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

Time Capsules: CONTEST — Enter To Win the Newest Patek Philippe Book

Last Saturday we reviewed the newest book on Patek Philippe timepieces by John Reardon,Patek Philippe in America Reference Guide, Volume 1, which presents close to every Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch and pocket watch produced in order by reference number from 1935 through to 1995. (see our November 26, 2010 Blog entry) The book is created…

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Time Capsules: Product –Ulysse Nardin Engineers Time for Women

This bold Executive Dual Time watch from Ulysse Nardin is marks another great stride for Ulysse Nardin in its mechanical watches for women move. Following the success of its women’s Caprice and Lady Diver lines, among others, the brand has been unveiling significant individual pieces that have been garnering special attention. Most notable of late…

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Time Capsules: Product –Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Openworked

There’s a reason the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is called the Royal Oak. We can dispense with the history, though. One look at this stunning Royal Oak Openworked (a fancy term for skeleton) watch makes it all breathtakingly clear – it’s simply Royal in its look.  At once both classically elegant and yet boldly contemporary,…

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Time Capsules: News — A Testament in Time: Rolex USA’s Allen Brill Dies

Last night I learned of the passing of one of the more special men in our industry. Allen Brill, President and CEO of Rolex USA, passed away over the weekend after a short battle with lung cancer.  I was quite saddened by the news.  Not just because the watch industry has lost a great leader…

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Trend Report: Pilot’s Watches

Alberto Santos Dumont ©CartierTaking to the skies isn’t as easy as it looks. It took Orville Wright many attempts more than 100 years ago before he got his first biplane to fly over Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 – but thank goodness he kept on trying.  Since then flying has taken on all new dimensions.…

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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrities and what they Wear

This Thanksgiving week was filled with family visits and mingling with watch aficionados on a more comfortable, easy level, as we all just relaxed and enjoyed good food and wine. One evening in Philadelphia a friend and newly-started watch collector asked me what the celebrities wear – both on and off the big screen.  It…

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