Books That Cover Two Human Constants: Time and Motion

A review of Tom Standage’s “A Brief History of Motion” and David Rooney’s “About Time” delves into our concern with moving faster and checking our clocks.

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Sponsorships in Hand, These Athletes Rely on Their Watches

Lots of competitors are paid as brand ambassadors, but sometimes the connection to a timepiece goes beyond just a paycheck.

#athletics-and-sports, #breitling-sa, #free-diving, #freestyle-skiing, #hublot-sa, #ironman-world-championship, #olympic-games-2020, #tennis, #tokyo-japan, #vekic-donna, #watches-and-clocks

Revisiting Time at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

An exhibition in London is to include four pieces of Seiko technology used at the Games.

#japan, #london-england, #museums, #olympic-games-1964, #seiko-holdings-corp, #watches-and-clocks

The Case of the Stolen Watch Detective

Christopher A. Marinello, who has recovered more than $515 million worth of art and artifacts, is increasingly being called upon to recover luxury timepieces.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #robberies-and-thefts, #watches-and-clocks

Can a Smartwatch Save Your Life?

The advent of wearable devices that monitor our heart rhythms both excites and worries doctors.

#american-heart-assn, #apple-inc, #content-type-service, #elderly, #fitbit, #heart, #mobile-applications, #pacemakers, #stroke, #tests-medical, #watches-and-clocks, #wearable-computing

The Watch Industry Lacks Transparency. That Is Changing.

Growing pressure for accountability has convinced a few brands that it is time to reveal where they obtain some of their raw materials. Will more follow?

#babin-jean-christophe, #bulgari-spa, #intellectual-property, #officine-panerai, #pruniaux-patrick, #switzerland, #ulysse-nardin, #watches-and-clocks

Inside Big Ben: What It’ll Takes to Restore England’s Famous Clock

The detailed restoration of England’s most famous clock and tower should be finished next year.

#london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #restoration-and-renovation, #watches-and-clocks

The (Watch) Show Must Go On

Even though the pandemic continues to disrupt live events in Europe, Swiss brands roll out their new designs.

#breitling-sa, #geneva-switzerland, #jaeger-lecoultre, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nomos-glashutte-sa, #oris-sa, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

Rahul Kadakia, an Auctioneer Who Regularly Sets Records

Rahul Kadakia of Christie’s has sold the most expensive wristwatch, the priciest blue diamond and even, early on, a salad.

#auctions, #christies, #content-type-personal-profile, #curiel-francois, #jewels-and-jewelry, #kadakia-rahul, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

20 Years. 100 Watches, and Counting.

The British watchmaker Roger W. Smith considers the future.

#content-type-personal-profile, #daniels-george-1926-2011, #isle-of-man, #smith-roger-w, #watches-and-clocks

A New Watch Brand Tells a Story

Furlan Marri intends to honor Swiss horology, but at affordable prices.

#al-marri-hamad, #furlan-marri, #furlan-andrea, #geneva-switzerland, #watches-and-clocks

Man-Made Diamonds Grow, but Not on Watch Brands

Production has increased sharply in recent years, yet just two new timepieces include the gems.

#advertising-and-marketing, #barillet, #courbet, #courbet-sas, #de-beers-group, #diamonds, #watches-and-clocks

Can the Gleam of High-End Watches Thrive on Audio-Only Clubhouse?

It took luxury brands years to get used to the internet — but just months to start talking on the audio chat site. Are they a fit?

#andreessen-horowitz, #breitling-sa, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #grainger-herr-christoph, #iwc-schaffhausen, #luxury-goods-and-services, #social-media, #watches-and-clocks

Making Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

A group of wealthy friends and some specialty artisans turn out one over-the-top design each year.

#firearms, #gifts, #lepee-1839, #miami-fla, #switzerland, #unnamed-society, #watches-and-clocks

Auctions of Cars, Watches and Furniture Heat Up

The value of collectibles — like coffee tables, whiskey, Air Jordans and Pokémon cards — has soared.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sneakers, #trading-cards, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

Forget ‘Ladies’ Collections.’ Women Watch Buyers Want More Options.

They are frustrated with the industry’s reliance on outdated gender classifications and sexist marketing campaigns.

#advertising-and-marketing, #barrett-cara-1986, #cartier-sa, #iwc-schaffhausen, #nomos-glashutte-sa, #rolex-sa, #switzerland, #watches-and-clocks, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

At Watch Schools, Women Know It’s Their Time

Female students may be outnumbered, but they are confident in class and convinced of ultimate success. After all, one said, both sexes “have the same ability to make a watch work.”

#ecole-technique-de-la-vallee-de-joux, #hiko-mizuno-college-of-jewelry, #lycee-edgar-faure, #vocational-training, #watches-and-clocks, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Does Brad Pitt Still Sell Watches?

