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Instagram Highlights #3

You don't always have to pay tens- or hundreds of thousands of dollars to get a cool design that fits your unique personality, you just have to find the right timepiece. Here is the Quickindicator from my good friend at NORD Zeitmaschine 🔥 ♢ ⌚Timepiece: @nordzeitmaschine 📷Photo: @swisswatchgang #swisswatchgang A post shared by Swiss Watch GangⓂ (@swisswatchgang) on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:30am PDT Lovely gang of Rolex pieces! So many classics including the white roman Datejust and aluminum bezel Submariner 👌🏻📸 Credit: @claytonabridges A post shared by Swiss Collector LLC (@swisscollector) on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:55pm PDT Lot 164, Omega "thin arrow" British Military RAF pilots watch from 1953 🇬🇧 #WoKAuctionMarch2017 #WatchesofKnightsbridge #Omega #OmegaThinArrow #Omega53 #BritishMilitary #RAF #MilitaryWatches #RareVintageWatches #VintageOmega A post shared by Alex Stevens (@alexjkstevens) on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:52am PDT #jumbo ❤😊👍#audemarspiguet #royaloak

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The Macallan and Urwerk collaborate to create an over-engineered whisky flask

Single-malt “scotch” whisky and watches go hand in hand. It is not to say everyone that collects fine wristwatches drinks, or drinks scotch whisky, but an inordinate amount of the watch collectors I have met do like good whisky. Sometimes referred to as “liquid gold” single-malt whisky has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and like watch companies, scotch companies also make rare expensive editions that carry obscene price tags. Needless to say, scotch and watches, pair very well together. Just ask Christopher Beccan, the Founder/Editor of Bexsonn, a blog entirely dedicated to fine whisky and timepieces. So, it is not that surprising when we heard earlier this week that the Macallan distillery, based in Moray, Scotland, and modern haute horology watchmaker, Urwerk, who is based in Geneva, Switzerland, have collaborated to produce a technically sophisticated two-chamber limited

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Instagram Watch Highlights #2

Deep ⚫️ #watch #watches #timepiece #horology #omega #seamaster #planetocean #deepblack #ceramic #coaxial #masterchronometer #caliber8906 #gmt #antimagnetic #heliumescapevalve #600m #loupesystem A post shared by WWKOO (@wwkoo) on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:36pm PST Rainy #MacroMonday here in Texas… ☔️ Rolex GMT Master 16750 ain't scared to get wet 😜 ——————————————————- #rolexwatch #rolexaholics #vintagerolex #rolex #gmt #gmtmaster #vintage #patina #watcheswithpatina #fadedbezel #wet #rain #macro #watchesofinstagram #instawatch #instalike #instagood #dailywatch #instadaily #watchmania #watchporn #wristporn #watchanish #hodinkee #swisswatches #womw #watchphotography #macrophotography A post shared by BZ (@bzabodyn214) on Feb 20, 2017 at 9:40am PST Saturday with IWC Pilot Double Chronograph " Edition St Exupéry " , Love❤ this dial 🍫 #b_original #pilotwatch #watchporn #watchlover #doublechronograph #iwcwatches #instawatches #santoni #luxurylifestyle #dailywatch #hodinkee #wristi #iwcshaffhausen #iwcgirl #watchoftheday #picoftheday #gqbrasil #style #timepiece #pilotwatch #watchporn #reloj #watchesofinstagram #stexupery A post shared by IWC GIRL (@iwcgirl) on Feb

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Instagram Watch Highlights #1

Heuer Carrera ref 2447 nst … A post shared by [email protected] (@patricepi) on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:18am PST #StrapSaturday with part of the family 👪👫. When 4 divers meet an old chronograph and they are all happy, building bridges & increasing alliances 🌉😘 Can you name them all? A post shared by Pedro Aguiar (@paguiarneto) on Feb 18, 2017 at 10:12am PST #lacowatches #lacoflieger #flieger A post shared by Drew (@_aboen) on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:38pm PST The 2016 Rolex Daytona 🔥 Photo by @rolex.brasil A post shared by Daily Watch ⌚️ (@dailywatch) on Feb 18, 2017 at 9:48pm PST #audemarspiguet concept #tourbillon A post shared by [email protected] (@watchpics) on Feb 18, 2017 at 2:02pm PST New limited edition of 1500 watches IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sports edition released at #sihh2017 reserve yours before they're sold

