Despite the strength of its brand, Apple occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked...
POSTED 24 Sep, 2017 7 Comments
There may be no more misunderstood type of timepiece than the dive watch, which is strange because it is arguably also the most popular kind. Dive watches are loved for their ruggedness, their sporty good looks, and their perceived ability to make almost anyone wearing one a little more like Dir...
POSTED 16 Aug, 2017 1 Comment
Apple is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device’s reliance on the iPhone, people familiar with the matter said. Currently, Apple requires its smartwatch to be connected wirelessly ...
POSTED 7 Aug, 2017 0 Comments
You don't have to spend much time around watches before you figure out pretty quick that a chronometer is not a chronograph. The latter, of course, is basically a combination of a watch and a stopwatch; the former, at least nowadays, is a watch which – assuming it comes from an ISO-standar...
POSTED 2 Aug, 2017 0 Comments
In all of watchmaking, there are few things as iconic as the classic Speidel Twist-O-Flex bracelet. Basically anyone who is at all into vintage watches has seen them, probably worn one, and likely lost some arm hair to those stretchy links. The old-school stretch bracelet isn't just for vintage ...
POSTED 24 Jul, 2017 1 Comment
Everyone passionate about watches and clocks is on a first-name basis with Patek Philippe, the Geneva house founded in 1839. These fanatics will require little persuasion to see "The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York 2017," a clumsy title that is in direct opposition to the elegance of the...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
Louis Vuitton plans to sell a smartwatch for travelers starting at US$2,450 as parent company LVMH enlists the 163-year-old French suitcase and fashion brand to broaden its fight against the Apple Watch. A stylish combination of high-touch luxury and high-tech, the Tambour Horizon offers fligh...
POSTED 12 Jul, 2017 0 Comments
Longtime sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG Team at the gruelling 24 hour Nürburgring Race, IWC is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG with a stunning GT-styled skew of its Ingenieur Chronograph in a limited edition of just 250 pieces. The story Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Me...
POSTED 5 Jun, 2017 2 Comments
There was no confirmation or denial about whether Daniel Craig would do another round as James Bond when the British actor stopped by the Beekman Hotel in New York. Instead, he was there to show off one of his prized possessions: an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial chronometer, w...
POSTED 30 May, 2017 0 Comments
Montblanc is a niche brand going up against the likes of Apple and Casio - but that might be exactly why it has a shot. Last month, the luxury watchmaker became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google's Andr...
POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 0 Comments
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