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Ten Minutes with Michel Parmigiani

Ten Minutes with Michel Parmigiani

I studied watchmaking in the Val-de-Travers and finished my studies at a precarious time in the watch industry, the “Quartz Crisis.” I didn’t want to stop using all the know-how I’d learned over the years by making quartz movements, and too many other manufacturers were already closing because of it, so instead I ...

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Customizable Creations

Customizable Creations

Over the years, the Bamford Watch Department (BWD) has gathered a tremendous following thanks to releasing modified versions of classic timepieces.

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On the Wrist: The IWC Da Vinci Automatic

On the Wrist: The IWC Da Vinci Automatic

IWC’s Da Vinci collection dates back to 1969, when the Swiss manufacture debuted the first ever Swiss-made quartz watch. Revolutionary at the time for embracing the disruptive tech, the Da Vinci collection soon pivoted into an automatic watch collection that is known for producing some landmark timepieces for the ...

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Technical Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R

Technical Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R

Patek Philippe’s Art of Watches Grand Exhibition wasn’t just a showcase of the brand’s horological might, it also served as the introduction for a number of new timepiece exclusives for American collectors.

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On the Wrist: The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique

On the Wrist: The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique

When I first saw the Bulgari Octo Finissimo in Basel, my first thought was how long it would be before I could test drive it. Unfortunately, I had to wait until late June to put it on my wrist. But as I end my week with Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Automatique, I can say, without equivocation, that it was worth it. The ...

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The Power of Sport

The Power of Sport

Sports have a way of bypassing boundaries, whether crossing physical terrain for multinational competitions or breaking down man-made political barriers. At their best, sports can transcend competition itself and bring together people from various places and backgrounds. It is this principle of action that the Laureus ...

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On the Wrist: The Nomos Glashütte Aqua Ahoi Neomatik

On the Wrist: The Nomos Glashütte Aqua Ahoi Neomatik

As a fashion editor, I’m admittedly not as well-versed in the technicalities of a timepiece as your typical “watch nerd.” But I recognize a good looking watch when I see one. And I know enough to appreciate the technicalities of an in-house automatic movement. Nomos Glashütte has always caught my eye for that reason. ...

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The Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro Rotor Montre Ecole

The Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro Rotor Montre Ecole

Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Micro Rotor “Montre Ecole” is a traditionalist timepiece, evident in its style as well as its mechanics. Inspired by the master watchmaker’s early work at horology school, the timepiece honors the legacy of 19th century pocket watches both inside the movement and in its appearance. The face of ...

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The Ralph Lauren Automotive Double Tourbillon

The Ralph Lauren Automotive Double Tourbillon

Building a double tourbillon takes a lot of risk and even more skill so Ralph Lauren’s latest timepiece should grab the attention of anybody that hasn’t been closely following along with what the horological department of the fashion powerhouse has been up to. Beautifully displayed front and center on the piece is the ...

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