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Watch Collectors Be Warned: Upcoming Phillips Auction Not for the Faint of Heart

Watch Collectors Be Warned: Upcoming Phillips Auction Not for the Faint of Heart

By Roberta Naas
This fall promises to be one of the most exciting seasons on the auction calendar, especially at Phillips. Some of the rarest and most coveted watches in history are touring the world now for previews before going up for auction in Geneva in November. The Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: Four (taking place November 12 and 13), will include an incredible READ MORE

Hublot, the New York Giants and Victor Cruz Unveil Partnership and New Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition Chronograph

Hublot, the New York Giants and Victor Cruz Unveil Partnership and New Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition Chronograph

By Roberta Naas
Last night, at what may well be the most the most lavish tailgate party ever, Hublot announced its partnership with the legendary New York Giants as the Official Timekeeper and official luxury watch for the team. As such, the brand along with New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz – known as a fashion icon – unveiled the new Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition watches – inspired by the Giants. READ MORE

Cartier Re-Opens Landmark Fifth Avenue Mansion Designed by Thierry Despont

Cartier Re-Opens Landmark Fifth Avenue Mansion Designed by Thierry Despont

By Roberta Naas
After nearly three years of complete renovation, the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue re-opened last week with much fanfare. The completely revamped mansion is the stuff legends are made of – much like all of Cartier. In fact, the mansion was initially purchased nearly 100 years ago with a pearl necklace. READ MORE

Sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk Officially Named Richard Mille Partner Athlete

Sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk Officially Named Richard Mille Partner Athlete

By Roberta Naas Just about a week ago, we wrote about Gold Olympic medalists from Rio 2016 who were also brand ambassadors. One of those was Wayde Van Niekerk, the South African sprinter. The thing is, Richard Mille had not yet made the announcement that Van Niekerk was a new brand ambassador — but when we saw the watch on his wrist, it seemed a given READ MORE

Move Over Peridot, Spinel is the New August Birthstone

Move Over Peridot, Spinel is the New August Birthstone

By Roberta Naas Peridot just got bumped. Well, to be fair – it only got pushed aside. For the first time in more than 100 years, a new stone has been added to the birthstone lineup. Spinel is now officially also an August stone – giving lucky Leos (and a few Virgos born late in August) a choice in color. READ MORE

TAG Heuer, Giancarlo Stanton, Hilaire Damiron Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation and History Surrounding the Carrera Panamericana Races

TAG Heuer, Giancarlo Stanton, Hilaire Damiron Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation and History Surrounding the Carrera Panamericana Races

By Roberta Naas This was a busy week in Miami for TAG Heuer, where the brand had several key brand ambassadors on hand, including Miami Marlins right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton and racecar driver Hilaire Damiron, at an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary is of the first Heuer Mikrograph watch, which was created in 1916. The 100 Years of Innovation exhibition took place at the Aventura Mall and showcased historical watches alongside some of the brand’s more innovative pieces of today, including its Connected watch and an all-new 1016 re-edition of the Mikrograph. Also on display were the original 1963 Carrera and READ MORE

Interview: 5 Questions with Usain Bolt, World-Record-Setting Sprinter Extraordinaire and Hublot Brand Ambassador

Interview:  5 Questions with Usain Bolt, World-Record-Setting Sprinter Extraordinaire and Hublot Brand Ambassador

By Roberta Naas On the last day (August 21) of this year’s Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Jamaican-born sprinter Usain Bolt will turn 30. No matter how he fares during the Games, the 6’5” soft-spoken, incredibly relaxed young man will still have a legend of accomplishments to boast. Nicknamed “Lightning Bolt,” he is regarded as the fastest person ever timed and holds world records for the 100-metter and 200-meter events. Additionally, among so many other accolades, he has won six gold medals in sprinting at the Olympic Games, is an 11-time world champion, and has been awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year three times. A Hublot brand ambassador, Bolt is ready to take to the track at Rio 2016, but before he left for Brazil, he shared some thoughts on sports and time in an exclusive interview READ MORE

Omega Pours on the Precision as Official Timekeeper of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games

Omega Pours on the Precision as Official Timekeeper of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games

By Roberta Naas
Friday, August 5, 2016, marks the start of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and run through Sunday, August 21. Omega Watches once again – for the 28th time — acts as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics – and is more than ready with incredible new state-of-the-art timing technology, and with new watches honoring the prestigious READ MORE

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