Watches & Gadgets

Should You Turn Your Old Watch Into a Smartwatch?

October 13, 2016

About a year ago, we wrote about a prototype of a wearable that would turn any wristwatch into a smartwatch. The Chronos disk, we reported, attaches to the back of a watch case and offers fitness tracking, notifications, and a limited number of gesture controls that will get your phone to do such things as take a […]

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Upgrade The Road Bike With Four Smart Gadgets

September 23, 2016

Whether its easy-breezy commuting or pumping out 70 miles on a crisp Sunday morning, fall is here—and with it, perfect cycling weather. Now’s the time to gear up for peak season in the saddle. To help you decide, we spent some time sweating in our lycra, testing out the tech gear we found most intriguing. Three testers took a […]

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Cartier Hopes to Goose Waning NYC Tourism Dollars

September 16, 2016

Cartier is reopening its flagship on New York’s Fifth Avenue after two and a half years of renovations. The restored landmark is a museum, as much a shop, celebrating the luxury jeweler’s past and paying homage to its celebrity clients. “This mansion has been designed to attract people in and to allow them to become part […]

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The New $150,000 Platinum Watch Is a Big Step for The Vacheron Constantin

September 6, 2016

It’s been a busy year for Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. It overhauled its popular Overseas collection to acclaim among fans, and it launched the North American boutique-edition Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve we covered recently. And that was on top of releasing the most complicated watch of all time in late 2015. On Tuesday, the brand is announcing […]

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What Is G-Shock Compete in a World of Fitbits and Apple Watches?

August 29, 2016

G-Shock creator Kikuo Ibe sits in a makeshift showroom, surrounded by dozens of G-Shock watches that include a prototype model from 1982. It still works, his translator proudly proclaims. Durability is what people love about these watches, after all. Soft-spoken but with a lively sense of humor, the bespectacled Japanese engineer then goes through the history of […]

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Swiss Watchmaker Piaget Hunts New Buyers

July 15, 2016

In front of a packed house of roughly 500 invited guests Thursday evening at the Brooklyn Naval Yards, high-end Swiss watchmaker Piaget unveiled an unusual new timepiece: a stainless steel-cased casual watch for under $10,000. For many other Swiss brands, which have been trying to entice new buyers with inexpensive and entry-level offerings in stainless steel for […]

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The Best Cities For Watch Fans

July 12, 2016

No matter how dedicated a watch collector or enthusiast you may be, it’s likely your passion hasn’t spilled over into your travel plans. If it hasn’t, too bad. Plenty of memorable locations and experiences around the globe will open the eyes any level of gadget geek—and many exist in startlingly pretty destinations. With that in mind, […]

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The Mechanics Watch Are Made From Solid Gold

July 11, 2016

Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has been rolling out a series of interesting timepieces to commemorate the occasion—but today it announced one watch to rule them all: the Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Anniversaire. The front and reverse of the The Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire Anniversaire. Source: Parmigiani Fleurier This handsome watch is built with a simple steel […]

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