Tom Vanduyne

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This College Dropout Made Almost $1 Billion Betting on Horses. Now He's Finally Telling How He Did It

Beating the odds was so easy that when he won $13 million on a single horse race once, he never bothered to cash the ticket.<p>Does gambling on horse racing seem like a good career path? For a college dropout from Pittsburgh who spent years figuring out how to increase the odds, it became amazingly …

This Watch Combines a Mechanical Movement With Smartwatch Features

As smartwatches become more widely adopted, a burgeoning new segment of watches– the so-called hybrid smartwatch — has emerged to combine the …

Watches

Introducing: The Oris Aquis Clipperton Limited Edition (Live Pics & Pricing)

By most accounts, Clipperton Island is the most remote coral atoll in the world. Located in the Pacific Ocean, west of South America, the nearest …

Introducing the Oris Aquis Clipperton Limited Edition

Oris has a proven track record of supporting efforts to conserve and restore the world’s oceans, efforts often commemorated through Limited Edition …

This Over-Engineered Chronograph Is Sinn’s Latest Watch

In 1997, German watchmaker Sinn partnered with the German government to create the EZM 1, a rugged titanium chronograph used by the German Zentrale …

Saving the Reefs with Oris and the Aquis Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

The watch industry is a fascinating one, and most of the time it exists within a vacuum. But when the industry stands up and makes a real difference …

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound unsalted butter, softened<br>• 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<br>• 4 large eggs, at room temperature<br>• 4¼ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 18 ounces (2 bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. In a stand mixer with a …

Baselworld 2017 Preview: Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

Alpina in the 1960s made many dive watches. And one of its best-known examples, at least in Switzerland, was a masculine model called Seastrong. This year Alpina connects its modern corporate identity with that historic design by creating the Seastrong Horological Smartwatch.<p>You’ll recall that …

Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 Watch

In the past couple of years, many brands have dug into their archives to release reissues or vintage-inspired pieces. Some have been hits, while some …

Ben and Jerry's bourbon ice cream seems like a dream, but it's real

Let's get real: drinking and ice cream are where a hefty portion of our incomes are going to go for the foreseeable future (especially since the …

Ice Cream

Limited edition £13,500 Donkey Kong watch has been released

Hardcore Donkey Kong fans listen up, because a one-of-a-kind, Nintendo themed timepiece has officially been released.<p>Luxury Swiss watchmaker …

Retrogaming

Somehow, in horse racing, the show (bet) still goes on

Even the smartest people sometimes get their wisdom from strange places.<p>Take Jon White, a horse racing encyclopedia, who doubles as the morning-line oddsmaker at Santa Anita.<p>He cites a 1975 television episode of the "The Odd Couple," a show based on a Neil Simon play about a sportswriter/gambler …

The Secrets Inside Volvo's Transient Supercharger

Power couple<p>The appeal of twin-charging is obvious: the sledgehammer top end of a turbo complemented by a belt-driven supercharger's linear grunt and low-end power boost. But packaging and driveability concerns have relegated this tech to the weirdo-sphere of microcars and homologation specials. …

Kosovo, Montenegro premiers meet in neighboring Albania

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Officials say the prime ministers of Kosovo and Montenegro have met for talks on bilateral and regional issues.<p>A statement …

Volvo Reveals 2016 XC90 Interior

When a designer tells us a new interior is coming, usually we just nod. When that designer is Thomas Ingenlath, the designer who determines what “Volvo” means to our eyeballs, our ears stand up like those of an elkhound that just heard the word “walk.” Ingenlath is the chief emotion stirrer behind …

4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

Still ticking: The improbable survival of the luxury watch business

On 17 March 2016, the watch manufacturer Breitling opened a lavish new stall at Baselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair, to show off its latest marvels. There was the Avenger Hurricane, a beefy black and yellow extravaganza in a special polymer casemade specifically to survive all extremes of …

Watches

Hands-On with the Eza Sealander

In the world of micro brands, one way to get ahead is to start something new with the name of something old. To take a defunct brand an revive it, …

Here's The Best Doughnut Shop In Your State

Better than cupcakes, as classic as apple pie.

Dessert

Why Retail Price Reductions Are The Biggest Challenge For The Luxury Watch Industry Today

Since the early 2000s, the luxury watch industry has consistently increased prices regularly, almost like clockwork (…golf clap…), and not only because of demanding shareholders and aggressive revenue expectations by corporate owners. Rapid “bubble-style” growth in developing nations as well as …

Volvo

The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational vehicle assembling company has its headquarters in Gothenburg. While its core business is the manufacture, …

A DATE(JUST) TO REMEMBER

James Dowling is the editor-in-chief of Timezone.com, an influential watch forum, and author of The Best of Time – Rolex Wristwatches. An archaeologist and historian, he has written for both general and watch magazines on four continents.<p>Nowadays, it is not considered acceptable for adults to have …

Alpina - Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph

<b>Alpina</b> introduced a new version of its new <b>Startimer Pilot Automatic Chronograph</b> featuring a vertical "bi-compax" counter layout and distinctive …

new developments for 2018

Conquest V.H.P.<p>Chronograph<p>SCROLL TO EXPLORE<p>The Conquest V.H.P. by Longines offers new sporty models<p>The Conquest V.H.P. represents a new achievement …

The Discovery, and Remarkable Recovery, of the King Tut’s Tomb of Silent-Era Cinema

Nearly four decades ago, a treasure trove of film from the early 20th century was found, underneath a hockey rink, in the remote Canadian town of Dawson City. In anticipation of Bill Morrison’s new documentary, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Lawrence Weschler dives into how and why the Dawson City …

The incredible history of Volvo's transformation into a true luxury brand

On the heels of the hugely successful introduction of the XC90 luxury SUV, Volvo introduced its new flagship luxury sedan — the S90. The new S90 replaced the company's S80 sedan. Although still a nice car, the current S80 has been on sale with minimal revision for nearly a decade. It is certainly …

Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium Watch Review

With the Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium watch, Hublot has created a thin, lightweight watch with the edge of its siblings and a new …

Resident Evil The Final Chapter trailer: Milla Jovovich reveals teaser

The end is near for Alice.<p>Milla Jovovich shared on Friday the teaser for <i>Resident Evil: The Final Chapter</i>, the last planned movie of the franchise. …

Movies

Volvo Concepts Preview Upcoming 40 Series Entry-Level Models

A glimpse at the XC40 and next-gen compact sedan<p>After days of teasing via Snapchat, Volvo has finally unveiled its two new concept cars, the 40.1 and 40.2, which preview the upcoming entry-level 40 Series models that will slot under the next-generation 60 Series. Underpinned by the CMA platform, …

China's Volvo Owner Li Shufu Brings Key Financial Exec Back To Geely Board

China auto industry billionaire Li Shufu, the main owner of Volvo Car Corp. and Geely Automobile Holdings, has brought one of his key financial executives back onto Geely Auto’s board of directors.<p>Daniel Li, 46, was named vice chairman and executive director at Hong Kong-listed Geely Automobile …