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It turns out that most of these emblematic charmers are jewelry timepieces.
Jewelry has a long history that can be traced back to ancient periods when the form of adornment was used to protect people from danger or symbolize status or rank. Fine jewelry as we know it, for its sartorial purposes, may be ...
 
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It was created for one man in mind, its namesake, Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Bold and fearless—these are two characteristics commonly associated with the Santos de Cartier timepiece. This classic wristwatch by the luxury watchmaker honors the values that drive past and present gamechangers share today: energy, generosity, and a fierce desire to share with the ...
 
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The Swiss watchmaker pioneered several watchmaking technologies.
This year marks International Watch Company (IWC)’s 150th anniversary. The Switzerland-based manufacturer was founded by American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. Ever since, the brand has fluidly combined Swiss craftsmanship with American manufacturing technology. As a horological innovator, IWC ...
 
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Georges Kern introduces some bold new moves for the brand.
It was a pretty big deal in the watch world when Georges Kern—who had been carrying the interesting and coveted title of Head of Watchmaking, Marketing, and Digital at the Swiss luxury house Richemont—announced his “resignation with immediate effect” in July 2017. ...
 
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Panerai debuts a special edition watch to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
Honoring the tradition of the Chinese zodiac, Panerai, which has dedicated collections to the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, and more in the last nine years, crafts a special edition of the Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio.It follows that the timepiece features ...
 
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It's a watch that will make you look forward to the future.
Hermès has introduced a watch that not only keeps track of the time, but also simultaneously counts down to an event: the streamlined Slim d’Hermès L’Heure Impatiente, launched to much fanfare at Baselworld 2017. While the Slim d’Hermès collection was inspired by the ...
 
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IWC debuts new additions to its beloved Portofino line.
Aesthetically pleasing and incredibly accurate, the latest IWC Schaffhausen timepieces from its Portofino collection are something to behold. For over 30 years, Portofino watches have been celebrated as classic Italian-style timepieces that are highly complex in nature yet modest in appearance. To ...
 
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Introducing the Fossil Q x Cory Richards smartwatch.
Checking the hour after his recent SXSW keynote speech, Cory Richards looks over his jam-packed schedule and realizes the day is slipping by faster than he imagined. Living life on the edge provides Cory with unprecedented clarity, a unique perspective much wiser ...
 
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The limited edition Breitling Avenger II Blacksteel celebrates the anniversary of Filipino company Lucerne.
Two things make the Breitling Avenger II Blacksteel watch truly special: There are only 35 pieces of this watch and also, there is an engraving of the Philippine map on the reverse side of its dial.The rare timepiece was created to commemorate ...
 
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Bulgari’s pre-Basel creation is a crazy-thin tourbillon watch with 253 parts that you can see.
First, know that the Octo is a standout creation. See its 110-facet case, a play on geometry with octagons and circles, and then realize that, despite all the layers, the watch remains elegant, clean enough to pair with something as strict as ...
 
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Steve Jobs’ covetable dress watch in the 1980s, the Seiko Chariot, is back on sale.
Some images simply create themselves, with no need for direction or prompting. This intimate portrait of the late visionary Steve Jobs, capturing a younger and more relaxed moment of his life, is one of them. In it, the Apple founder can be found sitting ...
 
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Oris releases a limited-edition watch that will help fight the threat of shark extinction.
In 40 years, sharks may be extinct. That sounds like good news when you’re splashing around in the ocean looking very much like a yummy seal, but that’s actually bad news. There’s a bunch of things you can do to keep that from ...
 
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Five distinctive types of watch buyers and the timepieces they wear
Whether you're a veteran in the horological game or a fresh face looking to invest in your first serious watch, we all fall into a certain type of discernible buyer.Here we break down the five most common timepiece tribes... ring any bells?He's ...
 
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Tip: If in doubt, buy a classic Rolex.
Looking to buy a pre-owned watch, but worried about being caught out by a pricy write-off? Follow these ten essential pointers from The Watch Gallery experts...01 | BUY POPULAR BRANDS"Popular fine watch brands hold the best value. Rolex sports models do particularly ...
 
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It's actually quite easy if you know what to look for.
Most of us probably know that if you're paying 50 bucks for it, or buying it from a guy in a trench coat on 6th Avenue, a Rolex is probably a fake. But with so many counterfeit watches out there, sometimes you ...
 
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High-end brands like Hublot, Panerai, and Tag Heuer are teaming up with graffiti artists to bring something eternal to their watches.
Art fairs are about money. Sure, they're not only about money—but with more 150 private jets being chartered to fly to Miami for Art Basel and a $1 million sale in the first 10 seconds of the CONTEXT Art Miami fair's opening this ...
 
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These high-end, forward-thinking designs are as good as it gets.
Give the gift of a positive future. The watchmaking industry has a long history of adapting to an ever-changing landscape, and recent times are no exception. Cutting-edge design and groundbreaking innovations prove the future of watchmaking remains bright—no matter what the stars ...
 
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An all-black watch exudes a different kind of fashion statement.
Let's make time invisible. Okay, we’re paraphrasing a bit, but 10 years ago, when watches only came in the cold tone of silver (steel, white gold, or platinum—you couldn’t tell the difference) or the glint of gold, that was the crazy idea running ...
 
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Nomos Glashütte is a relatively new player in the watch industry, but it’s making a mark with technically precise and visually elegant pieces.
When I visited Glashütte in Germany a few years ago, one thing that stuck in my head was a roadside sign that said “Hier lebt di Zeit” which translates to “Here Lives Time.” It’s a fitting motto for a town known for ...
 
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Some watches are made for you to stare and marvel at. The Hermes Pocket Plein Cuir is one of them.
It's a curious thing—why a pocket watch in this day and age? The transition from the pocket watch to the wristwatch came because of the need to tell time at a glance or as expediently as possible, without having to claw at one’s ...
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