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  • MattBaily.ca Visits Hamilton Headquarters in Biel/Bienne

    2010 June 10

    Not surprisingly, Switzerland is full of legendary watch places. Geneva houses many of the best known brands, La Chaux-de-Fonds is home to several others including the the Musée International d'Horlogerie, Vallée de Joux is an other municipality with important manufactures. Biel/Bienne, a city peppered with huge names such as Rolex and Omega, is where I was off to for a visit to the Hamilton headquarters and get a closer look at their new watches for 2010.

  • Review of the New Hamilton Khaki BASE Jump

    2009 August 05

    Hamilton's new Khaki BASE Jump watch was released in April at the 2009 Baselworld fair. It will soon be available at the Matt Baily boutique. I had the chance to look at one at the store before I left for Switzerland. Here are some notes.

  • Tonnes of New Watches At The Boutique This Fall

    2010 September 24

    This Fall the Matt Baily boutique is receiving some of 2010's hottest watches including the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Military Ceramic, BR Vintage 123 and 126, and the Marvin Malton series.

  • Receive A Free Silver Pandora Bracelet

    2010 September 11

    You can receive a free silver Pandora Jewelry bracelet during a special Trunk Show event starting the 23th of September.

  • Watches are Meant to be Worn

    2009 August 11

    It may sound pretty obvious, but I sometimes have to tell this to my customers. A luxury watch purchased at Matt Baily is of extremely high quality, but because of the price of the purchase, people are sometimes hesitant to wear their timepiece on a daily basis or in rugged situations. This is not the case for those who think like me, that a watch should be used for the purposes it was designed for.

  • 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.

  • Rado D-Star 200 Diver Announced

    2012 January 05

    Matt Baily is Montreal’s latest Rado retailer, and we brought in the brand in anticipation of their new releases for 2012 that promised to bring the brand into the fore of the high-tech watch market after years of conservative design. Now we have our first glimpse of the direction that Rado is going with the new D-Star 200 diving models, announced this week on the Rado website.

  • Alpina Presents the Club Collection - Part of Their Nightlife Watches

    2010 May 14

    Since we started carrying Alpina Watches at Matt Baily, the brand has offered decisively sporty watches. The Extreme Avalanche models, for instance, are not only rugged and water resistant, but look the part of luxury sport watches with their robust bezels and rubber straps. The company slogan, "Be a Player," is personified by Alpina's ambassadors, who are important players in their fields varying from sports car racing to slalom skiing. The new Club collections, released at the last Baselworld fair by Alpina, honour a different type of player. The Club watches are dedicated to urban players, presenting more elegant face and case without sacrificing the sporty DNA that Alpina has become known for.

  • Video Presentation of the BR 01-92 Radar Limited Edition

    2010 August 19

    A video presentation of the Bell & Ross BR 01-92 Radar, a peculiar, high-grade timepiece. Shot at Bell & Ross headquarters it tells us about the inspiration behind the watch and about its special features.

  • I Have a Small Wrist

    2009 May 04

    I hear these words from about 70% of the men that come into Matt Baily to try on watches. This is a misperception, as most of these men actually have an average size wrist. A few even have some pretty large wrists. Perhaps a pamphlet should be created to put wrist sizes in perspective. The only source I could find for data is from Statistics Canada, which states that the average diameter of a 19 year old man is just over 6.5 inches. I estimate that about 60% of all men's wrists that I see in the store are between 6 3/4 and 7 1/4 inches.

  • Simple Does Not Mean Unremarkable - The Marvin Watch Co presents M108 Origin

    2010 July 02

    Marvin Watch Co° may strike many in North America as a new brand, but in reality it has a very long and eventful history. Many of their vintage creations, from as far back as the early Twentieth century, are still ticking today on the wrists of collectors or at the Marvin castle in Neuchatel, Switzerland. When it became official that Matt Baily would be an authorized retailer for this fine brand, we posted an article presenting Marvin Watch Co° on the Baily Blog. The company takes great pride in their history and many Marvin watches are created to reflect this heritage. The Marvin M108, dubbed the Origin, is a perfect example of this. It captures subtle hints of vintage elegance and mixes them within a contemporary package.

  • New Frederique Constant and Alpina Models In Store

    2011 July 04

    New in-store are the latest offerings from Matt Baily favourites Alpina and Frederique-Constant. We have received a number of new luxury watches that run the gamut from supremely elegant to casual sport, including the much-anticipated Frederique Slimline Automatic and Alpina Startimer Chronograph.

  • Wristwatch Annual is the Holly Grail!

    2009 February 09

    Whether it be how many vph, or if the case is made out of platinum or titanium, the Wristwatch Annual has a plethora of information for every watch enthusiast.

  • Top 5 List of Watches that Changed the Way We Look at Luxury Timepieces

    2009 November 16

    For over five years, Matt Baily has set itself apart from other watch stores in Montreal by bringing in exciting, new, up-and-coming brands. When looking at a possible new brand to carry, quality is the first prerequisite and is followed by value and potential. This is how we took up dealership of brands like Bell & Ross and U-Boat for which we were the first dealers in Canada. With this list, we highlight five watches from our collections that have swayed trends and turned the most heads.

  • November Newsletter - Tissot Watches, Two New Brands for Women, And Many New Models

    2010 November 05

    Coming up in November are three new brands, Tissot, Hera, and Bedat & Co., along with new watches from Frédérique Constant and Alpina.

  • New Marvin Malton and Loeb Models in Store

    2011 January 27

    In this week's blog, Jason gives a brief profile of the new Marvin Malton and Sebastien Loeb watches now available in store at Matt Baily's.

  • U-Boat U-42 to be Unveiled at Baselworld 2010

    2010 March 12

    During the past few weeks, U-Boat has been hinting at the release of a new limited edition model to at this year's Baselworld fair. It would be great to have all the details, but I guess we will have to wait to see the watch at the show one week from now. Matt and I will be in Basel where we will be able to get the full scoop on the new U-Boat watches.

  • Nicholas G. Hayek, Champion of the Swiss Watch Industry and Founder of Swatch Dies

    2010 June 29

    Nicholas G. Hayek was often referred to as the man who saved the Swiss watch industry. By consolidating some of the most important brands and founding Swatch to marry mass production with Swiss quality manufacturing he thwarted the negative effects that the advent of inexpensive, Japanese quartz watches were having on the Swiss manufacturers. Mr. Hayek was 82 on June 28th, when he died suddenly. His larger-than-life personality and hands-on business attitude will surely be missed by his colleagues.

  • Alpina Announces New Startimer Pilot Designs

    2011 February 28

    Alpina reveals a new series of Pilot watches - the Alpina Startimer automatic.

  • New U-Boat U-1001 47 In Store

    2011 July 25

    This week on the blog we introduce the U-Boat Classico U-1001 47mm Limited Edition, a scaled down and dressed up version of the U-1001 diving watch, now available in-store at Matt Baily's.

  • Matt Baily Blog Cage Match - IWC Big Pilot 5002 vs. Panerai 1950 GMT PAM233

    2010 October 11