Inside the Frenzied World of Rare Watches and the Rich People Who Love Them – Vanity Fair

On the morning of December 11, a young, nattily dressed, largely unmasked crowd streamed into the lower level of Phillips in midtown Manhattan for the 2021 New York Watch Auction, abuzz with the kind of anticipation you might expect in line for a concert. Phillips’s brand-new glass-box headquarters sits at the foot of 432 Park Avenue, the matchstick-thin luxury residential tower that teeters over a short stretch of Midtown commonly known as billionaire’s row but that m…….


Why Are Rolex Watches Even More Expensive Right Now? – The New York Times

This is hardly to say Rolex is not moving product. The company made an estimated 1.05 million watches in 2021, according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley in collaboration with a Geneva-based firm, LuxeConsult, giving it an estimated 29 percent of the luxury Swiss watch market. By comparison, Patek Philippe produces about 60,000 timepieces a year. (Rolex, a private company, does not routinely disclose sales or production figures.).

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At the SXSW Film Festival, Nicolas Cage watches Nicolas Cage play Nicolas Cage – FOX 35 Orlando


‘Nick Cage’ greets ‘Javi Gutierrez’ with a ‘Palm Hold Fist’ salute as he arrives in Mallorca, Spain. | Credit: Katalin Vermes

Austin, TX – This year, FOX film critics Allison Shoemaker and Caroline Siede were on the ground for the wild, weird marathon that is South by Southwest (SXSW), the mega-festival/conference that features the worlds of film, television, music, comedy, art, technology and more. Here Caroline Siede recounts a truly surreal…….


William Jewell professor, who holds dual citizenship, anxiously watches war in Ukraine – KSHB 41 Kansas City News

LIBERTY, Mo. — Dr. Yuriy Bots came to the United States from Ukraine in 2008 to continue his education.

After completing his PhD in economics at Purdue, he joined the William Jewell College faculty in 2013.

However, he’s recently achieved another milestone here.

“Last week was my ceremony with another 150 people from I believe 52 countries,” Bots said. “And yeah, I became a citizen here in the United States last week.”

He is a dual citizen of this country and his…….


The 10 best fitness trackers in 2022 – The Verge

Fitness trackers have come a long way from the simple bands that tracked steps and little else. Modern trackers can monitor everything from your heart health to how well you’ve recovered from a hard bout of training. They’ve got sensors galore and, in some cases, can give smartwatches a run for their money. Whatever your fitness goals are, there’s probably a fitness tracker that can help you achieve them.

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Maurice Lacroix Teams With #Tide, Unveils Watches Made Of Plastic Waste Composite – Forbes

Maurice Lacroix teams with #tide to make upcycled composite plastic and glass fiber Aikon #tide … [+] watches.

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In Miami this past weekend, Swiss watch brand Maurice Lacroix unveiled an all-new highly colorful watch collection with cases and straps made entirely from recycled plastics taken from the world’s oceans. The funky new watches, the Aikon #Tide collection, is all about bold and bright watches that are helping to make the…….


Ukrainian woman in Tallahassee watches war thousands of miles away – WTXL ABC 27 Tallahassee News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Inside Soleil 7 Hair Salon in Tallahassee, you can find Dasha Maynard, a Ukrainian woman who has lived in the United States for five years, coming to Tallahassee just a year ago to pursue cosmetology school.

“I miss Ukraine, living here. My soul, my mind is there in Ukraine,” said Maynard. “We all want peace in this world, but the people in the Ukraine dying.”

Her family is still living in the Ukraine. Maynard said while she’s many miles away, she chec…….