A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

A Moment in Time: Octavio Garcia Brings Audemars Piguet Full Circle

Born and raised in the South Side of Chicago, Octavio Garcia is one of Switzerland’s foremost watch designers today. In fact, the 43-year-old designer holds the position of Chief Artistic Officer at Audemars Piguet, one of the world’s finest privately owned  Swiss luxury watch brands, and has spearheaded the design of the brand’s 40th anniversary…

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Around the World: Jaeger-LeCoultre Brings Hand Made Straps to New Level in Fine Watchmaking

It isn’t every day – or maybe it isn’t any day – until now – -that a haute horlogerie watch brand goes as far as creating a hand-made cordovan (horse leather) strap for just its USA followers. But then, Jaeger-LeCoultre isn’t just any brand. Last week, I had the amazing privilege of flying to Argentina…

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Atimely Event: TimeCrafters in NYC in September 2012

 Generally, watch collectors and connoisseurs, as well as lovers of top-quality haute horology have to travel to Switzerland to see the finest selections of newest timepieces from the world’s best watchmakers. Now, however,  the best of the best can be seen right here in the USA – in New York City’s historical Park Avenue Armory…

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Time Capsules: Tutima Unveils Really Intriguing Grand Classics

The Grand Classic Chrono retails for $4,100; the Grand Classic Automatic retails for $1,900. Recently we brought you the news about German watch brand Tutima’s grand relocation back to its roots – with a new factory opening in Glashutte. To celebrate that return, the brand unveiled the stunning minute repeater Hommage watch, and you can…

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Around the World – Made in Nepal Watches by Kobold

This watchmaker with headquarters in Pittsburgh and a penchant for embracing adventure opens a subsidiary in Kathmandu run by Sherpas and presents two locally assembled watches of unusual quality. WORLDTEMPUS – 30 March 2012 Elizabeth Doerr When a Westerner hears the word “Sherpa,” he or she immediately associates it with mountain climbing. There is a…

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