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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

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

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

One-0n-One Interview: Vacheron Constantin Global CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres, Talks Candidly About Watches and America

One-0n-One Interview: Vacheron Constantin Global CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres, Talks Candidly About Watches and America

By Roberta Naas
Recently, Vacheron Constantin selected the United States for its worldwide launch of the new Overseas World Timer and other watches – marking the first time a worldwide launch for the brand took place in America. During an exciting multi-day event, we had the distinct opportunity to spend quite a bit of time talking with brand CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres. It was a very candid interview, during which Torres stated that our industry may be in a crisis and described ways brands and retailers may want to re-think business to attract today’s consumers.

In addition to sharing his thoughts on the difficult economic climate facing the watch industry today, he also discussed the American market for watches, the READ MORE

Watches & Wimbledon: Murray, Williams Win but Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Others Were on Court

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By Roberta Naas

It was a grand slam weekend in tennis with smashing results at Wimbledon. The finals were fantastic. But in the end, Raonic couldn’t keep up the pace and Murray came out victorious at this oldest tennis tournament in the world. Now we take a look at the tennis stars and the watches they wear. READ MORE

Historic British Watches by John Arnold and Others Sold by Sotheby’s

Historic British Watches by John Arnold and Others Sold by Sotheby’s

By Roberta Naas
A world record was set — the highest price paid for a John Arnold watch — for a timepiece built by the British legend in 1781. This watch and another historic British watch, built by Thomas Earnshaw  and Thomas Wright in 1781 — were the top two lots at yesterday’s   Sotheby’s London “John Harrison’s Enduring Discovery ” auction. The auction was designed to celebrate watchmakers of the 18thcentury Golden era of English watchmaking, and READ MORE

World of Diamonds Releases $2+ Million “The Jane Seymour” Blue Diamond Ring for Sale

World of Diamonds Releases $2+ Million “The Jane Seymour” Blue Diamond Ring for Sale

By Roberta Naas Back in May, World of Diamonds Group, a diamond mining and conglomerate corporation, unveiled a splendid 2.08-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond set in a platinum (with rose-gold plating) ring. The one-of-a-kind stone and ring are named in honor of Hollywood actress and influencer, Jane Seymour, who wore it during a lavish unveiling evening in Singapore. Now, the ring is up for sale. READ MORE

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