Video: The Tourbillon and Stephen Forsey

In one of the more amazing videos made by or friends at www.AWJOnlineTV.com, this video brings you up close and personal with the stunning Greubel-Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Degrees. Herein, Stephen Forsey, watchmaker extraordinaire, explains the concept of the tourbillon (invented more than 200 years ago by Abraham Louis Breguet) and its ability to compensate…

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Time Capsules: News – Christies New York Auction to Bring Big Names

Patek Henry Graves 1913 watchA custom-engraved Patek Philippe pocket-watch from the collection of American business titan Henry Graves Jr., or a superb collection of watches from award-winning “Without A Trace” actor Anthony LaPaglia are among the exciting watches coming up at the Christies December 14 sale of Important Watches in New York. The upcoming auction…

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Around the World – Boutique Blitz on Madison Ave

Timepiece lovers who favor the intimacy of watch boutiques have no shortage of options in New York; but lately, these upscale designs seem to be undergoing a revival. Need proof? Stroll no further than Madison Avenue starting at 60th Street, and head north to the mid 70’s. The gang’s all here in fashion and jewelry…

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Trend Report: Tourbillons

Greubel-Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° mechanism.Ok so in today’s day and age, many will admit that there may not really be a NEED for a tourbillon escapement – after all, our mechanical watches have reached such a sophisticated state of watchmaking that they already are incredibly accurate. Still, these devices remain a pinnacle of watchmaking feats,…

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Trend Report: Platinum Watches

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 with perpetual calendar and equation of time that indicates the difference between real solar time and average solar time. It is a 457-part movement with 30 jewels and 14 days of power reserve. www.vacheron-constantin.com.Ok, well it may be difficult to say the rarest metal on earth is a trend…

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