3 Top Ancient-Ruin Travel Destinations

This weekend sojourn, with summer nearly upon us, is the first in a series of amazing travel destinations. This week we focus on 3 top ancient places around the globe — all built in centuries BC. I have personally been to each of these ancient wonders and can honestly say the experience is exceptional. How…

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Marc A. Hayek Takes a Moment in Time to Discuss Breguet’s High-Tech yet Traditional Watchmaking at BaselWorld 2014 (Video)

At BaselWorld 2014 Breguet introduced, among other models, the final  rendition of the Classique Tourbillon extra-plat automatique (5377). Our close colleagues at International Watch talked with Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz,  during the fair about how the ultra-thin platinum watch’s unusual peripheral rotor, silicon components and long, 90-hour…

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Centuries-Old Regulator Watches Trend Again

From the resurgence of Art Deco shapes to the increased use of rose gold, the adage “What’s old is new again” is particularly true in watchmaking today, as artisans continue to build precision timepieces with reinterpreted motifs. Such is the case with regulator-dial watches. A regulator is a timepiece whose hour and minute hands are…

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Listening to Time with Breguet’s Musicale (VIDEO)

When touring the Breguet workshops in Switzerland recently, we got the opportunity to listen (and video record) the brand’s highly acclaimed classical “La Musicale” timepiece. The watch plays an aria either on demand or at the desired time, like a melodic reminder. It houses a patented musical mechanism that consists of a disk carrying music…

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One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Paris: Breguet Museum

Right in the heart of Paris is one of the best-kept secrets for watch lovers to explore: the Breguet Museum. Not intended to be a secret, the museum occupies the second floor of the brand’s flagship boutique in Place Vendome – and houses approximately 70 of the brand’s most illustrious historical pieces. It also lays…

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery Walk – Perfect for Halloween

If you are in Paris, it’s a great day to wander the historic walkways of the famed Pere Lachaise Cemetery. If you are not in Paris, we’ll take you on a little journey back in time.  Many notables are buried in this cemetery – and – if they paid for eternal resting space – you…

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