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Matt Baily and AskMen Grand Prix Pre-Party Thursday June 9th

2011 June 03

On Thursday, June 9th AskMen.ca will be hosting a Montreal Grand-Prix Pre-Party event at the Time Supper Club (997 Saint Jacques Ouest, Montreal) sponsored by Cadillac. Matt Baily's will be on hand to give style and consumer advice about watches, alongside cigar experts from Casa del Habano, car experts from Cadillac, style experts from Le Pascha, and couture advisors from Pelligrino Castronovo. Doors open at 7pm and the party goes until 10pm. Come join us for a night of fun, fashion, and luxury!

5 Great Summer Luxury Watches at Matt Baily

2010 July 15

Summer time offers us warm weather and a plethora of activities. This Baily Blog post lists five of the best summer watches available at the Matt Baily boutique in Montreal QC, Canada.

Corum Ti-Bridge Limited Edition - An Example of Modern Elegance

2010 January 12

Ever since the seventies, when Gerald Genta gave the world the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus, less elegant watches made of non-precious metals have become accepted as luxury items. Never before as in the past decade, however, has traditional high-end horology been so intertwined with casual style. Manufacturers such as Bell & Ross, Roger Dubuis, Jaeger Lecoultre, and Corum have delighted watch enthusiasts with fantastic creations that blur the line that separates traditional elegant luxury and rugged functionality and style. Perfectly balanced between these two aspects of watchmaking is the runner up 2009 Watch of the Year, the limited edition Corum Ti-Bridge.

Elegant Gold Watches Are Back... Well They Never Actually Left

2009 August 27

I have a theory that the average size of watches will not go back to the smaller diameters of five to ten years ago. Psychologically it is easier to get used to a larger watch then changing for a smaller one. For this reason we have become accustomed as a society to the current average diameter, which I estimate to be 44mm. However true my theory may or may not be, there is one category of watch that will always defy it. The elegant, gold watch has proven itself to be timeless with its recent resurgence in the catalogues of modern brands.

Alexandre Despatie with his U-Boat Classico 53mm Watch

2009 June 02

The multi-talented, home-town hero Alexandre Despatie was spotted by one of my clients wearing a 53mm, beige U-Boat Classico. Alexandre was speaking at a recent public appearance when my client noticed the bold, oversize design that U-Boat watches are known for. I find it even more fitting that I'm writing an entry about the world champion and Olympic medalist, as his twenty-fourth birthday on the eighth of June quickly approaches.

CORUM: Ti-Bridge - A contemporary line for a new era

2009 March 27

CORUM raises the curtain on its classically elegant and resolutely contemporary Ti-Bridge model. This powerful and technical watch houses CORUM's second mechanical movement, the new Caliber CO 007.

Sneak Peak Pre Basel: New Bell & Ross BR Heritage

2009 March 20

Vintage and modern mix is the latest and greatest from Bell & Ross. The new BR Heritage, each timepiece features a black dial, with numbers, index marks and hands covered with a sand-colored photo luminescent coating. The crystals are anti-reflective sapphire and water-resistant (down to 100m). The bracelets are printed natural leather of heavy-duty synthetic.

Rolex, Breitling et la Crise Economique

2009 March 05

Je m'étais bien promis de réécrire sur ce blog dès que mon emploi du temps le permettrait. Ces derniers mois, j'ai peu rédigé mais beaucoup lu. J'ai lu entre autre que l'horlogerie Suisse subi déjà les affres de la crise économique; que la contrefaçon se porte très bien merci, que Breitling qui célèbre ses 125 ans cette année lance le calibre B01, un mouvement chrono maison, que partout les horlogers se font vieux, mais il y a de la relève dans les écoles. J'ai aussi lu que si à cinquante ans on n'a pas une Rolex, on n'a raté sa vie!

