Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force System 78 Rose Gold

Swiss watchmaker Armin Strom debuted its latest version of the Gravity Equal Force today — in a new rose gold and black variation. The new case measures the same 41 mm x 12. 65 mm as the original Gravity Equal Force System 78, but is constructed of a solid 18K rose gold instead of stainless steel. With the Gravity Equal Force — and virtually all of Armin Strom timepieces — the movement components are openworked and visible on both sides of the watch and protected by sapphire crystals front and…

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2020 Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in Sedna Gold

Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is now available with a blue dial combined with a Sedna® gold case. The 43 mm x 13.40 mm Bathyscaphe case is made from Sedna® gold — the Swatch Group’s proprietary 18K red gold alloy made of gold, copper, and palladium — engineered to prevent the reddish hue from fading as it does in typical red or rose gold. Similar to Rolex’s Everose gold, Sedna® gold is also used by the Swatch Group’s Omega brand. A dark blue sunburst brushed dial is framed by the solid gold…

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Interview with Watches of Switzerland’s David Hurley

David Hurley is the Executive Vice President of Watches of Switzerland USA in charge of Watches of Switzerland and Mayors Jewelers in the United States. How has the Watches of Switzerland business changed in the United States from last year, and in particular, now that the WOS SoHo, Hudson Yards, Wynn Vegas and Encore Boston stores have all reopened? We have seen strong growth in the US since opening our first SoHo store in 2018. With stores now in Hudson Yards, Las Vegas, and Boston, we are able to bring…

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Rui Hachimura x G-Shock

G-Shock partnered with the first Japanese-born player to ever be taken in the NBA Draft, Rui Hachimura, to create a special edition G-Shock G-Steel timepiece. The Rui Hachimura x G-Shock G-Steel GST-B100RH-1A is built on the existing G-Steel collection — which we reviewed here and wrote about here — giving it a bespoke look. This is the Washington Wizards small forward/power forward’s first year as a professional basketball player, and he will play his first playoff game today (following the restart of the 2019-2020 NBA season yesterday). Prior to the…

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Grand Seiko opens Studio Shizukuishi

Grand Seiko opened a new studio dedicated to the production of its mechanical timepieces on July 20th, 2020 in a ceremony that took place simultaneously at the Wako building in Tokyo and at the studio in Shizukuishi. All of the mechanical watch assembly and adjustments for Grand Seiko mechanical timepieces will take place in Shizukuishi going forward. In Tokyo, Shinji Hattori, the Chairman and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation, was joined by the studio’s distinguished architect, Kengo Kuma, while, in Shizukuishi, the Governor of Iwate Prefecture, Takuya Tasso, was in…

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Scotland gets dedicated Rolex boutique

The Watches of Switzerland Group opened a dedicated mono-brand Rolex boutique in Glasgow, Scotland this week. Located in the prime Glasgow city center, the boutique consists of approximately 1432 square feet of retail space, on two floors, including a sumptuous VIP lounge on the second floor (pictured top) — this is Scotland’s first Rolex boutique. Architectural and interior plans were made in conjunction with Rolex’s interior design team in Geneva and the aesthetic is consistent with the look across Rolex’s vast retail boutique network. The store, which opened on Monday,…

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The MB&F x L’Epée x Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze Clock

This morning, Massena LAB announced a collaboration between MB&F and clockmaker ​L’Epée 1839 based on the T-Rex Art Clock that was first created for the Only Watch charity auction. The MB&F x L’Epée x Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze Clock is a new version of that and is limited to just 15 clocks that are available for sale starting today. Taking the original T-Rex Clock design, the team switched stainless steel for a bronze alloy. The bronze has been hand oxidized using a chemical oxidation process (as opposed to natural oxidization)…

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Edifice EFR571DB-1A1

Casio’s Edifice collection offers a surprising amount of features for the money. The new Edifice EFR571DB-1A1 comes with a 44 mm diameter stainless steel case, a matching stainless bracelet, and offers a Japanese made quartz movement that features the time, a second time zone, and a chronograph — for under $150. On the dial, the color scheme is black, gray, and red with Sword-shaped hour and minute hands, and a needle-shaped sweeping central seconds hand. At 6 o’clock is a large display dedicated to chronograph seconds, accented by a red-to-black…

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“Billions” Season 5 Bobby Axelrod’s Watches

If you’re wondering what watches Bobby Axelrod wore in Billions Season 5, the answer is actually singular. You can only see one watch on his wrist the entire season. An unmistakable watch. Despite being a billionaire — and spending like one — including having multiple properties, Bentleys, Lamborghinis, drivers, a personal chef, and trainer, among whatever else he wants, Damien Lewis, who plays Billionaire Hedge Funder Bobby Axelrod on Showtime’s hit series Billions, only wore a single wristwatch for all season 5 episodes. He wore the same stainless steel Audemars…

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The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi

Omega announced a new chronograph as part of its new partnership with the Swiss sailing team Alinghi this morning. In the context of creating special wristwatches designed for watersports, Omega typically sticks with its Seamaster line of watches such as this one which has a regatta timer. They have made sailing Speedmasters in the past, such as the Speedmaster X-33 Regatta, which has a regatta timer, although only 30 meters of water-resistance. Unusually, for the Alinghi Team timepiece, like with the X-33 Regatta, a departure from the Seamaster was made…

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