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The Notorious Watches of Conor McGregor

Jason Pitsch

Conor McGregor is notorious for his trash talk, for his ability to fight and win in the UFC in multiple weight classes, and for his extravagant lifestyle including an affinity for custom made suits, luxury cars, and high-end mechanical watches. He is currently the UFC lightweight (155lb) champion, after a win by TKO against defending champion Eddie Alvarez on November 12, 2016. Upon winning that fight McGregor became the first fighter in UFC’s history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously, as he was still holding the featherweight (145lb) title at the time. Which, by the way, he earned December 12, 2015, when he KO’d José Aldo in a mere thirteen seconds and earned him the accolade of the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Notorious b.i.g balls A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Nov

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Photo Report: WatchAnish NYC Calling x Roger Dubuis

This month, Swiss haute horology manufacture Roger Dubuis celebrates the one-year anniversary of the opening of its first US boutique, which is located on Madison Avenue in New York. To commemorate this, Roger Dubuis hired famous watch/lifestyle Instagrammer, Watch Anish, and his social media team, to produce a visual campaign showing off some of their uber-expensive wristwatches, in various lifestyle scenes around New York City.

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Black Friday: 10 Affordable Gift Ideas

Stefano Bemer Handmade Italian Watch Straps (pictured above), are available HERE starting at $290. The quality of the straps is on par with the shoes of the same name that can cost upwards of $2500. No machine stitching, everything is made by hand in Italy. Only the best leathers are used – exotic materials such as sharkskin, kudu, elephant, and horse leather are available as an option. If you prefer contrast stitching, quick release spring bars, special sizes, just ask – everything is possible. These are truly bespoke watch straps of the highest quality. We hope you enjoy this curated selection of affordable gift items even if not all are discounted or watch related! Valextra Pebble-Grain Leather Watch Roll $595 Stefano Bemer Brogue Hole Pattern Card Wallets $168 Topo Designs Daypack $169 Frederique Constant Analytics Clip $99 The Wristwatch Handbook

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Stefano Bemer Bespoke Italian Shoes, Belts, and Watch Straps

Jason Pitsch

Florentine shoemaker, Stefano Bemer, started his company in 1983 “with a goal no less ambitious than creating the perfect Italian shoe.” Starting by repairing shoes, he eventually taught himself – along with workshops and shoemaking courses – the many techniques required to make fine handmade shoes, and ultimately mastered his own signature technique. After his unfortunate passing in 2012, Tommaso Melani, whose family has owned a leather handbag business, in Florence, Italy (Firenze), based in a Monastery of Santa Croce since 1950, purchased Stefano Bemer, with a goal of maintaining what the founder had built, and further expanding the business around the world. Over the summer, I had a chance to meet with Melani, at his company’s New York City flagship, located in a penthouse showroom in one of the most prestigious sections of the Upper East Side. During our

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Wempe expands 5th Avenue flagship boutique

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Following a two-year, eight-million-dollar renovation Wempe recently reopened their New York City Flagship boutique, located at the corner of 55th Street and Fifth Avenue. Expanding from 2,500 to 5,500 square feet provides more space for and comfort for customers, a larger service area, and room for additional watches. Wempe Jewelers has been located on Fifth Avenue since 1980 when the German-based watch and jewelry retailer decided to expand to the US. It has been located in the famous Penisula building, across the street from the original location, since 1990. Interestingly, the store has load bearing pillars from the Penisula hotel, that are part of its architecture. According to Wempe, “The new interior concept was motivated by the desire to provide more open space for Wempe customers. Fine materials such as granite from the quarries around Verona have been used for

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The story behind the historic Cartier Fifth Avenue mansion

Jason Pitsch

Cartier was founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. In over a century of operation, the company has acquired a long list of famous clients, from celebrities to royal families, many with interesting back stories. However, the sale of a pearl necklace to a businessman named Morton F. Plant in 1917 is one of the most important in the company’s history. Pierre Cartier 1910 In 1912, Pierre Cartier, the grandson of the Cartier founder, began searching for a location in New York City on par with Cartier’s rue de la Paix flagship in Paris and New Bond Street in London. He spent five years searching, and finally, in 1917 he found a neo-Renaissance style mansion situated in a prime Manhattan location that was exactly what he had envisioned. At the time, according to Cartier, “Pierre proposed the legendary

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