Rihanna Wears Rebecca Jewelry in 'Rehab' Video

2009 February 25

In Rihanna's recent video for the song Rehab, the recording artist proudly wears pieces from Rebecca Jewelry's Melrose collection. Rihanna's impeccable style and beauty are complemented by a wide rose gold plated bronze bangle and matching earrings similar to a pair that are available on MattBaily.ca.

Women living large

2008 November 28

The large watch fashion trend is still going strong. It makes quite the fashion statement when you see an elegantly dressed woman or celebrity wearing a large sporty timepiece. It exudes confidence and attitude, while still being functional and incredibly easy to read.

Pink is Decked out in Beautiful Rebecca Jewelry on Much Music

2008 November 19

The other day I chanced upon a broadcast of singer Pink on Much Music's Live @ Much. Pink (officially P!nk) definitely has her own style and, while always fashionable and well put together, she is never mainstream and mundane.

Size does matter

2008 November 19

Women are getting more and more into wearing a men's full size watches. It is extremely fashionable to wear a large high-end timepiece, the term a men's or women's watch is out the window. Bell & Ross has a new model that has elegance and beauty with the 39mm square size that is comfortable for either sex to appreciate.

New Corum Ltd Black Flag

2008 November 09

Corum has enlarged its iconic Admiral's Cup line with a new boldly designed model - the Challenge 48 Black Flag.

New Corum Black Hull

2008 November 09

The Corum Admiral's Cup Black Hull 48 sporty chronograph has been developed as a handy and stylish tool for measuring short time intervals.

Lets not tell time!

2008 October 31

One of the hottest things in the watch market today is the all black or Phantom type watches. There are a few companies manufacturing these models promoting the unreadability and unusual style.

Still a good time to buy a watch

2008 October 17

In these economic times of uncertainty, there are exceptional watch brands that are comparable to those of the Haute Horlogerie. There are many watch brands that are at par as far as quality and style is concerned. Watches like Hamilton which are owned by the Swatch group, who also own the movements that are supplied to watch manufacturers around the world.

Fall 2008 Jewelry Fashion Trends

2008 October 01

As a guy, I may not have the best understanding about fashion trends, but I do know jewelry. I also know which pieces look good on the wrists and necks of our customers. Combine hot jewelry with seasonal colours and you got this fall's trends.

U-Boat Releases Flightdeck Rubber

2008 September 27

Finally a rubber strap is available for 50 and 55 mm U-Boat Flightdeck models. Reflecting Italian style, the strap is stitched and looks almost like leather. A great accessory to add to your collection, you will finally be able to take your U-Boat watch to the beach or pool.

Strap Field Test - How water affects watch straps

2008 September 25

This summer I had the chance to stage field studies on how different types of watch bands fare in water. You may own a water resistant watch, but if you don't have the right kind of strap on it you don't want to get it wet.

Mainstream is on its way out!

2008 September 13

As the high-end market continues to flourish in these economic hard times, the watch trend is really going towards people wanting to wear something no one else has. The days of wearing a Rolex has been termed as a Texas Timex. In the past it seemed like as soon as you made a little success for yourself, one of the first thing you did is go out and get a Rolex. Although Rolex, Breitling and Cartier will always own a huge chunk of the market, Bell & Ross, Corum, U-Boat are creeping up and becoming in demand.

How to buy a watch

2008 July 28

Being a watch salesman, we go through all sorts of people with their questions and opinions on what sort of watch to buy. There are a lot of factors involved, and it's very hard to tell you what to buy. Whether it is an investment grade piece, or just something that you saw in a magazine or on some celebrity's wrist. Choosing a Brand or Model can and should be a fun experience.

5 Tips From Robert Polet on How To Be Stylish

2008 January 17

European Businessman of the Year, and Gucci CEO, Robert Polet, lists five tips for us on how to be stylish in our day-to-day. Enjoy.

Top 10 Mens' Style Tips: Victor and Rolf

2007 December 23

Style.com has some interesting fashion tips for men from world renown designers, Victor and Rolf.