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6 Intriguing American-Themed Watches You May Have Forgotten About

Independence Day in the United States of America is celebrated on the 4th of July. In honor of this important day in my country’s history, I’d like to take a look at some American-themed wristwatches you may have forgotten or never even knew about.

These timepieces proudly wear their red, white, and blue!

Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Paul Newman Daytona Reference 6263 from about 1970 at the July 2 Watches of Knightsbridge auction
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12 Dauntless Wristshots From Upcoming Watches Of Knightsbridge Auction

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London-based watch and jewelry auctioneer Watches of Knightsbridge, a family business with more than 50 years of experience in trading, host its summer auction on July 2, 2016. 500+ lots from major players such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, Heuer, and Breitling and there are some very affordable estimates on offer.
Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon in the Bentley Bentayga
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The Bentley Bentayga: You Will Love The $160,000 Dashboard Clock Option

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Bentley created the Bentayga as the ultimate SUV, whose base price of just about one-quarter of a million dollars does not include several important and very luxurious extras that include removable tablets ($7,155), replacement of wood trim with carbon fiber ($28,500) . . . and the automatic Breitling for Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon ($160,000).
Alexia Masseron (far right),“Mademoiselle Diane par Longines,” most elegantly matched her outfit to the steel-and-diamonds Longines DolceVita she received; Eddie Peng and jury president former Miss France Sophie Thalmann awarded it to her
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You Are There: The 167th Prix De Diane Longines In Chantilly, France

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Horse racing is really about elegance – the way the animals move as they gallop, the dressed up day out for the spectators, and of course the hats. For many at Chantilly, the day is more about fashion in the grandstands than the jockeys and fillies giving it their all on the track.
Hautlence's non horological Playground Labyrinth
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Why So Serious? Lighten Up With The Hautlence Labyrinth

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Have you ever realized that some people just don’t get jokes? When during Baselworld 2016 Hautlence released something unusual called Labyrinth, I knew things were about to get fun. And fun they got!
Patek Philippe Ref. 5950A-001
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Behind The Lens: Patek Philippe Ref. 5950A-001 Split-Seconds Chronograph

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Given my recent musings on these pages about the relative roles of rarity and complication in driving the value of a watch, it seems appropriate to dedicate this “Behind the Lens” entry to a piece that is both complicated and limited in production: Patek Philippe’s Reference 5950A. What’s so special about this watch? Well, first of all it’s a split-seconds chronograph. What else?
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Caption Competition No. 25: Now That's A Pothole!

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This photo was taken in what was then Zaire, but is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and it highlights what happens if a small pothole is not repaired . . . it just keeps getting larger and larger until it can literally swallow trucks whole. What other stories can you suggest for this photo? Please share your suggestions in the comments.
Grayson Tighe Series 5 for Blancpain
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Blancpain's Pen Pal: Canadian Pen Maker Grayson Tighe

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A watch brand adding writing instruments to its repertoire is not breaking news, but it is notable when a company focuses the same amount of attention and care on its pens as it does on its watches. Such was the case when almost ten years ago now, Blancpain engaged Canadian pen designer and maker Grayson Tighe to produce its writing instruments.
Axl Rose on stage
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HYT Watches’ Vincent Perriard Talks About New ‘Brand Friend’: Gun ‘N’ Roses’ Axl Rose

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To say that I was excited when I received the news that HYT had hooked up with Axl Rose is an understatement. For me, this news just clicked beautifully into place in my head: HYT with its rock-and-roll attitude and Axl Rose, the at times controversial front man of Guns ‘N’ Roses and now AC/DC. Hell yeah, this makes sense! Let me tell you why.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier Moon Phase
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Ballon Bleu De Cartier Moon Phase: Once In A Blue Moon

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When Cartier introduced the Drive de Cartier at SIHH 2016, I did not expect to find a new addition to the Ballon Bleu family in one of the brand’s signature red and gold boxes. Especially not a Ballon Bleu with moon phase. In Cartier’s rich history, the moon phase has been largely and conspicuously absent. Why?
Ouchhh!!! This Rolex Submariner has seen better times
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5 Unexpected Ways You Might Damage A Mechanical Watch

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Timepiece repairs can be expensive and often take a long time, so you generally want to avoid damaging a watch. It's obvious that throwing your watch against a wall, running over it with a Bentley, or smashing it with a hammer are things to to avoid. However, not everything that can damage a watch is so obvious, so here I list five common things you may not be aware of that can damage a watch and how to prevent them.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered Onyx
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Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered: A Paragon Of Tranquility

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Jaquet Droz is pretty well known for creating ultra-clean, minimal watch designs utilizing things like single-hand 24-hour displays, onyx and enamel dials, and small offset subdials, which are all highlighted in the Grande Seconde collection. And within that collection a new frontrunner has emerged to compete for the title of my favorite Jaquet Droz timepiece: the Grand Seconde Off-Centered.
Blackened Rolex Explorer II
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Why I Pimped My Rolex

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The watch nerd that I am, I rarely immediately wear my new watches; I like to put them aside for a few days and let the anticipation grow. When the day finally came that it was time to wear my new Rolex, I took it out of the box and proudly put it on my wrist. And then horror struck. I didn’t feel anything, not a thing! Zilch, nada, niente! What to do?
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Caption Competition No. 24: Which Way Is Front?

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The car is a prototype by Pininfarina for Lancia from 1957 called the "Florida II" and it was the personal car of Mr. Pinin Farina for many years. This was one of the most influentially stylistic cars of its era. But why on earth do the windscreen and steering wheel appear to be at opposite ends of the cabin? What might this car really have been designed for?
Richard Mille diamond-set RM 67-01 Extra Flat at home on the wrist during the 2016 Rallye des Princesses
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Richard Mille’s 2016 Princess Rally: The Ultimate Road Trip

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Seventeen years ago the Rallye des Princesses (Princess Rally) was staged for the first time. Adding even more elegance, glamour, and performance, Richard Mille joined the event as principle sponsor in 2015. Richard Mille invited Nola Martin and I on this year’s road trip, which took place May 28 through June 2, 2016. We were given a shiny new BMW press car with which to follow the rally, thereby gaining firsthand experience to find out what it takes to complete this beautiful journey.
Graff MasterGraff Perpetual Calendar
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Graff MasterGraff Perpetual Calendar: Technically Fabulous Even Without The Sparkles

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When gemstones and haute horlogerie meet, one of two things can happen: the watch either becomes a fitting tribute to Liberace or the result is something fabulous thanks to the synergy. One of the reasons I love visiting the Graff stand at Baselworld is because, since the entering the market in 2008, this brand has managed to make "lots of fabulous."
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