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It's Complicated

Our new homepage today is filled with some fantastic watches that do more than just tell time. The term “complicated” when referring to timepieces means any other function on a watch outside of the standard hours, minutes and seconds. Some of the most common complications are day/date, chronograph (for measuring short periods of time), moon phases, sunrise/sunset and a perpetual calendar. The most complicated wristwatch on record is made by Franck Muller. The Aeternitas Mega 4 has 36 complications, 25…

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Don't get Tricked! Buy Authentic.

Everyone’s purse strings are a little bit tighter these days, but it doesn’t mean that buying replica designer luxury goods is the smartest choice. Here’s Portero.com‘s top three reasons to buy authentic every time: —Investments will last. Purchasing a replica handbag or watch may seem like an economical way to be fashionable, but your savings may be short-lived. The inexpensive materials and construction of many of these pieces means that they will not stand the test of time. Instead, invest in…

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Now or Never–Rolex and Cartier sale today!

Hopefully you’ve checked out the sale preview on Facebook because our first Now or Never watch sale is about to begin! Use promo code NNRC at checkout and you’ll get an extra 20% off already reduced Cartier & Rolex watch prices. Don’t forget: The first shopper to checkout gets the watch, so don’t waste time if you see something you love. Click here to start browsing, but don’t forget, the promo code won’t be active until noon so you’ll need…

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Happy Birthday, Rolex

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Did you know that Rolex turns 100 this year? To celebrate the occasion, noted watch auction house Antiquorum planned “Revolution: The Evolution of the Rolex Sports Watch” that took place last Friday, April 17. Antiquorum gathered some of the brand’s most sought after and desired sports models and put them up for auction in both New York and Milan. The results? A staggering $8.5 million for 270 pieces, including nine world record buys. The biggest sale, lot 201, was an…

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History Lesson: Diamond watches

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I often show pictures of celebrities wearing the latest trends to give you an idea of what’s soon to be the next best thing, but sometimes the history behind a trend is where you’ll find the really juicy story. This week PORTERO is highlighting women’s diamond bezel watches, and while many people think that the look was invented relatively recently–say, by ‘blinged’ out rappers or sports stars, the history of the look is far more illustrious. To really tell the…

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New at Basel

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I just returned from Basel, Switzerland–home to the largest watch and jewelry show in the world. For me, it was four days of zipping around from booth to booth to see the absolute latest in timepiece technology and jewelry beauty. Today I thought I’d focus on some brand-spanking-new watches that are not yet available to the public. Are you ready for a first look? Above is Breitling‘s Chrono-Matic 49, a new version of one of the watch brand’s most famous…

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Greubel & Forsey

Greubel Forsney Mechanism

 If you’re like most people, you don’t really know the technical details of watchmaking. You probably admire certain brands, designs or features, but it’s ridiculously difficult to understand the level of skill and ingenuity needed to create an exceptional timepiece. Take, for example, the duo behind Greubel & Forsey. Although less than a decade old, Robert Gruebel and Stephen Forsey’s namesake company produces some of the world’s most innovative and groundbreaking tourbillons. They spend years researching each model, and they…

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Book Club: Cult Watches

I just came across this great title by noted timepiece journalist Michael Balfour, and wanted to share it with you. Cult Watches: The World’s Enduring Classics is a compendium of the top 30 most popular styles worldwide. There’s a real range here–from the high-end Cartier Tank and Rolex Cosmograph Daytona to Swatches and Mickey Mouse Ingersoll brands. I like this book because it not only provides great images, but also excellent historical context. While particularly interesting to collectors, it also…

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