GPHG 2021 – Watch Industry Oscar’s Exposed

Give timeandtidewatches.com credit for taking on the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève – the watch industry’s “Oscars.” Do the GPHG awards really reflect the people’s choice? T&T asks. The obvious answer: no. “Each year an academy of industry experts, journalists and influencers is assembled to determine the nominees for these prestigious awards – with 30 of these members ultimately selected to serve as the final jury.” That’s not the undemocratic half of it. GPHG 2021 corruption runs deep . . .

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Von Doren Watches Hearts Norway Chess

The Truth About Watches welcomes around 2300 readers per day. And? Writing for this fearlessly fierce website is a labor of love. What watch journalist-reviewer wouldn’t take delight in the fact that their words were being read by a single (different) reader in Botswana, Cambodia and Azerbaijan? Yesterday, 30 Norwegians validated our raison d’etre. Hey guys, ever heard of hometown horologists Von Doren watches? . . .

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Lu Han And AP Cave to Commies

Last Thursday, we gave you a horological heads-up on the potential impact of China’s crackdown on “effeminate” celebrities. Chinese Luxury Watch Ban Update highlighted Audemars Piguet ambassador Lu Han, suggesting that the relationship with the fresh-faced singer was headed south. Well that didn’t take long . . .

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Grand Seiko Omiwatari Review

According to Rod Stewart, every picture tells a story. By the same token, every timepiece tells a story don’t it? And in a world where’s there’s precious little technological differentiation between modern mechanical watches, the “story” moves the metal. Where would OMEGA’s Speedmaster Professional be if it wasn’t the Moonwatch? So here’s the backstory behind the new Grand Seiko Omiwatari . . .

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