The days of flying celebrities around the world for gigantic events may be over, but brands are pivoting to more strategic uses of all that star power.

#advertising-and-marketing, #breitling-sa, #compagnie-financiere-richemont-sa, #grainger-herr-christoph, #iwc-schaffhausen, #social-media, #switzerland, #watches-and-clocks

Is That a Rolex on Biden’s Wrist?

Recent presidents not named Trump have tended to wear Everyman timepieces such as Timex and Shinola.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #omega-sa, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #rolex-sa, #timex-group-usa, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

5 Things to Do This New Year’s Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

#allison-sophie-soccer-mommy, #art, #asap-ferg, #balter-marcos, #brathwaite-fred-fab-5-freddy, #central-park-summerstage, #chase-claire, #children-and-childhood, #classical-music, #dancing, #frick-collection, #harris-rennie, #joyce-theater, #lewis-george-e-1952, #museums, #music, #new-ohio-theater, #oliveros-pauline, #paquita-ballet, #pop-and-rock-music, #puremovement, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salomon-xavier-f, #sorey-tyshawn, #streb-extreme-action-co, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #watches-and-clocks

Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don’t Deserve or Need

The retail giant claims that its health product is extremely precise at scanning body fat. I found otherwise.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #fitbit, #mobile-applications, #obesity, #watches-and-clocks, #wearable-computing, #weight

Time Won’t Let Me Wait That Long

An encounter at a clock-repair shop offered a lesson about life in 2020.

#conundrum-book, #maine, #watches-and-clocks

Holiday Gifts for Health and Wellness

Give someone the gift of healthy living this year with one of these gift ideas from the writers and editors of Well.

#christmas, #exercise, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #pulse-oximetry, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #watches-and-clocks

Swimming in a Bubble, Free From the Tyranny of Times

The pandemic disrupted the training of some of the world’s best swimmers, but a new competition has offered a rare treat: a chance to ignore the ticking clock.

#andrew-michael-1999, #dressel-caeleb-1996, #swimming, #watches-and-clocks

In Britain, Watch Sellers Shocked at End of Sales Tax Refund

Come 2021, travelers will no longer be reimbursed for most of the 20 percent VAT they paid on a Rolex or many other souvenirs.

#bremont-watch-co, #english-giles, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #value-added-tax, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

4 Moments That Changed the Watch World

From sports tie-ins to online coverage, the Swiss industry has benefited from its marketing skill.

#advertising-and-marketing, #rolex-sa, #swatch-group, #switzerland, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

Black-Owned Watch Brands Rising

Owners say the #BuyBlack movement and digital strengths have spurred sales.

#crowdfunding-internet, #e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail, #watches-and-clocks

The Watchmaking Wizard Who Doesn’t Like Watches

“I love the mechanics,” Eric Coudray said, “but the watch itself as an object, it doesn’t really touch me.”

#busser-maximilian, #coudray-eric, #france, #inventions-and-patents, #jaeger-lecoultre, #mbf, #watches-and-clocks

Museum-Worthy Watches, From Pearls to Plastic

Design often catches a curator’s eye.

#cooper-hewitt-smithsonian-design-museum, #design-museum-london-england, #fisher-alison-m, #london-england, #museums, #science-museum, #watches-and-clocks

Want a Watch That’s Just Right? Design Your Own

Bespoke options now exist in almost every price range.

#selmoni-christian, #switzerland, #vacheron-constantin, #voutilainen-kari, #watches-and-clocks

N.Y.C. Schools Reopen for a First Day Unlike Any Other

Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for in-person classes.

#barr-william-p, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watches-and-clocks

The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

Blood oxygen readings can be a useful indicator of wellness, but context is important — and so is medical advice from a doctor.

#apple-inc, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #sleep, #watches-and-clocks, #wearable-computing

Watch Report: The Inner Workings

Skeleton-style timepieces that are by turns sporty and genteel.

#audemars-piguet-group, #bulgari-spa, #cartier-sa, #chanel-sa, #fashion-and-apparel, #hermes-international-sa, #watches-and-clocks

‘A Sports Car That You Can Wear Into a Bar’

Wristwatches and fast cars: precision machines that have grown together for a century, drawing crowds and connoisseurs.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #art, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #ford-motor-co, #formula-one, #richard-mille-horometrie-sa, #roger-dubuis-sa, #rolex-sa, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

How Analog Clocks Can Give Us More by Giving Us Less

A simple circle, similar to the sundial, connects us to a time when the sky told humans how to live.

#earth, #time, #watches-and-clocks

Swiss Watches Amid the Crisis

Sales have plunged, but brands are getting ready for re-entry. After all, this isn’t the industry’s first calamity.

#audemars-piguet-group, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #patek-philippe-sa, #rolex-sa, #shopping-and-retail, #switzerland, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion