Watch Stops 2012: Pre-SIHH – Cartier Unleashes new Panther Watch

Cartier has long been synonymous with stunning panther motifs. Now, the brand unleashes its new Promenade d’une Panthere watch – and deftly does what only Cartier can do — create the panther in an ever more dramatic design. The haute horlogerie and haute joaillerie timepiece is like a dream to behold. Housing the caliber 9603…

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Time Capsules : Product – Hublot Watches Partners with Ferrari, Unveils Big Bang Ferrari

Well, ok, for those in the know, the Ferrari watch license has gone around the block more than a couple of  times. Way back a couple of decades ago, a division of the then Cartier Group was producing Ferrari accessories, writing instruments and timepieces. Then came the famous Girard-Perregaux alliance approximately a decade ago, followed…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Fun Facts – The Wristwatch from the 1920’s to 1940

Recently, we brought readers a little insight into the birth of the wristwatch – for those who enjoy a little history and some fun facts.  Continuing that saga, which covered the turn of and the first two decades of the 20th century (see that coverage here), we now bring you perspective on how the wristwatch…

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A Moment in Time: Top Chef Eric Ripert

Recently, in New York City, the renowned high-end Parisian seafood restaurant Le Bernardin, where famed chef Eric Ripert curates an exquisite menu, reopened with much fanfare. Ripert has worked as a chef since he was 17 years old, when he began at a famous restaurant in Paris (La Tour d’Argent).  At the age of 24,…

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Time Capsules: News – SIHH Sneak Peeks at watches coming in 2012

Baume & Mercier booth at SIHH 2011Those in the know in the watch world know that the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is just around the corner. In January, this by-invitation-only exhibition takes place in Geneva and it is the backdrop for the unveiling of the newest timepieces from some of the world’s foremost…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Fun Facts about the Birth of the Wristwatch

FoCartier Tank Watches, ca 1940sr those of you who are history buffs or those interested in a little more fun information to pack in to your thought processes about watches, we are bringing you a little insight into the just-over-a-century-old wristwatch era. Sure there are a few prior “watches for the wrist” on historical record…

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