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James D. Malcolmson

Contributing Watches Editor

James D. Malcolmson has been covering the Swiss watch industry as a journalist for more than 15 years. As a contributing editor to Robb Report and the editor of Robb Report Watch Collector, he has enjoyed an insider’s perspective and witnessed a new appreciation of fine mechanical watches blossom in the United States. James visits the factories and workshops in Switzerland several times each year, and brings a unique comparative knowledge of the various techniques used in the industry today to Robb Report’s readers.

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Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report as “ Space Explorer ” The Gift: ❄ The first example of the Hysek IO 45 mm Skeleton Tourbillon with Blue Sapphire. ❄ $119,000 “The idea behind...
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Vacheron Constantin accepts a private commission that results in the world’s most complex watch. As he began to present a status update to his client, Dominique ­Bernaz—head of Vacheron Constantin’s...
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At a preview event earlier this year for the Chanel Boy.friend ( chanel.com ), a brand representative boasted that the new watch might be the first women’s model that a man would be tempted to borrow...
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