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  • New In-Store: Rubber B Straps for Rolex

    2011 June 23

    New in store is a very cool product for your Rolex watches – Rubber B straps. Made in Switzerland with high quality vulcanized rubber, these straps are designed to perfectly match Rolex cases with form-fitted lugs and special end-pieces that connect to the Rolex OEM fliplock clasp.

  • 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.

  • Alpina Brings Back the Alpinist Spirit

    2007 December 14

    The dynamism of the brand is one of the commercial priorities, but the clue to succeed is to re-capture the 'Alpinist Spirit'. It is the Alpinist Spirit that made the brand so strong in the past.

  • 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.

  • Oprah Winfrey Wearing a Hamilton Navy GMT

    2009 September 21

    In the October Issue of O Magazine, Oprah Winfrey sports a Hamilton Khaky Navy GMT. The model that she wears is The gold-tone version with the white dial and white rubber strap. According to Hamilton, the talk-show legend chose the watch to wear during the cover shoot, but loved it so much that she decided to buy it after the shoot. She is seen wearing it throughout the issue along side (amongst others) Jay-Z, who is as always wearing an Audemars Piguet.

  • Review: Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48

    2008 February 19

    This week we'll be looking at the Admiral's Cup Tides 48mm, a sporty, stylish, and bold watch from Corum.

  • 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.

  • New U-Boat Model: U-51 Rattrapante

    2009 September 04

    Many new U-Boat models will be available at the beginning of September. One in particular sets itself apart from the rest. The U-51 Rattrapante offers, as the name suggests, a split-second chronograph as well as a massive 51mm case and an extremely fine brown alligator and rubber strap.

  • Bell Ross BR01 Tourbillon is finally in Canada

    2008 May 07

    After arriving under armed guard, the Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon is finally here, we have waited patiently since ordering it at the Basel fair a year ago. We carefully opened the beautiful Carbon Fiber box to expose the grey foam rubber that cradled this magnificent Instrument.

  • 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.

  • New Corum Models Leap Second 48

    2008 April 18

    Launched at Basel 2008, Corum comes up with some new models in Admirals Cup line. New models include: * Admirals Cup Challenge 44 Split Seconds * Admirals Cup Competition 40 * Romvlvs Chronograph * Romvlvs Big Date

  • New Bell & Ross BR02 Divers

    2012 June 15

    Bell & Ross is best known for it’s Instrument series of watches, but they produce a number of interesting designs. It’s the price of their fame – the massive popularity of the Instrument has overshadowed a lot of their other offerings, which is a shame as Bell & Ross produces some very interesting watches - that aren’t square. One of my favourites outside of the Instrument collection is the BR02 Diver, a massive 44mm tonneau-shaped tool watch that stands out in a sea of ho-hum dive watch designs.

  • The BR 01 94 Pro Titanium: A Symbol of Bell & Ross' Philosophy

    2009 October 01

    Bell & Ross has always manufactured watches to be fit for professional use. To assure this its designers and engineers adhere to four guiding principles. These are water resistance, precision, readability (legibility at a glance), and performance. The help of military, safety, and health professionals is often enlisted to ensure that these aspects are incorporated in each watch. The BR-01 94 Pro Titanium is a symbol of the French manufacturer's four guiding principles.

  • U-1001/1 Video Review from the U-Boat Booth at Baselworld 2010

    2010 May 06

    As part of our series of videos taken at the U-Boat booth at Baselworld 2010 Matt Baily presents the U-Boat U-1001/1. This 55mm, titanium, Italo Fontana creation is robust. These pieces are equipped with structural strength suited for professional, deep sea dives, but demarcated with signature U-Boat style rather than technical graduations and markings.

  • Pro Titanium robust durable and light!

    2008 December 17

    The latest in the line of Instruments to come out from Bell & Ross is the Pro Titanium BR01 94. Fashioned from the BR01 46mm size Instruments, but with a much more robust and rugged bezel, which is in line of the BR01 Tourbillon.

  • 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.

  • Michele Watches Tahitian Jelly Bean - Playful Luxury

    2010 May 13

    Michele watches just got even more fun with the addition of a new colourful collection. The Tahitian Jelly Bean collection is "as undeniably fun as [it] is luxurious." The collection is made up of six colour variations are priced bellow $400 in Canada.

  • Helpful Tips for Your Watches Long Life: Sport and Watches

    2008 January 22

    Always read the recommendations in the watch's manual as these will include advice about sporting activities. As a general rule, mechanical watches require particular caution and are best not worn for sports involving sudden or powerful movements, for example golf, mountain-biking, tennis or squash.

  • 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.

  • There's more than just Black and White on the BR03 94 Black and White

    2007 December 12

    The Bell & Ross BR03 94 Black and White Instrument gives the model a contrast and pop like the Limited Editions do, but making it part of the regular series. What impressed us the most is silver ring that frames the dial. It really gives this piece an added punch.

  • Bell & Ross BR Minuteur Tourbillon Pink Gold Limited Edition

    2010 February 09

    Once a masterpiece is conceived in the mind of the artist, it takes time and care to completed it. It must satisfy the stringent demands and expectations of collectors. It took most of a year since Bell & Ross unveiled their Minuteur models for the first one to be available to the public, but for thirty lucky collectors it will be worth the wait.