’s Greubel Forsey World Tour, will become the marketing focus moving forward.

While recent years have seen a shift by major manufacturers away from large-scale industry events such as Baselworld and Watches & Wonders, this latest news indicates that the mo..