Jaquet Droz- Artful Androids

A spectacular three-part exhibition in Switzerland displays the science and art of the industry’s foremost automaton-maker and his short-lived dynasty: Pierre Jaquet Droz. It is justifiably called Automates et Merveilles (automata and miracles). Courtesy of WORLDTEMPUS Elizabeth DoerrThe back of the Draughtsman in Neuchâtel’s Museum of Art and History reveals the complicated set of cams…

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BREGUET – 200 Years of the Wristwatch World Tour

The Swatch Group-owned brand celebrates the 200th anniversary of the marque’s first wristwatch, completed in 1812. Festivities include a world tour of historic memorabilia, a look at the Reine de Naples collection inspired by the original and a finale expected in September. Portions as seen on WORLDTEMPUS – 5 May 2012 – Roberta Naas This…

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ATimelyEvent: Madison Avenue Watch Week, NYC

This week, beginning tonight and continuing through May 4, Madison Avenue  becomes the epicenter of haute horlogerie in New York City as many of the infest brands on the block open their doors to consumers – complete with a fine schedule of lectures, workshops and special displays. Collectors and connoisseurs are invited to preview the…

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A Timely Event: Breguet Celebrates 200th Anniversary of First Wristwatch in Geneva

In January, 2012, in Geneva, Breguet opens an exhibition entitled “1810-1812, Breguet makes the first wristwatch, fit for a Queen.” The exhibition pays homage to the Queen of Naples and celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first wristwatch on record –made over a two-year period culminating in 1812. The watch was ordered in 1810 by…

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Watch Stops: Pre-SIHH – Baume & Mercier Watches — The new Capeland

Baume & Mercier brings us a sneak peek today at one of the newest watches slated to be unveiled in January at SIHH in Geneva. The Capeland, a watch that epitomizes the brand’s seaside living philosophy of relaxed lifestyle, offers authenticity and strength of character.  Inspired by an historic single push-piece chronograph, circa, 1948, the…

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Around the World: Parmigiani Watches brings Sandoz Collection in NY

Last week we brought you a look at the new Parmigiani Oval watch with telescopic hands, and showed the original model the watch was based on. That model, along with hundreds of other amazing historical timepieces, snuff boxes, automatons and more, are part of the Maurice Sandoz Collection, and is on display at A La…

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