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A True Travel Companion

April 19, 2017 by Armen Darakjian

For frequent flyers, the right watch is just as crucial as the right piece of luggage.

For those of us that call the business class seat on a plane our second office, there’s a different mindset when it comes to packing and preparing for travel. Necessities become more focused on function and utility, whether it’s a suit, your portable phone charger, or even your watch.

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Topics: Watch Education

Colorful Gemstones: Mixed n’ Matched

April 11, 2017 by Renee Johnston

When it comes to this spring’s most stylish and colorful jewelry trends, mismatching is the new matching.

Unless you’ve been in hibernation all winter (and we totally don’t blame you if that has been the case), you’d know that the days of wearing perfectly matching sets of jewelry are behind us. A little rule breaking with purpose now gives your outfit a modern edge. With spring in full swing, bright, bold colors are all the rage—and there’s no better time to experiment with some creative mixing and matching using a variety of colorful gemstones.

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Topics: Diamonds & Gems, Jewelry

Overcoming the Complex

March 22, 2017 by Armen Darakjian

A look at the history of the tourbillon movement & the artistry behind it in today’s watches.

Picture yourself in France. You’ve been walking around all day, visiting friends and taking in the exquisite sights. You go to check the time and notice that your watch is slightly off. This has been happening to you for weeks now, and it is a constant annoyance. You know your watch is in perfect working condition, so why does it insist on falling behind so frequently?

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Topics: Watch Education

Making the Grade

March 7, 2017 by Renee Johnston

What does quality really mean when it comes to selecting a diamond?

Selecting a diamond is an exciting process, filled with “oohs,” “ahhs,” and sparkles. However, we understand there is often some stress and confusion along the way. There’s definitely research involved, and you’ll need to make a lot of tough decisions when shopping for a diamond. To start, there’s the budget, the shape, and the setting. But even more importantly, you have to consider the grade, or quality, of the gem. And that’s where things may seem especially complicated.

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Topics: Diamonds & Gems, Jewelry

Reward Yourself with a Rose Gold Watch

February 22, 2017 by Armen Darakjian

Roses are red, watches are gold, when you combine the two, the outcome is a timepiece that is sophisticated & bold.

I believe that there’s a time and a place to make a statement. Perhaps it’s a celebratory night out after a promotion, or a special February dinner with your significant other. Whatever the case may be, there’s no better way to make a statement of success, celebration, and sophistication than with a rose gold watch on your wrist.

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Topics: Watch Education, Precious Metals

What Women Really Want: Engagement Ring Edition

February 8, 2017 by Renee Johnston

Alright, let’s be honest, we females have a reputation for holding grandiose expectations of the perfect proposal and engagement ring — something worthy of a Nicholas Sparks novel.But in all reality, we are all well aware that we (sadly) don’t live in a fairy tale, and our expectations reflect that. Which means you should stop panicking about your upcoming proposal. I’ll even do you one better by giving you a glimpse into what real women want when it comes to an engagement ring. Take notes, fellas!

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Topics: Diamonds & Gems, Engagement Trends

Driven by the Details

January 18, 2017 by Armen Darakjian

The latest collaboration between Ferrari & Hublot takes the Big Bang Collection to the next level.

Precision. Comfort. Masterful engineering. And most importantly, speed. These are the defining qualities that come to mind when you think of a Ferrari. It is more than just a supercar. It is a global icon. It is a badge. It is an experience that is reserved for a lucky few. The same can be said for wearing a Hublot watch.

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Topics: Watch Education, Watch Releases & News

Black Tie, Black Diamonds

January 6, 2017 by Renee Johnston

High-caliber event? Give your attire an edge with the elusive black diamond.

The classic black tie event: attended by dapper men in bow ties and dazzling ladies in their nicest jewels. If you’re lucky enough to receive an invite to an event of this prestige, you’re going to want to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Diamonds & Gems, Jewelry, Luxury Trends

Remember There's Nothing as Special as Giving the Gift of Time

December 16, 2016 by Roberta

With Thanksgiving behind us and the holidays upon us, we want to start the busy shopping season with a few messages about taking time this month. We like to reiterate that there is nothing as special as giving or receiving the gift of time – something we all seem to have so little of.

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Topics: Watch Education, Watch Releases & News

Unprecedented' 3,000-Year-Old, 20-Karat Gold Torc Unearthed in England

December 13, 2016 by Howard

A metal-detector enthusiast in Cambridgeshire, England, has unearthed a spectacular 3,000-year-old torc made from 1.6 pounds of twisted and burnished 20-karat gold. Measuring nearly 50 inches around, the beautifully preserved golden torc is the largest ever found in the UK.

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Topics: Jewelry